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George Washington University School of Business Full Time MBA

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Program at a Glance

Program Type Full Time
Tuition (Total) $90,000

Rankings

Rankings

School Rankings

The Princeton Review

N/A Best Business Schools (Northeast)
#5 Greatest Opportunity for Women
#8 Best Green MBA
#25 Top Entrepreneurial Programs: Graduate

Admissions

Admissions

Application Information

  • Acceptance Rate: 49% accepted out of 599 applicants
  • Average Age Admitted: 27
  • Average Incoming GPA: 3.29
  • Average Incoming GMAT: 635
  • Average Years Work Experience: 4
  • Application Fee: $75

Admission Considerations

Very Important: Recommendations, Undergraduate GPA, Personal Essay, Standardized Test Scores

Admission Requirements

Required: Work Experience, Recommendations, Extracurricular Activities, Undergraduate GPA, Personal Essay, Standardized Test Scores

Admission Information

To apply to The George Washington University, prospective students must submit a completed application, a resume and employment profile, two letters of recommendation, four personal essays, official transcripts from all higher education institutions attended, and official GMAT scores. In recent years, the entering class had an average 4.3 years of ...To apply to The George Washington University, prospective students must submit a completed application, a resume and employment profile, two letters of recommendation, four personal essays, official transcripts from all higher education institutions attended, and official GMAT scores. In recent years, the entering class had an average 4.3 years of professional work experience, an average GMAT score of 643, and an average undergraduate GPA of 3.3.

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School Information

School Information

The following section features data representative of the entire business school, and numbers here are not necessarily reflective of the specific program.

Students and Faculty

Total Graduate Students 240
Percent International Students 32%
Total Full-Time Faculty 240
Full-Time Faculty 56%

Student Life

At The George Washington University, extracurricular, networking, and social activities are just as vital to the student experience as the academic program. With an emphasis on team­work and cooperation, GWU “values the balance of networking and social relationships in conjunction with demanding academics.” Taking advantage of the urban environment, the school offers “organized events around sightseeing and community service initiatives.” In addition, “There are tons of ways to be involved, and nearly every student keeps exception­ally busy, through a combo of classes, internship(s), part-time work, and student clubs/activities.” There really is something for everyone, and, “If you don’t see a club you like, it’s easy to start your own.”With its small class sizes, “The atmosphere at GWU is definitely collegial—in contrast to other schools which get fairly competitive, GWU students are happy to work together and help each other out.” Socially, members of study groups often become close friends, and stu­dents say, “We go out at least once a week to socialize with each other and with other busi­ness school students as well.” With its campus located in “the center of Washington D.C.,” students say it is “very easy to get around in this city, and there is always a lot going on at the business school, around campus, and elsewhere.” Thanks to the urban environs, “There is access to great speakers, events, and museums all the time and often for free;” however, some students complain that campus safety can be spotty, and there are “not many places to study on campus or near campus.”

Career

The F. David Fowler Career Center (FDFCC) at the School of Business distinguishes itself from other MBA placement programs through its partnership with Meridian Resources, Inc, a career management consulting firm, which augments the campus program with expand­ed career planning and job placement resources. Students begin working with the FDFCC before they arrive on campus, and they continue to prepare for their career throughout the program through one-on-one career counseling, career development workshops, career fairs, and networking events. GWU has “a strong alumni network in the Washington, D.C., area and elsewhere,” and “There are a number of programs that link students with alum­ni.” However, given the school’s global focus, many feel that “More of an effort should be made to engage international alumni.” For recent MBA classes, the mean salary upon graduation was $84,208, with 32 percent of students receiving an additional signing bonus. Students took jobs at companies including AARP, AE Strategies, Booz Allen Hamilton, General Electric, Metro Associates, Samsung Securities, SAP, U.S. Department of Commerce, and U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

The Princeton Review

About

The George Washington University’s School of Business offers an excellent education in business and management. Our international business, finance, and entrepreneurship/small business fields are renowned, and the School prides itself on offering students flexibility in their programs of study. The School's business and accountancy programs are accredited by AACSB International. Increasingly, GW’s business school is regarded as one of the world’s best. U.S. News & World Report has ranked GW 25th for Part-Time MBA Programs and in the Top 50 for Undergraduate Business Programs for four consecutive years. Meanwhile, U.S. News ranked GW #71, Forbes ranked GW #66, and BusinessWeek ranked GW in the Top 70 for Full-Time MBA programs. Our MBA program also has been recognized by the World Resources Institute as "cutting-edge" for leadership in training students in social and environmental stewardship.This is an exciting time for the School -- SBPM held a ceremonial groundbreaking in fall 2002 on a new business school facility, a $50 million project that will be the physical foundation for the School's future. Located at the corner of 22nd and G Streets, Ric and Dawn Duques Hall will bring all of the School's academic and research units under one roof and will feature state-of-the-art technologies. We believe that the creation and dissemination of knowledge is essential for effective management. Our mission is to serve current and future leaders, managers and professionals in the global community by offering superior learning opportunities in business and public management; engaging in research and other scholarly activities to advance management theory and practice; and providing management and professional expertise to business, government and not-for-profit organizations.

The Princeton Review

Students Say

A new breed of business school, The George Washington University’s Global MBA program brings ethical leadership and international savvy into the classroom. Having recently redesigned its MBA program, the school’s “bold new curriculum” (combined with its his­toric strength in real estate, sports management, and other fields) has attracted many enthu­siastic and socially-minded students to the program. At GWU’s School of Business, core coursework has a heavy focus on entrepreneurship and global business, as well as an emphasis on “ethics, corporate social responsibility, and sustainability.” During the first two semesters, students complete a “full-time compressed curriculum with fixed cohorts”—a series of interdisciplinary courses taught by teams of professors. A “relatively small MBA program,” the GWU MBA allows more personal interaction in the classroom, and through­out the program, “Schoolwork is extremely team-based, which empowers students to devel­op essential teamwork skills.” After completing the core, students can “tailor their second-year curriculum to their interests” through one of 17 areas of concentration. A long-standing D.C. institution, GWU’s stellar location adds incredible value to students educational experience, providing “many opportunities to supplement classroom learning with out-of-class experiences, such as seeing the treasury secretary and other politicians dis­cuss important legislation.” A student agrees, “While the academic experience is vital (and excellent), I would say it’s all the opportunities outside the classroom that are most valuable to me.” To supplement the academic curriculum with real-world know-how, GWU students pursue summer internships, attend lectures in the MBA speaker series, participate in school-sponsored co-curricular activities in the Washington, D.C., area, or volunteer through the “active Net Impact chapter.” Of particular note, every GWU student gets hands-on experi­ence through the “international consulting project”—a three-course sequence, which con­cludes with a real-world consulting experience overseas (recent destinations include Rwanda, Istanbul, and Peru.)At GWU, professors and administrators are “all very professional and very competent”— as well as student-oriented. In fact, students say, “The most impressive thing about GWU’s professors is their accessibility outside of class…. Most professors display a genuine inter­est in the students, which is very refreshing.” Even so, many think the school needs to invest more time and energy in recruiting better faculty, as “the professors are very hit or miss” in the classroom. “Some of them are very effective instructors and go out of their way to help students succeed in learning the subject matter,” while others “may be better researchers than educators.” Students also admit that there have been a few hiccups as the school imple­ments its new curriculum, but “the administration is working hard to smooth out all the wrinkles.” Overall, the school “functions exceptionally well” and administrators are always “very responsive to student feedback.”

The Princeton Review

Degrees Awarded

Master of Business Administration (full-time 21 months; part-time 2 - 5 years; accelerated 24 months; executive 16 months); Online MBA (part-time 36 months); Online Healthcare MBA - 24 months; Master of Accountancy - 21 months; Master of Science in Finance (full-time 1 year; part-time 2 years); Master of Science in Information Systems Technology - 21 months; Master of Science in Project Management - 21 months; Master of Tourism Administration - 21 months; Master of Science in Business Analytics - 21 months.

Student Services

  • Campus Wide Network
  • Centers Of Research:

    GW/Ciber - Center for International Business Education & Research, Institute for Corporate Responsibility, Center for Entrepreneurial Excellence, Global and Entrepreneurial Finance Research Institute (GEFRI) European Union Research Center, Financial Markets Research Institute, Center for Latin American Issues, Center for Real Estate and Urban Analysis, Council for the Advancement of Small Business, Council for Family Enterprise, NAFTA/EU Project, Research Program in Social and Organizational Learning, International Institute of Tourism Studies

  • International Student Support Groups:

    http://gwired.gwu.edu/iso/ An extra week is devoted to international students during the MBA institute. Additionally, international students have a career coach dedicated to them and the International Services Office (ISO).

  • Lesbian Bisexual Transgender Support Groups:

    http://studentorgs.gwu.edu/directory/

  • Minority Support Groups:

    http://studentorgs.gwu.edu/directory/

  • Peer Tutoring Programs:

    There is academic peer tutoring. The F. David Fowler Career Center will be providing career peer advisors to the GMBAs.

  • Research Facilities:

    GW/Ciber - Center for International Business Education & Research, Institute for Corporate Responsibility, Center for Entrepreneurial Excellence, Global and Entrepreneurial Finance Research Institute (GEFRI) European Union Research Center, Financial Markets Research Institute, Center for Latin American Issues, Center for Real Estate and Urban Analysis, Council for the Advancement of Small Business, Council for Family Enterprise, NAFTA/EU Project, Research Program in Social and Organizational Learning, International Institute of Tourism Studies

  • Study Abroad:

    France, China, India, Brazil, Costa Rica, Denmark, Sweden, United Kingdom, Argentina,Turkey, Mexico, Egypt, Germany, Japan, Tunisia, Dubai, Israel, Ghana, South Africa, Czech Republic

  • Women Support Groups:

    We have student clubs such as the GW Women in Business and the National Association of Women MBAs that are available exclusively to women

Famous Alumni

Well known alumni of The George Washington University School of Business include:

Clarence B. Rogers, Jr., MBA - Chairman, President & CEO, Equifax, Inc.

Michael Enzi, BBA - US Senator

Edward M. Liddy, MBA - Chairman & CEO, Allstate Insurance

Henry Duques, BBA & MBA - Former President & CEO, First Data Corp.

Colin Powell, MBA - Former US Secretary of State

School Outcomes

Average Debt At Graduation: $83,112

Top Employers Of Graduates From This School Include: General Electric, The World Bank, Deloitte, IBM, International Finance Corporation (IFC)

Industry Percent Employed Median Starting Salary
Other 53% $75,088
Business 31% $99,334
Consulting 28% $87,906
Other 27% $75,940
Finance / Accounting 24% $82,245
Consulting 20% $81,773
Technical 16% $82,875
Marketing / Sales 13% $78,056
Other 12% $77,350
Financial Services 12% $95,167
General Management 11% $96,214
Non Profit 7% $64,500
Government 5% $54,000
Human Resources 4% $98,000

School Employment Information

Graduation Employment 56%
Three Month Employment 85%
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