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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 - Comparative Political Economy of Development 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.

Note: 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.

M.B.A. Component (30/32/35 credits)

Pre-Qualification Sequence (non-credit bearing)

The Business Core (20 credits)

  • BMBA 9450 - The Launch Experience
  • BMBA 9451 - Corporate Social Responsibility
  • BMBA 9453 - Accounting for Decision Makers
  • BMBA 9454 - Legal Environment
  • BMBA 9455 - The Role of Quantitative Analysis in Business Decision Making
  • BMBA 9456 - Management Theory and Practice
  • BMBA 9457 - Market Decision Making
  • BMBA 9458 - Information Technology Management
  • BMBA 9459 - Economics for Managers
  • BMBA 9460 - Financial Decision Making

The Business Electives (10 credits)

  • Students can take any elective course as soon as the respective foundation course for the elective course is completed. Students choose from the following: Accounting, Finance, IT Management, International Business Management, Marketing, Sport Management, Supply Change Management.
  • Students who wish to obtain a specialization may take 12 elective credits (15 for Accounting) from the same discipline (an additional 2 credits beyond what is required). This will result in the student completing 32 total credits (35 for Accounting).


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.

Program Faculty

The faculty in our internationally recognized research and teaching programs are committed to guiding students to success. Seton Hall is a Catholic University where great thinkers do more than think. They teach.

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Wagdy Abdallah
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Paula Becker Alexander
Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Management
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Martin Edwards
Professor and Associate Dean
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About the School of Diplomacy

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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