Since 1943, the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) has been recognized as the leader in the study and practice of international affairs. From the Eurozone crisis and China’s currency fluctuation to the economic costs of Syrian refugees in the Middle East, today’s global challenges illustrate the demand for a multifaceted understanding of international economics and finance. 


MIEF Mission

Economics knowledge, analytical abilities and the capacity to apply economic analysis to real-world problems give our students a distinct professional advantage. Whether you are interested in pursuing a career in international finance, public policy, economic development, or research, the MIEF program provides students with a firm grasp of the theory and tools of international economics and finance.


MIEF Methodology

#1 Understand
The MIEF prepares students to understand advanced economic theories, and to master professional quantitative and econometrics skills. 

#2  Integrate
Students integrate advanced ideas from econometrics, international development, international and corporate nance, international trade, macroeconomics, microeconomics, and risk analysis to develop analytical frameworks to solve practical problems. 

#3  Solve
Students learn to solve a wide array of business and economic policy problems using the analytical framework they have developed. 


The MIEF program provided me with the theoretical concepts necessary to understand our contemporary economic dilemmas and challenges, prepared me with the technical tools to contribute to these discussions, and expanded my professional network.
— FRANCO GOMES ORTIZ, MIEF ’16 World Bank, United States