Admission deadline*: Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis. Candidates seeking financial assistance and international students requiring visas are encouraged to apply early. Only completed applications, with all required materials, will be considered for admission.
International Students Application Deadlines (for students currently outside the U.S.)
Spring: November 1st
Fall: June 1st
International Transfer Student Application Deadlines (for students currently living in the U.S. who do not require a student visa)
Spring: December 1st
Fall: July 1st
Standardized test scores: Either the Graduate Admissions Management Test (GMAT – institution code QK4-4F-64) or the Graduate Records Exam (GRE – institution code 5246) are optional and may be waived based on work experience
Recommendations required: Two (2) recommendations
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 only the English-language version of their transcripts.
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
Prerequisites: A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university with credit hours in:
- Advanced Mathematics (6 credits; 3 credits must be in Calculus)
- Microeconomics (3 credits)
- Macroeconomics (3 credits)
- Financial Accounting (3 credits)
- Managerial Finance (3 credits)
- Statistics (3 credits)
Additional coursework, degrees, and/or work experience in these five areas are considered favorably in the selection process.
International applicants only: Please follow this link - - to review the International Applicant Information carefully for details on required documents, earlier deadlines for applicants requiring an I-20 or DS-2019 from GW.

* Prospective candidates for fellowships/assistantships must submit a completed application packet (including test scores) by January 15. Later applications will be considered if funds are still available.

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: ~ 202-994-8880 (phone)
9:00 am – 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday

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