Officials will release a new strategic plan for the business school this fall, with goals to improve the school’s international presence and better use the University’s global connections.
An associate dean from the Elliott School of International Affairs will take the helm of a newly created international position in the provost’s office, the latest in a series of moves GW has taken to expand its global reach.
Officials have laid out an eight-year plan for the business school to pay back the roughly $13 million it owes the University – the first steps taken in two years to remedy the overspending that led to the firing of its former dean.
The GW School of Business moved up one spot in Bloomberg Businessweek’s ranking of full-time graduate programs, landing at No. 53 out of 85 schools.
The business school is considering launching its third international master’s degree program at Renmin University in China.
The University is making up for $20 million in losses last year by cutting back part-time faculty, travel fees, and slowing hiring.
Provost Steven Lerman is planning a program for undergraduates to spend three years abroad in China and two other countries.
Faculty who have taught at the business school since 1990 have until Tuesday to decide whether to take a six-figure buyout.
The ousted dean of GW’s business school was one of the architects behind D.C.’s latest plan to kickstart the local economy.
When Linda Livingstone starts her deanship this summer, she will prepare to guide officials and faculty through a tense visit from the business school’s accreditor, which has put GW on a path toward losing its recognition.