Master of Interdisciplinary Business Studies

The master of interdisciplinary business studies (MIBS) is a 30-credit degree program designed to facilitate upskilling and re-skilling and increase employment competitiveness and effectiveness for  students with interdisciplinary interests. The program of study combines two 12-credit graduate certificates and 6 additional credits in elective courses taken within or outside of the School of Business, allowing students to custom-tailor their degree to meet their professional and employment goals.

Admission deadlines: Fall and Summer:
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.
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 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 (https://graduate.admissions.gwu.edu/international-student-application-requirements) 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:
The GW School of Business
Attn: Graduate Admissions
2201 G Street, NW, Suite 550
Washington, DC 20052

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

The master of interdisciplinary business studies allows students with specific interdisciplinary interests to take the curricula of two School of Business graduate certificate programs for 24 credits and an additional 6 credits in elective courses to complete the total of 30 credits required for the degree.

Required

Students complete two 12-credit certificate programs selected from the list below. All requirements for both programs must be fulfilled.

The master of interdisciplinary business studies allows students with specific interdisciplinary interests to take the curricula of two School of Business graduate certificate programs for 24 credits and an additional 6 credits in elective courses to complete the total of 30 credits required for the degree.

Required

Students complete two 12-credit certificate programs selected from the list below. All requirements for both programs must be fulfilled.

Electives

Students take an additional 6 credits in elective courses. Students may elect to use these credits to focus in one specific area or to choose courses from different business areas in consultation with the advisor. Electives should focus on integrating the curricula of the two certificate programs.