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Short-Term Study Away Information Session

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.

Fall 2015 Accelerated Elective Course Offering: Perspectives on Leadership

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 (jbailey@gwu.edu) with any questions.

Two Healthcare Courses Available online to MBA Students for Fall 2015

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.

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.

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