This spring, students received the second Professional Master of Arts in Global Governance (MAGG) degrees ever awarded at FIU. The graduates in the program were very diverse – some local and others from out-of-state and international countries. Like the first cohort – which graduated last spring – students will go off to join professionals in the fields of law, politics, security analysis, wildlife preservation, financial risk analysis and more.
Unlike other programs, the MAGG Program helps students address issues like transnational crime, cyber security, international human rights violations, surveillance and intelligence and business risk. Graduates are able to understand how to manage a multifaceted and interdependent world and are trained to utilize essential critical thinking and negotiation skills that successfully translate across societies and borders. As part of their graduate capstone course, students worked in groups on a significant problem or case study in Global Governance and presented in prestigious agencies and organizations – like the Pentagon in Washington D.C. and FBI headquarters.
The 36-credit degree program, launched in 2011, gives students the appropriate learning environment to interact closely with faculty and offers the personal attention and assistance required when searching for career prospects. Classes are scheduled at FIU’s Downtown on Brickell facility twice a week – one weeknight and one Saturday – giving students the flexibility to continue working full time while they pursue their degrees. The cohort for the MAGG degree starts in the fall of each year.