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Triple Degree in Business

The ACE (America, China, Europe) triple degree in business is a four-year Bachelor’s Degree in business jointly offered in coordination with Luiss University in Rome and Renmin University of China in Beijing.

A Program for Aspiring Global Business Leaders

This triple degree is tailored to students who aspire to become future global business leaders and emphasizes the key drivers of management in global business environments. The program equips all students with critical and analytical skills as well as diverse abilities, such as teamwork and effective communication, that are essential for success across multiple cultural and business contexts.

Students will apply to the program and be accepted into the cohort during the first year of their undergraduate degree. Fifteen students from each institution will then form a cohort of 45 students for years 2 - 4 of their degree. Following the first year at their respective home institution, the cohort will study together first at Luiss University in Rome during the second year, Renmin University in Beijing during the third year, and finally at GW in year four. Students will have the opportunity to dive deep into the social and business cultures of three different continents by experiencing these historical global capitals as well as engage in the business cultures of these global cities.

Study at Three Prestigious Universities 

A GW Business School education is global in scope, focus, and impact. This program offers participants the opportunity to study on three continents at three top-tier institutions and ultimately receive three separate bachelor’s degrees from three different countries: the U.S., China, and Italy. Our faculty and students come from all over the world, bringing an unmatched diversity of experience and perspective and our Global & Experiential Education opportunities take students beyond the classroom to live and learn among global perspectives around the world.

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The George Washington University

  Washington, D.C.

In the heart of the nation’s capital, The George Washington University was created by an Act of Congress in 1821. Today, GW is the largest institution of higher education in the District of Columbia. The School of Business is located in Foggy Bottom in North West Washington, D.C. Business students live, learn, intern and volunteer steps away from the World Bank, the International Monetary Fund, the U.S. Department of State, K Street consultancies, and embassies representing nations from around the world. Each year, GW enrolls a diverse population of undergraduate, graduate and professional students from around the world.

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Renmin University

  Beijing, China

Renmin University of China is a comprehensive research-oriented university focusing on humanities and social sciences. It also offers a range of courses in the natural sciences, information technology and environmental sciences. RUC is an important base for training high-caliber professionals in the social sciences and humanities and houses a number of influential research centers and think tanks. The university’s mission is to become a world-class university that equips future leaders, produces cutting-edge research and promotes global academic exchange.

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Luiss University

  Rome, Italy

Luiss University is a top, international, private university specialized in the field of Social Sciences that provides an innovative and global educational approach. What distinguishes Luiss is its privileged relationship with the business world. Thanks to its ties with Confindustria, the main association representing manufacturing and service companies in Italy, over 200 companies, multinationals, and public and private institutions collaborate with the University, offering its degree candidates and graduates their first opportunity to step foot into the business world.

Eligibility & Enrollment 

GW School of Business students starting with the class of 2026 will be eligible to apply.

Information sessions will begin in the fall. Interested students can register for more information here.

*Students with Chinese nationality are required to apply to ACE through Renmin University.