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GWSB Opens Custom WEMBA Space at Four Seasons

The new George Washington Room at the Four Seasons Hotel in Washington, D.C., will host GWSB’s weekend classes for its World Executive MBA program.

GWSB has a new space at the Four Seasons Hotel in Washington, D.C.’s historic Georgetown neighborhood for students in its World Executive MBA (WEMBA) program to work and dine together during weekend classes.

The School and Four Seasons forged a partnership last year through which the hotel will host the classes. The new “George Washington Room” was officially unveiled at a ribbon-cutting last month.

The WEMBA program has been redesigned to include Friday and Saturday classes, on a biweekly schedule, to be delivered at the hotel. Students will receive catered breakfasts and lunches, and overnight accommodations, on class weekends.

The dedicated space is designed to provide a supportive, comfortable and convenient location for up to 75 WEMBA students to study, work in groups, and get to know one another.

Located off the front-drive courtyard at the hotel’s 2800 Pennsylvania Ave., NW location, the room has built-in, audio-visual technologies serviced by the hotel’s in-house audio-visual company; and data ports and electrical outlets throughout. An outdoor terrace is being refurbished.

Dean Doug Guthrie said that the School’s partnerships with public and private institutions, including the Four Seasons, “allow us to truly customize executive education programs and provide a world-class educational experience for our students.”

“This partnership is forward-thinking and innovative but, most importantly, adds value to the executive education experience,” said James Bailey, the Ave Tucker Professorial Fellow of Leadership and professor of management, who serves as director of the WEMBA program.

The revamped WEMBA program is a 16-month program for MBA students who are aiming for executive business positions: chief executive officer, chief financial officer, chief operating officer, or higher. Students may choose individualized tracks in international business, sustainability or leadership and have access to “leadership coaches” to help them develop five-year strategic career plans.


Posted by gwsb on January 15, 2013 | Filed under: GWSB News.

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