•Welcome Agnes Socrates, New Administrative Director, MSPM
It is with great pleasure to introduce the new administrative director of the MSPM program. Agnes Socrates assumed her new position on Monday, 14 Mar. She will begin reaching out to each of you to schedule advisement sessions in the coming week. Read her full introduction on the MSPM blog.
•AY16-17 Tuition Rates Posted
The tuition rates for the 2016-2017 academic year were released and are available on the Student Accounts Office website. The per credit hour rate for summer 2016, fall 2016, and spring 2017 terms will be $1,600.
•Breakfast and Business Cards: Technology Entrepreneurs
Attend the Breakfast and Business Cards: Technology Entrepreneurs event on Thursday, 31 Mar. Event is from 7:30-9 a.m. at Convene in McLean, VA. Register online.
The F. David Fowler Career Center has two Resume Writing Labs for non-English writers scheduled in March and April. The session is open to all specialized masters students, but is focused on the needs of Chinese students:
Friday, March 25, 2016 2:00pm – 3:00pm
Friday, April 1, 2016 11:00am – 12pm
Students can view the information in GWorkSB (Events >> Workshops) and register for the labs.
•FinTech Forum: The Convergence of Finance, Technology, and the Law, 10 Mar
You are cordially invited to join the Center for Law, Economics, and Finance for its first FinTech Forum: The Convergence of Finance, Technology, and the Law on Thursday, 10 Mar, at GW Law School. This free day-long conference will feature industry leaders, academic experts, government regulators, and legal scholars to discuss the future of new financial technologies and what it means for the law. Register to attend today!
•Thank You for Voting
The recipient of the 2016 Outstanding MSPM Faculty Award will be announced shortly. Thank you to everyone who submitted a vote.
•Summer 2016 Registration Opens Today, 1 Mar
Registration for summer 2016 courses begins today. Visit the Schedule of Classes for full details on available courses. Summaries of the Decision Sciences (DNSC) electives may be found on the blog. Remember, general elective courses must be approved by your advisor to ensure they will apply to the MSPM degree requirements.
Textbook information is available from the GW Campus Store. If you have a hold on your account, you will not be able to register for classes. Clear your holds to register for classes. If you have a hold for academic probation, schedule a meeting with me to discuss plans for summer and to register.
•Congratulations to Matthew Nessan, Administrative Director, MSBA
Congratulations to Matthew Nessan as he assumes the Administrative Director role for the MS in Business Analytics program. Matthew served as the Assistant Director for the MSPM program since November 2014. Matthew assumed his new role in February 2016 after serving as the interim director for four months. Many of you worked with Matthew through the MSPM application and admissions process. If you are interested in pursuing the certificate in business analytics, Matthew will be an essential resource. Congratulations!
•SMPP 6290.10 Governance through Dealmaking, Approved General Elective
Prof de los Reyes is offering a new course in summer session I, SMPP 6290.10 Governance through Dealmaking. The goal of the course is to help you become more powerful as a business person by developing your dexterity in dealmaking. The 3 credit hour course is approved to fulfill the MSPM general elective requirement. Course is only available on campus. Summary of course is available on the blog.
Which professor stands out for their contributions to your graduate education in project management? Vote today to recognize the MSPM faculty member who exemplifies the following qualities:
– Intellectually demanding and rigorous
– Deeply committed to teaching and students
– Communication with students and relaying of course content
– Has positive and lasting impact on students
•Summer 2016 STAP Application Deadline on 28 Feb
Sunday, 28 Feb, is the deadline to apply for one of the summer 2016 Short-Term Study Away Programs (STAP). Remember, the course must first be approved by your advisor, Cambria Happ. To learn more about the STAP programs, contact Lisa Brancheau, G&EE Assistant Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
•Student Responsibilities: Holds
Students are responsible for reviewing their record in GWeb to ensure they do not have any holds on their record that will prevent registration. Holds can prevent you from registering, adding or dropping classes, receiving transcripts, obtaining grades, or graduating. Holds are placed on student accounts for various reasons, such as money due to GW, the need to meet with your advisor, placement on probation, or unmet immunization requirements. Learn more about holds on the Office of the Registrar site.
DC City Government contacted Dr. Khamooshi directly to recruit from GW’s MSPM program. DC’s CIO for the Department of Human Services is leading the DCAS Project, one of the largest projects undertaken by the District of Columbia within recent history. This project is a cross-collaboration between numerous agencies and is geared towards ensuring the complete SDLC for Health and Human Services eligibility within the District. This is a large project consisting of IT Specialist in various concentrations, Analysts, Project Managers, Subject Matter Experts and host of other business fields, policy fields and IT fields.
Textbook information for all courses is available from the GW Campus Store. You are not required to purchase/rent the books from the GW Campus Store, but this is where you will find the textbook details.
Search based on semester, subject (all MSPM core courses under DNSC), course number and section.
•‘Student Leader Spotlight’ Twitter Competition
Please consider participating in the ‘Student Leader Spotlight’ Twitter competition. It is a wonderful opportunity to think about your own leadership goals and possibly win a gift card, as well as recognition for you, your program, and GWSB. AACSB, the accrediting body for business schools, is launching a Twitter competition designed to highlight how students are getting involved and dreaming big. 100 winners will be selected and have a chance to win a $100 gift card! Tweet your response to the following question:
“Your AACSB-accredited institution is preparing you for the world. What kind of leader will you be? How will you make your mark?”
•The Columbian Women of GW Scholarship, Applications Due 14 Mar
The Columbian Women of GW scholarship application period is now open. Each year, Columbian Women awards $90,000 in scholarships to women attending GW. Scholarships are provided to students of all GW schools. Apply by 14 Mar. See www.columbianwomen.org for eligibility criteria and more information. Contact email@example.com with questions.
•Student Responsibilities: Continuous Enrollment
Students are responsible for knowing and following policies and procedures, which may be found in the University Bulletin, GWSB Bulletin section, and the MSPM Student Handbook. Per these sources, students are required to maintain continuous enrollment once they enter a degree program. A student is considered to be continuously enrolled when registered for courses through GW or when registered for an approved leave of absence. Enrollment required in fall and spring semesters, summer semester enrollment is not required. Failure to take such action requires students to make a formal application for reinstatement.
See www.columbianwomen.org for more information. If you have any questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
The objective of The Columbian Women Scholarship (TUITION ONLY) is to recognize and assist women pursuing a degree program in any field of study at the George Washington University who demonstrate a high level of achievement in academia and a commitment to their chosen profession.
The Columbian Women Scholarship is based on merit and financial need. Applicants are first evaluated for financial need; applicants meeting the need criteria typically have an expected family contribution of less than $10,000 as determined by the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). All applicants are required to complete a FAFSA application prior to applying for a Columbian Women Scholarship.
Awards will only be made for the 2016-2017 academic year. Although award amounts may vary, approximately $90,000 will be awarded in 2016-2017 with most individual awards ranging between $5,000 and $10,000. Scholarship awards will cover tuition costs only. If a scholarship recipient registers for fewer credits than the initial award was given, the amount will be reduced to ensure only tuition costs are covered. The remaining amount will be returned to The Columbian Women. Award recipients (and other applicants) are eligible to reapply in subsequent years.
•Free Seats in PMIWDC’s PMP Prep Course, 27-28 Feb and 5-6 Mar
The MSPM program is pleased to offer two free registrations to the PMIWDC Winter 2016 PMP Prep Course. The course dates are 27-28 Feb and 5-6 Mar, two consecutive weekends. Course valued at $995. Submit the following to email@example.com by 5 p.m. EST 12 Feb for consideration:
Name, GWid, and Contact Info
PMI Membership Number and Chapter Affiliation
300 Word Statement as to Why You Should Receive Free Registration
•Summer 2016 Short-Term Study Away Programs, 28 Feb Application Deadline
Interested in earning general elective credits in Brazil, California, or Sweden this summer? Apply for one of the summer 2016 Short-Term Study Away Programs (STAP) by 28 Feb. Learn more by contacting Lisa Brancheau, G&EE Assistant Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org. STAP course must be approved by MSPM director prior to enrollment.
•Audition to Speak or Sing at the GWSB Commencement Celebration, Apply by 26 Feb
Students eligible to participate in the May 2016 commencement are invited to audition to either speak or sing at the GWSB Commencement Celebration. Email email@example.com by 26 Feb to sign up for an audition time. Please be prepared to deliver a 3-5 minute commencement speech or to sing the National Anthem and Alma Mater.