|Nominate yourself for the GW PMA Board of Directors
Submit the nomination by Thursday, October 30, 5 pm EDT
Complete survey at https://www.surveymonkey.
Dear MSPM students and interested graduate students,
The GW Project Management Association (PMA) elections are upon us. The first step is for interested individuals to nominate themselves for the ballot. Once nominations are received and finalized, the MSPM student body will vote for the new board.
If you are interested in serving on the board, complete the nomination survey at https://www.surveymonkey.com/
This is an excellent opportunity to actively participate in your graduate program and to help serve your fellow students. Submit your nomination today! If you have questions about the board, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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•GW Library Services
Did you know that the library offers a wealth of online resources for both online and campus students? Did you know that they also provide tutorials on how to use their online resources? Visit library.gwu.edu to learn more about the available resources.
Two 3 credit electives are available in the spring 2015 semester – DNSC 6234 Procurement & Contracting and DNSC 6290 Communication Strategies in Project Management. One 1.5 credit elective – DNSC 6290 Sustainable Supply Chains – is also available. These electives may be applied to the Decision Sciences (DNSC) elective or general elective requirements for the program.
DNSC 6234 Procurement & Contracting (3 credit hours) taught by Peter Easley, JD
The purchase of services and materials by organizations is the subject of this course. The course reflects current changes whereby the federal buying process is emulating many of the best practices found in private sector purchasing. The study encompasses policy and public interest factors that complicate government buying and places those factors in perspective with private sector buying which often captures significant efficiencies and economic advantages associated with well managed corporate acquisition programs. The study spans requirements determination, procurement planning, solicitation, pricing, contract design, award procedures and administrative issues that affect procurement.
DNSC 6290 Communication Strategies in Project Management (3 credit hours) taught by Dr. Julia Keleher (winner of 2014 MSPM Outstanding Faculty Award)
This course focuses the leadership and management practices that facilitate successful project implementation. The course examines project management in various organizational settings and addresses 1) communication 2) change management, and 3) performance management. The course readings focus on best practices in these areas. Case studies are used to provide a context for analyzing the role these practices play in successful project implementation.
DNSC 6290 Sustainable Supply Chains (1.5 credit hours, 1st half of semester) taught by Dr. Marie Matta
This course will introduce the concepts and techniques related to analyzing strategic issues in supply chain management. Diverse topics, such as supply chain design, network planning, supply contracts, risk pooling, supply chain coordination and integration, and strategic alliances, comprise this course. Using cases, students will explore supply chain decision making at the strategic level in diverse industries such as apparel, electronics, automobile, grocery, and retail. Issues and trends related to supply chain system activities such as communication, inventory management, warehousing, transportation, and facility location decisions will be discussed at a strategic level. By the end of the course, students will understand that when a company’s supply chain is integrated with a firm’s overall business strategy it serves as a powerful competitive weapon.
SPECIAL NOTE: Attendance of Blackboard Collaborate sessions are mandatory for distance students. Collaborate sessions TBD.
Representatives from Brailsford & Dunlavey will be on campus Monday, October 27, 5-8 p.m., to recruit from GW School of Business. Brailsford & Dunlavey is a program management firm with comprehensive in-
See Brailsford & Dunlavey Flyer 20141027 for details.
MSPM: In the Know
|G&EE Workshops and Events
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Dear MSPM Students,
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The GWSB Global & Experiential Education team hosts a variety of workshops and events throughout the semester. Events range from CPT/OPT workshops, briefings by the IMF and World Bank, and networking events. Review the list of upcoming events and register to attend.
The GW Writing Center offers free services to help students with their writing projects. Services are available on the Foggy Bottom campus and online for all GW students. For hours and availability, visit http://www.gwu.edu/~gwriter/.
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