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MGT 6210 Leading Teams (3 credits), Fall 2017

Looking for a general elective in Fall 2017? This may be course below offered by the Department of Management, MGT 6210 Leading Teams may be well suited for you.

MGT 6210 Leading Teams (3 credits), Fall 2017, Campus section

Class meets from 8:30am – 5:00pm on 9/8, 9/15, 9/22, 9/29 (condensed format)

Course Description: Leading teams is a critical competence for many project managers and the ability to lead and work effectively in teams is a skillset that is highly valued in organizations. Yet, there are many challenges to effective teamwork and these challenges increase when team members are distributed across different cultures, locations and time zones and rely on electronic rather than face-to-face communication.

This course will help you to develop knowledge and skills that are relevant to effectively leading and participating in teams in the global, digital age. Participants will receive evidence-based guidance on how to (1) set teams up for success, (2) promote effective team dynamics, (3) facilitate effective cross-cultural collaboration, and (4) navigate the challenges of virtual teamwork where team members are distributed across space and time. Using a variety of instructional approaches (e.g., self-assessments, case analyses, individual and group activities), participants will have the opportunity to develop practical strategies for enhancing the effectiveness of the teams to which they belong.

Questions about the course? Contact Professor Sharon Hill (nshill@gwu.edu).


Business and Society Course, Study Away Program in DC, January 6-9, 2016

An exciting accelerated course elective is still available for the Spring of 2016. Business and Society, a 4 day on campus residency will be held from January 6-9, 2016. If you are interested in enrolling in this course option please submit a Registration Transaction Form (RTF) to the MSPM director for review and processing. Forms will be processed on a first come first serve basis with an internal wait list being created once the course reaches 30 students.Business and Society Residency (3 credits, CRN 74642)

Meeting Dates:

  • Wednesday through Friday, January 6-8 – 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
  • Saturday, January 9 – 9:00 am to 3:00 pm

Course Description:

2015 has been deemed the year of the crowd, recognizing that the collaborative economy is increasingly impacting many sectors of society. In this course, students will take an in depth look at how crowdfunding democratizes access to finance for development. Crowdfunding is the process of relaying on a crowd of small contributions for funding rather than relying on funding from a fewer number of big corporations or funding entities. Crowdfunding allows people to raise money outside of institutional systems, which are often encumbered with bureaucracy.

In this course students will review current trends and issues in crowdfunding and how they apply to (economic) development starting by reviewing the Jumpstart Our Business Act (aimed at creating new ways for investors to fund start-up businesses) and financial regulations for crowd funding. During this class students will investigate debt crowd funding models to promote access to finance as well as learn how crowd funding accelerates poverty alleviation.

This course is part of the Business and Society series and is condensed into four days from January 6th through January 9th. Classroom lectures will be complimented by site visits to Crowdfunding platforms (Fundrise) and incubators (1776) in the Washington D.C area.

Summer 2016 Short Term Study Away Programs, Applications Due Feb 28


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]