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The International Economics concentration provides students with an understanding of the economic forces that shape international economic regimes. Students will develop their ability to analyze issues in international finance, trade, and economic development. Students completing the track will be qualified to begin their careers with U.S. government agencies involved in international economic issues or with international organizations concerned with issues of international trade and development, or to pursue graduate study in international economics.
In order to develop successful business practices and strategies in today's global market, management must understand foreign cultures and their economic and political systems. Business firms are anxious to employ those who can demonstrate knowledge of foreign culture as well as an understanding of the opportunities and constraints of conducting business in international markets. The International Business curriculum is designed with these preferences in mind and provides the type of educational experience that will make graduates of the program especially attractive to business firms.
The International Development concentration provides students with an understanding of the unique issues confronting the developing economies. Students will gain knowledge of the economic, political, and social institutions of the developing world and develop dexterity in analyzing issues in international development. Students completing this concentration will be qualified to begin their careers with U.S. government agencies or international organizations concerned with issues in international development.
The formulation and implementation of foreign and national security policy requires knowledge of foreign societies and their governments. An understanding of how nations pursue their political, economic, and security goals in an increasingly diverse and complex international environment is also needed. By thoroughly examining these concerns, the International Politics track prepares students for entry-level positions with the foreign and national affairs community of the U.S. government. Students will also be qualified for employment with the many public and private organizations concerned with U.S. foreign policy, national security, and world peace.