The School of Diplomacy and the Stillman School of Business offer a dual degree program that combines the Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) with the M.A. in Diplomacy and International Relations. This dual degree program takes advantage of the synergy between the two fields, providing a unique combination of detailed business training with a thorough understanding of international policy issues.
Students must apply independently to each degree program, preferably indicating at the time of application that they intend to follow the joint M.B.A./ M.A. in Diplomacy and International Relations program. Students may apply for admission to the joint degree program before completion of 12 credits in either program, but some loss of credits may result from late admission.
- Diplomacy and International Relations Component (30 credits)
The Diplomacy Core (24 credits)
||International Relations Theory
|DIPL 6001 or
|Politics of Cultural and Ethnic Pluralism
Comparative Foreign Policy
|DIPL 6002 or
Public International Law
|DIPL 6153 or
|Sustainable Development in Global Perspective
Advanced Topics in Economic Development for International Affairs
|DIPL 6105 or
|International Political Economy
Advanced Economic Aspects of International Relations
||Research Methods for Policy Analysis
||Master's Research Project
Diplomacy Electives (6 credits)
Any two Diplomacy courses at the 6000 or 7000 level.
- M.B.A. Component (30/33 credits)
Pre-Qualification Sequence (non-credit bearing)
Foundation Sequence (16 credits)
||Analytical Methods and Information Systems for Business
||Accounting and Legal Considerations
||Financial Accounting and Economic Analysis
||Organizational and Market Dynamics
Essential Knowledge Sequence (2 credits)
BMBA 9201 Social Responsibility
Concentration Courses (12/15 credits)
Four 3-credit courses in one of the concentrations in the School of Business (five 3-credit courses for the Accounting concentration). Dual degree students do not take International Perspective (BMBA 9202) or Business Policy Capstone (BMBA 9400). Dual degree students write a Master's Research Project under the guidance of both their Business and Diplomacy advisers.
A comprehensive list of Diplomacy course descriptions can be found in the graduate catalogue.