Fields of Study

Fields of study are areas of specialization or concentration that are used to meet the School's depth requirement. As the basic building blocks of the Fletcher curriculum, fields enable students to develop a specific set of skills related to a functional topic or geographic area. Students in the MGA, MALD, and MIB should consult with the field of study guide in choosing their fields.

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International Business Fields for MIB Students

Students in the MIB program must complete one of these four international business fields of study along with one of the global affairs fields of study listed above.

Fletcher's fields of study offerings are designed to group related areas of study, to provide greater choice within each field, and to more effectively serve career paths.

Comparative Regional Studies includes Pacific Asia and Latin American studies, as well as comparative politics. International economic relations includes political economy, trade, and monetary policy. Global business and finance includes banking, business relations, marketing, and strategic management. Environment and development includes climate change and environmental policy, as well as development economics. International legal studies includes law and development, public international law, and business and economic law.

MGA students are required to take 5-6 courses in their one field of study, including a practicum in their final semester.

MALD and MIB students are required to complete two fields of study with 3-4 courses per field.

For students who wish to focus their course of study on a specific region, visit Fletcher Around the World for more information.

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