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Online Application for Summer 2015 Graduates will close on July 1, 2015

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 diploma@gwu.edu

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.

Spring 2016 Fellowship Opportunity at US Department of State

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


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.

Cyber Security Event: Cyber Liability Insurance for a Network Security Data Breach

Cyber Liability Insurance for a Network Security Data Breach: Are you covered?”

​Mr. Harris Tsangaris, Senior Vice President, NFP P&C; http://www.nfp.com/
​Thursday, June 25th, 2015

2pm-2:20pm: Presentation
2:20pm-2:40pm: Q&A
2:40pm-3pm: World Exec MBA Overview by Director Scheherazade Rehman
3pm-4pm: Discussion with light snacks, coffee and soft drinks

Location Four Seasons Hotel, The George Washington Room
RSVP: wemba@gwu.edu
Mr. Tsangaris is Senior Vice President at NFP Property & Casualty Services, Inc. and is responsible for the marketing of all Directors and Officers Liability insurance, Fiduciary Liability insurance, Crime insurance and Errors and Omissions insurance at NFP. He is also responsible for production and sales in the new business division. He previously worked as Vice President at Marsh USA and also at Zurich American Insurance Company. Harris Tsangaris was an underwriter at Zurich Insurance Group Ltd. and joined. New York-based National Financial Partners Corp. in 2007. At NFP, Mr. Tsangaris specializes in management liability insurance. This includes directors and officers liability insurance, employment practices liability, errors and omissions, crime, fiduciary, network security, data breach, and kidnap and ransom insurance.

Cyber Security Event: Small Businesses Remain Top Targets for Cyber Criminals

Small Businesses Remain Top Targets for Cyber Criminals – What You Can Do About It!

Ms. Ola Sage, President and CEO, E-Management; http://www.e-mcinc.com/
Tuesday, June 23rd, 2015

6pm-6:20pm: Presentation
6:20pm-6:40pm: Q&A
6:40pm-7:pm: World Exec MBA Overview by Director Scheherazade Rehman
7pm-8pm: Discussion with light snacks, coffee and soft drinks

Location: Four Seasons Hotel, The George Washington Room
RSVP: wemba@gwu.edu

Ms. Sage currently serves as the elected Vice Chair on the Executive Committee of the national IT Sector Coordinating Council (IT SCC). The IT SCC, comprised of the nation’s top IT companies, professional services firms, and trade associations, works in partnership with the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to address strategies for mitigating cybersecurity threats and risks to our nation’s critical infrastructure, especially for organizations and businesses that are particularly vulnerable such as small businesses. A champion and advocate for small business cybersecurity readiness, Ola has testified to Congress on issues around cybersecurity insurance and its impact on small and medium-sized businesses.

New Summer Academic Advising Walk-In Hours

MBA Programs has new walk-in academic advising hours for the summer semester.  The new summer hours are:

Mondays, 3:00 – 4:45 pm

Wednesdays, 11:00 – 12:30 pm

Please contact your academic advisor with any questions.

Have you finalized your Summer 2015 schedule?

Summer Session 1 coursework will begin on May 18, 2015. The last day to drop courses without penalty is on Sunday, May 17th at 10:00 pm. For detailed information regarding registration and dropping courses, please see the following link:


To view the most up to date information on available courses, please use the link below:


For information on how to identify elective options please visit:

See your Academic Advisor with any questions.

Fall 2015 Elective Option: Project Management & Organizational Context

DNSC 6290: Project Management & Organizational Context (1.5 credit hours, October 26 – December 9)
Dr. Julia Keleher

Students may choose between enrolling in the on-campus offering (section 10, CRN 62556, Thursdays at 7:10 pm) or the online offering (section DE, CRN 63960)

Course Description:
This course explores how the organizational context in which project management takes place interacts with project management practices. Readings focus on three areas: 1) the characteristics that define and differentiate organizational contexts and organizational culture, 2) the role and function of a Project Management Office and 3) the interaction of organizational context and culture on project management processes. Assignments and learning activities involve applying course concepts to real-world situations and case studies. Students will analyze the influence of organizational context on project management decisions taking place during initiation, planning, execution, monitoring and controlling, and closing processes.

Contact professor for sample syllabi and additional information: jbkeleher@gwu.edu

Fall 2015 Elective – International Project Management

DNSC 6290: International Project Management (1.5 credit hours, August 31 – October 24)
Dr. Sam Ghosh


Students may choose between enrolling in the on-campus offering (section 11, CRN 64690, Wednesdays at 7:10 pm) or the online offering (section DE1, CRN 64691)

Course Description:

The course is designed to augment the basics of project management theory with theory, practices and methodologies pertinent to the global project environment. The course begins with a practical look at investigating the cultural environment in order to understand the context of managing global projects.

Contact professor for sample syllabi and additional information: sghosh12@gwu.edu

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