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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.
Analytics/technology selectives
One course (3-credits) selected from the following:
DNSC 6500Analytic Skills for Managers
ISTM 6500Technology Skills for Managers
Students may enroll in these courses multiple times with different topics.
STEM selectives
15 credits in courses selected from the following:
ACCY 6106Financial Statement Analysis
ACCY 6202Advanced Strategic Cost Management
ACCY 6501Accounting Information Systems and Electronic Data Processing
ACCY 6900Special Topics (Data Analytics for Accounting)
DNSC 6209Forecasting for Analytics
DNSC 6210Decision and Risk Analytics
DNSC 6232Machine Learning for Managers
DNSC 6240Decision Models for Managers
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 6280Supply Chain Analytics
DNSC 6302Programming for Analytics I *
DNSC 6303Programming for Analytics II *
DNSC 6311Stochastic Foundation: Probability Models *
DNSC 6312Statistics for Analytics I *
DNSC 6314Machine Learning I *
DNSC 6315Machine Learning II *
DNSC 6320Pricing and Revenue Management
DNSC 6321Social Network Analytics
DNSC 6323Visualization for Analytics
DNSC 6325Business Process Simulation
DNSC 6327Sports Analytics
EMSE 6200Policy Factors in Environmental and Energy Management **
EMSE 6220Environmental Management **
EMSE 6225Air Quality Management **
EMSE 6230Hazardous Waste Management and Cleanup **
EMSE 6235Water Quality Management **
EMSE 6245Analytical Tools for Environmental Management **
EMSE 6260Energy Management **
EMSE 6285Analytical Tools for Energy Management **
EMSE 6296Beyond Compliance: Next Generation Environmental Governance **
EMSE 6305Crisis and Emergency Management **
EMSE 6310Information Technology in Crisis and Emergency Management **
EMSE 6315Risk Management, Hazard Analysis, and Risk-Based Decision Making **
EMSE 6325Medical and Public Health Emergency Management **
EMSE 6345Building the Resilient Organization: Continuity, Crisis and Disaster Recovery Management **
EMSE 6350Managing Disaster Resilience Through Hazard and Threat Mitigation **
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 6204Information Technology Project Management
ISTM 6206Information Systems Security
ISTM 6209Web and Social Analytics
ISTM 6213Cloud Applications
ISTM 6214Foundations of Artificial Intelligence
ISTM 6215Human-Computer Interaction
ISTM 6216Mobile Application Development
ISTM 6217Internet of Things Management
ISTM 6218Business Applications of Artificial Intelligence
ISTM 6222IS/IT Strategy and Implementation
ISTM 6223Technology Entrepreneurship
ISTM 6224Management of Technology and Innovation
ISTM 6225Cloud Foundations
ISTM 6233Emerging Technologies
ISTM 6234New Venture Financing
MGT 6290Special Topics (HR Analytics)
MKTG 6243Marketing Research
MKTG 6261Dynamic Pricing Strategy
MKTG 6262Digital Marketing Analytics
MKTG 6263Marketing Decision Analytics
MKTG 6264Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning for Marketing Automation
MKTG 6265Marketing Relational Databases and Customer Relationship Management
MKTG 6290Special Topics (AI & Marketing Strategy)
TSTD 6221Hospitality Market Analysis

STEM MBA, accelerated and professional format

Required
MBAD 6205Business Essentials for Dynamic Markets0,1.5
MBAD 6211Financial Accounting0,3
MBAD 6213Accounting for Internal Decision Making0,1.5
MBAD 6223Operations Management1.5
MBAD 6224Decision Making and Data Analysis3
MBAD 6235Finance3
MBAD 6240Competition in the Global Economy0,3
MBAD 6242Microeconomics for the World Economy1.5
MBAD 6250Technology for Business in DC0,1.5
MBAD 6263Organizations and Human Capital3
MBAD 6274Marketing0,3
MBAD 6288Strategic Management3
MBAD 6289Business Ethics and Public Policy3
Analytics/technology selectives
3 credits from the following:
DNSC 6500Analytic Skills for Managers0,1
ISTM 6500Technology Skills for Managers0,1
Students may enroll in these courses multiple times with different topics.
STEM electives
12 credits in courses selected from the following:
ACCY 6106Financial Statement Analysis3
ACCY 6202Advanced Strategic Cost Management0,1.5
ACCY 6501Accounting Information Systems and Electronic Data Processing3
ACCY 6900Special Topics (Data Analytics for Accounting)0,3
DNSC 6209Forecasting for Analytics0,1.5
DNSC 6210Decision and Risk Analytics1.5
DNSC 6232Machine Learning for Managers0, 3
DNSC 6240Decision Models for Managers0, 3
DNSC 6251Optimization Models for Decision Making0,1.5
DNSC 6252Risk Analysis for Decision Making1.5
DNSC 6254Risk Management1.5,0
DNSC 6257Cost Estimation and Control0,1.5
DNSC 6262Directed Computational Project Management3
DNSC 6278Big Data Analytics0-3
DNSC 6280Supply Chain Analytics0,3
DNSC 6302Programming for Analytics I *0, 1.5
DNSC 6303Programming for Analytics II *0, 1.5
DNSC 6311Stochastic Foundation: Probability Models *0, 1.5
DNSC 6312Statistics for Analytics I *0, 1.5
DNSC 6314Machine Learning I *0, 1.5
DNSC 6315Machine Learning II *0, 1.5
DNSC 6320Pricing and Revenue Management0, 1.5
DNSC 6321Social Network Analytics0, 1.5
DNSC 6323Visualization for Analytics0, 1.5
DNSC 6325Business Process Simulation0,1.5
DNSC 6327Sports Analytics0, 1.5
EMSE 6200Policy Factors in Environmental and Energy Management **3
EMSE 6220Environmental Management **3
EMSE 6225Air Quality Management **3
EMSE 6230Hazardous Waste Management and Cleanup **3
EMSE 6235Water Quality Management **3
EMSE 6245Analytical Tools for Environmental Management **3
EMSE 6260Energy Management **3
EMSE 6285Analytical Tools for Energy Management **3
EMSE 6296Beyond Compliance: Next Generation Environmental Governance **3
EMSE 6305Crisis and Emergency Management **3
EMSE 6310Information Technology in Crisis and Emergency Management **3
EMSE 6315Risk Management, Hazard Analysis, and Risk-Based Decision Making **3
EMSE 6325Medical and Public Health Emergency Management **3
EMSE 6345Building the Resilient Organization: Continuity, Crisis and Disaster Recovery Management **3
EMSE 6350Managing Disaster Resilience Through Hazard and Threat Mitigation **3
FINA 6221Financial Decision Making3
FINA 6223Investment Analysis and Portfolio Management3
FINA 6224Financial Management3
FINA 6234New Venture Financing: Due Diligence and Valuation Issues3
FINA 6239Applied Portfolio Management3
IBUS 6301International Business Finance0,3
ISTM 6200Programming in Python & R0,3
ISTM 6201Information Systems Development and Applications3
ISTM 6202Relational Databases0,3
ISTM 6203Managing Cloud Security3
ISTM 6204Information Technology Project Management3
ISTM 6206Information Systems Security3
ISTM 6209Web and Social Analytics0,3
ISTM 6213Cloud Applications0,3
ISTM 6214Foundations of Artificial Intelligence0,3
ISTM 6215Human-Computer Interaction3
ISTM 6216Mobile Application Development0,3
ISTM 6217Internet of Things Management0,3
ISTM 6218Business Applications of Artificial Intelligence0,3
ISTM 6222IS/IT Strategy and Implementation3
ISTM 6223Technology Entrepreneurship3
ISTM 6224Management of Technology and Innovation0,3
ISTM 6225Cloud Foundations3
ISTM 6233Emerging Technologies0, 1.5, 3
ISTM 6234New Venture Financing3
MGT 6290Special Topics (HR Analytics)0-3
MKTG 6243Marketing Research3
MKTG 6261Dynamic Pricing Strategy3
MKTG 6262Digital Marketing Analytics0,3
MKTG 6263Marketing Decision Analytics0,3
MKTG 6264Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning for Marketing Automation0,3
MKTG 6265Marketing Relational Databases and Customer Relationship Management0,3
MKTG 6290Special Topics (AI and Marketing Strategy)0-3
TSTD 6221Hospitality Market Analysis3

*To take this course, students must be admitted to the graduate certificate in business analytics program.
**To take this course, students must be admitted to one of the following corresponding graduate certificates in business crisis, continuity, and recovery management; energy systems management; and environmental systems management. 

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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