George Washington University

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Distinguishing Characteristics

Graduate program(s)
Healthcare MBA
School awards MBAs Yes
Distinguishing characteristics of online program (as submitted by school)

The GWU Healthcare MBA Program is one of the few MBA programs created to provide business skills to healthcare professionals. It is fully accredited by AACSB International. The curriculum has a healthcare management focus, and includes the same core courses as our Global MBA program taught by full-time faculty who also teach in the Global MBA program. In recent years, half of entering students worked directly in healthcare, and at least half of these were physicians.

School type Private
Terms Semester divided into two seven-week modules.
AACSB accredited Yes
ACBSP accredited No
IACBE accredited No

Program Offerings

Online master's in business degree programs 1
Concentrations offered
Accounting International Business
Entrepreneurship Marketing
Finance Management Information Systems
General Management Public Policy
Health Care Administration Technology

Course Offerings

Credit-granting courses 52
International business courses paired with residencies outside U.S. Yes


Instructional faculty that teach courses accessible online 14 full-time; 8 part-time
Instructional faculty with Ph.D. or terminal degree 93% full-time; 50% part-time
Tenured or tenure-track faculty 7
Average experience teaching online courses 5 years
Program fully finances faculty training No
Tech staff supporting faculty 5 full-time; 3 part-time

Class Size

Average class size 83
Maximum class size 120

Integration With Campus

Can earn degree entirely online Yes
Can earn degree entirely abroad Yes
Possible in-person attendance requirements
Orientations No
Group projects/simulations No
Exams No
Classes include campus-based students No
Collaboration among online and campus-based students No face-to-face students
Students enroll as online students Online and on-campus students are in separate courses
Credits earned online equal earned on campus Yes
Faculty who teach online also teach on campus All
Same curricula for online and campus students Most
Dedicated business school career center Yes
Access to same career services as on-campus business students Yes


One-year retention rates
One-year retention rates


Graduation rates
Graduation rates
Most frequent duration of time for new students to graduate N/A
Program target time to graduate 2 years
Required time to earn degree 5 years

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