Global Studies and International Affairs

College
College of Professional Studies
Study Options
Part Time, Online
Locations
Boston, Seattle
Website
Full Program Description

Globalization has created a world of new opportunities for those savvy enough to recognize them and acquire the new skill sets needed for success in international government, consulting, business and industry, nonprofit and educational sectors.

The Master of Science in Global Studies and International Affairs program prepares students for internationally focused positions that range from traditional practitioners of diplomacy, to development workers, to executives employed in the dynamic world of international consultancy, trade, and industry. With courses enriched by classmates from every continent, students are active learners in a collaborative, cross-cultural setting from their very first course.

Program Objectives

  • Develop core competencies in international political, economic, security, and diplomatic areas
  • Refine research, analysis, and synthesis abilities by gathering complex data from a variety of sources, assessing importance and reliability, and drawing reasoned conclusions
  • Hone oral and written communication skills through courses that encourage organization and presentation of data in concise, understandable recommendations for busy policy makers, CEOs, and nonprofit leaders, using technology and communications techniques designed to convey sensitive information in real time
  • Focus on cultural adaptability by performing all of the above in an international, cross-cultural context alongside persons of other cultures, political beliefs, and economic circumstances.

Career Outlook
As traditional borders of commerce, communication, and politics are replaced with a dynamic global web of cross-cultural and cross-sector relationships, the need for professionals with international studies and global affairs expertise is expected to increase. Spanning a number of industries and fields, jobs for international studies graduates are becoming more numerous, both in the United States and abroad.

College
College of Professional Studies
Study Options
Part Time, Online
Locations
Boston
Website
Full Program Description

The Graduate Certificate in Global Studies and International Affairs is designed to provide students with the skills and training necessary to analyze, research, and evaluate a topic of interest in a global location. Overall, the program curriculum focuses on the themes of transition and development in the global world. Core courses provide a base of knowledge about global issues, and are combined with an elective that allows students to focus on a specific area of interest.