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Dual Degree

M.B.A. / M.A., Diplomacy and International Relations

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.


Diplomacy and International Relations Component (30 credits)

The Diplomacy Core (24 credits)

  • DIPL 6000 - International Relations Theory
  • DIPL 6001 or DIPL 6180 - Politics of Cultural and Ethnic Pluralism or Comparative Foreign Policy
  • DIPL 6002 or DIPL 6005 - International Organizations or Public International Law
  • DIPL 6153 or DIPL 6170 - Sustainable Development in Global Perspective or Advanced Topics in Economic Development for International Affairs
  • DIPL 6105 or DIPL 6155 - International Political Economy or Advanced Economic Aspects of International Relations
  • DIPL 6310 - Research Methods for Policy Analysis
  • DIPL 6311 - Master's Research Project
  • DIPL 7111 - Internship 

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)
    • BMBA 9111 - Analytical Methods and Information Systems for Business
    • BMBA 9112 - Accounting and Legal Considerations
    • BMBA 9113 - Financial Accounting and Economic Analysis
    • BMBA 9114 - 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.


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.

Just minutes from New York City and a few hours from Washington, D.C., the School of Diplomacy and International Relations is an ideal place to study international relations and practice diplomacy firsthand. Through a unique alliance with the United Nations Association of the United States of America and the United Nations Foundation, students are exposed to today's leaders and policymakers.

Students from around the world come together to participate in a multidisciplinary curriculum that emphasizes multilateral diplomacy, conflict resolution, international economics and leadership. Our distinguished faculty brings essential theories and practical perspectives to the classroom. With a growing network of alumni working in the field of international relations, the School is strengthening international institutions by contributing well-prepared and talented diplomatic professionals.

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