Summer 2014 Course Schedule

The summer 2014 course schedule is now available on the Schedule of Classes via the Office of the Registrar site. Registration for the summer term will open in early March 2014. The MSPM course offerings are as follows:

DNSC 6251 Optimization Models for Decision Making, 1.5 credits
Dr. Jarrah
5/19-6/28

DNSC 6290 Project Governance, 1.5 credits
Dr. Ghosh
5/19-6/28

DNSC 6267 Planning & Scheduling, 3 credits
Dr. Khamooshi
5/19-7/26

DNSC 6252 Risk Analysis for Decision Making, 1.5 credits
Dr. Forman
7/7-8/16

MSPM: In the Know, December 30, 2013

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Volunteers Needed at Spring 2014 Orientation, 10 Jan
Share Your Study Abroad Experience
Spring 2014 Registration – 2 Course Sections Full

Dear MSPM Students,

The top 3 items you need to know this week:

Volunteers Needed at Spring 2014 Orientation, 10 Jan

2-3 volunteers are needed to assist with the bridge game at the MSPM orientation on Friday, 10 Jan. Remember the fun you had as an incoming MSPM student at orientation? Now is your change to participate from the other side! The game is scheduled for Friday, 10 Jan, 2-4 pm on campus. Contact me at chapp@gwu.edu immediately if you are able to assist at orientation.

Share Your Study Abroad Experience

If you are enrolled in a short-term study abroad course in the spring 2014 semester, we’d love to hear about your experience. We are looking for volunteers to write short summaries of their trips and experiences abroad in the courses. The summaries will be posted to either the blog, Facebook, or the LinkedIn groups. Contact me at chapp@gwu.edu to coordinate submission of the summaries.

Spring 2014 Registration – 2 Course Sections Full

If you have not yet registered for spring classes, you are advised to do so immediately. Classes are filling up and as of today the distance sections for DNSC 6250 PM Finance and DNSC 6267 Planning & Scheduling are full. To discuss your options for the spring, schedule an advisement session at www.meetme.so/gwmspm.

MSPM: In the Know, December 23, 2013

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Reminder of Academic Probation & Suspension Policies
Update Contact Information
Summer 2014 Schedule Available

Dear MSPM Students,

The top 3 items you need to know this week:

Reminder of Academic Probation & Suspension Policies

As the fall semester ends, I’d like to remind everyone of the academic probation and suspension policies. Full details on the policies are available on the University Bulletin under the Scholarship Requirements section of the School of Business. Highlights are provided below:

  • If your GPA falls below 3.0 at any point after completing 9 credit hours, you will be placed on probation and a hold will be placed on your account.
  • Once on probation, the student will remain on probation for their next 12 credit hours or until graduation, whichever comes first. The GPA must be at or above a 3.0 at that time to continue in the program.
  • Incomplete grades are not allowed during probation.
  • Students who fail to earn a 3.0 or above at the end of their probation term will be suspended.
  • A student subject to probation for a second time at any point during the program will be suspended.
  • A student who receives a grade of F must present cause, for consideration by the program director, as to why continued study should be permitted.
  • If continued study is permitted, student must retake failed course and earn a B or higher. If a B or higher is not earned, the student will be denied further registration as a degree candidate.
  • A suspended student may apply for readmission to the program after the lapse of one semester. Readmitted students must then earn a 3.5 GPA in their next 12 credit hours.

Once all final grades are submitted for the fall 2013 term, I will reach out to those individuals who meet the probation or suspension criteria. Should you have any question on the matter, please schedule an advisement session with me at www.meetme.so/gwmspm.

Update Contact Information

Moved recently or started a new job? Have you updated your email address, phone number, and/or mailing address with GW? It is the responsibility of each student to maintain accurate contact information with the university. To review and/or update your contact information on record, log onto the GWeb Info Systems site and select Personal Information Menu. Students may also complete the Change of Address form available from the Office of the Registrar website. Return the form to the Office of the Registrar via email, fax, or mail.

Summer 2014 Schedule Available

The summer 2014 schedule is now available on the Schedule of Classes. To confirm your plan for the summer semester, schedule an advisement session with me via www.meetme.so/gwmspm. Details on the 1.5 credit elective, DNSC 6290 Project Governance, will be posted shortly.

Graduate Admin Asst Positions for GW Global MBA Program – India and China

Two graduate administrative assistant positions are open in support of two courses within the Global MBA’s Consulting Abroad Program (CAP) program.

MBAD 6204/6294

Delhi, India

Supply Chain Management for an Automotive Company in India

Dr. Kanungo – apply directly to Dr. Kanungo via email at kanungo@gwu.edu.

 

MBAD 6204/6294

Shanghai, China

Hotel and Conference/Event Sector in China

Dr. Yu – apply directly to Dr. Yu via email at lyu@gwu.edu.

 

Stipend is $2,500 in total and includes travel, accommodations, and per diem in country.

 

 

 

MSPM: In the Know, December 18, 2013

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Grade Confirmation Letters
Spring 2014 Textbook List
GW Holiday Hours and Closures

Dear MSPM students,

The top 3 items you need to know this week:

Grade Confirmation Letters

To receive a grade confirmation letters from the MSPM program for tuition reimbursement, email the following information to mspminfo@gwu.edu:

  • Name
  • GWid
  • Course Code and Name (ex. DNSC 6257 Cost Estimation & Control)
  • Credit Hours
  • Grade, as provided via the GWeb Info Systems site, not Blackboard

If additional information is required on the letter, explain in the email. Letters will be returned to you via email in 1-3 business days.

Spring 2014 Textbook List

The list of textbooks for spring 2014 MSPM courses is now available on www.gwprojectmanagement.org. This information was also submitted to the GW Bookstore. As a reminder, Amazon.com offers a free 6-month subscription to Amazon Prime for those with .edu email addresses. Mashable.com has compiled a list of 11 sites for cheap textbooks.

GW Holiday Hours and Closures

GW will be closed December 24-25 and December 31-January 1. If you need to contact GW during the winter break, please do so with these dates in mind. If you need to contact the MSPM program office or schedule an advisement session with me, please do so on or before December 23, or on or after January 6 as the offices will be operating with limited staff over the holidays.

MSPM: In the Know, December 11, 2013

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Religious Observances and Holidays
Spring 2014 Scholarships, 16 Dec Deadline
Summer Short-Term Study Abroad Programs

Dear MSPM students,

The top 3 items you need to know this week:

Religious Observances and Holidays

GW’s policy regarding accommodations for religious holidays may be found on the Office of the Provost website. This is a reminder that students must notify faculty during the first week of the semester of their intention to be absent from class on their day(s) of religious observance. The spring semester begins the week of January 13, 2014.

Spring 2014 Scholarships, 16 Dec Deadline

This will serve as the final reminder to apply for the scholarships available to current MSPM students in the spring 2014 semester. The program will award a total of four scholarships, each in the amount of $3,596.25. Applications are due on or before 11:59pm EST Monday, December 16, 2013. Full details and the scholarship applications are available on www.gwprojectmanagement.org.

Summer Short-Term Study Abroad Programs

Interested in studying abroad during the summer 2014 term? The listing of short-term study abroad programs has been released by the GWSB Global & Experiential Education team. Of particular note for MSPM students are two programs:

The study abroad programs offer a unique opportunity to fulfill your general elective requirement for the MSPM program. Short-term study abroad program courses must be approved by the MSPM director prior to enrollment. Schedule an advisement session with me to discuss in further detail. Application deadlines vary by course/program, visit the website for details. The Global & Experiential Education team is also available to answer questions on the programs. They may be reached at 202-994-1212 or sbintl@gwu.edu.

MSPM: In the Know, December 4, 2013

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Course Feedback Surveys
Grade Confirmation Letters and PMI PDU Activity Reporting
Spring 2014 Scholarships, 16 Dec Deadline

Dear MSPM students,

The top 3 items you need to know this week:

Course Feedback Surveys

If you have any issues regarding the course feedback surveys, including requests for the expired surveys to be reopened, please contact Michael Moore at gwsbacad@gwu.edu.

If you receive a survey from me regarding AACSB accreditation, please note that this is separate from the course feedback surveys. Not all students will receive a survey from me on this matter, only those in DNSC 6261, DNSC 6262, and DNSC 6269.

Grade Confirmation Letters and PMI PDU Activity Reporting

To receive a grade confirmation letter for tuition reimbursement purposes, email mspminfo@gwu.edu the following details upon receipt of your final grade via GWeb:

  • Name
  • GWid
  • Course Name and Code
  • Credit Hours
  • Grade, as provided via GWeb, not in Blackboard

To report your professional development activities in order to maintain your PMI credential(s), contact PMI directly. PMI does offer an online Continuing Certification Requirements (CCR) system to report PDUs and view your certification records. A printable form is also available on the site.

Spring 2014 Scholarships, 16 Dec Deadline

As a reminder, scholarship funding has been made available for current MSPM students in the spring 2014 semester. We will award a total of four scholarships, each in the amount of $3,596.25. Full details on the scholarships are available at www.gwprojectmanagement.org. Applications are due on or before 11:59pm EST Monday, December 16, 2013; late applications will not be accepted.