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“GW’s School of Business is an international leader in education and research, which prides itself on training future leaders to be global problem solvers and socially responsible managers. “ – Dean Linda Livingstone

ENGAGING THe world from the

NAtion’s CAPITAL 1928


BLOCKS from the White House and mere blocks from many government and non-governmental agencies, making research, internship and career opportunities for students and faculty a short walk away.


Founded on the idea that business and government might become partners in promoting national prosperity and international development.





(Accountancy, Business Analytics, Finance, Government Contracts, Information System/ Technology Management, Project Management, & Tourism Administration)

(Full-time, Part-time, Online, Hybrid, & Executive)



GWSB CORE VALUES: • INTEGRITY – demanding transparency, accountability and ethical behavior •L  EADERSHIP – encouraging problem solving, commitment and entrepreneurship • SCHOLARSHIP – emphasizing discovery, learning and innovation • SERVICE – responding to the needs of students, academic professions and the community • RELATIONSHIPS – fostering communication, collaboration and collegiality

• GWSB hosts an annual new venture competition with $110,000 in cash prizes and over $90,000 in in-kind prizes. This puts the school in the top tier of collegiate business plan competitions in the country ahead of all regional colleges and universities. • GWSB’s annual Robert P. Maxon Lecture regularly features important leaders from academia, business and government. In 2015, Maxon lecturer Jim Clifton, CEO of Gallup, persuasively argued that a focus on identifying and developing promising entrepreneurs could be key to creating markets for American innovation and improving the country’s flagging Gross Domestic Product growth rate. • GWSB boasts an MBA class that is 58% international and 40% female, while the undergraduate student population is 48% female and strongly international. • GWSB is the alma mater of alumni such as Lee Kun-Hee (MBA) – Chairman, Samsung Group; Colin Powell (MBA) – former U.S. Secretary of State and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff; Carolyn Schwab-Pomerantz (MBA) – President, Charles Schwab Foundation and Chief Strategist of Consumer Education, Charles Schwab; Ellen Malcolm (MBA) – Founder and former President, EMILY’s List; Kent Conrad (MBA) – former U.S. Senator of North Dakota; and Ina Garten (MBA) – Host of “Barefoot Contessa”. • GW has been named a “Military Friendly” University by G.I. Jobs magazine since 2010 and “Best for Vets” by Military Time’s Edge magazine since 2010. GWSB is also a proud participant of the Yellow Ribbon Program. • GWSB is a business school member of the Forté Foundation, a consortium of major corporations, business schools and nonprofit organizations that directs talented women towards leadership roles in business. • In the 2014 academic year there were 361 participants in 29 GWSB-managed study abroad programs across 18 different countries. 640 graduate and 362 undergraduate students represent 82 countries studying in the School of Business. • GWSB Tourism and Sport Management programs have provided experiential learning opportunities for students at the past 16 Olympic games. • GWSB’s BS in finance requires students to also major outside the business school, providing a well-rounded undergraduate education.

• At the request of the DC Mayor’s Office, GWSB MBA students authored a Five-Year Economic Development Strategy for the District of Columbia, the District’s first strategic roadmap for sustained, sector-driven economic development. The plan contains six bold visions with supporting goals and initiatives that will transform the District by creating 100,000 new jobs and $1 billion in new tax revenue.

• GWSB’s Institute for Corporate Responsibility (ICR) and the Center for Audit Quality (CAQ) selected eight GWSB graduate students for an Initiative on Rethinking Financial Disclosure, which examined the Securities and Exchange Commission’s Form 10-K, the annual public financial reporting statement used by corporations, and presented a comprehensive report to the SEC of recommendations to improve the 10-K.

• GWSB provides students with hands-on experience in locations around the world and insight into emerging markets, notably, our comprehensive business education programs in China.

• GWSB has strong relationships with key decision makers at organizations including the U.S. Department of State, the White House, the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank and the International Finance Corporation.

In the spring of 2012, Ben Bernanke, then chairman of the Federal Reserve’s Board of Governors, delivered a series of lectures at GWSB. “Reflections of the Federal Reserve and its Place in Today’s Economy” provided a firsthand look at the inner-workings of the U.S. central banking system to GW students. This was the first and only time a sitting Fed chairman lectured on a college campus.

The GW School of Business was the education partner for the prestigious Fortune Global Forum in San Francisco, a clear indication of GWSB’s respected position as a business educator and thought leader in the business world. GWSB hosted the opening event, a “Master Class” on Leadership in the Disruptive Century. Panelists from McKinsey & Co., Fortune Magazine, Charles Schwab, and Marketo participated.

Colin Powell, MBA ’71, is just one of our many distinguished members of the Armed Services who gained leadership skills and global perspective while at GWSB. Other notable members of the military are B.J. Penn, Secretary of the Navy, Captain, United States Navy (Retired); John William Vessey, Jr., 10th Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, General, United States Army (Retired); Peter Pace, 16th Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, General, United States Marines Corps (Retired); William Owens, Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Admiral, United States Navy (Retired); and Thad Allen, 23rd Commandant of the Coast Guard, Admiral, United States Coast Guard (Retired).

By the Numbers: How we Stack Up: 1,627

Undergraduate Students


Graduate Students

30 55,000+ 13 33+ 40%+ 58%

Doctoral Students GWSB Alumni Leading Research Centers Student Organizations Female Student Population MBA International Student Population


In the U.S. by Bloomberg BusinessWeek for our full-time Global MBA program.

RANKED AMONG Online MBA Programs for 2015 according to



The Princeton Review.

In the nation at the undergraduate level and at the graduate level for International Business by U.S. News & World Report in 2015. Internationally by The Economist in 2015 for MBA. In North America by The Economist in 2015 for MBA.

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