The International Commerce concentration readies students for careers in both the public and private sectors. Public sector careers (in the US at the Department of Commerce, USTR, USTDA, Ex-Im Bank, Millennium Challenge Corporation, World Bank) focus on maintaining and improving the framework through which private international commercial activity takes place. This includes economic policy, economic modeling, international trade policy, trade agreement enforcement, regulatory enforcement and business promotion, and commercial advocacy. Private sector opportunities are countless and varied.
Patterson School graduates specializing in international commerce and trade learn the fundamentals of commercial activity, and develop the analytical and interpersonal skills that are sought by international companies that are engaged in global management, sales, operations, supply chain management, communications, and technology.
Required: DIP 720 Economic Statecraft
DIP 600 Trade and Development
DIP 600 Economics of Development
DIP 600 International Finance
DIP 716 International Trade Policy and Practice
DIP 730 Cross-Cultural Negotiation and Bargaining
DIP 734 Africa’s Development Challenges
DIP 735 Energy Security
DIP 750 Defense Statecraft
And others, including International Political Economy courses offered by the Department of Political Science.