Academic Program

Format & Curriculum


Our customized WEMBA program builds leaders able to handle the challenges of a high-technology world. In 16 months you’ll gain in-depth knowledge in cybersecurity, in addition to accounting, finance, marketing, business ethics, and decision-making skills. You’ll delve into U.S. and global cybersecurity strategy, policy and law, and you’ll become acquainted with the full range of cyber threats and their actors. Your electives will focus on elements of cybersecurity of special interest to you, giving you an edge on your competition.

WEMBA Class of 2017 Schedule WEMBA | Schedule for the Class of 2017

The WEMBA program is completed in 16 months (Fall, Spring, Summer, and Fall semesters) as participants work cooperatively in study teams while developing individual skills and knowledge. Two domestic and two international residencies complement campus-based courses.

Moreover, the program has been carefully structured to accommodate the work schedules of Business Executives. Classes take place on Friday afternoons and Saturdays. Classes are held at GW’s state-of-the-art classroom within the Four Seasons Hotel in D.C. Students also stay at the Four Seasons during their class weekends and during their two D.C. residencies (accommodations at the Four Seasons are included in the program price).


The World Executive MBA is comprised of 52.5 credits. The program includes 40.5 core credit hours based around three themes: Leading People, Global and Local Environments, and Mastering Business Functions (financial management, decision skills, and marketing). The rigorous curriculum includes two courses which analyze topics of emerging relevance in the business community and integrate that analysis across business functions. Elective courses allow cohorts select areas of interest such as international business, sustainability, or leadership.

WEMBA Curriculum Map WEMBA | Curriculum Map

Finally, the WEMBA program includes four residencies—two residencies in Washington, D.C., and two in international locations. The D.C. residencies, which take place at the beginning and at the end of the program, serve as bookends to the program and focus on leadership while the two international residencies both contain a consulting practicum.

Contact WEMBA

World Executive MBA Program
The George Washington University
School of Business
Duques Hall, Ste. 657
2201 G St. NW | Washington, DC 20052

Phone: (202) 994-3033
Fax: (202) 994-7422

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Scheherazade S. Rehman, PhD
Faculty Director
World Executive MBA

Office: (202) 994-6813
Twitter: @Prof_Rehman


Errol B. Williamson, Jr. MBA
Interim Director of Recruiting
World Executive MBA
Cell: (202) 770-8496
Office: (202) 994-3033


Thomas Larson
Associate Director
World Executive MBA
Cell: (202) 308-9489
Office: (202) 994-4735