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George Washington University School of Business - Professional MBA

George Washington University MBA Program Structure

The George Washington University Professional MBA is a part-time program that students can complete in two-to-five years. Students have the option to complete the program in four different track methods; cohort, self-paced, online, or hybrid.

The cohort method is similar to the GWU Global MBA program, in that students will complete in-person classes at the Foggy Bottom Campus. However, they have the option to add electives in acceleration of the program. These cohort classes are offered on Tuesday and Thursday nights for the first three semesters of the programs, with electives available on most weeknights.

The self-paced track allows students simply to move and adjust at their own pace, finishing in as many as five years.

The online and hybrid tracks offer students a chance to take classes either completely or partially online.


Like the Global MBA, the George Washington University Professional MBA consists of 55.5 total credits; 28.5 core credits and 27 elective credits. The method of how students complete the 55.5 credits varies depending upon the track they use to finish them.

Part-Time MBA Rankings

• U.S. News & World Report: 99 (tie)

Class Profile

A total of 241 students are enrolled in the George Washington University Professional MBA program, with 46 percent female students, 8 percent international students, and 27 percent minority students.

Students join the program with an average of 7.7 years of professional work experience. The average age of students in the program is 35.

Tuition, Scholarships, and Financial Aid

The George Washington University Professional MBA tuition is billed at $1,890 per credit hour. With the part-time MBA program comprised of 55.5 credit hours, that is a total of $104,895. The Student Association fee is $3 per credit hour, up to a maximum of $45 per semester.

All applicants are considered for merit-based scholarships. Scholarships are typically awarded in flat amounts up to $27,000 and cover tuition only. Last year, approximately one-third of students were awarded a scholarship averaging over $15,000 each.

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


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, current résumé, two essays, and two letters of recommendation (at least one professional). International applicants that are non-native English speakers must submit TOEFL, IELTS, or PTE scores with the other requisite materials.

Official GMAT scores must also be sent in by applicants, however, a waiver is offered for select students. Prospective students may schedule an optional interview.

Application deadlines are as follows

Early Round – Nov. 15, 2019
Round One – Jan. 15, 2020
Round Two – March 15, 2020
Round Three – May 15, 2020

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