Executive Master of International Relations


The EMIR prepares leaders and managers for the challenges and opportunities leading organizations in the global arena.  The degree attracts professionals who wish to gain experience in one of six career tracks:  Professor Kim SoonheeGlobal Markets; Global Development; Foreign Policy; Negotiation and Conflict Resolution; Global Security or Transnational Organizations and Leadership.  Additionally, a regional focus in one of five geographic regions is required:  Africa; Asia; Europe; Latin America and the Middle East.   The 30-credit EMIR can be completed in one calendar year or on a part-time basis depending on the needs of the schedule and career demands of the student.  A Certificate of Advanced Study  can also be pursued concurrently in a myriad of disciplines.  A dual degree  in EMIR and Executive Master of Public Administration (EMPA) is also an option.

The EMIR in DC is a unique master's program intended for mid-career professionals who are looking to advance their career and deepen their understanding of critical global issues.  This degree can be completed in as little at 18 months part-time, with evening seminars and short, intensive sessions to accommodate busy schedules.

As part of their degree, students choose a career track, regional focus, and elective course options. 

Career Track Course Areas
• Global Markets
• Negotiation & Conflict Resolution
• Global Development Policy
• Foreign Policy
• Global Security
• Transnational Organizations and Leadership

Regional Area Course Areas
• Africa
• Asia
• Europe
• Latin America
• Middle East

 Compete degree requirement details are outlined in the Course Catalog.