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Synchronous Session Added for MBAD 6213 Managerial Accounting for the Fall Semester

A new online synchronous session has been added for the online version of MBAD 6213 Managerial Accounting which will take place this Fall 2016 from 10/26 through 12/12. The session will be held on Thursdays from 12:00-1:00 pm. In order to to gain access, please register through GWEB for both the course MBAD 6213 Managerial Accounting (CRN 13548) along with the synchronous session (CRN 17919) simultaneously.

If you have any questions, please email your Advisor.

Application Deadline for Summer 2016 Graduation is July 1

The application deadline for students who anticipate completing their MBA degree requirements during the Summer 2016 is Friday, July 1st. Students who apply after the July 1st deadline are required to fill out a paper application and will be charged a $35 processing fee.

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 2016 semester, then you will need to email Graduation Services at diploma@gwu.edu.

If you have additional questions please email your Academic Advisor.

10-week (non-credit) program – “Summer of Design”

This summer the School of Business is partnering with The Milken School of Public Health, the Washington DC Design Thinking community, and the Global Entrepreneurship Summit to offer a 10-week (non-credit – cannot be applied towards the MBA degree requirements) program called the “Summer of Design”.

Design thinking has become an increasingly important and relevant part of the toolkit for future business leaders. It helps develop competencies in creative thinking, innovation and entrepreneurship, and human-centered problem solving.

This program will provide an opportunity for you to experience intensive training in design thinking and design-led innovation, led by experts and practitioners. You will work in a 6-person cross-disciplinary team on real challenges provided from project partners in the private, public and academic sectors. This year’s challenge will focus on health-related topics affecting citizens east of the River. You will consider how design-thinking, entrepreneurship, and public-private partnerships can be leveraged in innovative ways to develop a new vision for a healthy population. Each team will be closely facilitated by a mentor.

Participants will present their ideas shark-tank style to a panel of Judges on August 3, 2016.

We are looking for students from all disciplines who are interested in this pioneering program. The normal cost of the program is $249 but we have 20 spots open for GWSB students free of cost.

Please contact Denita Takemoto: dtakemoto@gwu.edu if you are interested. Please note that the program starts this week so time is of the essence.

Have you finalized your Summer 2016 schedule?

Summer Session 1 coursework will begin on Monday, May 16, 2016. The last day to drop Summer Session I, 10-Week, and 14-Week courses without penalty is on Sunday, May 15th 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:


See your Academic Advisor with any questions.

New On-Campus Summer Course: Governance Through Dealmaking

New engaging summer course on dealmaking and negotiations:

Governance through Dealmaking (3 cr., CRN 92227)

Summer Session I (May 17 – June 23)
Tuesday & Thursday, 6:10pm – 9:05pm

Students who take this course acquire a practical framework and the practice needed to imagine and successfully structure, close and manage transactions. It is one thing to get a good price on something already being sold on the market. It is something else to invent a transaction that never quite existed the way you think it can and should.

During the semester, we will practice, practice and practice how to conceive an opportunity and put together term sheets and develop the relationships needed to bring deals to reality. After reviewing the fundamental principles of contract law relevant to building successful, resilient, relationship-reinforcing deals with real business cases, we will then have “live cases” with professional dealmakers who will join us in class to tell their stories and put you to work solving the deal puzzles that they confronted. Working in teams, you will present your takes on the problems so you can receive feedback from the source.

Guest speakings including an engineer-inventor with a case involving the licensing of innovative technology, a serial entrepreneur whose most recent venture is a barber shop, a private equity professional, and Sid Banerjee, Executive Chairman of Clarabridge, who was named a Washington Business Journal Most Admired CEO in 2014.

For questions email Gastón de los Reyes at gdlr@email.gwu.edu

Fall 2016 I-Corps Fed Tech Program

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 bobsmithajh@gwu.edu 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

On-Campus Fall 2016 Course Offerings: Small Business Management & New Venture Initiation

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

Course Description:
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

Course Description:
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.

New Online Course Offering for Summer Session II: Interagency Acquisition Strategies

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)

Online format
Summer Session II: July 5 – August 13

Course Description

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.

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