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Total Program Cost In-State: $47,450
Total Program Cost Out-of-State: $47,450
Program Length: 30 months
Carla MuellerDirector of Admissions1133 15th Street NW Ste. 200Washington, District of Columbia 20005
Application Deadlines: Rolling
Intake Dates: Winter 2024: 1/2/24 | Spring 2024: 4/1/2024 | Summer 2024: 7/1/2024 | Fall 2024: 10/1/2024
Est. Weekly Time Commitment: 10-15hrs
Total Enrollment: 1,653
Acceptance Rate: 30%
Average GPA: 3.23
Average GRE: 690
US Minority: 50%
Age Range: 23 to 70
Average Age: 40
The JWMI Master of Business Administration online MBA program is a 30-month program, that enrolls students four times a year. Though the school is based right in the nation’s capital, Washington, D.C., administrators say everything for students in the MBA program is done online, including the admissions process interview that all students go through.
Each student is also assigned to an advisor who connects them with appropriate career-related resources throughout their program with access to writing and communication coaches, quantitative tutors, bi-monthly leadership webinars, local networking events, online networking group, and periodical subscriptions.
To further connect students with the industry, the online MBA program also features exclusive lectures by over three dozen executives from top companies, including Warren Buffett of Berkshire Hathaway, Omar Ishrak of Medtronic, Rosalind Brewer of Starbucks, and Toby Cosgrove of Cleveland Clinic.
“We have a very student-centered model that is not only based on student outcomes but also returns on the job,” the school claims. And the school has the numbers to prove it. In a survey of their graduates, the school found that…
“We have a very student-centered model that is not only based on student outcomes but also returns on the job,” the school claims. And the school has the numbers to prove it. In a survey of their graduates, the school found that out of 607 students who graduated in 2021, some 68% of them received a pay raise or were promoted while enrolled in the online MBA program. The average salary at graduation was an impressive $101,600, and with these outcomes, 98% of graduates said they would recommend the program.
IMMEDIATE CAREER AND JOB TRAINING
Other ways in which the program, which was launched in 2010, differentiates itself, is by operating on the “Learn today. Apply tomorrow” motto. “Since 96% of our students are employed full time, our content is designed for immediate impact on the job,” Meghan Rodgers, Chief Marketing Officer, wrote in response to the Poets&Quants survey. “We are a student-centric school and utilize feedback to assess our content, faculty, and services.”
As part of the program, courses at JWMI are designed to help students create an immediate impact on their current companies. Students are guided through projects of their choice depending on their concentrations, most of which serve their employing companies in some way and can be used to impress.
Marketing students are expected to create marketing plans, Operations Management students complete a process map for their company’s operations, and apply Six Sigma techniques to optimize, and People Management students prepare a talent scorecard for their organization, identifying personnel gaps against current business needs. Strategy students assess their company’s strategy using the Jack Welch strategic framework, and New Business Ventures students either create a business plan for a startup or an intrapreneurial idea within their own company.
As a capstone project, students act as the CEO of their company and use data analytics to dissect a current business problem before creating a strategy to address it in the upcoming year. In conclusion, they deliver a Board-level presentation with their findings.
NETWORKING A PART OF THE PROGRAM
JWMI also offers its students opportunities to network at professional events in international markets. The school has hosted events with LinkedIn in Toronto where participants had the opportunity to receive career advice from JWMI executives and LinkedIn profile reviews, and pro-tips from the LinkedIn team. Other networking events were also held in London, Dubai, and Abu Dhabi.
At JWMI, all faculty members teaching in the online MBA program also hold a Ph.D., or terminal degree, and average 20 years of professional business experience at companies including Microsoft, Merck, AT&T, Citibank, Johnson & Johnson, and P&G. The school also does not practice tenure, instead assessing applicants to teaching positions based on their international experience and willingness to coach, rather than teach. Educators are also assessed based on student survey data, and those at the top are rewarded, those in the middle are coached, and those at the bottom are gently weeded out to do what’s best for the students. The faculty Net Promoter Score average for the 2021-2022 academic year was 87.
The course has a pretty average student-to-faculty ratio of 19:1 in each course, but what may be helpful is that the MBA program is completely online, including the admissions process that every applicant goes through.
“We support working adults who demand flexibility,” Rodgers says. “Our program is 100% online. Students can complete coursework on any device at any time within set due dates. We are one of the first schools to partner with Amazon’s audible to deliver course materials and lectures in audiobook format.”
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Founded by celebrated business leader Jack Welch and ranked a Top Online MBA Program by Poets&Quants, Princeton Review, and CEO Magazine, the Jack Welch Management Institute teaches the proven methodologies, immediately actionable practices, and respected credentials needed to win in the most demanding global business environments.
The mission of the Jack Welch Management Institute is to transform the lives of our students by providing them with the tools to become better leaders, build great teams, and help their organizations win.
Our students are leaders and aspiring leaders who hail from companies of every size and kind, from global corporations to technology startups. They share only one marked characteristic: they are working business people with dreams of galvanizing their organizations and careers.
As a student of the trusted and accredited Jack Welch MBA, you will:
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