International Trade Policy Certificate Program
A fundamental philosophy driving the creation of this curriculum is that governments, corporations, and nongovernmental organizations dealing with trade policy need entry-level and mid-career professional staff who are knowledgeable about the fundamental and practical aspects of trade policy and negotiations, and who possess the professional skills essential for practitioners. Because of the unique expertise of the professional training staff and faculty that has been assembled in the International Trade Policy program, the Monterey Institute is well-positioned to fill a growing and essential niche in this rapidly emerging field.
Students are encouraged to gain a strong basis in international economics, politics and law. In developing a course of study, you should balance attention to economics and the legal/political framework for trade policy, with course work in specific policy areas which concern trade issues such as the environment, security, and labor. It may be particularly useful to learn about commerce and business and students may wish to consider registering for business classes in appropriate cases.
Individuals who wish to complete a course of study to receive the Certificate in International Trade may do so within a period of two semesters. These students are considered non-degree, as they are not enrolled in a master’s degree program, and will have a different set of admissions requirements. Working professionals, recent undergraduate students, and individuals who already hold an advanced degree can be considered. Please contact the Admissions Office for more details.
International Trade Policy Certificate: Study Plan
The stand-alone certificate in international trade policy is comprised of 32 credits with an average grade of B or higher for all courses completed in furtherance of the certificate. In addition, students are encouraged to gain professional development experience in trade policy.
And at least 12 credits from any of the following courses:
- IPOL 8509 Introduction to International Negotiations
- IPOL 8551 Development Economics
- IPOL 8525 Trade Laws and Institutions
- IPOL 8526 Strategic Trade Controls & Nonproliferation
- IPOL 8555 Money Laundering & Terror Finance
- IPOL 8565 Intro to Network Analysis
- IPOL 8579 The China Factor
- IPOL 8603 Seminar: Asia's Development Challenges
- IPOL 8607 Seminar: International Trade and Investment Simulation
- IPOL 8613 Seminar: Illicit Drug Markets
- IPOL 8623 Seminar: Business Models of Sustainable Development
- IPOL 8638 Seminar: U.S. & East Asia Trade and Investment Policy
- IPOL 8646 Seminar: Private-Public Partnerships for Sustainable Development
- IPOL 8647 Seminar: U.S. - Mexico Relations
- IPOL 8648 Seminar: Global Economics and Environmental Governance
- IPOL 8661 Seminar: Trade and Development
- IPOL 8681 Seminar: Quantitative Methods for Trade
- IPOL 8686 Seminar: International Trade Negotiation Simulation
- WKSH 8501 U.S. - China Trade Relations
- WKSH 8526 Fundamentals of International Trade and Shipping
The remaining 12 credits can be satisfied from policy and business courses with the consultation and approval of your academic advisor.
The requirements listed above are effective as of June 1, 2011.