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The George Washington University Online Healthcare MBA Information Session Thursday, September 9th @ 12:30 PM EST To hear the audio portion, please follow the instructions on your screen.

Twitter: @GWMBAHealthcare Hashtag: #gwmba


Logistics & Commonly Asked Questions Logistics • You are in listen-only mode • Ask questions by typing into the chat box • All questions will be addressed in the order asked

Commonly Asked Questions • Will I be able to get copies of the slides? YES • Will I be able to get a recording of this webinar? YES

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Panelists Stephanie Clark, MA ED & HRD Associate Director of Healthcare MBA GW School of Business Neil Cohen, DBA, MBA Associate Professor of Finance GW School of Business Christopher Longtin, MA Student Services Program Manager GW Healthcare MBA Online Program Ilana Hirson Admissions Advisor GW Healthcare MBA Online Program 3

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Agenda • • • • • • • • • • • • 4

The GW Online Experience Experienced Faculty The Student Experience Support Network Program Overview Curriculum Snapshot – An Online Course About GW – Quick Facts Accreditation Admission Requirements Financial Aid Options Q&A To contact our Admissions Office, please call 1.866.232.0232 Ext. 3389


The GW Online Experience • Flexibility – Log in anytime, from any Internet connection. Post responses on the discussion board and submit assignments, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. • Connection – Gain individualized attention from faculty and develop close relationships with fellow learners as you interact with them creating a vast network of professional contacts. • Interaction – Post and respond to messages with fellow business leaders. Online learning puts you much closer to the thinking and experience of your instructors and classmates. • Timely Curriculum – Course content is continually updated. Assignments incorporate the specific issues you deal with at school allowing you to apply lessons from each course. 5

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Experienced Faculty Faculty at GW are: • Leaders in their fields • Prominent scholars and educators • Specially trained to teach in an online environment • Real-world experts in their industry 6

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The Student Experience Here is what some of our alumni have to say about this program: “What a great experience, an incredible amount of new knowledge, and more great instruction by a variety of quality professors.� ~ Phil Owen, MD, Online Healthcare MBA Graduate "When I chose an MBA program, it was important to me that the program had outstanding credentials and instructors of high caliber." ~ Kristine McGarigle, Online Healthcare MBA Graduate 7

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Support Network We are here to support you through every step of your online learning experience. We offer you a multi-level support network, including: •Admissions Advisor: Counsels you through the application process •Student Services Advisor: Liaises with the University on your behalf and acts as your personal coach •Faculty: Develops the curriculum and constantly assesses its relevance and timeliness •Facilitator: Works closely with faculty to guide you through the course content and requirements •Technical Support: Assists you with any technical problems you may have 8

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Program Overview • Rigorous curriculum and tightly structured • Complete online program in two years • 23 seven-week core classes – Areas include business law, strategy, finance, operations, and marketing management • 12 additional classes – Areas include management of acute care hospitals, physician practice management, and managing skilled nursing facilities. • Develop your ability to evaluate, assess, judge, and take action in any business situation regardless of the career you choose • Distinguished faculty are engaged in a wide variety of research activities at GW's four research centers • One of the best business schools and programs in the country • Ranked in the top 50 MBAs in the U.S. in 2009 by the Financial Times 9

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Curriculum The program has 52.5 credit hours: 23 core classes and 12 additional classes. Each module has three classes and lasts seven weeks. Each class within the module is worth 1.5 credits. Core Classes Financial Accounting I Financial Accounting II Managerial Accounting Judgment, Uncertainty, and Decisions Data Analysis and Decisions Operations Strategy Financial Markets Financial Management Global Perspectives Microeconomics for the Global Economy Macroeconomics for the Global Economy International Management 10

Management of Information Systems Organizations and Leadership Managing Human Capital Entrepreneurship The Nature of Markets Marketing Decisions Ethics Business and Public Policy Business Law and Communication Business Strategy

Additional Classes The following is a partial list.

Management of the Acute Care Hospital Physician Practice Management Aging and Disability: Needs and Services Managing the Skilled Nursing Facility Compliance and Risk Management in Health Services Supply Chain Management in Health Services Service Line and Project Management

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Curriculum (Cont’d) Sample Schedule

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Snapshot – An Online Course Neil Cohen, DBA, MBA Associate Professor of Finance GW School of Business

“What does a typical online course look like?”

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Sample Blackboard Course Let’s take a look at a GW Healthcare MBA Blackboard course in real-time:

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Informal Poll #1 Q: What would you like to learn about in future information sessions?  a) Course specific information  b) Career opportunities in the healthcare field  c) Learn about the program from graduates or alumni 14

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About The George Washington University


Quick Facts about GW

• Ranked on U.S. News & World Report's list of Top National Universities • Located in Washington, DC, situated a few blocks from the White House and the National Mall • Founded in 1821 as The Columbian College on land provided by former President George Washington

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Accreditations The George Washington University is accredited by the: •Middle States Commission on Higher Education •Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International)

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Admission Requirements • Completed application form • $60 application fee • Official transcripts of all post-secondary academic programs attended • Three to five years of professional working experience • Current resume • Two letters of recommendation • Statement of program objectives and professional goals • GMAT results. The GMAT may be waived for US board certified medical doctors and those with seven or more years of professional experience • Applicants who earned their undergraduate degree outside of the US are required to submit a TOEFL score 18

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Financial Aid Options Employer-Sponsored Tuition Assistance: •Employers may cover 100 percent of tuition costs. To learn more, consult your personnel office. Financial Aid and Alternative Financing: •To be eligible for the Federal Stafford Loan, you must be a degree student and registered in a minimum of five credit hours in a semester. Yellow Ribbon Program: •Veterans with active duty service on, or after, September 11, 2001, have enhanced educational benefits that cover more educational expenses, provide a living allowance, money for books and the ability to transfer unused educational benefits to spouses or children.

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Informal Poll #2 Q: What semester are you considering applying for?    

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a) Spring 2011 b) Fall 2011 c) Not sure d) Uncertain

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Questions? Important Important Dates Dates Application Application Deadline Deadline

October October 29, 29, 2010 2010

Spring Spring Class Class Start Start Date Date January January 10, 10, 2011 2011

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Contact Information Do you have further questions regarding the Healthcare MBA online program? Web: www.mbahc.info E-mail: mbahc@mbahc.info Toll-Free: 1.866.232.0232 Ext. 3389 Twitter: @GWMBAHealthcare Hashtag: #gwmba

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Important Important Dates Dates Application Application Deadline Deadline

October October 29, 29, 2010 2010

Spring Spring Class Class Start Start Date Date

January January 10, 10, 2011 2011


GW Online Healthcare MBA Sept 9th Information Session