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This certificate is offered by the College of Science’s Department of Geography and Geoinformation Science in cooperation with the School of Business.
Considering our global environment, professionals working on large-scale GIS projects often find it only natural to couple management and marketing topics with geography. This certificate accommodates students who are pursuing a degree in the Department of Geography and Geoinformation Science who also wish to acquire more knowledge on how to manage people and organizations dealing with GIS in a global economy. By understanding marketing terms, financial matters, and also having a good understanding of how to manage people, students will be well prepared to face challenges in multidisciplinary GIS-oriented environments.
All courses are available online; further information can be found on the Office of Distance Education website.
Students are advised to review all Undergraduate Policies, particularly the section on ‘UndergraduateCertificates.’ If also pursuing a minor, students should pay close attention to the ‘Minors’ section, as well.
This certificate may be pursued on a full-time or part-time basis.
- Receive undergraduate student admission to George Mason.
- Speak to your major advisor and the online program coordinator (Dr. Nektaria Tryfona).
Geoinformation Science (18-19 credits)
- GGS 101 – Major World Regions 3 credits or GGS 103 – Human Geography 3 credits
- GGS 102 – Physical Geography 3 credits or GGS 121 – Dynamic Atmosphere and Hydrosphere 4 credits
- GGS 311 – Introduction to Geographic Information Systems Credits: 3
- GGS 312 – Physical Climatology 3 credits
- GGS 315 – Geography of the United States 3 credits
- GGS 380 – Geography of Virginia 3 credits
Management (6 credits)
- MBUS 300 – Accounting in a Global Economy 3 credits
- MBUS 301 – Managing People and Organizations in a Global Economy 3 credits
- MBUS 302 – Managing Information in a Global Economy 3 credits
- MBUS 303 – Marketing in a Global Economy 3 credits
What will you gain?
- Awareness of the importance of managing people and organizations in a global environment.
- A working knowledge of managing GIS projects dealing with physical characteristics related to earth systems including weather, vegetation, and geology.
- Understanding of the relationship between natural sciences (as it applies to natural disasters, sustainability, global warming), and management cases.
- The ability to evaluate marketing and management options in relation to location-based assets.
Because all required courses for this undergraduate certificate are available entirely online, you will have the ability to create a flexible academic schedule that fits your needs!
Please see the GMU Catalog Entry for the Undergraduate Certificate in GeoManagement for other program details.