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The GW School of Business Professional MBA (PMBA), a part-time program, is more than passive classroom learning — it’s a dynamic experience in teamwork, critical thinking and judgment. Our program focuses on the fundamentals of business and reflects the growing value of ethical leadership, globalization, sustainability and social responsibility.

The PMBA is rigorous in theory, experiential in practice, and capitalizes on our location in Washington, D.C., where business and politics intersect. It’s also designed to work for your lifestyle, with four paths to completion: Cohort, Self-Paced, Online, and Hybrid. Our main campus is just two blocks from the Foggy Bottom Metro station, convenient to work and home. Your classes, professors' offices, academic advisor, and the F. David Fowler Career Center are all located in the same building.

Our PMBA gives you flexibility to complete your degree in two to five years, on campus or online, with a cohort of fellow students or independently. You can dive deeper with intensive weekend formats or explore experiential courses that leverage our unique location. You may even choose to participate in a short-term study abroad program to earn up to six academic credits in just 1-3 weeks. Balancing school, work and family is a lot of work, so we've designed this program to ensure you get as much out of your MBA experience as possible.

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The following requirements must be fulfilled: 46.5 credits, including 34.5 credits in required courses and 12 credits in elective courses.

MBAD 6205Business Essentials for Dynamic Markets
MBAD 6211Financial Accounting
MBAD 6213Accounting for Internal Decision Making
MBAD 6223Operations Management
MBAD 6224Decision Making and Data Analysis
MBAD 6235Finance
MBAD 6240Competition in the Global Economy
MBAD 6242Microeconomics for the World Economy
MBAD 6250Technology for Business in DC
MBAD 6263Organizations and Human Capital
MBAD 6274Marketing
MBAD 6288Strategic Management
MBAD 6289Business Ethics and Public Policy
Analytics/technology selectives
3 credits selected from the following. These courses may be repeated for credit provided the topics differ.
DNSC 6500Analytic Skills for Managers
ISTM 6500Technology Skills for Managers
12 credits in graduate-level elective courses numbered 6000 and above. Up to 6 of these credits may be taken in departments outside GWSB. Students focusing their studies in the healthcare field must take all elective credits in the School of Medicine and Health Sciences.

NOTE: MBAD 6298 may not be applied toward MBA degree requirements.


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