About the Programs

In addition to our MBA, Specialized Master’s and Doctoral Programs, GWSB also offers various certificates in key fields to enhance your capabilities and increase your specialization.


Destination Management

For tourism destination managers, marketers, developers, business owners and planners who want to accelerate their careers in the expanding trillion dollar industry of world travel and tourism. The world’s largest industry invites you to join us in discovering the tools that are essential for long-term sustainability and success in professional tourism destination management.


Event Management

Part of the George Washington University’s International Institute of Tourism Studies (IITS), this program is offered by university partners throughout the world, and is the first comprehensive program in higher education providing classroom and distance learning courses based on industry certification requirements.


Center for Latin American Issues


The Minerva Program is a 16-week economics training program especially designed for Brazilian government officials. The program’s objective is to give the participants an accurate, though concise, summary of modern market economics. The program emphasizes the importance of good public administration and of responsible, ethical public servants.


Sport Philanthropy

The first and only of its kind, the Certificate in Sports Philanthropy program provides a groundbreaking online curriculum for professionals involved in any sports-related field, from pro teams to athlete foundations. The program focuses on corporate social responsibility, nonprofits using sports for social good, and organizations looking to enter the field. Built around your busy schedule, the certificate includes 12 core, online courses and in-person residency at GW in the beginning of the program.


Walkable Urban Real Estate Development

Walkable urban real estate development and place management is the future of the real estate industry.  Metropolitan Washington, D.C., has more examples of walkable urbanism than any other region in the country.  So it is natural that GW’s Center for Real Estate and Urban Analysis offers a graduate certificate in this emerging approach to development as well as the strategy and management of these places.


Certified Youth Sport Administrator

The rapidly changing sports market is requiring more sophisticated marketing and greater fiscal responsibility from sports organizations and management. At the same time, youth sports managers do not often have the time, resources or opportunity to earn an advanced management degree or receive relevant management training.