International Commerce and Policy, MA

No other school in the Washington, D.C., area offers a program like this one. Broader than an MBA and more focused than a master’s in international affairs, George Mason University’s International Commerce and Policy (ICP) program will immerse you in the nexus of business, economics, international relations, and public policy. You will develop the skills and expertise in global finance, investment, trade, and development to excel and lead in the public and private sectors, multinational organizations, NGO’s, nonprofits, and consulting firms.

ICP is an innovative master’s degree program for current and aspiring private and public sector professionals who seek the knowledge and skills to be effective in an increasingly complex world marketplace. Designed to provide the practical tools needed to compete in the global economy, this interdisciplinary program explores the way business, technology, law, economics, and public policy affect complex cross-border activities. Unlike traditional international affairs programs, ICP focuses on international economic issues such as global trade and investment. It is also distinguished from an MBA program by providing training in the political, technological, cultural, and social aspects of the global economy.

Located in the Washington, D.C., Area

Classes are offered in Mason’s Schar School in the Washington, D.C., area on Mason’s Arlington campus in Virginia. Our great location offers students an opportunity to study with leading scholars and practitioners closely connected to the epicenter of policymaking and public service. Classes are offered in the evening to accommodate working professionals.

Renowned Faculty

The ICP program includes many renowned scholars and practitioners, including:

  • Kenneth Reinert, is the director of the program, has consulted the WTO, the World Bank, and the U.S. Department of Commerce. He teaches and researches economic policy, international development and economics, and trade policy.
  • Stuart Malawer is an expert in economic development, international trade law, national security law, trade policy, and the World Trade Organization.
  • Desmond Dinan is an expert on the European Union and global goverance.
  • Hilton Root is a policy specialist in international political economy and development.
  • Janine Wedel, an anthropologist, focuses on the privatization of public and foreign policy, corruption and the state, and development and foreign aid.

WITA Partnership

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Because George Mason’s Schar School is a group member of the Washington International Trade Association, students enrolled in the ICP program automatically become members, taking full advantage of WITA’s benefits, including networking, programming, volunteering, and more.

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