Fletcher’s multi-disciplinary approach provides a nuanced, in depth approach to the study of doing business in emerging markets. Students have access to many resources beyond what a traditional business school may offer, including courses and research in politics, law, regional studies, and culture. Looking at the BRIC counties and beyond, Fletcher allows students to stay current on the newest political, economic and business developments that poise countries for greater presence in the global economy.
Fletcher offers many ways for students to gain expertise in emerging markets:
The Center for Emerging Market Enterprises (CEME)
Our Center for Emerging Mark Enterprises is a cutting-edge research center that studies topics ranging from sovereign wealth funds to microfinance to alternative energy solutions. Students benefit from the Center’s scholars, roundtable discussions, conferences and research opportunities, bringing to life topics introduced in the classroom.
Fletcher offers a wide range of classes that student take as a part of the MIB program to enhance their knowledge on emerging markets issues. Some focus broadly on issues relevant to emerging markets, such as courses on development economics, law and development, or microfinance. Others pertain to a specific region of interest, including courses on “The Political Economy and Business Environments of Greater China,” “Russia in 21st Century: Opportunities and Challenges,” and “Political Economy and Business Context of Latin America.” Finally, our core business classes, ranging from strategy to finance, include cases and examples from emerging markets.
Fletcher’s vibrant extracurricular community offers clubs and activities that allow students to broaden their knowledge of emerging markets through guest speakers, conferences, and peer groups.
- Regional Clubs: Africana Student Group, Asia Club, European Affairs Society, Latin America Group, Newly Independent States of Eurasia Club, South Asian Society, Southwest Asia & Caucasus Forum
- Industry-focused clubs: Fletcher Energy Consortium, Fletcher Political Risk Forum, Microfinance and Development Venture Capital Network
- Topical Clubs: Global Health Interest Group, International Business Club, International Communications Club, International Development Club
For a full listing of Fletcher clubs, please see: http://fletcher.tufts.edu/students/groupindex.shtml
GLOBAL STUDENT PROFILE
Fletcher students are truly international. About 40% of our student body hails from outside of the United States and from over 70 countries. As all students are required to speak more than one language, our students tend to have had experiences outside their home countries or in international professional settings. With approximately 500 students, the student body is large enough to have diversity and depth of interests but small enough to foster an intimate network. This extends to our very active alumni community of over 7,000 people who are open to helping Fletcher students all over the world.
From engineering to law to consulting to military service, Fletcher students have diverse professional experiences that bring real-life learning into the classroom. Most students come to Fletcher with several years of professional, full-time work experience, but the sectors and industries vary. Most come from professional backgrounds where they have been exposed to these international issues on a regular basis or have lived and/or worked abroad. This is not only limited to corporate professionals but also those who have held management and strategy responsibilities in government, NGOS, and US and foreign militaries. Such a committed, experienced, and diverse student body is a fundamental part of student life at Fletcher.
Class of 2010 Profile
Average Age: 27
Age Range: 21-48
Non-US Students: 42%
Countries of Citizenship: 57
Students of Color: 21% (as % of US Citizens)
Females / Males: 51 / 49%
To read more about our students, please see: http://fletcher.tufts.edu/business/profiles0809/default.shtml