Launching a new suite of online graduate programs, GWSB will begin enrolling students this fall in an online MBA program, as well as in master’s programs in information systems technology management, tourism administration and project management.
“This is an exciting new domain in which to further enhance and develop a new breed of graduate students who will positively impact the world,” said Dean Doug Guthrie.
Two of the online programs – the masters in tourism administration and project management – are already in existence (though the tourism program is now known as the accelerated tourism administration master’s and is being re-branded for the new suite). The School also offers an online healthcare MBA course.
But by offering those existing programs with newly created online courses, the School will unify four online graduate degree programs under a new rubric – GWSB: DC – where “DC” stands for “Digital Community.”
Associate Dean for MBA Programs Liesl Riddle said the creation of a virtual community – where students, faculty and alumni from around the world will be able to interact and hone “their digital workplace expertise and skills” – is an important purpose of GWSB: DC.
“Business and policy leaders – many of whom are GW alumni – will be key participants,” she added.
The online programs will employ multi-media and social networking technologies. The courses will rely on such tools as virtual discussion round tables, a mentoring program matching alumni with students, a monthly “Hot Topics” seminar series and professional development workshops.
Each program has its own set of requirements, including mandated courses, credit hours that must be completed, and length of study to obtain a degree.
Posted by gwsb on June 19, 2012 | Filed under: GWSB News.