Profile Data from 2012

Quick Stats

  • Avg GMAT (Admitted Students)
    637
  • Program Cost
    $86,835
    $ $ $ $ $
  • Yield
    39%
  • Selectivity
    61%
  • Job Offers
    85%
  • Average Salary
    $84,208
  • Top Industry
    Other
Contact Information
2201 G Street, NW
Washington, District of Columbia 20052, United States of America
Website
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School of Business

About School of Business

Located in the center of Washington DC, the George Washington University School of Business MBA program gives students an extraordinary opportunity to be involved in current international and national debates and to engage with prominent global leaders and business executives. In addition to traditional business competencies, the program is infused with ethics and focuses on sustainability, social responsibility and corporate citizenship. In addition, GWSB is renowned for our international focus and hands-on experience in consulting and short-term abroad programs, and also for our emphasis on emerging markets.

What Recent Grads Say See All 10 Comments >

The community of students and faculty at the George Washington University makes my program unique. My class is comprised of 128 students with varying backgrounds and each person is passionate about something. Most students are ethically driven and wish to make a difference in the world where profit is not the priority.

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Events Calendar

  • Apr 18
    12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    Global MBA Online Information Session

    Online

    Please join us for an online information session to learn more about our Global MBA Program. You will receive an email with the link to the session on the morning of the event.

  • Apr 22
    12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    GWSB: MSIST Online Information Session

    Online

    Join Assistant Director for Graduate Admissions, Stevens VanDuzer, for an overview of the Master of Science in Information Systems Technology programs offered at the Main Campus in Washington, DC; the Virginia Science and Technology Campus in Ashburn; and online with the GWSB Digital Community.

  • Apr 25
    3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    Global MBA Online Information Session

    Online

    Please join us for an online information session to learn more about our Global MBA Program. You will receive an email with the link to the session on the morning of the event.

About George Washington University

Admissions: Can I get in?

3.28 GPA of All Applicants 3.28 GPA of All Accepted Applicants
Post-Grad Work Experience
  • Average 45
  • Median 42
  • Middle 80% 16 to 96
Admissions Selectivity
61% School of Business 46% Average Across All Schools

637 Average GMAT Score
  • Applied
  • Accepted
Average Score
76% 611
80% 637
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Total Applications
  • Applied
  • Accepted
  • Accepted Apps Enrolled
100% 475
61% 61.0
39% 39.0
Female
46% 46
International
51% 51
Re-Applicants
0% 0
0% 0
Wait-listed
100% 61
Top Undergrad Majors
  • All Applicants
  • Management
  • Economics
  • Engineering
  • Accepted
  • Management
  • Economics
  • Engineering
Top 5 Feeder Colleges for Accepted
  • GWU
  • University of Maryland
  • University of Arizona
  • University of Mumbai
  • Penn State
Importance of Application Elements
  • Interviews Very Important
  • Resume / Work Experience Very Important
  • GMAT Scores Important
  • Application Essay Important
  • Recommendations Important
  • GPA / Undergrad Transcripts Important
Top 5 Feeder Companies
  • Deloitte
  • US Peace Corp
  • Teach for America
  • US Army
  • IBM
GMAT Scores
  • All Applicants
  • Accepted
770 to 800
1% 1
1% 1
740 to 769
1% 1
2% 2
710 to 739
6% 6
10% 10
680 to 709
9% 9
12% 12
650 to 679
14% 14
17% 17
620 to 649
20% 20
21% 21
590 to 619
18% 18
18% 18
560 to 589
13% 13
12% 12
530 to 559
9% 9
6% 6
500 to 529
3% 3
1% 1
Under 500
6% 6
0% 0
English Language Requirements
600 Minimum TOEFL Score
English Proficiency Required: Yes
Minimum English Proficiency Score: Yes
Accepted Tests
  • IELTS
  • TOEFL Internet Based Test
  • TOEFL Paper-based Test

Careers: Will I find a job?

Other 27%
Top Industry
  • Consulting 20%
  • Financial Services 12%
  • Technology 8%
General Electric 6
Top Employer
  • World Bank 3
  • Jewish Federation of Greater Washington 2
  • International Finance Corp 2
Job offers within 3 months after graduation
85% School of Business 84% Average Across All Schools

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Job Offers Received and Accepted
  • This School
  • All Schools
By Graduation
60% 60
64% 63.67152671755726
60% Receive Offers
56% 56
58% 57.7590909090909
56% Accept Offers
After graduation, but within 3 months
25% 25
21% 20.652301587301586
25% Receive Offers
29% 29
25% 24.575744680851063
29% Accept Offers
More than 3 Months after graduation
0%
5% 5.422790697674418
0%
7% 7.03121212121212
73% Graduates seeking full-time employment
12% Graduates not seeking employment
Top Employers / Number Hired
  • General Electric 6
  • World Bank 3
  • Jewish Federation of Greater Washington 2
  • International Finance Corp 2
  • AT &T 2
Salaries and Percentages of Job Accepting Graduates
Area Grads Accepting Jobs Avg. Salary 10k 50k 100k 150k 190k
Consulting
28% 28
$87,906.00
61K 135K
Finance/Accounting
24% 24
$82,245.00
50K 110K
General Management
11% 11
$96,214.00
60K 200K
Human Resources
4% 4
$98,000.00
94K 100K
Marketing/Sales
13% 13
$78,056.00
38K 115K
Information Technology
4% 4
Data not provided
Operations/Logistics
4% 4
Data not provided
Other
12% 12
$77,350.00
50K 126K
Area Grads Accepting Jobs Avg. Salary 10k 50k 100k 150k 190k
Consulting
20% 20
$81,773.00
50K 135K
Consumer Products
5% 5
$96,875.00
88K 115K
Financial Services
12% 12
$95,167.00
72K 110K
Government
5% 5
$54,000.00
50K 60K
Manufacturing
3% 3
Data not provided
Media/Entertainment
1% 1
Data not provided
Non-profit
7% 7
$64,500.00
63K 72K
Petroleum/Energy
5% 5
$101,875.00
90K 126K
Pharma/Biotech/Health Care
3% 3
Data not provided
Real Estate
4% 4
Data not provided
Technology
8% 8
$83,000.00
60K 94K
Other
27% 27
$75,940.00
38K 109K
Area Grads Accepting Jobs Avg. Salary 10k 50k 100k 150k 190k
One Year or Less
5% 5
$67,000.00
52K 77K
More than one year, up to three years
23% 23
$77,363.00
50K 135K
More than five years
24% 24
$87,400.00
38K 126K
Area Grads Accepting Jobs Avg. Salary 10k 50k 100k 150k 190k
Asia
5% 5
Data not provided
Australia & Oceania
0% 0
Data not provided
Central America & the Caribbean
0% 0
Data not provided
European Free Trade Zone
3% 3
Data not provided
Non-European Free Trade Zone
0% 0
Data not provided
Middle East & North Africa
0% 0
Data not provided
North America
91% 91
$81,607.00
38K 135K
South America
0% 0
Data not provided
Area Grads Accepting Jobs Avg. Salary 10k 50k 100k 150k 190k
U.S. Northeast
13% 13
$87,256.00
63K 110K
U.S. Mid-Atlantic
66% 66
$75,777.00
38K 109K
U.S. South
4% 4
$99,500.00
73K 126K
U.S. Southwest
0% 0
Data not provided
U.S. Midwest
6% 6
$102,000.00
88K 135K
U.S. West
8% 8
$83,500.00
60K 115K
U.S. Possessions/Territories
0% 0
Data not provided
Canada
3% 3
Data not provided
Salaries for Most Recent Graduates
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Long Term Pay of MBA Graduates by Industry

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Long Term Pay of MBA Graduates by Job Function

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Top Companies with Interns / Hired
  • George Washington University 6
  • US Air Force 2
  • Smithsonian Inst 2
  • Amgen, Inc 2
  • Federal Management Partners 2
Internship Services
  • Companies that recruit interns on campus
  • Companies that posted internships on school message board
  • Average intern length in weeks 12
  • Percentage of internships that are paid 79
Annual Job Searching Trips by the School
  • San Francisco
  • National Career Fairs-NSHMBA/NBMAA
  • Net Impact Conference and Career Expo

Tuition: Can I afford it?

Resident
$ $ $ $ $
Total Opportunity Cost
  • Program Cost $86,835
  • Budget $70,167
Non-Resident
$ $ $ $ $
Total Opportunity Cost
  • Program Cost $86,835
  • Budget $70,167
$22,677 Average Scholarship Amount
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Financial Aid
  • Apply for Aid
  • Receive Aid
Students applying for financial aid
100% 100
0%
Scholarships
$ $ $ $ $
$2,652,088
Total aid distributed for the upcoming year
Basic scholarships awarded
  • Academic Merit
100%
Of first-year institutional scholarship recipients who received at least the same amount for the second year
Loans
  • Loan guarantee policy No
  • Max loan guarantee per year
  • Average post-graduation debt
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Academics: What will I learn?

Students in Core Classes
55 School of Business 44 Average Across All Schools

Top 3 Teaching Methods
Case study
30% 30
Lectures
30% 30
Experiential learning
20% 20
Top Areas of Study
  • Corporate Social Responsibility
  • General Management
  • International Business
  • Public Policy
  • Strategy
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Concentrations and Specializations
  • Accounting
  • Consulting
  • Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Finance
  • General Management
  • Human Resource Management
  • International Business
  • Leadership
  • Management Information Systems
  • Manufacturing and Technology Management
  • Marketing
  • Operations Management
  • Organizational Behavior
  • Public Policy
  • Real Estate
  • Sports Business
  • Statistics and Operations Research
  • Strategy
  • Technology
  • Business Analytics
Master Degree Programs
  • Accounting
  • Finance
  • Other
Joint Degree Programs
  • MBA/JD (Law)
  • Other
Requirements for Graduation
  • Students are required to complete international experience
  • Students must have attended a minimum number of classes
  • Students must have earned a pre-determined GPA/Letter grade average
Program Logistics
  • Program length (in months) 21
  • Distance learning No
Technology Improvements
  • The Business School has provided replacement computers for faculty, staff and student labs, subscribed to significant numbers of additional database resources, collaborated with other GW schools to provide access to more robust platforms for statistical analysis of large data sets, expanded video conference facilities, creating multiple video conferencing rooms for group work and private/academic partnerships, and signed partnership agreements for the development of distance education offerings.

Students: Who are my classmates?

35% International Students
42% Female Students
Ethnicity of Students
White
74% 74
Asian American
11% 11
African American
7% 7
Student Citizenship
Asia
62% 62
Middle East and North Africa
15% 15
North America
7% 7
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Activities
Active Professional Clubs
  • Consulting
  • Corporate Social Responsibility/NetImpact
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Finance
  • Marketing
  • Nonprofit
  • Other
Active Networking Clubs
  • Black MBA Association
  • Hispanic Student Organization
  • International Club
  • Women in MBA
  • Other

Alumni: How strong is my network?

14,759 Living MBA Alumni 1 Countries where alumni clubs exist
1 Active alumni clubs
5% Participating in gift donations No Individual alumni gift in excess of $10 Million in the last 12 months

Employer data includes graduates and current students.