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Master of Global Business Administration (GBA)

Fletcher's online GBA program

At The Fletcher School, we are dedicated to unlocking the potential of digital technologies not only through our research but also by empowering students to operate at the intersection of business and international affairs. That’s where the Global Business Administration program comes in.

Fletcher designed the online Master of Global Business Administration (GBA) to prepare students to lead with agility and courage, and to work fluidly across sectors, geographies, and platforms. This program builds on Fletcher’s digital expertise and includes a curriculum that combines business foundations with courses in law, policy, economics, analytics, and social impact.

The program blends three critical components:

Intuitive digital learning, developed using research on how students learn best in an online environment

In-person immersions on the Tufts University campus and in an international location

Connections to the global Fletcher network, a loyal community of change-makers who become lifelong friends, consultants, and advisors

“The way my classmates and I interact in the digital classroom demonstrates the power of being in a program with people from all over the world and how important diversity is to developing my own views and beliefs.”
Margaret Richardson
Master of Global Business Administration Candidate; Chief of staff for a global development media platform

Going beyond your traditional MBA

The GBA program goes beyond a global MBA. For international business professionals, understanding legal, social, political, and economic factors from a global perspective is a critical counterpart to traditional business foundations in finance, strategy, and marketing. The GBA educates experienced professionals who recognize that succeeding in international business careers requires contextual knowledge. The program is also designed to educate those who wish to apply business principles to public and social sector work in fields such as social enterprise, impact investing, NGO management, and development banking.

Curriculum overview

The GBA is offered part time (24 months) and full time (16 months). You will begin your GBA education with two business core courses—Corporate Finance in Global Capital Markets, and International Strategy and Innovation—and then complete elective courses in these areas:

  • Business Foundations
  • Global Context
  • International Law
  • Analytical Tools

The online master's student experience

  • Attend live online classes and engage in rich discussion with your professors and classmates in real time.
  • Complete multimedia course work that you can access and submit anytime from any device, no matter where you are in the world.
  • Receive a LinkedIn Premium membership to support your networking and career growth efforts.

Kick-start your global business career today.


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