Business

The world of business is broad, dynamic and ever evolving. GW students acquire the base disciplines that give them strong business knowledge. But they are also given unusual experiential opportunities. They undertake internships at places like the World Bank and the White House, they examine case studies that look beyond the bottom line to also explore ethics, they do problem-solving for real corporations and they have contact with high-profile executives willing to talk about the challenges of their industries.

Related Majors, Minors, and Concentrations

There are no majors, but students focus among these six concentrations: business economics and public policy; finance; information systems; international business; marketing; and tourism, sport, event and hospitality management. 

What can I expect to learn in the Business program at GW?

You may hear the news about a company going bankrupt, issuing stock, launching a marketing campaign or seeking capital. But what does that really mean? Our business classes help you relate theory to everyday existence.

What is the Business community like at GW?

It is a community on the go. When they aren’t headed to New York to meet alumni, students join business clubs, work in high-profile internships or enter their ideas in entrepreneurial competitions.

What can I do in the Business field?

It’s a steppingstone to a roster of careers, from multinationals to sports organizations to entrepreneurial operations. GW’s own backyard is filled with these employers: investment banks, the government, nonprofits and corporate powerhouses.

Spotlight

Take Advantage of Next-door Opportunities

Our undergraduates intern with the White House, the World Bank and other powerful institutions or with alumni at influential brokerages, corporations and nonprofits.

 

Learn from the Best

What’s it like to have a former federal bank director or stock trader as your professor? Our students know firsthand.

 

Go Behind the Scenes—All Over the World

Our students travel to the Olympics to study the economics behind the games, visit corporate boardrooms and pitch ideas to executives.

 

Where Academia Meets the Real World

We combine theory and practice. Many of our professors and guest lecturers are industry insiders with impressive real-world portfolios.

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