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Students who anticipate completing their MBA degree requirements during the Fall 2015 semester should apply using the electronic graduation application in GWeb no later than October 1, 2015. Students will only be eligible for electronic submission if they are registered for the Fall 2015 semester.
Instructions on how to apply can be found at:
If you are unable to apply as your MBA curriculum is not appearing in GWeb as a graduation option and you are registered for the Fall 2015 semester – you will need to email email@example.com
Students who apply after the October 1st deadline are required to fill out a paper application and will be charged a $35 late fee.
Please contact your academic advisor with any questions.
Professor Ayman El Tarabishy and Professor Paul Swiercz have announced an accelerated course opportunity for Fall 2015. The course will include 5 webinars and three days of mandatory courses on campus.
International Management Experience (3 cr., CRN 67634)
Drs. Ayman El Tarabishy and Paul Swiercz (email: firstname.lastname@example.org)
Course Online Webinars:
- Webinar #1: Tuesday, September 8th at 9 pm EST
- Webinar #2: Wednesday, September 16th at 8 pm EST
- Webinar #3: Tuesday, September 22nd at 8 pm EST
- Webinar #4: TBD
- Webinar #5: TBD
Mandatory On-Campus Meetings:
- Meeting #1: Wednesday, October 14th
Time: 3 pm – 6 pm
- Meeting #2: Thursday, October 15th
Time: 11 am – 6:30 pm
Location: The World Bank
- Meeting #3: Friday, October 16th
Time: 8 am – 10:30 pm
Location: GWSB and City View
The idea of international social entrepreneurship is relatively new we are still in an experimental period with much to learn. Like most big ideas its origins are difficult to trace but most would agree that that a break through moment was the invention of microfinance. It’s pioneer Muhammad Yunus, recipient of the 2006 Nobel Peace Prize, has become a powerful exemplar of social entrepreneurship. Micro finance services now reach perhaps 100 million people worldwide, illustrating both the great potential and the challenges of social entrepreneurship.
Over time there have been on-going debates about the definition of social entrepreneurship. The Center for Advancement of Social Entrepreneurship at Duke University defines social entrepreneurship as “an approach to creating social value that embraces the fundamental principles of entrepreneurship.”
This course will provide an opportunity for a deep exploration of the theory and practice of social entrepreneurship yet integrated into the broader topic of global entrepreneurship. This course will be part of the GW Global Entrepreneurship Conference (www.GWOctober.org). It will also have a strong Asia focus and in particular Korean Management with an in-depth analysis of CJ Corporation. The CJ Corporation is a 30 billion dollar South Korean conglomerate holding company headquartered in Seoul. It comprises numerous businesses in various industries of food and food service, pharmaceutics and biotechnology.
Through guest speakers, case discussion, lecture, and student presentations this course will explore this emerging field. Students will deepen our understanding of social entrepreneurship and be expected to develop a social entrepreneurship concept for a social enterprise. The course will be structured around three elements interwoven throughout: The field of social entrepreneurship from individual, organizational and external environment perspectives; the business structures, individuals, and systems used by social entrepreneurs.
Global & Experiential Education (G&EE) would like to announce the winter/spring 2016 study away programs.
G&EE will host an information session where the professors leading programs will present on their opportunities. Former participants will also be available to share their experience. Students interested in any of the programs offered are encouraged to attend!
Short-term Study Away Information Session
Tuesday, September 15th
6:00 – 7:30pm
Duques Hall, room 251
Don’t miss out on these unique opportunities to globalize your GWSB degree!
Last Day to Drop Fall 2015 Full Semester & Module 1 Courses Without Penalty is Sunday, August 30, 2015 by 10:00 pm
Students who need to drop Module 1 and semester long courses for the Fall 2015 semester must do so via GWeb no later than 10:00 pm on Sunday, August 30, 2015. All courses dropped after this date will be subject to the University Refund Schedule.
Students who even exchange credits (e.g drop three (3) credits and add three (3) credits) will not be charged a penalty. The add/drop period will end on Sunday, September 13th at 10:00 pm.
Please see the link below outlining instructions on how to add/drop courses via GWeb:
Please contact your academic advisor with any questions.
PERSPECTIVES ON LEADERSHIP (67948, 1.5 credits)
Professor James Bailey
November 6 and November 13, 8:30 am – 5:30 pm
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 discussions, exercises and case studies.
The purpose of this course is threefold. The first is to challenge assumptions about what leadership is and 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.
Please contact Professor Bailey (email@example.com) with any questions.
If you are interested in healthcare, two courses are now available for all MBA students. If you are interested in enrolling, please provide a Registration Transaction Form (RTF) form to your academic advisor.
Healthcare Administration and the Affordable Care Act (CRN 67654 , 1.5 credits, online)
Dr. John Murphy, PhD, MPH
Module 1, August 31 – October 24
This course dissects the impact of The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (more commonly called the Affordable Care Act or ACA) on individual and organizational behavior, and its broad effect on business and labor decision-making. Much attention and speculation has been given to the ACA. Pundits, practitioners, administrators and laypersons have all opined on the practical impact of the ACA. This course will take an empirical approach to the same. We will examine how the ACA impacts individual behavior in the market, specifically their choices about employment and workforce participation. We will also explore how organizations respond to new legislative mandates and what these additional pressures mean for business and the economy.
Business Value of Healthcare – Strategy (CRN 67742, 1.5 credits, online)
Jennifer Ford, MBA, PMP
Module 2, October 26- December 11
Many experts discuss the definition of Healthcare Value in terms of outcomes. However, there are many components within healthcare investments that need to be defined, implemented, evaluated, and improved upon before correlations to outcomes can be made from healthcare investments. These components can be measured to help determine strong correlations to healthcare outcomes. Therefore, the strategy of defining the business value of healthcare for an organization becomes paramount with limited dollars expected to yield the benefits that are intended to be realized leading thinkers in the field who have disrupted health care thinking and delivery.
Students who anticipate completing their MBA degree requirements during the Summer 2015 semester should apply using the electronic graduation application in GWeb no later than July 1, 2015. If you are completing your degree requirements and are registered for the Summer this option will be available.
Instructions on how to apply can be found at:
If you are unable to apply as your MBA curriculum is not appearing in GWeb as a graduation option and you are registered for the Summer 2015 semester – you will need to email firstname.lastname@example.org
Students who apply after the July 1st deadline are required to fill out a paper application and will be charged a $35 late fee.
Please contact your Academic Advisor if you have any questions.
PAID FELLOWSHIP WITH HOUSING STIPEND IN THE OFFICE OF GLOBAL PARTNERSHIPS AT US DEPARTMENT OF STATE
MUST BE A US CITIZEN TO APPLY
Must be a full or part-time continuing Masters student in an accredited MBA or related Master’s program including Masters in International Affairs, International Policy, or International Economics
DEADLINE: JULY 1, 2015
For those seeking unique fellowship experiences, the Benjamin Kane Gupta Fellows Program at the U.S. Department of State is an unparalleled opportunity to spend the semester in our nation’s capital participating in a paid fellowship that fosters hands-on work experience at the U.S. Department of State. This program will provide fellows with a rich educational experience by providing them with in-depth exposure to public-private partnership-building at the U.S. Department of State Secretary’s Office of Global Partnerships.
The fellows will facilitate collaboration among innovative businesses, governments, and civil society through research and program development. The fellowship aims to provide graduate students the opportunity to apply academic study to practice, while advancing their professional development. As part of the Gupta Fellows Program, fellows will receive monthly housing stipends in addition to their regular paychecks, to cover the cost of housing in the DC metro area while participating in the fellowship.
- For additional information about the program and to apply, please go to: http://business.gwu.edu/programs/masters-of-business-administration/gupta-fellows-program/
- If you have any questions, please contact email@example.com
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