MBA Open Enrollment Programs
2014 MBA Open Enrollment Dates
Registration for January and March 2014 programs are now open!
January 6-10, 2014
March 3-7, 2014
March 10-14, 2014
May 12-16, 2014
May 19-23, 2014
June 9-13, 2014
August 25-29, 2014
The tuition rates for MBA are as follows:
Consortium Member Students: $1,750 ($1350 tuition plus $400 registration/activity fee)
Non-Consortium Member Students: $1,850 ($1450 tuition plus $400 registration/activity fee)
For questions or additional information, please contact Dr. Shirley Zebroski, The Washington Campus MBA faculty director.
|Business and the Public Policy Process:
How Washington Works and What Issues Matter
The Honorable John Lewis (D-GA) speaks to MBA
students about Congress.
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Our week-long, Washington, D.C., residencies for MBA students are designed to enrich your understanding of the public policy process, with a focus on those policy issues that are most likely to impact business outcomes as well as the strategies that busy corporate executives can utilize to ethically and effectively share information and influence public policy outcomes. Our curriculum is developed with guidance and oversight of the faculty and administrators of the Washington Campus Consortium, a group of 16 top graduate business schools whose representatives serve on our Board of Directors to ensure that our programs are of the highest academic quality and worthy of the graduate credit students receive for completing the course.
Although overseen by the Consortium school representatives, our open-enrollment programs are available to any student who attends an accredited graduate business school, regardless of whether or not the institution is a member of the Consortium.
Each week-long residency program is led by a faculty director, and includes meetings with and presentations by a long list of notable Washington insiders, including current or former Members of Congress, congressional staff, Administration officials, agency representatives, advocacy organizations, trade association representatives, lobbyists, economists, business leaders and members of the media. The residency program also includes site visits to relevant Federal buildings and agencies, such as Capitol Hill, the Federal Reserve, the Department of Treasury, or the National Press Club. When Congress is in session, the program also includes participation in one or more Congressional hearings so that students have the opportunity to see their government in action. The program provides numerous learning and networking opportunities while giving students a chance to see what it is like to live and work in our bustling Nation's Capital!
In order to fulfill the contact hour requirements set forth by the Consortium schools, students can expect to be actively involved in the program from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Friday. There will be little time for tourist activities, so if this is your first trip to Washington, you may want to add a weekend to your visit in order to have time to tour the monuments, visit local museums, or attend an athletic event at the Verizon Center or National's Stadium.
Our course includes a rigorous assessment of student learning as demonstrated through a written exam that takes place during the week in Washington, as well as a group project that is due within two weeks of the formal residency program. This assessment is designed to test the student's knowledge of major concepts learned during the residency period, as well as his or her ability to apply this new knowledge to a relevant business advocacy or strategy concern. Students are required to complete approximately 8 hours worth of required readings prior to coming to Washington, and questions from these readings are included on the exam.
"I thought that this program was just about politics, but I was wrong. It is all about business. How politics can affect your business, how you can protect your business, and how you can benefit your business."
Dates and Registration
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The Washington Campus has corporate-style conference facilities in downtown Washington close to the Dupont Circle area.
|Students colaborating on the Congressional Insight
interactive simulation, illustrating some pressures
confronting Members of Congress during the first
two-year term in office.
Course Materials on Password-Protected Website
Upon completion of your on-line registration, which includes payment for the course, you will receive an email from us with the URL and password to access the course website. If you do not receive this email within 24 hours of your registration, please check your junk mail folder, as your SPAM filter may have sent the message there in error. If the message is not in your junk mail, please contact us at 202-234-4446 or email@example.com, as this may mean that there was an error in your registration or a problem with your credit card.
We will post all of your course materials on the password protected website, starting with the location of the course, nearby hotels, and the basic required reading list. We encourage you to start the readings early as it takes approximately 8 hours to complete all of the readings, and they are included in the final exam. As the date of your course draws near, we will add to the website information such as the course syllabus, any additional readings assigned by the faculty director, a description of your group project (generally included in the syllabus), and a logistics letter that explains how to get around in Washington, D.C., how to find the course venue, what to bring with you to the course (and what not to bring), and how to dress appropriately for the program. Each time we add a document to the website, we will notify you by email. Just prior to your course, you will also receive an email from us with your group assignment for the required project. You are allowed to submit the project electronically for up to two weeks following the formal program.
It is important that you print the course syllabus and the logistics letter and bring them with you to the course. You may also want to bring printed copies of the required readings so that you can refer to them during the course and refresh your memory prior to the exam.
Participants who are taking this course for a grade and for credit will be required to complete two assessments: (1) an individual exam, administered during the program, covering key topics and concepts from both the assigned readings, classroom presentations, and site visits; and (2) a group project involving the design of an effective business advocacy strategy that incorporates the new knowledge you gained during your Washington residency program. You will receive additional information about the nature and format of the group project in your course syllabus and during your time in Washington. Please be sure to consult with your faculty director if you have any concerns or questions about the group project.
Because participants will be meeting with senior government and corporate officials, and will be visiting government buildings during business hours, they are required to wear business attire each day unless otherwise noted on the course agenda. Business attire generally means coat and tie for men, and suits or coordinating separates (skirts or pants) for women.
Students will be emailed logistical information upon registration for the course. Please also note that students will be on their own for lunch each day, generally from 12:00 noon until 1:00 PM, with the exeception of one organized luncheon.
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Catherine A. (Kiki) McLean, Partner, Washington
office for Porter Novelli; and Angela "Bay" BuchananThe American Cause, conduct a bi-partisan panel
discussion on the politics of the 2008 election.