GWU School of Business George Washington University

The First Year

Building Core Skills & Values

GWu internaThe full-time, two-year Global MBA program blends rigorous training in traditional business skills with a focus on core of global leadership, ethics, sustainability, and corporate and social responsibility.

Students spend the first year taking required core courses with a cohort of 45-50 classmates, coming over 20 different countries, attending lectures, working on case studies and team projects, and participating in experiential learning opportunities. Classes in the first year take place Monday through Wednesday during the day, leaving Thursday and Friday for student organization and career-related activities.

MBA Institute

Prior to fall classes, Global MBA students spend their very first week on campus in MBA Institute. This orientation program of workshops, team case work, speakers, and social activities introduces new students to the MBA experience, their fellow students, Business School faculty and alumni, resources at George Washington University, and life in Washington, D.C. During this time, students also brush up on quantitative skills.

Consulting Abroad Project (CAP)

Toward the end of the first year, the Consulting Abroad Project (CAP) gives students first-hand experience in doing business abroad. Each nine-week CAP 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.

Career Preparation

Students work with the F. David Fowler Career Center throughout their first year to shape career goals and target companies of interest for summer internships and beyond. Resumes are edited and updated before the first day of classes, and students meet regularly with the Center’s consultants to craft individual career management portfolios. Students also take advantage of the many opportunities to attend career fairs and participate in D.C. company tours and career treks to New York and San Francisco. Visit the F. David Fowler Career Center for the latest graduate employment statistics.


The Second Year

Focusing on Your Professional Goals

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 over 200 electives offered at School of Business, or take graduate-level classes offered through other GW schools or area universities.

Students can also apply to add a second master’s degree to their MBA through GW’s many joint degree offerings. Most elective courses are offered Monday through Friday during evenings and afternoons. This allows students to pursue a second internship if they wish and to focus on career search-related activities, polishing their interview skills, networking at recruiting and industry events, and interviewing for post-graduation jobs.

  • Programs:
    - Full time MBA
    - Part Time MBA
    - Online MBA
    - Hybrid MBA
    - Executive MBA
  • Class profile:
    Enrolled: 91
    - Applications Received: 603
    - Average GMAT: 643
    - Average GPA: 3.03
    - Average Age: 28
    - Average Years of Work Experience: 5
    - Selectivity: 43%
    - Female: 40%
    - International: 58%
    - Underrepresented Minority: 29%
    - Military/Veteran: 8%
  • Joint degrees offered:
    - JD/MBA
    - MBA/MSPM
    - MBA/MA in International Affairs
  • Specializations by Industry:
    - Consulting
    - Finance
  • Program duration:
    21 Months
  • Specialized Masters:
    - Project Management
    - Information Systems
    - Finance
    - Accountancy
    - Government Contracts
    - Tourism Administration
    - Business Analytics
  • Minimum Work Experience: 2 Years
  • Language Requirements: English
  • Percentage of Students Employed: 93%
  • Financial Aid for International Students: Whether you are an incoming student, current student, international student or veteran, the Office of Graduate Student Assistantships and Fellowships (OGSAF) has funding information you need for graduate study at the George Washington University. Visit our website.
    We also partner with COLFUTURO in Colombia.
  • Program Website