Graduate Certificate in Responsible Management

The graduate certificate in responsible management (CRM) program is designed to enhance the preparation of students as responsible leaders. Students participate in seminars, projects, courses, and service in a variety of topic areas, including global strategy, ethics, corporate social responsibility, international development, peace, energy, and the environment. These academic opportunities provide students with the knowledge, proficiencies, and skills needed to succeed as leaders in governmental, industry, and consumer oversight.

The CRM program is open only to GW graduate students. Students often begin the CRM program as early as their first semester and at least one year prior to graduation.

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The following requirements must be fulfilled: 12 credits, including one required 3-credit course, one required 0-credit course, and 9 credits in elective courses.

MBAD 6289Business Ethics and Public Policy
9 credits from the following:
DNSC 6401Sustainable Supply Chains
FINA 6290Special Topics (Microfinance: Fin. Services for Poor)
IAFF 6138Special Topics in International Development Studies (M&E for Foreign Assistance Programs)
IBUS 6402Managing in Developing Countries
MGT 6285Social Entrepreneurship
MGT 6290Special Topics (Global Entrepreneurship)
PPPA 6085Special Topics in Public Policy
PUBH 6004Environmental and Occupational Health in a Sustainable World
SMPP 6202Business-Government Relations
SMPP 6210Strategic Environmental Management
SMPP 6211Corporate Environmental Management in Developing Nations
SMPP 6215Corporate Governance and Ethics
SMPP 6216Public Policy, Governance, and the Global Market
SMPP 6218Topics in Business and Society
SMPP 6241Global Corporate Responsibility
SMPP 6290Special Topics (Public Private Partnerships)
SMPP 6290Special Topics (Strategic Management & Environmental Analysis Within a Development Context)
SMPP 6290Special Topics (Strategy, Global Markets and Politics)
SMPP 6290Special Topics (Sustainable and Responsible Investing)
In addition to completing curriculum requirements, students are expected to:
Attend two seminars, panel discussions, conferences, or other events related to the CRM mission, and write a short summary of each event;
Complete 20 hours of extracurricular activities by participating in a qualifying student organization and/or performing community service; and,
Complete a research paper that examines one or more CSR issues as described in a corporation's sustainability report. The research project is submitted as a 10-page paper and a 10-minute PowerPoint presentation.