Within this concentration, students are prepared for a variety of careers working with international business and finance or international agencies. Students who select this area may specialize in international economics broadly or focus on a particular area, such as the Pacific Rim or Africa. Internships may be arranged with internationally oriented companies or government agencies to give students work experience and exposure to job opportunities.
ECON - 370 International Economics
ECON - 479 Advanced Topics of International Economics
Other courses can be chosen to focus on particular areas of a student's interest. In addition to the two required courses in this area, students must enroll in eight credits from the following list:
ECON - 280 The Global Economy
ECON - 282 Economies of Modern Europe
ECON - 283 Economies of Southeast and East Asia
ECON - 285 Economies of Modern Africa
ECON - 286 Economies of Latin America
ECON - 455 Options and Futures
ECON - 477 International Political Economy
BUS - 350 International Business
BUS - 430 International Financial Management
Other credits may be taken from related areas such as mathematics and statistics, history, politics, or other offerings of the McLaren School of Business. Students may undertake an internship (ECON 396) or complete a research project (ECON 398) in which they demonstrate mastery of a topic in international or development economics. Given the wide range of options available to students in this area, a consultation with a faculty advisor as to the best choice of courses for a particular area of interest is recommended.