George Washington University


George Washington University

George Washington University School of Business

George Washington University

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George Washington University


George Washington University
Celebrating 200 years of shaping future leaders, George Washington University continues to stand out offering quality education through innovative programs which provide theoretical frameworks and real-world learning experiences. Engaging in rigorous scholarship that advances knowledge in the management of organizations in the global environment. Contributing as a local, national and global citizen. We do all of this within a community built upon respect, integrity and active engagement. Situated in the heart of Washington D.C. – mere blocks from the World Bank, IMF, and State Department – students at George Washington University can utilize the university’s prime location.
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At The George Washington University School of Business (GWSB), we believe there’s a big difference between those who simply practice business and those who can create value; between those who strive to make a profit and a new generation of business leaders equipped with the innovation, imagination, and drive necessary to solve the global business challenges of our time. We embody this bold vision at GWSB. For 200 years, we have been preparing the business leaders who will not only thrive personally but also reshape the world in the Fourth Industrial Revolution. Because when you’re situated in the heart of one of the top global capitals for policymaking and influence, you don’t waste opportunities on small-scale ambitions. 

By design, GWSB is a singular education created in the context of a thriving, highly supportive community. Here in Washington, D.C., we draw from the very best — from the federal government, private business, nonprofit, military, international firms, academia, and more — to form a diverse and inclusive, truly global community dedicated to hands-on collaboration and a forward-thinking learning environment.

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At the GW School of Business, we have re-imagined graduate business education to better serve your needs. We offer 13 specialized master’s degree programs, all of which feature a flexible curriculum.

Flexibility and Customization

Our academic customization gives students the freedom to acquire specific, valuable skills for unique sectors of business. Whatever your path may be, when it comes time to enhance your skill set - or retain your competitive edge - we have a program to fit every stage of your career. Our graduate degree programs provide students with a wide variety of elective course offerings. Many of these electives can be bundled together as a graduate certificate. This allows students to customize their degree to their specific academic and professional interests. Each program's elective flexibility is unique. 

Global and Experiential Education (G&EE)

Global and Experiential Education (G&EE) is the nexus for international opportunities and initiatives in the GW School of Business and supports global business education through a broad portfolio of global study programs, experiential education courses and international student services including Short-term Programs, and Long-term Programs ranging from one to six weeks. Our team facilitates approximately 20 graduate elective overseas short courses and manages 20 semester-based bilateral exchanges per annum. These programs are comprehensively and independently run within GWSB and present unique opportunities for students to add a global perspective to their GW degree.

Career Services

The F. David Fowler Career Center’s goal is to support GWSB students and alumni in developing lifelong career management skills and building partnerships among students, alumni, and employers resulting in rewarding and fulfilling careers. Students take advantage of the many opportunities to attend career fairs, on campus information sessions, and participate in D.C company tours.



Specialized Master's Programs

  • Master of Accountancy
  • MS Applied Finance*
  • MS Business Analytics*
  • MS Finance*
  • Master of Human Resource Management
  • MS Information Systems Technology*
  • Master of Interdisciplinary Business Studies*
  • MS International Business
  • Master's in Management
  • MS Marketing
  • MS Project Management*
  • MS Sport Management
  • MS in Tourism, Hospitality, and Event Management

*The George Washington University School of Business (GWSB) is proud to offer several of our programs as STEM-designated programs. An additional benefit of the STEM-designated programs is that international students can qualify for extended Optional Practical Training (OPT) following graduation from their program.

Quick Facts​​

  • Credit Hours: Range from 30-36 credits
  • Programs can be done full-time or part-time
  • STEM Designated programs (see above list)

Application Deadlines

  • October 1 for spring 2023
  • November 15 for fall 2023

Career Preparation

The F. David Fowler Career Center’s mission is to support GWSB students and alumni in developing lifelong career management skills and building partnerships among students, alumni, and employers resulting in rewarding and fulfilling careers. Students take advantage of the many opportunities to attend career fairs, on campus information sessions, and participate in D.C company tours. Through our in-house career center which specializes in working with our business students, our career coaches help students build their resume, polish interview skills, and advise on optimal opportunities.


Student Body 

  • Total graduate population: 1,600 students
  • 67 countries represented within School of Business
  • 52% women in our programs


Application Requirements

GWSB employs a holistic review process for all MBA applications. The following documents will be required to apply:

  • Completed online application form
  • GMAT or GRE Score (see specific program for more information)
  • Transcripts from all higher education institutions attended
  • Resume
  • Personal Statement or Essay
  • Letter of Recommendation (1 is required)

In addition to the above requirements, international students are also required to provide the following documents:



Specialized Masters*

$1,885 USD per credit hour

*Additional fees apply.

Scholarship Consideration: GWSB is committed to attracting highly qualified students from around the world. We demonstrate this commitment by considering all applicants for merit-based scholarships. No additional scholarship application is required to be considered for GW School of Business awards.

With more than 53,000 graduates, the GWSB alumni network is an extensive, global group that contributes greatly to the overall success of our school. Our graduates pass on their wisdom and help both current students and fellow alumni with their career development and job search. They regularly attend events, connect and collaborate with each other, and help GWSB evolve, expand and progress.

One of the most powerful aspects of the GWSB experience is the connection students build with fellow classmates and the meaningful relationships and accomplishments that stem from those connections. Groups and networks allow you to continue these relationships, forge new ones, and make a positive impact in the GW community even after you’ve left campus. Consider getting involved with a group based on region, industry or program, identities and shared interests.

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