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Program Summary

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 Fall 2019.

What You Will 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 Seminars and Capstone research projects supplement the curriculum.

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)
    • Non-credit Professional Development Seminars
  • Second Semester (9 credits)
    • ISS 6307: Research Tools for Global Studies (3 credits)
    • Students take two additional courses from the list below (6 credits):
      • ISS 6259: Corporate Diplomacy (3 credits)
      • ISS 6246: Global Economy and Industrial Sustainability (3 credits)
      • ISS 6248: Public-Private Partnerships for Social Impact (3 credits)
      • ISS 6327: Security Risks in Global Business (3 credits)
      • ISS 6247: Social Enterprise and Grassroots Innovation (3 credits)
      • ISS 6409: Capstone Reporting (3 credits)
      • ISS 6640 Global Financial Crimes (3 credits)
      • ISS 6994: Leadership Dynamics in Global Risk and Corporate Responsibility (3 credits)
      • ISS 6995: Reputation and Crisis Management (3 credits)
    • Non-credit Professional Development Seminars

Year Two

  • Third Semester (9 credits)
    • PAD 6306: Policy Analysis and Program Evaluation OR SYA 6655: Program Design and Evaluation (3 credits)
    • Students take two additional courses from the list below (6 credits):
      • ISS 6259: Corporate Diplomacy (3 credits)
      • ISS 6246: Global Economy and Industrial Sustainability (3 credits)
      • ISS 6248: Public-Private Partnerships for Social Impact (3 credits)
      • ISS 6327: Security Risks in Global Business (3 credits)
      • ISS 6247: Social Enterprise and Grassroots Innovation (3 credits)
      • ISS 6409: Capstone Reporting (3 credits)
      • ISS 6640 Global Financial Crimes (3 credits)
      • ISS 6994: Leadership Dynamics in Global Risk and Corporate Responsibility (3 credits)
      • ISS 6995: Reputation and Crisis Management (3 credits)
    • Non-credit Professional Development Seminars
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  • Fourth Semester (9 credits)
    • ISS 6926: Master’s Capstone (3 credits)
    • Students take two additional courses from the list below (6 credits):
      • ISS 6259: Corporate Diplomacy (3 credits)
      • ISS 6246: Global Economy and Industrial Sustainability (3 credits)
      • ISS 6248: Public-Private Partnerships for Social Impact (3 credits)
      • ISS 6327: Security Risks in Global Business (3 credits)
      • ISS 6247: Social Enterprise and Grassroots Innovation (3 credits)
      • ISS 6409: Capstone Reporting (3 credits)
      • ISS 6640 Global Financial Crimes (3 credits)
      • ISS 6994: Leadership Dynamics in Global Risk and Corporate Responsibility (3 credits)
      • ISS 6995: Reputation and Crisis Management (3 credits)
    • Non-credit Professional Development Seminars
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"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

Career Guide

Master of Arts in Global Affairs students with a track in Global Risk and Corporate Responsibility can find careers in business, environment and sustainability, compliance, legal divisions, consulting firms and human rights.Focus areas also include energy, development and relief, public affairs, education, research, security, accounting and auditing firms, and trade policy.

  • Common Job Titles
    • Corporate Sustainability Officer
    • Corporate Citizenship Officer
    • Corporate Responsibility Officer/Specialist
    • Community Relations Program Director
    • Relationship Manager
    • Director of Sustainability
    • Grants Manager
    • Advocate
    • Analyst
    • Consultant
    • Researcher
  • Popular Employers
    • United Nations
    • USAID
    • KPMG
    • JP Morgan Chase
    • Local Municipalities
    • World Bank
    • Kennedy School of Government, Corporate Social Responsibility Initiative
    • Business for Social Responsibility (BSR)
    • Climate Counts
    • Boston College, Center for Corporate Citizenship
    • Harvard Business School, Social Enterprise Initiative PricewaterhouseCoopers
    • Exxon Mobil
    • Starbucks Corporation
  • Skills
    • Strong Verbal and Written Communication Skills
    • Negotiation Skills
    • Presentation Skills
    • Critical Thinking Teamwork/Collaboration
    • Ability to obtain a security clearance
    • Analytical Skills
    • Program Management Research
    • Overseas Experience
    • Quantitative Analysis
    • Language Proficiency
    • Understanding of public policy
  • Professional Associations and Other Organizations
    • Business for Social Responsibility (BSR) Corporate Citizenship Center
    • Hispanic Association on Corporate Responsibility
    • The Women's Network for a Sustainable Future (WNSF)
    • US Chamber of Commerce Corporate Citizenship Center
    • Net Impact
    • Social Accountability International
    • Transparency International
  • Salary

    $25K entry level - $100K senior level

    Want more information? Go online to ONET /Occupational Outlook Handbook/U.S. News.

Ready To Take The Next Step?

Apply to FIU to enroll in the Master of Arts in Global Affairs program, Global Risk and Corporate Responsibility track today.