Do you know what is a Social Innovation? Do you want to learn about Entrepreneurship? Why not do so by taking part in a unique global course?


MSOM 305 003 CRN 18266: Managing in a Global Economy is a shared course with Universidad de Monterrey at the Pachuca Campus, in Mexico. The course is delivered through on-line synchronous joint lectures and student meetings that take advantage of virtual technology. 


The Best Part of This Course? A global residency during the Spring Break in 2015 where course participants work on a social incubator project with their Mexican colleagues. The visit consists of meetings with corporations, speakers, and cultural activities.


Priority will be given to students enrolled in the School of Business but the course is open to all students across the university.

The Dean of the George Mason School of Business is offering grants for School of Business students to cover the cost of travel to Mexico. Students who receive a grant will be responsible for a $250 non-refundable deposit to secure their place in the program. Students who do not secure a grant or who are not enrolled in the George Mason School of Business are responsible for the full costs of the Mexico travel ($1,849).  Registration preference will be given to students in the School of Business. Participants are responsible for the tuition portion of the course as part of their spring semester course load.


The class is scheduled to meet regularly on Friday at 10:30 AM to 1:10 PM and includes global residency during the Spring Break


Summary of expenses:

·        Tuition

·        If you are a student who is either a business major or pre-business, you will be required to pay $250 towards the travel cost.

·        If you are not a business student, the complete cost of travel $1,849. 

o   The program fee covers room and board, transportation, visits, and excursions in Mexico.

·        Personal spending money

·        You will need a passport to travel to Mexico, if you do not have a passport the cost of getting the passport is your responsibility.*

·        If you are a citizen of a country other than USA, and if the Mexican Government requires you to get visa to travel to Mexico, you will be responsible for the cost of the visa as well as obtaining the visa.


To sign up contact Professor Mahesh P. Joshi via email at [log in to unmask]

Space is limited.


*If you are in the School of Business and obtaining a passport will present a financial hardship you may be eligible for an additional grant to cover those expenses.


MSOM 305 Section 003 CRN 18266

Instructor: Mahesh P. Joshi

Director of Research & Practice

Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship

and Associate Professor of Global Strategy and Entrepreneurship

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Ms. Marie alice Arnold

General Manager, Center for Global Education

4400 University Drive, 2B8

Fairfax, VA 22030 USA


Tel: 703.993.2167

Fax: 703.993.2153

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