The Maxwell School offers a joint Economics and International Relations option which allows you to earn two MA degrees–in International Relations and in Economics–in only two years. You will be expected to complete challenging courses in economic theory and econometrics, as well as the core courses in International Relations.
Students will learn applied quantitative techniques that can be employed in a variety of careers in government, the private sector or with non-governmental organizations. Areas of concentration include econometrics, economic development, international economics, urban and regional economics, and finance.
This career field offers a unique opportunity to marry private-sector capital concerns with delicate political and social issues. As banks and business continue to globalize their services and emerging markets continue to influence developed financial markets, an understanding of how internationalization influences interest rates, currency and securities values, and local economies is crucial.