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Program Summary

This concentration in the Professional Master's in Global Affairs is for students who aim to become future risk managers and corporate citizenship professionals. This program will be a fully-online program 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 foundational courses necessary to understand global economic, political, and demographic trends, as well as courses emphasizing policy analysis. Courses in economics, quantitative and research methods, and writing and presentation skills provide our students with additional academic and professional preparation.

Professional Development

Most unique to our curriculum is a Capstone Project whereby students work in partnership with a corporation, non-profit organization, or government agency/international institution on a topic of mutual interest. The entire curriculum is supplemented with professional development seminars that provide additional skills in areas such as career services, leadership, interviewing, and grant writing. 

Gain A Competitive Edge  

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.

These languages are critical for US 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.

Year One

  • First Semester (9 credits)
    • ISS 6216: Foundations of Globalization (3 credits)
    • ECO 6025: Economic Policy Analysis (3 credits)
    • ISS 6387: Analytical Writing and Presentation Skills (3 credits)
  • Second Semester (9 credits)
    • ISS 6307: Research Tools for Global Studies (3 credits)
    • Global Risk and Corporate Responsibility Course (3 credits)
    • Global Risk and Corporate Responsibility Course (3 credits)
  • Year One Non-Credit Professional Development Seminars
    The PMGA program offers Professional Development Seminars that supplement the regular curriculum to further develop student skills in different areas.
    The seminars are held three times a semester for three-hour sessions. During each seminar, students participate in interactive, hands-on activities and obtain real-time feedback from experts as well as their peers.

    Seminar topics have included: conflict resolution, negotiation skills, leadership, handling the media, ethics and professionalism, grant writing, career development, and presentation skills.

Year Two

  • Third Semester (9 credits)
    • Program Design and Evaluation OR Policy Analysis and Program Evaluation (3 credits)
    • Students can choose two of the following (6 credits)
      • CCJ 6676: Transnational Crime and National Security (3 credits)
      • GIS 5620: Surveillance, Intelligence, and International Relations (3 credits)
      • INR 5012: Global Issues and Human Rights (3 credits)
      • INR 5066: Global and Human Security (3 credits)
      • INR 5935: Public Security and Governance in the Americas (3 credits)
      • INR 6338: Seminar in Strategic Studies (3 credits)
      • ISS 6327: Security Risks in Global Business (3 credits)
      • REL 5149: Religion, Violence, and Conflict (3 credits)
      • ISS 6249: Migration, Security, and Globalization (3 credits)
      • ISS 6994: Disasters, Security and Governance (3 credits)
      • DSC 6020: Terrorism & Homeland Security (3 credits)
      • ISS 6219: International Law and Global Security (3 credits)
      • ISS 6991: Intelligence Community Successes and Failures: Policy Implications (3 credits)
      • ISS 6640: Global Financial Crimes (3 credits)
      • ISS 6650: U.S. - Russian Relations and Their Impact on Global Security (3 Credits) 
  • Fourth Semester (9 credits)
    • ISS 6926: Master’s Capstone (3 credits)
    • Students can choose two of the following (9 credits)
      • CCJ 6676: Transnational Crime and National Security (3 credits)
      • GIS 5620: Surveillance, Intelligence, and International Relations (3 credits)
      • INR 5012: Global Issues and Human Rights (3 credits)
      • INR 5066: Global and Human Security (3 credits)
      • INR 5935: Public Security and Governance in the Americas (3 credits)
      • INR 6338: Seminar in Strategic Studies (3 credits)
      • ISS 6327: Security Risks in Global Business (3 credits)
      • REL 5149: Religion, Violence, and Conflict (3 credits)
      • ISS 6249: Migration, Security, and Globalization (3 credits)
      • ISS 6994: Disasters, Security and Governance (3 credits)
      • DSC 6020: Terrorism & Homeland Security (3 credits)
      • ISS 6219: International Law and Global Security (3 credits)
      • ISS 6991: Intelligence Community Successes and Failures: Policy Implications (3 credits)
      • ISS 6640: Global Financial Crimes (3 credits)
      • ISS 6650: U.S. - Russian Relations and Their Impact on Global Security (3 Credits) 
  • Year Two Non-Credit Professional Development Seminars
    The PMGA program offers Professional Development Seminars that supplement the regular curriculum to further develop student skills in different areas.
    The seminars are held three times a semester for three-hour sessions. During each seminar, students participate in interactive, hands-on activities and obtain real-time feedback from experts as well as their peers.

    Seminar topics have included: conflict resolution, negotiation skills, leadership, handling the media, ethics and professionalism, grant writing, career development, and presentation skills.
"The professors are passionate about teaching and give one-on-one guidance when needed. I am currently working for the Department of Justice under the Office of the Inspector General. I credit the [Global Affairs] program for this opportunity." Stephanie Alejo, ‘17, United States Department of Justice

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