MBA/MA in International Relations

Program features

Two degrees, two networks

Expand your academic range and professional reach by harnessing the power of two leading Johns Hopkins institutions.

Flexible sequencing

Customize the order in which you complete the MAIR and MBA to maximize your opportunities at each school.

Experiential learning

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.

Differentiate yourself

With two degrees from Johns Hopkins, you will stand out in a crowd across a global scale.

Curriculum

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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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:

Practicum projects

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.

Study trips

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.

Internships

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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