International Trade and Investment Policy

This program was renamed International Economic Policy beginning in Fall 2019. Please visit our International Economic Policy page for the current program description.

The Elliott School’s Master of Arts in International Trade & Investment Policy (ITIP) is an interdisciplinary program that equips students with a strong foundation to analyze challenges at the heart of the global economic system. Our concentration areas in trade policy, finance, international business, and development are ideal for students seeking exposure to the economics skills used in policy and business administration.

Our evening classes accommodate the busy schedules of working professionals and open pathways through which full-time students can explore internships in international organizations, consulting firms, and government agencies. The ITIP alumni network provides professional internship and job opportunities for students from all over the world.


Alumni talk about their experience in the ITIP program.



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Program of Study

Areas of focus include the economics and politics of international trade and finance, as well as econometrics and additional specialized training in international economics, finance, and business. Coursework in these fields focuses on U.S. trade policy, the effects of international trade on developing countries, emerging market financial crises, and managing firms in developing countries.


Program of Study




Students select a Concentration that allows them to specialize and develop marketable skills to complete their education. 



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Where You'll Go 

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Our graduates continue to pursue a wide variety of exciting careers in diplomacy and public service, business, security, conflict resolution, development and public health. For 2016 graduates, the top employers included: 

  • Capgemini Government Solutions
  • Economics Partners, LLC
  • Goldman Sachs
  • International Monetary Fund
  • Overseas Private Investment Corporation
  • TD International 
  • U.S. International Trade Commission

While you study with us and even once you leave, we'll provide you with resources and support to help you get the job you've always wanted post-graduation. From career counseling, workshops, site visits and information sessions, The Graduate Student Career Development Center has a variety of tools and tips to get you to where you want to be.