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March 10, 2010

GWSB Undergraduate Programs Ranks 51st in BusinessWeek Survey

For the full BusinessWeek list go to: http://BusinessWeek.com/bschools/rankings

See why GWSB Undergrads think their school should be #1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CUpCTzOAoLI

From the GW Press Release:

The GW School of Business Ranks Among BusinessWeek’s Best B-Schools

GW Undergraduate Business Program Makes Major Jump in Rankings

March 5, 2010

WASHINGTON – The George Washington University School of Business has been ranked as one of the best undergraduate business programs in the nation by BusinessWeek magazine. GWSB’s undergraduate program is ranked 51st in the nation, jumping 14 places from 2009.

In addition, the GW School of Business undergraduate program was ranked 23rd for academic quality out of 111 undergraduate business programs by BusinessWeek. That ranking is based on average SAT scores, the ratio of full-time faculty to students, average class size, student internships and the hours students spend each week on schoolwork. The overall ranking is based on student satisfaction surveys, postgraduation outcomes and academic quality. The 2010 score was combined with results from student surveys in 2009 and 2008.

“The recognition of our undergraduate business program as one of the best in the nation demonstrates the caliber of students we attract and our efforts to strengthen the undergraduate program and the whole GW School of Business,” said Susan M. Phillips, dean of the school. “We focus on teaching excellence, scholarly research, and innovative curricula to challenge students and deliver an outstanding education for them.”

The GW School of Business undergraduate population has grown in number and quality in recent years.

“These rankings reflect GWSB’s efforts to continually improve our high academic standards and provide students with real-world experience and in-depth career management strategies,” said Lawrence Singleton, GWSB associate dean for undergraduate programs. “From the very beginning, we prepare our students for success in the global economy.”

GW’s School of Business prepares students for professional management careers. The depth and variety of its academic and professional programs, including five specialized master’s programs, provide rich opportunities for students in the school’s core bachelor of business administration, master of business administration, and doctoral programs. GW’s undergraduate- and graduate-level international business programs rank among the world’s best.

GWSB Undergraduate Programs Fall Events Scheduled

Mark your calendars for the following GWSB Undergraduate Programs events set for the fall.

Mintz Sophomore Getaway: October 29-30, 2010

Battle of the Beltway Case Competition GW Preliminary Round: October 22, 2010

Battle of the Beltway Case Competition Final Rounds: November 4-5, 2010

GWSB Undergraduate New York Career Trek: November 18-19, 2010



Pictured Above: GWSB Students at CAA Sports during the Spring 2010 NY Trek

Undergraduate Business Association Seeking Student Leaders!

Are you interested in gaining leadership experience while helping shape the undergraduate experience of all GWSB students?

The Undergraduate Business Association is currently recruiting GWSB students to serve on the Executive Committee for the 2010-2011 academic year. If you are a self-starting undergraduate with an entrepreneurial spirit, we want to hear from you!

Please visit http://www.wix.com/UBusinessAssociation/Undergraduate-Business-Association%20 for more information.

About UBA

The Undergraduate Business Association (UBA) is an umbrella organization that facilitates the work of all undergraduate business student groups through the allocation of financial resources and by providing avenues for communication and collaboration. Affiliate organizations include: Alpha Kappa Psi, Alpha Kappa Epsilon, Beta Alpha Psi, Capitol Advertising, Delta Sigma Pi, GW Women in Business, The GW Finance and Investments Club and the Multicultural Business Student Association.

GW Summer Business Institute

Have friends who aren't business students that are interested in a business school experience? Let them know about the GW Summer Business Institute.

GW School of Business Undergraduate Programs is pleased to announce a new program for seniors and juniors with 75 semester credit hours or more to help further prepare them for life after GW and the job market. You are invited to participate in the GW Summer Business Institute, which provides an opportunity to learn business fundamentals in the core subjects covered in the School of Business’ Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) degree program:

Accounting, Business Economics, Business Ethics, Business Law, Finance, Information Systems, Marketing, Operations, Organizational Behavior, Human Resources, Decision Making, Leadership, Presentation Skills, Team Building

Students will also:
-Work with career management professionals in the F. David Fowler Career Center to improve their resume and interview skills
- Learn to think and communicate like business professionals
- Learn to apply the appropriate vocabulary and customs of business
- Learn to understand and use business publications like The Wall Street Journal
- Motivate themselves and others to succeed

The 2010 GW Summer Business Institute will take place from May 30-June 19, and space is limited. The total cost of the program is $6,300 ($7,300 with on-campus housing), and applications are being accepted only through April 1st. Additional information about the GW Summer Business Institute and an application for admission are available at http://business.gwu.edu/gwsbi. You may also call the GW School of Business Office of Undergraduate Programs at 202-994-7536.

Monita Mo "Investing in China"

The George Washington University US-China Business Association presents Monito Mo, Founder and President of Ascend Capital Partners "Investing in China"

March 10, 2010 at 7:00 PM
1957 E Street, NW in Room 113

For more information see the flyer below.

"Investing in China" Flyer

International Advertising Association (IAA) Diploma in Marketing Communications

The purpose of this letter is to invite qualified students to apply for the prestigious International Advertising Association Diploma. Since 2007, the GW Marketing Department has been affiliated with the International Advertising Association (IAA).

One benefit of our IAA membership is that our Department of Marketing within the School of Business is now able to offer a special additional diploma to those graduates who qualify under IAA regulations. Spring 2007 was the first year we were able to offer this diploma to qualified students, and this Spring 2010 is only the fourth time we have been able to provide this service. This diploma symbolizes your increased skill in Marketing Communications, and should set you apart from many other graduates in your job search or applications for additional education.

The link below includes several documents in regards to the diploma. One is an overview of the International Advertising Association (IAA); the second is a suggested list of courses (or substitutes) that you need to have taken to qualify for the IAA Diploma, and the third is the Diploma Application itself.

There is a fee of $75 for this diploma, which is needed for registry with the IAA and the processing of the diploma. The $75 (check or cash) should be made payable to “GW Department of Marketing” and is to be delivered with your completed application to Department Secretary, Christin Green, in Funger Hall, Suite 301. Applications and fees should be completed and delivered to the Department of Marketing by Thursday, April 15, 2010.

Questions? Contact: Dr. Salah Hassan (Hassan@gwu.edu), Dr Liebrenz-Himes (Liebrenz@gwu.edu) or Dr. Lynda Maddox (Maddox@gwu.edu)

IAA Diploma Invitation

Dodge a Ball; Feed the Community

Join Alpha Kappa Psi on March 27, 2010 for its first annual dodgeball fundraiser and help raise funds for the Foggy Bottom Food Pantry. The Foggy Bottom Food Pantry provides meals to disadvantaged DC community members. And, through your support, the Foggy Bottom Food Pantry can continue on its mission of assisting the local community. Register a team today and YOU can make a positive impact on the community and have fun while doing it!

Please see form below for further details.

Dodeball Tournament Flyer

GW District Youth Empowerment Program

We need You:

Volunteers needed to tutor and mentor at-risk youth in low-income communities here in DC. Get involved with GW's District Youth Empowerment Program. Good opportunity to enhance social-entrepreneurial skills while gaining "real world" experience and changing economic outcomes for low-income families. Ask about our Leadership Opportunities. For more info please contact Laura Chambers gwdyep@gmail.com

GWWIB Spring Conference

Bridging the Gap: Transferring Classroom Lessons to Real World Experiences
GW Women in Business' First Annual Spring Conference

GW Women in Business is proud to present our first annual spring conference on Saturday, April 10, 2010 from 9:30am-3:30pm. Through our Conference, GWWIB hopes to facilitate a discussion on the major topics learned in the classroom and how these issues are translated into the real world of business. The discussions will be facilitated by GW professors and will feature panels of experts, as well as an opportunity for Q&A by conference participants. The conference will also include a networking luncheon where participants will be able to meet representatives from M&T Bank, Coca-Cola Company, Deloitte, the World Bank, Capitol Hill, DuPont, and many more! Tickets for members ($10) and non-members ($15) include breakfast, lunch, a goodie bag with gift cards and discount coupons, and a wealth of networking opportunities.
Purchase your tickets at http://gwwibspringconference.eventbrite.com
Time: 9:30am-3:30pm
Location: Duques and Funger Halls
URL: http://www.wix.com/gwwibsc10/gwwib-spring-conference

Conference Flyer

"The Reality and Rhetoric of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)"

On Thursday, March 11, 2010 at 5:30pm, GWU's Institute for Corporate Responsibility is hosting a panel focused on "The Reality and Rhetoric of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)". The guest speakers represent the private sector and NGOs. They will explain what CSR means to them, both in their industry and in their career. There will also be time set aside at the end for an open Q & A session. This event is free and open to public.

The speakers are:
Kevin Moss, Head of CSR at British Telecom Americas
Dan Simon, Principal, Vucurevich-Simon Advisory Group (Founding Farmers & Farmers and Fishers restaurants)
Steve Rochlin, Senior Partner at AccountAbility

Light refreshments will be provided starting at 5:30pm, the panel discussion will be from 6-7pm, and open questions and networking will be from 7-7:30pm. For those students who need to leave the event early for a 7:10pm class, this will not be a problem.

CSR Seminar: Reality and Reteric
When: Thursday, March 11, 2010
Time: 5:30-7:30pm
Where: Duques Hall - 6th Floor Room 652
RSVP: wgerlich@gwmail.gwu.edu

**This event was also made possible by help from members of GW's Net Impact Chapter and GW's Social Enterprise Forum. Thank you.

The Columbian Women Scholarship

The objective of The Columbian Women Scholarship (Tuition Only) is to recognize and assist women pursuing a degree program in any field of study at The George Washington University who demonstrate a high level of achievement in academia and a commitment to their chosen profession.

Awards will be for the 2010-2011 academic year. The total annual amount of the awards is approximately $90,000 with an average of individual awards ranging from $5,000 to $10,000. Award recipients (and other applicants) are eligible to apply again in subsequent years.

Please review the following guidelines and instructions carefully before beginning your application. All materials should be sent The Columbian Women at Columbianwomen@gmail.com.

The application, including letters of recommendation must be received by March 26, 2010.

Scholarship Instructions

Application Form

Recommendation Form

GWSB Internship and Career Recognition

The F. David Fowler Career Center would like to recognize those students who have recently found internships or jobs. The Fowler Career Center will be displaying students' information on the television screens in Oglethorpe Hall (lobby of Duquès). To have your information included in the display please click here and complete the survey.

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