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IPADE "Mexico as an Emerging Market" Short Term Exchange
Mexico City, Mexico (GW Partner) (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms:
Program Terms: Spring Short Term
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Minimum GPA: 3
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Graduate Open to non-GW students: No
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Short Term Abroad
Program Description:
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Mexico: "Mexico as an Emerging Market" 

Short-Term Exchange with IPADE

Business School

Is this program for me?

IPADE Brochure picIPADE 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. It 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. 

Financial Times Rankings: 

  • Top 100 worldwide according to the Financial Times Global MBA Ranking 2017

The aim of this short-term exchange program with IPADE is to offer students the opportunity to 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 and experience 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.  


This program is only open to degree-seeking graduate students at 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

1.5 credits are awarded for successful completion of this program.  

GWSB graduate students must earn at least a B equivalent in order to receive credit for the course taken at IPADE.  Grades 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. Students may petition to have study away courses count towards Graduate School of Business Certificates or other Master's degree requirements by speaking with their academic advisor.


Application Deadline:
Sunday, October 29, 2017

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

Overseas Dates:
March 12 - 16, 2018 – GW Spring Break.

Cost Estimate

For this short-term exchange program, students will be charged GW tuition for 1.5 credits as well as a program fee due to IPADE upon acceptance into the program.

2018 cost estimates are not yet available. Click HERE for program cost estimate.

Information Session

View a live recording of the information session HERE.

Additional Information*

2018 Promotional Flyer:

2018 Program Informational PowerPoint
Doing Business in Mexico 2018.pptx

2018 Schedule:
Doing Business in Mexico 2018 Schedule.pdf

Watch the IPADE promotional video here:


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
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Withdrawal & Refund Policy (GWSB Graduate)

Global and Experiential Education Scholarships

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