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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


Graphic of the gender breakdown of the Tufts GBA program
Graphic of the employment sectors represented by the Tufts GBA program

The graphs show the percentage breakdown of gender and employment sectors for the current GBA student body. Gender breakdown is shown to be 43% female and 57% male. Employment breakdown is as follows: 41% private company; 25% public company; 17% nonprofit; 6% international/multilateral organizations; 12% other.


Military Affiliated


Age Range


Average Age


Languages in which students are fluent or advanced:

  • Afrikaans
  • Amharic
  • Arabic
  • Cantonese
  • Chinese (Putonghua)
  • Czech
  • Dutch
  • English
  • French
  • Georgian
  • German
  • Hebrew
  • Hindi
  • Irish
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Kinyarwanda
  • Korean
  • Latin
  • Malayalam
  • Mandarin
  • Marathi
  • Norwegian
  • Persian
  • Portuguese
  • Russian
  • Spanish
  • Swahili
  • Swedish
  • Tagalog
  • Tibetan
  • Turkish
  • Twi
  • Yoruba


GBA students are currently living in seven countries—Belgium, China, Kenya, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, the United Kingdom, and the United States—as well as 27 U.S. states. Students also conduct their studies while traveling widely for professional and personal reasons.

U.S. States:

  • AZ
  • CA
  • CO
  • CT
  • DC
  • FL
  • GA
  • IL
  • MA
  • MD
  • ME
  • MN
  • ND
  • NE
  • NH
  • NJ
  • NY
  • OH
  • OR
  • PA
  • RI
  • SC
  • TX
  • UT
  • VA
  • WA
  • WI
A map of the U.S. containing 27 orange-colored states indicating the locations that Tufts GBA students come from.
Map shows the locations of U.S. students in the program.


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:

Graphic of an orange circle with the text "13 years" inside it

A sampling of employers of GBA students:

  • Abbot Downing
  • Barclays Bank New York
  • Dell EMC
  • Federal Bureau of Investigation
  • Gartner
  • GlaxoSmithKline
  • Global Risk Advisors
  • J.P. Morgan
  • Partners in Food Solutions
  • Peace Corps
  • Pegasystems
  • Permanent Mission to the United Nations
  • United States Army
  • United States Navy
  • Viacom International Media Networks

Positions held by GBA students:

  • Analyst
  • Army Finance Officer
  • Business Owner
  • Chief Executive Officer
  • Chief Operating Officer
  • Chief Sustainability Officer
  • Chief Technology Officer
  • Director, International Business Development
  • Director, International 
  • Tax Strategy
  • Director, Marketing
  • Executive Director
  • Intelligence Officer
  • Managing Director
  • Political Adviser
  • Senior Vice President
  • Surface Warfare Officer
  • Vice President, Procurement and Logistics
A variety of countrys' flags fly


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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1 The self-reported information above reflects enrolled online students as of September 2020.