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Admission is competitive and based on an applicant's academic preparation and performance, GMAT/GRE scores, work experience, strength of recommendations, and essays.

Application Requirements

  • Online application with $75 non-refundable application fee
  • Resume (upload through the online application system)
  • Two letters of recommendation (at least one professional; one may be academic)
  • Two essays (upload through online application system)
    1. Discuss why you have applied for an MBA, why you have applied to GW, and how completing an MBA aligns with your short- and long-term career aspirations. (Limit to 750 words)
    2. Discuss a person, event, or experience that has significantly shaped your life. (Limit to 500 words) In a separate addendum, you may explain any academic inconsistencies, gaps in your work history, or unique circumstances you think the admissions committee might question. There is not a word limit, but please be concise.
  • Official transcripts from all institutions attended
  • Official GMAT score (GMAT code: QK4-4F-21) or GRE score (GRE code: 5246). Test date must be within past five years.
  • Personal interview by invitation only
  • Applicants who have not completed a degree in a country in which English is the principal language must submit one of the following: an official TOEFL score of at least 100 (internet-based test) or 600 (paper-based test), or an official IELTS score of 7.0 with no individual band score below 6.0. Test date must be within past two years. Please note: The Accelerated MBA program can sponsor an I-20 for an F-1 student visa.

Accelerated MBA Deadlines

Entry   Application Complete By Decision By
Fall** Round 1 1/10/13 3/8/2013
  Round 2* 3/15/13 5/3/2013
  Round 3 5/31/13 6/28/2013
*March 15 for students requiring an I-20 for an F-1 student visa **There is no spring admission for this program

Contact Information

School of Business The George Washington University
2201 G Street, NW
Duques Hall 550
Washington, DC 20052