How to Get In: The George Washington University School of Business

What can you do to set yourself apart in your application? Admissions officials have the answers.

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7. Can you give a brief description of the life cycle of an application? What is the timeline applicants should expect?

At The George Washington University School of Business, each application is read by two members of the Admission Committee. Those applicants with an academic, personal, and professional profile consistent with our selection goals are invited to interview with the business school. The entire process from review to notification takes an average of four weeks.

8. Which firms recruit heavily from your school? Which firms hire the highest percentage of your graduates?

The top recruiting industries for The George Washington School of Business full-time M.B.A. program were consulting and financial services. Some of the firms hiring GW M.B.A.s—in no particular order— are Johnson & Johnson, Booz Allen Hamilton, General Electric, IBM Global Business Services, KPMG, and The U.S. Department of Commerce.

9. What are some of the most common mistakes that applicants make that hurt their chances of being accepted?

The most common mistakes made when submitting an application for the GW School of Business M.B.A. program include poor editing of essays as well as naming the incorrect business program when completing and submitting an application. Another common mistake is poor interview preparation.

10. Can you describe the archetypal student for your school?

The George Washington University School of Business seeks candidates with verve, passion, and purpose. Applicants accustomed to intellectual and academic rigor, and who seek an engaging learning environment steeped in the pursuit of building leaders who can compete in a global marketplace, are the most attractive candidates for our M.B.A. programs.