Kennesaw State to offer Master of Science in International Policy Management

Board of Regents approves new degree designed for global managers

Georgia (Jan 16, 2009) — Kennesaw State to offer Master of Science in International Policy Management

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Kennesaw State to offer Master of Science in International Policy Management
Board of Regents approves new degree designed for global managers

KENNESAW‚ Ga. (January 15‚ 2009)
— Kennesaw State University will begin this fall offering a Master of Science degree with a major in International Policy Management‚ designed to help corporate and public sector managers and professionals understand the impact of global policy on management practices.

The new master’s‚ approved by the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia at its January meeting‚ will emphasize how the international policy process works‚ how it impacts the private and public sectors‚ and the interrelationship of political‚ economic and regulatory components of a global environment. The new program brings to 22 the number of master’s−level programs offered at Kennesaw State.

“The complexities of conducting affairs in an increasingly global environment means knowledge of international policy is no longer the primary domain of those in the diplomatic arena‚” said Richard Vengroff‚ dean of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences at Kennesaw State. “This is an applied degree program that will give students practical knowledge about global issues relevant to business‚ governance and the public sector.”

Courses in the new program — covering topics such as trade policy and practice; international political economy; development policy and practice; political risk management; international conflict management‚ strategic negotiations and decision−making; world politics and governance; and comparative regulatory politics — will be taught through a combination of standard online courses‚ streaming video‚ interactive teleconferences and face−to−face instruction.

“We’ve designed the program to make it more accessible for those working in various fields at the level of global management‚ many of whom travel a great deal‚” said Chien−Pin Li‚ chair of the Department of Political Science and International Affairs.

For more information on the Master of Science in International Policy Management‚ call 770−423−6227 or send inquiries to


Kennesaw State University is the third−largest university in Georgia‚ offering more than 65 graduate and undergraduate degrees‚ including new doctorates in education and business. A member of the 35−unit University System of Georgia‚ Kennesaw State is a comprehensive‚ residential institution with a growing student population of more than 21‚000 from 142 countries.


A leader in innovative teaching and learning, Kennesaw State University offers more than 150 undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degrees to its approximately 41,000 students. With 11 colleges on two metro Atlanta campuses, Kennesaw State is a member of the University System of Georgia and the third-largest university in the state. The university’s vibrant campus culture, diverse population, strong global ties and entrepreneurial spirit draw students from throughout the region and from 92 countries across the globe. Kennesaw State is a Carnegie-designated doctoral research institution (R2), placing it among an elite group of only 6 percent of U.S. colleges and universities with an R1 or R2 status, and one of the 50 largest public institutions in the country. For more information, visit