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The George Washington University School of Business (GWSB) is proud to offer new STEM-designated Global MBA degree and Accelerated MBA degree programs beginning in Fall 2020. Our STEM-designated programs were created based on feedback from students and employers that desire job education outcomes that result in advanced knowledge of business management through technology. As the business environment evolves, students are much more interested in the intersection of technical and quantitative fields with the traditional business discipline. An additional benefit of the STEM-designated programs is that international students can qualify for extended Optional Practical Training (OPT) following graduation from their program.


"Even before COVID-19, the future of work was in STEM. Now more than ever, STEM-specific jobs are in demand by employers. A STEM major is an important signal to employers that our students are ready to add immediate value to organizations in today's economy and society."

Dr. Liesl Riddle

Associate Dean of Graduate Programs
The GW School of Business


Degree Requirements

The following requirements must be fulfilled:Global STEM MBA—53 credits, including 35 credits in required courses and 18 credits in selective courses; STEM MBA, Accelerated/Professional format: 46.5 credits, including 34.5 credits in required courses and 12 credits in selective courses.

Global STEM MBA

Required
MBAD 6206Business Improv
MBAD 6207Leadership Lab
MBAD 6211Financial Accounting
MBAD 6213Accounting for Internal Decision Making
MBAD 6223Operations Management
MBAD 6224Decision Making and Data Analysis
MBAD 6235Finance
MBAD 6240Competition in the Global Economy
MBAD 6242Microeconomics for the World Economy
MBAD 6250Technology for Business in DC
MBAD 6263Organizations and Human Capital
MBAD 6274Marketing
MBAD 6281Business Ethics
MBAD 6284Business and Public Policy
MBAD 6286Strategic Management I
MBAD 6287Strategic Management II
MBAD 6294Consulting Abroad Project
Students must complete two enrollments in MBAD 6294 for a total of 3 credits, one on-campus and the other as the study abroad component of the Consulting Abroad Project.
Selective courses
A total of 18 credits in selective courses taken as follows:
3 credits from the following analytics/technology selectives:
DNSC 6500Analytic Skills for Managers
ISTM 6502Working with Databases Using SQL
ISTM 6500Technology Skills for Managers
ISTM 6514Introduction to Artificial Intelligence
ISTM 6519Health Care Analytics and Applications
ISTM 6522Digital Transformation
15 credits in elective courses selected from the following:
ACCY 6106Financial Statement Analysis
ACCY 6202Advanced Strategic Cost Management
DNSC 6203Statistics for Analytics I
DNSC 6206Stochastic Foundation: Probability Models
DNSC 6209Forecasting for Analytics *
DNSC 6211Programming for Analytics *
DNSC 6214Pricing and Revenue Management *
DNSC 6215Social Network Analytics *
DNSC 6225Business Process Simulation *
DNSC 6251Optimization Models for Decision Making
DNSC 6252Risk Analysis for Decision Making
DNSC 6254Risk Management
DNSC 6257Cost Estimation and Control
DNSC 6262Directed Computational Project Management
DNSC 6278Big Data Analytics *
DNSC 6279Data Mining *
DNSC 6280Supply Chain Analytics *
DNSC 6403Visualization for Analytics *
DNSC 6404Sports Analytics *
FINA 6221Financial Decision Making
FINA 6223Investment Analysis and Portfolio Management
FINA 6224Financial Management
FINA 6234New Venture Financing: Due Diligence and Valuation Issues
FINA 6239Applied Portfolio Management
IBUS 6301International Business Finance
ISTM 6200Programming in Python & R
ISTM 6201Information Systems Development and Applications
ISTM 6202Relational Databases
ISTM 6203Managing Cloud Security
ISTM 6206Information Systems Security
ISTM 6209Web and Social Analytics
ISTM 6214Foundations of Artificial Intelligence
ISTM 6215Human-Computer Interaction
ISTM 6222IS/IT Strategy and Implementation
ISTM 6223Technology Entrepreneurship
ISTM 6224Management of Technology and Innovation
ISTM 6225Cloud Foundations
ISTM 6234New Venture Financing
ISTM 6290Special Topics (Business Applications of AI)
MGT 6290Special Topics (HR Analytics)
MKTG 6243Marketing Research
TSTD 6221Hospitality Market Analysis

STEM MBA, Accelerated format

Required
MBAD 6205Business Essentials for Dynamic Markets
MBAD 6211Financial Accounting
MBAD 6213Accounting for Internal Decision Making
MBAD 6223Operations Management
MBAD 6224Decision Making and Data Analysis
MBAD 6235Finance
MBAD 6240Competition in the Global Economy
MBAD 6242Microeconomics for the World Economy
MBAD 6250Technology for Business in DC
MBAD 6263Organizations and Human Capital
MBAD 6274Marketing
MBAD 6288Strategic Management
MBAD 6289Business Ethics and Public Policy
Selective courses
A total of 15 credits in selective courses taken as follows:
3 credits in analytics/ technology courses selected from the following:
ISTM 6502Working with Databases Using SQL
ISTM 6514Introduction to Artificial Intelligence
ISTM 6519Health Care Analytics and Applications
ISTM 6522Digital Transformation
DNSC 6500Analytic Skills for Managers
ISTM 6500Technology Skills for Managers
12 credits in courses selected from the following:
ACCY 6106Financial Statement Analysis
ACCY 6202Advanced Strategic Cost Management
DNSC 6203Statistics for Analytics I
DNSC 6206Stochastic Foundation: Probability Models
DNSC 6209Forecasting for Analytics *
DNSC 6211Programming for Analytics *
DNSC 6214Pricing and Revenue Management *
DNSC 6215Social Network Analytics *
DNSC 6225Business Process Simulation *
DNSC 6251Optimization Models for Decision Making
DNSC 6252Risk Analysis for Decision Making
DNSC 6254Risk Management
DNSC 6257Cost Estimation and Control
DNSC 6262Directed Computational Project Management
DNSC 6278Big Data Analytics 3
DNSC 6279Data Mining *
DNSC 6280Supply Chain Analytics *
DNSC 6403Visualization for Analytics *
DNSC 6404Sports Analytics *
FINA 6221Financial Decision Making
FINA 6223Investment Analysis and Portfolio Management
FINA 6224Financial Management
FINA 6234New Venture Financing: Due Diligence and Valuation Issues
FINA 6239Applied Portfolio Management
IBUS 6301International Business Finance
ISTM 6200Programming in Python & R
ISTM 6201Information Systems Development and Applications
ISTM 6202Relational Databases
ISTM 6203Managing Cloud Security
ISTM 6206Information Systems Security
ISTM 6209Web and Social Analytics
ISTM 6214Foundations of Artificial Intelligence
ISTM 6215Human-Computer Interaction
ISTM 6222IS/IT Strategy and Implementation
ISTM 6223Technology Entrepreneurship
ISTM 6224Management of Technology and Innovation
ISTM 6225Cloud Foundations
ISTM 6290Special Topics (Business Applications of AI)
ISTM 6234New Venture Financing
MGT 6290Special Topics (HR Analytics)
MKTG 6243Marketing Research
TSTD 6221Hospitality Market Analysis

Additional STEM Options

In addition to the individual STEM options listed above, current and incoming graduate students have the opportunity to apply for a dual or joint STEM-designated program. Dual and joint degree programs allow students to share credits between two programs, resulting in the awarding of two degrees which can save time and money for students interested in earning two credentials. The STEM-designated programs are:

4+1 Combined Degree

  • BS in Business/TBD
  • BS in Business Analytics/TBD
  • BS in Finance/TBD
  • BS in Information Systems/TBD

Dual Degree

  • MBA/MS in Business Analytics
  • MBA/MS in Information Systems Technology

Joint Degree

  • MBA/MS in Applied Finance
  • MBA/MS in Finance

 

 

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