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Spring 2017 Elective Course: Data Ethics & Policy

DATS 6450 | Data Ethics & Policy | 3 Credits

  • Taught by Nima Bari
  • DATS 6450 – Section 10, CRN 57719 (3 Credits)

  • Dates: 01/17/17 – 05/01/17
  • Day/Time: Tuesdays 7:10-9:40 PM

This course will examine legal, policy, and ethical issues that arise throughout the full life cycle of data science from collection, to storage, processing, analysis and use including, privacy, surveillance, security, classification, discrimination, decisional autonomy, and duties to warn or act. Case studies will be used to explore these issues across various domains such as criminal justice, national security, health, marketing, politics, education, automotive, employment, athletics, and development.

Attention will be paid to legal and policy constraints and considerations that attach to specific domains as well as particular datatypes, collection methods, and institutions. Technical, legal, and market approaches to mitigating and managing discrete and compound sets of concerns will be introduced, and the strengths and benefits of competing and complementary approaches will be explored. This class is being offered in collaboration with great scientist in Data Ethics field Dr. Anna Hoffman.

For more information, or to enroll: Please fill out the Registration Transaction Form and email Dr. Nima Bari at nbari@gwu.edu to collect it and get it signed by the department.

New Spring 2017 Healthcare Focused Online Elective

MBA Programs is excited to announce a new healthcare-focused online elective, available Spring 2017:

ISTM 6290 | What You Need to Know to Manage Your Enterprise Information Assets: Health IT, Big Data & Mobile in Healthcare | CRN: 58408


Shaun Khalfan
Chief Information Security Officer
U.S. Customs and Border Patrol

Hillary Lewis
Senior Official for Privacy
Office of Inspector General
Dept. of Health & Human Services


A risk management overview of concepts in security, privacy, big data, and health information management for all levels of technical expertise.


Spring 2017 Elective Course Offering: SMPP 6210 | Strategic Environmental Mgmt.

SMPP 6210 | Strategic Environmental Management | 3 Credits – taught by Jorge Rivera, Section 10, CRN 56985

While many in the business, government, and non-profit sectors view environmental protection as a threat to competitiveness, others see win-win opportunities. This course provides students with graduate level knowledge and real life case examples that will allow them to design profitable corporate environmental management strategies.


Spring 2017 Registration Will Open Wednesday, November 2nd at 7:00 AM

Registration for Spring 2017 coursework will open on Wednesday, November 2nd at 7:00 am (EST).

Please contact your Academic Advisor if you have additional questions regarding your remaining requirements.

NEW Spring 2017 Course Offerings

January 11 – 14, 2017Business and Society: Crowdfunding and Development taught by Romi Bhatia, SMPP 6290 Section 13, CRN 58064

In this course students will review current trends and issues in crowdfunding and how they apply to (economic) development starting by reviewing the Jumpstart Our Business Act (aimed at creating new ways for investors to fund start up businesses) and financial regulations for crowd funding. Students will investigate debt crowd funding models to promote access to finance as well as learn how crowd funding accelerates poverty alleviation.

This course is part of the Business and Society series and is condensed into four days from January 11th through January 14th. Classroom lectures will be complimented by site visits to Crowdfunding platforms (Fundrise) and incubators (1776) in the Washington D.C area.

March 13 – 17, 2017Business and Society: Creating Shared Value taught by Gaston De Los Reyes, SMPP 6290 Section 14, CRN 58065

The emphasis in this course will be for students to develop comfort and practice applying the business and society framework advanced in a paper by the instructor (forthcoming in the California Management Review).* This framework is designed for managers to tap into the power of “win-win” approaches to business and society problems (known in the literature variously as “Creating Shared Value”; “the business case for CSR”; “economic CSR”; and “instrumental stakeholder theory”) with the belt and suspenders protection of two generic types of ethical frameworks: norm-taking frameworks to identify relevant and legitimate norms (legal and non-legal) and norm-making frameworks for revising the rules of the game to accommodate existing limitations in the face of the fast-changing landscape of business (e.g., Uber’s disruption of taxi laws and norms).


NEW Online Spring Course Offerings

MGT 6290 People Analytics – 3 Credits. Ella Washington – Consultant @ EY

Use of HR systems and data analytic methods to improve workforce planning, performance management, and investment in Human Capital. Use of data to enhance workforce learning and leadership development, leadership, and culture.

CRN: 56901

MGT 6252 Global Human Resource Management – 3 Credits. Debra Cohen, former GWSB faculty, former SHRM VP of Research

This course provides an overview of the HR function and how HR contributes to the core strategy of an organization. Course covers key areas associated with HR technical competencies and knowledge associated with people, organizations, workplace, and strategy. HR theory is presented in a practical way, targeted toward HR generalists or non-HR managers interested in understanding the strategic function of HR in organizations.

CRN: 56903


Last Day to Drop Module 2 Courses Without Penalty

Students who need to drop Module 2 courses for the Fall 2016 semester must do so via RTF no later than 10:00 pm on Tuesday, October 25, 2016. All courses dropped after this date will be subject to the GWSB’s refund schedule, which can be found at:


Please contact your academic advisor with any questions.

7 Tips for Maximizing Your Effectiveness at any Career Fair

By: Monice Sanders

This is prime career fair season, so to help you navigate this process effectively, here are just a few tips.  These were developed through several instances of attending career fairs in a variety of roles  – – –  as a leader of recruitment teams, and as a career consultant.   There are many  things you can do to have very successful times at career fairs, but here are some of the top ideas.

7 Tips for Maximizing Your Effectiveness at Career Fairs

  • Put yourself in charge of your preparation – remembering that is up to you to make sure you have a successful time.
  • Make a list of at least 10 organizations (or many more) who will be there that you will approach – and research those organizations in advance.  Always know something about the organization with which you are interviewing.
  • If possible, upload your resume to the conference website and apply to some organizations in advance – – you might be invited to an interview while you are there.
  • Dress in your professional best
    • Dark suit
    • Fresh blouse or shirt – no wrinkles
    • Tie if you are a male
    • Conservative accessories and well groomed in every way
  • Start as early as you can in the day.  By the late afternoon, many recruiters have grown tired, and have heard similar information from multiple candidates throughout the day. If it is a two day conference, focus as much as you can on the first day.    If you are there in the beginning you stand a better chance of connecting with a well rested recruiter and standing out in a positive way.
  • Use the conference map that is normally provided – to map out your plans.
  • After the conference /career fair, send thank you notes if you are interviewed or have extended conversations with organization representatives or recruiters.

If you have any questions about maximizing your time at a career fair please reach out to your career coach.

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