Academics Overview

Fletcher’s Master of Global Business Administration (GBA) degree merges the management skills of an MBA program with international affairs knowledge that provides context for the global challenges faced by organizations.

What sets our GBA students apart is their ability to deeply understand the array of factors—political, legal, economic—that impact the way business strategy is executed across borders. Our graduates are equipped to conduct business in a way that stretches beyond their own bubble, ensuring that they are ready to predict the risks and embrace the opportunities within the complex global environment.

Capstone

3 credits

Immersions

3 credits

The GBA program can be completed in 24 months on a part-time schedule (recommended for full-time working professionals) and 16 months on a full-time schedule. Explore sample course sequences.

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Curriculum Requirements

The GBA curriculum is designed to help students develop professionally relevant skills in four primary disciplines:

  • Business Foundations
  • Global Context
  • International Law
  • Analytical Tools

You will take core courses in Business Foundations and electives in each discipline, ensuring that your GBA curriculum provides both foundational knowledge and flexibility to meet your career goals. You will also select three additional electives within any of these disciplines.

The program culminates in a capstone project, which kicks off at the on-campus immersion. To provide you with practical global business experience, you will also attend an immersion in an international location.

Core Requirements

These courses are offered every term.

Discipline and Open Electives

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Business Foundations
(3 Credits)

Select one course of your choice based on your discipline. Subsequent courses selected are considered open electives. Each course is typically offered every other term.

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Global Context
(6 Credits)

Select one of the two required courses and one additional course of your choice. Each course is typically offered every other term.

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International Law
(3 Credits)

Select one course of your choice. Each course is typically offered every other term.

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Analytical Tools
(3 Credits)

Select one course of your choice. Each course is typically offered every other term.

Capstone and Immersions

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Capstone

Capstone is required.

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Immersions

Both immersions are required.

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