The MBA - Washington Campus Connection
The Maine Business School provides an optional study opportunity through The Washington Campus in DC. Open to fully admitted MBA students, this one-week residence program in Business and Public Policy encompasses an intensive learning experience amidst the power, energy, and beauty of the nation’s capital. The program’s highlights include in-depth lectures taught by premier faculty, global leaders, and/or legislators. Additionally, there are visits to institutions such as the U.S. Congress or Executive branch agencies and the class engages in a real-world case study of the interaction between business, politics, and policy.
Open several times throughout the year, the program provides a unique and valuable opportunity for graduate students to learn from the best educators and benefit from engaging discussions on relevant business and public policy topics, interfacing routinely with MBA students from over a dozen universities across the United States.
“During the week, students hear from policy insiders, ranging from current and former legislators and regulators to government relations and public affairs executives. Students learn: the foundations of legislative and regulatory processes; who holds power and what influences decision making; how public policy is influenced by business, media, advocacy groups, and lobbyists; the status of important issues of interest to business; how business represents its interests ethically in the political arena; how to assess public policy threats and opportunities; and how to create effective business strategies to impact policy change.”
— Shirley Zebroski, Ph.D.
Senior Vice President for Programs
Participants successfully completing the residency program earn a Certificate by the Washington Campus (WC), endorsing their competency in comprehending and applying the essentials of managing business and public policy. Effective Fall 2014, the certificate is eligible for transfer-in as a graduate elective, 3 credit hours (P/F only), in the UMaine MBA program: Management, Business & Sustainability, International Business concentration areas only. Students will also be expected to deliver a presentation to UMaine faculty pursuant to their final work with the WC.
“The WC residency course provided me with the unparalleled opportunity to personally interact with & learn from Senior Executives of multinational corporations and public policy makers alike in both a small classroom environment and on Capitol Hill itself, right in the heart of Washington DC. Through this course , I gained a public-policy shaping skill set which gives both myself and any company I work for an unmatched business positioning & strategizing competitive advantage.”~ Dawn B Dunphy, UMaine MBA Class of 2013
2014 Open Enrollment Program Dates
January 6-10, 2014 May 19-23, 2014
March 3-7, 2014 June 9-13, 2014
March 10-14, 2014 August 25-29, 2014
May 12-16, 2014
Check routinely for open enrollment registration deadlines and fee structure for the above at:
UMaine students pay the non-consortium member pricing.
How to Get Started
UMaine students should first schedule a meeting with the MBA Manager and must receive prior approval for transfer based on an evaluation of the student’s program of study and feasibility for transfer, in keeping with the Graduate School and Maine Business School standards.
Carol L. Mandzik, MBA
Each of The Washington Campus programs is based at a centrally located Washington, DC venue with easy access to the Washington Metro subway stops Farragut North, Farragut West, and DuPont Circle. Most MBA classes will take place in the WC classroom at 1150 18th St NW Suite 400 Washington DC 20036.
For Complete Details on How to Register, Detailed Course Description, Logistics, Pricing, Housing, etc., click on the MBA program: Business and the Public Policy Process: How Washington Works and What Issues Matter.