Core Curriculum

All MIB students balance their education by taking a series of required core classes in addition to having the flexibility to pursue individual interests through elective classes. The core provides a foundation of skills and knowledge while the variety of electives allows students to customize their education to suit their own interests.

The international affairs requirements ensure that all MIB students are exposed to a range of international affairs classes across Fletcher’s areas of expertise in law, diplomacy, history, and politics.

  • One international law course: International Business Transactions or International Fiscal and Financial Law
  • Two Diplomacy, History and Politics (DHP) courses: Each MIB student must take two courses from the DHP Division. One of those courses must be one of the following:
          -The Art and Science of Statecraft
          -Processes of International Negotiation
          -The Foreign Relations of the United States to 1917
          -The Foreign Relations of the United States from 1917
          -Comparative Politics
          -International Relations: Theory and Practice  
          -Global Political Economy
          -International Political Economy of Development
          -The Role of Force in International Politics