Monthly Archives: April 2012

Rand Construction Founder and CEO Linda Rabbitt to Address Graduates at the George Washington University’s School of Business 2012 Commencement Celebration

Rand Construction founder, CEO and chairman and GW Board of Trustees member Linda Rabbitt will address the graduating class of the George Washington University’s School of Business (GWSB) on Friday, May 18, 2012. The school’s commencement celebration will take place at GW’s Charles E. Smith Center, located at 600 22nd St., NW.

Asim Khan Appointed to GWSB’s International Student Advisory Board

Congratulations to MSPM student, Asim Khan, who has been appointed to the George Washington University School of Business’s International Student Advisory Board (ISAB).

ISAB’s purpose is:
•    To improve the international graduate student experience at The George Washington University School of Business(GWSB) from orientation through graduation.
•    To create a sense of community for all graduate international students within the School of Business.
•    To present programming and orientation schedule to the ISAB for feedback.
•    To create a forum for GWSB international graduate students to voice issues, concerns, and praise.
•    To collaborate with faculty, staff, and students to ensure a positive experience for all GWSB international graduate students.

Have Breakfast With Dean Guthrie in Tyson’s Corner on Wed., May 2

Networking Breakfast: Transforming the Economy from the Nation’s Capital
Wednesday, May 2 | 8:00 AM
Tysons Corner Marriott
Start your morning with a networking breakfast with GW alumni. David Dolling, dean of the School of Engineering and Applied Science, and Doug Guthrie, dean of the School of Business, will speak on the connection between business, engineering and economic growth.Register online

Summer 2012 Textbooks for MSPM Electives: Project Governance and International Project Management

Here are the required textbooks for Dr. Ghosh’s summer 2012 elective courses:

DNSC6290, sections 20 and DE2:  Project governance

Title:  Project Governance: Implementing Corporate Governance and Business Ethics in Nonprofit Organizations (Contributions to Economics)
Author:  Patrick S. Renz
Publisher: Physica-Verlag HD
Edition:  1 (February 21, 2007)
ISBN-10: 3790819263
ISBN-13: 978-3790819267

DNSC6290, sections 10 and DE3:  International Project Management

No required textbook

2012 GW MBA Gala

MSPM Students are invited to join the MBA Association at their 2012 GW MBA Gala on April 28, 2012!
Join MBA, MSPM, and other GWSB students at the Artisphere Gallery (the former Newseum), for an evening of open-bar refreshments, DJ’d dancing, desserts, and a special outdoor acoustic performance.  Visit to learn more about the venue.
Significant others, friends and other guests are welcome (and encouraged) to attend as long as they are of legal drinking age.  Dinner will not be served at this year’s Gala so we suggest that you dine beforehand, however there will be an assortment of international desserts.
As a reminder, this is a formal event. Cocktail attire is suggested.  For registration, please go to:  Ticket prices are $50.00.

Graduate Student Assistant Needed!

Graduate Student Enrollment Management is looking for a Graduate Student Assistant!

Responsibilities Include:

  • Conducting campus tours.
  • Providing support for GSEM activities and events (delivering campus mail, staffing registration tables, helping set-up, etc.).
  • Responding to “GradInfo” student e-mails.
  • Staying acclimated with current events and opportunities around campus via “GWToday” newsletter.

 Total hours work required will be 8-10 hours per week, plus additional hours, as needed. Compensation: $15.00 hourly wage, plus the opportunity to help GW better meet the needs of graduate students. Must be enrolled as a GW graduate student, either full- or part-time, and in good academic standing.  Strong interpersonal and effective oral and written communication skills are a plus.  Background check required.


Will Tantoco, Graduate Student Enrollment Management or 202-994-5984

Summer 2012 Textbooks: Executive Decision Making, DNSC6258

Here are the required textbooks for Dr. Forman’s Summer 2012 Executive Decision Making class, DNSC6258:

  • Forman, Ernest H., and Selly, Mary Ann,  Decision By Objectives, World Scientific Press, 2001, or download from
  • Jonah Lehrer, How We Decide, Houghton Mifflin, 2009, ISBN:  978-0618620111.
  • Daniel Kahneman, Thinking, Fast and Slow, Farar, Straus and Giroux, 2011, ISBN:  978-0374275631.
  • James Surowiecki, The Wisdom of Crowds, Anchor Books, 2005, ISBN:  978-0385721707.
  • Software (to be provided):  Expert Choice Comparion.

Stay tuned for more textbook updates!