Decision Sciences Academics & Graduate Programs
Master Of Science In Business Analytics
The George Washington University School of Business is excited to launch its newest graduate degree, a Master of Science in Business Analytics. Developed through a collaborative effort between the Department of Decision Sciences, I2SDS, and the School of Business, GW’s MSBA program offers a curriculum that prepares students for successful careers in helping organizations make better decisions through analytics.
The 33-credit hour program is offered in an intensive 16-month format designed for the full-time student or a part-time, two-year format designed for the working professional. Designed for individuals with quantitative backgrounds, the two tracks are geared towards recent graduates with strong analytical backgrounds looking to gain a competitive edge before entering the job market, or professionals working in analytics and looking to further develop their analytic skills.
Master Of Science In Project Management
The Master of Science in Project Management (MSPM) program at GW School of Business blends the study of advanced project management techniques with general management principles. The innovative, ethics-infused curriculum balances real-world practice and academic theory, to develop the skills managers need to integrate complex projects, motivate people, and achieve cost-effective results.
Founded in 1996, the MSPM program is one of the oldest project management-specific master’s degree programs in the world. The 36-credit hour program is offered for study as either a full-time or a part-time student. Courses are scheduled in the evenings at our Washington, DC campus to assist students in the workforce who live and work nearby. And for more than 15 years we’ve also been bringing the MSPM program to students through our online option. This means that you can pursue this degree from virtually any location in the country or around the world.
Graduate Certificate In Analytics for Managers
The Graduate Certificate in Analytics for Managers provides an applied and practical approach to understand the role of the manager in data analysis. Along with foundations in data and decision modeling, students will gain soft skills in managing the intersection of analytics and its management. The certificate prepares the student to be able to have meaningful conversations with both sides of the organization, the management and the data scientist.
The Decision Sciences specialization in the Ph.D. program intends to prepare students for research careers. This area of specialization emphasizes the process of constructing and analyzing mathematical and statistical models of real-world managerial problems and the understanding of the role and uses of such models in the management of complex organizations. Problems are analyzed using tools from mathematical programming, game theory, probability and statistics. Research in Decision Sciences may focus on foundational issues, such as dealing with uncertainty, modeling complexity and risk preferences, as well as on novel applications in operations and project management.
The doctoral area of specialization in Decision Sciences typically requires nine doctoral level courses as part of the student’s plan of study. These are in addition to the five core courses required by the GWSB Ph.D. program.