The GBA Class Profile

Students in the online Master of Global Business Administration (GBA) form a diverse community that transcends borders of geography, academic background, and career trajectory. They are united by a shared calling: a commitment to making a lasting impact on the world stage.

The following class profile reflects our current GBA student body.1

Overview

Gender breakdown:

  • 42% Female
  • 58% Male

Employment sectors represented:

  • 28% Private
  • 24% Public
  • 33% Other
  • 10% Nonprofit
  • 5% International/ Multilateral Orgs

Circle graphs show the percentage breakdown of gender and employment sectors.

18%

Military
Affiliated

24–70

Age
Range

38

Average
Age

Languages Spoken

Languages in which students are fluent or advanced:

  • Afrikaans
  • Amharic
  • Arabic
  • Cantonese
  • Dutch
  • English
  • French
  • Georgian
  • German
  • Hebrew
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Kinyarwanda
  • Korean
  • Latin
  • Mandarin
  • Norwegian
  • Persian
  • Portuguese
  • Russian
  • Spanish
  • Swahili
  • Tagalog
  • Tibetan
  • Twi

Locations

GBA students are currently living in seven countries—Belgium, China, Kenya, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, the United Kingdom, and the United States—as well as 22 U.S. states. Students also conduct their studies while traveling widely for professional and personal reasons.

Map shows the locations of U.S. students in the program.

U.S. States:

  • AZ
  • CA
  • CO
  • CT
  • DC
  • GA
  • IL
  • MA
  • MD
  • ME
  • MN
  • ND
  • NE
  • NJ
  • NY
  • OR
  • OH
  • PA
  • RI
  • TX
  • VA
  • WA

Map shows the locations of U.S. students in the program.

Work Experience

Students come to Fletcher with backgrounds across many sectors and industries, from areas such as government, consulting, finance, defense, and technology. The GBA learning experience is greatly enhanced by this diverse mix of experiences, fostering an open exchange of ideas.

Average work experience:

8 years
Average work
experience

A sampling of employers of GBA students:

  • Abbot Downing
  • Dell EMC
  • Gartner
  • GlaxoSmithKline
  • Global Risk Advisors
  • J.P. Morgan
  • Partners in Food Solutions
  • Peace Corps
  • Pegasystems
  • Permanent Mission to the United Nations
  • Salsify
  • State of Oregon
  • United States Army
  • United States Navy
  • Viacom International Media Networks

Positions held by GBA students:

  • Analyst
  • Army Finance Officer
  • Associate
  • Chief Executive Officer
  • Chief Operating Officer
  • Chief Sustainability Officer
  • Chief Technology Officer
  • Director, International Business Development
  • Director, International
    Tax Strategy
  • Director, Management and Operations
  • Director, Marketing
  • Business Owner
  • Political Adviser
  • Senior Account Manager
  • Senior Vice President
  • Surface Warfare Officer
  • Vice President, Procurement and Logistics

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Learn more about the Master of Global Business Administration and the community of diverse international professionals who make up The Fletcher School.

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Learn more about the Master of Global Business Administration and the community of diverse international professionals who make up The Fletcher School.

1 The self-reported information above reflects enrolled online students as of January 2020. Return to footnote reference