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George Washington University School of Business

Geoge Washington University's School of Business is an international leader in education and research, which prides itself on training future leaders to be global problem solvers and socially responsible managers. Linda A. Livingstone, DEAN The School leverages its prime location—in the heart of Washington—to attract scholars and business leaders who teach and engage with students on campus. The depth and variety of its academic and professional engagement and programs provide rich opportunities for academic career development for students in the school’s core bachelor of business administration, master of business administration and doctoral programs.

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Oral & Written Communications: Communicate clearly and effectively in both writing and oral presentations. This involves clarity of purpose and an understanding of the audience. Ethics & Social Responsibility: Weigh the ethics and the impact on society as a whole when making a decision. Critical & Analytics Thinking: Think critically, analyze the facts, and make intelligent choices regarding the efficient use of information technology and decision models. Information Systems Body of Knowledge: Use knowledge of information systems to support a successful analysis, design and implementation of an IT project. Team Management & Effectiveness: Work effectively as a team leader as well as a member, by actively participating in the team, completing assigned tasks on schedule and working toward a common goal to successfully complete the project. Project Management: Use knowledge of project management to support a successful analysis, design and implementation of an IT project.
$50985.00
Online - Graduate Degree
Adult
The Master of Science in Information Systems Technology (MSIST) is teaching technology for today and management skills for tomorrow

The Master of Science in Information Systems Technology (MSIST) program, started in 1980, continues to lead at the forefront of graduate business and technology education, blending business knowledge and information systems management with core technology fundamentals. Courses are taught by full-time faculty who are experts in their fields, imparting real-world experience and insight into our challenging, innovative curriculum.

For decades IT has revolutionized the way business is conducted. It is an integral part of all business operations no matter the size, scope, or location of the enterprise. As a result, the MSIST program consistently attracts professionals from various industries such as healthcare, consulting, business management, and the technology sector. Many hold advanced degrees (MS, MA, MBA, M.D., J.D., and Ph.D.) and come from varied educational and career backgrounds. One unifying goal all students have in common is to expand their knowledge of technology, management and leadership theory and practice, and actively apply it to their current or future careers.

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Assess the global environment of business and its impact on decision making and management situations. Behave ethically and demonstrate responsible leadership in organizations and in society. Exhibit capability in critical thinking and analytics for sound decision making using information, quantitative tools, and technology. Work effectively in teams and learn about the dynamics of team leadership and membership. Communicate effectively through preparation of well-written reports and delivery of professional presentations.
$93780.00
21 Months
Face-to-Face - Graduate Degree
Adult
Global MBA students are challenged to view things from a wider perspectiveand to make decisions that strive for profit as well as positive impact.

THE FIRST YEAR
Building Core Skills & Values
The full-time, two-year Global MBA program blends rigorous training in traditional business skills with a focus on core values of global leadership, ethics, sustainability, and corporate and social responsibility. Students spend the first year taking required core courses with a cohort of 40-45 classmates, attending lectures, working on case studies and team projects, and participating in experiential learning opportunities. Classes in the first year take place Monday through Wednesday during the day, leaving Thursday and Friday for student organization and career-related activities.

MBA Institute
Prior to fall classes, Global MBA students spend their very first week on campus in MBA Institute. This orientation program of workshops, team case work, speakers, and social activities introduces new students to the MBA experience, their fellow students, Business School faculty and alumni, resources at George Washington University, and life in Washington, D.C. During this time, students also brush up on quantitative skills.

Consulting Abroad Project (CAP)
Toward the end of the first year, the Consulting Abroad Project (CAP) gives students first-hand experience in doing business abroad. Each nine-week CAP is led by a faculty member who guides a student team through a real-life consulting engagement for a global firm. After spending seven weeks in D.C. doing research and shaping findings, teams travel abroad to the firms home country for two weeks to deliver final recommendations to company leaders.

Career Preparation
Students work with the F. David Fowler Career Center throughout their first year to shape career goals and target companies of interest for summer internships and beyond. Resumes are edited and updated before the first day of classes, and students meet regularly with the Centers consultants to craft individual career management portfolios. Students also take advantage of the many opportunities to attend career fairs and participate in D.C. company tours and career treks to New York and San Francisco.

THE SECOND YEAR
Focusing on Your Professional Goals
The second year of the Global MBA program is all about preparing for professional life after graduation. After spending the summer at an internship or studying abroad, students take elective courses focused on their areas of interest. With 24 credit hours of electives built into the curriculum, students are able to add up to two Concentrations and/or Certificates to their degrees, choose additional courses from over 200 electives offered at School of Business, or take graduate-level classes offered through other GW schools or area universities. Students can also apply to add a second masters degree to their MBA through GWs many joint degree offerings.

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Explore experiential courses that leverage our strategic location.
$89355.00
Face-to-Face - Graduate Degree
Adult
The GW Professional MBA (PMBA), our part-time program, is more than passive classroom learning; its a dynamic experience in teamwork, critical thinking and judgment.
You will be proficient in the fundamentals of business and see the growing value in ethical leadership, globalization, sustainability andsocial responsibility.

The PMBA is rigorous in theory, experiential in practice and capitalizes on its location in Washington, DC, at the intersection of business and society. Its also designed to work for your lifestyle with four paths to completion:Cohort, Self-Paced, Online, & Hybrid. Our main campus is just two blocks from the Foggy Bottom Metro station, convenient to work and home. Everything you need is in one place: your classes, advisor, professors and the F. David Fowler Career Center.

Our PMBA gives you flexibility to complete your degree in two to five years on campus or online, with a cohort of fellow students or independently. You can dive deeper with intensive weekend formats or explore experiential courses that leverage our strategic location. You may even choose to participate in a short-term study abroad program to earn up to 6 academic credits in just 1-3 weeks. Balancing your school, work and family, you have a lot going on. Well make sure you get as much out of your MBA experience as possible

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Strategic Leadership in a Global Economy- Each student will apply and practice leadership principles and skills to conceive and execute strategy to resolve complex management situations in the global environment. Moral Reasoning - The student will be able to incorporate ethical principles and responsible leadership into the resolution of management situations. Multidimensional Problem Solving Capabilities -The student will be skilled in critical thinking using cross disciplinary decision-making and quantitative tools to identify, analyze, and solve management problems and issues. Effective Team Management - The student will be able to demonstrate the ability to manage and lead teams and work effectively with other members of a team, to enhance and developing competencies for executive level management. Communication Skills - The student will learn the importance of effective communication strategies on personal, corporate and global levels. The student will be able to build a theoretical framework to diagnose and assess effective communication systems and to build individual executive communication competencies.
$111410.00
Face-to-Face - Graduate Degree
Adult
The World Executive MBA is a comprehensive program that prepares working professionals to build and lead successful teams, to manage effectively on a global landscape, to deliver exemplary results, to leverage the power of partnership and to use communication, critical thinking and problem solving with new mastery.

Our specialized World Executive MBA with Cybersecurity prepares leaders to work across industries, sectors and borders to detect, confront and defeat the myriad security threats lurking in cyberspace. Professionals enrolled in the program learn from top cybersecurity and cyber-policy experts. The programs international residencies assign candidates to work on actual cybersecurity projects with organizations such as NATO in Brussels or the European Cybercrime Centre at the Hague.
We understand how you work. You multitask as you maneuver among an array of business environments. Thats how GWSB works.

Our rigorous curriculum helps you gain the in-depth knowledge and concrete skills you need in accounting, finance, marketing, technology, business ethics, decision making and other key business functions. In our World Executive MBA, you learn how to develop leadership strengths, inspire your team and build a bridge between todays projects and tomorrows opportunities.
  • Individualized attention is emphasized.
  • International residencies take learning beyond the classroom.
  • Timing is convenient, structure is smart.
  • One program, a lifetime of benefit.

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Comprehensive Knowledge of Project Management Core Principles: Provide students with a comprehensive foundation in the principles of project management that influence performance at all levels of an organization. Problem Solving and Critical Thinking: Provide students transferable skills that incorporate a mixture of core concepts with knowledge and understanding in problem solving, critical and system thinking, communication, and team building. Team Management and Effectiveness: Provide students with a solid theoretical understanding and the ability to apply relevant methods for making complex decisions in business and project management by identifying objectives and alternatives, setting priorities, allocating resources, planning, scheduling, estimating, ensuring quality, managing risk, resolving conflict, and making effective group decisions. Practical Application to Any Management Situation: Provide students with the ability to synthesize project management theory and methods to apply them to any domain.
$55620.00
Face-to-Face - Graduate Degree
Adult
This is where leaders learn to manage complex projects and even trickier teams.

Whether youre managing a $10,000 project or a billion-dollar program, it means coordinating, communicating, scheduling, and maintaining focus. You need to have the unique ability to do both: get into the nuts and bolts as well as step back to take a macro view.

The Master of Science in Project Management (MSPM) program at GW School of Business blends the study of advanced project management techniques with general management principles.

The innovative, ethics-infused curriculum balances real-world practice and academic theory, to develop the skills managers need to integrate complex projects, motivate people, and achieve cost-effective results.

WHATS THE GW DIFFERENCE?
Founded in 1996, the MSPM program at GWSB is one of the oldest project management-specific masters degree programs in the world. An MSPM from GWSB offers students unparalleled benefits such as:
  • Top-notch dedicated faculty with industry experience in astrophysics, engineering, IT, and more.
  • A challenging curriculum that goes beyond the PMBOK and exposes students to international methodologies, decision sciences, advanced project management applications, and management.
  • A flexible program structure that allows students to pursue their degree on a full-time or part-time basis, and take courses on campus in person or online.
  • Talented, executive-level students and very successful graduates.
  • Access to all the resources of GWSB, including its strong reputation in government and industry, large alumni network, and active career center.
  • Proximity to government and industry institutions like the World Bank, US State Department, International Monetary Fund, and many other influential organizations.

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Comprehensive Knowledge of Project Management Core Principles: Provide students with a comprehensive foundation in the principles of Project Management that influence performance at all levels of an organization. Problem-Solving and Critical Thinking:Provide students with transferable skills that incorporate a mixture of core concepts with knowledge and understanding in problem-solving, critical and system thinking, communication, and team building. Team Management and Effectiveness:Provide students with a solid theoretical understanding and the ability to apply relevant methods for making complex decisions in business and project management by identifying objectives and alternatives, setting priorities, allocating resources, planning, scheduling, estimating, ensuring quality, managing risk, resolving conflict, and making effective group decisions. Practical Application to Any Management Situation: Provide students with the ability to synthesize Project Management theory and methods to apply them to any domain.
$55620.00
Online - Graduate Degree
Adult
Founded in 1996, our Online Master of Science in Project Management (OMSPM) program is among the oldest and most reputable specialized degree programs of its kind in the world. With over a decade of educating successful project managers, this unique program blends the study of project management and general management principles, and guides students in mastering advanced project management techniques. Students graduate from the OMSPM program with the tools to be the most effective project managers and greatly improved prospects for advancement and career change.

THE OMSPM PROGRAM OFFERS STUDENTS UNPARALLELED BENEFITS:
  • Top-notch dedicated faculty with industry experience in astrophysics, engineering, IT, construction, and more
  • A challenging curriculum that goes beyond the PMBOK and exposes students to international methodologies, decision sciences, and advanced project management application
  • Flexible course schedules designed for working professionals
  • State-of-the-art distance courses that provide a classroom-like experience
  • A talented executive-level student bodyand very successful graduates
  • Access to all of the resources of the GW School of Business, including its strong reputation in government and industry, large alumni network, and active career center
  • Close ties to government and industry institutions like the World Bank, International Monetary Fund, U.S. State Department, and many other influential organizations
FLEXIBILITY THAT WORKS
The OMSPM program is designed to meet the needs of working professionals who want to enhance their ability to integrate complex projects, motivate people, and achieve cost-effective results. The programs distance-learning courses are essentially identical to those on campus, giving students the flexibility to complete the degree from virtually anywhere.

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Students will take six credit hours per semester.
$81113.00
Online - Graduate Degree
Adult
The Online MBA is embedded in the center of Washington, DC, where the private, public and NGO sectors meet and interact. Our institutional and professional relationships in the area enable us to provide our distance-learning students with opportunities to immerse themselves through a four-day residency course in DC, class projects, digital course materials, live learning opportunities, and co-curricular experiences.

PROGRAM AND COURSE FORMAT
Students may begin the program in the Fall, Spring or Summer semesters (August, January, or May). Generally students will take six credit hours per semester.

With the exception of the Business and Society Residency, all coursework is offered completely online. Cutting-edge, digital courses are organized into learning episodes and are comprised of videos, video cases, podcasts, animations, and other pre-recorded content in addition to traditional reading assignments. Students progress within each learning unit at their own paces, but must complete the learning unit by assigned target dates.

Two to three times during each course, students participate in guided live classroom sessions consisting of lectures, case discussions, and/or group activities. These live sessions are offered during evenings/weekends and are announced by the instructor at the beginning of each course. They also are recorded and made available to students within the digital platform. These sessions provide participants with real-time contact with faculty and other students. This mix of digital and live sessions maximizes learning and flexibility.

In addition to live classroom discussions, faculty are available to students during online office hours offered through the digital classroom platform. Office hours afford students the opportunity to interact informally with faculty and ask questions about course material and assignment feedback.

CONCENTRATIONS
With the GW Online MBA, students have ultimate flexibility. Beginning for students matriculating in Fall 2015, we anticipate offering the following concentrations:
  • Consulting
  • Finance
  • Global Management
  • Information Systems and Technology Management
  • Project Management
No concentration is required, but you will have the option to choose up to two concentrations by customizing your degree to meet your specific career goals.

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Oral and Written Communications:Communicate clearly and effectively in both writing and oral presentations. This involves clarity of purpose and an understanding of the audience. Ethics and Social Responsibility: Weigh the ethics and the impact on society as a whole when making a decision. Critical and Analytical Thinking: Think critically, analyze the facts, and make intelligent choices regarding the efficient use of information technology and decision models. Information Systems Body of Knowledge:Use knowledge of information systems to support a successful analysis, design, and implementation project. Team Management and Effectiveness:Work effectively as a team leader as well as a member, by actively participating in the team, completing assigned tasks on schedule, and working toward a common goal to successfully complete the project. Project Management: Use knowledge of project management to support a successful analysis, design, and implementation of an IT project.
$49170.00
Online - Graduate Degree
Adult
The Online Master of Science in Information Systems Technology (OMSIST) program teaches technology for today and management skills for tomorrow. Established in 1980, our on-campus MSIST degree is one of the longest-running programs in Information Systems. Since the program was first offered, it has earned the reputation of producing graduates who have a thorough understanding of information systems and technologies along with relevant management, communication, and decision-making skills. The Online MSIST was introduced in 2013, continuing this tradition of academic excellence and reaching students across the U.S.

Through our suite of dynamic, hands-on, laboratory online classes, students learn how to integrate information systems technology expertise and management skills to effectively implement business solutions. This combination of advanced technical knowledge and management skills with proven business strategy put OMSIST graduates in a position to succeed.

FLEXIBILITY THAT WORKS:
Proven Online Program: Students who complete the degree via our distance learning program experience the same quality of material as our on-campus students. In fact, the majority of OMSIST coursework has been offered and available to our students online for over a decade, giving busy professionals the freedom to choose the right mix of on-campus and online coursework for their schedules.

Campus Visits: Students may attend an optional orientation on campus at the beginning of the program. All students are required to attend the Capstone residency at the end of the program.

Full-Time and Part-Time Options:Students may complete the degree through full-time or part-time study. Typically, students complete degree requirements in the following time frames:
  • Part-time: 24-30 months
  • Full-time: 18-24 months

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  • Business: Information Technology
  • Business: Administration
  • Business: Management & Leadership

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