Economic and financial analyses increasingly require both applications of sophisticated quantitative and scientific knowledge and a broad understanding of the international business environment. The Master of Science in Global Commerce & Finance (MSGCF) is a 36-unit or nine-course program over three semesters that provides robust training in quantitative analysis using applied econometrics, quantitative economics, agents-based/predictive modeling, computer simulations, and visualization that can be applied to international business, economics, and political interactions. Our MS in Global Commerce and Finance has been designated and approved as a STEM program.
As global economic integration expands, sound financial decisions in the public and private sectors cannot be based solely on domestic considerations. The MSGCF program augments rigorous study in economic theory and analysis with deep examination of the cross-cutting global, regional, and local issues affecting business. Curriculum draws on economic theories, applied econometrics, quantitative economics, predictive modeling, and political economy to understand global economic and financial interactions. Hands-on training in quantitative research gives our students a competitive edge, allowing them unique insight into international finance and business that takes into account the evolving relationship between commerce and international politics and policy. Our transdisciplinary approach creates thoughtful problem solvers who know when to reach across academic boundaries.
- Ideal for professionals seeking positions with a focus in international economics, trade, and finance in the commercial sector, or in government, international, and nonprofit organizations.
- The Division of Politics & Economics has had success placing graduates in top governmental agencies, such as the World Bank, as well as in prominent private-sector firms.
- The distinguished economics and international studies faculty and alumni network is a great source for employment.
- This program is STEM designated, allowing international students who hold F-1 visas to apply for OPT work authorizations for a total of 36 months (an initial 1-year period and a 24-month OPT STEM extension) of paid work experience in the U.S. after graduation.
- Pursue your MS in conjunction with another degree, such as an MS in Information Systems & Technology. You earn a diploma for each degree and “double count” some units from one program to the other to decrease your required total units.