Ford and GWSB Field Test Innovative Health Care in Rural India
In partnership with Ford's Sustainable Urban Mobility with Uncompromised Rural Reach (SUMURR) Maternal and Child Health pilot project, GWSB’s Institute for Corporate Responsibility (ICR) facilitated, monitored and tracked the cloud computing capabilities of the Ford Endeavour as it delivered health care to 54 remote Indian villages. The result is that Ford has a promising prototype for how mobility and the Internet cloud can be combined to meet needs in the developing world.
Examining Transparency in the Global Petroleum Industry
As countries attempt to legislate more transparency in the oil and mining sectors, and regulators and oil executives conflict over new disclosure rules, GWSB International Business Prof. Robert Weiner and Ph.D. candidate Anthony Cannizzaro examined just what information private and state-owned companies do—and do not—disclose. Comparing voluntary investment disclosures by private multinational enterprises (MNEs) to those of state-owned petroleum companies (SOEs), they found that what companies reveal largely depends on the political risks of the country.
Looking at The “Internet of Things”
The way people interact with each other—and with the everyday objects and products in their lives—is evolving, with enormous implications for the future of marketing and business. GWSB’s Center for the Connected Consumer looks at everyday products that now have the ability to interact and communicate with themselves, other products and people thanks to embedded technology and the ability to wirelessly connect with the Internet.
Talking Shop With Christine Lagarde
GWSB students have had opportunities to learn from International Monetary Fund Managing Director Christine Lagarde during the multiple times she’s spoken on campus. But what happens when you missed her last speech? You continue the conversation at the local grocery store.
GWSB’s Globally Connected Faculty
GWSB’s faculty hail from—and work with—the world’s most pivotal organizations. In just one example, Dr. Scherezade Rehman directs GWSB’s European Union Research Center (EURC) and has advised a number of institutions including OPIC, USAID, U.S. State Department, The World Bank, IMF, and Central Banks and Finance Ministers of Turkey, Nigeria, Peru, Mongolia, Hungary, Poland, Russia and China.
WEMBA Cybersecurity Students Get Plugged In
Students from GW’s World Executive MBA Cybersecurity program traveled to Estonia to conduct research on cybersecurity in the region. After meetings with NATO and Estonian senior government officials in cybersecurity, defense and education, the students presented research papers and recommendations to Estonian Ambassador Marina Kaljurand.
- The GWSB Consulting Abroad Program
The GWSB Consulting Abroad Program
As part of the Global MBA curriculum, all first-year students work on one of several Consulting Abroad Programs (CAPs). Working in-country as business consultants for international clients, students conduct site visits and business meetings relevant to their project and present final recommendations to each client.
Morgan Marshall, HP
HR Management Associate, Hewlett-Packard
Consulting abroad program location: India
Short-term study abroad location: Brazil
“I knew in pursuing my MBA that I wanted to gain business acumen, and I wanted to learn how to apply business for social good. The GW MBA resonated with me and provided exactly what I was looking for.”
Greg Valarino, IBM
Senior Consultant, IBM
Consulting abroad program location: Israel
Short-term study abroad location: France
“I would never have imagined I would be presenting ideas to executives at a number one ranked manufacturer in the world, but that was an opportunity afforded to me in the GW MBA program.”
Diego Lucero, U.S. Navy
Helicopter Pilot, U.S. Navy
Short-term study abroad locations: China and Denmark
“GW provides outstanding benefits for service members. The Military and Veterans Office gave excellent guidance on veteran-specific services, which was a significant factor in my decision to pursue my MBA at GW.”