George Mason UniversitySchool of Business

The Federal Government Shutdown: Free Programs for Federal and Government Contractor Employees

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As of Friday, January 25, an agreement was reached to reopen for federal government for three weeks. Because the unprecedented length of the shutdown placed a significant burden on federal government workers and government contractor employees, the School of Business will continue to offer the programs below at no cost to impacted individuals.


Tuesday, January 29-Friday, February 1, 2019

Online Course

Introduction to Data Science for Managers

There is one live, synchronous session, held on Tuesday, January 29, 2019, 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. eastern time via WebEx. Other course components are self-paced.

Nektaria Tryfona, Ph.D., DataLab Director and the Director of Educational Initiatives, George Mason University College of Science

In this course, we will discuss the power of data, the role of the data leader, and the importance of data-informed decisions, focusing on data-intensive business models, data management, and machine learning techniques.


Tuesday, January 29-Thursday, February 7, 2019

Online Course

Financial Management in the Public Sector

During this time, there are three due dates for course activities.

Janet Faughnan, MBA, CPA, Instructor of Accounting, George Mason University School of Business

Expand your understanding of the unique characteristics of federal financial processes and the special accounting and reporting practices they require. You'll explore the underlying objectives of federal financial reporting and management tools available to help you make better decisions. The program covers the key objectives of federal financial reporting, the form and content of financial reports, types of accounts maintained, federal reporting entities budgets, and the impact of the Federal Accounting Standards Advisory Board.