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GW School Of Business Launches World Executive M.B.A. Program

Customized Program Allows Students to Complete Coursework in Less Time, Receive Personalized Leadership Coaching and Hands-On Experience
February 09, 2011


WASHINGTON – The George Washington University School of Business (GWSB) has launched a new World Executive M.B.A. program designed to meet the needs of busy professionals who want a customized program that combines real-world experiences and rigorous classroom learning.

The World Executive M.B.A. program offers students the flexibility to receive their M.B.A. in 16 months, with opportunities for hands-on residencies in Washington and around the world. The program’s core curriculum will focus on themes such as ethical leadership, understanding the global economy and mastering business functions.

“At the GW School of Business, our mission is to give students the tools they need to become responsible business leaders in the global economy,” said Doug Guthrie, GWSB dean and professor of international business and management. “Cutting-edge programs such as the school’s World Executive M.B.A. provide students with the exceptional leadership skills and the real-world experiences they need to succeed.”

Highlights of the World Executive M.B.A. program include:

  • Consulting practicums that add practical experience to students’ coursework;
  • Hands-on experience through residency programs in the United States and abroad.
  • Opportunities for students to solve business issues within their own organizations through a “Business Challenge” case study; and
  • Personalized leadership coaching to guide students through an individualized leadership plan.

“The GWSB World Executive M.B.A. program combines unmatched flexibility, rigorous learning and experiences tailored to help students develop their leadership capabilities,” said James Bailey, Ave Tucker Professor of Leadership and academic director of the World Executive M.B.A. Program.

GW's School of Business prepares students for professional management careers. The depth and variety of its academic and professional programs, including five specialized master's programs, provide rich opportunities for students in the school's core bachelor of business administration, master of business administration and doctoral programs. GW's undergraduate- and graduate-level international business programs rank among the world's best.

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