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George Washington University School of Business - Online MBA

George Washington School of Business Online MBA Structure

The Online Master of Business Administration program at the George Washington School of Business begins in the Fall, Spring or Summer semesters (August, January, or May). Generally, students will take six credit hours per semester.

All coursework can be completed fully online, however there are in-person global and experiential opportunities as well. Cutting-edge, digital courses are organized into learning episodes and are comprised of videos, video cases, podcasts, animations, and other pre-recorded content in addition to traditional reading assignments. Students progress within each learning unit at their own paces, but must complete the learning unit by assigned target dates.

The program includes a total of 46.5 credits with 31.5 being core classes, 3 being selectives and 12 being electives. The program typically takes 3 years to complete.


Generally, students at the Online Master of Business Administration program at the GW School of Business will take six credit hours per semester. However, it is recommend to do at least one semester of 7.5 credits to complete the full program in three years. Three-credit courses are a full semester long (14 weeks). Courses that are 1.5 credits are seven weeks in length and are offered either in the first or second half of a semester. One-credit courses meet for 12 hours of total class time and are offered in various formats, such as a four-day weekend or four Saturdays in a row.

For each course, students will participate in a one hour (per week) guided live classroom sessions, consisting of lectures, case discussions, and/or group activities. These live sessions are offered during evenings/weekends and are announced by the instructor at the beginning of each course. They also are recorded and made available to students within the digital platform. These sessions provide participants with real-time contact with faculty and other students. This mix of digital and live sessions maximizes learning and flexibility.

In addition, to live classroom discussions, faculty are available to students during online office hours offered through the digital classroom platform. Office hours afford students the opportunity to interact informally with faculty and ask questions about course material and assignment feedback.

MBA Program Rankings

• U.S. News & World Report: #22 (tie)

Tuition, Scholarships, and Financial Aid

The George Washington School of Business Online MBA tuition cost is $2,215 per credit, totaling roughly $1o3,o00.  In addition to tuition costs, there is also a business school fee totaling $3,000, as well as various university fees.

A FAFSA is required for all graduate students applying for federal aid. The FAFSA can be completed at The Supplemental Graduate Loan Questionnaire is required for all graduate students applying for additional Federal Direct Stafford Loan funds, a Graduate PLUS Loan, and/or a Private Alternative Loan.

Admissions Application Requirements

To be considered to the Online Master of Business Administration program at the GW School of Business complete, the following must be included in the online application:

An online application with an $80 non-refundable application fee, current resume, one letter of recommendation, one essay, GMAT/GRE scores (those part-time MBA applicants with over three years of relevant, professional, full-time work experience may apply for this waiver), transcripts, and a quantitative aptitude.

Evaluation of relevant experience is at the discretion of the admissions committee. Several factors are considered in the review of a waiver request, including the rigor of prior undergraduate and graduate coursework, academic performance, evidence of quantitative and analytical skills, prior work experience, current job responsibilities, and professional certifications.


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GMAT/GRE Waiver Request Information

To request a waiver, please provide a brief summary that outlines why you believe you are qualified for the test score waiver along with your resume and unofficial copies of academic transcripts. Please note that a GMAT/GRE waiver is NOT automatic and an approved waiver request does not guarantee admission to the program.

Information for International Applicants

Applicants who have not completed a degree in a country in which English is the principal language must submit one of the following: an official TOEFL score of at least 80 (internet-based test) or 550 (paper-based test), an official IELTS score of 6.0 with no individual band score below 5.5, a PTE Academic Score of at least 53, or a Duolingo English Test (DTE) Score of at least 110. TOEFL code: 5246. TOEFL exemptions can be found here.

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