International Trade and Investment Policy Program of Study

To earn your Master of Arts in International Trade and Investment Policy you must successfully complete our 40 credit program which includes 12 credits of core courses, 12 credits in your chosen Concentration field, 15 credits of electives and a 1 credit Capstone course. 

 

Master of Arts in International Trade and Investment Policy Program of Study

 

In their first year, students must take the following courses in a cohort with other ITIP students:

ECON 6283 Survey of International Trade Theory and Policy

ECON 6284 Survey of International Macroeconomics and Finance Theory and Policy

PSC 6439 International Political Economy

Students are required to take a second-level course in statistics or an introductory course in econometrics. 

Courses satisfying the requirement include

IAFF 6198 Advanced Quantitative Methods

PPPA 6013 Econometrics - Policy Research I

ECON 2123 Introduction to Econometrics

DNSC 6274 Statistical Modeling and Analysis

DNSC 6209 Forecasting for Analytics

IAFF 6199 International Trade & Investment Policy Capstone

Students will take 15 credits of elective coursework that provides a further opportunity to develop skills and expand knowledge necessary to succeed in a competitive world. For example, students can use these credits for additional study in accounting and finance, economic analysis, history and political science courses focused on a region, foreign language study (up to 6 credits), or special one-credit skills courses (up to 3 credits).


Concentration Field

Students will select a Concentration that allows them to specialize and develop marketable skills in one of the following four areas. You can find specific course listings for your chosen Analytical Competency in the GW Bulletin.

Choose at least four:

ECON 6237 Economics of Environment and Natural Resources

ECON 6250 Survey of Economic Development

ECON 6269 Economy of China

ECON 6285 Economic Development of Latin America

ECON 6292 Economics of U.S. Trade Policy

ECON 6293 Emerging Markets Capital Flows and Crises

ECON 6295 Economic Conditions Analysis and Forecasting

ECON 6295 Economic Analysis of International Trade Law

ECON 6295 Energy Economics

ECON 6295 Economics of Middle East and North Africa

IAFF 6138 Global Food Security

IAFF 6138 Private Sector Development

IAFF 6138 Poverty in all its Dimensions

IAFF 6142 Technology Creation and Diffusion

IAFF 6198 21st Century Trade Policies: Issues and Strategy

IAFF 6198 Corruption, Development and Governance

IAFF 6358 Migration, Remittances & Development

IAFF 6378 Oil: Industry, Economy, and Society

PPPA 6057 International Development Administration

PPPA 6058 International Development NGO Management

PPPA 6085 Poverty and Social Poverty

PUBH 6340 Health Economics and Finance

PUBH 6443 Global Health Agreement

Choose at least four:

IBUS 6301 International Business Finance

MBAD 6211 Financial Accounting

MBAD 6235 Finance

ECON 6293 Emerging Markets Capital Flows and Crises

FINA 6221 Financial Decision Making/Advanced Corporate Finance

FINA 6222 Capital Formation

FINA 6223 Investment Analysis and Portfolio Management

FINA 6224 Financial Management

FINA 6239 Applied Portfolio Management

IBUS 6304 Financial Crises and Global Economy 

Students pursuing the Finance major field must demonstrate background coursework in corporate finance and accounting.

This field focuses on private sector international banking, finance, and marketing. Students may take any four courses listed below; be sure to consult the University Bulletin about any prerequisites for particular courses.

Choose at least four:

ECON 6237 Economics of Environment and Natural Resources

ECON 6293 Emerging Markets Capital Flows and Crises

ECON 6295 Economic Conditions Analysis and Forecasting

FINA 6221 Financial Decision Making/Advanced Corporate Finance

FINA 6223 Investment Analysis and Portfolio Management

IAFF 6186 Political Risk Analysis

IAFF 6198 Strategies and International Political Economy

IBUS 6201 International Marketing

IBUS 6202 Regional Strategy for Multinationals 

IBUS 6297 International Mangement Experience

IBUS 6301 International Business Finance

IBUS 6304 Financial Crises and Global Economy

IBUS 6400 Oil: Industry, Economy, Society

IBUS 6401 International Business Strategy

IBUS 6402 Managing in Developing Countries

Note: Students pursuing this field are strongly encouraged to take as electives:

  • An accounting course: MBAD 6211 Financial Accounting
  • A corporate finance course: MBAD 6235 Finance.

This field provides deeper training in economic analysis and is especially appropriate for students seeking employment in the public sector, think tanks, international organizations and non-profit organizations focused on international economic issues.

Choose at least four:

ECON 6237 Economics of Environment and Natural Resources

ECON 6250 Survey of Economic Development

ECON 6255 Economics of Technological Change

ECON 6269 Economy of China

ECON 6271 Economy of Japan

ECON 6285 Economic Development of Latin America

ECON 6292 Economics of U.S. Trade Policy

ECON 6292 International Migration & Labor Markets

ECON 6293 Emerging Markets Capital Flows and Crises

ECON 6295 Economic Conditions Analysis and Forecasting

ECON 6295 Economic Analysis of International Trade Law

ECON 6295 Energy Economics

ECON 6295 Economics of Middle East and North Africa

IAFF 6142 Technology Creation and Diffusion

IAFF 6198 21st Century Trade Policies: Issues and Strategy

IAFF 6198 Digital Trade & Global Governance

IAFF 6198 Corruption, Development and Governance

IAFF 6358 Migration, Remittances & Development

IAFF 6378 Oil: Industry, Economy, and Society

IAFF 6378 Political Economy of the Middle East

IBUS 6301 International Business Finance

IBUS 6304 Financial Crises and Global Economy

PPPA 6006 Policy Analysis

PPPA 6014 Economics in Policy Analysis

PPPA 6015 Cost-Benefit Analysis

PPPA 6052 Tax Policy Analysis

PPPA 6085 Poverty and Social Poverty

PUBH 6340 Health Economics and Finance

PUBH 6443 Global Health Agreement