Global Bachelor of Business Administration Program*

The GW Global Bachelor’s Program is an exciting opportunity to make study abroad a central part of your undergraduate degree.

Program Requirements

Participants will leave GW with significant international experience having explored and learned to adapt to diverse social, cultural and academic situations in at least three countries.

  • Spring Semester in Shanghai
  • Semester Abroad (not in China)
  • Semester Abroad/Internship Abroad (not in China or second abroad location)
  • Three, one-credit Global Bachelor’s courses

1. Spring Semester in Shanghai

The student’s first semester abroad will be during the spring semester of their sophomore year at Fudan University in Shanghai, China with the Global Bachelor’s Program cohort. Global Bachelor’s students will study in English alongside Chinese and international students. Learn more about the Shanghai semester.

2. Semester Abroad

In their junior year, students will choose a semester study abroad program from a diverse set of GW approved locations (except China). Students should use the study abroad resources through the Office for Study Abroad and the GWSB Advising Center to determine the program that best fits their academic goals.

3. Semester Abroad or Internship Abroad

In their junior or senior year, students will choose a full-time (40 hours a week) summer internship abroad (lasting a minimum of eight weeks ) or a third semester study abroad program from an approved location.

GWSB Requirements

Students pursuing the BBA degree will follow the BBA degree requirements (PDF) as outlined.

The required minor for the BBA degree will be waived upon completion of the Global Bachelor’s Program. Please note that students must earn a minimum of 120 credits and successfully complete all requirements of the Bachelor of Business Administration degree. 

Application Requirements

*Students in all GWSB undergraduate degree programs will be eligible to apply for the Global Bachelor’s Program. However, the program is designed specifically for BBA students.