M G Posted October 19, 2010 Share Posted October 19, 2010 (edited) Hello I am planing on applying to various graduate school for Fall 11 and I would like some advice on the selection and order of some programs. My background: I graduated from Georgia State University in 2007 with a BBA in Business economics with a specialization in Law and economics. I started off badly but ended pretty strongly which resulted in a 3.0 GPA. I did well in my "global" and economics classes. I took two semesters of Spanish but other than that no foreign language. After school I worked for one year in customer service for an online bank then worked for two years as a Logistics Contract Analyst. As a Logistics contract analyst I review shipping contracts and manipulated the data to input into a database to help optimize our clients international supply chain. I will take the GRE Nov 1st. 2 letters from profs and one from VP of company I worked for as a Logistics Contract Analyst I am focusing on MPA, MIR, MPP, and MIA programs and I want my focus to be International economics, International Trade, Monetary and Fiscal Policy(secondary optional interest in International security). Here are the ones that stand out: The Johns Hopkins University: Paul H. Nitze School of AdvancedInternational Studies- School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) Program: Master of Arts Specialization: InternationalEconomics/Strategic Studies American University: The School of International Service- Program: Master of Arts inInternational Affairs in International Politics or Master of PublicAdministration Specialization: InternationalEconomic Relationship or International management Universityof Michigan--Ann Arbor: Gerald Ford School of Public Policy Programs: Master of Public Policy(MPP) or posible dual degree with Masters in econ Specialization: Economic Policy or Methods of Policy Analysis Syracuse University: Maxwell School Programs: MPA or joint MPA/MIR Specialization: Global Markets/Global Security(and with dual Public Management) Duke University: Sanford School of Public Policy Programs: Master of Public Policy Specialization: Global Policy GlobalTrade and Finance New York University: The Wagner School Programs: Master of PublicAdministration in Public and Nonprofit Management and Policy Specialization: International Policy and Management(area specific tracks: International Public Finance, International PublicManagement, International Public Policy) University of Denver:The Josef Korbel School of International Studies- Programs: Master of Arts in Global Finance Trade and Economic Integration (GFTEI) George Mason University: School of Public Policy- Programs: Master of Public Policy (MPP) Specialization: International Commerce and Policy (ICP) Other schools considering:Heinz, Upenn, University of Maryland, Georgia State, Georgia Tech, University of Pittsburgh, UW Madison, ect... I somewhat listed these in the order I guess they are ranked in compared to each other. I would appreaciate any advice on the individual schools(location, job prospects post graduation, how much funding they gernarlly give, ect) and also any advice on how I should rank them or any other schools I should consider. I eventually want to work for the Federal Government or for an organization like the IMF. I would like to as a International Economist, International Trade specialist, Policy Analyst, ect...I somewhat listed these in the order I guess they are ranked in compared to each other. I would appreciate any advice on the individual schools(location, job prospects post graduation, how much funding they give in relation to each other, ect) and also any advice on how I should rank them. I eventually want to work for the Federal Government or for an organization like the IMF. I would like to as a International Economist, International Trade specialist, Policy Analyst, ect... Thanks! Edited October 19, 2010 by M G Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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