Academic Departments

World class research and education

The depth and variety of its academic and professional programs, including five specialized master’s programs, provide rich opportunities for students in the school’s core Bachelor of Business Administration, Master of Business Administration, and doctoral programs.

Department of Accountancy

The Department of Accountancy has been preparing students for careers in accounting and taxation since 1950. Today’s department, accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), offers degrees at the undergraduate, master’s and doctoral levels.


Department of Decision Sciences

To achieve outstanding education and significant research, Department of Decision Sciences faculty studies and teaches conceptual and analytical foundations and their applications on all areas of their interest. Advanced analytical and empirical methods are employed in solving problems and making decisions of all operations related processes covering many functional areas such as finance, economics, management, marketing, health care, supply chain and production.


Department of Finance

Offering an AACSB-accredited curriculum at the undergraduate, master’s, and PhD levels, we give students a strong background in the quantitative and qualitative aspects of finance, as well as the ability to understand the complexities of international and domestic financial markets, policies, and strategies. Our programs also build a solid foundation for further graduate study in business, economics, public policy, law, and more.


Department of Information Systems and Technology Management

The MS in Information Systems Technology program provides a high quality technical education directed towards those who develop information systems in the private or public sectors and those who require specialized management education designed to enhance skills in the management of information systems and development projects. The specialization and blend of a technical or managerial approach is accomplished by choosing electives within the Information Systems Technology program.


Department of International Business

We pride ourselves on our dedication to our undergraduate, MBA and PhD programs, as well as our commitment to engaging in cutting-edge research on a range of international business topics. US News and World Report ranked the George Washington University’s undergraduate program in international business 11th for 2015, and the graduate program in international business in the top 20 for 2015. Bloomberg Businessweek also ranked George Washington University in its top 10 for 2011. In its 2010 rankings of full-time MBA programs, the Financial Times ranked George Washington University as one of the top five schools in the field of international business.


Department of Management

To compete in the global economy, leaders, managers and knowledge workers must understand the organization and the dynamic environment in which it functions. Toward that end, the Department of Management supports research and teaching related to understanding the drivers of personal and organizational success. Topics of interest include organizational behavior and development, leadership, management of human resources, teams, entrepreneurship, and executive behavior. We embrace the view that management research is best conducted in an inter-disciplinary context.


Department of Marketing

Marketing is the process of creating, communicating, and delivering value to customers and other stakeholders. The marketing faculty at GWSB have expertise in marketing and competitive strategy, international marketing, strategic brand management, strategic alliances, new product management, services marketing, channels of distribution, integrated marketing communications, digital and social media marketing, marketing for social causes, and marketing and public policy.


Department of Strategic Management and Public Policy

Strategic management and public policy issues have never been more important, both for university stakeholders and the rest of society. Issues of survival, quality of life, democracy, and ethics are increasingly being discussed and acted upon in greater breadth and depth both inside and outside the classroom. Our department seeks to connect with other organizations and individuals, within and outside the U.S., to explore opportunities and find solutions to address these issues as they involve business and significantly advance our educational and other societal goals.