The Middlebury Institute offers several MBA degree options so you can customize your graduate education based on your interests and career goals.

Each degree includes relevant course work, a specialization to help focus your studies, and a capstone project—a hands-on opportunity to put your business, cross-cultural, and language skills to work in the field. Students take intercultural competence courses and courses taught in their chosen language of study. See the curriculum for more details.

Choose Your Degree

One-Year MBA

For those with at least three years of relevant professional experience. Students focus on courses in one of three specializations and complete a capstone project. The 42-credit degree includes courses taught in the language of your choice. 

Two-Year MBA

For those with little or no work experience. Students take core courses during the first year, and your summer is free for internships and other work experience. In the second year, students choose one of three specializations and complete a capstone project. The 60-credit degree includes courses taught in the language of your choice, as well as intercultural competence and/or language courses. 

Joint MBA/MA in International Environmental Policy

The Joint MBA/MA in International Environmental Policy focuses on environmental sustainability goals and business practices. The curriculum integrates requirements from each program and provides a multidisciplinary approach to environmental policy within an international business context.

Joint MBA/MA in International Policy and Development

The Joint MBA/MA in International Policy and Development offers a multidisciplinary approach to policy and development in international business. The curriculum integrates requirements from each program and develops business skills and tools for the formation and support of business operations and strategy across borders.

Choose Your Specialization

Resilient Business Management

Focus on risk management and sustainability for mainstream businesses facing global challenges.

Social Enterprise and Finance

Focus on the management and financing of emerging businesses designed to deliver social or environmental bottom lines and to operate far beyond corporate social responsibility.

Corporate Risk Management and Compliance

Focus on financial crime, international fraud detection, money laundering, and compliance management in business.

Add Your Capstone Project

Incorporate a real-world capstone project, your semester-long for-credit project or field experience. The capstone allows you to apply your business and language skills to a real-world client experience pursuing some form of business expansion.

Integrated Business Practicum Consulting Project

Teams of students evaluate business opportunities and recommend strategic plans to client companies.

Frontier Market Scouts Fellowship and Research Project

Middlebury Institute’s Frontier Market Scouts program selects and trains professionals seeking careers in social enterprise management and impact investing. Students participate in FMS fellowship opportunities and complete an individual research project.

AACSB Accreditation Seal


The Middlebury Institute’s MBA program is an accredited member of AACSB International—The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business.