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.

Two-Week Summer Immersion (noncredit)

Noncredit

The number "2" Two-week program

calendar icon  June 28— July 10, 2020

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

Noncredit

the number two Two-week program

calendar icon  July 12—24, 2020

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

Noncredit

the number two Two-week program

calendar icon  July 26—August 7, 2020

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.

Group Photo of introduction to business students

College Intensive (credit)

Three credits

the number six Six-week program

calendar icon Online Course: May 18—June 27, 2020

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.

Prerequisite Courses: Basic knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.

Three credits

the number six Six-week program

calendar icon Online Course: May 18—June 27, 2020

Frequency distributions, descriptive measures, probability, probability distributions, sampling, estimation, tests of hypotheses, regression and correlation, with applications to business. Lecture (3 hours), laboratory (1 hour).

Three credits

the number six Six-week program

calendar icon Online Course: June 29—August 8, 2020

Examination of leading ethical theories (e.g., utilitarianism, deontology, virtue ethics), and methodology in ethics. Engagement with contemporary problems.