Application Deadlines and Requirements for the Online GBA Program

The Fletcher Experience—Delivered Online

The online Master of Global Business Administration (GBA) from The Fletcher School at Tufts University equips you with the skills and perspective you need to lead strategically. You’ll develop the knowledge base that is the hallmark of an MBA program while deepening your understanding of the international context that affects all organizations.

As a student in the online GBA program, you will cultivate connections with your peers by participating in MBA case studies, discussing management tactics, and networking at in-person immersions.

Upcoming Application Deadlines

Our online master’s program has three start dates per year, so you have the flexibility to choose the date that best suits your schedule and accommodates your life. For each cohort, we offer priority application deadlines to help you get a head start on planning for your future.

The $80 application fee is waived for all active-duty U.S. military and veterans, Tufts alumni, and applications received by the priority deadline.

Classes StartEarly Priority DeadlinePriority DeadlineFinal Deadline
January 2022
September 20, 2021
October 18, 2021
November 15, 2021
May 2022
January 17, 2022
February 14, 2022
March 14, 2022

No GMAT/GRE scores are required to apply.

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Admissions Requirements

At The Fletcher School, we review applications holistically, which means that we consider your academic credentials, professional experience, international exposure, and career goals as a complete package.

  • Required: Applicants must have a bachelor’s degree to be considered for admission.
  • Recommended: Because our students benefit from sharing their diverse perspectives and real-world knowledge, we look for applicants with full-time, professional work experience.
  • Recommended: We look for candidates with some international exposure, which may include living, studying, working, volunteering, or traveling outside of your home country.

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To learn more about program and admissions requirements for the online GBA program, request information today.

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Application Requirements

Your application will include:

  • A completed online application
  • Professional resume or curriculum vitae
  • Sealed official academic transcripts
  • Statement of purpose and essay
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Proof of English language proficiency: Non-native speakers may need to submit official English language testing scores. Fletcher accepts scores from the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), International English Language Testing System (IELTS), or the Duolingo English Test.

GRE/GMAT scores are not required, but you may submit your scores if you believe it will strengthen your application.

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