Understand Business and Policy on the International Stage

In the Graduate Professional Studies Global Business and Trade program, you will study issues involving global business and the political-economics of international policy making. You will learn about the importance of generating jobs, accelerating economic growth and advancing standards of living throughout the developed and developing world. Students have used this program to gain understanding of business and policy on the international stage, which can contribute to a successful career or graduate studies.

Your GPS Semester

The three credit graduate seminar provides a conceptual and practical understanding of global business and trade. The seminar will meet with representatives of trade associations and multinational corporations, experts from international organizations and U.S. government agencies, and members of Congress who deal with global business issues affecting the nation and the world. Along with the internship, the course helps students make contacts and prepare for a graduate degree in the field of business in an increasingly interdependent world.

One of the greatest advantages to studying in Washington, D.C. is the unparalleled access that you have to internships. As a Graduate Professional Studies student, you will have access to our Internship Database-the largest of its kind focusing on internships in the Washington, D.C. area, along with resume and cover letter reviews and one-on-one internship advising. Our staff provides you with unparalleled resources to help you through the internship search process, so you can add relevant work experience to your resume.

Graduate Professional Studies students select a graduate level elective from across the universities course offerings. This is a good opportunity to explore potential areas of interests, add an additional skillset to your expertise, or to start fulfilling degree requirements for a future Master's degree. To explore course offerings, please review the AU Schedule of Classes and look for evening elective courses that are at the 500 or 600-level and do not require prerequisites.

Set the Foundation for a Future Degree

By participating in American University's Graduate Professional Studies in Global Business and Trade, you can start to earn credits that could count toward graduate programs in American University's Kogod School of Business. As you think about your GPS semester, it may be beneficial to reference the course requirements of degree programs that you may want to attend in the future. If you are interested in pursuing a graduate degree after GPS with American University's Kogod School of Business then you may want to take one of the following recommended elective options. Our program office is happy to discuss how your GPS program and elective options could count toward a future degree program at American University or elsewhere.

Recommended Electives for Future Graduate Degrees

MS Accounting

ACCT-607 Financial Accounting
MS FINANCE FIN-614 Financial Management
MS ANALYTICS ITEC-610 Applied Managerial Statistics
MS TAXATION ACCT-604 Tax Planning for Ind. and Business Enterprises*

*This course lists ACCT-607 Financial Accounting as a pre-requisite. ACCT-607 is expected to be completed prior to the start of the MS program, though it will not count towards the MS Taxation degree requirements.

MS Marketing

MKTG-551 Marketing for Social Change
MKTG-541 Sports Marketing Mgmt
MKTG-561 Customer Relationship Management and Database Marketing

MBA Fulltime

MGMT-660 Entrepreneurship & Innovation
FIN-605 Managerial Econ. & Corp. Strategy
REAL-730 Real Estate Principles & Investment
MGMT-665 Negotiations
IBUS-745 Global Supply Chain Mgmt

MS Real Estate

REAL-730 Real Estate Principles & Investment
REAL738 Real Estate Financial Modeling
REAL-735 Real Estate Transactions and Contracts
REAL-734 Real Estate Development
REAL-736 Urban Plng/Sustainability

MS Sustainability Management

MGMT-596 Managing for Climate Change
MGMT-617 Managing for Sustainability
MGMT-660 Entrepreneurship and Innovation
MGMT-669 New Venture Startup
MGMT-696 Sustainability Leadership
MGMT-665 Negotiations
MGMT-633 Leading People and Organizations


Set the Foundation for a Future Degree

By participating in American University's Graduate Professional Studies in Global Business and Trade, you can start to earn credits that could count toward graduate programs in American University's Kogod School of Business.

As you think about your GPS semester, it may be beneficial to reference the course requirements of degree programs that you may want to attend in the future. If you are interested in pursuing a graduate degree after GPS with American University's Kogod School of Business then you may want to take one of the following recommended elective options.

Our program office is happy to discuss how your GPS program and elective options could count toward a future degree program at American University or elsewhere.

Recommended Electives for Global Business & Trade

MS Accounting
  • ACCT-607 Financial Accounting
MS Finance
  • FIN-614 Financial Management
MS Analytics
  • ITEC-610 Applied Managerial Statistics
MS Taxation
  • ACCT-604 Tax Planning for Ind. and Business Enterprises*

*This course lists ACCT-607 Financial Accounting as a pre-requisite. ACCT-607 is expected to be completed prior to the start of the MS program, though it will not count towards the MS Taxation degree requirements.


MS in Marketing
  • MKTG-551 Marketing for Social Change
  • MKTG-541 Sports Marketing Mgmt
  • MKTG-561 Customer Relationship Management and Database Marketing
MBA Fulltime
  • MGMT-660 Entrepreneurship & Innovation
  • FIN-605 Managerial Econ. & Corp. Strategy
  • REAL-730 Real Estate Principles & Investment
  • MGMT-665 Negotiations
  • IBUS-745 Global Supply Chain Mgmt
MS in Real Estate
  • REAL-730 Real Estate Principles & Investment
  • REAL738 Real Estate Financial Modeling
  • REAL-735 Real Estate Transactions and Contracts
  • REAL-734 Real Estate Development
  • REAL-736 Urban Plng/Sustainability
MS in Sustainability Management
  • MGMT-617 Managing for Sustainability
  • MGMT-660 Entrepreneurship and Innovation
  • MGMT-669 New Venture Startup
  • MGMT-696 Sustainability Leadership
  • MGMT-665 Negotiations
  • MGMT-633 Leading People and Organizations

Questions?

Lana Knox
Associate Director, Undergraduate & Post-Baccalaureate Programs
(202) 895-4859
knox@american.edu