Electives for MAIA students are available from the course offerings throughout the different disciplines at the University of Miami.  Selection of these courses are based on the area of concentration each student has chosen to pursue.  Course availability varies per semester and is contingent on meeting the MAIA Program requirements.  A MAIA Program Adviser will assist students with the identification and selection process during the departmental scheduled advising periods.

Students may access all course information on CANE LINK.

In addition, MAIA offers several elective graduate level courses during the summer semesters which are geared to complement the International Business Track, the Human Rights/General Track, and the Security Management Track.  Please see below for a full listing.


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IGS 699: Organizational Security Management (3 Credits)
Professor: TBA
Date/Time: M, 6:25 – 9:05pm

This course examines the challenges faced by public and private organizations amidst a rapidly changing security environment. It combines insights from a variety of academic disciplines in ways that help students identify and address the vulnerabilities of modern organizations: from questions of the physical security of people and property to those of the cyber realm. Through the analysis of theoretical frameworks and the insights of practitioners in the area of security administration, the course provides students with tangible skills in areas of planning, policy-making and the practice of organizational security.


Summer A Session (May 22, 2017-June 30, 2017)

IGS 646:  Civil Security Management (3 Credits)
Professor: Ambassador Paul A. Trivelli & Dr. Bradford McGuinn
Date/Time:  MW, 6:00 – 9:30pm

This course examines the management of civil crises issuing from violent human actions. In the first section of the course, a framework will be developed what addresses the security of “civil space,” emphasizing actions threatening public order and individual safety. Emphasis will be placed on the burdens of “critical incident management” and the elements central to its success. These elements – planning and contingency, leadership and management, intelligence and analysis as well as operations and communication - will be engaged further in the second section. The final section of the course will examine specific threats to civil order and the management of systems designed to mitigate their effects. (Course is open to all students at the University of Miami)


Summer B Session (July 3, 2017-August 11, 2017) 

IGS 647:  Disaster Response and Humanitarian Intervention (3 Credits)
Professor: Ambassador Paul A. Trivelli & Dr. Bradford McGuinn
Date/Time:  MW, 6:00 – 9:30pm

This course examines the management of disasters issuing from natural causes. It is focused primarily on the theory and practice of response. At the center of this investigation is a difficult question: how to help? The answers are not obvious. Through the vocabularies of practitioners and the frameworks offered by academic literature, we will explore the ways in which responders respond, the lessons learned and the best practices that have emerged in the field of disaster response and humanitarian intervention. (Course is open to all students at the University of Miami)

IGS 648: International Business Finance (3 Credits)
Professor:  Michael Connolly
Date/Time:  TBA

This courses allows students to learn international finance and its application to business practices and economic policy.  International Finance provides a working knowledge of international financial issues, theories, concepts and practice. The course is divided into three sections.  The first part of the course examines the mechanics of the foreign exchange market, reviewing spot, forwards, futures and options. The second part of the course constructs the four building blocks of international finance: interest rate parity, purchasing power parity, the international Fisher (expectations) effect, and asset market equilibrium. In the third part of the course, currency risk management is explored in detail, analysis of Ponzi schemes and other fraudulent financial practices, and the course concludes with a review of financial leverage, moral hazard and the financial crisis of 2008-2009.  (Course is ONLY available to students in the MAIA Program)


Restrictions:  Non-MAIA students must obtain their home department advisors approval prior to registering.


For more information on these courses or to register, please contact the MAIA Office at maiaprogram@miami.edu or by calling 305-284-8783.