Requirements for the M.A. in International Business and Development Studies

Courses in the M.A. in International Business and Development Studies are designated by the BD prefix. A total of 30 credits are required for graduation, to be distributed as follows:

FOR STUDENTS WHO ENROLLED IN 2011 OR AFTER

Credit-track students
Core Courses in International Business category or Development Studies category 12 credits
Elective courses in any BD category * 18 credits
Research Guidance ** 0 credit
Graduation Project *** 0 credit
Thesis-track students
Core Courses in International Business category or Development Studies category of BD 12 credits
Elective courses in any BD category * 14 credits
Research Guidance ** 0 credit
Thesis Seminar *** 4 credits
Master's Thesis *** 0 credit

* Up to 8 credits of non-BD courses (AG, JS and graduate courses in any other program at Sophia University) can be counted as Elective Courses.

** Taken every semester.

*** Typically taken in the final semester.


FOR STUDENTS WHO ENROLLED IN 2008-2010

Credit-track Students
Core Courses in the International Business category or Development Studies category 12 credits
Elective courses in any BD category * 18 credits
Graduation Project ** 0 credit
Thesis-track students
Core Courses in the International Business category or Development Studies category 12 credits
Elective courses in any BD category * 14 credits
Thesis Guidance ** 4 credits
Master's Thesis ** 0 credit

* Up to 8 credits of non-BD courses (AG, JS and graduate courses in any other program at Sophia University) can be counted as Elective Courses.

** Typically taken in the final semester.