MSPM in the KNOW: February 28, 2017

Top 3 for 28 February 2017:

1- Registration for Summer 2017 begins tomorrow!  Reminder, registration for the 2017 Summer Sessions will open tomorrow, Wednesday, 1 March. Continuing students with no holds on their record may register for classes on GWeb. The following MSPM courses are offered: 

DNSC 6237: International Project Management, Prof. Ghosh (Campus and DE)

DNSC 6238: Project Management and Organizational Context, Prof. Keleher (DE)

Courses offered by the Department of Decision Sciences that will count toward your elective requirement are posted on the blog. You may also view full list of course offerings via the registrar’s website.

2- Summer 2017 STAP application deadline extended! Application for 2017 Short-Term Study Away Programs (STAP) has been extended through 12 March. The following programs are still accepting applications:

Austria: Dealmaking for Social Impact: Consulting for GlaxoSmithKline

California: A Journey Through the Sharing Economy, Customer Experience Fieldwork in San Francisco

Cuba: Celebrating Cuban Heritage and Fostering Tourism in Havana

Sweden: Healthcare and Marketing Strategy

United Kingdom: Business and the State: Privatization and Public Private Partnerships

3- GW University PM Talks organized by the GWPMA (MSPM student association) in coordination with the PMIWDC, sold out! Thank you to those who registered. Event is tomorrow, 1 March 2017, featuring MSPM alumna Natalya Bah, CEO (Natalya Bah Consulting); Alan Zucker, PM Director (Fannie Mae); and Dr. Alan Zeitoun, President (PM Solutions).   

Launched in November 2016, the University PM Talks is an expansion of PMIWDC programming and is supported by both the GWMSPM and GWPMA. The goal is to bring chapter events to the students and young professionals in the DC area on a quarterly basis. Event is free to MSPM students and offers “PM TED talks” style: short, thought provoking topics in all areas of the new talent triangle (Leadership, Technical Project Management and Strategic and Business Management). GWU is the first to host this type of event.    

MSPM in the KNOW: February 7, 2017

Top 3 for 7 February 2017

1-  Congratulations, Rahul Rathod! Current MSPM student, Rahul Rathod obtained his Project Management Professional (PMP)® Credential. Rahul joined MSPM in Fall 2015. He took the PMP exam last month and subsequently passed it. Congratulations, Rahul on your recent success!

2-  Summer 2017 Registration. Registration for the 2017 Summer Sessions will open on Wednesday, 1 March. Continuing students may register for classes on GWeb. Summer semester is the best time to fulfill your Electives. No core MSPM courses are offered in the summer semester. The following MSPM courses are available in Summer 2017:

DNSC 6237: International Project Management, Prof. Ghosh (Campus and DE)

DNSC 6238: Project Management and Organizational Context, Prof. Keleher (DE)

The Department of Decision Sciences offers electives focused on business analytics, some of which are open to MSPM students. Any of the following electives will satisfy your Decision Science elective requirement:

  • DNSC 6290 Visualization for Analytics, Grover, campus only
  • DNSC 6290 Big Data, Vaisman, campus only
  • DNSC 6290 Social Network Analysis for Managers, Kanungo, distance/online only
  • DNSC 6225 Business Process Simulation, Jain, distance/online section open to MSPM students, campus section restricted to MSBA students (see MSBA program for permission to enter campus section)

3-  GW University PM Talk. Natalya H. Bah, MSPM alumni and owner of Natalya H. Bah Consulting, will be coming to campus to speak at the GW PM University Talk. Event is free to students with ID. MSPM students are highly encouraged to attend. The event is offered by the PMIWDC in coordination with the GW Project Management Association. Event details are as follows:

GW University PM Talk | 1 March 2017 | 6-8 PM

Marvin Center Room 309, 800 21st Street NW Washington, DC 20052

 

WFPG’S Facing a World in Turmoil Luncheon Speaker: Secretary of State John Kerry


29 November | 7:30AM – 2:00PM | Register here
The conference will include two panels. The first panel, Security at Home and Abroad, will focus on threats and challenges to national and international security and will include a discussion of the role of cybersecurity. The second, A World Without Borders, will address transnational issues like mass migration, terrorism, climate change and the changing nature of international trade. We are honored to announce that Secretary of State John Kerry will be our luncheon speaker. Schedule and additional details to follow.

MSPM in the KNOW: November 15, 2016

Top 3 for 15 November:

1- Congratulations Angela Knight (current MSPM student) for passing the PMP certification exam! Angela attended the PMIWDC Review Course in October. She subsequently passed her PMP credentialing exam on 1 November 2016. Congratulations!

2- Spring 2017 classes are beginning to fill up. Registration for the following classes are now closed:

  • DNSC 6252 Risk Analysis (Campus section)
  • DNSC 6235 Communication Strategies in PM (Distance section)

Few spots are still available for some MSPM courses. Register now to secure your seat. Review your plan in DegreeMAP and/or schedule an advisement session with Agnes Socrates if you are not sure what courses to take. Reminder, registration for DNSC 6269 Capstone requires completion of Registration Transaction Form (RTF). Email completed RTF to aesocrates@gwu.edu.

3- Upcoming Events:

PMIWDC Luncheon: It’s a Leadership Thing, Promoting Leadership Through Volunteerism | Wednesday, 16 November | 2201 G Street NW, Duques Hall, Rm. 453 |11:30-Noon Networking |12-1:00pm Presentation 

Careers in the Foreign Service: An Overview & Roundtable | Friday, 18 November | 9:30-10:30am | Elliott School 505  

Non Profit and Government Career Fair | Friday, 18 November| 11:30am-12:45pm Panel Discussion| Marvin Center Continental Ballroom| 1-3pm Career Fair Marvin Center Grand Ballroom

MSPM 20th Year Celebration | Friday, 9 December | The George Washington University School of Business | 2201 G Street NW, Duques Hall, 6th Floor | Washington, DC 20052 | 5-5:30pm Remembering MSPM’s Early Beginnings | 5:30-7:00pm Networking and Hors D’ Oeuvres  

 

Careers in the Foreign Service: An Overview & Roundtable

November 189:30-10:30AM | Elliott 505 | RSVP Gwork

Learn all about the US Foreign Service with US Department of State Diplomat-in-Residence Elise Kleinwaks, followed by a round table discussion with current Foreign Service Officers on their experiences in the field. Event sponsored by the Center for Career Services and Delta Phi Epsilon Professional Foreign Service Sorority

 

 

2016 MTA Colloquium: Tourism Resilience

Join us at the 2016 MTA Fall Colloquium: Tourism Resilience, presented by The George Washington University School of Business, where global leaders in tourism will share their experiences, case studies, and lessons learned from applying resilience to this important sector. Event is FREE.

Friday, 2 December 2016  5:30 – 8:20pm

Jack Morton Auditorium, The George Washington University

805 21st NW, Washington, DC 20052

RSVP here.

It’s a Leadership Thing: Promoting PM Leadership through Volunteerism

Event Date:
Wednesday, November 16, 2016 – 11:30am1:00pm
Event Location:

The George Washington University School of Business

2201 G St, NW, Duques Hall, Room 453

Washington, District Of Columbia 20052

Agenda and Cost: This luncheon is free and open to the public. Advance registration is required to attend.

Networking 11:30 – 12:00
Presentation 12:00 – 1:00

About the Event

Project Managers and Non-Profit Organization (NPO) managers face a daily environment of “insufficiency.” There is always insufficient funds, insufficient time, insufficient staff resources to meet mission need – and who needs the overhead of PM anyway? In this environment PMs have so much to offer, so many ways to be agents of change. The value is enormous, from the altruism of helping others, to problem solving where others couldn’t, to helping some desperate need be met. But as a PM, volunteering offers tremendous opportunity for engaging in your own professional development – it’s a leadership thing. The benefits to the PM Volunteer are manifested in learning new ideas and professional environments, practicing skills and authorities not always found in their paid work, and of networking, meeting other leaders with passion for the service they provide. In fact, working with NPOs is a great way to work with other volunteer leaders and connect the leadership PM to new business opportunities. Ultimately, PM volunteerism is a way to rapidly build your own brand. How does volunteering lead to leadership and what do NPO’s need from skilled volunteers?

Calling on the spirit and skills to engage in volunteerism!! REGISTER NOW.

Special Instructions:
  • Closest metro stop: Foggy Bottom
  • Garage Parking at Marvin Center (H & 21st St, NW): $18.00
  • Metered parking is available
  • Photo ID is required
  • Use 22nd Street entrance
PDUs Available:
1 PDU for Certified PMs

Congratulations, Angela Knight!

Congratulations Angela Knight (current MSPM student) for passing the PMP certification exam on 1 November 2016! Angela attended the PMIWDC Boot Camp in October. Review course was made available for selected students through GWU MSPM’s partnership with PMIWDC. According to Angela, “it really was a great review and preparation for the PMP Exam.” You make us proud, Angela!

MSPM in the KNOW: November 8, 2016

Top 3 for 8 November:

1- Spring 2017 registration began, 2 Nov. If you have not done so, register for spring classes to ensure your seat in the courses you need to graduate. Review your plan in DegreeMAP and/or schedule an advisement session with Agnes Socrates if you are not sure what courses to take.

Registration in DNSC 6269 PM Application (Capstone) is not available via GWeb. To register, complete and submit a Registration Transaction Form to aesocrates@gwu.edu. The professor’s signature is not required, but you will need to enter all details for the course per the Schedule of Classes. Those in the DE section are required to participate in the residency week scheduled from 15-19 May, 2017.  University Commencement is on Sunday morning, 21 May, on the National Mall. Students are highly encouraged to attend all commencement activities after the residency week.

2- The 10th Circle Project is offering a semi-annual scholarship to all currently enrolled students at the George Washington University. This scholarship is merit based, requires an essay submission, and the winning applicant will receive $1,000 dollars towards costs of education. Apply by 1 December 2016. Application details and the 2016/2017 essay question are available on our website at: http://www.the10thcircle.com/scholarships/

3- Events:

University PM Talk | Friday, 11 November | The George Washington University School of Business | 2201 G Street NW, Duques Hall, Rm. 651 Washington, DC 20052 | 6– 6:30pm Networking | 6:30– 8:30pm PM Talks

PMIWDC Luncheon: It’s a Leadership Thing, Promoting Leadership Through Volunteerism | Wednesday, 16 November | 2201 G Street NW, Duques Hall, Rm. 453 |11:30-Noon Networking |12-1:00pm Presentation 

MSPM 20th Year Celebration | Friday, 9 December | The George Washington University School of Business | 2201 G Street NW, Duques Hall, 6th Floor | Washington, DC 20052 | 5-5:30pm Remembering MSPM’s Early Beginnings | 5:30-7:00pm Networking and Hors D’ Oeuvres  

 

GW School of Business climbed into the top 25 globally

GW School of Business climbed into the top 25 globally and is in the top 10 domestically in the Corporate Knights 2016 Better World MBA Rankings.
This ranking looks at which graduate business programs most effectively integrate sustainability into the education of future business leaders. More info on this link or go directly to this website:
http://www.corporateknights.com/reports/2016-better-world-mba-ranking/2016-better-world-mba-results-14763351/