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Government agencies, nonprofit organizations or for-profit entities operating internationally hire graduates who are trained to take on complex global issues. The MIAGE degree  at the University of Utah trains globally sensitive administrators and employees.

The degree is a 39 credit hour degree program. Students without prior experience with an international organization are also required to complete an internship, for a total of 42 credit hours.

Curriculum is divided into seven core courses and six elective courses. Students also complete a major research project. It is possible under certain circumstances to finish the degree in 18 months.

Core Curriculum

  • Foundations of International Affairs and Global Enterprise
    (IAGE 6800)
  • International Management
    (MGT 6790)
  • Multinational Firms: International Trade and Investment
    (ECON 6520)
  • Foundations of International Organizations
    (POLS 6630)
  • Research Design for Public Administrators
    (PADMN 6289)
  • Law course- selected options from Law School
  • Capstone Seminar in International Relations and Global Enterprise (IAGE 6900)
  • International Affairs and Global Enterprise Internship (if required)
    (IAGE 6910)

View Core Course Descriptions

Elective Curriculum

Students choose 6 elective courses from Accounting, Anthropology, Communications, Economics, Finance, Geography, Management, Marketing, Entrepreneurship,  Political Science (including Public Administration), Sociology, and Strategy.

Students may also complete an international internship for elective credit (PUBPL 6920 - International Affairs and Global Enterprise Internship.) This is required for students who do not have prior international experience. 

MIAGE seeks applicants who desire to complement the knowledge they obtained during their undergraduate studies with a deeper understanding of global enterprises and the legal, political, cultural and socio-economic contexts in which these organizations exist.

View Elective Course Descriptions

View Sample Course Schedule

We hope the website will be useful to you, but we also welcome your questions - please contact us at 801-585-7834 or send us an email for more information.


Dr. Steve Bannister
Program Director

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Last Updated: 7/7/20