School of Business
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The Department of Decision Sciences comprises the disciplines of decision analysis, operations and project management. Consistent with the mission of quality education and research in The George Washington University’s School of Business, the department advances the scientific principles and best practices of management decision-making in both the private and public sectors, and is committed to elevating its international stature to the highest level.


The overarching objective of the Department of Decision Sciences is to foster critical, systematic thinking about operational and project performance and improvement, and to equip students, managers and management analysts with the knowledge and tools that will enable them to maximize the effectiveness of their associated decision-making processes. The department’s goal is to build on its distinctive strengths to be one of the most influential academic entities of its kind.

Through M.S. in Project Management program, the department also seeks to establish itself as the respected research center and education institution for managing projects.


Academic Scholarship

Academic scholarship that leads to productive research is department’s key priority. The primary department goal is to become a preeminent center for research in the decision sciences. The department is committed to allocating resources so that faculty and doctoral students may engage in a broad range of basic and applied research and disseminate their findings by publishing in quality outlets.

Teaching excellence

The department is committed to the position that teaching excellence goes hand-in-hand with academic scholarship. Faculty enrich the learning experience with a combination of theoretical knowledge and practical experience in project management, operations and supply chain management, and higher-level management strategy. Faculty are dedicated to achieving ongoing improvements both on-campus instruction and distance education by means of interactive learning environments, technology integration, and collaborative learning strategies.