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American University Master of Science in International Relations and Business online

In today’s global landscape, business crosses borders. A strong strategy hinges on positive international relations. Learn to navigate business, foreign policy, and international affairs across sectors with the Master of Science in International Relations and Business from the Kogod School of Business at American University and the School of International Service.

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About the program

  • International relations meets business: The Kogod School of Business and the School of International Service have partnered to combine dual passions and expertise.
  • 20,000+ global alumni network: Graduates leave the program with an international community spread throughout the world.
  • 18-month track option: Learners can expedite their experience with a flexible program to fit into their busy lives.

About Kogod School of Business and the School of International Service

Accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International), Kogod School of Business enjoys the longest standing, most recognized form of specialized and professional accreditation an institution and its business programs can earn.

Founded in 1957, the School of International Service’s world-renowned faculty prepares students to, in the words of President Eisenhower, "wage peace."

Tuition and fees

Tuition and fees are subject to change and may increase each academic year. Tuition does not include student fees, technology platform licensing, or support services. Learners are also responsible for travel and accommodation costs related to any in-person immersions or residentials.

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Curriculum

Learners undertake weekly online class sessions and coursework to explore the effects of international commerce and cultural differences on business decisions within the global economy. An in-person immersion experience supplements the online elements and the program culminates in a final capstone project.

  • Core concepts: Accounting and finance, marketing and business strategy, management, innovation, and entrepreneurship, negotiation and communication, business and public policy, and global and international markets.

Admissions

To apply, learners must possess a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university. No GRE or GMAT scores are required. To complete an application, you will need to submit:

  • Résumé

  • Two personal essays

  • Two letters of recommendation

  • Transcripts

Global Immersion Experience

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Learners undertake an in-person immersion experience in an international business hub. The themes and site visits vary by immersion location. During the experience, all learners will collaborate with classmates on group projects, visit businesses and organizations, and explore the culture of the host city.

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