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MIAGE Course Descriptions - Core Courses

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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.

Successful leaders in the 21st century need to develop effective multicultural skills and a global mindset in order to be effective in an ever shrinking world. Organizations are desperate to hire executives who are willings to constantly learn the intricacies of intercultural communication.

Provides students with critical personal and corporate international networking tools. Utilizes cases, models, and class discussions to analyze culture models, ethical behaviors, and cross-cultural adaptation. Explores expatriate selection and women in international buseinss. Other topics include: building organizations around the global customer; intercultural effectiveness; competing with integrity in global business; global business strategies. 

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.

Explores the relationship between politics and economics in international relations. Fundamental objective is to enable the student to understand the ways in which politics and economics interact in the international arena.

Meets with SOC 5110. The logic of social research; methods of data collection; ethics in social research; problem formation, conceptualization, operationalization, reliability and validity, research design, and preparation or research proposals.

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: 10/6/17