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The Masters of International Affairs and Global Enterprise (MIAGE) program was established to combine the study of international business, international law, and international social sciences, instilling students with comprehensive, operational knowledge of how multinational organizations function in the global market. The program's interdisciplinary core steeps students in economics, law, research methods, political science, international management, and cultural competency. The MIAGE program is one of few its kind.

The goal of offering the IAGE certificate is to allow a greater number of people to receive professional training in the field. The certificate will provide a standalone professional credential for career development as well as an area specialty competence and profile building tool for current graduate students.



MIAGE tuition costs fluctuate due to differential tuition. The added costs of differential tuition are approximately $700/credit for business courses $500/credit for IAGE courses, and $350/credit for law courses.

To estimate the cost of the program, please use the University of Utah's tuition estimator


Required courses 

The MIAGE certificate consists of 5 courses totaling 15 credits:

Introductory course designed to prepare students for success throughout the MIAGE certificate. Provides students with foundational knowledge of the disciplines that support the certificate's curriculum and how those fields connect to inform international affairs and global enterprise. Familiarizes students with the foundations of the three sectors that provide infrastructure, services and goods in international affairs and global enterprise: public organizations (governments and NGOs), non-profit organizations, and for profit organizations (corporations and small businesses). Guides students in the early development of their post-MIAGE career goals. Introduces students to foundational principles of public and quasi-public governance, non-profit management, and corporate strategy and management. You can view the syllabus here.

This course is designed to prepare students to be managers in an international setting. It does this by exposing students to a wide variety of issues related to exporting, importing, and foreign investment. The class will be divided into 6 units which will address international business and its cultural foundations, management of the systems governing international trade and U.S. trade policy, intellectual property rights considerations, performing broad due diligence, managing risk in an international setting, and the specific strategic tactics of doing business internationally. You can view the syllabus here.

 Concentrates on the history and functions of public (IGO) and private (NGO) international organizations. Special efforts will be devoted to examining the changing roles of both IGOs and NGOs with relations to both member and non-member states. You can view the syllabus here.

History and character of international law, the United Nations, the sources of international law, states in international law, international organizations, and the law of treaties. Examines issues such as international human rights law, the peaceful settlement of disputes, and the use of force. Surveys the different `schools' of international law and the very different approaches they adopt towards the nature, history and future of international law.

A two part course, in sequence. Part I is a microeconomics focus, emphasizing firm and industrial organization, imperfect competition theory and empirical evidence; Part II is a macroeconomics focus, emphasizing national development interactions with the MNE and international trade and empirical evidence. You can view the syllabus here.


Graduation requirements
  • The 15 credit graduate certificate may be taken matriculated or non-matriculated.
  • 9 credits taken non-matriculated may be counted toward a graduate degree if the student enrolls in a graduate program after beginning certificate course work.
  • Students must earn at least a C- in each course.
  • All students must notify the MIAGE Program Manager of their desire to be awarded the certificate at the beginning of their last semester of study. It is encouraged to notify the Program Manager at the beginning of the certificate program for assistance in registering.
  • Matriculated students will be awarded their certificate at the same time as their graduate degree.
Interested in the miage certificate?

Please contact MIAGE Program Manager Beth Henke.  

Last Updated: 9/21/20