Business Administration

The world of business is broad, dynamic and ever evolving. GW students acquire the base disciplines that give them strong business knowledge. But they are also given unusual experiential opportunities. They undertake internships at places like the World Bank and the White House, they examine case studies that look beyond the bottom line to also explore ethics, they do problem-solving for real corporations and they have contact with high-profile executives willing to talk about the challenges of their industries.

Related Majors, Minors, and Concentrations

There are no majors, but students may choose one or two concentrations from the following: Accountancy, Business Analytics, Business Economics & Public Policy, Finance, Information Systems and Technology Management, Innovation & Entrepreneurship, International Business, Marketing, and Sport, Event, and Hospitality Management.

What can I expect to learn in the Business Administration program at GW?

You may hear the news about a company going bankrupt, issuing stock, launching a marketing campaign or seeking capital. But what does that really mean? Our business classes help you relate theory to everyday existence.

What is the Business Administration community like at GW?

It is a community on the go. When they aren’t headed to New York to meet alumni, students join business clubs, work in high-profile internships or enter their ideas in entrepreneurial competitions.

What can I do in the Business Administration field?

It’s a steppingstone to a roster of careers, from multinationals to sports organizations to entrepreneurial operations. GW’s own backyard is filled with these employers: investment banks, the government, nonprofits and corporate powerhouses.

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  • Students sitting in classroom with name plates in front of them listening to lecture

    Take Advantage of Next Door Opportunities

    Our undergraduates intern with the White House, the World Bank and other powerful institutions or with alumni at influential brokerages, corporations and nonprofits.


  • Learn from the Best students sitting in classroom listening to a professor who is standing at the front of the room

    Learn from the Best

    What’s it like to have a former federal bank director or stock trader as your professor? Our students know firsthand.


  • Go Behind the Scenes—All Over the Worldstudents sitting in rooms with multiple computer screens in front of them

    Go Behind the Scenes—All Over the World

    Our students travel to the Olympics to study the economics behind the games, visit corporate boardrooms and pitch ideas to executives.


  • Where Academia Meets the Real Worldstudents in classroom with professor teaching at the front of the room

    Where Academia Meets the Real World

    We combine theory and practice. Many of our professors and guest lecturers are industry insiders with impressive real-world portfolios.