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Monterey Institute of International Studies — Fisher Graduate School of International Business

Program Type:
Master's International
Fisher Graduate School of International Business
Degrees Awarded:
International Business Administration (MBA)
Admissions Deadlines:

No specific deadline

Admissions Cycle:


Program Start:
Two year MBA: Fall (August), Advanced Entry MBA: Fall (August) or Spring (January)
Program Founded:
June, 1995


Students satisfy the language component of their degree program while in the Peace Corps, freeing up additional elective credits to pursue special areas of interest. Half tuition scholarships are applied for the final semester of study following Peace Corps service. 3 credits hours awarded for Peace Corps service.


The Fisher International MBA Program at the Monterey Institute of International Studies (MIIS) offers an International Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree that prepares Peace Corps volunteers for international business development. Students in the two-year MBA program ideally enter during the Fall Semester (August). They complete three semesters of study, including all core required courses and the International Business Plan, prior to leaving for Peace Corps assignment.

Students may also enter the Advanced Entry MBA program, if they meet the appropriate pre-requisites. Advanced Entry students complete at least one full-time semester, and the International Business Plan, prior to leaving for country of service. All MBA students return to Monterey after Peace Corps service for one final semester. The courses at the Monterey Institute prepare students for a Peace Corps assignment working with businesses and development agencies in an advisory capacity. MBA MI students apply their Peace Corps experience to a Business Development Project, a research project which explores a variety of development issues related to their Peace Corps assignment. The Business Development Project is a 3-unit requirement, completed during the final semester of study.


GMAT scores; two letters of reference. For Advanced Entry MBA: at least 30 semester credits of prerequisite business study.

Learn more about all MIIS Peace Corps programs at: http://www.miis.edu/academics/programs/peacecorps.

For inquiries about Master's International, call 855.855.1961 x1812.

Program Contacts

If you have questions, please contact:
Ms. Toni Thomas
Assistant Dean

Fisher International MBA Program
460 Pierce Street
Monterey, California 93940
(831) 647-4193
(831) 647-6588

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