Master of Arts in the Field of International Affairs, International Economic Affairs Concentration

Take ECON 6283 Survey of International Trade Theory and Policy and ECON 6284 Survey of International Macroeconomics and Finance Theory and Policy to satisfy the core requirement in economics.

Demonstrate proficiency in introductory statistics. This statistics requirement can be met by having taken a satisfactory undergraduate course, an equivalent course at USDA or STAT 1051, 1053, 1111 or IAFF 6501 at GW.

Complete 12 credits for the major field from the courses listed below. At least 6 credits must be from ECON courses.

Economics courses
Choose two or more:
PPPA 6014Microeconomics for Public Policy II
PPPA 6015Benefit-Cost Analysis
ECON 6237Economics of the Environment and Natural Resources
ECON 6250Survey of Economic Development
ECON 6255Economics of Technological Change
ECON 6269Economy of China I
ECON 6271Economy of Japan
ECON 6285Economic Development of Latin America
ECON 6293Topics in International Finance
ECON 6295Special Topics
• Economic Conditions: Analysis and Forecasting
• Economic Analysis of International Trade Law
• Applied Behavioral Economics
• Applied Industrial Organization
• Applied Labor Economics and Public Policy
• Applied Financial Derivatives
• Economic Forecasting
Supporting courses
Choose a maximum of two:
IAFF 6142Technology Creation/Diffusion
IAFF 6198Special Topics in International Trade and Investment Policy
• 21st Century Trade Policies: Issues and Strategy
• Corruption, Development, and Governance
• Advanced Quantitative Analysis
• Strategy and Political Economy
• Digital Trade and Global Governance Issues
IAFF 6358Special Topics in Latin American and Hemispheric Studies
• Oil: Industry, Economy, and Society
• Political Economy of the Middle East
IBUS 6202Regional Strategy for Multinationals
IBUS 6297International Management Experience
IBUS 6301International Business Finance
PSC 6439International Political Economy
Skills courses (Elliott School) and Corporate Finance/Accounting (Business School)
The following is a list of recommended skills courses. Please note that only ONE MBAD course can be used as a skills course with the IA degree.
IAFF 6502Professional Skills I
• Analyzing International Economic Data
• Financial Statement Analysis
• Micro-Enterprise Lending
• Nuts and Bolts of U.S. Trade Policy
IAFF 6503Professional Skills II
• Negotiating Skills
• Understanding the U.S. Federal Budget
• Intro to Gaming and Simulations
MBAD 6211Financial Accounting
MBAD 6234Financial Management

Note: Special/Selected Topics courses change often
Check the schedule of classes for each semester's offerings. With permission of the program director, other Special/Selected Topics courses not listed here may be used to fulfill program requirements.