Marymount Reston Offers Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Program in Fall 2014

-Discounted Fee for MU Alumni, Students and Educational Partners- 

In conjunction with Leaps Consulting, Marymount is pleased to offer a new Lean Six Sigma Green Belt professional development program at the university’s Reston Center location. SPACE IS LIMITED.

WHAT: Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Program
INSTRUCTOR: Monroe Ratchford, Leaps Consulting, Six Sigma Master Black Belt
WHERE: Marymount University Reston Center, Reston, VA
WHEN: Program Meeting Dates (Registrants will attend all Saturday & Monday sessions of the 40-hour course.)
Saturdays 9am-4:30pm                    Mondays 6-10pm
September 20                                   September 29
October 4                                          October 20
October 11                                        October 27
October 25

Lean Six Sigma Green Belt training develops the critical skills required to serve on project teams. Participants learn how to use many of the proven Six Sigma problem-solving methods and statistical tools to contribute to the success of their organization, including processes for collecting and analyzing data, and leading and executing process-level improvement projects.

Who Should Attend?
Professionals in health care, government agencies, financial services, computer and electronics, aerospace and defense, among others.

More questions? Check out our our FAQ page>>

Registration Fee Per Participant
Standard Rate                                             $2,000
Marymount Student/Alumnus                      $1,800
Marymount Employee                                  $1,800
Marymount Educational
  or Membership Partner*                            $1,900
*Eligible Marymount Educational and Membership Partners>>

How To Register:
1. Click for the registration form >>
2. A Marymount representative will contact you for full payment;
3. Join us for the first session September 20! 

Contact: or (703) 284-5770

GPHR Prep Classes at Marymount Reston

HR Professional Development Certification Opportunity in Fall 2014
–Discount for Marymount Alumni–


Marymount University will offer prep classes for the HR Certification Institute’s (HRCI) Global Professional in Human Resources (GPHR) certification beginning Monday, August 25, 2014, 6:30pm-9:15pm at Marymount University’s Reston Center. The classes will meet weekly through December 8.

Marymount is a among a select few providers of GPHR preparation classes in the Washington, DC area. Pramila Rao (Ph.D., GPHR), a faculty member from Marymount’s School of Business Administration, is the instructor. Dr. Rao is a leading scholar in global HR, and has many publications on the topic.

Students not seeking academic credit for the course will be charged a total of $1,100 (GPHR course and material costs).* This $1,100 GPHR fee must be paid via credit card.

*Marymount University alumni will be charged a discounted rate of $1,000 for the GPHR fee.

Eligible Marymount graduate students also may take this course (HRM 590) for academic credit, and will be charged regular tuition plus $750 for GPHR learning materials. Students pursuing this option can earn three graduate credits towards their graduate degree in Human Resource Management. The $750 GPHR fee must be paid via credit card.  

There are several advantages to a GPHR certification:

  • Prove your commitment to the HR profession while taking on new responsibilities  locally and globally;
  • Demonstrate to the international business community that you are prepared to assume HR responsibilities anywhere;
  • Become recognized as a credible and respected source of information on core international HR practices.

The eligibility criteria for students to take the GPHR exam are provided below:

  • Two years of demonstrated global exempt-level HR experience with a master’s degree or higher;
  • Three years of demonstrated exempt-level HR experience (with two of the three being global HR experience) with a bachelor’s degree;
  • Four years of demonstrated exempt-level HR experience (with two of the four being global HR experience) with less than a bachelor’s degree.

Questions about the course or qualifications? Dr. Pramila Rao, Associate Professor, Ph.D., GPHR, (703) 284-5726

Questions about GPHR registration and payment? Jen Gurley, Marymount Reston, (703) 284-5770

GPHR registration fee must be paid in full prior to the first class and is non-refundable/non-transferable.

Marymount Students Travel to Sicily for Interior Design Courses


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Marymount’s Interior Design students spent their March 2014 Spring Break traveling across Sicily while earning credits in the program’s Sketching and Rendering courses. The week-long excursion was coordinated by Interior Design Professor Robin Wagner and Marymount’s Center for Global Education (CGE). More … Continue reading

Summer 2014 Dates for Miller Analogies Test (MAT) at the Reston Center

Marymount University’s Reston Center is a testing center for Pearson Education’s Miller Analogies Test (MAT).

Marymount Reston will offer the MAT on the following dates during the Summer 2014 semester:

Wednesday, May 7
Wednesday, June 11
Wednesday, July 2

Candidates should arrive at 9:30 a.m. to check in.The test begins at 10:00 a.m.

*FEE: $75 if registered before date of test
         $100 if registering day of test
*No refunds and funds cannot be forwarded to a future test date.


(703) 284-5770 or

Register for Fall 2014 Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) Courses at Marymount Reston

This Fall 2014, we are pleased to offer our first two courses in the new Marymount University Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) program available at the Reston Center.

The course schedule is designed to meet the needs of third and fourth-year students in the Marymount program including new transfer students from Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA).

Fall 2014 classes begin August 25.

MGT 291 Business Communication
Focuses on the skills and approaches people in the business environment must have to communicate effectively at work. Emphasizes writing in a variety of formats, preparing and delivering business presentations, writing in teams, negotiating and interpersonal communication skills, and spending 40 percent of one’s time with every writing/speaking assignment engaged in editing and revision. Requires successful demonstration in the use of today’s technology to communicate with a variety of business audiences. Knowledge of PowerPoint required. Prerequisite: EN 102Liberal Arts Core/University Requirements Designation: WI. (3)

MKT 301 Principles of Marketing
A study of the system of interacting business activities that deliver goods and services to present and potential customers. Analysis of the problems of planning, research, and logistics that confront the modern marketing manager. Prerequisite: EN 102. (3)

For more information about any course descriptions or class meeting times, visit Marymount’s online course scheduling system, Marynet.

Your Next Step: Leadership. Join Us on March 19


Lorri Cooper, EdD
Director of Marymount’s Leadership & Management graduate program

Bob Tagg, Vice President Contracts and Supply Chain, TASC
David Snell, Senior Manager of Procurement, Information Systems Sector, Northrop Grumman

When: Wednesday, March 19 at 6:30pm

Where: Marymount University Reston Center, 1861 Wiehle Avenue #110,
Reston, VA 20190

Join us for a lively panel discussion about developing your leadership skills for today’s collaborative work environments. Learn from experienced managers how to “take the lead” by applying your unique personal attributes to reach organizational goals. Discover what it takes to become an effective and influential leader inside your company or agency.

The discussion will be followed by an information session focused on Marymount’s graduate programs in Leadership & Management and Human Resource Management.

Space is limited, please:
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