The George Washington University School of Business this week announced significant enhancements to its MBA program. The changes will go into effect for the fall 2020 semester.
“Over the last few months, GWSB faculty and staff have been hard at work on market-driven enhancements to our MBA program, with the goal of providing increased flexibility and additional benefits for our students,” GWSB Dean Anuj Mehrotra said. “These changes, based on extensive input from faculty, staff, alumni, current students and GWSB employer partners, as well as the Dean’s Advisory Council and Corporate Council, will further enhance the readiness of our MBA graduates in the shifting business environment.”
A key change aimed at meeting the needs of both students and employers will reduce the time-to-degree completion. In addition, the program will feature expanded student-engagement experiences and career services for GWSB MBA students. Other enhancements include:
- Curriculum: Several new required and selective skill-building and experiential learning courses in business communications, leadership, accounting, finance, analytics and technology.
- Career Services: GWSB’s new team and structure of career services will provide pathways within career communities for students to make connections and receive hands-on preparation for the job market through new online and in-person coaching. Extended hours in the morning and evening have been added to fit MBA students’ busy and complex schedules.
- Dedicated Programming: To continue building a community on campus and online, GWSB will provide new access to leaders, alumni and employers through tailored experiences that provide insights into industry trends, leadership styles, and career trajectories — as well as expand students’ professional network. Programming will also recognize the needs of MBA students at different stages of their professional careers.
The program enhancements will be extended across all MBA programs for incoming students. Complete information on all five MBA programs is available on the GWSB website.
“All of these changes to our MBA program were guided by two drivers: our students’ interests and the realities of the current business environment,” Associate Dean for Graduate Programs Liesl Riddle said. “Because these enhancements were developed with the expert, informed feedback from the key stakeholders — our students and employer partners, in particular — I am confident that GWSB’s MBA program is well positioned to prepare the next generation of business leaders for success.”