Global Commerce and Finance, M.Sc. | Claremont Graduate University (CGU) | Claremont, United States
18 months
1980 USD/credit 47520 USD/year
1980 USD/credit 47520 USD/year
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Global Commerce and Finance from Claremont Graduate University (CGU) is a 36-unit or nine-course program over three semesters that provides robust training in quantitative analysis using applied econometrics, quantitative economics, agents-based/predictive modeling, computer simulations, and visualization that can be applied to international business, economics, and political interactions.


As global economic integration expands, sound financial decisions in the public and private sectors cannot be based solely on domestic considerations. The Global Commerce and Finance program from Claremont Graduate University (CGU) augments rigorous study in economic theory and analysis with deep examination of the cross-cutting global, regional, and local issues affecting business. Curriculum draws on economic theories, applied econometrics, quantitative economics, predictive modeling, and political economy to understand global economic and financial interactions. 

Hands-on training in quantitative research gives our students a competitive edge, allowing them unique insight into international finance and business that takes into account the evolving relationship between commerce and international politics and policy. Our transdisciplinary approach creates thoughtful problem solvers who know when to reach across academic boundaries.

Program Highlights

  • Ideal for professionals seeking positions with a focus in international economics, trade, and finance in the commercial sector, or in government, international, and nonprofit organizations.
  • The Division of Politics & Economics has had success placing graduates in top governmental agencies, such as the World Bank, as well as in prominent private-sector firms.
  • The distinguished Economics and International Studies faculty and alumni network is a great source for employment.
  • Our MS in Global Commerce and Finance has been designated and approved as a STEM program.
  • Pursue your MS in conjunction with another degree, such as an MS in Information Systems & Technology. You earn a diploma for each degree and “double count” some units from one program to the other to decrease your required total units.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Global Money & Finance
  • Strategic Modeling for Politics, Economics & Business
  • Political Economy of International Development
  • The World Economy: Trade and Finance
  • Applied Data Analysis and Econometrics
  • Data Analytics and Visualization

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 18 months

Start dates & application deadlines


36 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
GRE admission requirements GRE®

Applicants who feel that their Grade Point Averages do not adequately represent their ability to succeed in a graduate program may find it helpful to submit GRE scores for consideration.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Application
  • $80 Application fee
  • Official transcripts (undergraduate/graduate)
  • Resume
  • English proficiency exam (international applicants only)
  • Copy of Passport
  • Affidavit of Financial Support
  • Financial Statement or Proof
  • Statement of purpose
  • Two letters of recommendation

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    47520 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1980 USD per credit during 18 months.
  • National

    47520 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1980 USD per credit during 18 months.

Living costs for Claremont

1100 - 1600 USD /month
Living costs

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