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In 1978, former Chief Economic Advisor to the President, L. William Seidman, and other academic, business, and governmental leaders founded The Washington Campus on the premise that all business leaders must understand the public policy process to succeed in the U.S. regulatory climate. Since then, 16 U.S. business schools have joined The Washington Campus consortium, and the Campus has offered its MBA Seminar to over 4,000 students.
The Anderson School of Management is a member of The Washington Campus, so UNM MBA students are offered this unique opportunity to study the intersection of business and the American public policy process. Sessions focus on the policy-making role of the Executive Branch, lawmaking and oversight functions of the Legislative Branch, the regulatory process, the role of the media, and the formation of economic policy. Participants also study the roles of lobbyists and special interest groups. Guest lecturers include former members of Congress, senior White House and Congressional staff, business executives, regulatory and cabinet agency executives, members of the media, and distinguished professors in academia. Throughout the week, students visit government agencies and buildings where policy decisions are deliberated.
Participants come from 16 other member universities including Arizona State University, University of California, Berkeley, University of Michigan, Purdue University, and University of Texas at Austin. This program provides ASM graduate students an excellent opportunity to network and build a strong foundation for the future.
Four one-week sessions are offered each year. Participation is limited at each session. The sessions for MBA students are as follows:
If you are an EMBA student, you are eligible to participate in a different Washington Campus program. Please contact the EMBA Director for more information.