Interdisciplinary Business Studies

School of Business

Master of Interdisciplinary Business Studies (M.I.B.S.)
Location(s): Foggy Bottom - Main Campus

Program Overview

The Master of Interdisciplinary Business Studies (MIBS) is a degree program that allows students with interdisciplinary interests to combine the study of two twelve-credit graduate certificates with six credit hours of elective courses. These elective courses can be taken from the School of Business or from another approved GW graduate school. The MIBS degree facilitates upskilling and re-skilling to increases career competitiveness and professional effectiveness. Students can tailor this degree to meet their personal and professional career goals.

Designed for flexibility, the MIBS degree allows students to combine two of the following ten graduate certificates for a customized Master's degree:

-Artificial Intelligence (new certificate launching Fall 2019)
-Business Analytics
-Cloud, Applications, and Information Technology (new certificate launching Fall 2019)
-Financial Management (this is an 18-month program regardless of the combination)
-Global Management
-Innovation, Creativity, and Entrepreneurship
-Management Leadership
-Project Management
-Sport Management
-Strategic Management (new certificate launching Fall 2019)

Admission Requirements

Admission deadline: 


Round 1 1/15
Round 2 4/1
Round 3 5/15

Standardized test scores:

GMAT (550 or higher) or GRE (V-150/Q-150 or higher) score or approved Waiver. A waiver can be granted to applicants with a prior Master’s degree; an undergraduate GPA of 3.3 or higher; or five years of relevant, professional, full-time 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 whose transcripts are in a language other than English must have them professionally translated and notarized, and submit both copies into the application.

Statement of purpose:

In an essay limited to 500 words, discuss your long-term and short-term professional objectives and how your past experiences have contributed to and defined these objectives. Include in your statement your Graduate Certificates selection and why you want to pursue a graduate business degree at this point in time. You may also include your related qualifications, including collegiate, professional, and community activities, and any other substantial accomplishments not already mentioned in the application. You may explain any academic inconsistencies as part of your statement or as an addendum.

Additional requirements:

A current resumé is required.

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:
George Washington University
Graduate Admissions - School of Business
2201 G Street NW - Duques Hall, Suite 550
Washington, DC 20052

Contact for questions:
[email protected] ~ 202.994.1212
9:00 am – 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday