The Specialization in International Banking and Finance
The course of studies for the specialization in International Banking & Finance is open to all students accepted into the IPED Program. It allows a student to pursue the normal course of studies while specializing in International Banking and Finance. With the proper selection of electives during the summer, students can also earn an Advance Certificate in Emerging Markets and Country Risk Analysis.
The first semester of studies will provide you with a rigorous foundation at the graduate level to economic, political, social, and quantitative analysis.
1) Economic Analysis (or Financial Analysis, if you have intermediate level micro and macro economics)
2) Comparative Political Analysis or Analysis of Int'l Politics
3) Applied Econometrics
Students who lack a background in accounting should also take the short course (1 credit) Project Accounting (1 credit). A more substantial accounting course, Fundamentals of Accounting, is available in the Business school and may be taken during the summer. Students can also take 1 credit courses in Project Management and Project Proposal Development for their elective.
Studies global economic relations from both an economics and a political science perspective. It also provides the student with a solid foundation in international banking and global finance.
1) International Economic Policy
2) Politics of Global Economic Relations
3) Global Financial Markets
4) Domestic and International Banking
Allows a student to gain pratical experience through an internship and complete up to two electives. If not completed during the summer, the internship and/or the two electives may be done during the following fall semester. An internship with a international firm in New York is strongly recommended.
Students interested in emerging markets may wish to spend the summer participating in our Emerging Markets Travel Program.
Students who wish to obtain the Advanced Certificate in Emerging Markets and Country Risk Analysis must use their two summer electives to take POGA 6991 Political Risk Analysis and ECGA 5540 Emerging Markets. Emerging Markets is offered both in New York and overseas in South Africa.
Students normally take advanced courses related to international banking and finance chosen from either the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences or the Graduate School of Business Administration.
1) Financial Analysis or elective
3) Prepare for and take the Comprehensive Examination