George Mason UniversitySchool of Business

The Global Residency: TECM 750 Global IT Management

This required three-credit course includes a week-long international study tour led by a full-time professor. You meet business and government leaders, participate in seminars, and visit sites of local or multi-national companies.

The global residency is offered in the final semester of the program. While venues change with the world economy, past residencies include Taiwan, Thailand, India, Japan, Sweden, Belgium, England, Ireland, Tunisia, Czech Republic, Germany, Korea, Taiwan, Brazil and Argentina.

Frequently Asked Residency Questions

Q: Do students choose the residency destination?
The decision on the residency destination(s) is made by the program's academic director in concert with the School of Business faculty.

Q: How much does it cost?
All travel costs including flight, lodging and most meals are covered in the program's per credit hour tuition.

Q: Can spouses or significant others accompany the student?
Guests may NOT accompany students on their residency.

Student Comments

"The Technology Management program offered an international residency experience that I will always remember as the highlight of my education. It definitely broadened and informed by perspective on the world and the future of technology." –Chris Mitchell, Class of 2006

"The international residency provided firsthand exposure to the benefits and challenges of how other cultures manage technology. That knowledge has proven very valuable as I have progressed in my career." –Roger Lindquist, Class of 2007

"From the very beginning, connecting the classroom to daily professional responsibilities has been one of the most rewarding aspects of the Technology Management program - but the residency took that to a whole new level. I now understand and assess technology innovation and management against worldwide business drivers and demands." –Chuck Gahun, Class of 2009