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International Political Economy and Development









INTERNATIONAL POLITICAL ECONOMY AND DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM


Degree Requirements


Master of Arts (MA) Program
Goals and general characteristics of the program:  The Graduate Program in International Political Economy and Development (IPED) offers a 12 course MA curriculum designed primarily to train students for international careers as analysts and administrators in the business, government, and non-profit sectors.  These positions increasingly require keen analytical skills and an advanced interdisciplinary knowledge of international economic relations.  Besides a rigorous foundation in economic, political, and quantitative analysis as well as an advanced interdisciplinary knowledge of the global economy, the IPED Program also offers specializations in International Banking and Finance, International Development Studies, International and Development Economics, and in International Policy Analysis. The MA curriculum is also complimented with important practical training opportunities ranging from internships to overseas field placements. 

Credits/number of courses necessary to complete the program:  For the Masters of Arts degree in International Political Economy and Development (IPED), completion of 36 credits beyond the bachelor’s degree is required. 

Core Courses:  As part of the 36 credits required for the MA, students must complete two core courses in economics (6 credits) and two core courses in political science (6 credits) as well as one quantitative methods course (3 credits).  These courses are designed to give the student a solid foundation in economic, political, and quantitative analysis that leads to an advanced interdisciplinary study of global economic relations and international development issues. 

Specializations:  Elective courses can then be used to specialize in the following areas: International Banking and Finance, International Development Studies, International and Development Economics, and International Policy Analysis.  

Practical Training:  Satisfactory completion of an internship is required for those students who lack previous relevant professional experience.  Practical field training is strongly recommended for all students.

Minimum GPA to remain in the program:  Students are expected to maintain a grade point average of 3.0 or better at all times.

Comprehensive examinations:  Students must also pass a comprehensive examination which is based primarily on the material covered in the political science and economics core courses. 
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CORE COURSES

Economics (must cover two areas)
Introductory: ECON 5011--Economic Analysis or ECON 5500--Financial Analysis
International Economic Relations: ECON 5510--International Economy Policy
Development: ECON 5015--Economic Development Policy or ECON5450--Stabilization Policy in Developing Countries

Political Science (must cover two areas)
Introductory: POSC 5500-- Comparative Political Analysis or POSC 5600-- Analysis of International Politics
International Economic Relations: POSC 6640-- Politics of Global Economic Relations
Development: POSC 6530-- Political Economy of Development

Quantitative Methods (must take one course)
ECON 6910--Applied Econometrics

Comprehensive Examination (taken during last semester of coursework)
IPED 0936 IPED Comprehensive Examination

ELECTIVES

IPED 0910--Maintenance
IPED 8085--IPED Internship
IPED 8090--IPED Intern Fellow

Comparative and International Political Analysis
IPED 5550--The UN & Int'l Security
IPED 5560--Conflict Resolution
IPED 6520--International Law & Development
POSC 5500--Comparative Political Analysis
POSC 5600--Analysis of International Politics
POSC 6530--Political Economy of Development
POSC 6550--Politics & Petroleum
POSC 6552--Political Economy of the Middle East
POSC 6640--Politics of Global Economic Relations
POSC 6991--Political Risk Analysis
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INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT STUDIES

Recommended Courses
ECON 5015--Economic Development Policy
POSC 6530--Political Economy of Development

Practicum Courses
IPED 6740--Project Accounting
IPED 6750--Project Management
IPED 6760--Project Proposal Development

Development Programming Areas
ECON 5260--Epidemics and Development
ECON 5415--Gender and Economic Development
ECON 6440--Community Economic Development
ECON 6460--Agriculture and Sustainable Development
HAGA 6020--International Emergency Relief
IPED 5560--Conflict Resolution
SOCI 6500--Population
SOCI 6506--Population Process & Development Issues

Other Electives
ECON 5020--African Economic Development
ECON 5255--Environmental Economics
ECON 5450--Stabilization Policy in Developing Countries
ECON 5540--Emerging Markets
ECON 5541--Emerging Markets: South Africa
ECON 6470--Economic Growth and Development
IPED 5550--The UN & Int'l Security
IPED 6520--International Law & Development
POSC 5500--Comparative Political Analysis
POSC 6550--Politics & Petroleum
POSC 6552--Political Economy of the Middle East
SOCI 5520--Development & Cultural Change
SOCI 5525--National Identity & Development
SOCI 5807--Globalization and Its Discontents
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INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS AND FINANCE

Recommended Courses:
ECON 5500--Financial Analysis
ECON 5570--Global Financial Markets
ECON 5551-- Domestic & International Banking

Practicum Courses
ACGB 6111--Fundamentals of Accounting
or IPED 6740--Project Accounting
IPED 6750--Project Management
IPED 6760--Project Proposal Development

Other Courses:
CISC 6950--Algorithms and Data Analysis
ECON 5040--Strategic Financial Management
ECON 5540--Emerging Markets
ECON 5541--Emerging Markets: South Africa
ECON 6240--Financial Economics
ECON 6560--International Finance
ECON 6950--Financial Econometrics
FNGB 7460--Portfolio Management
FNGB 7431--Options & Futures
FNGB 7433--Fixed Income Analysis
POSC 6991--Political Risk Analysis
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INTERNATIONAL AND DEVELOPMENT ECONOMICS

Recommended Courses:
ECON 5510--International Economy Policy
ECON 5515--International Monetary Policy
ECON 6910--Applied Econometrics

Other Courses:
ECON 5015--Economic Development Policy
ECON 5020--African Economic Development
ECON 5255--Environmental Economics
ECON 5260--Epidemics and Development
ECON 5415--Gender and Economic Development
ECON 5450--Stabilization Policy in Developing Countries
ECON 5500--Financial Analysis
ECON 5540--Emerging Markets
ECON 5541--Emerging Markets: South Africa
ECON 5551--Domestic and International Banking
ECON 5570--Global Financial Markets
ECON 6240--Financial Economics
ECON 6440--Community Economic Development
ECON 6460--Agriculture and Sustainable Development
ECON 6470--Economic Growth and Development
ECON 6510--International Trade
ECON 6560--International Finance
ECON 6950--Financial Econometrics

Foundational Courses
ECON 5011--Economic Analysis
ECON 5710--Mathematics for Economists I
ECON 6010--Price Theory I
ECON 6020--Macroeconomic Theory I
ECON 6910--Applied Econometrics
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INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS AND FINANCE ADVANCED GBA CERTIFICATE COURSES

Prerequisite Business Courses
IPED 6740 Project Accounting or AC6111 Fundamentals of Accounting
ECON 5570 Global Financial Markets or ECON 6240--Financial Analysis or FN6411 The Financial Environment
IC6910 Information Systems
MK6710 Marketing Management

International Business Courses
AC7136 International Accounting
CM7537 Coping With Global Corporate Crisis
FN7421 Principles of Modern Finance
FN7443 Multinational Investment Analysis
FN7451 Financial Management of Multinational Companies
FN7455 Global Finance
FN7458 Contemporary Issues in Global Finance
IC7989 ICS in the Transnational Firm
MK7750 InternationalMarketing
MG7635 International Dimensions of Business
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For descriptions of recent courses please visit Fordham's Online Course Catalog or review on program website.



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