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.

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.

Discover the MA-IBP Advantage

Lifelong Learning

MA-IBP alumni are able to return to the classroom through our Lifelong Learning Program (LLP) and audit up to one elective course per year with our Executive MBA program. This unique Georgetown offering enables MA-IBP alumni to refresh their knowledge, reconnect with classmates and faculty, and expand their networks with students and alumni from McDonough’s other executive degree programs.

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Program Details at a Glance

12

month program (January-December)

2

International Residencies

GMAT/GRE

Not Required

3 years

Minimum recommended years of work experience


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.

12

Average Years of Experience

14

Different industries represented

38%

female representation

28%

U.S. underrepresented minorities


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MA-IBP Information Session

Thursday, July 14, 2022

12:00pm – 1:00pm ET

Location: Virtual

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Admissions Meeting*

Weekly

10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. ET

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Resume Review*

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10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. ET

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Application Tips*

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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.

The McDonough School of Business is 1st in the world for Policy Careers in International Relations Master's Programs
The McDonough School of Business is 4th in the world for value of the school's brand
The McDonough School of Business is the 12th best business school in the United States

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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.

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