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The Washington Campus MBA residencies are designed to equip students with the understanding necessary to anticipate, influence, and respond intelligently to government initiatives.
Included in each course are:
An essential element of corporate competitiveness is a hands-on understanding of how federal policy is developed and the many factors and constraints that influence public policy decisions. Understanding Washington provides students with an inside view of Washington as a political marketplace and the effects of government upon corporate strategic planning.
Taken as a whole, the experience equips executives to contribute to the public policy process as:
Decision Making in Washington, Congressional Committees, the Role of Lobbyists and Interest Groups, the Business/Government Interface, the Political Landscape, Congress: A Representative’s Perspective, the Future of the US Economy, US Foreign Policy
Presidential Candidate John Kerry, Vice President Dick Cheney, Representative Bill Archer (TX), Senator John Breaux (LA), Representative Charles W. Stenholm (TX), Jack Howard
Typical participants include MBA and other advanced degree-seeking students from The Washington Campus consortium of business schools, as well as students from other departments such as public policy and law.
The program is presented in Washington, DC, and sessions are held in local conference facilities, as well as locations on Capitol Hill, in executive branch agencies, and other sites in Washington where policy decisions are made.
Strategic Leadership is a week-long program, beginning on Monday at 8:00 a.m. and ending the following Friday at approximately 6:30 pm.
Students wishing additional time to explore the Washington, D.C. area should extend their trip accordingly.
In order to meet the minimum contact hour requirements of your University, the schedule for the week is pretty full. You will have Thursday afternoon off, but if you need more than a few hours, we suggest you arrive in town early or stay on after the seminar has finished.
Grades are assigned based on student performance on three requirements: (1) An exam administered in Washington, D.C. at the conclusion of the session that covers information discussed during the week. (2) A brief report on the students experience in the program. (3) A research paper (10-12 pages) on a current issue related to business and government.
Students who want to arrange for an internship in Washington D.C. may apply to earn independent study credit of up to three (3) credit hours. For example, students may combine the Washington Campus experience with an internship at a Congressional office, a lobbying firm, or a government agency. Interested students should begin the search for an internship as early as possible.
Graduate students receive three (3) hours of credit. Students are responsible for registering for MGMT 555 in either the spring, summer, or fall semester. To register, obtain a yellow card from Megan Conner in Anderson's Ford Advisement Center upon admittance into the program.