Explanation of Course Numbers

  • Courses in the 1000s are primarily introductory undergraduate courses
  • Those in the 2000s to 4000s are upper-level undergraduate courses that also may be taken for graduate credit with permission and additional work assigned
  • Those in the 6000s and 8000s are for master’s, doctoral, and professional-level students
  • The 6000s are open to advanced undergraduate students with approval of the instructor and the dean or advising office

MBAD 6202. Foundational Management Topics in Health Care. 3 Credits.

How prevailing health care business models serve as barriers to economic and business gains; environmental changes and future directions of health care delivery, practice, and policy that can to innovation and serving as drivers for thinking strategically about the business components of the health care sector. Restricted to students in the MBA in health care program.

MBAD 6203. Global MBA Career Roadmap. 0 Credits.

Career options; traditional and digital networking tools and techniques; resume, cover letter, and related correspondence writing; preparing for an interview. Restricted to students in the global MBA program.

MBAD 6205. Business Essentials for Dynamic Markets. 1.5 Credit.

Introduction to the foundations of business. Business models and design, dynamic capabilities, and strategy. Identify opportunities, lead individuals, groups, virtual teams, and organizations effectively.

MBAD 6206. Professionalism as a Performative Art. 1 Credit.

Experiential learning exercises, case studies, interactive lectures, discussions, and custom simulations to real-world challenges. A practice field for communications skill building and adaptive problem solving.

MBAD 6207. Leadership Lab. 1 Credit.

Managerial soft skills in communications and leadership. Applications to challenges managers face with people and projects. Topics include personality, influence, social networks, and teams. Translating theory to practice and concept to action.

MBAD 6211. Financial Accounting. 3 Credits.

Basic concepts and methods used in financial reporting to understand content, context, and related processes. Income statement, balance sheet, and statement of cash flows. Detailed accounting procedures, calculations, and choices. Same As: ACCY 6101, IAFF 6191.

MBAD 6213. Accounting for Internal Decision Making. 1.5 Credit.

Effective use of internal generation, communication, and interpretation of information for both operational and strategic decision making purposes. Restricted to students in the MBA program. Prerequisites: ACCY 6101 or MBAD 6211. Same As: ACCY 6201.

MBAD 6223. Operations Management. 1.5 Credit.

Concepts and techniques related to manufacturing and service operations. Process mapping, capacity analysis, production control, quality management, and supply chains. Prerequisites: MBAD 6224.

MBAD 6224. Decision Making and Data Analysis. 3 Credits.

Elements of decision making that enable managers to characterize their strengths, assess the competition, and forecast the future. Deterministic and probabilistic decision models. Analytical approaches involving uncertainty, multiple objectives, and multiple stakeholders. Probability concepts are used to develop and apply statistical models, with both exploratory and inferential statistical techniques used, including sampling, estimation, and hypothesis testing.

MBAD 6235. Finance. 3 Credits.

Financial management examined through financial analyses, fund sources, investing, capital planning/budgeting, dividend policy, and working capital management. Money and capital markets, primary and secondary markets, and cash and futures markets. Prerequisites: MBAD 6211 and MBAD 6224; or IBUS 6101 and MBAD 6211. Same As: IAFF 6193. Credit cannot be earned for this course and BADM 3501.

MBAD 6240. Competition in the Global Economy. 3 Credits.

Analysis of political risk using insights from practice and political science. Introduces international macroeconomics, geopolitics, frameworks for analyzing firm-level investment, and trade decisions. Overview of the global business environment. Credit cannot be earned for this course and MBAD 6245.

MBAD 6242. Microeconomics for the World Economy. 1.5 Credit.

The economics of supply and demand in product markets. Theory of the firm (production and cost structure) and its competitive environment (perfect competition, monopoly, oligopoly, and monopolistic competition).

MBAD 6245. Global Perspectives. 3 Credits.

How decisions and processes are modified for the complex global arena. Differences between the domestic and international environments and the implications for management; variations in the organization of institutions of capitalism across countries. Challenges of operating in different cultures, effects of national differences in institutional environments, and design of organizational structures for coordination and control in multinational operations.

MBAD 6250. Technology for Business in DC. 1.5 Credit.

Real-world applications and management of technology such as business-IT alignment, digital transformation, strategic IT, cloud outsourcing, digital platform strategy and big data analytics. Students work on projects from DC metro area organization. Prerequisites: MBAD 6211, MBAD 6224, MBAD 6235, MBAD 6263, and MBAD 6274.

MBAD 6263. Organizations and Human Capital. 3 Credits.

Formal and informal organizational dynamics related to leading and managing human capital. Motivation and compensation, managing diversity, power and employee relations, organizational culture and change, leadership and decision making, and staffing and performance management. Restricted to MBA students. Credit cannot be earned for this course and BADM 3103.

MBAD 6274. Marketing. 3 Credits.

Marketing as an organizational function creating, communicating, and delivering value to customers, while managing customer relationships in ways that benefit both the organization and its stakeholders. Formulation and implementation of the elements of marketing strategy through the application of concepts of marketing, analytic perspectives, and decision tools. Credit cannot be earned for this course and BADM 3401.

MBAD 6281. Business Ethics. 1.5 Credit.

Businesses are experiencing increasing challenges and opportunities to ensure that they demonstrate integrity in all of their activities, both internal and external to their operations. Perspectives, information, and skill development in advancing the value of integrity in business organizations.

MBAD 6284. Business and Public Policy. 1.5 Credit.

Provides a foundation for understanding business in its broader social context; emphasis on interaction of the market system and public policy process. Instructor’s active guidance with students to develop a public policy strategy proposal for a live partner.

MBAD 6286. Strategic Management I. 1.5 Credit.

An introductory approach to strategic management, stressing the general concepts and methodologies used in strategic management and providing a foundation for the MBA learning experience.

MBAD 6287. Strategic Management II. 1.5 Credit.

An integrative approach to strategic management, stressing the general manager’s perspective, strategy formulation, implementation of strategy and policy, and evaluation and control of strategy in various types of organizations.

MBAD 6288. Strategic Management. 3 Credits.

An integrative approach to strategic management; general manager's perspective, strategy formulation, implementation of strategy and policy, and evaluation and control of strategy in various types of organizations. MBAD 6235 may be taken concurrently. Prerequisites: MBAD 6211, MBAD 6235 and MBAD 6274.

MBAD 6289. Business Ethics and Public Policy. 3 Credits.

Political, legal, social, economic, and ethical forces acting upon business. Interaction of the market system and public policy process in the development of law and regulation.

MBAD 6290. Special Topics. 3 Credits.

May be repeated to a maximum of 3 times. Same As: FINA 6290, MKTG 6290.

MBAD 6294. Consulting Abroad Project. 3 Credits.

Students gain practical experience in the global environment through engagement in projects provided by international or foreign companies. A representative of the company visits GW to work with students during the associated practicum. Students work on projects during the seven-week practicum prior to the international residency.

MBAD 6298. Graduate Internship in Business and Management. 0 Credits.

Structured practical experience. Permission of the instructor required prior to enrollment.