International Political Economy Major

The major in international political economy (IPE) explores the nature and complexities of our increasingly interdependent and politicized global economy from an interdisciplinary perspective. Students who complete the major will receive training in political, economic, and quantitative analysis as well as an introduction to other cultures and the opportunity to use their electives to further specialize their studies according to their interests. Students who wish to continue their education in law, economics, political science, and international affairs will find the major beneficial. Other students will be able to use the major to prepare for employment with banks, businesses, and government agencies concerned with the global economy. Available specializations include foreign language study and global business.

The major is open only to Fordham College at Rose Hill students who have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better when they declare their major. Students wishing to major in IPE are also required to submit a one-or two-page essay explaining why they would like major in IPE to the director. Please contact the director for application deadlines.

The major in international political economy (IPE) is administered by the Graduate Program in International Political Economy and Development (IPED). IPED is an affiliate member of the Association of Professional Schools of International Affairs (APSIA).

The major consists of eight required core courses and four electives distributed as follows:

CourseTitleCredits
Political Science Core
POSC 2501INTRODUCTION TO INTERNATIONAL POLITICS4
POSC 3915INTERNATIONAL POLITICAL ECONOMY4
Economics Core
ECON 1100BASIC MACROECONOMICS3
ECON 1200BASIC MICROECONOMICS3
ECON 3244INTERNATIONAL ECONOMIC POLICY4
Anthropology Core
ANTH 3351COMPARATIVE CULTURES4
Quantitative Core
ECON 2140STATISTICS I4
ECON 2142STATISTICAL DECISION MAKING4
Elective Tracks
Select one of the following tracks:12-16
Foreign Language Elective Track
Global Business Elective Track
General Elective Track

Elective Tracks

Four courses chosen from one of three tracks:

Foreign Language Elective Track

Four courses in the same subject with either the ARABFRENGERMITAL, JPANMANDRUSS, or SPAN subject codes, numbered 1500 to 4999, count toward this requirement.

Global Business Elective Track

CourseTitleCredits
ACBU 2222PRINCIPLES OF FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING3
ACBU 2223PRINCIPLES OF MANAGERIAL ACCOUNTING3
Select two international economics courses of the following:8
ECONOMY OF LATIN AMERICA
WORLD POVERTY
INTERNATIONAL TRADE
INTERNATIONAL FINANCE

General Elective Track

Any course with the IPE attribute code may fulfill this requirement.

Note that ACBU 2222 PRINCIPLES OF FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING and ACBU 2223 PRINCIPLES OF MANAGERIAL ACCOUNTING do not have the IPE attribute and may not count toward the General Elective track. In addition, all courses with the ARAB, FREN, GERM, ITAL, JPANMAND, RUSS, and SPAN subject codes numbered 1500 to 4999 also count for the major.

Availability

The major in international political economy is available at Fordham College at Rose Hill. Students in Fordham School of Professional and Continuing Studies may major in international political economy only if their schedules are sufficiently flexible to permit them to take day courses at the Rose Hill or Lincoln Center campuses.

Fordham College at Rose Hill students: The requirements above are in addition to those of the Core Curriculum.

Fordham College at Lincoln Center students: The requirements above are in addition to those of the Core Curriculum.

Professional and Continuing Studies students: The requirements above are in addition to those of the PCS Core Curriculum.