Global Economics Global Economics

Examine the impact of globalization on European integration using the theories of international trade, capital markets, and economic development in a European context. The aim of the program is to give you a critical understanding of the links between economic integration, comparative advantage, and international competitiveness.



This program is right for you if your major is economics, finance, or international relations. You want a European perspective on how globalization, driven by economic growth, changes the market faster than national and international policies.


>> Globalization and European Economies
You will focus on the impact of globalization on European economic integration, using standard theories of international trade applied to the EU common market and monetary union. You will gain a deeper understanding of the economic aspects of European and regional trade, labor, and monetary policy.


DIS has over 190 elective courses for you to build your curriculum from after choosing your required core course. You have to opportunity to focus on your major or diversify by selecting any combination of courses based on your needs. Click here for electives related to business, economics, finance, marketing, and management.

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Broaden Your Networks & Experience

This program will help you build cross-cultural leadership skills to prepare for a career in a globalized world with:

  • DIS evening workshops free to all DIS students on applying for international internships and building your resumé, as well as an International Career Night
  • Consider enrolling in the elective course, International Financial Management, offering you hands-on experience participating in a two-day Global Capital Market Solutions (GCMS) trading program
  • Explore Economics of Crime in this exciting elective in which you will explore the theoretical and systemic underpinnings of the international crime economy
  • Or try the Urban Economics course in which you will use Copenhagen as a case study
    to explore the government’s economic decisions on education, child care, public transit, crime, taxation, and sustainability

Bruegel and the EU Parliament - both our visits today were to some of the most powerful places in Belgium. Bruegel is a huge think tank based in Brussels that is financed by 19 EU nations, 20 private companies, and six institutions. In the afternoon, we toured the EU parliament. Our host was the ultimate EU insider - he wrote the book on the who’s who of the European Union and seemed to know every single language. He pointed out all the famous people from journalists, to diplomats, to two representatives of an EU-defined terrorist organization. I am pretty sure normal tours don’t get the opportunity to sit in the EU parliament and look out over the chamber.

David Locke Denison University

I found it impressive during our short study tour to learn about huge global companies that originated in Denmark.

Despite the nation’s small size and population (and even a lack of natural resources), these companies were able to capitalize on their strengths at home and benefit greatly from international trade. These are exactly the kinds of issues we’ve been reading about and discussing in our economics courses!

Liza Mussatto St Olaf College
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