International Business Relations

Important to Note:

  • Students offering the International Business Relations field of study are required to complete four course credits.
  • Students in the MIB program are not allowed to complete the International Business Relations Field of Study.
  • Students have the option of completing additional courses to receive Certificates in International Finance and Banking or Strategic Management and International Consultancy.
  • As a reminder, please note:
    • A course may be counted for credit in only one Field of Study.
    • In those cases where a course is listed in more than one Field of Study, the student may choose the Field of Study in which it is to be credited.
    • Courses, however, may be used to meet both Divisional Breadth Requirements and Field of Study requirements simultaneously.
  • Faculty Member Supervising this field of study: Professor Laurent L. Jacque


ILO L230 International Business Transactions
ILO L232 International Investment Law
ILO L233 International Financial and Fiscal Law
ILO L234 International Intellectual Property Law and Policy
ILO L237 Mergers and Acquisitions: An International Perspective
DHP D216m 

Social Networks in Organizations – Part One 

DHP D217m Social Networks in Organizations – Part Two
DHP P203 Analytic Frameworks for Public Policy Decisions
[DHP P232]
Communications Policy Analysis and Modeling
[EIB E280] Economics and Management of Technology
*EIB B200 Foundations in Financial Accounting and Corporate Finance
EIB B205 Data Analysis and Statistical Methods
EIB B206 Data Analysis and Statistical Methods for Business
EIB B207 Financial Statement Management
+EIB B208 Financial Statement Analysis
EIB B209m Managerial Accounting
EIB B210 Accounting for Profit, Non-Profit, and Government Organizations
+EIB B212
Starting New Ventures 
+EIB B213 Managing the Growing Enterprise
EIB B220 Global Financial Services
+EIB B221 International Financial Management
[EIB B225m] Corporate Finance and Banking: A Comparative East Asian Perspective
EIB B226 Large Investment and International Project Finance
EIB B227 Islamic Banking and Finance
EIB B229 Global Investment Management
+EIB B231
International Business Strategy and Operations
EIB B233 Best (or more plausibly, widely used) Practices
EIB B234
Strategic Management in Privatizing and Deregulating Industries 
EIB B235 Managing the Global Corporation
+EIB B236 Strategy and Innovation in the Evolving Context of International Business
EIB B237 Field Studies in Global Consulting
EIB B238m Strategic Management
EIB B241 Financial Inclusion - A Method for Development
EIB B243
Market Approaches to Development
[+EIB B260] International Marketing
EIB B262 Marketing Research and Analysis
EIB B263m Marketing Management
EIB B264 Strategic Marketing for Non-Profit Organizations
EIB B270m
Business Groups in Asia
EIB B272m
The Economic and Business Environments of Greater China
EIB B280
The Global Food Business
EIB B284 Petroleum in the Global Economy

* This course is required for constitution of the field.
++ Any one of these courses may be used as the required course in the field.
+ Any one of these courses may be used as the second required course in the field.
[ ] Bracketed courses are those not offered 2014-2015.
Unless otherwise indicated, students need three course credits to complete a field of study. Modular courses count as one-half credit and if listed in a field, two must be taken to complete one course.

Special Note regarding the Three Economics Fields of Study

  • All three Economics fields of study (International Trade and Commercial Policies, International Monetary Theory and Policy, and Development Economics) have a select group of core required courses, which include E201, as well as a field specific core required course, and one elective course credit. Together, they constitute a minimum package of economics knowledge allowing Fletcher students to use economic tools to reason analytically in their chosen domain.
  • If you pass the E201 Equivalency Exam, which waives the course, you are still obliged to complete the 4.5 credits required for all three Economics fields of study.
  • In the case of the International Trade and Commercial Policies field, as well as Development Economics field, if you pass the E210m Equivalency Exam, which waives the E210m course, you may complete either of these fields of study with 4 credits.
  • Some students seek to offer both of their fields of study for their degree in Economics, which requires the following:
  • Completion of the course, E213: Econometrics, and
  • A minimum of seven Economic course credits which are beyond E201.

Note: Since some of the core required courses are the same among the different Economics Fields of Study, students pursuing both their fields of study in Economics are required to take more elective courses in one or both of their selected Economic fields of study.

Please note the Equivalency Exams are administered, without exception, twice during the academic year. Refer to the 2014-2015 Academic Calendar to note the specific dates for the Equivalency Exams at: More information about how to prepare for the Equivalency Exams is available at:

Professors with expertise in the field

Research Centers

Student Theses

Business in Bulgaria: An Overview for Investors and Managers in 2010 (MALD 2010)

A Real Great Leap Forward: History, Drivers And Expected Trends Of M&A In the People’s Republic Of China (MALD 2010)

Collaborative Value Sharing Between Profit and NonProfit Partners in Emerging Markets: The Case of GrameenPhone in Bangladesh (MALD 2009)

Prospect of Energy Link Between Central Asia and China: A Study on the Development of 'Energy Silk Route,' the Turkmenistan - China Pipeline (MALD 2009)

The Political Potential of Israel-GCC Business Relations (MALD 2009)

Tourism and Economic Development in Tanzania (MALD 2009)

Mobile Banking: Can Financial Services be Extended to Africa's Unbanked? (MALD 2009)

Adopem Bank: Microfinance in the Dominican Republic, A Case Study (MALD 2008)