Global Engagement Scholars Program

Learn how to successfully participate in a globally diverse business environment 

Engage in discussions on how diversity, inclusion, and cultural intelligence relate to business in a global setting by becoming a Global Engagement Scholar. 

The Global Engagement Scholars Program is a semester-long series of workshops on topics such as cultural intelligence and cultural values, unconscious bias, and how to recognize these factors in the workplace. Session leaders are certified in Unconscious Bias and Cultural Intelligence training from the Cultural Intelligence Center. Students who complete the program will receive a certificate of completion and an honors cord to wear with graduation regalia.

Program and Admission Requirements

The semester-long program consists of four mandatory sessions. Each student is required to participate in the Foundation and Core sessions. Upon completion of these sessions, students will choose at least three elective sessions to complete the program.  

Program applicants must meet the following admission requirements: 

  • School of Business Student – Declared BS in Business major 
  • No honor code violations 
  • Cumulative GPA of 2.75 or higher  

Application Process

The application for the Spring 2023 cohort opens on November 1, 2022. The deadline to apply is December 9, 2022. For more information, contact sbusges@gmu.edu.

Interested in participating in Spring 2023?

The School of Business recognizes the responsibility to engage students in diversity and inclusion conversations. The Global Engagement Scholars Program was developed in 2019 and launched Spring 2020. Read an article about the program’s history and hear from past participants here

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"[Unconscious bias is] really in all of us. The program made me see this, and I often use this whenever I’m in a professional setting.”
 

Jordan Dockery, past program participant
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"The program helps build an understanding of different perspectives and provides a fresh sense of being able to navigate various cultures on a global scale."
 

Mazin Iqbal, past program participant