The George Washington University

School of Business

Business Administration (Healthcare-DE)


2121 I Street

Washington, DC 20052

United States

Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Healthcare MBA

Format: Online

Program Description:

The Online Healthcare MBA program is specifically designed for experienced healthcare professionals looking to gain business skills needed to become health services managers, administrators, and executives. Applicants with backgrounds in healthcare are particularly well-suited to pursue this program. Students in the program are healthcare professionals seeking success in the boardroom, an entrepreneurial venture, policy, and come from both the private and non-profit sectors. The GW Healthcare MBA recognizes this diversity and includes a curriculum that is practical for a broad range of careers. Admission Requirements Admission deadlines: Spring 2015 Round Completed By Decision By 1 September 8, 2014 October 10, 2014 2 October 27, 2014 November 26, 2014 3 December 1, 2014 December 19, 2014 Summer 2015 Round Completed By Decision By 1 January 7, 2015 February 27, 2015 2 March 16, 2015 April 17, 2015 Fall 2015 Round Completed By Decision By 1 May 4, 2015 May 29, 2015 2 June 29, 2015 July 17, 2015 3 July 20, 2015 August 5, 2015 Standardized test scores: Graduate Admissions Management Test (GMAT) is required. (Accelerated: institution code QK4-4F-21; Flexible: institution code QK4-4F-28). The GMAT may be waived for U.S. board certified medical doctors (proof of current certification is required) and for applicants with seven (7) or more years of professional work experience. Recommendations required: Two (2) recommendations (academic or professional) Prior academic records: Transcripts are required from all colleges and universities attended, whether or not credit was earned, the program was completed, or the credit appears as transfer credit on another transcript. Unofficial transcripts from all colleges and universities attended should be uploaded to your online application. Official transcripts are required only of applicants who are offered admission. International applicants should upload the English-language version of their transcripts or a copy of a credentials evaluation. Statement of purpose: Please combine your essays into one double-spaced document and upload the document to the Statement of Purpose field in your online application. Essay 1 Discuss why you are interested in pursuing an MBA at this point in your career (250 words), why GW -- and the specific program to which you have applied -- is the best fit for your MBA experience (250 words), and discuss how you will leverage both your professional and academic experiences thus far to achieve your post-MBA career goals (250 words). Dual/joint degree applicants should answer each topic with your specific degree experience in mind. Essay 2 Please answer three of the following six discussion questions. For each short answer, respond in a maximum of 100 words. a. GW graduates use business to create positive, sustainable change. I make an impact by... The best piece of advice I have ever received is… GW students embody a global perspective. During my time as a student, I plan to enhance my international outlook by... I stand out in GW’s MBA applicant pool because… With a location at the heart of Washington, DC, I plan to leverage GW’s strategic location by… If I could do it over again, I would take advantage of… Optional Essay Please share any additional information that addresses any concerns you may have regarding your application. Topics from past applicants include explaining gaps in professional experience, standardized test scores that fall below the typical range, or your decision to not ask your direct supervisor for a recommendation. You may also discuss any steps you’ve taken to prepare for the demands of the MBA curriculum, such as recent quantitative coursework. Re-Applicant Essay: (required only for re-applicants, maximum of 500 words) 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. Additional requirements: A current resumé is required. Supporting documents not submitted online should be mailed to: The George Washington University Graduate Admissions Processing Center 50 Northwest Point Boulevard 5th floor Elk Grove Village, IL 60007 Contact for questions: [email protected] ~ 1.888.989.7066



Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: Yes

International Financial Aid: Yes

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive

Loans Offered: The Office of Student Financial Assistance offers financial aid in the form of Federal Stafford Loans and alternative loans to graduate students seeking to finance their graduate educations.

Locale: Large City

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