SAIS offers new degree focused on economics, finance

The Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies is launching a new Master of Arts in International Economics and Finance program, with an inaugural cohort starting in July.

Students in this integrative and rigorous 11-month, full-time master's program, offered at SAIS' Washington, D.C., campus, will gain an understanding of advanced economic theories, master professional quantitative and econometric skills, and learn to assess a wide range of international economic and financial issues.

"The MIEF program is an outstanding addition to SAIS' graduate offerings and will allow us to educate a new group of global leaders focused on international economics and finance. MIEF alumni will play an essential role in our increasingly complex global economy," says Vali R. Nasr, dean of SAIS.

MIEF students will take a series of core classes in topics including microeconomics, macroeconomics, and quantitative methods and will specialize in one of two tracks: macroeconomics and international finance, or international trade and development. The program also features a capstone course that will allow students to address international economics issues affecting the public, private, and nonprofit sectors. 

The new offering is led by Gordon Bodnar, director of the SAIS International Economics Program.

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