From the School

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.

Overview

From The School


Applicants
521
Acceptance Rate
51%
Average Undergrad GPA
3.28
Years Work Experience
6
Average Age
28

Test Scores

GMAT (25th and 75th percentiles)
530 - 650
GPA
-

Deadlines


Round 1
September 10

Round 2
October 15

Round 3
January 3

Round 4
May 7

Other Admission Factors

Academic

GMAT Score
Undergraduate GPA
Letters of Recommendation
Essay / Personal Statement
Non-Academic


School Type And Accreditation

School Type
Private

AACSB-approved
Yes

Selectivity Rating

Overall


Program Types

Full-Time
Yes

Part-Time
Yes

Evening
Yes

Executive
Yes

Online
Yes

Faculty Information

Student/Faculty
14:1
Total Faculty
264

52
Part-time
48
Full-time
31
Female
6
Minority


Students Say

If you're on the hunt for a prestigious business school in a fantastic location, you might want to consider George Washington University. Certainly, being situated in the heart of Washington D.C., the program has a strong "focus on international business" and plenty of opportunities for working and studying abroad. As one thrilled second-year student chimes in, "I studied in Israel & Rwanda while pursuing my MBA." Moreover, given that many students here lead busy lives, they fully appreciate that it's easy to create a "flexible schedule." Indeed, we're told that it's common to take a "mix of online and in-person courses." What's more, this flexibility extends beyond just scheduling. Students thankfully have a lot of opportunity to " take courses outside of the business school that relate to [their] career interests."

Inside the classroom, MBA candidates are greeted by "polished," "professional" and "brilliant" professors who typically "maintain an open door policy." One impressed student volunteers, "Most of my professors have exceeded my expectations in terms of making their subject matter relevant and engaging." Unfortunately, MBAs aren't as kind when it comes to GW's administrators. Many bluntly assert that they "are poor at their jobs." However, as one optimistic student explains, "We went through three different deans since I've started a couple years ago, but again, things are picking up and changing for the better."


Concentrations

Accounting
Entrepreneurship
Healthcare Administration
Finance
Information Systems/Information Technology
International Business
JD/MBA - Dual Degree
Leadership/Management
Marketing
Media/Entertainment Sports Management
MS/MBA - Dual Degree
Non-Profit Management/Public Administration
Organizational Behavior
Real Estate
Supply Chain Management

Specialized Masters

Accounting
Analytics and Information Management
Data Analytics
Finance
Healthcare Administration
Information Systems/Information Technology
Non-Profit Management/Public Administration

Certificate Programs

Accounting
Analytics and Information Management
Business Foundations
Corporate Finance
Corporate Taxation
Data Analytics
Entrepreneurship
Finance
Human Resources
Information Systems/Information Technology
International Business
Investment Banking
Leadership/Management
Marketing
Media/Entertainment Sports Management
Non-Profit Management/Public Administration

Center for Research

Entrepeneurship
Finance
International Business
Leadership/Management
Marketing
Non-Profit Management/Public Administration
Real Estate

Specialities of Faculty

Academic specialties of faculty
URL

International Business - Ciber

International Business Department

Institute for Corporate Social Responsibility

Center for Entrepreneurial Excellence

Center for Latin American Issues

International Institute for Tourism Studies

Center for Real Estate and Urban Analysis

European Union Research Center


Institute for Integrating Statistics in Decision Science

Sustainability

Courses in Sustainability
Yes

Sustainability course is
Required

Description
Students are required to take one Sustainability course out of a wide range of choices including but not limited to Strategic Environmental Management; Global Climate Change, Sustainable Supply Chains, and Corporate Environmental Management in Developing Nations

Research Opportunities in Sustainability
Yes

Description
Students have participated in a wide range of research, both under faculty supervision and as part of both curricular and extra-curricular activities. Topics that have been research under faculty supervision include Peace through Commerce, Global Stakeholder Management, and Environmental Sustainability. Those as part of curricular activities include Carbon Offsets and Credits, Solar and Wind Technology, and Campus Sustainability. Those that were a part of extracurricular activities such as Net Impact or PRME are Sustainability Websites, GW Faculty Participation in Social and Environmental Stewardship, and Corporate Social Responsibility. GWSB has been an instrumental leader in two university-wide sustainability-related research institutes: The Institute for Corporate Responsibility and The Institute for Sustainability Research. Net Impact leadership in forming a GW Sustainability Coalition of 8 student groups, both graduate and undergraduate

School's environmental commitment 1:
Inclusion of responsibility and sustainability throughout all MBA programs, including most required courses and dozens of electives

School's environmental commitment 2:
GWSB has been an instrumental leader in two university-wide sustainability-related research institutes: The Institute for Corporate Responsibility and The Institute for Sustainability Research

School's environmental commitment 3:
Net Impact leadership in forming a GW Sustainability Coalition of 8 student groups, both graduate and undergraduate

Career Overview

From The School


Average Starting Salary
$82,895
Accepted employment by 3 months after graduation
73%

Finding Jobs & Internships

Source Of Full-Time Job Acceptances
48%
School Facilitiated
33%
Graduate Facilitated
19%
Unknown

Source Of Internship Acceptances
47%
School Facilitiated
29%
Unknown Facilitiated
24%
Graduate Facilitiated

Graduates Employed by Area of Practice

25%
Finance/Accounting
22%
Consulting
18%
Marketing
14%
Operations/Logistics
12%
General Management
6%
Human Resources
2%
Information Technology
1%
Other

Graduates Employed by Region

59%
Mid-Atlantic
15%
Northeast
9%
International
6%
Midwest
6%
West
3%
South
2%
Southwest

Students Say

Job prospects for George Washington MBAs are pretty sunny. As you might have already guessed, given GW's location, the school maintains many "connection[s] to public sector opportunities." More specifically, the school has strong "relationships [with] organizations such as [the] World Bank and IMF." Additionally, we're told that "consulting firms are recruiting here constantly, specifically for federal consulting." A lot of this success is due in no small part to the hardworking efforts of the Career Center. Students can swing by the office for interview tips and résumé help. The center also coordinates numerous on-campus recruiting sessions throughout the academic year.

Companies that tend to hire George Washington MBAs include Bank of America, Booz Allen Hamilton, Google, Deloitte, Federal Reserve, U.S. Department of the Interior, Macy's, Merrill Lynch and the World Wildlife Fund.


Job Function

Job Function % of Grads Seeking Employment Who Accept
Jobs w/in 3 Months
Median Salary Mean Salary Low Base Salary High Base Salary
Finance / Accounting 25% $75,000 $77,590 $50,000 $110,000
Consulting 22% $95,000 $96,944 $64,000 $130,000
Marketing / Sales 18% $102,500 $83,625 $23,000 $115,000
Operations / Logistics 14% $60,000 $60,542 $52,000 $85,000
General Management 12% $95,000 $96,120 $70,000 $135,000
Human Resources 6%
Information Technology 2%
Other 1%

Industries

Industries % of Grads Seeking Employment Who Accept
Jobs w/in 3 Months
Median Salary Mean Salary Low Base Salary High Base Salary
Consulting 21% $90,000 $94,750 $70,000 $130,000
Financial Services 17% $100,000 $89,284 $56,500 $135,000
Government 12% $75,680 $75,133 $53,435 $95,000
Technology 11% $105,000 $102,667 $76,000 $125,000
Other 10% $88,750 $89,375 $70,000 $110,000
Real Estate 6% $60,000 $58,667 $52,000 $64,000
Consumer Products 4%
Media / Entertainment 4%
Non-profit 4%
Pharmaceutical / Biotechnology / Healthcare 4%
Manufacturing 3%
Petroleum / Energy 2%

Prominent Alumni

Colin Powell, MBA
Former US Secretary of State

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

Michael Allen Balmuth, MHSA
Vice Chairman & CEO, Ross Stores

Mark Shenkman, MBA
Founder and President, Shenkman Capital Management

George W. Wellde, Jr., MBA
Retired Vice Chairman of the Securities Division, Goldman, Sachs & Co.

Overview

From The School


Dates

Application Deadlines
May 1

Financial Aid Statistics


New Students Receiving Loans
43%

Tuition Full-Time (per year)

Tuition (In-State)
$48,907
Tuition (Out-State)
$48,907
Fees (In-State)
$68
Fees (Out-State)
$68

Tuition Part-Time (per credit hour)

Tuition (In-State)
$1,690
Tuition (Out-State)
$1,690
Fees (In-State)
$3
Fees (Out-State)
$3

Expenses per Academic Year

Estimated Room And Board On-Campus
$20,742
Estimated Room And Board Off-Campus
$20,742
Academic Expenses
$1,000

Student Body Profile

Total Enrollment
815
Part Time
78%


Demographics

10.00%
Minorities
48.00%
International

40% female
60% male

Campus Life

From The School

Students Say

George Washington MBAs are definitely a diverse bunch. Indeed, the program manages to net "a broad spectrum of [students] from around the country and around the world, with very diverse backgrounds and interests." And though at times they can be "competitive," we're also assured that these MBAs are "very social and friendly." Students also define their peers as "ambitious and open-minded" and while they are "driven to succeed," they are "not cut-throat." And, perhaps most important, many really want to "make a difference in the world."

Outside of the classroom, GW's b-school provides "a number of networking opportu- nities, both professional and social, to help create a strong sense of community among [students]." Many MBAs also like to take advantage of the numerous student clubs, which continually prove to be "very effective at hosting weekly activities including alumni panels [and] workshops. Lots of students also get together to collaborate on and participate in "business plan competitions [and] case competitions." Of course, most students point to the "unofficial post class happy hours" as a personal highlight. In fact, they are so popular that "faculty frequently join" as well. Lastly, students are fortunate enough to have D.C. as their playground. It's a "trendy" city that is "easy to get around" and features some of the finest restaurants, museums and cultural activities in the world. What more could you possibly desire?


More Information

% of Classrooms with Internet Access
100%

Campus-wide Internet Network
Yes

Internet Access for All Students
Yes

Admissions Office Contact

From The School



Contact
Dustin Carnevale
Executive Director - Marketing, Admissions and Recruitment

Address
2201 G St. NW
Suite 550
Washington, DC Duques Hal
United States

Phone
202-994-1212

Fax
202-994-3571

Email
20052


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