School and Ranking Info
There are about eight universities located within ten miles of Arlington, VA, that offer programs in international business; all of them are private schools, and many are located in Washington, DC. Among the not-for-profit institutions is a high-ranking national university that placed among the top ten for its undergraduate program in international business and among the top 20 for its graduate program in the same field of study for 2014, according to U.S. News & World Report.
- Winner: The George Washington University is located a little less than five miles away from Arlington, VA, and is the largest postsecondary institution in the nation's capital. Established by an Act of Congress in 1821, it offers undergraduate and graduate programs in international business, along with opportunities to conduct research and study abroad.
School Info Chart
|Category||The George Washington University|
|Rankings||#54 among National Universities (2015);
#45 among Best Undergraduate Business Programs (2014); #10 among Best Undergraduate International Business Programs (2014);
#65 among Best Graduate Business Schools (2014);
#19 among Best Graduate International Business Programs (2014);
#61 among Part-Time MBA Programs (2014)*
|School Type||4-year; private, not-for-profit|
|Tuition and Fees (2013-2014)||Undergraduate: $47,343**|
|International Business Degrees Offered||Bachelor's, master's and doctorates|
|International Business Degrees Awarded (all levels) in 2012-2013||94**|
|Most Popular International Business Program in 2012-2013||Bachelor's (94 awarded)**|
|Undergraduate Graduation Rate (in 150% of normal degree time) for 2007 Entering Class||81%**|
|Noteworthy||The School of Business is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB)|
Sources: *U.S. News & World Report; **NCES College Navigator.
The George Washington University
- Undergraduate and graduate business students can study abroad
- Undergraduates can join Alpha Kappa Epsilon, an international business honor society, and the Multicultural Business Student Association
- Graduate clubs include the African Business Association, International Business Society, Latin American Business Society and MBA Women International
- International business students have access to research centers, such as the Center for International Business Education and Research
The George Washington University has two campuses in Washington, DC, and an additional location in Ashburn, VA. It enrolls more than 25,000 students a year who enjoy a student-faculty ratio of 13:1. The university's AACSB-accredited School of Business consists of eight departments, including the Department of International Business. Undergraduates can earn a specialized Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA), a Global Master of Business Administration (GMBA) or Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in International Business; in partnership with the Elliott School of International Affairs, the School of Business also offers dual-degree programs.
Undergraduates in the BBA program can pursue a 6-course concentration in international business which may include topics in intercontinental banking, finance and marketing management; foreign market analysis and multinational enterprises. A minor in foreign language, geography, global affairs or another related area is recommended. The Global MBA is a 2-year, full-time course of study that allows for a maximum of two concentrations chosen from 12 areas of study and a 3-credit Consulting Abroad Project. Doctoral students who specialize in international business can focus on the global political economy or global strategy while studying intercontinental and political economies, empirical finance and international management. They also conduct academic research, present at conferences, publish their work and write a dissertation; annual reviews and a field exam are required as well.