The George Washington University School of Business

The George Washington University School of Business

Infobox University|name = The George Washington University School of Business

established = 1928
type = Private
dean = Susan M. Phillips
city = Washington, D.C.
country = United States
graduate = 2291
undergraduate = 1639
faculty = 190
website = []

The George Washington University School of Business (GWSB or GW School of Business) is the business school of George Washington University in Washington, D.C., United States. The GW School of Business is a top-tier institution that offers both undergraduate and graduate business degrees in a variety of programs. Located in the heart of one of the most powerful and influential cities in the world, the GW School of Business affords its students and faculty the unique opportunity to conduct academic research on and collaborate with US government agencies, multilateral development banks, non-profit organizations, and thousands of national and multinational corporations.


In 1928, the School was founded on the idea that business and government might become partners in promoting national prosperity and international development. Beginning with a $1 million endowment from the League of Masonic Clubs, then GW President Cloyd H. Marvin established what was known as the School of Government, with degree programs that integrated business and politics on the national and international levels.

In 1960, the School was renamed the School of Government, Business, and International Affairs. Then, in 1966, President Lloyd H. Elliott split its faculties into a new School of Government and Business Administration (SGBA) and a School of International Affairs -- which today bears President Elliott’s name. The SGBA was renamed the School of Business and Public Management in 1990. In 2004, it became the School of Business.

Throughout its history, the GW School of Business has attracted some of the nation’s most outstanding leaders from academia, government, and the business world. In 1992, F. David Fowler, a managing partner of KPMG, became dean of the school. During his tenure, he dedicated himself to educating a generation of effective managers. Dean Fowler was succeeded in July 1998 by Susan M. Phillips. A former member of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, Dean Phillips brings to the School her expertise in such specializations as derivatives, bank supervision, and financial management. She also continues to serve as a professor in the School’s finance department. [ [ GWSB History] .]

In January 2006, the GW School of Business opened its new complex, the newly constructed Ric and Dawn Duquès Hall and the renovated Norma Lee and Morton Funger Hall. This complex provides students, faculty, and staff with a unified center for study and career development activities. [ [ GWSB Facilities] .]


The George Washington University School of Business consists of various academic departments including: Accountancy, Finance, Information Systems and Technology Management, International Business, Management, Marketing, Strategic Management and Public Policy, Tourism and Hospitality Management, and Decision Sciences. On the undergraduate level, the GW School of Business offers two degree programs, a Bachelor of Accountancy and a Bachelor of Business Administration. The school also offers two five-year programs culminating with either a Master of Science and Information Systems or Master of Tourism Administration.

On the graduate level, the GW School of Business offers Specialized Masters programs, three different MBA programs, and a highly acclaimed Ph.D. program. The Specialized Masters programs are offered in Accountancy, Finance, Project Management, Informations Systems Technology, and Tourism Administration. The MBA programs consist of the full-time Global MBA, part-time Professional MBA (Flexible or Accelerated), and Executive MBA.

The GW School of Business is home to various Research Centers and Initiatives:
* Center for Entrepreneurial Excellence (CFEE)
* Center for International Business Education & Research (GW-CIBER)
* Center for Latin American Issues (CLAI)
* The Institute of Brazillian Issues (IBI)
* Center for Real Estate and Urban Analysis
* Financial Services Research Program (FSRP)
* European Union Research Center
* Global and Entrepreneurial Finance Research Institute (GEFRI)
* GW Women's Leadership Institute (WLI)
* Institute for Corporate Responsibility
* International Institute of Tourism Studies
* Institute for Integrating Statistics in Decision Sciences
* Council for the Advancement of Small Business (CASB)
* Environmental and Social Sustainability Initiative (ESSI)
* Research Program in Social and Organizational Learning


* Princeton Review, “Best 290 Business Schools” October 2007, 2nd Best Administered Business School
* U.S. News & World Report, “America’s Best Colleges” August 2008, 39th Undergraduate Business Program, 16th Undergraduate International Business Specialty
* Business Week, “The Best Undergraduate B-Schools” April 2007, 53rd in the U.S.
* Fortune Small Business Magazine, “America’s Best Colleges for Entrepreneurs” Sept 2007, Best 24 Colleges for Double Majors, Women’s Entrepreneurial Leadership Initiative

* Financial Times, January 2008, 40th-ranked MBA Program in the U.S., 71st in the World []
* Wall Street Journal, September 2007, 45th-ranked Regional Full-Time MBA Program []
* U.S. News & World Report, “America’s Best Graduate Schools” April 2007, 62nd-ranked Full-Time MBA, 26th Professional MBA
* Women3.0, January 2008, “Top 50 M.B.A. Programs for Entrepreneurship”
* Aspen Institute/Beyond Grey Pinstripes, 2007-2008, 2nd Worldwide among Small Schools. (fewer than 100 students enrolled), 13th Worldwide; 11th in the U.S. for Environmental Stewardship and Social Impact
* World Tourism Organization, TedQual: Excellence in Tourism Education


The George Washington University School of Business is centrally located in the trendy Washington D.C. neighborhood of Foggy Bottom, not far from both the White House and State Department. The GWU campus is also adjacent to the world's leading financial institutions — the Federal Reserve, World Bank, and International Monetary Fund. [ [ Why GW] .]

Notable Alumni

* Kun-Hee Lee (MBA) – former CEO, Samsung
* Darla Moore (MBA) – Vice President, Rainwater Inc.; founder, Palmetto Institute
* Pedro Heilbron (MBA) – CEO of Copa Holdings, S.A.
* Ric Duques (MBA) – former Chairman and CEO, First Data Corp.
* Carolyn Schwab Pomerantz (MBA) – President, Charles Schwab Foundation; Chief Strategist of Consumer Education, Charles Schwab
* Colin Powell (MBA) – former US Secretary of State and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff
* Philip Dolan (MBA) – Managing Director, Carlyle Group
* Ellen Malcolm (MBA) – Founder and President, EMILY’s List
* Peter Pace (MBA) – former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff
* George Wellde (MBA) – former Partner and Vice Chairman, Goldman Sachs
* John Cherbini (MBA) – Partner, KPMG
* David Spartin (MBA) – former Senior Vice-Chairman, MBNA America Bank
* Kent Conrad (MBA) – Senator of North Dakota
* George Coelho (MBA) – General Partner, Benchmark Capital
* Roy Salameh (MBA) – Managing Director, Goldman Sachs
* Randall Edwards (MBA) – Oregon State Treasurer
* Edward M. Liddy (MBA) – CEO of AIG; former Chairman and CEO, Allstate Corp.
* Woong-Yeul Lee (MBA) – Chairman, Kolon Group
* Ina Garten (MBA) – Host of Barefoot Contessa
* Faure Gnassingbe (MBA) – President of the Republic of Togo, 2005 – Present
* Mitchell Schear (MBA) – President of the Vornado/Charles E. Smith Company
* Omar Ayub Khan (MBA) – former Pakistani Minister of State for Finance
* Scott Cowen (MBA) – President, Tulane University
* Charles Ludolph (MBA) – Former Deputy Assistant Secretary, Department of Commerce
* Mark Levine (MBA) – Managing Director, Core Capital Partners
* Dina Al-Sabah (MBA) - Professional Figure Competitor
* Mary Jo Jacobi Jephson – former Vice President of External Affairs, Royal Dutch Shell
* Edward Straw (MBA) – Executive Vice President of PRTM Management Consultants; former President of Global Operations for Estee Lauder
* Luis F. Lugo (MBA) – CEO, Earth Search Sciences, Inc.
* Thomas Werner (MBA) - CEO, SunPower Corp.
* Ali Al-Shalli (MBA) – Director of Publishing, The Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Foundation
* Mugo Kubati (MBA) – Former CEO, East African Cables
* Roland Bullard (MBA) – CEO, FastShip Inc.
* Clarence B. Rogers, Jr. (MBA) – Former Chairman, President, and CEO of Equifax
* Mark Shenkman (MBA) – CEO, Shenkman Capital Management, Inc.
* William Dale Montgomery (MBA) – former US Ambassador to Bulgaria
* Richard Armour (MBA) – Director of Information Technology, Dell Computer Corporation
* Shahriar Shahida (MBA) – Founder, Constellation Capital Management

ee also

*List of United States business school rankings
*List of business schools in the United States

External links

* [ George Washington School of Business Website]
* [ George Washington University Website]
* [ GWSB MBA Brochure]
* [ GWSB Research Centers and Institutes]


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