M.A. On Campus

International Commerce and Policy

George Mason University

12 months
1512 USD/credit
1512 USD/credit
724 USD/credit
Tuition fee
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Broader than an MBA and more focused than a degree in international affairs, the Master's in International Commerce and Policy program at George Mason University will immerse you in the nexus of international business, economics, international relations, and public policy.


Designed to provide the practical tools needed to compete in the global economy, this interdisciplinary program explores the way business, technology, law, economics, and public policy affect complex cross-border activities. 

Unlike traditional international affairs programs, the Master's in International Commerce and Policy program focuses on international economic issues such as global trade and investment. It is also distinguished from an MBA program by providing training in the political, technological, cultural, and social aspects of the global economy.

Career options:

No other school in the Washington, D.C. area offers a program like this one. As a student in the Master’s in International Commerce and Policy program, you will develop the skills and expertise in global finance, investment, trade, and development to excel and lead in the public and private sectors, multinational organizations, NGO’s, nonprofits, and consulting firms.

The international commerce and policy program at George Mason University's Schar School of Policy and Government is an innovative master’s degree program for current and aspiring private and public sector professionals who seek the knowledge and skills to be effective in an increasingly complex world marketplace. 

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Global Political Economy
  •  Macroeconomic Policy in the Global Economy
  • Microeconomics and Trade Policy
  • Global Financial Crises and Institutions
  • Global Trade Relations
  • Technology, Culture, and Commerce
  • Introductory Data Analysis for Policy and Government

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


36 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Graduate application and fee
  • 750-1,000 word written statement of your goals and interest in the program
  • Current resume
  • Unofficial transcripts from all previous institutions attended in the U.S. For international institutions, transcripts may be unofficial but should include cumulative transcripts, degree certificate, individual semester marksheets (if applicable), and diploma (if applicable)
  • Two letters of recommendation. At least one recommendation should be from an individual who is qualified to attest to the candidate’s academic potential
  • Additional requirements for applicants with international credentials

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    1512 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1512 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    1512 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1512 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • In-State

    724 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 724 USD per credit during 12 months.

Living costs for Fairfax

1330 - 2300 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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