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PROGRAM NAME GLOBAL MBA
(Full-Time)
PROFESSIONAL MBA
ACCELERATED MBA WORLD EXECUTIVE MBA Online MBA HEALTHCARE MBA
LOCATION Main campus (Foggy Bottom), Washington D.C. Main campus (Foggy Bottom), Washington D.C. Main campus (Foggy Bottom), Washington D.C. Main campus (Foggy Bottom), Washington D.C. 100% Online 100% Online
PROGRAM BEGINS Fall Fall and Spring Fall Fall Fall, Spring and Summer Fall, Spring and Summer
CLASSES MEET 1st year: daytime cohort, Monday- Wednesday. 2nd year: late afternoon and evening classes, Monday - Friday. Core courses weeknight(s), and electives weeknight(s) or Saturday morning. Students choose schedule. Core courses (1st year) one evening a week, 7-10 p.m., and Saturday 9 a.m. -3 p.m. Electives chosen by student. Every other week on Friday afternoon and Saturday 8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. 100% Online 100% Online
SCHEDULE Four semesters with optional Summer study between first and second years. Courses offered during Fall, Spring, and Summer sessions. Students choose schedule. Core courses (1st year) require Fall, Spring, and Summer enrollment. Electives flexible. Courses require Fall, Spring, and Summer enrollment. Courses require Fall,Spring, and Summer enrollment 100% Online
TIME TO COMPLETE 16, 18, or 21 months 2-5 years 21 months 16 months 3 years 2 years
DEGREE OF FLEXIBILITY 1st year: no flexibility, cohort only. 2nd year: flexibility, electives in 15 knowledge domains. Flexibility to choose schedule, length of time to completion, electives in 15 knowledge domains. 1st year: no flexibility, cohort only. 2nd year: flexibility to choose electives from 15 knowledge domains. Cohort program; Lockstep Core courses lockstep; some flexibility in electives Three courses per module recommended to complete program in two years.
PROGRAM EMPHASIS Act Responsibly, Lead Passionately, Think Globally. Ethics and CSR; leadership; globalization; team work; experiential learning; communication skills; analytical skills. Act Responsibly, Lead Passionately, Think Globally. Ethics and CSR; leadership; globalization; team work; experiential learning; communication skills; analytical skills. Act Responsibly, Lead Passionately, Think Globally. Ethics and CSR; leadership; globalization; team work; experiential learning; communication skills; analytical skills. Act Responsibly, Lead Passionately, Think Globally. Ethics and CSR; leadership; globalization; team work; experiential learning; communication skills; analytical skills.   Healthcare management
REQUIRED HOURS, ELECTIVE HOURS Total: 57 credit hours. Core: 40.5 including international residency. Electives: 16.5. Total: 52.5 credit hours. Core: 34.5. Electives: 18. Total: 52.5 credit hours. Core: 34.5. Electives: 18. Total: 52.5 required hours Total: 52.5 credit hours
Core: 34.5
Electives: 18
Total: 52.5 credit hours. Core: 34.5. Healthcare electives: 18.
PARTICIPANTS' BACKGROUNDS Variety of industries Variety of industries Variety of industries Mid to senior level managers and professionals N/A Primarily healthcare professionals including MDs.
AVERAGE AGE AT ENTRY 27.5 28 30 38

 

40
AGE RANGE 22 - 40 22 - 48 25 - 50 32 - 55   30 - 50
AMOUNT OF WORK EXPERIENCE REQUIRED At least two years strongly preferred At least two years strongly preferred At least two years strongly preferred At least eight years strongly preferred strongly preferred Three years preferred
AVERAGE AMOUNT OF WORK EXPERIENCE 4.2 years 5 years 6 years 14 years N/A 15 years
GMAT/GRE REQUIRED Yes Yes Yes May be waived based on work experience May be waived based on work experience May be waived
INTERVIEW REQUIRED Yes, by invitation only No Yes, by invitation only Yes, by invitation only No No
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