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George Washington University School of Business


George Washington University’s School of Government was founded by University President Cloyd H. Marvin in 1928. With a $1 million endowment from the League of Masonic Clubs, Marvin established a school with degree programs that integrated business and politics on national and international levels.

In 1960, the school was renamed the School of Government, Business, and International Affairs. In 1966, its faculties were divided into a School of Government and Business Administration, and a School of International Affairs. The SGBA was renamed the School of Business and Public Management in 1990, and in 2004, it became the School of Business. The school is accredited by the AACSB.

School Rankings

• U.S. News & World Report: 61 (tie)
• Bloomberg: 48 (U.S.); 59 (Global)
The Economist: 84
Financial Times: 90


The George Washington University School of Business MBA programs are embedded in the center of Washington DC just blocks from the White House, the State Department, and major global institutions–including the World Bank and International Monetary Fund–as well as the headquarters and offices of thousands of national and multinational corporations, nonprofits, and nongovernmental organizations.

Surrounded by more than 20 museums and national memorials, over 180 foreign embassies, and more than 40 performing arts venues, attending school in downtown Washington DC, puts students at the center of history, culture, entertainment, sports, and much more.

The school is located less than six miles from the Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport.


The newly constructed Ric and Dawn Duquès Hall combined with the renovated Norma Lee and Morton Funger Hall make up the George Washington School of Business complex. The business complex is home to the full-time MBA and undergraduate program at GW, as well as some of the part-time courses.

Duquès Hall is more than 170,000 square feet, and features 27 classrooms, labs, and presentation rooms that seat 1056 students in addition to breakout rooms, faculty and student lounges, and study areas. All new high-tech classrooms include projector screens, ceiling-mounted overhead projectors, instructor complex, voice amplification, program amplification, controls built into lectern, document cameras, slide converters, and wireless microphones.

GWU School of Business students attend classes in the Capital Markets Trading Room, which is equipped with software and information systems for financial modeling, trading, and portfolio management.


Global, Professional, and Executive MBA candidates are taught by more than 125 Faculty members who teach courses across eight academic departments: accountancy, decision sciences, finance, information systems and technology management, international business, management, marketing, and strategic management and public policy.

Many instructors are researchers, consultants, board members, economists, directors, and public speakers. Their rich experiences in DC and abroad are used as learning tools in the classroom, and they often connect students to employment and internship opportunities at the extraordinary institutions where they work.

Student Body

In the most recent enrollment cycle, 241 students joined the school’s Professional part-time MBA program and 97 students joined the Global full-time program.

MBA Degree Offerings

The George Washington University School of Business offers a Global full-time MBA, a Professional part-time MBA, an Online MBA and a Joint and Dual Degree MBA. Students also have the opportunity to earn a traditional or Healthcare MBA degrees completely online.


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Susan Kulp discusses Online MBA

Susan Kulp, faculty director for MBA programs, discusses the benefits of studying online at the GW School of Business with online MBA student Patrick Kanza. Learn more about the program here:

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