The study of International Relations is becoming ever more important as our world becomes more interconnected. But what exactly is International Relations all about?

Traditionally, International Relations sets out to examine and analyze a global environment that is composed principally of sovereign states that pursue, promote, and protect their respective national interests. However, since the 1990s, its scope has expanded and now it deals with the nature of the changing relations and linkages between states and non-state actors. More importantly, it aims to explain the mechanics of the international system – the forces, factors and interests, customs, rules, norms, institutions and organizations that both define the world today and impact our lives.

This concentration in International Relations is a Business Administration program which further develops the students’ aptitude in the area of political awareness, economic understanding, and international cooperation. Other highlights are:

  • Case study concentration on ASEAN and the Asia-Pacific region
  • Learn about Conceptualization, Linkage, Analysis, and Prescription / Prediction – useful methodologies for future careers
  • Job market oriented, emphasis on Applied International Relations

Dual Degree Option

• Bachelor of Business Administration
• BA – International Relations

Stamford International University has a collaboration with EU Business School in Barcelona, Geneva and Montreux. Students taking the international pathway will study their first two years at Stamford International University and spend two additional years at EU Business School, at one of the aforementioned campuses in either Spain or Switzerland. Students will receive two degrees on graduation.

You will be able to:

  • Demonstrate a working knowledge of and a capacity to apply international relations in real world situations.
  • Acquire and develop strong research skills.
  • Critically analyze international events and issues as well as identify global trends.
  • Demonstrate effective written and oral communications skills.
  • Develop aptitude in the areas cultural competency, international cooperation and problem solving, and global citizenship.
  • Learn to use conceptual tools proficiently either in the public policy arena or the business world.

Career Opportunities

  • Careers in government, journalism, law, intergovernmental organizations, non-governmental organizations, international business (risk analysis, consulting), and academia.
  • Studying International Relations gives the student many useful transferable skills including:
    – The ability to research, source and examine information thoroughly
    – The capacity to critically analyze evidence and construct coherent arguments
    – Excellent writing and speaking capabilities
    – Strong competency in intellectual and creative endeavors
    – Teamwork in multi-cultural environments
    – Solid understanding and appreciation of global politics

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