Professional MBA Mission & Learning Goals


The mission of the Professional MBA Program Office is to ensure the highest overall academic quality of the GW MBA program in order to provide students with the best possible graduate business education. We believe that the creation and dissemination of knowledge is essential for effective management. Our mission is to serve current and future leaders, managers, and professionals in the global community by offering superior learning opportunities in business and public management. We engage in research and other scholarly activities to advance management theory and practice, and provide management and professional expertise to businesses, government and not-for-profit organizations.

Learning Goals

1. Global Awareness and Perspective

Each student will be able to address the implications of global, environmental, political, economic, legal and regulatory considerations when resolving management situations.

2. Moral Reasoning

Each student will be able to incorporate ethical principles and concerns about social responsibility into the resolution of management situations.

3. Problem Solving and Critical Thinking

Each student will be skilled in critical thinking and able to use quantitative and decision-making tools and technologies to identify, analyze, and solve management problems.

4. Team Leadership and Effectiveness

Each student will learn the critical factors for team success and develop skills necessary to participate in and lead teams.

5. Oral and Written Communications

Each student will be an effective communicator with the ability to prepare well-written reports and deliver professional presentations.