International Studies, MA

This degree is available ONLY to students in the Lauder Institute of Management & International Studies.

Lauder MA courses integrate knowledge across international economics, comparative politics, sociology, anthropology, history, language, culture, and more. Out of the classroom, students will participate in required immersion experiences which engage students in hands-on learning in their Program of Concentration. Every Lauder graduate is expected to gain superior proficiency in at least one language other than English.

The interdisciplinary knowledge, intercultural fluency, and language ability that Lauder students acquire over 24 months for careers and endeavors across different countries and industries. A Lauder MA degree in International Studies enhances a business leader’s ability to understand regional and global issues and to navigate cultural differences. Ultimately, it drives the success of our alumni in life after Lauder.


Lauder Program Requirements - MA
Program of Concentration Courses
5 credits in INTS 5500-76995
Area History Survey
1 credit in INTS 7100-71991
INTS 7210Global Analysis: Law, Economics, and Legacies1
INTS 7320Regional Analysis: Politics, Markets, & States (Regional Analysis: Politics, Markets, and States)1
INTS 7410A
INTS 7410B
INTS 7410C
INTS 7410D
INTS 7410E
Leadership & Intercultural Learning
and Leadership & Intercultural Learning
and Leadership & Intercultural Learning
and Leadership & Intercultural Learning
and Leadership & Intercultural Learning
INTS 9910 Masters Research0
1 SAS Elective1
MGMT 6110Managing Established Enterprises1
or MGMT 6120 Management of Emerging Enterprises
3 credits in International MBA Electives:
FNCE 6130Macroeconomics and the Global Economic Environment1
or FNCE 6230 Macroeconomics and The Global Economic Environment (Half CU)
LGST 6110Responsibility in Global Management0.5
International MBA Elective1.5
Total Course Units14

The degree and major requirements displayed are intended as a guide for students entering in the Fall of 2023 and later. Students should consult with their academic program regarding final certifications and requirements for graduation.