International Trade & Investment Policy

ITIP Director, Robert Weiner
ITIP Director, Robert Weiner


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

Our evening classes accommodate the busy schedules of working professionals and encourage full-time students to explore internships in international organizations, consulting firms, and government agencies. ITIP’s work/study balance helps students succeed in the program while preparing for professional careers.

ITIP Fall 2016 Orientation









Our downtown Washington, DC Campus is just a short walk to premiere worldwide institutions, such as the International Monedary Fund and the World Bank, as well as the White House, Treasury, and other US policy making venues. Washington is an amazing place where you can find a balance between work and fun. Come study, meet ambitious, interesting young people from around the globe, and experience a world capital.


Our students have first-hand opportunities for hands-on expereince. The ITIP alumni network provides professional internship and job opportunities for students from all over the world. Recent graduates are employed at Goldman Sachs, World Bank, International Monetary Fund, Overseas Private Investment Corporation, Fannie Mae, NGOs, and private contractors such as Chemonics. Others are pursuing careers abroad.

The ITIP Advantage

There are two pillars of the success of the ITIP program: world-class faculty and strong alumni network in Washington. D.C. ITIP’s world-renowned faculty members on international economics and finance provide ITIPers with seamless connection between the classroom and multilateral organizations in town. The ITIP’s growing alumni network is another tremendous resource. My two internships and full-time job offer were all facilitated by the ITIP fellows.Yufei Cai

Yufei Cai, Class of 2014

Research Analytics

International Monetary Fund


ITIP provides me with a comprehensive development of quantitative and qualitative skills for creating practical solutions to issues in today’s ever-changing finance industry. The interdisciplinary nature of this program allows me to gain profound understandings in areas of finance, economics, and current affairs. These knowledge that I accumulated throughout two-year study under ITIP program are proven to be critical in my numerous past full-time job interviews and my current job working as an IBD analyst at Goldman Sachs.

Larry Wang


Larry Wang, Class of 2014

Analyst - Investment Banking Division

Goldman Sachs


I believe the greatest advantage of the ITIP program is its interdisciplinary nature. In today's fast evolving and interconnected global economy, having a profound analytical understanding of a number of issues ranging from international trade, to global politics, to international business and financing, among others, is an invaluable asset. The analytical skills and academic tools acquired through the ITIP Masters serve as strong pillars to my career, greatly contributing to my current position.


Carolina Costa, Class of 2007
Director - Brazil /Southern Cone Dept.
McLarty Associates



The work/study balance of the program allowed me incredible access to the DC consulting world and the world of international finance. By the time I left ITIP, I had enhanced my resume with two full years of high value internships, rather than just academic credits. It was primarily due to the job experience, made possible by ITIP classes in the evening, that I had a job offer from a large consulting firm a full semester before I was set to graduate.


Patrick Finch, Class of 2007
Senior Manager
Waypoint Building Group


I believe a part of the ITIP program's "secret sauce" lies in the incredible internship programs afforded to its students in the relevant Federal, multilateral, and private sector organizations in the neighborhood. The fact that so many ITIPers are embedded as interns in these top policy offices is the most compelling evidence of the program's widespread reputation. Also, the ITIP Internship Fund is in place to provide scholarships to those students who choose relevant but unpaid internships.


Mike Batlogg, Class of 2008
Booze Allen Hamilton