Martin Rietzel, 2012, Germany

How I heard about Fletcher: I was planning to apply to traditional business schools when I came across an ad in The Economist about the MIB program. I had never heard of Fletcher before, but after doing a little research it became clear that this was “the” place to study international business with a true interdisciplinary approach. When I eventually visited campus, I was amazed by the atmosphere created by the diverse student body and energetic faculty.

How my experience at Fletcher has changed the way I look at the world: Fletcher has changed the way I look at the world because every issue studied here is viewed through a global lens. Students soon become aware that even apparently domestic business challenges have global implications and solutions. The opportunity to incorporate international law and diplomacy into my business focus is a highly valuable asset and will impact my future career.

Favorite Magazine:

The Economist

Favorite Book:

Hot, Flat and Crowded (Thomas L. Friedman)

Favorite City:

Valencia, Spain

Global Issue that brought you to Fletcher:

Strengthening of transatlantic relations

Fletcher alumnus you admire:

Wolfgang Ischinger, Chairman of the Munich Security Conference and former German Ambassador to the USA

Fields of Study

  • International Political Economy
  • Strategic Management and International Consultancy

Activities involved in at Fletcher

  • International Business Club
    Fletcher Futbol

Education before Fletcher

  • Dual German/Spanish BA, International management, Universitat de València/Hochschule Bremen

Experience before Fletcher

  • Senior Consultant, PricewaterhouseCoopers; Hamburg, Germany
    Consultant, IBM Global Business Services; Barcelona/Madrid, Spain


  • German

Summer Internship

  • Berenberg Bank - Hamburg, Germany