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.

Next Application Deadline: November 15, 2021

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What is MA-IBP?

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 that has proven experience in educating global, principled leaders who serve business and society.

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

The MA-IBP Program creates a curriculum at the intersection of geopolitics & business
The MA-IBP Program has 6 in-person modules and two online courses
The MA-IBP Program has 2 international residencies.
The MA-IBP Program provides a 12 month program for working professionals.

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. Our Class of 2021 has an average of 10 years of work experience, an average age of 34 and 42% female representation. Students come from 16 industries, 12 countries and we have 21% military representation.


If you were planning to visit campus, please note that our admissions team is following the Georgetown University telework policy. We look forward to connecting with you virtually.

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MA-IBP Application Tips Webinar

Tuesday, October 19, 2021

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MA-IBP Alumni Q&A

Wednesday, November 17, 2021

12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. ET

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MA-IBP Information Session

Wednesday, December 8, 2021

12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. ET

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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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More News from the MA-IBP Program

Incoming IBP Students Represent Diverse Cohort

March 25th, 2021

The Master of Arts in International Business and Policy ( MA – IBP ) class at McDonough began this January , bringing in 48 students from a variety of diverse back…

Master of Arts in International Business and Policy News Archive


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