Master of International Affairs
Study International Affairs in a Global City
New York City is home to the United Nations, global businesses and foundations, and more international non-governmental organizations (INGOs) than any other American city. There’s no better place to study international affairs and no more competitive, affordable school than Baruch College‘s nationally recognized Austin W. Marxe School of Public and International Affairs.
The Marxe School offers a two-year, 42-credit Master of International Affairs for a new generation of forward-thinking students committed to responsible leadership in government, global institutions, international nongovernmental organizations (INGOs) and business. The program can also be taken part-time.
Choose from Four Concentrations
Why Get a Global Degree?
Globalization, climate change, trade, migration, resource management, public health, food security—many of today’s greatest opportunities and most urgent problems transcend national borders. Governments at all levels, corporations, multilaterals, INGOs, and public-private partnerships need to work together to take on these demanding issues. In this challenging new world, the Marxe School’s Master of International Affairs program will prepare students to become creative and successful globally focused leaders in the public and private sectors.
Why Get your MIA at the Marxe School?
All students will master a rigorous core, including international economics, global communication, budgeting, policy analysis, and quantitative and qualitative methods. Faculty advisers will help students choose from one of the policy-rich concentrations and help guide them to exciting and rewarding careers. View the Master of International Affairs curriculum here.
You can pursue your degree with day, evening, hybrid and fully online courses for students who choose to study full time and those who will continue to work while they pursue an MIA.
Marxe students receive top-tier training in global issues, public policy, administration, and higher education–all dedicated to responsible leadership, civic service, and community engagement. Every student who studies abroad receives a Study Away Award. Other funding may also be available.
Study Beyond the Classroom
The Marxe School guarantees internships in New York City and beyond. Students in Baruch’s Washington Semester work and study in the nation’s capital, rent-free. Students can also study abroad with one of our global partners, including Ghent University in Belgium; The Southwestern University of Finance and Economics in China’s Sichuan Province; and Koç University in Istanbul, Turkey.
Internationally Recognized Faculty
The MIA draws from distinguished faculties at the Austin W. Marxe School of Public and International Affairs, the Zicklin School of Business, and the Weissman School of Arts and Sciences which include leading experts and practitioners in international public administration, communications, international affairs, non-profit management, area studies, marketing, trade, and international business.
Travel, Study, and Internship Opportunities
Work and study in the nation’s capital, as part of The Washington Semester. Or study abroad with one of our global partners, including Ghent University in Belgium; The Southwestern University of Finance and Economics in China’s Sichuan Province; and Ko University in Istanbul, Turkey. The Marxe School also offers many internship opportunities in New York City and Washington, with guaranteed placement.
Contact Senior Director of Operations and Finance, Angelina Delgado for more information.
- Understand and apply policy analysis to international domains
- Manage and lead programmatic initiatives in governmental and nongovernmental organizations addressing international affairs
- Study international policy convergence and policy diffusion
- Understand and apply theories and methods of comparative public policy and administration, and international and national governance systems and interactions
- Utilize analytic tools on the impact of regionalization and/or globalization, including efforts to harmonize or coordinate domestic and international policymaking and governance
- Assess sub-national, national, trans-national, and supranational policies and political actors and their consequences for the problem-solving capacity of governance systems
- Use media tools, old and new, to promote the interests of institutions