2011 Heiskell Award Honorable Mention: Internationalizing the Campus

The George Washington University School of Business

Category Special Focus: Business Education
The GWSB Global MBA Program

Nomination submitted by: Bryan Andriano, Senior Associate Director of International Education and Programs, & Alison Grimsland, Coordinator for International Education and Programs.

Program Overview
The International Residency Program at The George Washington University School of Business requires that 100 percent of full-time MBA students develop global management skills through participation in a mentored, credit-based, and real-world consulting project abroad. Students participate in a sequence of four courses that prepare them for a two-week in-country residency where they work directly with clients to propose solutions, some of which have subsequently been adopted by the clients.

The reach of the program is remarkable: it has engaged international non-profit organizations; large and small enterprises, chambers of commerce; and educational institutions. In 2010, projects took place in India, South Korea, Mexico, Serbia and Sweden. To date, over 300 students have completed projects in 10 countries across 5 continents.

The program is additionally recognized for its successful engagement of the school’s international alumni community in campus internationalization. "Through academic, social, and personal programs, the GW School of Business reaches well beyond its students," says Provost Steven Lerman.

Program Implementation
Read the winning nomination, including details on how the program achieves its objectives

2014 Awards Presentation
IIE will present the annual IIE Andrew Heiskell Awards for Best Practices in Internationalization at a ceremony in New York City on March 14, 2014, as part of the Annual Best Practices in Internationalization Conference.
Selection Panel Members 2011

The members of the selection panel for this year’s awards include the following leaders in international education:

Ulrich Baer
Vice Provost for Globalization & Multicultural Affairs, New York University

Maria Harper-Marinick
Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost, Maricopa Community Colleges

Arlene Jackson
Director of International Education, American Association of State Colleges & Universities (AASCU)

Donna Scarboro
Associate Vice President, International Programs, The George Washington University

Brian Whalen
President and CEO, The Forum on Education Abroad