Register for a virtual information session led by an admissions representative or a current MSFS student. We will also host special virtual programming, such as student and alumni panels. These are great opportunities to ask questions about the student experience and better understand the program.
We will be offering three in-person information sessions and campus tours, led by current MSFS students, on Tuesdays, October 11, November 1, and November 15, at 10 AM. Space is limited.
Our Faculty Chairs will be giving an overview of their concentrations via Zoom in late-October and early-November. Register for one (or more!) of our sessions that will detail the curriculum and student outcomes for: Global Politics and Security (GPS); International Development (IDEV); Global Business, Finance, and Society (GBFS); and Science, Technology, and International Affairs (STIA).
November 22 and 29, 2:00-4:30 p.m. EST
MSFS 742 – Strategy, Finance & Valuation by Professor David Wallis
The course is split into 4 sections: (1) Strategy – an introduction to strategy with case led application; (2) Finance – a case led refresher of key financial tools and metrics including financial modelling; (3) Valuation – an introduction to valuation; (4) Case led integration of the above using a mix of theory, news events, blogs and research reports. The course will draw upon current events to illustrate and analyze key principles.
November 16, 5:00-7:30 p.m. EST
STIA 419- Energy and Environment in Eurasia by Professor Theresa Sabonis-Helf
This course will focus on the role played by energy and environment in the evolution of the successor states to the Soviet Union. The energy portion of the course will examine the challenges faced by energy-poor states in their transitions, as well as the very different challenges faced by oil and gas-rich successor states. The environment portion of the course will examine the Soviet legacy of persistent pollutants and “national sacrifice zones” and how the states have attempted to address them, as well as the transboundary pollution problems. The course will also review the role played by the successor states and the international community in attempting to improve the environment in this region, the emerging challenges posed to the region by climate change, and the resource management challenges (particularly in water) faced by these states.
November 11 and 18, 2:00-4:30 p.m. EST
GOVT 560 – Corruption vs Good Governance by Professor Jodi Vittori
This class examines what governments are expected to provide their citizens today so we can better understand where corruption leads to perceived governance failures. It explores how different so-called syndromes of corruption manifest themselves in different types of states, as well as comparing and contrasting four leading theories of governance and corruption.
November 11, 18, and December 2, 3:30-6 p.m. EST
GHD 636 – Climate Change and Development by Professor Shantayanan Devarajan
This course will cover: (1) Climate change and its impacts: what we know, what we don’t know; (2) Adapting to climate change (assuming carbon emissions continue with the baseline scenario); (3) Mitigating climate change: What developing countries can do.
Our Admission Assistants and current MSFS students, Erin and Hershel, are offering 20-minute “office hours” throughout the semester. Schedule a 1:1 virtual call to check in about program requirements and ask about their MSFS student experiences, thus far!
Class visits are available on a limited, first-come first-serve basis throughout the fall semester with at least two weeks notice. In order to shadow a MSFS class, we ask prospective students to attend an in-person or virtual information session, campus tour, consent with the University’s COVID Guidelines for visitors, and meet with either the Director or Associate Director of Admissions. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to request to shadow a class.
Personal interviews are not offered, except for BSFS/MSFS and BSBA/MSFS candidates, for whom an interview is required.
Due to the evolving public health situation during the COVID-19 pandemic, in-person campus visits are offered on an appointment-only basis, and Zoom meetings are preferred for prospective students. Masks are optional when inside of campus buildings. To connect with MSFS Admissions, email email@example.com. Available 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. ET Monday–Friday.