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Dr. Young Kwak named to advisory board of International Journal of Managing Projects in Business

Dr. Young Hoon Kwak, one of our program’s associate professors in Decision Sciences, has recently joined the advisory board of the International Journal of Managing Projects in Business (Emerald Publications). The Journal is dedicated to providing project managers with scholarly articles on the latest developments in their field, and doing so with a specific focus on business.

GWSB Program Earns Ranking in The Economist/Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 17, 2010
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Full-Time MBA Program Ranked 38th Among North American Schools
            WASHINGTON – The George Washington University School of Business (GWSB) has one of the top MBA programs in the world, according to the The Economist’s 2010 ranking of full-time MBA programs. GWSB ranked 38th among the schools in North America for its full-time MBA program. This is the first time the GW School of Business has been invited to join The Economist’s ranking of full-time MBA programs.

“The recognition of the GW School of Business as one of the best in the world shows once again how our place at the intersection of business and politics is preparing a generation of students to lead in the global economy,” said Doug Guthrie, dean of GWSB and professor of management and international business.

Other highlights from The Economist rankings include the following:

  • GWSB is ranked first in the world for diversity of recruiters.
  • The School is ranked 6th for the breadth of its alumni network.
  • GWSB is ranked 17th worldwide for student diversity.

The Economist rankings are based on a select survey of 132 leading business schools around the world. The ranking is based on input from schools, students and alumni. The GWSB ranked 73 of all schools listed worldwide.

“This ranking among our international and U.S. peers validates our efforts to strengthen our comprehensive, full-time global MBA curriculum,” said M. Murat Tarimcilar, associate dean of graduate programs and professor of decision sciences. “Our alumni and students have a passion for changing the world, highlighting the value of the GW experience.”

GW’s School of Business prepares students for professional management careers. The depth and variety of its academic and professional programs, including five specialized master’s programs, provide rich opportunities for students in the School’s core bachelor of business administration, master of business administration and doctoral programs. GW’s undergraduate- and graduate-level international business programs rank among the world’s best.

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Presidential Management Fellowship Program

The Presidential Management Fellowship Program (PMF) is the premier program for leadership development in the Federal civil service and a cornerstone of the Federal Government’s succession planning efforts. Applicants for the upcoming Fellows class must be graduate students in an accredited program with an intended graduation date in the next academic year.

You can also access information through their website

MSPM Curriculum Guides and Course Equivalencies

All MSPM students are working from one of two curriculum charts depending on when they started the program.  For students who began before the Fall 2009 semester, the curriculum prerequisite chart also includes a listing of course equivalencies.

MSPM Curriculum Guide (Fall 2009 to present)

MSPM Course Prerequisite Chart and Course Equivalency Chart (Spring 2009 and earlier)


The purpose of the former MSPM Program Statement was to help students plan their course of study and keep track of the courses they have completed.  Beginning in the fall 2012 semester, the program has implemented use of DegreeMAPDegreeMAP, accessed via the GWeb Information Systems site, is an online advising and degree auditing system which will display the requirements for the student’s program of study and apply the student’s individual academic history to those requirements.  For more information and instructions on how to access DegreeMAP, visit the Office of the Registrar site.