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The Washington Campus GOV 312L

The washington campus sealMcCombs students: If you have not yet fulfilled your GOV 312L requirement, please consider registering for a special section that includes an educational experience with the Washington Campus Program (WCP) in our nation’s capital.

In recognition of the tremendous impact that politics and regulation have upon the environment in which companies do business, the WCP has for 35 years provided educational experiences to more than 20,000 MBA students, including many from McCombs.

In spring 2014, McCombs’ BGS Department, in conjunction with the Government Department, began offering a special section of GOV 312L that will give McCombs undergraduates a WCP experience comparable to that enjoyed by MBAs.

Washington campus group photoDuring an intensive week in Washington D.C., students will hear from and interact with leaders from every sector of the Washington power circle. Typical speakers include Senators, Representatives, Congressional staffers, senior policy advisors at Fortune 500 companies, presidents of think tanks, influential lobbyists, and leaders of federal agencies. Past speakers have included Vice President Dick Cheney, Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke, and (then) Senator John Kerry.

The class is composed of four sessions in Austin with BGS Professor Jeffery Patterson and a mandatory trip to Washington DC during the week of May 20-24, 2019. The unique number for this GOV 312L section is TBD.

Enrollment in the course carries a $1,250 student fee to pay for the programming in Washington, DC, which is substantially cheaper than that paid by MBAs. Students must also pay for airfare and lodging for the five days in Washington, which we will assist in lining up.

For more information, please attend one of information sessions: Wednesdays, October 10th from 5:30 - 6:30 pm and October 17th and 24th from 6:00 - 7:00 pm in GSB 5.154. 

Have any questions? Just visit the Washington Campus website or e-mail Professor Jeffery Patterson at