The Fletcher School’s Institute for Business in the Global Context (IBGC) was founded in recognition of the need for a new approach to the study of international business and capital markets—one that prepares global business leaders with essential "contextual intelligence." Through four core activities—research, dialogue, education, and lab—the Institute provides an interdisciplinary lens through which global markets and the underlying drivers of change can be understood.  This is also a forum where original thought leadership, professional education and conversations among peers can be fostered. 

Currently, the Institute engages in several activities: it addresses emerging and frontier market issues through its Council on Emerging Market Enterprises (CEME), trains future leaders through its Master of International Business (MIB) degree program, and is establishing an international network of peer institutions of higher learning through relationships with schools in Europe, Asia, and Latin America.  

The Institute is the first of its kind in the world and has been established at a time when such inter-disciplinary and international perspective is more essential than at any other time in the history of modern business.  It is fitting that this pioneering initiative has been developed at Fletcher, the oldest exclusively graduate school of international affairs in the US.

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