Admission deadlines: Fall: Round 1 - November 15; Round 2 - January 15; Round 3 - March 15; Round 4 - May 1; After May 1 – Rolling
Spring (non-Global MBA programs only): Round 1 - October 1; Round 2 - November 15; After November 15 – Rolling
Summer (Online & Healthcare MBA only): Round 1 - November 15; Round 2 - January 15; Round 3 - March 15; Round 4 - April 15
Application form: Our application process for designated degree and certificate programs is through a secure, electronic submission process. The application and uploaded electronic documents will be submitted directly to the Office of Graduate Admissions via a secure, online process.
Current resume: Please list your entire work history including start and stop dates. You can upload the resume in the Employment History section of the online application form.
Statement of purpose: A Statement of Purpose is required for your application. Be sure to check your academic program of interest for any specific requirements regarding the statement. If there are no specific program requirements, your statement of approximately 500 words should address your interests, academic and professional objectives, and proposed topic(s) of graduate study. Please review the academic program pages for any additional guidelines for the statement of purpose.
Prior academic records: Applicants are required to upload and submit copies of transcripts from all undergraduate and graduate institutions attended, whether or not the program was completed or the credit appears as a transfer credit on another transcript.
We consider these uploaded transcripts to be “unofficial” as they are submitted by the applicant. Applicants who receive an offer of admission will be required at that time of enrollment to submit official final transcripts. An acceptable transcript is a copy of an official transcript produced by the institution.
If submitting transcripts from a foreign institution, please reference the International Student Requirements section for detailed information on requirements.
Letters of recommendation: One official letter of recommendation is required by the GW School of Business unless your specific program mandates two or more. The recommendation(s) must be from an individual in a position to appraise the applicant’s potential for graduate study (i.e. Manager, Professor, Mentor or etc.). Some programs have specific requirements for recommendation providers.
Standardized test scores: Some departments and programs require applicants to take standardized entrance examinations such as GRE (institution code: 5246) or GMAT (institution code: QK4-4F-40) scores. Please refer to your academic program for examination requirements and waiver information.
English proficiency: All applicants are required to demonstrate a level of proficiency in the English language sufficient to meet the admission requirement of the School of Business. Please reference our International Student Requirements for more details.
Supplemental data: Some departments and programs require the completion of supplemental data or submission of materials such as certificates or writing samples. Review the application requirements of your program of interest to determine if supplemental questions and/or materials are required.
International applicants only: Applicants who have not completed a post-secondary degree from a U.S. institution are required to submit TOEFL, IELTS, PTE Academic, or the Duolingo English Test scores to be considered for admission. Scores may not be more than two years old. To ensure TOEFL scores are sent to GW, use institutional code 5246. An institutional code is not required to send IELTS or PTE scores to GW.
PLEASE NOTE that the minimum English language test scores required by this program are:
- IETLS: Score of 6.0 overall with no individual score below 5.0.
- TOEFL: Score of 80 on the Internet exam (iBT) or 550 on the paper exam
- Duolingo English Test: Score of 110 or higher. Scores should be sent to GW School of Business.
- PTE Academic: Score of 53 or higher on the PTE Academic Test.

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 following requirements must be fulfilled: 46.5 credits, including 34.5 credits in required courses and 12 credits in elective courses.

The following requirements must be fulfilled:

Accelerated, healthcare, online, and professional MBA formats: 46.5 credits, including 34.5 credits in required core courses and 12 credits in elective courses.

Global MBA format: 53 credits, including 38 credits in required core courses and 15 credits in elective courses.

Accelerated, healthcare, online, and professional MBA requirements

Required core courses
MBAD 6205Business Essentials for Dynamic Markets
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 6288Strategic Management
MBAD 6289Business Ethics and Public Policy
Analytics/technology focused courses
3 credits selected from the follow courses. ISTM 6500 may be repeated for credit provided the topics differ.
DNSC 6209Forecasting for Analytics
DNSC 6215Social Network Analytics
DNSC 6232Machine Learning for Managers
DNSC 6240Decision Models for Managers
DNSC 6320Pricing and Revenue Management
DNSC 6321Social Network Analytics
DNSC 6323Visualization for Analytics
DNSC 6325Business Process Simulation
DNSC 6327Sports Analytics
ISTM 6500Technology Skills for Managers
Electives
12 credits in graduate-level elective courses numbered 6000 and above. Up to 6 of these credits may be taken in departments outside GWSB. Students focusing their studies in the healthcare field must take all elective credits in the School of Medicine and Health Sciences.

Global MBA requirements

Required core courses
MBAD 6206Professionalism as a Performative Art
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
MBAD 6289Business Ethics and Public Policy
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.
Analytics/technology focused courses
3 credits selected from the follow courses. ISTM 6500 may be repeated for credit provided the topics differ.
DNSC 6209Forecasting for Analytics
DNSC 6215Social Network Analytics
DNSC 6232Machine Learning for Managers
DNSC 6240Decision Models for Managers
DNSC 6320Pricing and Revenue Management
DNSC 6321Social Network Analytics
DNSC 6323Visualization for Analytics
DNSC 6325Business Process Simulation
DNSC 6327Sports Analytics
ISTM 6500Technology Skills for Managers
Electives
15 credits in graduate-level elective courses numbered 6000 and above. Up to 6 of these credits may be taken in departments outside GWSB.

NOTE: MBAD 6298 may not be applied toward MBA degree requirements.