The Department of Management hosts multiple centers that contribute to the research and teaching mission of the school. Please see the list of centers below to learn more.
Center for Entrepreneurial Excellence (CFEE)
Established in 2005, the Center For Entrepreneurial Excellence (CFEE) strives to empower entrepreneurs by integrating academic objectives within GW’s business community. CFEE engages in research and other scholarly activities that make significant contributions to the fields of entrepreneurship, entrepreneurship education, entrepreneurial leadership, women’s entrepreneurial leadership, and new venture development. CFEE works with the GW School of Business and the International Council for Small Business (ICSB), among other partners, to advance GWSB's nationally-recognized achievements in the field of entrepreneurship education and to further promote entrepreneurship among students and throughout communities.
Primary initiatives and subject areas of research include:
- Entrepreneurship Education
- Family Businesses
- Managerial Issues Affecting Emerging Business Viability
- Knowledge Management for Entrepreneurial Firms
- Interdisciplinary Entrepreneurship Education for Women
CFEE aims to advance GWSB’s commitment to develop mutually beneficial programs that integrate academic objectives with the real needs of the university’s external business community.
International Institute of Tourism Studies
The International Institute of Tourism Studies (IITS) is a world-class research and education center that has been a leader in sustainable tourism development and education for over 25 years. The IITS is internationally recognized for its expertise in international tourism development at the national, regional, and local levels, and is recognized by the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) as its first university-based center for tourism education and research.
The IITS is often commissioned to conduct research, which has led to innovations concerning the economic impact of tourism, sustainable development policies and practices, and information and decision support studies. IITS staff and experienced faculty have also advised local, regional and national tourism entities around the globe on various tourism development and consulting projects.
The Korean Management Institute
The Korean Management Institute (KMI) at The George Washington University School of Business (GWSB) brings together a wide range of business people, policy makers, academicians, government experts, students, and others who have an interest in U.S.- Korea relations. Their interaction with the Institute through a portfolio of diverse programs – classes, workshops, international exchange, executive education, and research – will enrich their professional experience and contribute to a greater understanding of U.S.-Korea relations.
The Institute’s programs will support efforts to structure an ongoing positive dialogue between the two countries. By virtue of its location in the heart of Washington, DC, the Institute is positioned to directly influence policy makers, and particularly the large contingent of English speaking Korean media in the Washington DC metro area.
In the two years since the U.S.-South Korea Free Trade Agreement (KORUS) has been in effect, South Korea has become the sixth- largest trading partner of the United States, exports of U.S. manufactured goods to South Korea have increased, South Koreans are buying more U.S. services than ever, and U.S. exports of a wide range of agricultural products have seen significant gains. (Source: Embassy of the USA, Seoul, South Korea)
Through its research and expertise, KMI will seek to build a platform that promotes US-Korea relations around the world. The Institute is a forum for exploring these issues thoroughly and positively. Institute graduates and participants will be strongly motivated and better informed to meet new and exciting opportunities as it relates to US-South Korea economic relations. (Source: Office of the United States Trade Representative)
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