Department of Management

To compete in the global economy, leaders, managers and knowledge workers must understand the organization and the dynamic environment in which it functions.

Toward that end, the Department of Management at the GW School of Business supports research and teaching related to understanding the drivers of personal and organizational success. Topics of interest include organizational behavior and development, leadership, management of human resources, management consulting, teams, entrepreneurship, customer experience management, and executive behavior. We embrace the view that management research is best conducted in an inter-disciplinary context.

Our faculty publish research in top journals, focus on teaching as a core competency, serve as editors and editorial board members for a variety of journals, engage in executive education, and actively consult with multiple organizations. They are active in their professional organizations as officers, members of editorial boards, manuscript reviewers for journals, session chairs, and discussants at professional meetings.

As professional educators they are committed to having a significant impact on theory and practice through research and teaching.

The objective of the Management and Strategy Doctoral Program (MSDP) is to prepare students for research-oriented academic positions. The MSDP program is built on a strong foundation that consists of a critical mass of research-oriented faculty and a strong research climate. The program is cross-disciplinary by building on the faculty and research in both Management and Strategy. Students receive a foundation in both Management and Strategy with the ability to focus on developing a research competence in a chosen field of study.

Learn More About the Management & Strategy Ph.D. Program

The Management Department of the George Washington University School of Business recently introduced two graduate programs, five graduate certificates, and a university-wide interdisciplinary minor. The department relaunched the doctoral program and placed five doctoral students in academic jobs.

The department also increased faculty diversity while moving from unranked in research to #44 in research productivity among business school management departments. Faculty have received multiple teaching awards, including Best Undergraduate Faculty, Best Full-time (Global) MBA Faculty, Best Part-time MBA Faculty, Best Online MBA Faculty, Best Healthcare MBA Faculty, Best Executive MBA Faculty, Best Master's of Tourism Faculty, and the Peter Vaill Award for outstanding faculty in support of doctoral program.

Faculty have led study programs in China, Australia, Cuba, Indonesia, and South Africa. Including programs at the Olympics in London, Rio de Janeiro, Sochi and PyeongChang. The department received over $800,000 in grants, sponsored research and direct funding.

photo - Dr. George Solomon accepts the Ray Smilor Award

Dr. George Solomon was awarded the 2019 United States Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship's Ray Smilor Award for his leadership and contribution to the field. Dr. Tarabishy accepted the Award on behalf of Dr. Solomon and presented it to him in the GWSB Department of Management.

Congratulations Dr. Solomon!

Dr. Herman Aguinis is the recipient of the 2017 Michael R. Losey Excellence in Human Resource Research Award. The award is given for lifetime achievement in human resource research and recognizes an individual for significant past and ongoing research contributions that impact the HR management field.

Congratulations Dr. Aguinis!

Dr. Aguinis accepts the 2017 Michael R. Losey Excellence in Human Resource Research Award (Part 1)

Dr. Aguinis accepts the 2017 Michael R. Losey Excellence in Human Resource Research Award (Part 2)

  • Ranked #2 in management education research1
  • Ranked #3 in 2017, Sports Business International, Postgraduate Sports Business Courses2
  • Ranked #24 in 2018 in Princeton Review Top Schools for Entrepreneurship Graduate Studies3
  • Ranked #44 (tied) in 2017/Ranked #64 over 5 years in the Texas A&M/University of Georgia Rankings of Management Department Research Productivity4
  • Ranked #69 in Business Management Education Research (university-wide ranking)5
Five Graduate Certificates
  • Creativity, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship
  • Hospitality Management
  • Human Capital
  • Sport Management
Three Graduate Degrees
  • Human Resource Management
  • Sport Management
  • Tourism Administration
Two Undergraduate Concentrations
One University-wide Undergraduate Interdisciplinary Minor*
  • Entrpreneurship

*only two interdisciplinary minors are offered at the university

Joint Doctoral Program with Strategic Management and Public Policy
External Funding and Institutes/Centers
  • International Institute for Tourism Studies, various funding sources, $250,000
  • Korean Management Institute, $100,000
  • International Center for Small Business, $150,000
  • NSF Grants, over $420,000
  • Center for Entrepreneurial Excellence, Pitch George Competition, $30,000

Latest News

Dr. Stuart Umpleby, Professor Emeritus, was chosen as president of the International Academy for Systems and Cybernetic Sciences in 2015. IASCYS is an honor society for people who have made outstanding contributions to the fields of systems and cybernetics. It was created in 2010 by the International Federation for Systems Research. In 2018, the society met in Brussels with the European Union for Systemics, and in 2019 the society met in Beijing with the Chinese Academy of Sciences. The society will meet with the Russian Academy of Sciences in 2020.  


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