The George Washington University
School of Business: Management


The Undergraduate Classes course descriptions are listed below: Management (MGT) and Business Administration (BADM).

The courses are taught by the following instructors. Please click on their names to view their bio pages.

Professors:  E.K. Winslow, S.A. Umpleby, P.M. Swiercz, J. Bailey
Associate Professors: D.C. Kayes, P. McHugh, G.T. Solomon,
Assistant Professors:  N.S. Hill, S. Singh, N.A. Cohen
Associate Teaching Professor:  A. El Tarabishy
Assistant Teaching Professor: M. Burnett
Associate Professorial Lecturers:  K.K. Frey, J.W. Rollins
Assistant Professorial Lecturer: D.Bridge


3201 Leadership (3)
Instructors: Bailey, El Tarabishy, Swiercz
Leadership in organizations and society. Consideration of whether leadership is a personal trait or a structured behavior and whether it is universal across domains or situation specific. Modern and historical examples; issues of leadership in popular contexts. Prerequisite: BADM 3101 (Fall)

3202 Managerial Negotiations (3)
Instructors: McHugh, Bailey
Course identifies the rights of employees and employers regarding employee influence in the workplace with an emphasis on the impact of unions on human resource practices. Students will have opportunities to enhance their negotiation and conflict resolution skills through bargaining, grievance, mediation, and arbitration situations and case analyses. Prerequisite: BADM 3101 or consent of the instructor. (Fall)

3203 Applied Human Resource Management (3)
Instructors: McHugh, Swiercz
The labor force and labor markets. The legal environment of human resource management. Human resource planning; employee recruiting, selection, training, development, compensation, motivation, discipline, health and safety. Prerequisite: BADM 3101

3204 Contemporary Topics in HRM (3)
Instructors: McHugh
Contemporary practices in human resource planning, recruitment and selections training and development, performance management, compensation and benefits, employee relations and international human resource management are analyzed. Students interact with practitioners through current actual situations, case analyses and presentations. Course is designed for seniors. Prerequisite: BADM 3101 (Spring)

4001 Women's Entrepreneurial Leadership (3)
Instructors: Frey

Course offers students the opportunity to take an idea and make it a reality. Students learn the knowledge, build the skills and develop the self-efficacy to create a venture that adds value to themselves, others, or the world. Ventures in this context are as diverse as social projects, to arts initiatives, or new businesses. The idea and the action are student driven. (Fall and Spring)

4002 Product Development and Venturing (3)
Instructors: Solomon, Winslow

Students form entrepreneur teams to develop new products. Prerequisite: MGT 4101 or permission of instructor. (Spring)

4003 Management of the Growing Entrepreneurial Venture (3)
Instructors: Solomon, Winslow

Course uses a five-module live case featuring local business owners to examine the data, dilemmas, and decisions confronting leaders of post startup entrepreneurial ventures as they address challenges. Students use actual speaker/company data and information to analyze venture dynamics, develop action plans, and make decisions before comparing their outcomes to what actually happened at the firm. (Spring)

4101 Small Business Management (3)
Instructors: Solomon, Singh

Theory and practice of entrepreneurship. Effective management: planning, organizing, financing, marketing, and controlling the smaller enterprise. Team research project. (Fall and Spring)

4900 Special Topics (3)
Instructors: Staff

Experimental offering; new course topics and teaching methods. May be repeated once for credit.

4995 Independent Study (3)
Instructors: Staff

Assigned topics. Admission by prior permission of advisor. May be repeated once for credit.



1101 Organizational Behavior (3)
Instructors: Hill, Cohen

Introduction to concepts of psychology and the social dynamics that characterize organizations. Decision making, motivation, attitudes, teamwork, power, and leadership. An experiential laboratory component uses case discussions and exercises to illustrate applications of theory and concepts. Restricted to School of Business freshmen. (Fall and Spring)

3101 Human Resource Management (3)
Instructors: McHugh, Staff

How human resource management policies and practices affect the achievement of organization objectives: human resource planning, recruitment, selection, training, development, compensation, and unionism and collective bargaining. Prerequisite: ECON 1012 and junior standing (Fall, Spring, and Summer)

4900 Special Topics (1 to 3)
Instructors: Staff

Experimental offering; new course topics and teaching methods.

4950 Internship (0)
Instructors: Staff

School of Business undergraduates may register for this course when they wish to have an internship recorded on the transcript. The supervisor must verify that the internship has been completed for a minimum of six hours per week. A $25 administrative fee is charged. May be repeated each semester, if desired.

4995 Independent Study (1 to 6)
Instructors: Staff

Assigned topics with interdisciplinary focus. Admission by prior permission of advisor. May be repeated once for credit but in separate semester.