|Minimum GPA:||3||Language(s) of Instruction:||English|
|Other Eligibility Requirements:||Course Prerequisites||Host Institution:||GW|
|Class Status:||Graduate||Open to non-GW students:||Yes|
|Sponsoring Department:||International Business, Public Administration||Level of Immersion:||Short Term Abroad|
|Program Sponsor:||GW Sponsored|
Business and the State: Privatization and Public-Private Partnerships (IBUS 6202/PPPA 6077 & IBUS 6297/PPPA 6085)
Is this program for me?
The global financial crisis has generated innovative thinking about the roles of business and the state, and partnerships between the public and private sector. In the USA and UK, government took over many of the largest banks, while the US and Canadian governments took over General Motors. At the same time, the fiscal crunch has generated discussions of privatizing government institutions such as the postal service, highways, and social security, as well as expanding public-private partnerships (PPPs).
The study-abroad component of the program focuses on the experience of the UK, the country with the most experience with nationalization, privatization, and PPPs. Our time in London is set in the broad context of business and the state in the USA, UK, and developing countries. The evening course on-campus will take advantage of GW's Washington location with guest speakers from places like the USA's best-known stat enterprise, Amtrak.
The courses will look at political as well as economic considerations, using cases drawn from a variety of industries including defense/security, financial services, energy, and telecoms, and examine impacts on firms, consumers, and workers in terms of management, employment, access, reliability, price, quality, and distributional equity.
The program includes a one-week trip to London to examine the history of privatization and competition policy and includes visits with academics, policy analysts, and business leaders to gain insight into current assessment of privatization as a policy in the UK. We will discuss the lessons learned from the UK and explore the implications of the UK experience for policies in other countries.
The program is unique in attracting both public sector and private sector students including MBA students and students pursuing master's degrees in public policy, public administration, and international affairs. According to past students, the multi-school, multidisciplinary perspective is one of the program's best aspects.Pre-Requisites: This course is open to graduate students and advanced undergraduates. Exposure to economics at level of MBAD 240 or 242, ECON 6280 or 6283, PPPA 6003 or 6014.
IBUS 6202/PPPA 6077 3 credits; IBUS 6297/PPPA 6085 3 credits = 6 credits
Application Deadline EXTENDED: There are a few remaining spots in this program. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, apply today!
On Campus Dates:Day: Mondays
Time: 6:10 - 9:25
Dates: 5/20/13 - 7/22/13
Overseas Dates: July 6, 2013 - July 14, 2013
Robert Weiner, firstname.lastname@example.org
Wednesday, 6 February 5-6pm Funger/Duquès 420 (2201 G St., 4th floor)
Tuesday, 12 February 5-6pm Media & Public Affairs 603 (805 21st St., 6th floor)
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International Business Department Website (includes last year's syllabus and trip itinerary): http://www.ibusdept.com/summerQuestions?
This program is administered by International Education & Programs in The George Washington University School of Business.
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