Programs

Overview

The Washington Campus programs are intensive educational and professional development courses, ranging from one to five days or more, based in Washington, D.C. Program faculty consist of policy and public affairs experts, political and government leaders, and other key players from business, associations, media, think tanks, and NGOs. Our faculty’s in-depth, first-hand insights help prepare current and future organizational leaders to think and act more strategically regarding government, public affairs, and public policy. Current and future for-profit, non-profit, and public sector executives gain valuable perspectives on how government and public policy affects their organizations and industries, as well as their careers and communities. Participants learn how to craft and implement more successful strategies to manage these forces, including how to ethically and effectively influence the public policy process. All Campus programs incorporate site visits to government offices and agencies, and to other historic and important D.C. locations, so that participants better understand the actual places and players that shape and make policy.

 

Executive Education and Custom Programs

The Washington Campus offers intensive, certificate, executive education seminars for both U.S. and international audiences. Campus executive programs typically are customized for specific types of groups and institutions, such as business or non-profit executives or government officials, and likewise can be customized to focus on specific topics, such as energy and the environment, health care, trade, financial services, or information technology. Customized programs range from one day to one week or more. Our executive programs also include abundant opportunities to integrate informal learning and enjoyment in the rich and diverse global destination of Washington, D.C.

 

Executive MBA and Graduate Courses

The Washington Campus Executive MBA and other executive graduate courses are designed in close coordination with partner institutions from around the world. These typically are customized programs ranging from one day to one week or more. Executive students enjoy an interesting and enriching experience in Washington, D.C., while earning anywhere from one to four credits toward their degree, and complete a distinctive certificate course. Campus Executive MBA and executive graduate courses help develop leaders for higher-level, general management roles, and introduce them to more diverse professional and career opportunities. For U.S. students, these Executive courses are an excellent, shorter complement to longer international trips. For non-U.S. students, our Executive MBA and executive graduate courses are a perfect immersion experience that helps them better understand both U.S. government and global institutions that have wide-ranging impacts. Each year The Washington Campus also offers open-enrollment Executive MBA courses to students from any accredited institution. These courses are usually three days in length. Participants arrange for academic credits with their home institutions.

 

MBA and Graduate Courses

Throughout the year, The Washington Campus offers intensive, five-day, immersion MBA courses in Washington, D.C. These open-enrollment courses show participants in depth how business and government dynamically interact, and how public policy directly and indirectly affects the strategy, operations, and performance of individual companies, specific industries, and the U.S. and global economies. Participants typically receive three graduate course credits toward their degrees from their home institutions and receive certification of their competency in understanding and applying the essentials of managing business, government, and public policy from The Washington Campus. Students from accredited full-time, evening, weekend, and online MBA programs are welcome to enroll, as are graduate and professional students from other disciplines, including law, political science, public policy, public administration, and other areas.

 

Business and Health Care Policy

Health care is the largest sector of the U.S. economy, and also the sector with perhaps the deepest and most complex involvement of government throughout. Current and future health care executives, entrepreneurs, and professionals increasingly need to understand how government and public policy processes work, what are the key policy issues and trends, and how they can more effectively navigate this complicated environment. The Washington Campus customized and open-enrollment health care policy courses enable participants to interact first-hand with health care policy makers, regulators, and other experts who share their uniquely valuable insights with those interested and involved in health care.

 

Accounting and Public Policy

Recent laws and regulations, both in the U.S. and globally, have greatly increased the need for accounting professionals to understand legislative and regulatory processes, as well as important public policy issues and trends. This knowledge is increasingly essential for accounting professionals to better manage their own careers and organizations, as well as to better serve their clients. The Washington Campus customized accounting and public policy courses for graduate and professional students enable participants to interact directly with legislators and regulators, policy experts and influencers, and experienced sector professionals. Participants gain key insights necessary to more effectively manage in this profession’s increasingly dynamic regulatory and public affairs environment.

 

Undergraduate Business and Public Policy

The Washington Campus customized undergraduate courses are designed in concert with sponsoring institutions and are targeted at upper-level undergraduates, often honors-level students. Our undergraduate courses typically are five-day, three-credit courses, but can be customized to the needs of each institution. Students have the rare opportunity to directly interact with current and former members of Congress and staff, current and former Executive Branch officials and regulators, as well as influential experts from business, associations, think tanks, media, and NGOs.