Academic Tracks and Resources

The Master of Arts in Global Affairs Program features two tracks, with new potential tracks in the coming years:

The Globalization and Security track prepares students to tackle and address such issues as transnational crime, cyber-security, international human rights violations, surveillance and intelligence, and business risk. Few, if any, entities are immune to the complexities of globalization and, in the current international system, private businesses, government agencies, non-governmental organizations, and international institutions seek employees that understand how to manage a multifaceted and interdependent world challenged by a wide variety of security concerns.

The Corporate Citizenship track trains a new cadre of managers who understand the issues at the nexus of global business and society. Corporations today are facing an increasingly complex array of emerging challenges - from social unrest to climate change - and are being required to develop new partnerships with different stakeholders to mitigate risk and identify new opportunities. Emphasizing corporate citizenship, or corporate social responsibility, the program will provide students with the knowledge and skills needed to craft strategies that promote socioeconomic development and safeguard the environment, while strengthening relationships with key stakeholders and enhancing shareholder wealth.

The International Development track readies students to apply data-based techniques of economics, buttressed with the understanding of relevant socio-political factors, to the analysis of practical problems and solutions in international economic development. In our globalized society, Development Economics aims to improve our understanding of the world’s economically disadvantaged countries and regions, while addressing salient issues, such as poverty, marginalization and inequality. As such, the track will provide students with the needed skills and knowledge to engage and collaborate across various entities such as international organization, government, business, communities, and non-governmental organizations. (Effective Fall 2018)