Business

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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.

Summer Immersion (noncredit)

LinkedIn Self: Developing Your Personal Brand

The letter A with a line through it Noncredit

The number one One-week program

calendar icon  June 24—29, 2018

Branding is no longer only for major public companies. Personal brand is the digital footprint which describes your values, skills and personality. In the age of technology, building a personal brand is critical to your career development in every stage of your life. In this course, you will begin to audit your online presence, build your platform, understand your values and skills as you engineer your personal brand. 

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Principles of Real-World Economics

Noncredit

the number "two" Two-week program

calendar icon  July 1—13, 2018

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.

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Sports Management

Noncredit

The number "2" Two-week program

calendar icon  July 1—13, 2018

American sports generate billions of dollars annually. This course explores how teams, stadiums and athletes are managed, covered in media and promoted to maximize every last dollar. Students learn analytical thinking, communication, business and marketing skills while developing a sports organization strategy.

Photo of students at the Washington Nationals ball park.

Entrepreneurship: Startups & Incubators

Noncredit

the number two Two-week program

calendar icon  July 15—27, 2018

Being situated in 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.

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Introduction to Business

Noncredit

the number two Two-week program

calendar icon  July 29—August 10, 2018

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 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.

BADM 2301: Management Information Systems Technology

Three credits

the number six Six-week program

computer graphic Online course

calendar icon May 21—June 30, 2018

An introduction to data and information processing concepts and systems viewed from a contemporary management perspective. Emphasis on uses and applications as well as emerging managerial issues with the potential to reshape the form and function of information systems. Lab required.

Prerequisites: Basic knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint.

 

PSYC 2544: Industrial/Organizational Psychology

Three credits

the number six Six-week program

computer graphic Online course

calendar icon May 21—June 30, 2018

Psychological concepts and methods applied to problems of personnel management, employee motivation and productivity, supervisory leadership and organizational development.

Prerequisite: General Psychology.

STAT 1051: Introduction to Business and Economic Statistics

Three credits

the number six Six-week program

computer graphic Online course

calendar icon May 21—June 30, 2018

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