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Fed Tech provides graduate-level business and engineering students with a hands-on experience in building successful businesses that commercialize cutting-edge technologies from federal labs like NASA and the Naval Research Laboratory. Under the supervision of experienced entrepreneurs, students use Lean Startup business development methodologies to explore the commercial viability of their technologies. The program includes practical experience in entrepreneurship, technology transfer and market research. Promising businesses have the opportunity to license the technology they worked with and enter the DC I-Corps Accelerator program to continue to build their startup.
The Fed Tech program is administered through DC I-Corps (www.dcicorps.com), a program that prepares scientists and engineers to extend their focus beyond the laboratory through instruction in the entrepreneurial process.
A unique, hands-on learning experience combines:
- Lean Startup business development process taught in I-Corps
- Interdisciplinary teams of graduate business and engineering
- Cutting-Edge technologies from top research facilities
- Technology transfer and commercialization process
- Access to inventors, entrepreneur mentors and their networks
- Follow-On opportunities through NVC and GW affiliated
For qualified students ready to do the work, including a substantial amount of work in the field, this is an ideal chance to put all you’ve learned at GW to work. Email email@example.com for more details.
Sign up for Mgt 6298 Section 10, class days and time TBD (CRN 10660) – Fed Tech is a 7 week course meeting once a week
The Department of Management is pleased to announce two new course offerings for the Fall 2016 semester: Small Business Management & New Venture Initiation. Both are being taught by Dr. George Solomon. Students interested in either course should enroll via GWeb. Please see your academic advisor with any questions.
MGT 6281: Small Business Management (3 cr., CRN 17504)
Dr. George Solomon
Mondays, 4:30 – 7:00 pm
The start-up process and management of small firms. Field projects involve student teams as consultants to local businesses. Case studies. Emphasis on total customer service, international opportunities, and minority and women’s issues.
MGT 6282: New Venture Initiation (3 cr., CRN 17505)
Dr. George Solomon
Thursdays, 4:30 – 7:00 pm
Essentials of planning a new business venture. Sources of financing, evaluation of alternative new business ventures, and analysis of business functions. Creating and analyzing the business plan.
The Government Contracts program is pleased to announce a new online summer course – Interagency Acquisition Strategies. The course will be especially relevant to any project management professionals in the government contracting world. Please see your academic advisor with any questions.
GCON 6290: Interagency Acquisition Strategies (3 cr., CRN 92510)
Summer Session II: July 5 – August 13
This course will cover why and how federal government agencies utilize inter-agency acquisition methods. Inter-agency acquisitions, including the use of Government-Wide Acquisition Contracts (GWAC’s), Multiple Award Contracts (MAC’s), GSA Multiple Award Schedule Contracts (MAS) and assisted acquisition services account for billions of dollars in business each year. In fact, some analysts state that approximately 50% of information technology acquisitions are conducted via inter-agency acquisitions. We will discuss why the government creates and uses GWAC’s, MAC’s, and Schedules, collectively known as Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contracts. The advantages, disadvantages and other considerations of using this contract type will be covered from both the government and industry points of view. In addition, we will explore the use of assisted acquisition services, services that some government agencies provide to others on a fee-for-service basis.
Major IDIQ contracts that will be discussed include the GSA Multiple Award Schedule program, GSA Alliant and OASIS, NASA SEWP, plus the DOD LOGCOM contract and similar contract vehicles. We will also study GSA’s Assisted Acquisition Services operation, the Department of Interior’s Business Center and the new assisted services operation launched by the National Institutes of Health Information Technology Acquisition and Assessment Center (NITAAC). Applicable rules, regulations and best practices will considered.
Students will be expected to work in teams to develop business cases for sample new IDIQ contracts. Business case approval is required by the Office of Management and Budget for major IDIQ’s. Students will be evaluated on the efficacy, and completeness of their business cases. Business cases will be evaluated by a panel of experienced IDIQ contract professionals.
The Department of Management will be offering a new accelerated course during the Fall 2016 semester with Dr. James Bailey. More information can be found below. Please see your academic advisor with any questions.
Contemporary Leadership Perspectives and Practices: Parts I and II
Contemporary Leadership Perspectives and Practices I
MGT 6290-10, CRN 17210
Friday, September 23rd and 30th, 8:30-5:30 pm in DUQUES 255
Contemporary Leadership Perspectives and Practices II
MGT 6290-11, CRN 14518
Friday, November 4th and 11th, 8:30-5:30 pm in DUQUES 255
Professor James Bailey (http://bit.ly/1q4rUw6), firstname.lastname@example.org
Introduction and Objectives
Lying as it does squarely in the intersection of the individual and the society, the person and the policy, leadership can be vexing to practitioners and professors alike. This course examines the concept and practice of leadership from a gradated perspective running from micro to macro, treating philosophy, development, creativity, motivation, teams, structure, strategy, change, and the greater good of humanity along the way. It will be taught like an executive seminar rather than a traditional course, focusing more on practice than theory, and employing extensive discussion and case studies.
The purpose of this course is threefold. The first is to challenge assumptions about what leadership is an how it operates by placing it in a modern context that defies the ready and dominate perspective of old. The second is to meaningfully compare and contrast and connect the micro and macro perspectives of leadership; the former referring to leading people and the latter to leading organizations. The third and perhaps most important is to leverage the first two purposes to furnish a platform for individual leadership development.
The format of the course will be divided between lectures, class discussion, case analysis, exercises and self-assessments.
Part I and II Content Description
Part I will focus on the individual relationship between leader and follower. It will treat formal propositions about the dynamics involved in interpersonal cause and effect, the unconscious but real behavioral impact of tacit mental models, and distinguish the functions of leadership and management. It will also examine how individual motives can be understood, harnessed, and aligned for organizational advantage.
Part II will study the relationship between leader and teams as well as organizations. It studies how informal team composition can be balanced for optimum performance, the functions and dysfunctions of organizational culture, and the challenges inherent in effective change management. The last module will be customized based on course member interests
Part I is a prerequisite for Part II. Only students who are registered for Part I will be able to register for Part II. Exceptions can be made but only by directly contacting the instructor.
The Department of Management has announced that it will be offering an online summer version of MGT 6214: Consultative Processes. It will be held during Summer Session I. This course is required for the Consulting concentration. Please see your academic advisor with any questions.
MBAD 6214: Consultative Processes (3 cr., CRN 92939)
Summer Session I: May 16 – June 25
Theories and methods of planning, introducing, and coping with change in management through the helping process. Intended both for managers seeking an understanding of the consultative approach to planned change and for persons in staff or consultative roles seeking understanding of the consultative process. Same as SMPP 6214/ TSTD 6214.
Registration for Fall 2016 coursework will open on Tuesday, March 31st at 7:00 am. To view the most up to date information on available courses, please visit the Schedule of Classes using the link below:
For information on how to identify elective options please visit:
For further information on registration procedures, please see the link below to the Current Student Website:
Please contact your Academic Advisor if you have additional questions regarding your remaining requirements.
The ISTM Department will be offering an online healthcare technology course during the Summer 2016 semester. If interested, please contact your academic advisor.
From Fitbits to Defibrillators (1.5 cr., CRN 92585)
Shaun Khalfan, Chief Systems Security Officer at U.S. Customs and Border Protection
Hillary Lewis, Senior Official for Privacy – DHHS OIG
Summer Session I: May 16 – June 25
The purpose of this course is to introduce health managers and executives to the challenges and opportunities presented by medical devices. The emphasis of this course is leveraging mobile technology as an enabler, taking into account challenges presented by ownership of devices and data from a managerial perspective.
A generous donation from a GWSB alumna has made it possible for the Fowler Career Center to grant fellowships for unpaid internships in the following areas:
- a non-profit internship opportunity focused on education or
healthcare of the underprivileged; or
- an internship opportunity where the student can showcase a passion and
interest in Asian studies and/or Asian countries’ involvement in global business
Applications will be accepted between March 21 – April 8. Students may apply via bit.ly/LauFundForm
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