Business Administration: Professional M.B.A.

Both diversity and individuality are valued in the P.M.B.A. program. While the program is designed for completion in three years, students may work at their own pace and take as long as five years to finish the 52.5 credits. Under our Flex Option, students take one, two or three courses per semester at times that accommodate their schedules. Most classes are offered weeknights between 4:30 and 10 p.m. and on Saturdays between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. All classes are taught on our Foggy Bottom Campus.

Business Administration: Ph.D.

The doctoral program in Business Administration prepares students for full-time careers as business academics. Working with a distinguished faculty, students develop expertise in research and scholarship and learn to contribute as vital members of a dynamic community of scholars. Graduates aspire to faculty appointments at internationally recognized business schools, and plan to balance teaching and active research.

Business Administration: Healthcare M.B.A.

Our Healthcare M.B.A. equips students with the knowledge and mindset required to expand their current professional abilities or to step out of one career field into that of health care and business. The program is designed in a 100-percent-online format so working professionals may complete it from their homes, their offices or anywhere else with Internet access. The program takes 24 months to finish.

Business Administration: Global M.B.A.

In the first year of the program, you will work in a cohort of 45 classmates to complete a bold core curriculum focused on ethics, leadership, globalization and teamwork. A real-world project abroad with a company is a component of the program.

Our Global M.B.A. is immersed in values, rigorous in theory and experiential in practice. This is a program that prepares business leaders to act responsibly, lead passionately and think globally. 

Business Administration: Accelerated

This program incorporates business ethics, corporate responsibility, leadership, globalization, teamwork, experiential learning and communications and analytical skills. The rigorous curriculum is enhanced by collaboration with an impressive cross-section of professionals from the public, private and nongovernmental sectors.


GW’s program, which may be pursued on a full-time or part-time basis, is tailored to individual interests and career objectives in accounting, financial management and tax practice. No business background is necessary prior to joining the program.

In addition to required courses in accounting, finance, economics and statistics, students can choose from a wide range of specialized accounting subjects within the School of Business, as well as other business topics that help them prepare for their professional certification.


The world of business is broad, dynamic and ever evolving. GW students acquire the base disciplines that give them strong business knowledge. But they are also given unusual experiential opportunities. They undertake internships at places like the World Bank and the White House, they examine case studies that look beyond the bottom line to also explore ethics, they do problem-solving for real corporations and they have contact with high-profile executives willing to talk about the challenges of their industries.


Many of our accountancy professors have ties to high-profile firms and agencies. They work hard to provide students with unprecedented access to executives, government officials and internships. The students, in turn, get unusual hands-on experience, such as the opportunity to study the stock market in a classroom that looks like a Wall Street trading venue. Accountancy at GW’s School of Business has its own undergraduate degree: Bachelor of Accountancy.