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

See note regarding special topics and MBAD courses.*

Students pursing this concentration must take ECON 6283 and ECON 6284 as part of the core field requirement for the master’s degree program. These courses do not count toward the concentration.
Students also must demonstrate proficiency in introductory statistics. Means of demonstrating proficiency include, but are not limited to, prior satisfactory completion of undergraduate statistics coursework, or STAT 1051, 1053, 1111 or IAFF 6501 at GW. Students should consult the Program Director as soon as possible following matriculation into the program regarding additional ways in which this requirement may be fulfilled.
Required—at least 6 credits from the following:
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 6292Topics in International Trade (Economics of U.S. Trade Policy)
ECON 6292Topics in International Trade (Technology, Trade, and the Multinational Firm)
ECON 6293Topics in International Finance
ECON 6295Special Topics (Economic Conditions: Analysis and Forecasting)
ECON 6295Special Topics (Economic Analysis of International Trade Law)
ECON 6295Special Topics (Applied Behavioral Economics)
ECON 6295Special Topics (Applied Industrial Organization)
ECON 6295Special Topics (Applies Labor Economics and Public Policy)
ECON 6295Special Topics ((Applied Financial Derivatives)
ECON 6295Special Topics (Economic Forecasting)
PPPA 6014Microeconomics for Public Policy II
PPPA 6015Benefit-Cost Analysis
Supporting courses (6 credits)
IAFF 6142Technology Creation/Diffusion
IAFF 6198Special Topics in International Trade and Investment Policy (21st Century Trade Policies: Issues and Strategy)
IAFF 6198Special Topics in International Trade and Investment Policy (Corruption, Development, and Governance)
IAFF 6198Special Topics in International Trade and Investment Policy (Advanced Quantitative Analysis)
IAFF 6198Special Topics in International Trade and Investment Policy (Strategy and Political Economy)
IAFF 6198Special Topics in International Trade and Investment Policy (Digital Trade and Global Governance Issues)
IAFF 6358Special Topics in Latin American and Hemispheric Studies (Migration, Remittances, and Development in Latin America)
IAFF 6358Special Topics in Latin American and Hemispheric Studies (Economic and Social Development of Latin America)
IAFF 6378Special Topics in Middle East Studies (Oil: Industry, Economy, and Society)
IAFF 6378Special Topics in Middle East Studies (Political Economy of the Middle East)
IBUS 6202Regional Strategy for Multinationals
IBUS 6297International Management Experience
IBUS 6301International Business Finance
IBUS 6405Legal Aspects of International and Multinational Business
PSC 6439International Political Economy
Recommended skills courses
IAFF 6502Professional Skills I (Analyzing International Economic Data)
IAFF 6502Professional Skills I (Developing Trade Policy Options)
IAFF 6502Professional Skills I (Financial Statement Analysis)
IAFF 6502Professional Skills I (Micro-Enterprise Lending)
IAFF 6502Professional Skills I (Nuts and Bolts of U.S. Trade Policy)
IAFF 6503Professional Skills II (The Art and Practice of Global Investing)
IAFF 6503Professional Skills II (Negotiating Skills)
IAFF 6503Professional Skills II (Understanding the U.S. Federal Budget)
MBAD 6211Financial Accounting *
MBAD 6234Financial Management *

*Specific subject matter covered in special/selected topics courses varies by semester. Consult the Schedule of Classes for each semester's offerings. Topics courses not listed here may be used to fulfill program requirements if approved by the Program Director.

Only one MBAD skills course can be used within the International Affairs degree.