Master of International Business (MIB)

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Business for a Better World

The Fletcher Master of International Business (MIB) is a two-year residential master's degree focused on sustainable business.

Drawing on the foundations of sustainability—preserving the environment, advancing social equity and inclusive growth, ensuring responsible governance across private, public and social organizations while growing successful businesses—the MIB prepares aspiring leaders to address the world's biggest challenges and to make an impact through business innovations.

The MIB incorporates the rigors of an MBA education with Fletcher's renowned breadth in inter-disciplinary global affairs. Students gain depth in international development and environment policy, technology, global governance, international, national and human security, gender and intersectional analysis, international legal studies, impact and ESG investing, international negotiations and conflict negotiations, among others.

Making a difference today to meet the challenges of tomorrow

The Fletcher MIB trains problem-solvers who seek long-term solutions beyond the promises of quarterly results.

This approach to sustainability highlights meeting the needs of current generations without compromising those of future ones, while sustaining competitive advantage in rapidly evolving markets and an ever-changing world.

Experiential learning to launch careers in global impact

The MIB graduates employment-ready leaders who have benefitted from a rigorous, relevant program that combines theory and practice, experiential learning and essential skills training.

Curricular elements include internships for credit, client-based coursework, and tools that enable students to combine classroom work with practical knowledge.

MIB graduates have successfully launched international careers in consulting, finance, impact investing, sustainable development, MNCs, NGOs, government, entrepreneurship and more.

Quantitative rigor, STEM designation

In September 2023, Fletcher's will launch a rigorous, optional STEM-designated Quantitative Methods (QM) track providing a specialized curriculum for students with an interest in developing deep quantitative and data skills.

MIB graduates from outside the United States who pursue this track have the opportunity to qualify for an additional two-year STEM extension of their Post-Completion OPT work permission. Read here for further information about eligibility and requirements for the STEM OPT extension.

In a class by itself

Only at Fletcher will you develop competencies in analytical business problem-solving and combine it with renowned global affairs expertise; you will gain insights into the essential problem areas, and build skills in sustainable (ESG) business practices as key elements of the solutions.

Upon graduation, you will join the distinguished tradition of Fletcher graduates shaping global affairs and building a better world.

Key Features:

  • 2-year residential program on Fletcher's Boston-area campus
  • Scholarships and research assistantships available to eligible students and career acceleration grants offered to all accepted MIB students
  • International network of classmates and alumni
  • Mentorship program that pairs students with mentors to support their professional journeys
  • Two to five years professional experience preferred (in any sector)
  • No GRE/GMAT requirement for admission

To find out more about the Fletcher MIB, and the MIB STEM-designated Quantitative Methods track, click here.

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