Admissions Requirements for the Online GBA Program

The Fletcher Experience—Delivered Online

The online Master of Global Business Administration (GBA) program from The Fletcher School at Tufts University is designed for leaders who want to broaden their perspective to achieve outcomes, tackle problems, and effect change in the world.

The Fletcher School will help you cultivate your contextual intelligence—that is, an understanding of the economic, legal, cultural, and political contexts that impact business around the world.

Admissions Requirements

We seek candidates from a wide range of professional, personal, and academic backgrounds who understand that our world is in a constant state of flux and recognize the need for businesses and professionals to adapt.

Applicants must have a bachelor’s degree to be considered for admission.

Because the GBA is an advanced program, we recommend—though do not require—that applicants have at least eight years of full-time professional experience. We also recommend candidates have some international exposure, which may include living, studying, working, volunteering, or traveling outside of your home country.

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Application Requirements

Your application will include:

  • A completed online application
  • A current resume: Include your education and professional experience, highlighting any time you have spent outside of your home country.
  • Official transcripts from all previously attended colleges and universities
  • Statement of purpose and essay: You will describe your career goals, how The Fletcher School can help you achieve them, and how your perspective will add to the Fletcher community.
  • Two letters of recommendation: Choose recommenders who are most familiar with your professional history and career goals.
  • Proof of English language proficiency: If English is not your native language, you may need to submit official Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or International English Language Testing System (IELTS) scores.

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

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