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 Project (GBP) is a consulting-type graduate-level course offered to MBA (2nd-year GMBA and all part-time MBA) students and students in specialized MA/MS programs (such as Accounting, Finance, Business Analytics, Economics, International Trade, and similar) from a consortium of several universities. The course has a unique nature in that it provides the students with the opportunity to increase their international business and language skills through guided hands-on experience in markets critical to U.S. competitiveness. Students from different universities are placed into teams which work virtually for three months prior to an intensive two-week consulting project in the host country. Visit the GBP website for more information on the program and the application process.

Global MBA Consulting Abroad Program (CAP)

CAPsAs part of the Global MBA curriculum, all first-year students participate in one of several Consulting Abroad Projects (CAP). A three-course sequence, taken during the spring semester, is designed to equip students with frameworks and skills to be implemented when leading their consulting projects. By the end of their first year of study all Global MBA students gain experience working on a faculty-mentored, team-based consultancy abroad.

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.