Global Business Administration Online

Master Online
16 months
56862 USD/year
56862 USD/year
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Fletcher’s online Master of Global Business Administration Online from Tufts University prepares students to apply advanced business strategy in a global context. Complete in as few as 16 months.

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Tufts University ’s Fletcher School, ranked No. 6 for its international relations master’s programs by Foreign Policy Magazine, offers an online Master of Global Business Administration that can be completed in as few as 16 months. The program prepares students to become global business leaders. 

Fletcher's online Master of Global Business Administration Online  from Tufts University teaches business fundamentals with a global outlook. 

As a student in Fletcher’s online GBA program, you will expand your perspective by understanding the complex realities of working at the intersection of business and the international context. 

As a student, you will:

  • Consider how volatile economies impact business
  • Evaluate the business risk associated with political instability
  • Understand how social and environmental considerations intersect with businesses
  • Learn how to negotiate and lead across sectors
  • Work with complex legal issues across borders
  • Build a business strategy with "distance vision"

Programme Structure

The online Master of Global Business Administration from the Tufts Fletcher School equips students to apply advanced business strategy in a global context through a multidisciplinary curriculum that covers:

  • international business
  • economics
  • law
  • communication
  • and policy

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 16 months

Start dates & application deadlines


IELTS or TOEFL needed


36 alternative credits



Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
GRE admission requirements GRE® The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. It contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.
GMAT admission requirements GMAT The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a test intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA. GMAT contains 4 sections - Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal. The score has a range from 200 - 800.

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at desiganated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Résumé including your education and professional experience. 
  • Transcripts. 
  • Statement of purpose and essay. In these two essays, we ask you to describe your career goals, how Fletcher can help further them, and how your unique perspective will enhance the Fletcher community.
  • Letters of recommendation. Two reference letters are required, but a maximum of four will be considered.
  • Proof of English Proficiency (if applicable). 
  • Application fee. The nonrefundable application fee is $80.
  • Optional GRE or GMAT scores. While we do not require GMAT or GRE scores for admission, we encourage applicants who have taken these tests to submit their scores.

Work experience

Six years of work experience are recommended to apply. 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    56862 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 75816 USD for the full programme and a duration of 16 months.
  • National

    56862 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 75816 USD for the full programme and a duration of 16 months.


The following organizations provide additional information about scholarships and funding opportunities:

  • The Association of Professional Schools of International Affairs (APSIA): Fellowships and scholarships related to graduate study in international affairs
  • College Board: A scholarship database based on the College Board’s Annual Survey of Financial Aid Programs
  • Massachusetts Educational Financing Authority (MEFA): Financial planning resources and loans available to US citizens and permanent residents
  • Open Education Database (OEDB):A large database of grants and scholarships
  • Fastweb: Comprehensive student financial and scholarship information

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

Getting a Student Visa

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