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New Master of Global Business Administration Degree Coming

The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy will launch a new digitally mediated business degree program aimed at working professionals in May 2019.

The Fletcher School is launching a new online business degree program aimed at working professionals, with the first cohort beginning this May.

Students will be able to complete the Master of Global Business Administration (GBA) in eighteen months to three years, with each student setting his or her pace. Fletcher faculty will teach weekly live classes of fifteen to eighteen students and develop interactive coursework on an online platform that’s accessible on mobile devices, allowing students to complete their assignments from nearly anywhere. The program will include two residential sessions, expected to be three days each, one at Fletcher and the second at an international location.

The curriculum will combine graduate-level courses covering cutting-edge topics in business with the study of the “global context,” including geopolitics, law, negotiations, and economics. It is being designed for mid-career business professionals who want to gain broader knowledge of how to do business in the world, as well as leaders applying business principles in public institutions and non-governmental organizations in the U.S. and around the globe.

“Since our inception in 1933, Fletcher has been a leader in transformational international education,” said Dean of Global Business Bhaskar Chakravorti. “Our GBA program is the latest example of Fletcher thinking two steps ahead. It meets the needs of digitally connected students preparing for leadership roles in their organizations by seeking to know the business world through an international lens and to address the most intractable international challenges through business solutions.”

Fletcher currently offers one online graduate program in international affairs, the Global Master of Arts (GMAP), which started nearly twenty years ago and can be completed in twelve months with three two-week residencies. The School also offers a two-year residential master’s degree in international business (MIB), alongside its largest degree program, the two-year residential master’s degree in law and diplomacy (MALD), and other master’s and doctoral degrees. It has also created the interdisciplinary Digital Planet research initiative, where “digital innovation meets the world.”

Applications for the GBA are now open, with a priority deadline of February 1. Learn more.