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George Washington University School of Business - Global MBA

George Washington University Global MBA Program Structure

The George Washington University Global MBA program is a full-time, 21-month program that follows a traditional, two-semester model. There is one intake of students per year who begin classes in the fall semester, and are divided into blocks of 40-45 students each. During the summer between the first and second years of the program, students are required to complete an internship.


The George Washington University Global MBA program consists of 53 credits spread over the course of two years. Three-credit courses in the program are completed in 14 weeks, with 1.5 credit courses taking half that time.

In the first year, students complete the majority of the program’s core courses and a three-credit CAP (Consulting Abroad Project). There are 35 credits for core courses and up to 18 credits for electives. The core courses are as follows:

• Business Improv
• Strategic Management
• Leadership Lab
• Financial Accounting
• Decision Making and Data Analysis
• Accounting for internal Decision Making
• Technology for Business in DC
• Finance
• Micro for Global Economy
• Organizations and Human Capital
• Marketing
• Operations Management
• Competition in Global Economy
• Business Ethics
• Business and Public Policy

George Washington University School of Business offers over 200 electives for students to choose from. To satisfy the 24 elective credit requirement, students can fulfill a concentration or special certification. Currently, the school offers 17 different MBA certifications. Fifteen of the elective credits can be completed outside of the GWU School of Business and six can be done outside of the university.

George Washington Full-Time MBA Rankings

• U.S. News & World Report: 53
• Bloomberg: 51
• The Economist: 90
• Financial Times: 70

Class Profile

The George Washington University Global MBA class consists of 97 total students, 42 percent of which are women. Roughly 47 percent of the class identifies as international, with 8 percent underrepresented minorities. Students enter the program with five years of professional work experience. The average age of the class is 28.

Career Statistics

GWU Global MBA 2018 graduates earn an average base salary of $96,363, with 83 percent of graduates earning employment within three months of graduation. Just 48 percent of graduates reported a signing bonus, but the average signing bonus was $13,396.

Tuition, Scholarships, and Financial Aid

The George Washington Full-Time MBA tuition cost is a fixed rate of $113,090. GWU also charges a Student Association fee of $3 per credit hour, totaling up to a maximum of $45 per semester. The Consulting Abroad Program Fee is estimated at $2,000. Students should also budget for books, an enrollment fee, health insurance, and housing.

All applicants are considered for merit-based scholarships. Scholarships are typically awarded in flat amounts ranging from $10,000 to full tuition and cover tuition only. For the Global MBA class 70 percent of students received a scholarship with an average award of over half the cost of tuition.

Most student loans are based on either financial need or creditworthiness and are available only to U.S. citizens and permanent residents. GWU students commonly use the Federal Stafford Loan Program, Alternative Education Loans, and the ACCESS Loan Program. Private loans may also be available.

The George Washington School of Business is a partner with the American Association of University Women. Members of the AAUW may be eligible for educational grants.


Applicants to all GWU MBA programs must have completed a four-year degree or its equivalent for admission.

To apply to George Washington University, applicants must submit a completed application form with the $80 dollar non-refundable application fee, official copies of transcripts from each institution attended, a current résumé, an essay, and a letter of professional recommendation.

Official GMAT scores must also be sent in by applicants, and prospective students are required to complete an interview (by invitation only). International applicants that are non-native English speakers must submit TOEFL, IELTS, or PTE scores with the other requisite materials.

2021-2022 George Washington Global MBA Deadlines

Spring Summer Fall
November 15, 2021 November 15, 2021 November 15, 2021*

George Washington Global MBA FAQ’s

How has the university handled the pandemic?

Classes are currently online to keep students and staff safe.

What MS programs are offered at GWU?

The George Washington University has many MS programs including applied finance, biological sciences, and biostatistics to name a few.

What is the new Technology for Business in DC class?

This is an experiential class in which students work with a company in DC to utilize and understand applications of technology in the local business environment.

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