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Earn a bachelor's and a master's degree in five years

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Increase your value in a competitive marketplace and begin your career a year earlier

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Earn up to nine credits toward your master's degree

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Enjoy a 10% tuition reduction through the Grad2Grad Program

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 may share up to 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.

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GWSB students discuss an academic program at an on-campus Info Session last fall.

We invite undergraduate students and their families to join us virtually this fall for an online Info Session to learn more about the 4+1 Program. You'll have a chance to speak directly with our faculty and staff and get answers to questions about our programs, explore funding opportunities, and get application advice from our admissions officers. Dates and times vary. View our event calendar to RSVP for an upcoming session!

Program Structure

Students may apply to a 4+1 Program at any time. Upon acceptance, students may register for courses at the graduate level. The bachelor’s degree is awarded after successful completion of all undergraduate requirements. The master’s degree is awarded upon successful completion of the graduate requirements.

Curriculum Requirements

All programs except for the MSF and MACCY allow up to three courses/nine credits maximum to be double counted between the bachelor’s and master’s degrees. The MACCY does not allow double counting, and the MSF allows a maximum of twelve credits to double count.


Students submit an application online. Please email [email protected] or call 202-994-1212 for more information. Any GWSB student may apply to a 4+1 program; however, some programs have specific prerequisite requirements.

Elliott School Bachelor of Science in International Affairs students may apply to the 4+1 Program for the Master in Management, Master of Science in Business Analytics, and Master of Science in Information Systems Technology degrees.

Please note: If you are an undergraduate International Business student, you are not encouraged to apply for the MS in International Business program. We instead encourage you to consider the Master’s in Management program incorporating the Global Management graduate certificate. Please speak with your undergraduate academic advisor and the admissions office to learn about alternative programs.

Grad2Grad Program

Current undergraduate students at GW may be eligible to participate in the Grad2Grad program to continue graduate study at GW and receive a 10% reduction in the cost of your tuition. If you have any questions, please contact the Office of Graduate Student Assistantships and Fellowships at [email protected] or 202-994-6822.

4+1 Program Contacts

Expand the tab below to view the 4+1 Program faculty and administrative directors for your degree.

Degree Administrative Director Faculty Director
Master of Accountancy (MACCY) Jehan Dixon, [email protected] Scott Lancaster, [email protected]
Master of Human Resource Management (MHRM) LaToya Rosser, [email protected] Dr. Herman Aguinis, [email protected]
Master of Science in Finance (MSF) Christina Kano, [email protected] Dr. George Jabbour, [email protected]
Master of Science in Business Analytics (MSBA) Devin Belzer, [email protected] Dr. Murat Tarimcilar, [email protected]
Master of Science in Information Systems Technology (MSIST) Brittany Johnson, [email protected] Dr. Subhasish Dasgupta, [email protected]
Master of Science in International Business (MSIB MBA Advising Dr. Liesl Riddle, [email protected]
Master in Management (MiM) MBA Advising Dr. Lisel Riddle, [email protected]
Master of Science in Project Management (MSPM) Devin Belzer, [email protected] Dr. Homayoun Khamooshi, [email protected]
Master of Science in Sport Management (MSSM) Laura Ortiz Calder, [email protected] Dr. Lisa Delpy Neirotti, [email protected]
Master of Tourism Administration (MTA) Laura Ortiz Calder, [email protected] Dr. Larry Yu, [email protected]

4+1 Program Options

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 or visit the Graduate Programs website.

Apply to the Program

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. 

Graduation Information

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.