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Grad Program: Economics, International

Basic Information

International Economics concerns the fields of finance, business, economics, and policy making with an international scope. You’ll learn about economics-related subjects like taxation, market structure, and economic theory. You’ll learn about human resources, labor economics, and monetary theory. Global markets, international financial strategies, and international law will be of vital concern. You’ll learn how to make quantitative analyses and perform efficient and thorough research in a variety of economic fields. Your research and analysis skills will be applicable to both academic positions and the workplace, giving you a wide variety of career options.

Your business studies will be closely knit with international studies—you’ll learn about international questions of trade and economics, the effects of globalization, environmental regulation, and industrial policy. You’ll learn how the economics of different countries affect and are affected by each other, and how each can work to their greatest potential. The knowledge you’ll gain will be of vital importance to our increasingly global economic environment.

Degree Information

Graduate work in International Economics usually culminates in the Ph.D. Some students also pursue a M.A. in International Economics, or in Economics with an International concentration.

Questions to Ask Yourself When Choosing a Degree Program
  • What are the research interests of faculty and students?
  • Where have the faculty members worked? Where do the graduates go on to work?
  • How helpful is the program with job placement?
  • How connected is the program to the international economics community? How respected are the professors?
  • What opportunities exist for international study or work?
  • What kinds of opportunities exist for foreign language training?
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