MBA/MA in International Relations
Two degrees, two networks
Expand your academic range and professional reach by harnessing the power of two leading Johns Hopkins institutions.
Customize the order in which you complete the MAIR and MBA to maximize your opportunities at each school.
Both Carey Business School and the School of Advanced International Studies offer multiple opportunities for experiential learning to develop skills like leadership and problem solving for complex world challenges.
With two degrees from Johns Hopkins, you will stand out in a crowd across a global scale.
Build your expertise through a flexible and diverse curriculum from two innovative Johns Hopkins institutions. With the Master in International Relations, you will gain further professional and substantive insights by developing an extensive global mindset through functional and regional focus areas. Combine this expertise from one of the best schools for international relations with the leadership and analytic skills gained through the Johns Hopkins MBA. Graduate ready to make a lasting impact across the globe.
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The 2022 edition of the Carey Business School University Catalog is available.
The MBA and Master in International Relations dual degree curriculum is designed with flexibility paramount across the three years of study. The Johns Hopkins MBA is 54 credits, 12 of which may be applied from the MAIR program. The MAIR program is 64 credits, 16 of which may be applied from the MBA. The MBA/MAIR requires a total of 118 credits.
You will also have multiple options for how to pursue your degree. Choose to start in the Master’s in International Relations program or the MBA program, but you must complete the first year of coursework in one program before beginning coursework in the second.
Johns Hopkins Carey Business School (MBA)
- BU.920.621 Data Science: Statistics (2 credits)
- BU.920.602 Accounting Foundations (2 credits)
- BU.920.601 Business Communication (2 credits)
- BU.920.605 Marketing Management (2 credits)
- BU.920.631 Behavioral Science: Leadership and Organizational Behavior (2 credits)
- BU.920.622 Data Science: Econometrics for Market Analysis (2 credits)
- BU.920.603 Microeconomics and Market Design (2 credits)
- BU.920.624 Data Science: Artificial Intelligence (2 credits)
- BU.920.633 Behavioral Science: Negotiating Collaboratively I (1 credit)
- BU.920.723 Data Science: Big Data Consulting Project (2 credits)
- BU.920.604 Finance (2 credits)
- BU.920.606 Operations Management (2 credits)
- BU.920.632 Behavioral Science: Design Thinking (1 credit)
- BU.920.607 Competitive Strategy (2 credits)
- BU.920.816 Innovation Field Project (4 credits) with 3-week travel
- BU.920.634 Behavioral Science: Leading Change (2 credits)
Health, Technology and Innovation Courses
- BU.920.721 Foundations of Business of Health (2 credits)
- BU.920.722 Business Law, Health Law, and Regulations (2 credits)
- BU.920.812 Commercializing Discovery (2 credits)
- BU.920.723 Ethics of Business of Health (2credits)
Analytics, Leadership and Innovation Courses
- BU.920.711 Foundations of Business Analytics (2 credits)
- BU.920.713 Ethical Leadership (2 credits)
Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (MAIR)
FUNCTIONAL FOCUS AREAS
- Development, Climate, and Sustainability
- International Economics and Finance
- Security, Strategy, and Statecraft
- States, Markets, and Institutions
- Technology and Culture
REGIONAL FOCUS AREA
- The Americas
- Europe and Eurasia
- The Middle East
Augment your degree in international relations and open doors to new professional possibilities through the study of a language. Our robust language studies program, emphasizing current political and economic topics, trains you to achieve proficiency in a non-native language.
- Persian (Farsi)
*Taught at SAIS Europe only. May be available through virtual instruction for students in Washington, D.C.
Focus on Experiential Learning
Building upon the leadership, economic analysis, analytical reasoning, regional expertise, and real-world problem-solving skills you will gain in the classroom, you will also gain hands-on experience through co-curricular and capstone programming such as study treks, career treks, practicum projects, and internships.
The capstone component enables you to focus on an experiential learning opportunity that will best complement your professional goals. Most capstone options culminate in a significant final report outlining their analysis and recommendations. Capstone options may include:
Gain in-depth experience consulting for client organizations working to address real-word challenges. Draw on your qualitative and quantitative skills to analyze and identify client issues and make actionable recommendations to address those challenges.
Conduct field research, engage with partner organizations, gain new perspectives on major global issues, and enhance your learning beyond the classroom. Recent study treks have taken students to Brazil, Cameroon, the Republic of Georgia, Japan, and Slovenia.
Augment your studies through an approved internship and gain hands-on experiencing in your desired field. (Note: The Offices of Co-Curricular and Experiential Learning and Global Careers will help support internship opportunities, but cannot guarantee internships capstones.)
Practical research papers
Author a substantial academic paper based on original research and related to your area of interest. This capstone option may be associated with a course or one-on-one research with a faculty advisor who will approve the research topic, design, execution, and assess the end result.
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At A Glance
Tuition & Fees
- MBA Tuition Details | MAIR Tuition Details
- There are numerous options for financing your education including scholarships, loans and payment plans available to those who qualify. Learn more.
Visit the How to Apply page for more details on requirements and instructions to help you prepare your application.
See all application deadlines
Below please find the deadlines for the Johns Hopkins MBA full-time program. For the deadlines for the MA in International Relations, please visit the SAIS website.
Early Action Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Candidate deadline September 15, 2021 October 27, 2021 January 26, 2022 April 6, 2022 Decision release October 27, 2021 December 15, 2021 March 16, 2022 May 2, 2022 Deposit deadline December 1, 2021 January 26, 2022 April 13, 2022 June 1, 2022
Connect with Financial Aid
From scholarships to financial aid to payment plans, Carey Business School offers a variety of choices. We have a number of scholarships exclusively for our MBA students. Learn more about these and if you qualify on our MBA Scholarships page.
In light of COVID-19, Carey Business School is hosting a variety of virtual admissions events to meet with prospective students. From virtual visits to informational online sessions to regional and international events, the Carey team is ready to answer questions and support your business school.