Work Across Borders

The International Policy and Management specialization builds on the broader values and mission of NYU Wagner to train outstanding public service professionals. PNP students may elect to follow the International Policy and Management specialization and may choose to concentrate or combine area-specific tracks in International Public Finance, International Public Management, International Public Policy, International Health or International Urban Planning.

The International Policy and Management specialization is intended to:

  • Promote an understanding of how public and nonprofit institutional structures and managerial processes vary around the world and an understanding of the way that major international agencies function.
  • Provide a comparative interdisciplinary foundation that bridges cutting-edge conceptual thinking, critical analytical techniques, and concrete management skills relevant for those with an interest in international public service work.
  • Facilitate an ability to appreciate and confront the critical challenges of implementing complex public service policies and programs in varying contexts.

Required Specialization (International Core) Courses

Students must complete the following 12 credits:

PADM-GP.2201, Institutions, Governance, and International Development
PADM-GP.2202, Politics of International Development
PADM-GP.2203, International Economic Development: Governments, Markets, and Communities

Students must also complete at least 8 credits from the following courses. (NOTE: Courses are clustered by general topic area for organizational purposes only; you may choose to take courses across clusters.)

International Public Management-Related Courses

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International Public Policy-Related Courses

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International Public Finance-Related Courses

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International Health-Related Courses

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All Capstone projects begin in the fall and are completed at the end of the spring semester. Full-time students who begin in the spring semester typically need 2½ years to complete their degree.

CAP-GP.3226, Capstone: Advanced Project in International Management and Policy