Building Core Skills and Values
The full-time, two-year Global MBA program provides rigorous training in traditional business skills. Students spend the first year taking required core courses in groups of 40-45 classmates, attending lectures, working on case studies and team projects, and participating in experiential learning opportunities. In the first year, most classes take place between Monday and Thursday with co-curricular activities happening throughout the fall and spring semester.
Prior to fall classes, Global MBA students spend their first three weeks on campus in MBA Runway. This orientation program of core coursework, team case work, speakers, and social activities introduces new students to the MBA experience, their fellow students, Business School faculty and alumni, resources at the George Washington University, and life in Washington, D.C.
Consulting Abroad Program (CAP)
Toward the end of the first year, the Consulting Abroad Program (CAP) gives students first-hand experience in doing business abroad. Each nine-week CAP is led by a faculty member who guides a student team through a real-life consulting engagement for a global firm. After spending seven weeks in D.C. doing research and shaping findings, teams travel abroad to the firm’s home country for two weeks to deliver final recommendations to company leaders. Learn more about the Consulting Abroad Program through the office of Global and Experiential Education.
Students work with the F. David Fowler Career Center throughout their first year to shape career goals and target companies of interest for summer internships and beyond. Resumes are edited and updated before the first day of classes, and students meet regularly with the Center’s consultants to craft individual career management portfolios. Students also take advantage of the many opportunities to attend career fairs and participate in D.C. company tours and career treks to New York and San Francisco.
Visit the F. David Fowler Career Center for the latest graduate employment statistics and resources, and learn how we connect our students to employers.