<p>First off, this board has been a wonderful find. I've spent probably more time than I should have in the last few days perusing through it.</p>
<p>Anyway, I wanted to see if anyone had any insight on graduate programs specifically centered on the IR half of international business relationship management and/or negotiations. </p>
<p>My background in broad strokes:
State University BA in International Relations, focused on International Business and East Asia & BA in Japanese Language. Cumulative GPA ~ 3.5</p>
<p>Combined 7.5 years abroad and counting.
-3.5 as a young child in Japan
-1 Study abroad, Japan
-1.5 teacher, South Korea
-1.5 professional (Intl Relations for small publishing firm), Japan</p>
English (native), Japanese (Advanced/Business level), Korean (novice)</p>
<p>Long term professional goals:
Serve as an intermediary between western and east Asian firms (Korean & Japanese), helping to smooth cultural or language barriers (negotiation/relationship management)
Perhaps in IT/Technology sector. </p>
<p>I've looked at top MBA programs (too finance/strategy based) and top IR programs (too policy/diplomacy based). </p>
<p>If anyone has done, or known anyone that has done, something similar to this route. Any advice would be greatly appreciated. </p>
<p>Thanks in advance.