In the News: One Year, Three Continents: New Crash Courses in Global Business
The new M.A. in International Business and Policy jointly offered by Georgetown’s McDonough School of Business and Walsh School of Foreign Service, recently was featured in The Wall Street Journal:
“There is a great demand and need for people in existing businesses to understand an international environment,” said Paul Almeida, a professor at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business, which will launch its international master’s program in January. The Master’s in International Business and Policy is open to college graduates with at least five years’ work experience and will take place in Washington, D.C., Chile, and Germany in six installments of weeklong programs, with online courses in between. Tuition, housing and food for the one year totals around $75,000.
Almeida said people repeatedly asked “if we had something that combined international business and international relations.”
Georgetown’s curriculum will combine online and in-person instruction. About 35 students will go to different locations to participate in case studies. The students will travel to Santiago, Chile, to investigate that country’s “decision to open up to investment and free trade,” according to the course description. A few weeks later, students head to Frankfurt to examine the impact of the U.K.’s decision to exit from the European Union on the European economy.