Monthly Archives: December 2015

MSPM: In the Know, December 29, 2015

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Town Hall with Dean Livingstone, 27 Jan
All specialized masters students are invited to a town hall with Dean Livingstone on Wednesday, 27 Jan, 6-7 p.m. EST. Event will take place in Duques Hall, room 353. Additional details will be sent in the coming weeks.

When is my Bill Due?
For information on all student accounts-related questions, visit the Student Accounts Office website. Spring 2016 payments are due Monday, 11 Jan.

University Bulletin
Students enrolled in GW are required to conform to the regulations within the Bulletin and to comply with the requirements and regulations of the school in which they are registered. Students are responsible for educating themselves on the regulations and requirements of GW, the school, and their program.

MSPM: In the Know, December 22, 2015

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EY Program Management Internship
Ernst & Young (EY) is seeking program management interns within EY Advisory Services. Work locations include Chicago, Dallas, New York, and San Francisco. PMP certification preferred. Apply on GWorkSB by 31 Dec. GW Position ID 833548.

Seeking Volunteers for Spring 2016 Orientation, Bridge Game
Looking to volunteer for the MSPM program? We are actively seeking volunteers to assist with the bridge game at orientation. Volunteers needed on Friday, 8 Jan, approximately 3-6 p.m. If you are interested, contact

Summer 2016 Schedule of Classes Available
The summer 2016 Schedule of Classes is now available online. Review the course offerings to determine your options this summer. Looking to study abroad this summer? Don’t forget to apply by 28 Feb for one of the short-term study away options.

Ernst & Young Internship Opportunity – Program Management Intern

Ernst & Young
Advisory Services – Program Management Intern
GW Position ID: 833548
What it means to be part of EY’s Advisory group 
EY Advisory Services is a fast-moving, high-growth service area with huge potential. It offers variety, challenge, responsibility and the opportunity to realize your leadership potential. While our Advisory team comprises two main businesses – Performance Improvement and RISK – we serve our clients by building integrated teams from each of these two areas. We assist clients to drive business-led and technology-enabled transformation across a broad range of business issues. We are committed to “building a better working world” with a focus on improving business performance and managing risk.
An introduction to Performance Improvement 
Our Performance Improvement team is all about helping clients improve security and efficiency, while also reducing their costs. We help clients by delivering assessment, transformation and process efficiency solutions in a variety of specialty areas.
Program Management
Our Program Management teams provide comprehensive services to design build and operate large complex transformational programs, including the following: PMO design, build and operate; Program transformation project management; Program delivery effectiveness.
Requirements for a position with the Program Management team include the following:
• Pursuing a master’s degree with an emphasis in Finance, Management Information Systems, Computer Science, Engineering and/or Business (Operations or Project Management) is preferred
• Experiences as a team lead on large scale complex programs with exposure to the following:  PMO Support, Project Management, Program Development/Testing, Business Requirements Analysis, Quality Assurance and large ERP implementation
• PMP is preferred
Work Locations include: Chicago, Dallas, New York, and San Francisco
Apply on GWorkSB by December 31, 2015!

MSPM: In the Know, December 15, 2015

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Spring EAP Academic Skills Workshops
Two one-credit academic skills workshop courses are available in spring 2016. EAP 1016 (CRN 77950) Grammar for Academic Writing is a six-week online course offered 25 Jan-4 Mar. EAP 1016 (CRN 77951) Discussion & Presentation Skills is a six-week campus course offered 7 Mar-15 Apr. Contact to learn more about the courses. Note, the courses do not fulfill the MSPM elective requirements. These courses would be in addition to your MSPM curriculum.

GWSB 2016 Career Expo, 21 Jan
The F. David Fowler Career Center is hosting the GWSB 2016 Career Expo on 21 Jan, 1-3:30 p.m. Register to attend via

GW Alumni Benefits
Curious as to your benefits as GW alumni? Visit to learn about the course audit program, the travel program, LinkedIn virtual networking, and more.

MSPM: In the Know, December 8, 2015

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Register for Spring 2016 Courses
Registration for spring courses has been open since 9 Nov. Register immediately to secure a seat in required courses. Available seats will be released to non-MSPM students on the wait list next week. Please also note that two campus sections were already cancelled due to low enrollment. Sections with less than 16 students enrolled are subject to cancellation. Register now to save a section and a seat.

Business & Society Course, Study Away in DC, 6-9 Jan 2016
An exciting accelerated course elective is available for Spring 2016. MBAD 6290.10 Business & Society (3 credits, CRN 74642) is a four day on-campus course held 6-9 Jan. If you are interested, submit a Registration Transaction Form to request a seat. Seats are limited.

MSPM Student Handbook 2015-2016
AA new resource was made available to students at the start of the fall semester. The MSPM Student Handbook provides information on policies, procedures, and links to other university resources and information. If you are not familiar with the handbook, cozy up over break and dig in.

Business and Society Course, Study Away Program in DC, January 6-9, 2016

An exciting accelerated course elective is still available for the Spring of 2016. Business and Society, a 4 day on campus residency will be held from January 6-9, 2016. If you are interested in enrolling in this course option please submit a Registration Transaction Form (RTF) to the MSPM director for review and processing. Forms will be processed on a first come first serve basis with an internal wait list being created once the course reaches 30 students.Business and Society Residency (3 credits, CRN 74642)

Meeting Dates:

  • Wednesday through Friday, January 6-8 – 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
  • Saturday, January 9 – 9:00 am to 3:00 pm

Course Description:

2015 has been deemed the year of the crowd, recognizing that the collaborative economy is increasingly impacting many sectors of society. In this course, students will take an in depth look at how crowdfunding democratizes access to finance for development. Crowdfunding is the process of relaying on a crowd of small contributions for funding rather than relying on funding from a fewer number of big corporations or funding entities. Crowdfunding allows people to raise money outside of institutional systems, which are often encumbered with bureaucracy.

In this course students will review current trends and issues in crowdfunding and how they apply to (economic) development starting by reviewing the Jumpstart Our Business Act (aimed at creating new ways for investors to fund start-up businesses) and financial regulations for crowd funding. During this class students will investigate debt crowd funding models to promote access to finance as well as learn how crowd funding accelerates poverty alleviation.

This course is part of the Business and Society series and is condensed into four days from January 6th through January 9th. Classroom lectures will be complimented by site visits to Crowdfunding platforms (Fundrise) and incubators (1776) in the Washington D.C area.