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Washington Campus

The Washington Campus​ week-long MBA residencies bring students face-to-face with Washington policymakers who teach participants how the government really works, how it affects specific companies and industries, and how policy can be ethically and effectively shaped to create win-win solutions for business, government, and society.

Registration on OPUS for Washington Campus January and March sessions are done with Spring registration in October/November.  Summer session registration is in March/April for Summer (May sessions).  Fall registration for August session can be added on OPUS through drop/add/swap until the first week of July.  

After registering on OPUS, you must also register on the Washington Campus website. The Washington Campus registration deadline is generally 4 weeks prior to the start of the session.  Spaces as a part of regular registration are limited.  The course is 3 credits and graded on our regular grading scale.

MBA Program Offerings for Goizueta Students

Date: December 7 - 11, 2020 Waitlist only

Date: January 4 - 8, 2021 Waitlist only

Date: January 11 - 15, 2021 Registration is open

Date: May 10-14, 2021

Students must pay the Washington Campus fees of $1850.  The budget is set at $3900 for travel, fees, hotel and meals. 

Course Description

Our week-long, Washington, D.C., residencies for MBA students are designed to enrich your understanding of the public policy process, with a focus on those policy issues that are most likely to impact business outcomes as well as the strategies that busy corporate executives can utilize to ethically and effectively share information and influence public policy outcomes.   Our curriculum is developed with guidance and oversight of the faculty and administrators of the Washington Campus Consortium, a group of 16 top graduate business schools whose representatives serve on our Board of Directors to ensure that our programs are of the highest academic quality and worthy of the graduate credit students receive for completing the course.   

Although overseen by the Consortium school representatives, our open-enrollment programs are available to any student who attends an accredited graduate business school, regardless of whether or not the institution is a member of the Consortium. 
Each week-long residency program is led by a faculty director, and includes meetings with and presentations by a long list of notable Washington insiders, including current or former Members of Congress, congressional staff, Administration officials, agency representatives, advocacy organizations, trade association representatives, lobbyists, economists, business leaders and members of the media.  The residency program also includes site visits to relevant Federal buildings and agencies, such as Capitol Hill, the Federal Reserve, the Department of Treasury, or the National Press Club.  When Congress is in session, the program also includes participation in one or more Congressional hearings so that students have the opportunity to see their government in action. The program provides numerous learning and networking opportunities while giving students a chance to see what it is like to live and work in our bustling Nation's Capital! 
In order to fulfill the contact hour requirements set forth by the Consortium schools, students can expect to be actively involved in the program from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Friday.  The dress code is Business Attire for each day.
There will be little time for tourist activities, so if this is your first trip to Washington, you may want to add a weekend to your visit in order to have time to tour the monuments, visit local museums, or attend an athletic event at the Verizon Center or National's Stadium. 
Our course includes a rigorous assessment of student learning as demonstrated through a written exam that takes place during the week in Washington, as well as a group project that is due within two weeks of the formal residency program.  This assessment is designed to test the student's knowledge of major concepts learned during the residency period, as well as his or her ability to apply this new knowledge to a relevant business advocacy or strategy concern.  Students are required to complete approximately 8 hours' worth of required readings prior to coming to Washington, and questions from these readings are included on the exam.