Illustrative Courses: Global Business and Finance

These are illustrative but not comprehensive lists of courses that may be applied to MSFS concentrations, as of October 2015. Courses beginning with "MSFS" are courses sponsored directly by the Master of Science in Foreign Service. The others are a few examples of the many courses in other Georgetown Departments and Programs that could be applied to the concentration.

Please note that the following courses are a snapshot of offerings at the time they are posted. This list will change over time as new courses are rotated in and other courses are removed. You may wish to check back each semester for the most current representative list of courses.

Required Courses and Workshops

MSFS-515 Foundations of Corporate Finance
MSFS-615 Public Private Partnerships
MSFS-650 Global Business and Public Policy Practicum
MSFS-739 Resources Management
MSFS-740 Strategy and Management Problem Solving 

Advanced or Applied Finance

MSFS-518 Investments in Emerging Markets (Spring)
MSFS-533 Quantitative Analysis in Decisionmaking (Spring)
MSFS-549 Petroleum in the Global Economy (Spring)
MSFS-621 International Project Finance & Investment (Spring)
MSFS-622 Financing Social Impact (Spring)
MSFS-670 Private Equity in Frontier Markets (Fall)
MSFS-679 Financial Regulation and Reform in Developing Countries (Spring)
INAF-594 Business and Investment Negotiation (Spring & Fall)

Advanced Trade

ECON-484 Political Economy of Trade Policy (Spring)
MSFS-535 Trade Negotiations and Commercial Diplomacy (Fall)
MSFS-577 Commercial Diplomacy and International Business Development (Spring)
MSFS-585 International Trade and Investment  (Spring)
INAF-502 Outsourcing, Offshoring & Services in Global Economy (Fall)
INAF-503 WTO Dispute Settlement (Fall) (this class has a prerequisite)
INAF-508 Topics: IBD/Business, Government and the Global Economy (Spring)
LASP- 513 China and Latin American Trade (Fall)

Ethical Business Leadership Courses

MSFS-581 Business & Sustainability (formerly CSR) (anticipated for Spring)
MSFS-615 Public Private Partnerships (Fall)
INAF-493  International Business Ethics (Spring)
MSFS-622 Financing Social Impact (Spring)

Finance, Trade and Economics Courses

MSFS-518 Investments in Emerging Markets (Spring)
MSFS-533 Quantitative Analysis in Decisionmaking (Spring)
MSFS-535 Trade Negotiations and Commercial Diplomacy (Fall)
MSFS-549 Petroleum in the Global Economy (Spring)
MSFS-577 Economic Diplomacy and Trade Promotion (Spring)
MSFS-585 International Trade and Investment (Spring)
MSFS-613 Comparative Regional Economic Development (Spring)
MSFS-621 International Project Finance & Investment (Spring)
MSFS-622 Financing Social Impact (Spring)
MSFS-670 Private Equity in Frontier Markets (Fall)
MSFS-679 Financial Regulation and Reform in Developing Countries (Spring)*
MSFS-739 Resources Management (Fall) (Workshop)
ECON-484 Political Economy of Trade Policy (Spring)
ECON-522 Intro to Econometrics (Fall & Spring) (4 credit class)
GHDP-525 Applied Econometrics for Development Practitioners (Fall)
INAF-502/504 Outsourcing, Offshoring & Services in Global Economy (Fall & Spring)
INAF-503 WTO Dispute Settlement (Fall) (this class has a prerequisite)
INAF-508 Topics: IBD/Business, Government and the Global Economy (Spring)
INAF-594 Business and Investment Negotiation (Spring & Fall)
LASP- 513 China and Latin American Trade (Fall)
LASP-504 Political Economy of Latin America (Spring)

Strategy Courses

MSFS-583 Global Marketing Strategies (Spring)
MSFS-593 Global Political Economy (Spring)
MSFS-649 World Energy Security (Spring)
MSFS-740 Strategy and Management Problem Solving (Fall) (Workshop)
INAF-507 International Business Operations (Fall)
INAF-528 Global Risk and Investment Emerging Markets (Spring)
INAF-531 International Political Risk Analysis (Spring)
REES-600 Business Dynamics in Russia (Spring)

Business, Government & Society Courses

MSFS-525 Business Government Relations (Spring)
MSFS-556 Cybersecurity: Implications for Business, Govt and the Intl Commty (Spring)
MSFS-581 Business and Sustainability (formerly CSR) (Spring)
MSFS-615 Public Private Partnerships (Fall) (Workshop)
MSFS-623 International Negotiation (Spring)
MSFS-650 Global Business and Public Policy Practicum (Fall) (Workshop)
GHDP-511 Social Enterprise and Global Development (Spring) 
GHDP-521 Small/Medium Enterprise Development (Spring)
INAF-493 International Business Ethics* (not offered in Fall 2015)
INAF-499 Assessing U.S-Japan Econ Relations (Fall)
INAF-523 Globalization: Challenges for Developed Countries (Fall & Spring)