Earn Your Master’s in International Relations and Business Online

Developed in Partnership with the Top-Ranked School of International Service

Where Business and International Affairs Intersect

The online MS in International Relations and Business program prepares professionals to solve complex business challenges across borders and cultures. While honing your business skills, you will learn strategies to successfully lead your organization in the complex global ecosystem.

Our location in the Washington, DC, policy hub provides you with access to some of the world’s most prominent international organizations. With the knowledge and key connections formed in the program, you will graduate ready to successfully drive global business strategy across public, private, and nonprofit sectors.

A collaboration between two AU schools

Designed in partnership between the top-ranked School of International Service and the AACSB-accredited Kogod School of Business, the MS in International Relations and Business program features a curriculum that focuses on the intersection of business, foreign policy, and international affairs.


American University’s Kogod School of Business is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International) — known worldwide as the longest-standing and most recognized form of accreditation an institution and its business programs can earn.


The international relations master’s degree programs from American University’s School of International Service were ranked No. 8 worldwide by Foreign Policy magazine in 2018.1

The best of campus delivered online

The MS in International Relations and Business is delivered through a versatile format that features:

  • live, online classes hosted by renowned AU professors
  • self-paced course work that can be completed 24/7
  • networking opportunities with our extensive alumni base in Washington, DC, and around the world
  • an in-person immersion experience in a global business hub

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1The Best International Relations Schools in the World, Foreign Policy magazine, 2018. Accessed May 2019.arrow_upwardReturn to footnote reference