Business

Pre-College students outside the World Bank

Our business courses draw on GW’s rich resources to focus our curriculum on ethical leadership, globalization, sustainability and social responsibility.

Our extraordinary experiential learning opportunities prepare students to be proficient in the fundamentals of business and enable them to excel as leaders in the new global economy.

All course offerings are subject to cancellation.

One-Week Summer Exposure (noncredit)

Introduction to Digital Marketing

Non-credit bearing academic class icon  Noncredit

One-week course icon  One-week program

 Calendar Icon  July 14—19, 2019

How does a company sell a product or create their brand? In this course, students will grapple with the social, cultural, and psychological factors that influence consumer behaviors. Through acquiring skills of market research, students will analyze models of buyer behavior and consumption patterns to desire their own marketing project.

Digital marketing students at the computer lab

Two-Week Summer Immersion (noncredit)

Principles of Real World Economics

Noncredit

the number "two" Two-week program

calendar icon  June 30—July 12, 2019

As the world economy continues to become more globally integrated, understanding the keys to economic efficiency and growth is more important than ever. Students in this course will investigate how economic principles translate into real world processes that affect goods and services, market prices, output, unemployment, inflation and the distribution of resources.

Two Pre-College students at a computer

Global Business Perspectives

Noncredit

The number "2" Two-week program

calendar icon  June 30— July 12, 2019

In an increasingly mobile world, major companies are growing globally. Business decisions and processes are influenced by global policies and regulations. This course aims to demonstrate the complexities of building a multinational organization and focuses on the challenges of cross-border commerce by competing interests in international policies and trade agreements. The course will also highlight visits to global business organizations such as the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank.

Students working on group project

Hospitality Management

Noncredit

The number "2" Two-week program

calendar icon  June 30— July 12, 2019

In a global market, tourism continues to serve as a major market economy. Students in Tourism and Hospitality management engage with the trends of the tourism and hospitality industry. Students will learn the basic principles of planning and managing tourism resources and introduce themselves to the financial monitoring of hospitality and leisure services.

Students presenting to classmates

Entrepreneurship: Innovation and Creativity

Noncredit

the number two Two-week program

calendar icon  July 14—26, 2019

Being situated in Washington D.C., students are in the heart of the nation’s capital, where the worlds of politics, business, and technology converge and new, innovative ideas are being brought to life. In this course, students will explore topics such as technology innovations, social entrepreneurship and leading the business development process as they formulate an idea and pitch it to prospective investors.

Students reading more information about a startup

Introduction to Business

Noncredit

the number two Two-week program

calendar icon  July 28—August 9, 2019

Washington, D.C. is a nexus for the world’s political and economic powers. In this course, students will investigate management disciplines such as corporate leadership, finance, innovation and sustainability within a variety of business contexts. Students will also visit major business entities, like the World Bank, the IMF, and smaller organizations like Union Kitchen to understand consumer behavior and strategic organizational processes.

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College Intensive (credit)

ECON 1011: Principles of Economics I: Microeconomics

Three credits

the number six Six-week program

calendar icon July 1—August 10, 2018

Major economic principles, institutions and problems in contemporary life. The class focuses on microeconomics: supply and demand, the price system and how it works and competitive and monopolistic markets.      

ECON 1012: Principles of Economics II: Macroeconomics

Three credits

the number six Six-week program

calendar icon July 1—August 10, 2018

Continuation of Principles of Economics I: Microeconomics. Major economic principles, institutions and problems in contemporary life. Macroeconomics—national income concepts, unemployment and inflation and institutions of monetary control.

Prerequisite: Principles of Economics I: Microeconomics.

PHIL 2135: Ethics in Business & the Professions

Three credits

the number six Six-week program

calendar icon July 1—August 10, 2018

Ethical theories and basic concepts for analysis of moral issues arising in business and in professional practice.