In a competitive business environment, having a Master’s degree can lead to higher-level positions, more responsibility and greater earning potential. The 4+1 Program (also known as the Combined Degree Program) at the GW School of Business (GWSB) allows students in most cases to complete both a Bachelor's and a Master's degree in five years. Students share nine specific credit hours between their undergraduate and graduate degrees (with the exception of the Master of Accountancy program, which operates differently — please speak with the program manager for more information). Learn more about the program, view curriculum requirements, and get contact information for each program option.
4+1 Program Options
- Master of Accountancy (MAccy)
- Master of Human Resource Management (MHRM)
- Master of Science in Business Analytics (MSBA)
- Master of Science in Finance (MSF)
- Master of Science in Information Systems Technology (MSIST)
- Master of Interdisciplinary Business Studies (MIBS)*
- Master of Science in International Business (MSIB)*
- Master's in Management (MiM)*
- Master of Science in Project Management (MSPM)
- Master of Science in Sport Management (MSSM)
- Master of Tourism Administration (MTA)
*new program coming in Fall 2019
To learn more about how the graduate courses in each program option fit with the undergraduate degrees, please schedule an appointment with an advisor. For admissions and graduate level curriculum information you may contact a graduate advisor from the respective program.
Apply to the Program
Prospective and current undergraduate students may apply to the 4+1 Program through the GW Student Portal. You can sign up for an account if you don't have one.
For all 4+1 Programs, the degrees are awarded separately after each program’s degree requirements are satisfied (the BBA, BAccy or BSF is typically awarded at the end of the 4th year; the graduate degree is typically awarded at the end of the fifth year). To apply for the undergraduate degree, the student must submit a graduation application on GWeb.
Once the student has satisfied all graduate level requirements, the student must submit a graduation application via GWeb.
Graduate Financial Assistance
After you have completed 120 credit hours, you are no longer eligible for undergraduate financial aid, including merit and/or need-based scholarships. However, you may be eligible for graduate financial assistance; you must apply for funding through the Office of Student Financial Assistance and/or the Office of Graduate Student Assistantships and Fellowships.
The Grad2Grad Program encourages talented graduating GW seniors to continue their studies at GW by providing a 10% reduction in tuition. Students in dual bachelor’s-master’s programs are eligible for Grad2Grad once they fully matriculate as a graduate student.
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