Social Media RSS Feed en Kiel Institute for the World Economy <p>The Kiel Institute (IFW Kiel) is an international center for research in global economic affairs, economic policy consulting, economic education and documentation. The Institute engages especially in creating solutions to urgent problems in global economic affairs. On basis of its research, the Institute advises decision takers in policy, business, and society and informs the broader public about important developments in international economic policy. As a portal to research in global economic affairs, the <a href="//">Kiel Institute</a> has established a network of International Research Fellows that supports the worldwide awareness of the Institute's activities and gives additional research impulses in form of scientific advice, joint research, and teaching stays in Kiel. The Institute lays a special focus on economic education and closely cooperates with the world's largest library in economic and social sciences.</p> <h2>Research</h2> <p><strong>Program 1:</strong><br /> <em>The International Economy and International Economic Policy</em></p> <p>Program 1 deals with the causes and consequences of a growing integrated world economy. The unifying research theme aims at a better understanding of the changing roles of certain tasks and skills, sectors, and regions in the structure of output and employment of a dynamic world economy. Specific research projects include the interaction of international trade and investment with growth, the impact of globalization on firm and labor market adjustment, the transitions of economic, political, and cultural variables in the process of long-run development, and the agglomeration and knowledge accumulation across regions.</p> <p><strong>Research Areas:</strong><br /> The Global Division of Labor<br /> Knowledge Creation and Growth</p> <p><strong>Program 2:</strong><br /> <em>Economic Policies for Sustainable Development</em></p> <p>Program 2 focuses on two major aspects of sustainable development, namely global climate and environmental issues and strategies for poverty reduction in developing countries. Since globalization appears to weaken many traditional economic institutions and policy instruments, new policy approaches at both the national and the supra-national level are needed. Specific research projects concentrate on policy fields where the impact of globalization has been particularly strong. Examples include the complex interaction of energy demand, the supply of exhaustible fossil energy and climate goals; the environmental consequences of increasing global trade and investment flows, the role of rural development in reducing poverty, and the allocation and effectiveness of foreign aid.</p> <p><strong>Research Areas:</strong><br /> The Environment and Natural Resources<br /> Poverty Reduction, Equity and Development</p> <p><strong>Program 3:</strong><br /> <em>Macroeconomic Activity and Policy</em></p> <p>Program 3 studies sources and consequences of macroeconomic fluctuations and instability of the financial sector as well as the repercussions of macroeconomic shocks and dysfunctions of financial markets on the welfare system. Topics of particular interest include the effectiveness of monetary policy with imperfect commodity and labor markets; the identification, measurement, and forecasting of risk and volatility in the financial sector in light of the complex structure of interactions between various types of market participants; and the challenges for reform policies in the welfare society arising from changes in macroeconomic structures, demographic shifts, and a closer global economic integration.</p> <p><strong>Research Areas:</strong><br /> Monetary Policy under Market Imperfections<br /> Financial Markets and Macroeconomic Activity<br /> Reforming the Welfare Society</p> Fri, 09/14/2018 - 13:22 1130150 1130150 Energy and Environment <p>SIPA’s Energy and Environment (EE) concentration provides students with advanced knowledge on global energy and environmental issues and how governments, businesses, and civil society can lead effective action. You’ll gain a holistic understanding of how science, technology, policy, finance, and society shape energy, natural resources, and environmental risks and opportunities . Through practical skills, quantitative and qualitative analysis, and multicultural interaction, teamwork, and collaboration within an international context, you’ll learn to become an effective leader in energy, natural resources, and the environment in both the public and private sector.</p> Tue, 05/22/2018 - 06:04 1076068 1076068 Graduate Certificate in Healthcare Management and Leadership <p>The Graduate Certificate in healthcare management and leadership (GCHML) is a 6 course graduate certificate designed to give you a comprehensive understanding of the US healthcare system. It provides a solid foundation in healthcare administration, including leadership and ethics, human resources management, accounting and finance. Complete this program in two to three semesters, part-time.</p> Tue, 05/22/2018 - 06:04 1050108 1050108 MA in Health Care Sustainability Management Certificate <p>Students enrolled in the Graduate Health Care Sustainability Management Certificate focus on curriculum that is designed to instill environmental, economical, and social sensitivity and responsibility within the health care industry. This includes covering concepts such as accountability for managing outcomes, reducing costs and waste, and minimizing the environmental impact of health care systems. Graduate Health Care Sustainability Management Certificate requires a minimum of 10 credits, which may come from a combination of required and elective courses.</p> Tue, 05/22/2018 - 06:03 874459 874459 MSN/MBA Healthcare Administration Dual Degree <p>The MSN/MBA: Healthcare Administration dual degree program combines nursing and business coursework, offering students a unique blend of clinical and healthcare management skills. Graduates of the MSN/MBA dual degree in healthcare administration program are able to integrate ethical practices and policies; synthesize information through research and data analysis; collaborate with interdisciplinary teams, consumers, and other key stakeholders; utilize stewardship of human, fiscal, and organizational resources; and analyze significant issues between clinical nursing practice and healthcare management. The University of Mary offers the Healthcare Administration dual degree in an accelerated on-site format in selected cities. The MSN/MBA degree program is also offered as an accelerated online degree. In today’s healthcare environment, nursing leaders need a broad background in business as well as clinical concepts. The following are just a few highlights of the MSN/MBA Healthcare Administration dual degree program at the University of Mary: The MSN/MBA Healthcare Administration program incorporates Christian, Catholic, Benedictine values into the core curriculum, imparting to students the skills to be effective nursing leaders and ethical decision makers. Classes are led by world-class faculty who are also noted professionals in their fields of study. Graduate students work toward their MSN/MBA dual degree in healthcare administration with a group of adult student peers, offering strong team support. Academic advisors are available to provide expert guidance on programs of study, course registration, completion of degree requirements, and more.</p> Tue, 05/22/2018 - 05:58 544349 544349 Master of Science in Data Science <p>The University of Wisconsin - Green Bay, the University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire, the University of Wisconsin - La Crosse, the University of Wisconsin – Oshkosh, the University of Wisconsin – Stevens Point, and the University of Wisconsin – Superior in collaboration with the University of Wisconsin – Extension are offering a Master’s of Science in Data Science. This master’s program is entirely online and will teach you how to harness the power of big data using the latest tools and analytical methods. The program focuses on how to clean, organize, analyze, and interpret structured and unstructured data, deriving knowledge and communicating your discoveries clearly to stakeholders. It is a 12-course, 36 credit program and is taught by expert faculty. This program will prepare you to how to realize value from big data and make better decisions. The insight gained could help organizations public, private or non-profit in enhancing customer engagement, optimizing operations, identifying and preventing fraud, and generating new sources of revenue among others. The program offerings are relevant for virtually any industry- health care, retail, marketing, manufacturing, transportation, communication, education, insurance, finance, security, law enforcement, and more.</p> Tue, 05/22/2018 - 05:58 511724 511724 Master of Arts in Strategic and International Studies (Professional) <p>The Master of Arts in Strategic and International Studies (Professional) is designed for professionals with five to seven years of relevant work experience. The curriculum provides a comprehensive study of the theory and practice of international relations, including both historical and contemporary perspectives. Students enrolled in this program will study all of the elements of statecraft with the objective of integrating these into an overall national strategy.</p> Tue, 05/22/2018 - 05:57 646541 646541 Human Development, MA <p>Human Development is a broad-based interdisciplinary major that explores human growth and change as a lifelong process which a) involves biological, cognitive, emotional, social and moral development, and b) occurs in multiple contexts. It examines the factors that promote healthy development, as well as variations from the norm. Consistent with the interdisciplinary focus of UW-Green Bay, Human Development is a liberal arts program that works to integrate the contributions of psychologists, biologists, anthropologists, sociologists, and scholars from other fields to improve our understanding of the life cycle. Students have opportunities to apply knowledge and to practice the integration of information and methods from different disciplines. Students follow an introduction to the major with courses that advance the major’s learning objectives of developing basic skills such as informational literacy, research skills, and learning about diverse contexts. Human Development focuses on the core phases of development and advanced courses in specific areas of the field (e.g., family and relationships, gender and diversity, and biological and health topics). Students select these upper-level courses based, at least in part, on their particular career goals. Students also take courses from the different disciplines (e.g., biology, public policy, psychology) that contribute to the field of human development. One particular advantage of the Human Development program is the opportunity for undergraduate students to gain practical experience, and many work with faculty on independent research projects or as research assistants or teaching assistants. Human Development also strives to educate students who are committed to and engaged in their communities. Therefore, students are strongly encouraged to seek applied experience through an internship in an approved community agency, part-time employment, or volunteer work. Such experiences are beneficial when entering the job market or seeking admission to graduate and professional schools. Human Development is a suitable major or minor for students who plan a career that involves working with people and helping to solve human problems. Career possibilities are varied because of the knowledge students gain, along with the communication, critical thinking, research, and application skills they acquire in a liberal arts major. There are many options in human service, business, and educational settings. Alumni have worked in domestic violence shelters, for non-profit advocacy groups, in sales and customer service, and both with young children in preschools and with adults seeking admission to college. They have also pursued graduate studies in diverse fields, including human development and family studies, higher education or student affairs, law, marriage and family therapy, and more. Admission to graduate school is highly selective and requires a student to have very strong academic credentials. Students with these interests should plan their programs carefully with their advisers in order to select courses and experiences that maximize their competitiveness and be as prepared as possible to apply to graduate school. Although a minor is not required to graduate with a Human Development major, minors or double majors in such areas as Public and Environmental Affairs, Business Administration, Women’s and Gender Studies, and Psychology may be helpful complements in preparing for specific objectives. Faculty advisers can help students tailor their choice of academic plan and electives to their individual career goals. More detailed information about both career and graduate school options for Human Development students can be found on the department website: Human Development Minor The Human Development minor adds a broad, interdisciplinary component to traditional social science majors such as Psychology and to other interdisciplinary majors such as Human Biology, Design Arts, Arts Management, and Democracy and Justice Studies. For students who major in professional programs such as Education, Social Work, or Business Administration, the minor adds a strong developmental focus to their programs of study.</p> Tue, 05/22/2018 - 05:55 533401 533401 Doctor of/Doctorate in Philosophy (Business Administration) <p>The 5 year full-time program provides students with access to more than 300 professors qualified to supervise doctoral studies. Students in the joint program also have access to the affiliated universities’ library systems, computer facilities, and presentations by internationally recognized researchers.</p> Tue, 05/22/2018 - 05:55 893263 893263 MA in Sustainable International Development (SID) <p>Our mission is to educate global change agents who will bring innovative ideas and creative practice to the development sector. We seek out students who are committed to finding and implementing effective solutions to poverty, inequality and environmental devastation in their home countries, including the United States.</p> Mon, 05/21/2018 - 20:44 545779 545779