MBA Program Admissions

The George Washington University School of Business (GWSB) holds applicants to all of our MBA programs to the same competitive admissions standards. The admissions committee bases decisions on an applicant’s academic preparation and performance, work experience, and strength of recommendations, essays, and interviews. 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.

 

Admission Process

Applying to business school may seem overwhelming, but the GWSB admissions team is here to help. As you complete your MBA application, our admissions staff is ready to provide you with the support you may need. While we cannot provide evaluative feedback during the application process, please don’t hesitate to contact our office with questions about completing your application.

The MBA application process for all MBA degree formats can be described in three steps:

1. Learn About Graduate Admissions at GWSB

Familiarize yourself with our general graduate admissions application process.

2. Begin Your Application

Review the application requirements checklist, then begin your online application and submit all supporting application materials. You may make changes and edits to your application at any time prior to submission. Once submitted, your application will be reviewed only after the admissions office has received all supporting application materials.

Below are additional requirements and waiver opportunities for our MBA program.

Admissions Essay

In no more than 500 words, tell us why studying at the GW School of Business (GWSB) is the program best suited for you and your academic interests, and explain how you will leverage both your past professional career and future academic experience at GW to achieve your post-MBA aspirations.

GMAT or GRE Scores

A GMAT/GRE score report is not required as part of the application process for all MBA programs at GW. However, if you feel that submitting your scores will strengthen your application, you are welcome to submit them.

Should you choose not to submit a GMAT or GRE Score, we ask that you utilize your Statement of Purpose to highlight evidence supporting your academic preparedness. Also, include any quantitative experience in your professional and academic history that you believe has equipped you to succeed academically in the program.

Quantitative Aptitude

Candidates without previous undergraduate or graduate quantitative course work, strong quantitative skills displayed on the GMAT or GRE test, or quantitative centered professional experience, may be asked to demonstrate their abilities by taking a class (such as calculus) at an accredited institution prior to beginning MBA coursework.

3. Attend an Interview

The School of Business conducts interviews by invitation for GMBA programs. Interviews are granted on an invitation-only basis. The Admission Committee may contact you to schedule an interview, after we have completed a preliminary evaluation of your submitted application. The Admission Committee interviews a significant number of applicants and may decide, at any point during a round, to invite candidates to interview.

The interview is an important evaluative component of the application process and is conducted by a member of the Admission Committee. Typically, interviews are 30-40 minutes in length.

Decisions

Decisions are posted on a rolling basis, and individuals are encouraged to apply early for consideration.

 

For those who have a strong interest in our MBA programs, we readily encourage you to re-apply to GWSB, regardless of past admission decisions. You may submit one application per program entry term.

Our most successful re-applicants include those who have made significant improvements to test scores, advanced within their careers, or displayed marked improvement in areas of leadership and community involvement.

The Graduate Admissions Office keeps all records on file for one year.

To be considered complete, the following documents must be included in your re-application:

Official Request to Reapply

  • Please notify the admissions office to reactivate your previous application.
  • Submit via email

Updated Résumé

  • Highlight any promotions or changes in your employment.
  • Submit online or via email

Reapplication Essay

  • Please describe any actions you have taken to strengthen your candidacy since your last application. Focus on any steps you have taken toward professional and personal growth. Maximum of 500 words.
  • Submit via email

Updated GMAT Score or GRE Score

Updated Official Transcripts

  • Transcripts for any coursework completed since initial application. Please note: Unofficial transcripts may be submitted with application for review. Copies of official transcripts required prior to matriculation.
  • Submit online

 

Admission FAQ

As a prospective MBA student at the George Washington University School of Business, you are sure to have questions regarding our programs and application processes. Please find some of the most frequently asked questions below.

Application Process

All applicants must complete our online application and follow our outlined admission process. We encourage you to begin an application to get started.

Since we want you to identify the program that will best suit your academic and career goals, you need not submit more than one application but are allowed to do so if you feel strongly. We encourage you to join us for one of our many on-campus and online information sessions to explore our programmatic options prior to applying.

If at any point in the application process, you would like to change the program to which you have applied, please email the admissions team at [email protected].

We know that the admission process can be costly and intensive, which is why we encourage you to upload unofficial transcripts with your online application for the initial review of your application. Frequently, these can be downloaded from your undergraduate institution’s website.

Should you be accepted and choose to matriculate at GW, you then will be required to have official copies of all transcripts sent to the School of Business. Please note that registration for classes will not be allowed until all official documentation has been received. See the application checklist for a complete list of required documents.

As we look to diversify our class, certain applicants to the program may have their application fee waived. A complete list can be found on our Admission Process page.

Additionally, we regularly offer application fee waivers to those who attend our Info Sessions, so we strongly recommend that you attend one of these events prior to applying.

We strongly encourage you to visit campus, speak with our representatives when we’re in your city, or attend an online information session prior to submitting an application. Most of our strongest applicants have taken advantage of these opportunities to receive in-depth background not available via our website. You can then use what you’ve learned from these interactions to enhance your application prior to submission.

 

Due to the large volume of applications that we receive, we are not able to provide prospective students with evaluative feedback. However, you are encouraged to visit our website and view the class profile of our most recent entering class. The class profile will help you gauge where your credentials stand when compared to the rest of our class. Additionally, we look at all applications holistically, which means we’re not solely focused on standardized test scores or your undergraduate record. With your application, we look for ways that you’ll enhance the classroom experience via your personal and professional background. If you feel that you can present a strong overall application, then we encourage you to apply.

Yes. With each round of admission, the admission committee will decide to admit, deny, or waitlist each candidate that has submitted a complete application. If you have been added to the waitlist, the admission committee has identified potential and something of interest in you as a candidate for the program that you’ve applied to. You may choose to accept or decline your position on the waiting list at any time.

If you have been offered a position on the waiting list, we encourage you to send any updated information that will enhance your initial application, which may include new test scores, additional quantitative coursework that has been recently completed, or an updated resume reflecting career advancement or a change in position.

As part of the waitlist, you will automatically be reconsidered with each subsequent round of applicants until decisions are finalized prior to the start of the entry term.

For our Global MBA students, we only offer admission deferrals under very rare circumstances. These generally involve military/veteran deployment or visa denials for international candidates. Professional opportunities that arise prior to the start of classes will not be considered for deferral, however we do offer a simple reapplication process for candidates in this situation. Accepted students who choose not to attend in the year to which they have been admitted will need to reapply via the reapplication process.

For our Professional MBA students, we offer the option to postpone your start of classes for up to one semester, i.e. you have applied for an August entry and now want to begin in January. Please note that you will be asked to submit your enrollment deposit by your initial deposit deadline and then contact us to revise the start date of your program. If you do not begin by the revised start date, you will need to reapply via the reapplication process.

When possible, all unofficial documents should be uploaded as part of the online application. If admitted into the program, or if your university does not offer an official electronic transcript service, candidates should mail official transcripts to:

George Washington University
ATTN: School of Business, Graduate Admissions
2025 F St NW L-101
Washington, D.C. 20052

Official standardized test scores need to be submitted electronically via the testing service using the following codes:

  • GRE code: 5246
  • GMAT codes:
    • Global MBA: QK4-4F-40
    • Professional MBA – Self-Paced: QK4-4F-28
    • Professional MBA – Cohort: QK4-4F-21
    • Online MBA: QK4-4F-03
  • TOEFL code: 5246

Admission Requirements

A GMAT/GRE score report is not required as part of the application process for all MBA programs at GW. However, if you feel that submitting your scores will strengthen your application, you are welcome to submit them.

Should you choose not to submit a GMAT or GRE Score, we ask that you utilize your Statement of Purpose to highlight evidence supporting your academic preparedness. Also, include any quantitative experience in your professional and academic history that you believe has equipped you to succeed academically in the program.

No. There is no minimum GPA requirement in order to be considered for admission. To see GPA ranges and average GPAs for each program, please consult our class profiles.

With few exceptions, accepted students generally have at least two years of full-time, post-undergraduate professional experience at the time of entry to the program. However, GW does not have a minimum work experience requirement for admission.

The Admissions Committee takes internships and cooperative education assignments into account, but those experiences are usually considered supplementary. Military experience and non-traditional backgrounds will strongly be considered when evaluating applications. To see the average years of work experience and work experience ranges for our current classes, please visit the class profile page.

All of our MBA programs require interviews to gain admission, however interviews are by invitation only.

Upon receiving your application, a member of the admission committee will complete an initial review to determine if a candidate will be invited to interview. We do not offer informational interviews, but strongly encourage you to attend one of our on-campus or online Info Sessions instead.

MBA Programs and Transfer Credit

Our Global MBA students complete 53 credits over the course of four semesters (21 months) beginning in August of each year. The 21-month time frame provides enough time to complete a strongly recommended internship in the summer between the two years of study.

 

All of our Professional MBA programs (Accelerated MBA, Professional MBA, Online MBA, and Healthcare MBA) are 46.5-credit programs. Students take a total of 31.5 credits of required coursework, three credits of analytics/technology-focused selectives, and 12 credits of general electives.

Yes, we offer our Professional MBA (PMBA) degree in a fully online format — our Online MBA. Online courses are also open to our on-campus PMBA students allowing them to complete a hybrid program. All core courses and select electives are available online. Please consult with your advisor about online options.

For the elective courses in your program, you may choose from our 6000-level electives from any department within the School of Business. Additionally, you may take up to twelve graduate level credit hours outside of the School of Business after matriculating into the MBA program (if transfer courses from another institution are not being applied to your elective requirements).

The F. David Fowler Career Center is staffed by exceptional professionals who provide the following services: personal career coaching, job opportunities including on campus recruiting, job search strategies workshops, resume development and interviewing skills. You can make individual advising appointments, including evening and online, with at least a day’s notice by calling 202-994-6704 or sending an email to [email protected]. Visit the Career Center for additional information and services.

There are a myriad of opportunities for international education at GWSB. The Global and Experiential Education office supports global business education through a broad portfolio of short-term and long-term global study programs, experiential education courses, and international student services. Global opportunities are available for Global, Professional, and Online MBA students.

Students may petition to take courses from other AACSB-accredited universities and through the Consortium Program. The George Washington University is a member of the Consortium of Universities of the Metropolitan Washington Area, which includes American University, Catholic University of America, Gallaudet University, George Mason University, The George Washington University, Georgetown University, Howard University, Marymount University, the University of the District of Columbia, and the University of Maryland. GW MBA students may take courses at any Consortium member institution with the approval of the academic advisor and program director. Students must be in good academic standing and may enroll in up to six hours of approved courses through the Consortium. If the same course is offered on the GW campus during the same semester, approval will not be granted. Students register and pay tuition at GW for all Consortium courses, but course fees are paid to the visiting institution. Students may not take on-line courses through the Consortium. Procedures for Consortium registration are detailed on the registrar’s website.

To transfer you will need to go through the regular application process. You may transfer up to 6 graduate-level credits into our program from outside AACSB-accredited universities. For more information please visit the Transfer of Credit policy.

A student who must interrupt active pursuit of the MBA degree for a semester or more may petition the program director for a leave of absence for up to two full semesters. A student who discontinues active enrollment in the academic program without being granted a leave of absence must apply for readmission and will be subject to the new regulations and requirements in force. The five-year limit to complete the MBA program is extended by the number of semesters of official personal leave taken.

The GW Bookstore should be your first place to look for required course materials. You can follow the link below and enter your course information to see the required materials listed. If the books are not listed there, you can contact your professor and ask if this information is available.

You can visit the GW Bookstore to purchase many if not all of the books on your booklist.

Financial Aid and Scholarships

Global MBA students have a fixed tuition rate of $113,090.00 for the 53-credit program. Tuition is divided evenly into four installments due at the beginning of each of the four semesters.

Professional MBA students complete a 46.5 credit hour program and are charged per credit hour. The MBA tuition rate by credit hour for the 2020-2021 academic year is $2,215 per credit hour.

Information on financial aid and federal loans is handled by the GW Office of Student Financial Assistance. Representatives are available by phone at 202-994-9000 or by email at [email protected]. If you prefer to meet with someone in person, counselors are available at Colonial Central on the ground floor of the University Student Center during walk-in hours.

For all of our MBA programs, all applicants are automatically considered for merit-based scholarships and no separate application is required. Scholarship decisions are announced at the time of admission and only new, incoming students are eligible for scholarships through the admissions office.

 

Scholarships & Tuition Benefits

While the benefits of the MBA experience here at the GW School of Business (GWSB) are immeasurable, investing in your future requires careful planning. We understand that pursuing your MBA is a significant financial investment. Our office, along with our individual, alumni corporate and foundation donors and partners, are proud to offer additional scholarship opportunities for exceptional students. Assembling the most talented class possible is not only a long lasting return-on-investment for you, but for everyone else as well.

Scholarships

We cannot emphasize enough that our awards are completely merit-based. Primary factors considered in evaluating a candidate for a merit-based award include academic performance, standardized test scores, professional experience, and an evaluative interview. Applicants to all MBA programs are notified of an award at the time of admission and no separate financial aid application is required.

Endowed Scholarships

Endowed scholarships provide an additional funding opportunity for those students who qualify. Scholarship criteria, eligibility and application process will vary based on individual endowments.

Endowed scholarships provide an additional funding opportunity for those students who qualify.

Scholarship criteria, eligibility and application process will vary based on individual endowments, however, you will automatically be considered for these awards and no separate application is required.

For questions please contact the admissions office at 202-994-1212.

  • Oliver T. Carr, Jr. Scholarship
    Endowed for graduate students in the School of Business interested in real estate.

  • The Carruthers Family MBA Scholarship
    Reserved for a graduate student enrolled in the full-time Global MBA program at the School of Business.

  • Mike Curzan Global MBA Fellowship
    Graduate students pursuing an MBA with a preference for a student pursuing real estate or related studies.

  • Daewoo Endowment
    For master’s and doctoral students who are citizens of Vietnam or China.

  • Di Galoma MBA Legacy Fellowship
    An MBA scholarship for a student enrolled in the full-time Global MBA program at the School of Business.

  • Julius Fleischman Scholarship in Real Estate Studies
    For a graduate student interested in real estate studies and its related fields.

  • Philip P. Friedlander, Jr. Scholarship in Entrepreneurship and Small Business Studies
    For students in the School of Business with concentrations in entrepreneurship and small business studies.

  • Leo and Lillian Goodwin Endowment Scholarship
    For MBA candidates.

  • Hyundai Scholarship Fund
    For master’s and doctoral students who are citizens of South Korea or the U.S. and are in Information Systems Management, Management of Science, Technology and Innovation, Procurement and Contracting, and International Business.

  • Marvin L. Kay Fellowship
    For a graduate student interested in finance.

  • Rita H. Keller Scholarship Fund
    For graduate students interested in International Business

  • Poncelet Scholarship Endowment
    For Belgian and EU citizens interested in Accountancy, Finance, Information Systems, International Business, Logistics and Material Management, Marketing and Science, Technology, and Innovation.

  • Washington Gas Light Company Scholarship
    For MBA candidates

Additional opportunities may be available through the university’s Office of Graduate Student Assistantships and Fellowships (OGSAF).

Partner Scholarships

Partner Scholarships allow GWSB to join with various foundations and corporations to provide additional funding resources for students who qualify. Scholarship criteria, eligibility and application process will vary based on individual partnerships.

GWSB is proud to partner with the following organizations to help fund our students’ educations. Please see individual awards for instructions on eligibility and application requirements.

Eligibility

Applicants must meet the following eligibility requirements:

Benefits

  • The GW School of Business will match AmeriCorps’s Education awards.
  • The application fee is waived for award recipients.

†A matching award represents the minimum award; applicants will be considered for additional merit aid based on the academic strength of their application.

How to Apply

  • On your application, use the “Other Information” tab to upload an official document from Americorps that confirms the education award amount you will be receiving. Please note, all admission and scholarship decisions are made by the GW School of Business and applicants must meet all application requirements and be a competitive candidate to be considered for admission and the scholarship.
  • To receive the application fee waiver, proceed with the application process until you are asked to pay the fee. Then, select “Pay by Check”, however you should not send us a check. We will process your application and verify the waiver.

Please visit Americorps for additional information.


 

Eligibility

Applicants must meet the following eligibility requirements:

  • You must be a City Year corps member, a City Year alumnus who has completed one year of service or a City Year staff member employed for at least two years.
  • You must be pursuing the full-time Global MBA.

Benefits

  • Each year up to three (3) recipients will receive a $25,000 tuition scholarship toward the cost of the Global MBA program. The scholarship is not renewable for the second year, but will be dispersed over the duration of the program at a set rate, as stated in the scholarship award letter.
  • Scholarships described above represent the minimum award; applicants will be considered for additional merit aid based on the academic strength of the application.
  • A one-year deferral is available for students who are admitted to the Global MBA program but decide to serve with City Year before starting their Global MBA.
  • The application fee is waived for award recipients.

How to Apply

  • Please upload to the “Other Information” tab on your application an official document from City Year that confirms your eligibility. All admission and scholarship decisions are made by the GW School of Business and applicants must meet all application requirements and be a competitive candidate to be considered for admission and the scholarship.
  • To receive the application fee waiver, proceed with the application process until you are asked to pay the fee. Then, select “Pay by Check” and complete the application. You do not need to send us a check. We will process your application and verify the waiver.
  •  For more information, visit the City Year National Service Scholars Program.

 

Eligibility

Applicants must meet the following eligibility requirements:

  • You must be an Education Pioneers Analyst, Analyst Alumnus who has completed the 10-month program, or staff member employed for at least two years.
  • You must be pursuing the full-time Global MBA.

Benefits

  • Up to three (3) recipients each year will receive a $25,000 tuition scholarship toward the Global MBA programs cost. This scholarship dollar amount is not renewable for the second year, but will be dispersed throughout the duration of the program at a set rate to be determined in the scholarship award letter.
  • Scholarships described above represent the minimum award; applicants will be considered for additional merit aid based on the academic strength of the application.
  • One-year deferral is available for students who are admitted to the program and decide to serve with Education Pioneers’ 10-month Analyst Program before starting their Global MBA.
  • Application fee waiver

How to Apply

  • Please upload to the “Other Information” tab on your application an official document from Education Pioneers that confirms your eligibility. All admission and scholarship decisions are made by the GW School of Business and applicants must meet all application requirements and be a competitive candidate to be considered for admission and the scholarship.
  • Please contact Tricia Williamson, Associate Director, Recruiting & Admissions at Education Pioneers with any questions on [email protected]

 

Eligibility

Applicants must meet the following eligibility requirements:

  • Hold Mexican citizenship.
  • Be admitted to the Global MBA Program.
  • Be accepted as a beneficiary of the Loan-Tuition Fee Support Program from Banco de Mexico FIDERH/. See website for more details.

Benefits

  • GWSB will provide a scholarship as specified below for up to five (5) eligible candidates per year selected to pursue the Global MBA Program.
    • GMAT > 600 =$10,000 total scholarship over the duration of the program
    • GMAT > 650 =$20,000 total scholarship over the duration of the program
    • GMAT > 700 = $70,000 total scholarship over the duration of the program

This is the minimum amount of scholarship that a student will receive. Students will also be considered for additional merit aid based on a holistic application review.

  • FIDERH financing system consists of a Loan of up to 200,000 Mexican Pesos (each year) to cover the full or partial costs of their tuition fees, Consulting Abroad Program, living costs or medical insurance.
  • The students are responsible for obtaining financial resources to cover other costs not included in this Loan-Tuition Fee agreement related to their program of study.
  • Students start repaying the loan one year after graduation; 10-year student loans available; discount in interest payments if the loan is paid on time and students return to work in Mexico.

How to Apply

  • Please indicate in your third optional essay that you would like to be considered for the scholarship.
  • The candidate will first apply to the Global MBA Program at George Washington University and will be reviewed to determine eligibility for admission. If the candidate is admitted, he or she will be referred to FIDERH/Banco de Mexico to apply for the Loan-Tuition Fee Support Program.
  • If accepted by FIDERH/Banco de Mexico, GW will then consider the candidate for the FIDERH/Banco de Mexico scholarship as described above.

 

Forté Foundation is a nonprofit consortium of leading companies and top business schools working together to advance women in business. As a core business school, we offer scholarships to applicants of all genders to our MBA programs who have a commitment to the advancement of women in business.

Eligibility

Applicants will be considered according to the following criteria:

  • Pursuit of the full-time Global MBA or part-time Professional MBA (Cohort, Self-paced, Online, or Hybrid options)
  • Exhibit exemplary leadership in one or more of the following: academic leadership, team leadership, community leadership, and creative leadership
  • Add to the diversity of viewpoints and backgrounds in the of the MBA program
  • Have a commitment to Forté’s mission of launching women into fulfilling, significant careers through access to business education, opportunities, and a community of successful women

Benefits

  • Access, through the Forté Foundation, to a variety of programming directed at the advancement of women in business, including mentoring, leadership development, and networking.

How to Apply

  • Please indicate in the optional third essay that you would like to be considered for this scholarship.
  • The university reserves the right to solely determine admission criteria for its programs. The university will be responsible for determining the eligibility of each candidate beyond the minimum criteria for evaluating candidates and awarding the scholarship. Those receiving the award will have a strong applicant profile.
  • Please refer to the Forté Foundation website for more information about the scholarship.

Eligibility

Applicants must meet the following eligibility requirements:

  • Hold Mexican citizenship.
  • Achieved a GPA of 8.0 minimum in your first degree program and hold a first degree Mexican “Titulo.”
  • Meet the English language requirements for entry to the GW MBA Program.
  • Be pursuing the full-time Global MBA Program

Benefits

  • The George Washington University will award a tuition scholarship as specified below for up to five candidates per year selected to pursue the Global MBA Program under the George Washington University-FUNED Fellowship.
    • GMAT > 600 =$10,000 total scholarship over the duration of the program
    • GMAT > 650 =$20,000 total scholarship over the duration of the program
    • GMAT > 700 = $70,000 total scholarship over the duration of the program
  • FUNED will provide loans covering part of the total cost of the degree program (university fees and living expenses included) up to 40 percent, not to exceed $12,000 for the 2-year Global MBA program. The amount provided each prospective student will be based on the results of FUNED’s financial needs evaluation of the student, his or her repayment capability, and a personal interview.
  • The loan, plus interest at the rate of 3.75% in dollars or, 2% over Mexico’s inflation, per annum on unpaid balances, must be repaid in a maximum of 78 months from graduation. Students have a 6 month grace period after completing their studies before they must begin to repay the loan.
  • Additionally, the National Council of Science and Technology in Mexico (CONACYT), may grant 300 scholarships for students FUNED supports for a monthly stipend of $1,000 USD, medical insurance for the full length of their master's degrees as well as up to $5,000 USD for tuition fees per year of study.

How to Apply

  • The candidate will first apply to the George Washington University and will be reviewed to determine eligibility for admission. If the candidate is admitted, he or she will also be considered for a GW FUNED Fellowship with the structure as specified above. If awarded a fellowship, he or she will then be referred to FUNED to apply for the loan. If he or she is accepted to FUNED, the GW fellowship will be designated as a FUNED Fellowship. Please indicate in the optional essay section that you are applying for the FUNED Fellowship.
  • All admission and scholarship decisions are made by GW School of Business and applicants must meet all application requirements and be a competitive candidate to be considered for admission and the scholarship.
  • Please see the FUNED website for additional information.

 

Eligibility

Applicants must meet the following eligibility requirements:

  • You must be pursuing the full-time Global MBA.
  • You must be a United States citizen or legal permanent resident.
  • Preference may be given, but is not limited to, students of diverse heritage or students with a demonstrated commitment to the diverse National Black MBA Association (NBMBAA) community.
  • You are encouraged to be involved in the DC Chapter of NBMBAA.

Benefits 

  • The amount of the award will cover partial to full tuition as determined by the Graduate Admissions committee. The awards are merit based and range up to full tuition.

How to Apply

  • Please refer to the NBMBAA website for instructions to complete the scholarship application. If the scholarship application is not open at the time you submit your MBA application, let us know during the application process.
  • The University reserves the right to solely determine admission criteria for its programs. The University will be solely responsible for determining the eligibility of each candidate beyond the minimum criteria for evaluating candidates and awarding the scholarship. Those receiving the award will have a strong applicant profile.
  • If you have already submitted your Global MBA application, you may still submit the scholarship application and your award will be considered on a rolling basis.

 

Eligibility

Applicants must meet the following eligibility requirements:

  • You must be pursuing the full-time Global MBA.
  • You must be a United States citizen or legal permanent resident.
  • Preference may be given, but is not limited to, students of Hispanic heritage or students with a demonstrated commitment to the Hispanic community.
  • You must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale from either a bachelor’s or master's degree.

Benefits

  • The amount of the award will cover partial to full tuition as determined by GWSB Graduate Admissions. The awards are merit-based and given in various amounts.

How to Apply

  • Please refer to the NSHMBA website for more information about the scholarship. Please indicate in the third optional essay that you would like to be considered for this scholarship.
  • If you have already submitted your Global MBA application, you may still submit the scholarship application and your award will be considered on a rolling basis.
  • The University reserves the right to solely determine admission criteria for its programs. The University will be responsible for determining the eligibility of each candidate beyond the minimum criteria for evaluating candidates and awarding the scholarship. Those receiving the award will have a strong applicant profile.

 

Eligibility

Applicants must meet the following eligibility requirements:

  • Be a returned Peace Corps Volunteer who has satisfactorily completed two years of his or her Peace Corps service by the Peace Corp guidelines of service. Volunteers may choose to participate immediately following their Peace Corps service, or any time thereafter.
  • You must be applying to the Global MBA program.

Benefits

  • The GWSB will provide a total of $30,000 in tuition over two years for three (3) Coverdell Fellow admitted candidates. This is the minimum that a candidate will receive. He or she will be considered for additional merit aid based upon their qualifications.
  • Coverdell Fellows will receive an application fee waiver.
  • Coverdell Fellows will work with the F. David Fowler Career Center to strategically search for and identify internship organizations to fulfill the requirement to intern with an underserved American community. In addition to internships, fellows can fulfill this requirement with involvement in co-curricular opportunities or volunteer experiences.

How to Apply

  • Please indicate in the third optional essay that you would like to be considered for the Peace Corps Coverdell Fellows Program.
  • Please upload to the “Other Information” tab on your application a signed copy of your Description of Service (DOS) from the PeaceCorps that confirms your eligibility. All admission and scholarship decisions are made by the GW School of Business and applicants must meet all application requirements and be a competitive candidate to be considered for admission and the scholarship.
  • In order to receive the application fee waiver, please select “Pay by Check” when you get to the section of the application that requires you to pay the application fee, but do not send us a check. We will then verify your application fee waiver using the documentation you provided.

If you have questions about the GW Coverdell Fellows Program, please visit the Peace Corps Coverdell Fellows website.


 

The Reaching Out LGBT MBA Fellowship was created as a joint effort between top business school programs and Reaching Out to demonstrate that business schools are the top destination to develop the Out LGBT and active ally business leaders of tomorrow.

The LGBT MBA Fellowship recipients each receive a minimum of $10,000 per academic year, and access to exclusive mentorship and leadership development programming through Reaching Out.

Eligibility

Applicants must meet the following eligibility requirements:

  • You must be pursuing the full-time Global MBA Program

All Global MBA applicants are eligible for the Fellowship, regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression. 

Additional Benefits

  • Admission-free access to Reaching Out MBA Inc. events, including the annual LGBTQA MBA Conference.
  • All Fellows will receive priority consideration for competitive programming, including: LGBTQA Treks, the Community Outreach Initiative, and special topic summits.
  • Corporate sponsors will be notified of incoming Fellows and an exclusive resume book featuring the Fellows will be distributed to all corporate sponsors.
  • Reaching Out will also work with alumni and corporate sponsors to establish a LGBTQA mentorship program for the Fellows. 

How to Apply

  • While applying to your degree program, use the 3rd (optional) essay to indicate that you would like to be considered for this scholarship.
  • The George Washington University School of Business reserves the sole right to determine admission criteria for its programs and will be responsible for determining the eligibility of each candidate beyond the minimum criteria for evaluating candidates and awarding the scholarship. Those receiving the award will have a strong applicant profile.
  • Please refer to the Reaching Out LGBT MBA Fellowship for more information.

 

Eligibility

Applicants must meet the following eligibility requirements:

Benefits

  • GW will provide a scholarship for up to five (5) Colombian candidates per year selected to pursue the Global MBA Program. The scholarship will be valued at $40,000 total for the 21-month program. This is the minimum amount of scholarship that a student will receive. Students will also be considered for additional merit scholarships based on a holistic application review.
  • COLFUTURO will provide the remainder of the tuition fees, living allowance and other related costs up to $25,000 USD annually for a maximum financing of two years, or $50,000 USD.
  • Students are responsible for obtaining financial resources to cover other costs not included in this Loan-Scholarship agreement related to their program of study.
  • This loan turns into a partial scholarship when the student returns to Colombia and resides in the country for a pre-established period. An additional scholarship is given to beneficiaries who work full-time in Colombia for the government or an academic or research institution for a minimum period of one year.

How to Apply

  • Please indicate in your third optional essay that you would like to be considered for the scholarship.
  • The candidate will first apply to the GW Global MBA and will be considered for admission. If the candidate is admitted, he or she will be referred to COLFUTURO to apply for the Loan-Scholarship Program.
  • If accepted by COLFUTURO, GW will consider candidates for the COLFUTURO scholarship.
  • All admission and scholarship decisions are made by GW and applicants must meet all application requirements and be a competitive candidate to be considered for the scholarship.

For more information, visit the COLFUTURO website.

You may also direct specific questions to Diana Patino at [email protected].


 

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Tuition Benefits

Tuition benefits allow GWSB to join with various corporations to provide discounted tuition for students who qualify. Scholarship criteria, eligibility and application process will vary based on individual tuition benefit agreements.

The GW School of Business offers tuition discounts to current and qualified employees of Booz Allen Hamilton, Leidos, Lockheed Martin, Organization of American States (GS/OAS), and SAIC.

The discount is a fixed percentage off the university’s approved tuition rate for courses required in the program to which you are admitted. For students who are awarded fellowships or scholarships through GW regardless of funding source, the tuition discount will be applied to the remaining tuition balance after all GW awards have been applied.

Eligibility & Discount Details

Students receiving an employer tuition discount must remain employed by the employer for the entire semester. Eligibility criteria, approved programs, and discounts vary by employer. Click on an employer in the menu below to learn more about the conditions and limitations of its tuition discount.

Discount: application fee waiver and 15% off net tuition

Qualifying programs:

Discount: application fee waiver and 15% off net tuition

Qualifying programs:

Please note: A 3.0 grade point average after the initial nine credits is required to maintain eligibility.

Discount: application fee waiver and 15% off net tuition

Qualifying programs:

Please note: Employees must be full-time staff of the General Secretariat. Contractors may be eligible to receive the 15% tuition discount with approval from GS/OAS HR. A 3.0 cumulative grade point average is required to maintain eligibility.

Discount: application fee waiver and 15% off net tuition

Qualifying programs:

Application and Recertification

Prospective students must apply and be admitted to one of the eligible programs listed for their employer. Admission is not guaranteed, and the GWSB admissions committee has sole discretion in admission decisions.

To receive the discount, students must create a GW email address, pay the enrollment deposit online in GWeb, and submit the Employer Tuition Discount Certification form.

Finally, students must submit an employment verification letter from a human resources officer or their direct supervisor. The letter must:

  • Be typed on official company letterhead
  • Include the employee’s name, employment start date, job/position title, and employment status with one of the employers listed above
  • Include the HR officer or direct supervisor’s name, contact information, and signature
  • Be emailed as a PDF to [email protected]

The Employer Tuition Discount Certification form and employment verification letter are due no later than two weeks prior to the start of the initial semester during which the discount will be applied.

To continue receiving the employer tuition discount, employees must email an updated employer letter to [email protected] no later than two weeks prior to the start of each fall semester.

 

Fellowships and Financial Support

While the benefits of the student experience at GW are immeasurable, we understand that pursuing a graduate degree is a significant financial investment that requires careful planning. The GW School of Business, along with our individual, alumni, corporate, and foundation donors and partners, offers a variety of merit-based fellowship programs that can help fund your education.

All prospective students who opt in to be considered for fellowship consideration in the online application are automatically considered for the GW Merit fellowship. Unless otherwise stated, no separate application is required.

In limited circumstances, current students may be eligible for certain fellowships. If funds are available to current students for the following academic year, a call for applications will be sent during the spring semester.

Below are examples of tuition fellowship opportunities offered by the GW School of Business.

Prospective students who opt in for fellowship consideration in the online application are automatically considered for all merit-based tuition awards offered by the School of Business. Admissions committees evaluate individual applications and make award decisions based on factors such as academic performance, standardized test scores, professional experience, and an evaluative interview. Funding is awarded to students at the time of admission based on the strength of the student’s application.

In addition to GW School of Business fellowships, prospective students electing to be considered for fellowship consideration in the online application are automatically considered for fellowships funded by GW’s various endowments. These endowments, administered by the Office of Graduate Student Assistantships and Fellowships (OGSAF), are valid for one academic year and cannot be used for summer semesters. Although eligibility criteria and conditions for individual endowments vary, no separate application is required for prospective students.

Examples of endowed fellowships awarded to School of Business students in recent years include:

  • Oliver T. Carr, Jr. Scholarship for GWSB graduate students interested in real estate
  • Daewoo Endowment for graduate students who are citizens of Vietnam or China
  • Julius Fleishchman Scholarship for graduate students interest in real estate or tourism and hospitality management
  • Philip P. Friedlander, Jr. Scholarship for GWSB students with concentrations in entrepreneurship and small business studies
  • Hyundai Endowment for graduate students who are citizens of South Korea or the United States, interested in US-Korean relations, and enrolled in the programs related to information systems management, procurement and contracting, international business, accounting, or hospitality management
  • Marvin L. Kay Fellowship for graduate students interested in finance
  • Rita H. Keller Scholarship Fund for graduate students interest in international business
  • Poncelet Scholarship Endowment for Belgian and EU citizens interested in accountancy, finance, information systems, international business, logistics and material management, marketing, or science, technology, and innovation.

The GW School of Business is able to provide additional funding opportunities to qualified students through gifts from various organizations. The following awards are made possible through the generosity of our supporters:

  • Fellowship for students in the MS in Business Analytics program
  • Project Management Institute Fellowship for students in the MS in Project Management program

The GW School of Business offers additional funding opportunities to MBA students, including:

  • Carruthers Family MBA Scholarship for Global MBA candidates
  • Goodwin Foundation Endowment for all MBA candidates
  • Rita Keller Endowment for MBA candidates with a concentration in international business
  • Washington Gas Light Endowment for all MBA candidates

The GW School of Business also partners with various foundations and corporations to provide additional funding resources for MBA candidates. Fellowship eligibility criteria, benefits, and application requirements vary based on individual partnerships. Please visit the MBA Partnerships page for details.

For Current Fellowship Recipients

Tuition fellowships are typically offered at the time of admission, and award letters state the award terms and the enrollment and GPA requirements to maintain eligibility. Additionally, students must abide by the conditions detailed in the Graduate Award Requirements document. If a student receiving a GW fellowship fails to meet the stated conditions, the award will be rescinded.

If the award package extends beyond the academic year for which a student is admitted into their GWSB graduate program, the student will receive a renewal award letter during the spring semester for the following academic year.

Though extremely rare, there may be special situations in which the GW School of Business may grant exceptions to certain award requirements or make adjustments to award terms. To make such a request, submit the Policy Exception Request Form. All requests will be reviewed by GWSB Graduate Programs and, if necessary, the Dean’s Office. Additional information may be requested. After a decision is made, there is no appeal process.

New Fellowship Opportunities

Current students may be eligible for certain fellowships administered by the Office of Graduate Student Assistantships and Fellowships (OGSAF). If funds are available to current students for the following academic year, a call for applications will be sent during the spring semester.

Eligibility, benefits, and application requirements vary depending on the specific fellowship, and some funds are awarded on a first-come, first-served basis. Therefore, interested students are encouraged to browse the OGSAF website and apply early. The OGSAF website also contains information about external funding opportunities.

Emergency Funding

Office of Student Financial Assistance

GW offers loans and grants to support students in emergencies. To learn more, please see the Office of Student Financial Assistance’s Emergency Funding page.

Students seeking temporary emergency financial assistance are encouraged to contact Colonial Central to speak to a representative about options, eligibility, and application requirements.

The Store

The Store is a student-run food pantry supporting current GW students facing food insecurity. Seven days a week, students can access the Store using their GWorld cards and choose from a variety of food and non-food essentials that meet their needs, no questions asked. For more information, visit the Store.

 

Contact Us

The MBA Admissions team is ready to provide you with the support you may need during the admissions process. Explore our flexible program options and contact us with questions at (202) 994-1212 or via email.