OMBA Orientation

The Online MBA Orientation is Posted Online Via Blackboard

All students admitted to an online program are strongly encouraged to review all materials posted.


The Online MBA Orientation is only open to students in the Online MBA and the Healthcare MBA programs.  Students admitted to the other MBA programs (Global, Professional, and Professional Cohort) must attend their on-campus institute. More information will be announced as we get closer to the month in which you start classes.

In addition to the online orientation, we would like to invite you to the on-campus MBA Orientation on Saturday, January 7th. All students who have been admitted to an online program (either Online MBA or Healthcare MBA) are encouraged to attend as well, but it is not mandatory.

All online students will be contacted by their academic advisors with instructions on how to set-up one-on-one advising. You can meet with your academic advisor in-person, via telephone, or Skype. We look forward to speaking with you!

Preparing for Institute

Complete the Online Workshops

Students should complete the online workshops located in Blackboard prior to the start of their first semester. All students who have deposited will be automatically subscribed within one week of depositing. Students who deposit after this date will be automatically subscribed on weekly basis through the start of the semester. The workshops include Leadership & Teams, Quantitative Bootcamp, and Career Roadmap.

Complete the Online Workshops


Complete the Online Academic Integrity Module

All students admitted to a master’s program at The George Washington (GW) School of Business are required to successfully complete the online academic integrity module.  The module is located in Blackboard under Academic Information.

Complete the Online Academic Integrity Module


Brush-Up On Your Quant Skills & Economic Knowledge

Get a head start by watching videos from Khan Academy or enrolling in a MOOC from CourseraEdXFutureLearn or Stanford Online. This will help you to prepare for the Quantitative Bootcamp workshop during Institute and for the Data Analysis and Decisions class. Refreshing your skills early will help you get the most out of Quantitative Bootcamp! It’s impossible to learn these topics from scratch in four days.

Start Reading the Financial Times and the Economist

Once you are permanently located in Washington DC, you will have free access to The Economist through the Washington DC Public Library and you can create an account with The Financial Times using your GWU email address.