Minor in International Policy and Management

7304365556_7c7d6785fe_nThe minor in international policy and management brings together courses from the School of International Relations, which deal with new global challenges, specific regions of the world and international organizations and policies; and the Price School of Public Policy, dealing with core management skills and public policy processes.

This minor is ideal for those who picture themselves running multinational corporations, negotiating with foreign governments, or those interested in the policy and management issues that affect different regions of the world. This program will provide students with an understanding of the changes transforming the world and a taste of the policy and management skills to deal with them. Students will look at how those implications change when applied to other cultures, countries, or regions of the world. To put these techniques to practice, students are required to participate in an internship with an international focus.

International Relations

IR Required Courses:

  • IR 305 Managing New Global Challenges

IR Regional Courses
Students select one of the following:

  • IR 333 China in International Affairs
  • IR 345 Russian and Soviet Foreign Policy
  • IR 358 The Asian Pacific in World Affairs
  • IR 360 International Relations of the Pacific Rim
  • IR 361 South and Southeast Asia in International Affairs
  • IR 362 The International Relations of the Contemporary Middle East
  • IR 363 Middle East Political Economy
  • IR 365 U.S. Responses to Revolutionary Change in Latin America and the Caribbean
  • IR 367 Africa in International Affairs
  • IR 369 Contemporary European International Relations
  • IR 383 Third World Negotiations
  • IR 385 European Foreign Policy and Security Issues
  • IR 439 Political Economy of Russia and Eurasia
  • IR 442 Japanese Foreign Policy
  • IR 468 European Integration

IR Electives
Students select one of the following or an additional course from the IR Regional Courses list:

  • IR 306 International Organizations
  • IR 307 Contemporary International Politics
  • IR 310 Introduction to Peace and Conflict Studies
  • IR 315 Ethnicity and Nationalism in World Politics
  • IR 316 Gender and Global Issues
  • IR 318 Conflict Resolution and Peace Research
  • IR 323 Politics of Global Environment
  • IR 324 Multinational Enterprises and World Politics
  • IR 325 Rich and Poor States in the World Political Economy
  • IR 326 U.S. Foreign Economic Policy
  • IR 327 International Negotiation
  • IR 330 Politics of the World Economy
  • IR 341 Foreign Policy Analysis
  • IR 343 U.S. Foreign Policy since World War II
  • IR 344 Developing Countries and World Politics
  • IR 381 Introduction to International Security
  • IR 382 Order and Disorder in Global Affairs
  • IR 427 Seminar on Economics and Security
  • IR 441 Comparative Analysis of Foreign Policy
  • IR 444 Issues and Theories in Global Society

Price School of Public Policy

The Price School component requires completion of the following three options:

From Public Policy Courses

  • PPD 225 Public Policy and Management

Additionally, students select two classes from the following:

  • PPD 357 Government and Business (prerequisites: ECON 203)
  • PPD 371 The Nonprofit Sector and the Public Interest
  • PPD 373 Public Policy and Planning Analysis (prerequisites: ECON 203, PPD 225 and PPD 404)
  • PPD 476 Politics and Administration
  • PPD 482 Comparative Public Administration

Or From Public Management Courses 

  • PPD 402 Management of Public and Nonprofit Organizations

Additionally, students select two classes from the following:

  • PPD 313 Administration of Financial Resources
  • PPD 407 Financial Management of Public and Nonprofit Organizations
  • PPD 411a Sacramento Semester
  • PPD 476 Politics and Administration


Each student is required to complete an approved internship with an international focus. Students take a two unit internship through the School of International Relations (IR 491).

For detailed course information, please see the Course Catalogue. For a course schedule, please see the Schedule of Classes.

To learn more about this minor program or to declare it, please contact:
USC Dornsife College School of International Relations
(213) 740-6278
(213) 740-2136