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IPADE "Mexico as an Emerging Market" Short Term Exchange
Mexico City, Mexico (GW Partner) (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Spring Short Term
Cost Estimate Spring Short Term
Fact Sheet:
Minimum GPA: 3
Language(s) of Instruction:
Class Status:
Graduate Open to non-GW students: No
Level of Immersion:
Short Term Abroad
Program Description:

Mexico: "Mexico as an Emerging Market" Short-Term Exchange with IPADE Business School

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IPADE is the Universidad Panamericana's School of Business.  Founded in Mexico City in 1967 by several prominent business leaders, IPADE is the only institution founded from the enterprise, for the enterprise. It is the first institution in Mexico to center its work on attaining excellence in general management through a process that develops managerial skills by applying the knowledge mastered to practical uses. IPADE has the largest alumni network in Mexico and many business connections in Mexico and Latin America. IPADE's quality and consistency has merited its being ranked among the most outstanding business schools in the world and a top business school in Latin America. IPADE is ranked 80th worldwide in the Financial Times Global MBA 2016 ranking. 

This short-term exchange course is offered through IPADE and is taught at the IPADE campus in Mexico City, Mexico.  

Course Objectives

• Learn about the countries that are considered as Emerging Markets, the role that they all play in the actual globalized world, and their impact in the world’s economy.
• Enrich the interaction with other international and Mexican MBA students.
• Explore Mexico as an Emerging Market.
• Experience the Mexican culture.

This five-tiered course includes classroom lectures featuring live case studies from leading Mexican Enterprises, conferences with businessmen from different sectors, three corporate visits, team projects, and cultural activities. 


The program is only open to degree-seeking graduate students in the School of Business.  Students will be nominated for this program on a competitive basis.  Applicants must have an established academic record at GW and be in good academic standing with the university.

Academic Credit

Students earn 1.5 academic credits for successful participation in this program.  

GWSB graduate students must earn at least a B equivalent in order to receive credit for the course taken at IPADE.  Credit earned through a GWSB short-term exchange will not count towards a student's GW GPA.  

This program fulfills general elective credit for Master's and MBA programs. This program has also been pre-approved to fulfill elective credit within the following MBA Concentration: Global Management. Students may petition to have study away courses count towards other MBA concentrations or Master's degree requirements by speaking with their academic advisor.


Application Deadline:
Sunday, October 30, 2016

On campus Dates: None*
*Students will be required to attend a mandatory pre-departure orientation lead by G&EE prior to this program. 

Overseas Dates:
March 6 - 10, 2017 - This course is run the week before GW's Spring Break. Students should only apply to this program if it does not conflict with any other courses students are taking in the spring.

Cost Estimate

Click HERE for program cost estimates. The program is a short-term exchange and students pay GW tuition for 1.5 credits. 

Information Session

View a live recording of the information session HERE.

Additional Information*

2017 Program Informational PowerPoint and Draft Schedule: 
DBiM 17 Informational PPT.pdf
Preliminary Schedule DBiM 2017 v2.pdf

Watch the IPADE promotional video here:

2016 Program Information:

*Information on the 2017 program will be provided as made available by IPADE.


This program is administered by Global & Experiential Education in The George Washington University School of Business.  Feel free to contact us at 202.994.0767 or with your questions.

Helpful Links

Eligibility & Payment (GWSB Graduate)
Cancellation Policy for Short-Term Abroad
Pre-Departure, Health & Safety Orientation for Short -Term Abroad
Health Insurance for Short-Term Abroad
Non-Participant Accompaniment
Withdrawal & Refund Policy (GWSB Graduate)