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MSPM: In the Know, March 1, 2016

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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.

MSPM: In the Know, March 17, 2015

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Fall Registration Opens Monday, 23 Mar
Registration for the fall 2015 semester opens on Monday, 23 Mar. Review the Schedule of Classes for course offerings. Have you confirmed your courses per the plan in DegreeMAP? If you are uncertain on which courses to register in, schedule an advisement session via www.meetme.so/gwmspm.

Information on the fall DNSC electives is available on the blog at www.gwprojectmanagement.org. We will offer two 1.5 credit electives and one 3 credit elective in the fall, on campus and online sections available.
• Summer 2015 DNSC Electives
The MSPM program is not offering project management-specific electives in summer 2015, only core courses. The Department of Decision Sciences (DNSC), though, is offering several electives from their business analytics program that may be of interest:
  • DNSC 6290.10 Visualization for Analytics, 1.5 credits, on campus only, Dr. Grover (suneel@gwu.edu)
  • DNSC 6290.11 Business Process Analytics, 1.5 credits, on campus only (hope to offer online section), Dr. Jain (jain@gwu.edu)
  • DNSC 6290.20 Big Data, 1.5 credits, on campus only, instructor TBD
  • DNSC 6290.ON Social Network Analysis for Managers, 3 credits, online only, Dr. Kanungo (kanungo@gwu.edu)

Academic Probation
Although the terms of academic probation are outlined in detail during the new student orientation, a refresher mid-semester is always helpful. As always, if you have specific questions or concerns about your academic progress, schedule an advisement session with your advisor, that’s Cambria, to discuss in detail.

The University Bulletin provides details on the terms of academic probation at GWSB. A student whose GPA falls below 3.0 at any point after completing 9 credit hours will be placed on probation. You will receive a notice from the program when this occurs.

At the graduate level, students may earn grades of A, A-, B+, B, B-, C+, C, C-, or F. Grades of A through C- are considered passing grades. A grade of F indicates a failure in the course. Students who receive a grade of F are required to present cause, for consideration by the program director, as to why continued study should be permitted. Grades of F remain a part of your permanent record and are calculated into your GPA.

MSPM: In the Know, May 28, 2014

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2014 GW Business Analytics Symposium, 30 May
Fall 2014 Registration – DE Sections Filling Up
Events Roundup

Dear MSPM students,

The top 3 items you need to know this week:

2014 GW Business Analytics Symposium, 30 May

You are invited to explore open data and the power of analytics at the 2014 GW Business Analytics Symposium. Sponsored by the GW School of Business, Department of Decision Sciences, and the Institute for Integrating Statistics in Decision Sciences, this day-long symposium will educate and connect you to the world of analytics. Visit http://www.gwanalytics.org/symposium/ for full details.

The event is on Friday, 30 May, 8 am to 5 pm with a reception following, in the Marvin Center at 800 21st St, NW. Registration is free for GW students, alumni, and faculty, but registration is required. Event is open to those outside of the GW community for a small fee. Breakfast, lunch and an evening reception are included.

Fall 2014 Registration – DE Sections Filling Up

If you have not yet registered for the fall semester, please consider doing so in the near future. Several of the distance sections of the MSPM courses are filling up. If you plan on attending courses on campus, though, you should register for the on-campus sections. The fall semester begins Monday, 25 Aug.

Events Roundup

28 May, 12-1pm EDT – PMIWDC Washington Circle Luncheon presents “Portfolio Alignment Wall: A Management Tool for Agile Program Management” with Bob Payne in Washington, DC. Registration is free.

10-13 June – 2014 ICEAA Professional Development & Training Workshop in Denver, CO.

15-18 Jun – AACE International 2014 Annual Meeting in New Orleans, LA. The MSPM program has one full registration available to an interested student or alum. Registration is valued at $1,295. Offer includes event registration only.

16 Jun, 12-1pm EDT – GWebinar: Management Mindset vs. Leadership Mindset. Registration is free, but webinar limited to 300 participants.

21-24 Jul – PMP Workshop offered by Rebus Business Solutions, Arlington, VA

MSPM: In the Know, March 12, 2014

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New Summer 2014 DNSC Elective Added
Summer 2014 Blackboard Collaborate Schedule
AY14-15 Tuition Rates

Dear MSPM Students,

The top 3 items you need to know this week:

New Summer 2014 DNSC Elective Added

An additional distance course will be offered this summer. Dr. Jain is teaching DNSC 6290 Business Process Analytics for the MS in Business Analytics program, but has graciously added a distance section to the course. The course is now open to MSPM students who have completed DNSC 6202 Statistics for Managers. The 1.5 credit course is scheduled for summer session I (May 19-June 28). A sample syllabus is available online (see p 61). Should you have any questions, please schedule an advisement session with me to discuss.

Summer 2014 Blackboard Collaborate Schedule

The Blackboard Collaborate schedule for the summer 2014 distance courses has been posted to www.gwprojectmanagement.org. The faculty will review the schedule during the first class session, along with their expectations for the Collaborate sessions. To confirm the class dates, visit the Schedule of Classes on the Office of the Registrar website.

AY14-15 Tuition Rates

The GW Board of Trustees approved the AY14-15 tuition rates. The per credit hour rate during the summer 2014 semester is now $1,475. The fall 2014 and spring 2015 rates are $1,490 per credit hour. The student association fee will be $2.00 per credit hour, to a maximum of $30 per semester in the fall 2014 and spring 2015. Registration fees will hold steady at $35.