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The online Master of Global Business Administration (GBA) program brings together a diverse group of international change-makers who are tackling the seemingly intractable challenges facing our world by using business as a tool to solve problems like climate change, economic inequality, access to healthcare, and more.

We invite you to meet some of our students and explore how their paths have led them to The Fletcher School.

A Singapore shipping terminal loaded with crates, with the Singapore skyline in the background.
The Online Master of Global Business Administration at the Fletcher School attracts an unusually diverse student body. Learn about who they are and what they bring to the classroom.
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A Fletcher Global MBA extends the focus beyond business principles to the cultural, legal, and geopolitical factors that impact international commerce. Learn more about this online program.
Tufts GBA Student Tim Chang
“I wanted to get my MBA. The GBA caught my attention—the global nature of the program will provide me a unique perspective that other programs may not.”
Tufts GBA student Tiara Durham
“I want to master the go/no-go business decision and successfully grow products that create value for the world.”
Foreign currency bank notes, including yuan, British pounds, rupees, US dollars, and rubles.
Political, economic, cultural, and legal factors complicate international business even as they create exciting new opportunities. Dr. Monica Toft discusses the risks and potential rewards.
Woman using her digital workspace
Inclusion is one of the most powerful factors in the American workplace and is an essential practice for people in leadership positions. In a 2023 survey of nearly 6,000 workers, 56% of employees said that focusing on diversity and inclusion in the workplace is a good thing. Further, diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives are important […]
Tufts GBA student Sinead Gangler
“After a formative business trip to Bangkok in early 2020, I was inspired to take my career to the next level.”
Tufts GBA student Remi Ogunkayo
“The GBA program and the courses offered align with my interests in understanding the global economy and provide practical insights on how to build businesses to serve it.”
Logistics manager in a wharehouse using a tablet
Organizations rely on supply chains to create and distribute products to consumers. A swift supply chain can be a distinct advantage over a competitor, particularly when customers prioritize fast, error-free shipments. Companies also optimize their supply chains in efforts to improve their product creation process and reduce waste. Supply chains dictate how products are planned […]
A business person working on a laptop computer looks out an office window revealing the skyline of Seoul, South Korea
You don’t have to complete your GBA application alone. An enrollment advisor is available to help with the process and to answer any questions you have about the program.
A business person in an urban community garden holds a model of a wind turbine.
Explore global sustainability issues and emerging sustainability jobs. Discover how Tufts’ online Master of Global Business Administration prepares you to excel in this essential field.
Tufts GBA student Maria Gonzalez
“To make a significant impact on the world, I know that I need to harness the knowledge acquired from the GBA program and apply it to my future professional career.”
Tufts GBA student Margaret Richardson
“My classmates’ perspectives helped me to further develop my own analysis and figure out what questions I needed to ask next.”
Tufts GBA student Leigh Juul
“A strength of this program is that it is not just enhancing my skill sets, but it is also making me a more critically engaged person.”
Tufts GBA student Kedar Kurpad
“I want to leverage my professional skills to address some of the world’s biggest challenges, including decarbonization and digital privacy.”
Tufts GBA student JD Kristenson
“I have spent much of my career refining my instincts and intuition, but I am looking to increase the analytical rigor of my decision-making.”
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The online Master of Global Business Administration combines graduate-level study in business and international affairs to prepare leaders to work across borders, sectors, and disciplines.
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War, revolution, and terrorism disrupt and destabilize global markets. Understanding the forces at play in an increasingly unstable world is essential to success in international business.
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Are you interested in international business? A global MBA is not the only graduate degree that can boost your prospects. Consider the GBA, which adds crucial context to business principles.
Networking is an incredibly powerful tool for growing your knowledge and experience, as well as for opening avenues to future opportunities. Quality networking isn’t just beneficial for helping you find a job. You can also gain new insights into your industry and learn from people who have fresh perspectives in your field. In the modern […]
A Foreign Exchange Trader Analyzing Data
As international commerce continues to thrive, the need to swap large amounts of currency keeps growing. The trillion-dollar-per-day foreign exchange (FX) market is essential for trade between countries. For instance, the U.S. exported $323 billion in goods to Mexico and imported $475 billion from its southern neighbor. These trades require, at some point, changing U.S. […]
Monica Duffy Toft head shot.
The Tufts online GBA program draws faculty and students from diverse professional backgrounds. These unique perspectives result in classroom engagements of unusual breadth and depth.
Remote Team Meeting
Remote and hybrid work is rising in popularity in the United States, with over one-third of employees whose jobs can be done remotely choosing to work from home. This shift in the global workforce requires leaders to develop the skills necessary to lead remote and hybrid teams.  As a remote team leader, you’re responsible for […]
Fletcher students compete in Tufts $100K New Ventures Competition.
Tufts GBA student Elyse Clonan
“Attending an institution at the forefront of international affairs such as Fletcher is something I always envisioned for myself, which is another reason why I was excited to come across the GBA program.”
A business woman and a peer discuss opportunities while studying a global map.
You are an international business professional looking to bolster your skills and expertise. Which graduate business degree is the best fit for your career goals?
Tufts GBA student Daniel Robb
“I was drawn to Fletcher because I wanted to upgrade my analytical skills while complementing my existing education in public policy.”
A chart showing digital readiness rankings
The digitization of business has long been a key feature of advancing economies, but the COVID-19 pandemic is making this transition more than just an asset. It’s now a vital building block for a flexible and socially distant economy; however, countries had virtually no time to prepare.
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Fletcher School professor Kenneth Pucker weighs in on what is and isn’t working in sustainability investment and what businesses and governments can do to promote sustainability.
Tufts GBA student Christabell Makokha
“I was excited that the GBA program provided a platform to understand the underlying principles that drive social impact and sustainability.”
A COO leading a meeting
The chief operating officer (COO) is a critical figure within any company or organization. If you are in this executive-level position, you have several important responsibilities. In most companies, a COO is second in command to a chief executive officer (CEO) and oversees staff and day-to-day operations. Like other C-suite executives, you can only reach […]
Tufts GBA student Catherine Ternes
“I knew I wanted an MBA degree and was searching for a place where my experience in the international nonprofit sector would be valued.”
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Learn how a master of global business administration degree program can help you develop a global mindset and prepare for international career opportunities across sectors.
Tufts GBA student Bronce Perez Matos
“I want to expand my career into the private sector and internationally. The GBA program’s flexibility is perfect for me as a full-time public servant.”
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According to McKinsey’s 2022 Global Survey on AI, artificial intelligence (AI) adoption worldwide has more than doubled since 2017. Robotic process automation, computer vision, natural language processing, and virtual agents rank highest among the AI technologies that companies and institutions are embedding in their products or processes. The rapid rise of AI will have a profound […]
Tufts GBA student Andrea Chincuanco
“After reading about the inaugural GBA program, I immediately knew that the program’s forward-thinking, borderless, and multifaceted curriculum provided the global and innovative approach to higher education that I was searching for.”
A group of business people in silhouette meet in a conference room; the Hong Kong skyline is visible behind them through a large window.
Global businesses face ever-evolving economic, social, and regulatory challenges. This article covers how a global MBA can prepare future business leaders for them.
Business manager developing team relationships through intelligence
Intelligence is a multi-faceted, complex subject that is more nuanced than it might seem. In the same way that being “right-brained” or “left-brained” is an inaccurate conceptualization of personality types, intelligence doesn’t boil down to being “smart” or “not smart.” Rather, there are multiple ways in which an individual can be intelligent, and many of […]