The Master of Science in Management program at the GW School of Business

 

The Master of Science 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 of Science 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 some GWSB’s undergraduate degree programs in the 4+1 Program, allowing you to earn a bachelor’s and a master’s in five years.

  • 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

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Degree Requirements

 

The following requirements must be fulfilled: 33 credits, including 21 credits in required core courses and 12 credits in elective courses.

Required
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 Concepts)
Electives
Students must also complete 12 credit hours of graduate elective courses numbered 6000 and above in any GWSB department; up to 6 of these credits may be taken in departments outside of GWSB with the advisor's approval.

Please note: Several of the graduate certificates approved for this degree program may be completed entirely online.

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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

Bachelor’s/MiM

The MS in Management (MiM) 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.

Elliott School Bachelor of Science in International Affairs students may apply to the 4+1 Program for the MS in Management degree.

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.

Bachelor's/MiM Curriculum

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.


 

Admissions

Admission to the MiM program is highly competitive and enrollment is limited. Students operate in two cohorts throughout the academic year.

Due to the rolling admissions policy, it is highly recommended that candidates submit applications early. The candidate’s major and trend in grades, personal achievements, and letters of recommendation also affect the admission decision. The MiM program seeks social, ethnic, cultural and geographical diversity in its student body.

  • Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university
  • Strong academic performance
  • Demonstrated professional interest in management

Applying to a program at the GW School of Business may seem like a complicated process, but the GWSB admissions team is here to help. The application process for this program can be found on our How to Apply page. All application materials should be sent to the GWSB Graduate Admissions Office. The GRE or GMAT test is not required — however, if you feel that submitting your scores will strengthen your application, you are welcome to submit them. We also offer a wealth of resources to help you finance your degree, from scholarships and fellowships to loans and work-study arrangements.

Additionally, we're happy to announce that the Master in Management program now has Sevis approval and is able to sponsor F-1 student visas for international students.

To be considered complete, the following must be included in the application:

  • Completed online application form
  • Application fee (non-refundable)
  • Current résumé uploaded through the online application system
  • One letter of recommendation from a professional and/or academic reference
  • Statement of Purpose: In no more than 500 words, describe how this program fits into your professional life and your career objectives.
  • Upload copies of your transcripts from all colleges/universities attended, whether or not the program was completed or the credit appears as a transfer credit on another transcript. Note that admitted students will be required to submit official, sealed transcripts with proof of bachelor’s degree. There is no need to submit them at the time when you first apply.
  • The GRE or GMAT test is not required for this program — however, if you feel that submitting your scores will strengthen your application, you are welcome to submit them. Learn more about our test-optional policy on the How to Apply page. GW School of Business applicants interested in taking the exam can benefit from 10% off any Kaplan GMAT or GRE preparation course. Use discount code GWUSB10.

Applicants who require a visa to study in the United States must also fulfill additional requirements in order to be considered for admission to a graduate program at the School of Business. Please visit our How to Apply page for further details.

 

Application Deadlines

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.

  • Spring 2023 - December 1, 2022
  • Summer 2023 - December 1, 2022
  • Fall 2023 - December 1, 2022

Please note: Admission to the Global MBA, Accelerated MBA, MAccy in Accounting Analytics, and M.S. in Business Analytics programs are only offered for the Fall semester. The MBA in Security Technology Transition is only offered for the Spring semester. The Online MBA and Healthcare MBA programs are offered for the Spring, Summer, and Fall semesters. Graduate certificate programs are only offered for the Spring and Fall semester. Additionally, our doctoral and executive education programs may have different application deadlines.

Tuition and Other Costs

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  • Student Health Insurance
    GW offers voluntary comprehensive health insurance through Aetna Student Health. All F-1 and J-1 international students are automatically enrolled. See the Student Health Insurance page for rates and other important information.
  • Housing
    View information about on-campus and off-campus housing for full-time GW graduate students.

Financial Resources

From scholarships and fellowships to loans and work-study arrangements, we offer a wealth of resources to help you finance your degree.

The GW School of Business offers merit-based fellowships to incoming students at the time of admission. While applying to graduate degree programs at GWSB, prospective students may opt in to be automatically considered for all fellowship award opportunities funded by the School of Business, as well as various University-funded tuition awards administered by the Office of Graduate Student Assistantships and Fellowships (OGSAF). Unless otherwise stated, no separate application is required.

In limited circumstances, current students may also be eligible for merit-based tuition fellowship awards.

For more information, explore the GWSB Fellowships and Financial Support page.

The Office of Graduate Student Assistantships and Fellowships (OGSAF) maintains a comprehensive database of GW and external fellowships to support graduate-level study and/or research. Incoming and current students are encouraged to browse the OGSAF website for information about additional merit-based funding opportunities.

U.S. Citizens and eligible noncitizens may qualify for:

  • Federally sponsored education loans through the Federal Direct Unsubsidized Loan and Federal Graduate PLUS Loan Programs
  • Need-based financial assistance through the Federal Work Study Program, which allows students to earn income while working part-time at pre-approved organizations during their program

To apply for federal financial aid, submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by the appropriate deadline using GW’s FAFSA school code: 001444. Please note that students must apply for federal financial aid each academic year.

Visit the Office of Student Financial Assistance for details about eligibility criteria, application steps, and deadlines. Information about alternate private and federal loans is also available.

Employer Discounts

The GW School of Business offers a tuition discount to current employees of the following companies:

  • Booz Allen Hamilton
  • Leidos
  • Lockheed Martin
  • Organization of American States (GS/OAS)
  • SAIC

Please note that eligible programs vary by employer. For details about eligibility, conditions, and the application process, visit the Employer Tuition Discounts page.

Grad2Grad Program

GW undergraduate students who continue their studies at GW by enrolling in certain graduate degree or certificate programs may qualify for a 10 percent graduate tuition reduction through the Grad2Grad program. For information about eligibility and the application process, visit the Grad2Grad page.

Nationally recognized as a top military- and veteran-friendly university, GW offers a wealth of services and benefits to student veterans, military personnel, and dependents of the United States Armed Forces. As a proud participant in the Yellow Ribbon Program, GW funds tuition expenses exceeding the maximum base pay amount covered through the GI Bill®, and its contributions are matched by the Department of Veteran Affairs.

For more information about the Yellow Ribbon Program and other education benefits, visit GW Veteran & Military Services (VMS).

GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government website.

The F. David Fowler Career Center supports GWSB student and alumni professional development by providing career management resources, career fairs and expos, and employer information sessions. GWSB students also have access to employment services and resources provided through GW’s Center for Career Services.

Handshake is the official online recruiting platform and event calendar for the F. David Fowler Career Center and the Center for Career Services. To search for jobs and internships, find and register for events, and connect with career coaches, log in to Handshake.

Federal Work Study

The Federal Work Study Program is a federally-funded and need-based work program that allows GW students to earn income through part-time employment during the academic year at GW and other pre-approved organizations. Graduate students interested in the program must submit the FAFSA and apply through the Office of Student Financial Assistance.

The Center for Career Services provides awarded students assistance with finding positions. Visit the Center for Career Services for information about the Federal Work Study Program at GW.

International Students

Students studying at GW on F-1 or J-1 visas may have additional restrictions on their employment due to visa regulations. F-1 Students are required to obtain Curricular Practical Training (CPT) authorization from the International Services Office for all paid, off-campus internships and employment. GW-sponsored J-1 Exchange Visitors are required to obtain employment authorization for all employment, whether on-campus or off-campus.

For more information about the CPT application process, see GWSB Global & Experiential Education’s Curricular Practical Training page.

For information about how your visa status may affect your employment options, please visit the International Services Office.

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