Top Ranked MBA Programs in Washington, D.C.

May 6, 2013

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You will find some of the top ranked MBA programs in Washington, D.C. – the prime location at the intersection of government, technology, and business.

U.S. News and World Report annually ranks all AACSB accredited business schools’ part-time MBA programs based on peer assessment, GMAT average, work experience, % of part-time students, and undergraduate GPA. To put these MBA program rankings in perspective, there are more than 13,000 schools worldwide that offer business programs. U.S. News & World Report considers only the 672 member institutions (AACSB-accredited business schools) in the U.S. for these rankings.

For those considering top ranked MBA programs in Washington, D.C, there are five ranked MBA Programs in the region:

  • George Mason University School of Management
  • George Washington University School of Business
  • Georgetown University McDonough School of Business
  • Howard University School of Business
  • American University Kogod School of Business

Here’s a short overview of the top ranked MBA programs in Washington, D.C:

Georgetown University McDonough School of Business
Ranked #11 Best Part-Time MBA Programs in U.S. News & World Report
Average GMAT: 665; Average GPA: 3.31
Part-time enrollment: 377

60 credits; Tuition Cost: $87,300

The school uses a cohort structure and team-centered practices while following the school’s core values of learning, having a global mindset, integrity, professionalism, and community.

George Washington University School of Business
Ranked #60 Best Part-Time MBA Programs in U.S. News & World Report
Average GMAT: 579; Average GPA: 3.25
Part-time enrollment: 409.

57 credits; Tuition Cost: $80,940
Cohort structure. In addition to traditional business competencies, all MBA programs are infused with ethics, and focuses on sustainability, social responsibility and corporate citizenship

George Mason University School of Management
Ranked #93 Best Part-Time MBA Programs in U.S. News & World Report
Average GMAT: 550; Average GPA: 3.2
Part-time enrollment: 267

48 credits Tuition Cost: $39,840 (in-state) $71,328 (out-of-state)

Cohort structure. Small class sizes, diverse student body, expert faculty, and a required global residency are staples of the part-time program that can be completed in as few as 23 months. Students have the option of enrolling on the Fairfax or Arlington campuses.

American University Kogod School of Business
Ranked #121 Best Part-Time MBA Programs in U.S. News & World Report
Average GMAT: 545; Average GPA: 3.2
54 credits: Tuition Cost: $68,094

No cohort structure. Offers students an opportunity to integrate business education by combining their study of management with another discipline that will enhance their ability to lead with vision in a rapidly changing global business environment.

Howard University School of Business
Listed But Rank Not Published – Best Part-Time MBA Programs in U.S. News & World Report
54 credits; Tuition Cost: $93,960
To study at Howard University is choosing an institution that is experienced, dynamic, and diverse–with a tradition of quality education. In 2006 by the Princeton Review, as it assessed the MBA program as number one for “Greatest Opportunities for Minority Students.”

When considering top ranked MBA programs in Washington, DC, you may also want to consider an Executive MBA program. Executive MBA programs are for mid-career professionals who are already in positions of considerable responsibility. Many of the schools above also offer an Executive MBA in Washington, DC. George Mason offers a hybrid Executive MBA (combination of in-class and online courses) as well as a top ranked Online EMBA program.

About Jackie Buchy

Since 2011, I have served as the assistant dean for graduate enrollment at George Mason University's School of Business. In my role, I work with prospective graduate students to identify and select the best graduate program to meet their career goals.

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