McDonough School of Business
McDonough School of Business

Master of Arts in International Business and Policy

This signature Georgetown program blends the strengths of the most highly regarded foreign service school in the world with a top-tier business school that educates global, principled leaders.

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What is MA-IBP?

Georgetown’s Master of Arts in International Business and Policy (MA-IBP) delivers a strategic blend of business knowledge and policy expertise to help you achieve your goals in our increasingly interconnected world.

Offered by Georgetown University’s Walsh School of Foreign Service and McDonough School of Business, this one-year interdisciplinary program blends the strengths of the oldest and most highly regarded school of foreign service in the world with a top-tier business school.

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Curriculum at the Intersection of Business & Geopolitics

The curriculum provides an understanding of the frameworks and mechanisms that drive business and international relations and explores those concepts in contemporary global issues.

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One Year Hybrid Program for Working Professionals

The program is delivered in six one-week modules (four on-campus and two international) and two four-week online courses over a 12-month period.

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Top Tier Business School and Highly Regarded Foreign Service School

Offered by Georgetown University’s Walsh School of Foreign Service and McDonough School of Business, this program blends the strengths of the oldest and most highly regarded school of foreign service in the world with a top-tier business school.

Program Details at a Glance

12

month program (January-December)

2

International Residencies

GMAT/GRE

Not Required

Who is MA-IBP for?

The Master of Arts in International Business and Policy is designed for working professionals who want to broaden their perspective and advance their careers without pausing it.

3

Minimum Recommended Years of Experience

35

Average Age

14

Industries Represented

Attend An Upcoming Event

Sample Class with Professor Michael O’Leary

Tuesday, September 27

12 p.m. – 1 p.m. ET

Location
Online

Alumni Panel: Spotlight on Multilateral Organizations

Thursday, September 29

12 p.m. – 1 p.m. ET

Location
Online

Alumni Panel: Spotlight on Congress

Tuesday, October 4

12 – 1 p.m. ET

Location
Online

Virtual Current Student Panel

Thursday, October 13

12 – 1 p.m. ET

Location
Online

Admissions Meeting

Weekly

10 a.m. to 4 p.m. ET

Location
Online or In Person

Resume Review

Weekly

10 a.m. to 4 p.m. ET

Location
Online or In Person

Application Tips

Weekly

10 a.m. to 4 p.m. ET

Location
Online or In Person

Georgetown’s McDonough School of Business & Walsh School of Foreign Service Rankings

The Master of Arts in International Business and Policy (MA-IBP) program builds off of Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business and Walsh School of Foreign Service’s broader reputation for academic excellence, faculty thought leadership, and student satisfaction, as reflected in national and international rankings of our school and programs.

1st

in the world for Policy Careers in International Relations Master’s Programs

Foreign Policy Magazine 2018

4th

in the world for value of the school’s brand

Bloomberg Businessweek 2019

12th

best business school in the United States

Financial Times 2018

Join Our January 2023 Intake

The next MA-IBP intake launches in January 2023. We welcome the opportunity to connect with you throughout the admissions process to learn more about your background and interests.

Questions? Contact Our MA-IBP Admissions Team

ma.ibp@georgetown.edu / +1 (202) 687-0971/ Frequently Asked Questions