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The School of Business at George Washington University

Business School Admissions

Application (Fall 2013)

Application deadline (U.S. residents) May 1
Application deadline (international students) April 1
Application fee $75

Admissions & Enrollment (Full-time)

Acceptance rate 47.7% - Medium
Average age of new entrants 28
Average undergraduate GPA 3.28 - Medium
Undergraduate GPA range (10th-90th percentile) 2.71-3.76
Entrants providing undergraduate GPA 84
Average GMAT score 631 - Medium
GMAT range (10th-90th percentile) 550-700
Students with prior work experience 118
Average work experience (months) 54

Admissions & Enrollment (Part-time)

Acceptance rate 60.8%
Average age of new entrants 29
Average undergraduate GPA 3.28
Undergraduate GPA range (10th-90th percentile) 2.76-3.79
Entrants providing undergraduate GPA 106
Average GMAT score 577
GMAT range (10th-90th percentile) 495-670
Students with prior work experience 113
Average work experience (months) 61

Undergraduate Majors

TOEFL required for international students Yes
Minimum TOEFL score required 600 paper test
100 internet-based test

Factors and Procedures Used in Admissions

(Data appear as originally submitted by this school)
Full-time program
The admissions process is a complete evaluation of the candidate's potential to be successful in a graduate business program. Criteria considered include professional work experience, undergraduate and graduate academic record, GMAT scores, two letters of recommendation, three essays, and an admissions interview.
Executive program
Ideal candidates have 8-10 years of work experience and exhibit a strong progression in responsibility. Evidence of leadership and strong communication skills required. There must be an organizational commitment on the part of the employer. Personal interview required. Previous academic history and letters of reference are taken into consideration. GMAT may be waived.
Part-time program
Criteria used for admissions include GMAT scores, undergraduate GPA, official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended, a personal statement as to why the candidate wants to earn an MBA degree, a resume, and three letters of recommendation. International applicants whose primary language is not English must submit a TOEFL test score, minimum of 600 (or 250 computer based).
Part-time distance learning program
Criteria used for admissions include GMAT scores, undergraduate GPA, official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended, a personal statement as to why the candidate wants to earn an MBA degree, a resume, and three letters of recommendation. International applicants whose primary language is not English must submit a TOEFL test score, minimum of 600 (or 250 computer based).

Admissions Contacts

Director of admissions Shelly Heinrich
Full-time program phone (202) 994-1212
Full-time program E-mail gwmba@gwu.edu
Full-time program website http:/​/​business.​gwu.​edu/​grad/​mba/​
Executive program phone (202) 994-1212
Executive program E-mail gwmba@gwu.edu
Executive program website http:/​/​business.​gwu.​edu/​grad/​emba/​
Part-time program phone (202) 994-1212
Part-time program E-mail gwmba@gwu.edu
Part-time program website http:/​/​business.​gwu.​edu/​grad/​pmba/​
Part-time distance learning program phone (866) 232-0232 ext. 389
Part-time distance learning program E-mail gwmba@gwu.edu
Part-time distance learning program website http:/​/​www.​mbahc.​info/​
 

Business School Academics

Program Offerings

(24) Departments/concentrations
accounting not-for-profit management
consulting production/operations management
economics organizational behavior
entrepreneurship portfolio management
finance public administration
general management public policy
health care administration real estate
hotel administration sports business
human resources management supply chain management/logistics
international business quantitative analysis/statistics and operations research
marketing tax
management information systems other
Departments with highest M.B.A. demand entrepreneurship, finance, international business, not-for-profit management, real estate
Types of M.B.A. programs offered full-time traditional two year, full-time accelerated, part-time evenings and weekends, part-time off campus, part-time distance learning, traditional executive MBA, other executive MBA
Joint programs available arts, law, MBA/MSF Master of Science in Finance; MBA/MS in Project Management

Curricula Descriptions

(Data appear as originally submitted by this school)
Full-time program
A 57 credit hour program taught in 7 week modules. In the first year, students focus on the core business skills. In the second year, students take electives in one or more of our 17 knowledge domains, allowing them to take the courses most relevant to their career goals. All students will participate in a required in-country consultancy project called International Residency and Practicum.
Executive program
The World Executive MBA is a 16-month program focused on ethical leadership; globalization; sustainability; social responsibility. Students choose an individualized track in international business, sustainability or leadership. Students have access to a personal leadership coach. Classes meet alternating week-ends along with four residencies: two in Washington DC and two in developing markets.
Part-time program
The program is offered in two delivery modes: the structured and fast-paced Accelerated MBA or the self-paced Flexible MBA. The AMBA is completed in two years or less, while the Flex can take up to five years. Both formats are comprised of 52.5 credit hours and delivered in seven-week modules. Short international study abroad experiences are available.
Part-time distance learning program
The program focuses on health care with a curriculum consists of 35 courses for a total of 52.5 credits and can be completed in 24 months. It is designed to address the current issues facing health care professionals. This MBA allows students to complete coursework and interact with instructors and other learners through an online learning format.
 

Business School Ranking

#57 Best Business Schools

(2) Ranking by Specialties

#19 in International
#47 in Part-time M.B.A.

Business Ranking Scores

These data apply only to full-time students.

Score 48
Peer assessment score (out of 5) 3.1
Recruiter assessment score (out of 5) 3.1
Acceptance rate 47.7% - Medium
Average starting salary and bonus $83,180 - Medium
Average undergraduate GPA 3.28 - Medium
Average GMAT score 631 - Medium
Full-time graduates employed at graduation 51.3% - Medium
Full-time graduates employed three months after graduation 85.0% - Medium
Enrollment (full-time) 246
 

Business School Student Body

Student Body (Overall)

Enrollment 702

Student Body (Full-time)

Enrollment (full-time) 246
Minority students 16.3%
International students 29.3%

Student Body (Part-time)

Enrollment (part-time) 456
Minority students 21.7%
International students 5.3%
 

Business School Cost

Financial Aid Contact Information

Financial aid director Geri Rypkema
Financial aid phone (202) 994-6822

Expenses

Tuition
Full-time: $1,306 per credit
Part-time: $1,306 per credit
Required fees $2 per credit
Room and board, books, and miscellaneous expenses $26,115
Average indebtedness of 2011 graduating class $56,178

Financial Aid Availability

College-funded aid (fellowships, assistantships, grants, or scholarships) available Yes
Fellowships N/A
Teaching assistantships N/A
Research assistantships N/A
International students eligible for college-funded aid Yes
High
Career and Salary Statistics

Business School Career and Salary Statistics

George Washington University has submitted its most recent career data in accordance with the MBA Career Services Council Standards for Reporting MBA Employment Statistics and has granted permission to the Graduate Management Admission Council to send an independent third party to review for accuracy and compliance.

Class of 2011

Full-time graduates 103
Full-time graduates known to be seeking employment 80
Full-time graduates employed at graduation 51.3% - Medium
Full-time graduates employed three months after graduation 85.0% - Medium

Base Salary: Overall

Total reporting base salary 57
Low base salary $50,000
Average base salary $78,856
High base salary $120,000

Base Salary: U.S. Citizens

Low base salary: U.S. citizens $50,000
Average base salary: U.S. citizens $82,245
High base salary: U.S citizen $120,000

Base Salary: Foreign Nationals

Low base salary: Foreign nationals $60,000
Average base salary: Foreign nationals $67,385
High base salary: Foreign nationals $70,000

Signing Bonus: Overall

Total reporting signing bonus 23
Low signing bonus $2,000
Average signing bonus $10,717
High signing bonus $30,000

Signing Bonus: U.S. Citizens

Low signing bonus: U.S. citizens $2,000
Average signing bonus: U.S. citizens $11,079
High signing bonus: U.S. citizens $30,000

Signing Bonus: Foreign Nationals

Low signing bonus: Foreign nationals $5,000
Average signing bonus: Foreign nationals $9,000
High signing bonus: Foreign nationals $15,000

Other Compensation: Overall

Total reporting other compensation 20
Low other compensation $2,500
Average other compensation $12,200
High other compensation $45,000

Other Compensation: U.S. Citizens

Low other compensation: U.S. citizens $2,500
Average other compensation: U.S. citizens $12,971
High other compensation: U.S. citizens $45,000

Other Compensation: Foreign Nationals

Low other compensation: Foreign nationals $3,500
Average other compensation: Foreign nationals $7,833
High other compensation: Foreign nationals $15,000

Base Salary by Occupation

Numbers for employment by occupation are based on those graduates who reported base salary information by three months after graduation.
Number reporting marketing/sales jobs 9
Marketing/sales low salary $59,000
Marketing/sales average salary $75,444
Marketing/sales high salary $105,000
Number reporting operations/production jobs 6
Operations/production low salary $60,000
Operations/production average salary $89,142
Operations/production high salary $110,000
Number reporting general management jobs 5
General management low salary $50,000
General management average salary $66,900
General management high salary $100,000
Number reporting finance/accounting jobs 10
Finance/accounting low salary $55,000
Finance/accounting average salary $79,900
Finance/accounting high salary $110,000
Number reporting management information systems (MIS) jobs 0
Management information systems (MIS) low salary N/A
Management information systems (MIS) average salary N/A
Management information systems (MIS) high salary N/A
Number reporting consulting jobs 18
Consulting low salary $50,000
Consulting average salary $81,048
Consulting high salary $120,000
Number reporting human resources jobs 3
Human resources low salary $87,000
Human resources average salary $87,000
Human resources high salary $87,000
Number reporting having jobs in other areas 6
Other occupations low salary $53,000
Other occupations average salary $74,240
Other occupations high salary $95,000

Base Salary by Industry

Numbers for employment by industry are based on those graduates who reported base salary information by three months after graduation.
Number reporting government jobs 11
Government low salary $52,000
Government average salary $75,955
Government high salary $98,000
Number reporting manufacturing jobs 3
Manufacturing low salary $75,000
Manufacturing average salary $86,667
Manufacturing high salary $95,000
Number reporting non-profit jobs 2

Base Salary by Geographic Region

Numbers for employment by location are based on those graduates who reported base salary information by three months after graduation.
Number reporting jobs in the Northeast (CT, MA, ME, NH, NJ, NY, RI, VT) 8
Northeast low salary $60,000
Northeast average salary $93,000
Northeast high salary $120,000
Number reporting jobs in the Middle Atlantic (DC, DE, MD, PA, VA, WV) 39
Middle Atlantic low salary $50,000
Middle Atlantic average salary $77,507
Middle Atlantic high salary $120,000
Number reporting jobs in the South (AL, AR, FL, GA, KY, LA, MS, NC, SC, TN) 1
South low salary N/A
South average salary N/A
South high salary N/A
Number reporting jobs in the Midwest (IA, IL, IN, KS, MI, MN, MO, ND, NE, OH, SD, WI) 2
Midwest low salary N/A
Midwest average salary N/A
Midwest high salary N/A
Number reporting jobs in the Southwest (AZ, CO, NM, OK, TX) 0
Southwest low salary N/A
Southwest average salary N/A
Southwest high salary N/A
Number reporting jobs in the West (AK, CA, HI, ID, MT, NV, OR, UT, WA, WY) 2
West low salary N/A
West average salary N/A
West high salary N/A
Number reporting jobs located internationally 5
International low salary $60,000
International average salary $70,000
International high salary $90,000
 


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