In the very near future more than half of new jobs in the US will be connected to the global economy. In the EU, emerging jobs opportunities are increasingly attached to international markets and political alliances. In developing regions, a majority of new jobs will be linked to foreign investment, global commerce, international negotiation, and multinational corporations. Worldwide, conflict resolution and security affect business, states, NGOs and private citizens.

Our MAs provide the necessary skills and abilities to successfully compete in these new job markets. Our Global and International Studies MA programs are taught fully in English by a diverse international team of scholars and practitioners. Online and distance course options can complement residency requirements.

Our Think Tank offers hands-on professional development assistance to our program as well as access to networks of experts in your chosen field of specialization. In addition, our Global Internship Program offers students a wide array of internships and job opportunities in Madrid, and/or Washington D.C.

Views of experts on our Global and International Studies Program

U.S Ambassador
Mark Asquino
(Retired Ambassador)

Professor
Peter Kuznick
(American University)

Professor
Farzeen Nasri
(Ventura College, California)

Professor
Fernando López-Alves
(University of California)

Interview with
Melody Johnson
Graduate Program Advisor and Registrar

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Global Business and Negotiation

The Masters in Global and International Studies with a concentration in Business and Negotiation will provide students with a unique opportunity to combine a business education and training in international negotiation with political and economic coursework, research, and cross-cultural proficiencies.

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Nationalism and Conflict Management

The transformation of warfare and organized violence, combined with highly debated understandings of the roles of ethnicity and nationalism in intra- and international conflicts, require a fresh perspective. This masters focuses on the intersections of conflict, conflict management, and identity politics.

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Science, Technology and Global Affairs

The scientific and social science communities recognize that a number of important problems in international relations and the increasing pace of globalization cannot properly be understood without an appreciation of relevant scientific and technological issues.

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Global Security and Intelligence

Overall titled: ‘Understanding & Managing Global Security & Intelligence’, in a topical and timely manner, this international Masters advances those significant goals in at least a foundational and introductory manner. Ranging from the general to the more specific and specialist, it covers relevant global security and intelligence institutions and the contemporary challenges that are confronted during an overall era of globalised strategic risk, including examining, inter alia, counter-terrorism after 11 September 2001 (9/11) and Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) non-/counter-proliferation in Iraq and beyond, extending to providing several lessons into the professional conduct of intelligence analysis and assessment work in the contemporary 21st Century.

 

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Migration, Environment, and Climate Change

The phenomenon of human displacement due to environmental and climate degradation requires holistic responses that involve different areas of government. It is imperative to profoundly understand the root causes of forced displacement, whether it is poverty and inequality, climate change, governance problems or violent conflict, and to make progress in articulating concrete measures to address the situation of groups affected by these situations