Global & Experiential Transfer Credit Opportunities

Transferring Credits From Non-GW Affiliated Programs


Students interested in pursuing study abroad opportunities outside of The George Washington University offerings should be aware of the transfer credit policy. Per the graduate bulletin no more than 6 graduate-level credit hours may be transferred from AACSB accredited institutions and applied toward your master’s degree in the School of Business. Students should consult with their academic advisor in conjunction with Global & Experiential Education, prior to making any final decisions about non-GW study abroad in order to learn more about the required processes. After coursework is completed an official transcript from the institution should be sent to the School of Business for evaluation and assignment of credit.

As with all international travel that is University-affiliated, students seeking to transfer credit for a study abroad program must comply with the University Travel Policy and submit an International Travel Proposal to the Office of International Programs.

Students seeking GW financial aid should discuss with Global & Experiential Education as well as the Office of Student Financial Assistance how transferring credit will impact their financial aid eligibility.

Transferring Credits from International Exchange Partners:

Credits earned through GWSB graduate international exchange partner universities are directly transferable back to The George Washington University. The 6-credit transfer limit does not apply to coursework taken through these exchange programs. Depending upon the student’s home graduate program, students can transfer up to 12 credits from a partner institution, as long as they receive a B grade or higher in each course. Through collaboration with the student, the student’s academic advisor and Global & Experiential Education, the School of Business will determine the GW equivalencies for courses taken at our exchange partner schools. In order to maximize their time abroad, students should always consult with their academic advisor in order to ensure that classes taken are in line with their course of study and career goals.

GW School of Business Study Abroad Programs:

Students who participate in  short-term Global & Experiential Education courses, as well as the Global MBA Consultancy Projects, and the CIBER Global Business Consulting Project earn direct GWSB credits. As a result the transfer credit policy does not apply to these programs.