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MIAGE Course Descriptions - Core Courses


Required Core Courses

Seven total (21 credits); eight (24 credits) if internship required

Introductory course designed to prepare students for success throughout their MIAGE program. Provides students with foundational knowledge of the disciplines that support the program'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.

Meets with 5520. 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.

Meets with POLS 5630. Graduate students should register for POLS 6630 and will be held to higher standards and/or additional work. 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.

Introduces scholarly approaches to research and problem solving: assessing relevant literature, formulating research questions, generating relevant evidence, and constructing reasoned arguments. Focuses on desing issues of experimental, quasi-experimental, non-experimental and interpretive methodologies as well as standards for evaluating research.

One course required. To be selected from the options listed under electives.

Required if no applicable prior experience working for an international organization. Approval of the Director is required to waive International Internship. A semester long internship should be completed in which you work in an international role for a multinational firm/business, a nongovernmental organization, or a governmental organization.

Provide students with interactive and individualistic synthesis of program-wide learning, opportunities to prepare students for entry into the job market, program closure, assessment of learning, and guidance on final major research paper.

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Last Updated: 7/7/20