Global Master of Business Administration

The full-time, 21-month Global MBA program provides rigorous training in traditional business skills. Students spend the first year taking required core courses in groups of 40 to 45 classmates, attending lectures, working on case studies and team projects, and participating in experiential learning opportunities. In the first year, most classes take place between Monday and Thursday with co-curricular activities happening throughout the fall and spring semester.

The program has both a general and a STEM option depending on elective courses.

The Global MBA program requires successful completion of 53 credits in coursework. Three-credit courses are a full semester long (14 weeks plus final exam week). Courses that are 1.5 credits are held over 7 weeks, plus a final exam, and are offered either in the first or second half of a semester. One-credit courses meet for 12 hours of total class time and are offered in various formats, such as a four-day weekend or four consecutive Saturdays.

  • Core courses: 32 credits
  • Consulting Abroad Project (CAP): 3 credits
  • Analytics/technology selectives: 3 credits
  • Electives: 15 credits 

Visit the program website for additional information.

Admission deadlines: Fall and Summer
Round 1 1/15
Round 2 4/1
Round 3 5/15
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. Internationalized 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 follow this link - - to review the International Applicant Information carefully for details on required documents, earlier deadlines for applicants requiring 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:
The GW School of Business
Attn: Graduate Admissions
2201 G Street, NW, Suite 550
Washington, DC 20052

Contact for questions: ~ 202-994-1212 (phone)
9:00 am – 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday

The following requirements must be fulfilled:

MBAD 6206Business Improv
MBAD 6207Leadership Lab
MBAD 6211Financial Accounting
MBAD 6213Accounting for Internal Decision Making
MBAD 6223Operations Management
MBAD 6224Decision Making and Data Analysis
MBAD 6235Finance
MBAD 6240Competition in the Global Economy
MBAD 6242Microeconomics for the World Economy
MBAD 6250Technology for Business in DC
MBAD 6263Organizations and Human Capital
MBAD 6274Marketing
MBAD 6281Business Ethics
MBAD 6284Business and Public Policy
MBAD 6286Strategic Management I
MBAD 6287Strategic Management II
Consulting abroad project
MBAD 6294Consulting Abroad Project
Students must complete two enrollments in MBAD 6294, one on-campus and the other as the study abroad component of the Consulting Abroad Project.
A total of 18 credits in elective courses.
3 credits from the following analytics/technology selectives:
ISTM 6502Working with Databases Using SQL
ISTM 6514Introduction to Artificial Intelligence
ISTM 6519Health Care Analytics and Applications
ISTM 6522Digital Transformation
DNSC 6500Analytic Skills for Managers
ISTM 6500Technology Skills for Managers
15 credits in elective courses. Electives may be taken in courses at the 6000 level and above in any GWSB department; up to 6 of these credits may be taken from departments outside of GWSB with the advisor's approval.
MBAD 6298 may not be applied toward the MBA degree requirements.