Graduate Program in Economic DiplomacyGraduate Program in Economic Diplomacy

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The International Institute on Economic Diplomacy offers two courses during the 2020 Summer Program in Economic Diplomacy at UC San Diego for official university credit.

The dates for the program are June 29 – July 17, 2020.

The main course, Economic Diplomacy (4 units), will focus on how technological changes, governance, politics and social and environmental issues all converge to form the dynamic playing field of nations and their economies. The second course (2 units) will be a complementary reading and discussion group.

Course Curriculum

The focus of the course is to provide students with the necessary technical skills required for economic diplomacy.  A critical challenge in the practice of economic diplomacy is to bridge the gap between experts’ views and a general policy approach. Students will receive a solid foundation in economic policy across various domains.  They will be exposed to the complex functioning of economic diplomacy, learning a holistic approach to thinking about policy issues.

UC San Diego is on the quarter system. It is at the discretion of the student’s home institution to accept transfer credits. Confirm with your academic institution that the courses you intend to take are transferable.

  • GPGN 490S Economic Diplomacy: Taught by a GPS professor with supporting lectures and sessions by professors from partner institutions and high-level guest speakers.
    • Class meets approximately 10 hours per week (Monday – Friday mornings) for a total of 30 hours of in-class instruction
    • This is a 4-unit course offering a letter grade for official UC San Diego credit
  • GPGN 498S Directed Group Study: A directed reading course that allows for group discussion on topics in Economic Diplomacy.
    • Class meets approximately five hours per week (Monday – Friday mornings) for a total of 15 hours of in-class instruction
    • This is a 2-unit course offering a Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory grade for official UC San Diego credit

The curriculum will cover:

  • An Overview of Global Governance and Commerce
  • The Impacts of Technological Advances
  • The Changing Environment
  • The Evolving Role of Borders and Global Firms
  • Merging the Technical with Geopolitics

Eligibility

Enrollment in this program is by permission of the instructor. Students must be pursuing a master's degree (or higher) in a related field, such as economics, international relations, international business or public policy.

Domestic Students

Domestic students have the option to enroll in one course:

  • GPGN 490S Economic Diplomacy (4 units)

or, in both courses:

  • GPGN 490S Economic Diplomacy (4 units) and
  • GPGN 498S Directed Group Study (2 units)

Tuition and fees for UC San Diego Graduate Students is $1,501.30 for 4 units  ($2,199.30 for 6 units). 

Tuition and fees for Domestic Visiting Graduate Students for 4 units is $2,280.35 ($2,978.35 for 6 units).

International Students

International students (currently outside the U.S. and applying for a U.S. visa after receiving immigration documents from UC San Diego) must be enrolled in a minimum of 6 units to be eligible for a student visa. International students in the 2020 Summer Program in Economic Diplomacy at UC San Diego are required to enroll in both courses:

  • GPGN 490S Economic Diplomacy (4 units)
  • GPGN 498S Directed Group Study (2 units)

Tuition and fees for International Graduate Students is $3,874.35 for 6 units.

International Graduate Students are also required to pay the following fees:

  • $600Application and visa processing fee
  • $500: GLI student services fee
  • $2,360: On-campus housing and meals: June 28 – July 18, 2020

Other costs:

  • $350: SEVIS I‐901 Fee for F‐1 students
    (paid to Homeland Security after receiving I‐20) 
  • $160: DS‐160 Visa Application Fee
    (paid to U.S. Department of State when applying for student visa)
  • $250: Health Insurance – This is an estimate, insurance plans vary
    (purchased independently by student)

Registration and Deadline

Click here to apply for the program. Applications will be considered through April 15, contingent on space availability. Full payment is due April 22. Instructions for payment will be included in the admission packet.

This program is being administered through the Global Leadership Institute (GLI) at the School of Global Policy and Strategy. Please contact gps-gli@ucsd.edu if you have questions about the program.

Logistics

Students must apply to the program through the Global Leadership Institute (GLI). Please contact gps-gli@ucsd.edu if you have questions about the program.


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