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The International Economics Program provides students with a firm grasp of the theory and tools of economics and finance and the functioning of the international economic system.

This 11-month, full-time program prepares students to understand advanced economic theories, develop quantitative skills and analyze current international economic issues.  Students move through the program in a cohort format and focus on how international trade and finance shape economic performance. Further, students develop their own perspectives by interacting one-on-one with world-renowned scholars while specializing in either Macroeconomics/International Finance or in International Trade/Development.

The International Law and Organizations Program prepares graduates to work in human rights, the rule of law, post-conflict reconstruction, environmental cooperation, corporate social responsibility, protection of international investment, negotiation of international trade agreements and other areas handled by multilateral organizations and NGOs.

International Political Economy (IPE) fills the conceptual and analytic void between international economics and international security. It includes the study of comparative political economy—the cross-polity examination of national economies regarding, for example, the institutional nature of banking systems. 

The Master of International Public Policy is designed for experienced professionals who wish to develop advanced analytical and leadership skills. Studying under world-class scholars and practitioners, students customize their course of study from an array of functional, regional, and economic course topics to advance their expertise and position themselves for continued professional success.

Offered at the Hopkins- Nanjing Center (HNC), this two-year program is the only master’s degree fully accredited in both China and the United States. Students complete course work and a thesis in Chinese, culminating in a degree jointly awarded by SAIS and Nanjing University. Mandarin proficiency required.

Internships facilitate career exploration and skills development and SAIS values the benefits gained through domestic and international internships. Global Career Services has a number of resources that can help students identify and seek promising internship opportunities. Additionally, many academic programs also work with students in their concentration to develop relevant internships. 

The Italian Program at SAIS Europe in Bologna offers a unique full-immersion experience. All language activities are designed to help students develop the specific language skills that they will find essential in their future careers.

The J-Card Office issues the J-Cards which is the official identification and access card for students, faculty and staff. J-Cash is also a prepaid, stored-value account that is part of your J-Card. It is the convenient, cashless way to pay for your purchases. J-Cash balances roll over each term/year and the card remains active as long as you are a registered student or current faculty/staff member. 

The Japan Studies Program, with accomplished scholars, policy-experienced professionals and real-world work opportunities for students, is catching the wave. SAIS is one of the few International Relations graduate programs to offer a concentration focused specifically on Japan. The Reischauer Center for East Asian Studies, closely affiliated to the program, supports these efforts by conducting policy-relavant research and providing links to Asian Studies in general. 

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