Master’s in International Commerce and Policy
Broader than an MBA and more focused than a degree in international affairs, the Master's in International Commerce and Policy program at the Schar School will immerse you in the nexus of international business, economics, international relations, and public policy.
No other school in the Washington, D.C. area offers a program like this one. As a student in the Master’s in International Commerce and Policy program, 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.
The international commerce and policy program at George Mason University's Schar School of Policy and Government 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, the Master's in International Commerce and Policy program 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.
CURRICULUM AND COURSE SCHEDULE
The Master of Arts in International Commerce and Policy program requires 12 courses (36 total credits). International commerce courses are held in the evenings on Mason’s Arlington, Virginia campus, and students may take the program on a part-time or full-time basis. From Global Trade Relations, Global Political Economy, and Global Financial Crises and Institutions to Economics, Global Development, and Global Finance, Investment, and Trade, the international commerce program coursework will prepare you for influential roles in international relations, business, and policymaking.
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