Online Programs

At the GW School of Business (GWSB), we recognize that professionals like you want access to a high-quality business education that fits your lifestyle and career. Our Graduate Online Programs allow you to have an on-campus experience from anywhere in the world without sacrificing academic quality or professional opportunity.

GWSB’s Graduate Online Programs are taught by the same professors, using the same curricula and assessments as you would receive on campus. As a business school recognized for its commitment to putting students’ interests first and enabling lifelong learning opportunities, scholarly research, and innovative, modular curricula, GWSB’s Graduate Online Programs provide the "GW experience" to students near and far.

The GWSB suite of graduate online programs includes:


What’s Under the Hood

We invite you to take a closer look at our Graduate Online Programs. Our video series takes you behind the scenes and quickly gets at the heart of what we’re about — and what sets us apart from other schools. One example? Our "no templates" instructional design philosophy: we take a unique approach to building each online course so that it works with the strengths of the curriculum and enhances the teaching and learning experience.

Instructional Design at GWSB

An overview of the GWSB online pedagogical philosophy: online courses custom-designed by discipline and faculty teaching style to leverage technology for a deeper learning experience.

Dr. James Bailey Discusses Our Online Healthcare MBA

Dr. James Bailey, professor of management and Hochberg Professorial Fellow of Leadership Development, discusses the benefits of studying online at GWSB, and Online Healthcare MBA student Jessica Lazerov, M.D. shares her experience taking Dr. Bailey’s class while working full time and raising a family. GWSB’s online learning format has proven to be academically rigorous, yet flexible enough to meet the needs of practicing physicians.


Our Competitive Edge

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Beyond Academics

Most Online MBA programs simply focus on putting courses online, but the MBA experience is about much more than sitting in classrooms. Important elements of any MBA program are networking and learning opportunities afforded through co-curricular programming and extra-curricular activities.

GWSB places an emphasis on creating communities, building bridges between geographically dispersed faculty, students, staff, alumni, and business and policy partners. Connecting our numerous communities not only strengthens your education, it enhances your experience.

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Proven Distance Learning

The GW School of Business (GWSB) has cultivated a strong reputation in the digital-learning environment. As a business school widely recognized for scholarly research, teaching excellence, innovative curricula, and an unwavering focus on ethics and corporate social responsibility, we have worked to deliver graduate degree programs to distance learners for more than a decade.

All GW School of Business online programs are recognized for their comprehensiveness and agility at delivering graduate-level curricula in a virtual environment. All of our online programs also carry the same AACSB Accreditation as our on-campus programs.

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Online Global & Experiential Education

Choose from more than 20 short-term study abroad opportunities that allow you to engage first-hand in the world of business. These short-term study abroad programs are led by GW faculty and our partner universities, and are tailored to allow you to make the most of your academic program and experience abroad.

This is also an excellent way for OMSPM students to expedite the elective portion of their program while gaining international exposure — or experience in their home region. For a complete list of short-term study away opportunities, visit Global & Experiential Education.

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Career Services

Many online MBA and Specialized Master's degree programs offer few, if any, career services to their students. We conduct in-depth market research with our incoming student classes to assess their specific career-related needs and develop online programming custom-tailored to those needs. Our team in the F. David Fowler Career Center offers online students career and leadership assessment tools, access to our alumni database, and career-planning services.