The MIPER Advantage
MIPER students learn about the intersection between international economics and politics with a focus on natural resources, including water, oil and gas, and minerals. In discussion-oriented classes, graduates strengthen their analytical, writing, and presentational skills. With an understanding of the global political economy and other cultures, graduates will be ready to work abroad. Students can take courses in other departments at Mines and engage in collaborative efforts across campus.
The curriculum includes several core areas or courses:
- International Political Economy: Theories and Methods
- International Political Economy of Regions (Asia, Latin America, the Middle East & North Africa, Russia & Eurasia, and Sub-Saharan Africa)
- Natural Resources and Development
- Security Studies and Resources
- International Political Risk Assessment
- Quantitative Methods for the Social Sciences
The MIPER program is ideally suited for:
- Recent graduates of engineering and applied science programs.
- Social science and business majors interested in resources and international relations.
- Mid-level corporate professionals, government civil servants, and military officers seeking higher education.
- Part-time students who are consultants or who have retired, but would like to update and expand their knowledge of today’s complex modern global economic system.