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Global politics
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Global politics

In a survey by the World Economic Forum, 86 percent of respondents said there is a leadership shortage in the world. To overcome today’s challenges, the world needs strong political, nonprofit, and business leaders who can facilitate cooperation between business, government, academic, and civil society. The W. P. Carey business degree in global politics prepares you to do just that, delivering skills and knowledge for tomorrow’s agents of change.

Global politics degree courses

The business degree in global politics teaches you to think critically about global problems, integrate inquiry and action, and lead by example. You’ll build a strong foundation in business, while gaining an important global perspective through courses like:

  • American Foreign Policy
  • Business Law and Ethics for Managers
  • Comparative Government
  • Comparative Politics
  • Contemporary Global Controversies
  • Democratization
  • European Union
  • Global Marketing Management
  • Global Politics
  • Global Supply Chain Management
  • Global Supply Operations
  • International Political Economy
  • Latin America
  • National Security, Intelligence, and Terrorism
  • Organization and Management Leadership
  • Principles of International Business
  • Survey of International Economics
  • World Politics and Global Inequalities

Customize your experience 

You’ll have plenty of opportunities to apply and diversify your degree through undergraduate research, internships, targeted career programs, and 35+ business clubs and organizations — including a number of groups with international and political interests.

Experiential learning helps you add context to classroom concepts, uncover new strengths and interests, and challenge yourself to reach new heights. Explore more ways to customize your experience at W. P. Carey:

Careers in global politics

The business degree in global politics prepares you to launch any of the following careers, in fields such as law, journalism, public relations, information analysis, market research, and campaign and issue management.

Career Growth* Median Salary*

*Data obtained from the Occupational Information network (O*NET) under sponsorship of the U.S. Department of Labor/Employment and Training Administration (USDOL/ETA).

  •  Bright Outlook
  •  Green Occupation
Administrative Services Managers 12.47% $81,080
Chief Executives   $168,140
Chief Sustainability Officers     $168,140
Compliance Managers   7.32% $100,890
Cost Estimators 25.34% $58,860
Economists 5.82% $91,860
General and Operations Managers     $95,440
Industrial Production Managers   $89,190
Investment Fund Managers 7.32% $100,890
Management Analysts 23.87% $78,600
Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists   $60,300
Marketing Managers 12.48% $119,480
Regulatory Affairs Managers   7.32% $100,890
Sales Managers 14.95% $105,260
Security Managers 7.32% $100,890
Social and Community Service Managers 13.78% $59,970
Storage and Distribution Managers   $81,830
Supply Chain Managers   7.32% $100,890
Transportation Managers   $81,830
Wind Energy Project Managers   7.32% $100,890

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Application requirements 

All students are required to meet general university and W. P. Carey admission requirements.

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