MSPM is going to offer one, three-credit elective course in Fall 2017 semester. The following course will fulfill either your Decision Science Elective requirement or the general elective requirement.
DNSC 6236 Project Quality Management, 3 credits
DESCRIPTION: This course is focused on the quality management of projects. It explores current theories and practices regarding quality management as applied to manufacturing and the service industry, the application to project systems, and the application to individual projects. In addition, we will explore the application of project management techniques in implementing a quality improvement initiative within an organization.
PREREQUISITES: No required pre-requisites
PROFESSOR: Andrew F. Griffith, Ph.D.
1. Understand the origins and the theoretical basics of quality management as applied to manufacturing and service industries.
2. Understand and apply quality management practices to project systems including best practices such as benchmarking, continuous improvement, six sigma, and statistical quality control.
3. Understand and apply quality management practices to individual projects including the development of quality plans during project definition and quality assurance and quality control processes to monitor and control project quality in execution.
4. Develop a comprehensive quality control / quality assurance plan for projects that supports the project’s quality objectives during execution.
Still looking for ways to fulfill your elective requirement for Fall 2016? You may want to explore the following MGT 6290 Leadership Courses, each is offered as a 1.5 credit class:
Contemporary Leadership Perspectives and Practices I
MGT 6290-10, CRN 17210
F 8:30-5:30 pm in DUQUES 255
Sept 23 and Sept 30
Contemporary Leadership Perspectives and Practices II
MGT 6290-11, CRN 14518
F 8:30-5:30 pm in DUQUES 255
Nov 4 and Nov 11
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•Scholarships for Spring 2016, 11 Dec Application Deadline
The program will award five scholarships to current students, each in the amount of $4,000. Details on the application process, the guidelines, and criteria are available on the blog. Applications due on Friday, 11 Dec, by 6 p.m. EST. Late or incomplete applications will not be accepted.
•Spring 2016 Course Updates
Registration remains open for spring 2016 courses. Register via GWeb immediately to secure a seat in your required courses. Non-MSPM students on the wait list for core courses will be allowed to register December 15. Secure your seat before the seat is given to those on the wait list.
Textbook information is available through the GW Campus Store website
. Search for your course via the website to verify the required textbooks.
•GW Tourism Alumni Network Cocktails and Connections, 3 Dec
The GW Tourism Alumni Network invites all graduate students and alumni to their Cocktails and Connections event on Thursday, 3 Dec. The event will take place at Tonic, 2036 G St, NW, from 6-7 p.m. Food and drinks will be provided, register online to attend.
Application Deadline: Sunday, February 28
Courses must be approved by your MSPM advisor to be applied to the MSPM degree via the general elective requirements.
Short-Term Study Away Courses:
- Brazil “Behind the Scenes at the 2016 Summer Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro” [3 credits]
- California “A Journey Through the Sharing Economy: Customer Experience Fieldwork in San Francisco” [3 credits]
- Denmark “International Summer University Program” Short-term Exchange with Copenhagen Business School [6 credits]
- England “Business and the State: Privatization and Public-Private Partnerships” [6 credits]
- France “Globalizing Europe” Short-term Exchange with EDHEC Business School [3-6 credits]
- France “The Global Manager in Europe” Short-term Exchange with ESSEC Business School [3 credits]
- Germany “Successful Leadership in Europe” Short-term Exchange with European Business School [3 credits]
- Israel “ Entrepreneurship and Innovation: The Israeli Model” Short-term Exchange with Tel Aviv University [3 credits]
- Mexico “Sustainable Tourism and Adventure Tourism Development in Chiapas” [6 credits]
- New York/New Jersey “Global Social Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice” [3 credits]
- Singapore “The global Manager in Asia or Corporate Finance” [6 credits]
- Sweden “Healthcare and Marketing Strategy: The Swedish Experience” [4.5 credits]
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•Attend the GWSB Alumni Roundtables, 9 Nov
will be held Monday, 9 Nov, from 6-8:30 p.m. in the City View Room at 1957 E St, NW. Register to attend this event and network with prominent GW alumni. Who knows, you may find your next employer at the event! Event begins with a cocktail reception followed by two roundtable discussions. Attire is business formal, strict dress code is fully enforced. Register to secure a limited number of seats.
•Check for Holds that May Prevent Registration
Be sure to remove any holds on your account that may prevent you from register for classes 9 Nov. Did you…
- Pay your student account balance?
- Submit you immunization records?
- Submit official transcripts?
- Take care of all official administrative business?
To view your holds, log in to GWeb
- Click on “Student Record and Registration” folder
- Next, click on “Student Records Information Menu”
- Finally, click on “View Administrative Holds”
•Spring 2016 Registration Opens 9 Nov
The spring 2016 schedule of classes is now available to help you plan for registration, which opens Monday, 9 Nov. Questions? Schedule an advisement session with Cambria Happ via www.meetme.so/gwmspm.
Registration in DNSC 6269 Project Management Application, the capstone, is not available via GWeb. See last week’s edition for instructions on how to register for DNSC 6269.
Two 3 credit hour project management electives scheduled for spring:
- DNSC 6234 Procurement & Contracting, on campus and online sections available
- DNSC 6290 Communication Strategies in Project Management, on campus and online sections available
Both the on campus and distance sections of DNSC 6290 Project Management & Organizational Context, section 10 and DE, with Prof Keleher were cancelled for the fall 2015 term. Contact the MSPM office at 202-994-6145 or email@example.com with any questions.