Skip to main content

Master of Arts in International Business and Policy

A Signature Georgetown Program

Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business and Walsh School of Foreign Service are partnering to offer a Master of Arts in International Business and Policy. The 12-month graduate program explores the frameworks relevant to international relations in tandem with contemporary issues in global business. The program consists of six, week-long intensive residencies and two four-week online courses. Four of the residencies are held on Georgetown’s Washington, D.C., campus and two abroad. The modular format of the program makes it particularly attractive for working professionals employed in government, nonprofits, multinational corporations, and other international organizations.

Program Welcome

The M.A. in International Business & Policy (MA-IBP) program blends the strengths of the oldest and most highly regarded school of foreign service in the world with a top-tier business school with proven experience in educating global, principled leaders who serve business and society.

additional resources:


The M.A. in International Business and Policy (MA-IBP) curriculum provides an understanding of the frameworks and mechanisms that drive business and international relations and explores those concepts in contemporary global issues. Each student also completes a social action project that offers the opportunity to research a real-world issue, and under the guidance of a faculty mentor and/or partner organization, create an action plan to address it. The program is delivered in six one-week modules and two four-week online courses over a 12-month period.

additional resources:


The M.A. in International Business and Policy (MA-IBP) program is designed for working professionals, with a minimum of five years of work experience, who wish to advance in their careers by gaining a deeper understanding of business and international relations. Typically, candidates work in business, government, financial organizations, multinational corporations, or non-governmental organizations.

additional resources: