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Curriculum Change: Graduate Certificate in Business Analytics

Dear Students,

I am attempting to identify all MSPM students who are currently completing the requirements for the Graduate Certificate in Business Analytics or interested in enrolling in the program. There has been a curriculum change and admissions process that I need to review with you.

If you are in the process of completing the certificate, please email aesocrates@gwu.edu. I will then review your academic record and send you the next steps.

If you are interested in enrolling in the Business Analytics certificate program, please let me know via aesocrates@gwu.edu and I will get the admissions application to you.

 Sincerely,

Agnes Socrates, MSPM

 

 

MSPM: In the Know, October 20, 2015

Top 3 for 20 Oct

Message from Cambria Happ
Effective Monday, 19 Oct, I assumed a new position at the GW School of Business. I will now serve as Executive Director, GWSB Masters Programs. In this new role I am responsible for the management of the administrative and academic advising aspects of graduate-level programs to include MBA programs and specialized masters programs. I will continue to fulfill the Director, MS in Project Management role until a replacement is identified. With that said, rest assured that you may continue to contact me to discuss your program plan, to request official letters, or to discuss any other aspect of the MSPM program. You may schedule advisement sessions with me at www.meetme.so/gwmspm.
Once a new program director is hired, we will work together to provide a seamless transition for the program. Students are our first priority and we will work to ensure you have full access to the variety of resources and information at GWSB.

Business Analytics Speaker Series: Deriving Value from Agile Project Management, 23 Oct
MSPM students and alumni are invited to attend the upcoming Business Analytics Speaker Series event on Friday, 23 Oct, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Joshua Seckel, Chief of Applied Technology Division at DHS USCIS, will present “Deriving Value from Agile Project Management.” Event location is Duques Hall, room 258. Seminar will apply towards the business analytics certificate seminar requirement.

PMIWDC Washington Circle Luncheon, 28 Oct
David Offenkrantz presents “Some Successful Keys to Stakeholder Management” at the next PMIWDC Washington Circle Luncheon. Make plans to attend the lunchtime event on Wednesday, 28 Oct, 12-1 p.m. in Duques Hall, room 453. Register online, event is free.

MSPM: In the Know, October 13, 2015

Top 3 for 13 Oct

Fall 2015 techKNOW Magazine
The Fall 2015 edition of the GW Division of IT’s techKNOW magazine is now available. The magazine provides updates on key technology information, IT services from across campus and security tips to help you stay safe online. In the latest issue, learn about new online technology guides, Office 365 and WebEx.

Business Analytics Speaker Series, 16 Oct
MSPM students and alumni are invited to attend the upcoming Business Analytics Speaker Series event on Friday, 16 Oct, 6-8 p.m. Vishal Kapur and Bill Roberts will present “Delivering Data-driven Insights: Deloitte’s Business Analytics Practice.” Event location is Duques Hall, room 651.

GW Career Quest – NYC, 14-15 Mar
The GW Career Quest – NYC Spring 2016 program offers GW students an exclusive opportunity to gain an up-close and personal experience with leading organizations in New York City during Spring Break. To learn more, attend an information session or review FAQs online. Open to juniors, seniors, and graduate students only. Apply in GWorkSB to Job #830217 by Monday, 2 Nov.

Summer 2015 Electives

The MSPM program is not offering project management-specific electives in summer 2015, however the Decision Sciences Department is offering several electives from their business analytics program that may be of interest. These courses will fulfill your Decision Sciences or General Elective requirements.

DNSC 6290.ON Social Network Analysis for Managers (3 credit hours) taught by Dr. Kanungo (CRN 32793)

Course offered online only, format follows that of the Online MBA program rather than the MSPM online format.

Prerequisites: None

Contact professor for sample syllabi and additional information: kanungo@gwu.edu

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DNSC 6290.10 Visualization for Analytics (1.5 credit hours) taught by Dr. Grover (CRN 31946)

Course offered on campus only.

Prerequisites: None

Contact professor for sample syllabi and additional information: suneel@gwu.edu

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DNSC 6290.20 Big Data (1.5 credit hours) taught by TBD (CRN 31682)

Course offered on campus only.

Prerequisites: None

Contact professor for sample syllabi and additional information: TBD

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DNSC 6290.11 (on campus, CRN 31683) or 6290.DE (online, CRN 32841) Business Process Analytics (1.5 credit hours) taught by Dr. Jain (CRN 31683)

Course offered on campus or online.

Prerequisites: No specific course, but strong quantitative background required. Course will require students to develop process models using simulation software.

Contact professor for sample syllabi and additional information: jain@gwu.edu

MSPM: In the Know, March 19, 2014

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Fall 2014 Registration Opens Tomorrow, 20 Mar
Fall 2014 Electives and Last Chance for a Spring 2014 Elective
Events Roundup

Dear MSPM Students,

The top 3 items you need to know this week:

Fall 2014 Registration Opens Tomorrow, 20 Mar

Registration for the fall 2014 semester opens tomorrow at 7am EDT via the GWeb Info Systems site. If you have confirmed your course registrations for the fall 2014 semester with me, register accordingly. If you need to confirm your course registrations or update your plan in DegreeMAP, schedule an advisement session with me via www.meetme.so/gwmspm. Register early to ensure a seat before we begin processing names on our wait list.

If you plan to register for DNSC 6269 PM Application (capstone) in the fall semester, you must register via a Registration Transaction Form (RTF), not via GWeb. Submit a completed RTF to my attention via email or fax for review and processing. Details for the form, such as the course CRN and section, may be found on the Schedule of Classes.

Fall 2014 Electives and Last Chance for a Spring 2014 Elective

The MSPM program will offer two 1.5 credit electives in the fall 2014 semester – DNSC 6290 International Project Management (Dr. Sam Ghosh) and DNSC 6290 Project Management & Organizational Context (Dr. Julia Keleher). Dr. Ghosh’s course will be offered during the first half of the semester, August 25-October 18, 2014. Dr. Keleher’s course will be offered during the second half of the semester, October 20-December 6, 2014. These electives are project management-specific, available both on campus and via distance, and may be applied to the Decision Sciences (DNSC) elective requirement for the program. An executive summary of each elective is available at www.gwprojectmanagement.org.

GWSB is also offering a unique on-campus course during the week of May 12-15, 2014. Earn 1.5 credits of general electives this spring through the MBAD 6290.12 Business & Society course by Rafael Lucea, Professor of International Business & International Affairs. The course offers an overview of the broad arena in which business operates with particular attention to its political, social and economic environments. The course is in DC and includes visits to the Fed, US Capitol, IMF, and USAID. To register, submit an RTF to my attention immediately via email or fax (CRN 97110). Only 6 seats remain!

Events Roundup

Tuesday, 25 Mar, 11am-12pm EDT – Understanding the Scaled Agile Framework webinar from ITMPI.

Wednesday, 26 Mar, 11:30am-1pm EDT – Practical Answers to Business Questions About Post-Award Bid Protests featuring Don Carney in Duques 453 in DC. Event is organized by PMIWDC and is free of charge.

Saturday, 29 Mar, 8pm-12am EDT – Fourth Annual Business Gives Back Gala at Long View Gallery in DC.

Wednesday, 2 Apr, 6-7pm EDT – Career Development Speaker Series: A Day as a Solutions Architect featuring Suneel Grover from SAS at Duques 353 in DC. This event is sponsored by the GW Business Analytics Association and counts toward the seminar requirement for the Certificate in Business Analytics.

Business Analytics Consulting & Technology Internship Opportunities with IBM

Representatives of IBM’s Global Business Services (GBS) Public Sector organization will be on-campus Tuesday, February 5th, from 10am-1pm to discuss the various opportunities available with IBM.  The meet & greet will take place in Funger 420.

Apply to their job postings on GWork by February 8.  On-site interviews will be held at their office in Herndon, VA.