Monthly Archives: November 2015

MSPM: In the Know, November 25, 2015

Top 2 for 25 Nov

Spring 2016 Scholarships for Current MSPM Students, 11 Dec Application Deadline
Scholarship funding is available for current MSPM students in spring 2016. The program will award five scholarships, each in the amount of $4,000. Application deadline is Friday, 11 Dec, 6 p.m. EST. Review application materials in detail for the full list of guidelines, eligibility criteria, and the complete application process. Late applications or those that do not comply with the instructions will not be considered for an award, no exceptions.
2016 Commencement Schedule Now Available
The commencement schedule for May 2016 is now available. Full details on the GW School of Business Celebration is available at The GW Commencement details are available at Graduates from fall 2015, spring 2016, and summer 2016 are invited to participate in the commencement events. Monitor the two websites for updates. The program will also provide updates as we approach key dates.

MSPM: In the Know, November 24, 2015

Top 3 for 24 Nov

Summer 2016 Study Away Programs Announced, Apply by 28 Feb
The summer 2016 short-term study away programs (STAPs) were just announced. Application deadline is 28 Feb. Learn more by contacting Lisa Brancheau, GWSB Global & Experiential Education Assistant Director, at STAPs are excellent opportunities to fulfill your general elective requirement (up to 3 credits). Destinations include Germany, Brazil, Sweden, Mexico, California, and more.

VALOR Resource Fair, 1 Dec
The inaugural VALOR Resource Fair is scheduled for 1 Dec, 3-5 p.m. in the Marvin Center, room 405. Learn about the services available to veterans from a  variety of organizations. VA representatives, veteran organizations, and employers will be in attendance to help you with personal and professional development. Learn more on GWork.

Johnson & Johnson International Internship Virtual Event, 3 Dec
Johnson & Johnson is hiring for international internships and full-time positions within the Asia-Pacific, EMEA, and Latin America regions. The F. David Fowler Career Center invites you to attend the Johnson & Johnson International Internship Virtual Career Event on 3 Dec, at either 8 a.m., 12 p.m., or 4 p.m. EST. Register online to attend.

Summer 2016 Short Term Study Away Programs, Applications Due Feb 28

Application Deadline: Sunday, February 28

Courses must be approved by your MSPM advisor to be applied to the MSPM degree via the general elective requirements.

Short-Term Study Away Courses:

  • Brazil “Behind the Scenes at the 2016 Summer Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro” [3 credits]
  • California “A Journey Through the Sharing Economy: Customer Experience Fieldwork in San Francisco” [3 credits]
  • Denmark “International Summer University Program” Short-term Exchange with Copenhagen Business School [6 credits]
  • England “Business and the State: Privatization and Public-Private Partnerships” [6 credits]
  • France “Globalizing Europe” Short-term Exchange with EDHEC Business School [3-6 credits]
  • France “The Global Manager in Europe” Short-term Exchange with ESSEC Business School [3 credits]
  • Germany “Successful Leadership in Europe” Short-term Exchange with European Business School [3 credits]
  • Israel “ Entrepreneurship and Innovation: The Israeli Model” Short-term Exchange with Tel Aviv University [3 credits]
  • Mexico “Sustainable Tourism and Adventure Tourism Development in Chiapas” [6 credits]
  • New York/New Jersey “Global Social Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice” [3 credits]
  • Singapore “The global Manager in Asia or Corporate Finance” [6 credits]
  • Sweden “Healthcare and Marketing Strategy: The Swedish Experience” [4.5 credits]

MSPM: In the Know, November 17, 2015

Top 3 for 17 Nov

The International Center for Project Management Excellence is Hiring an Editorial Assistant (On-Campus Job)
The International Center for Project Management Excellence within the GW School of Business seeks an editorial assistant to support Prof Kwak, the Editor-in-Chief of the ASCE Journal of Management in Engineering. Apply online via GWork, position ID 833076. Apply online by 5 Dec. Position open to all students, including those studying at GW on a visa. See job posting for details.

MSPM Student Moataz Hussein Presenting at The Big 5 International Building & Construction Show, 23 Nov
Moataz Hussein, a current MSPM student, is scheduled to speak at The Big 5 International Building & Construction Show 23 Nov in Dubai, UAE. He will be speaking on program management outsourcing, an area he has researched with Dr. Khamooshi. Congratulations!

Call for Applicants: Winter 2016 Foundry Cup
Eastern Foundry hosts a biannual forum to bring people, ideas and technology together to address our nation’s most pressing needs. The Winter 2016 Foundry Cup seeks to untether our men and women working in the toughest places by identifying commercial products that allow individuals to generate, store and conserve energy. Learn more online and apply by 15 Jan.

Hiring an Editorial Assistant to Support ASCE Editor-in-Chief

Apply via GWork, Position ID 833076. Apply before December 5, 2015.

The International Center for Project Management Excellence within the GW School of Business seeks an editorial assistant to support the Editor-in-Chief of American Society of Civil Engineers’ (ASCE) Journal of Management in Engineering. The Center seeks a graduate student for the non-FWS position. Student would work directly with faculty, the journal’s associate editors, the ASCE staff, and authors. This position is an excellent fit for students interested in project management and/or engineering management. Open to students on a visa.


MSPM: In the Know, November 9, 2015

Top 3 for 10 Nov

Spring 2016 Registration Now Open
Registration for spring 2016 classes began yesterday, 9 Nov. If you have not done so, register for spring classes to ensure a seat in the courses you need to graduate. Not sure which classes to take? Review your plan in DegreeMAP and/or schedule an advisement session with me.

Registration in DNSC 6269 PM Application is not available via GWeb. To register, complete and submit a Registration Transaction Form to my attention via email, fax, or in person (Duques 550). The professor’s signature is not required, but you will need to enter all details for the course per the Schedule of Classes. Incomplete forms will be returned. Those in the DE section are required to participate in the residency week in DC May 9-13.

Tentative Summer 2016 Schedule
The summer 2016 schedule will be released by early March. The program plans to offer only electives this coming summer. The project management-focused elective offerings are:

  • DNSC 6290 Project Governance, Dr. Ghosh, 1.5 credit hours, 16 May-25 Jun
  • DNSC 6290 Project Management Methodologies, Dr. Khamooshi, 1.5 credit hours, 16 May-25 Jun

Congratulations to 3 MSPM Students
Throughout the year, the MSPM program awards current students seats in PMP prep courses through the PMIWDC Chapter. We are proud to announce three new PMP certified students who completed the prep courses and passed the PMP exam in recent months:

  • Durriyyah Johnson
  • Rajni Vij
  • Robert Endler


Tentative Schedule for Summer 2016

No core courses for the MSPM program will be offered in the summer 2016 semester. Only elective courses will be offered. We tentatively plan to offer the following electives (subject to change):

DNSC 6290 Project Governance, 1.5 credit hours

Dr. Ghosh

Campus and online sections, 5/16/16-6/25/16


DNSC 6290 Project Management Methodologies, 1.5 credit hours

Dr. Khamooshi

Campus and online sections, 5/16/16-6/25/16


DNSC 6290 Social Network Analysis for Managers, 3 credit hours

Dr. Kanungo

Online section, 5/16/16-8/14/16


Leadership Challenges in Matrixed or Volunteer Organizations Webinar

Title: Leadership Challenges in Matrixed or Volunteer Organizations Webinar
Location: Online
Link out: Click here
Description: Join PMIWDC to earn a PDU from the comfort of your desk with our popular webinar series. This webinar will feature Elizabeth McQueen, 2015 Chair / CEO of PMIWDC, discussing the challenges of working in non-lateral organizations or volunteer organizations and ways to overcome them.

Register now – space is limited!
Leadership Challenges in Matrixed or Volunteer Organizations
featuring Elizabeth McQueen

Friday, November 20, 2015 12:00 noon

Free for PMIWDC Chapter Members!
Start Time: 12:00
Date: 2015-11-20
End Time: 13:00