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An intellectually challenging, cutting-edge business education in a collaborative environment.

GWSB is increasingly recognized as one of the country's best business schools. Our curriculum, focused on ethical leadership, globalization, sustainability and social responsibility, and our extraordinary experiential learning opportunities will prepare you to be proficient in the fundamentals of business and will enable you to excel as a leader in the new global economy. Whether you're consulting for Fortune 500 companies, helping build local economies in developing markets, studying sustainable tourism in Cuba, or behind-the-scenes event planning at the Olympic Games, there is no limit to what you can do here. And at the end of the day, it's about exactly what you want to do. That's why we designed our five MBAs, Specialized Master's, PhD, Executive Education, and even our Undergraduate programs, to be flexible so you can carve out your niche.

The perfect setting for leading research.

We don't do research for research's sake. Like everything we do, our goal is to use research to address the most pressing problems in the world and subsequently to have an impact on people's lives. This school has always been out in front — leading the most current national and international debates from our location in the nation's capital. It's not about which side of the aisle you're on; it's about finding answers.

Center for International Business Education and Research (GW-CIBER) serves as a vital portal for businesses, policy makers, citizens, students, and faculty throughout the nation to increase their international skills and awareness of the internationalization of our economy.

Center for Latin American Issues (CLAI) aims to expand the university’s Latin American Program and to encourage debate on major political, economic, and social issues affecting Latin America and Latin American-United States relations.

Institute of Brazilian Issues (IBI) was established in 1990 to promote stronger U.S.-Brazil relations within the changing international order.

Center for Real Estate and Urban Analysis (CREUA) supports original research and educational programs about real estate and urban residential, development, and commercial properties in the Metropolitan Washington, D.C. area.

European Union Research Center (EURC) pursues multidisciplinary policy-based research focusing on the economic, political, and social issues of the European Union (EU).

Global and Entrepreneurial Finance Research Institute (GEFRI) pursues a combined top-down (global finance) and bottom-up (entrepreneurial finance) approach that reflects a belief that the essential elements of globalization in markets, finance, and technology are best addressed with a global context, but a local focus.

Women's Leadership Institute (WLI) is an interdisciplinary community of scholars and practitioners dedicated to maximizing the contribution of women leaders in organizations and societies around the world.

Institute for Corporate Responsibility (ICR) is uniquely positioned to take advantage of multiple opportunities and resources in order to become the central institute for the study of issues pertaining to corporate responsibility and to be a resource to the national and international communities on the topic.

International Institute of Tourism Studies (IITS) analyzes tourism policy using the resources of the university and the Washington metropolitan area with scholars and professionals from around the globe.

Institute for Integrating Statistics in Decision Sciences is an academic collaborative partnership with the Departments of Statistics of the Columbian College of Arts and Sciences and the Engineering Management and Systems Engineering of the School of Engineering and Applied Science.

Center for Entrepreneurial Excellence (CFEE) is to engage in research and other scholarly activities that make significant contributions to the fields of entrepreneurship, entrepreneurship education, entrepreneurial leadership, women entrepreneurial leadership, family enterprise, and emerging business development (SME Development).