image - The Master in Management program at the GW School of Business


The Master in Management (MiM) degree is a perfect example of GWSB’s innovative approach to graduate education, combining core coursework with a flexible selection of graduate certificate courses that serve as your electives. This format gives you a high degree of flexibility in designing a program tailored to your specific interests and needs, while giving you the management essentials that will serve you throughout your career. The program is also especially well-suited for liberal arts or STEM students without an undergraduate degree in business.

The Master in Management program can be completed in one year of full-time study — part-time options are available as well — and you can choose to study online, on-campus, or in a hybrid format. The degree is also eligible to be combined with a GWSB’s bachelor’s degree in the 4+1 Program, allowing you to earn a bachelor’s and a master’s in five years.

Learning Objectives

  • Exhibit capability in critical thinking and analytics for sound decision making using information, quantitative tools, and technology
  • Work effectively in teams and learn about the dynamics of team leadership and membership
  • Demonstrate mastery of discipline or functional-area key knowledge, skills and abilities associated with the student’s selected certificate program included in the degree
  • Communicate effectively through preparation of well-written reports and delivery of professional presentations


Degree Requirements


The following requirements must be fulfilled:

Required Core courses (21 credits)
MBAD 6211Financial Accounting
MBAD 6224Decision Making and Data Analysis
MBAD 6235Finance
MBAD 6263Organizations and Human Capital
MBAD 6274Marketing
MBAD 6289Business Ethics and Public Policy
SMPP 6290Special Topics (Strategy Fundamentals)
Certificate courses (12 credits)
In addition to completing the core courses listed above, students complete the curriculum requirements of one of the GW School of Business graduate certificate programs listed below:

Sample Course Sequencing

Sample Course Sequencing - Fall Semester Start

Fall 1 (15 credits)

  • Financial Accounting
  • Decision Making and Data Analysis
  • Marketing
  • Certificate Course 1
  • Certificate Course 2

Spring 1 (15 credits)

  • Business Ethics and Public Policy
  • Organizations and Human Capital
  • Finance
  • Certificate Course 3
  • Certificate Course 4

Summer 1 (3 credits)

  • Strategic Management



The Master in Management degree can also be combined with a Bachelor's degree through GWSB's new 4+1 Program, which enables students to complete both a bachelor's and a master's degree in five years.


Students interested in the bachelor’s/MiM program must meet the same standard for admission to the MiM program. Students must have a 3.0 minimum GPA for their undergraduate program and be in good academic standing with the University to be eligible for admission.


In addition to meeting the requirements for their undergraduate degree, which includes completing nine credits of shared graduate coursework, the combined Bachelor’s/MiM degree program requires the student to complete 24 credits of graduate coursework comprised of 15 credits of core business foundation courses, six credits of certificate required courses, and a three-credit certificate elective.

Sample Course Sequencing for the 4+1 Program

Senior Year (9 credits)

  • Decision Making and Data Analysis
  • Business Ethics and Public Policy
  • Certificate Course 1

Fall (12 credits)

  • Financial Accounting*
  • Marketing*
  • Certificate Course 2
  • Certificate Course 3

Spring (12 credits)

  • Organizations and Human Capital*
  • Finance
  • Strategic Management
  • Certificate Course 4

*Students who have completed the GWSB undergraduate equivalent of these courses will instead enroll in a different graduate-level course within the same department.


Candidates must submit the following as part of the application process:

  • Online application
  • Application fee
  • GMAT or GRE or approved Waiver Request Form
  • All university-level transcripts (unofficial or official)
  • Resume
  • At least one (1) Letter of Recommendation
  • Statement of Purpose

International Applicants

  • English language evaluation
    Applicants who have not completed a degree in a country in which English is the principal language must submit one of the following: an official TOEFL score of at least 80 (internet-based test) or 550 (paper-based test), an official IELTS score of 6.0 with no individual band score below 5.5, a PTE Academic Score of at least 53, or a Duolingo English Test (DTE) Score of at least 110. Test date must be within the past two years. TOEFL code: 5246. TOEFL exemptions can be found here.
  • Transcript evaluation
    All students who attended an institution outside of the United States must provide a detailed, course-by-course transcript evaluation. This evaluation is not just an English translation, but a document provided by an accredited evaluating agency that shows all grades, course titles, credit hours, United States degree equivalency, grade-point average (GPA), and date of degree conferral. A list of acceptable foreign credential evaluation services is available through the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES). Credentials evaluations are also accepted from the American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (AACRAO).

Application Deadlines

Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis. Candidates seeking financial assistance and international students requiring visas are encouraged to apply early. Only completed applications, with all required materials, will be considered for admission.




December 1, 2020

January 15, 2021

January 15, 2021

Please note: Summer deadlines only apply to the Master of Accountancy program.


Next Steps

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