Global MBA: Academic Program


Our revised curriculum gives Global MBA students the freedom to tailor their studies to their professional interests and goals.

The Global MBA program is 55.5 credit hours long. Three-credit courses are a full semester long (14 weeks). Courses that are 1.5 credits are seven weeks in length and are offered either in the first or second half of a semester.

  • Core Courses: 28.5 credits*
  • Consulting Abroad Project (CAP): 3 credits
  • Electives: 24 credits

The Global MBA is a 21-month, full-time program.

*Up to six credits of may be waived based on previous academic coursework


Required Courses

Global MBA students complete 28.5 credit hours of core courses and a 3-credit Consulting Abroad Project (CAP):

  • Strategic Management 
  • Financial Accounting
  • Decision Making & Data Analysis
  • Finance
  • Micro for Global Economy
  • Organizations & Human Capital
  • Marketing
  • Managerial Accounting
  • Operations Management
  • Global Perspectives
  • Business Ethics & Public Policy
  • Consulting Abroad Project (CAP)

Elective Requirements

The GMBA curriculum allows for 24 credits to be to be taken as electives. In fulfilling these credits, students can customize a course of study by adding certificates to their degree; or selecting individual courses of interest.


Students can choose from 17 graduate-level certificate programs:

Elective Courses

Students can also choose from more than 200 electives offered at the School of Business. Students may also take up to 12 elective credits outside of the School of Business, but within George Washington University; and up to six of those credits may be fulfilled by courses taken outside the university.

Curriculum Overview

Year One

C-Suite: Learning Engagements in the following areas

  • Career Management
  • Quantitative Topics
  • Public Speaking
  • Executive Presence
  • Team Leadership
  • Business Strategy
  • Concludes with Case Competition

Fall: Functional Areas

  • 6242 Micro for the Global Economy (1.5 credits)
  • 6211 Financial Accounting (3 credits)
  • 6263 Organizations & Human Capital (3 credits)
  • 6274 Marketing (3 credits)
  • 6224 Decision Making & Data Analysis (3 credits)

Spring: Cross-Functional & Interdisciplinary Issues

  • 6213 Managerial Accounting (1.5 credits)
  • 6223 Operations Management (1.5 credits)
  • 6294 Consulting Abroad Project (3 credits)
  • 6245 Global Perspectives (3 credits)
  • 6289 Business Ethics & Public Policy (3 credits)
  • 6235 Finance (3 credits)
  • 6288 Strategic Management

Year Two

Fall & Spring Semesters: Electives