Business Administration: Professional M.B.A.

School of Business

Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.): Part-time (Accelerated/Flexible)
Location(s): Foggy Bottom - Main Campus

Program Overview


Program format: Part-time, self-paced or cohort
Total credits: 55.5


In the Professional MBA program (PMBA), there are two options: Self-paced or Cohort. The Self-paced option allows students to design their own course schedule to meet their professional and personal needs. The Cohort option is structured to be completed in 24 months, and students complete all core requirements together as a cohort during their first three semesters.

PMBA core requirements make up 28.5 credits, with the remaining 27 credits reserved for elective classes. Electives are typically completed after the majority of core course requirements have been fulfilled, and may also be completed with short-term study abroad programs.

With 27 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 and Summer:  3/15

Standardized test scores:

Either the Graduate Admissions Management Test (GMAT - institutional code QK4-4F-40) or the Graduate Record Examination Test (GRE - institutional code 5246) is required. May be waived for applicants with ten (10) or more years of professional work experience.

Recommendations required:

One recommendation required.

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.


Additional requirements:

A current resumé is required.

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