Master of Arts in International Business and Policy
An Alliance with a Global Edge
Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business and Walsh School of Foreign Service partner to deliver the Master of Arts in International Business and Policy. The program blends the strengths of the oldest and most highly regarded school of foreign service in the world with a top-tier business school with proven experience in educating global, principled leaders who serve business and society.
A Curriculum Designed for Working Professionals
The M.A. in International Business and Policy curriculum provides an understanding of the frameworks and mechanisms that drive business and international relations and explores those concepts in contemporary global issues. Each student also completes a social action project that offers the opportunity to research a real-world issue, and under the guidance of a faculty mentor and/or partner organization, create an action plan to address it.
The program is delivered in six one-week in-person modules and two four-week online courses over a 12-month period. Four of the in-person modules take place on Georgetown’s Washington, D.C. campus, and two modules are held outside of the United States in Santiago, Chile and Frankfurt, Germany.
Each in-person module consists of three courses: one McDonough School of Business course, one Walsh School of Foreign Service course, and one theme course incorporating several industry practitioners, site visits, and relevant coursework pertaining to current events.
The modular format of the program makes it particularly attractive for working professionals employed in government, nonprofits, multinational corporations, and other international organizations.
Module Themes and Overview
MODULE 1: INTRODUCTION TO THE GLOBAL ECONOMY, WASHINGTON, D.C.
Examines the concept of globalization from both a country and company perspective. Students are introduced to frameworks of political economy, economic openness, and market access.
MODULE 2: THE MINDSET OF A GLOBAL MANAGER, WASHINGTON, D.C.
Re-conceptualizes the business and politics of globalization for the manager working in a multinational corporation, international NGO, or government agency.
MODULE 3: A SMALL, OPEN ECONOMY GOES GLOBAL, SANTIAGO, CHILE
Investigates Chile’s decisions to open up to investment and free trade. Highly regarded in Latin America, Chile presents a model to evaluate when considering other developing countries and their global aspirations.
Online Course 1
MODULE 4: GLOBAL BUSINESS STRATEGY, WASHINGTON, D.C.
Evaluates and develops relevant frameworks for devising a global strategy for business and politics. Students observe the challenges and opportunities presented by international expansion.
MODULE 5: CRISIS AND THE FUTURE OF EUROPE, FRANKFURT, GERMANY
Considers the possible scenarios emerging from current financial and political uncertainty in Europe.
Online Course 2
MODULE 6: THE FUTURE OF THE GLOBAL ECONOMY, WASHINGTON, D.C.
Aggregates perspectives on the future challenges presented by market access, trade, investment, international institutions, currency integration, and anti-globalization.
This interdisciplinary program prepares our students to be global ready, providing them with the skillsets and mindset needed to engage the global economy more strategically.
The M.A. in International Business and Policy program is designed for working professionals, with a minimum of five years of work experience, who wish to advance in their careers by gaining a deeper understanding of business and international relations. Typically, candidates work in business, government, financial organizations, multinational corporations, or non-governmental organizations.
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Last updated May 4, 2018