campus partner(s)

George Washington University

University of Miami

and Washington & Lee University






Liberal Arts and the Professions

award date


project director

Anna Helm

George Washington University

Grant Summary

$170,000 over 36 months to prepare students to think critically about the geographic, political, religious, and socioeconomic forces that shape economies and be better prepared for the modern workplace, whether as entrepreneurs, managers, or as investors. This project leverages new curricular structures and strategic planning processes underway at the campus partners. For example, at George Washington University, all business administration students are now required to complete a minor outside the business school; new coursework and advising tools linking the minor and business major coursework will be developed to encourage integrative learning and reflection. Similarly, the University of Miami recently launched a co-major in Global Business Studies open only to business students; as part of the project, a series of seven seminars, from their first through fourth year, will be developed to integrate business and regional studies coursework. As part of Washington & Lee University’s strategic planning process, faculty will pilot three interdisciplinary courses – on energy and sustainability, the market for art and antiquities, and social entrepreneurship –and pilot new study abroad opportunities in South Africa, Hong Kong, and Latin America.