Normal Course of Studies
The Normal Course of Studies is open to all students accepted into the IPED Program. It provides a rigorous foundation in the various social sciences and then pursues an in-depth study of international economic relations and development issues from both an economics and a political science perspective. This course of studies also allows for four electives that can be used to specialize in international banking & finance, international development studies, international & development economics, or international political analysis.
FIRST YEAR OF STUDY
The following courses provide a rigorous foundation at the graduate level in economic, political, and quantitative analysis:
Students interested in international development may take Political Economy of Development in place of either Comparative Political Analysis or Analysis of International Politcs.
- Economics Analysis
- Comparative Political Analysis or Analysis of International Politics
- Applied Econometrics
Students who have at least an intermediate undergraduate background in microeconomics and macroeconomics, should take:
Financial Analysis in place of Economics Analysis
if they are interested in International Banking & Finance;
Economic Development Policy in place of Economic Analysis
if they are interested in International Development Studies; or
International Monetary Policy or Economic Development Policy
in place of Economic Analysis if they are interested in
International & Development Economics.
In the Spring Semester our students normally study global economic relations from the perspectives of both economics and political science. Students also begin to take electives in their chosen specialization.
- International Economic Policy
- Politics of Global Economic Relations
Students can use their summers to get practical training in New York, Washington, D.C. or Overseas by doing an internship or a language immersion program. We also offer a Emerging Markets Travel Program. Students can also complete up to two elective courses in their specialization.
- Up to two electives
SECOND YEAR OF STUDY
In their last semester students normally study international development issues from the perspectives of both economics and political science, finish any courses needed for their specialization, and prepare for the comprehensive examination.
- Economic Development Policy or Stabilization Policy
- Political Economy of Development
- Up to two electives and one internship if not done during the previous summer.
- Prepare for and take Comprehensive Examination