Effective risk management is about understanding how to cultivate relationships with stakeholders and how to respond ethically and responsibly to issues related to the complex field of global affairs. This track focuses on understanding the international risks that businesses face by considering topics such as liability and risk assessment, corporate social responsibility, shareholder value protection, and reputation management.
This program will be offered fully-online beginning in Fall 2019.
What You'll Learn
Through this program, students will learn how to develop corporate strategies to manage risks and build stakeholder relationships. The curriculum includes both foundational courses necessary to understand current global trends as well as courses that emphasize policy analysis to deal with risk and social responsibility issues impacted by globalization.
Courses in economics, quantitative and research methods, and writing and presentation skills provide additional academic and professional preparation.
Professional Development and Hands-on Experience
Unique to our curriculum is a Capstone Project whereby students work in partnership with a corporation, non-profit organization, government agency, or international institution on a policy-relevant research topic. The program’s curriculum is also supplemented with professional development seminars that provide additional skills in areas such as career services, leadership, interviewing, and grant writing.
Gain a Competitive Edge through Foreign Language Acquisition
The Professional Master's in Global Affairs offers intensive instruction in US Department of State designated strategic languages, such as Arabic, French, Mandarin Chinese, Portuguese, Russian, and Spanish through the School’s Strategic Language Institute (SLI).
These languages are critical for national security as well as commercial relations and economic competitiveness. The current demand for proficient speakers of these languages greatly exceeds the number of speakers available in the US.
By having proficiency in one of these target languages, students greatly enhance their marketability when seeking employment opportunities.For more information, visit the SLI web page.