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)

Global Business Perspectives


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

Entrepreneurship: Innovation and Creativity


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


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

Three credits

the number six Six-week program

calendar icon July 1—August 10, 2019

Major economic principles, institutions, and problems in contemporary life. The focus of the class is on Microeconomics—supply and demand, the price system and how it works, competitive and monopolistic markets.

PHIL 2135: Ethics in Business and the Professions

Three credits

the number six Six-week program

calendar icon July 1—August 10, 2019

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

STAT 1051: Introduction to Business and Economic Statistics

Three credits

the number six Six-week program

calendar icon July 1—August 10, 2019

Frequency distributions, descriptive measures, probability, probability distributions, sampling, estimation, tests of hypotheses, regression and correlation, with applications to business.

The course includes a Lecture (3 hours) and laboratory (1 hour).