The core field, which normally is completed in the first year of study, provides
the foundation necessary for understanding international trade and investment
issues. The core includes courses in economics, history, and political science.
In addition, students take a quantitative methods course to complete the
In their first year, students must take the following courses in a cohort with other ITIP students.
6283 Survey of International Trade Theory and Policy
- ECON 6284 Survey
of International Macroeconomics and Finance Theory and Policy
- PSC 6439 International
Students should review microeconomics prior to taking ECON 6283 and macroeconomics
prior to taking ECON 6284.
Quantitative Methods Requirement
Professionals in international trade and investment careers must
have the ability to analyze and reason from quantitative data. To this end
students are required to take a second-level course in statistics or an introductory
course in econometrics. Training in this area provides important advantages
when seeking employment.
Courses satisfying the requirement include:
- DNSC 6277 Applied
Forecasting and Time-Series Analysis for Managers
- DNSC 6274 Statistical
Modeling and Analysis
- ECON 2123 Introduction
- IAFF 6198 Advanced
Students are expected to have current knowledge of at least introductory statistics
before enrolling in these courses. Consult the GW
Graduate and Undergraduate Bulletins for the specific prerequisites of