Student Activities

Summer Doctoral Institute for Research and Study on Institutions, the State & Development in International Business
The Summer Doctoral Institute (SDI) provides leading doctoral students from across the U.S. an opportunity to conduct research on our Center's theme of Institutions, the State and Development, in collaboration with aligned GW faculty experts. Both doctoral and faculty participants are recruited from a wide range of fields, such as business, economics, political science, public administration, international relations, and sociology. The students live together for two months in GW housing on our downtown Washington, D.C. campus to promote interaction and the development of a scholarly community.

Global Business Project
The Global Business Program (GBP) is sponsored by a consortium of several CIBERs at leading business schools, which are all joined by the objectives of promoting cross-cultural business competence and bolstering international business in markets critical to U.S. competitiveness. GBP puts multi-university teams of graduate (MBA, MA, MS) students to work solving real problems faced by corporations and non-profit organizations.

Global MBA Consulting Abroad Program (CAPs)
As part of the Global MBA curriculum, all first-year students participate in one of several Consulting Abroad Projects (CAPs). The CAP program is a three-course sequence in the second half of the spring semester which prepares and immerses students in a consulting project experience for an overseas client. The sequence begins with the International Management (IM) course, which provides students with the theoretical framework for understanding important issues relevant to international business. Students also participate in an international consultancy practicum lab which introduces them to their consulting assignment and provides them with an opportunity to begin designing solutions to the problem they are addressing. At the conclusion of the IM course and the practicum lab, students travel overseas to the client host country for a two-week period. During this period they finalize their projects and make final recommendations, and participate in site visits with relevant companies and organizations.

Online Resources
This page provides useful links to GW organizations with international focus, websites devoted to careers in international business, international development, and international affairs, study abroad information, websites of periodical, and other international resources.