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IAGE Certificate

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 a few of 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 expenses of differential tuition are approximately $700/credit for business courses, $600/credit for IAGE courses, and $450/credit for law courses.

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


Certificate Curriculum

The MIAGE certificate consists of 5 courses totaling 15 credits:

IAGE 6800 Foundations of International Affairs and Global Enterprise is designed to be an integrative offering and culminating in an independent research and writing project that demonstrates the student's in-depth knowledge and understanding of a particular internationally-related topic. This should be a business or management-related topic explored from a socio-cultural or political economy context and drawing from different disciplines. The project provides students with the opportunity to integrate themes developed throughout the program. Attention will be given to ethical quandaries in cross-cultural and international administrative transactions.

MGT 6790 International Management 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.

POLS 6630 Foundations of International Organizations 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 regarding both member and non-member states.

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.

ECON 6520 Multinational Firms: International Trade and Investment has 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.


Completion 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.


To apply for the MIAGE certificate, Please visit our staff page to contact the MIAGE Program Manager. 

Last Updated: 9/6/23