Master of Arts in International Studies

The Master of Arts in International Studies is a 36-hour, non-thesis program designed to equip leaders for service in a broad array of multicultural contexts, including for-profit business, non-profit/non-governmental organizations, diplomacy, and government. The degree provides a broad-based view of how the interplay between diverse cultures affects commerce, diplomatic relations, society, government, religion, foreign affairs, the arts, and other facets of society in today’s global environment. Graduates of the program will be equipped to lead with distinction and diplomacy in an ever-globalizing world, as well as serve their communities in culturally-sensitive ways.

ACADEMIC REQUIREMENTS:

Admission Requirements Specific to This Program:

Master of Arts in International Studies applicants must:  1) have earned a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution recognized by DBU, 2) show strong moral character commensurate with the University’s mission of producing servant leaders, and 3) demonstrate through their academic record a likelihood of success in the Master of Arts in International Studies program. In addition to these requirements, the applicant’s record of service in the community and in positions of leadership will be considered.

OTHER REQUIREMENTS:

MAIS 5001 International Job Shadowing is a required course unless the student chooses MAIS 5310 Short-Term International Immersion Experience (S-L). In MAIS 5001, the student shadows an international leader in a foreign country for one business week.

REQUIRED CORE CURRICULUM (24 hours)

course

Credit hours

REQUIRED CORE CURRICULUM

27

MAIS 5301 - Contemporary Global Issues (Travel Study)

MAIS 5302 - Geopolitics Through the Lens of Geography

MAIS 5303 - Christian Perspectives on Global Religions and Worldviews (S-L)

MAIS 5305 - Cultural Intelligence

MAIS 5317 - Comparing Government Structures and Political Systems

MAIS 5318 - International Political Economy

MAIS 5319 - International Security: The Trigger Point

MAIS 6306 - Cross-Cultural and Global Leadership

MAL 6301 - Christian Worldview of Leadership

CONCENTRATIONS Choose one

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Global Business
Select any three of the following courses:
COMA 6324 - Communication for Global Organizations

ECON 6303 - International Economics and the Legal Environment

ENTR 6306 - International Entrepreneurship

FINA 6321 - International Finance

MAGL 5345 - Business as Mission (S-L)

MAIS 5310 - Short-Term International Immersion Experience (S-L)

MANA 6311 - Global Initiatives in Management 

MRKT 6321 - International Marketing

International Relations
Select any three of the following courses:

COMA 6324 - Communication for Global Organizations

ECON 6303 - International Economics and the Legal Environment

HIED 6311 - Access and Equity in Higher Education

MAGL 5343 - Understanding Islam

MAIS 5304 - International Peace and Conflict Studies

MAIS 5310 - Short-Term International Immersion Experience (S-L)

MAIS 5313 - Urbanization and Development

MAIS 5314 - International Relations: The Human Market

MAIS 5315 - International Ethics: The Gray Line

MAIS 5316 - An International Threat: Global Health Issues

MAL 6301 - Christian Worldview of Leadership

MALA 5333 - Fine Arts in East Asia

POLS 5314 - International Relations

General International Studies

Select any three courses from the following:

Global Business

International Relations

Total Credit Hours Required

36

(S-L)=Course(s) with field-based service-learning component.

Refer to individual course descriptions for course requisites.

COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

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