Business Administration: Global M.B.A.

School of Business

Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.): Global (full-time)
Location(s): Foggy Bottom - Main Campus

Program Overview

 

Program format: Full-time
Total credits: 55.5

 

The full-time, two-year Global MBA program blends rigorous training in traditional business skills with a focus on core values of global leadership, ethics, sustainability, and corporate social responsibility. Students spend the first year taking required core courses with a cohort of 45-50 classmates, attending lectures, working on case studies and team projects, and participating in experiential learning opportunities. Classes in the first year take place Monday through Thursday during the day, leaving Friday for student organizations and career-related activities.

Toward the end of the first year, the Consulting Abroad Program (CAP) project gives students first-hand experience in doing business abroad. Each nine-week CAP project is led by a faculty member who guides a student team through a real-life consulting engagement for a global firm. After spending seven weeks in D.C. doing research and shaping findings, teams travel abroad to the firm’s home country for two weeks to deliver final recommendations to company leaders.

The second year of the Global MBA program is all about preparing for professional life after graduation. After spending the summer at an internship or studying abroad, students take elective courses focused on their areas of interest. With 24 credit hours of electives built into the curriculum, students are able to add up to two Concentrations and/or Certificates to their degrees, choose additional courses from over 200 electives offered at School of Business, or take graduate-level classes offered through other GW schools or area universities. Students can also elect to add a second master’s degree to their MBA through GW’s many joint degree offerings.

Admission Requirements

Admission deadlines:

Fall admission only.

Early Action November 15
Round 1 Januar 15
Round 2 March 15
Round 3 May 15

 

Standardized test scores:

The Graduate Admissions Management Test (GMAT – institution code QK4-4F-40) or the Graduate Record Examination (GRE - institution code 5246) is required.

Recommendations required:

One recommendation

Prior academic records:

Transcripts are required from all colleges and universities attended, whether or not credit was earned, the program was completed, or the credit appears as transfer credit on another transcript.  Unofficial transcripts from all colleges and universities attended should be uploaded to your online application.  Official transcripts are required only of applicants who are offered admission.
 

International applicants should upload the English-language version of their transcripts or a copy of a credentials evaluation.

Statement of purpose:

On the verge of celebrating its 200th anniversary, The George Washington University offers the advantages of a major private university while providing the personalized attention students would expect from a more intimate program. International recognition and top research faculty coupled with small class sizes and a forward-thinking curriculum, gives students the strategic perspective necessary to succeed in today's global marketplace.

Washington D.C. is a city at the center of global connections and networking. One of the most diverse cities in America, D.C. is home to more than 1,000 internationally owned companies, more than 400 international associations, hosts nearly 180 foreign embassies, residences, chanceries, and diplomatic missions; many of them less than one mile from the George Washington University campus.

Briefly (no more than 500 words), tell us why studying at The George Washington University School of Business is the program best suited for you and your academic interests as well as how you will leverage both your past professional career and future academic experience at GW to achieve your post-MBA aspirations.

International applicants only:

Please review International Applicant Information carefully for details on required documents, earlier deadlines for applicants requiring an I-20 or DS-2019 from GW, and English language requirements.

PLEASE NOTE that the minimum English language test scores required by this program are:

  • Academic IETLS: an overall band score of 7.0 with no individual band score below 6.0; or
  • TOEFL: 600 on paper-based, or 100 on Internet-based; or
  • Academic PTE: 68

Supporting documents not submitted online should be mailed to:
M.B.A. Admissions
The GW School of Business
The George Washington University
2201 G Street, NW ~ Duquès Hall 550
Washington, DC 20052

Contact for questions:
[email protected] ~ 202.994.1212 ~ 202.994.3571 (fax)
9:00 am – 6:00 pm, Monday through Friday