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Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Language of Instruction: English Housing: Campus Housing
Number of Credits Offered: 3 Eligible Population: 03 Junior, 04 Senior, Graduate
Type of Program: Faculty-led Click here for a definition of this term Area of Study: Government and International Policy
Click here for a definition of this term Study Abroad Host: Schar School of Policy and Government Open to non-Mason Students: Yes
Program Description:

Entrepreneurial Leadership for the Global Marketplace at Oxford University

Oxford, Summer 2019


The Entrepreneurial Leadership Program for the Global Marketplace is designed to provide both business and non-business students with the opportunity to engage with Oxford academic and UK / US serial entrepreneurs to learn how to create successful and sustainable strategies for start-ups and spin outs in the global market place. With a very practical approach to entrepreneurship, the program aims to enable students to develop entrepreneurial creativity and awareness and encourages the application of entrepreneurial skill sets and the development of an entrepreneurial leadership capability that can be applied to the global business environment.

Held at Mansfield College, one of Oxford University’s 38 colleges, students will learn about conventional and less conventional forms of leadership, fund raising, developing brand visibility, developing competitive advantage, using digital for marketing and sales, how to scale in global markets and what makes a truly innovative company.

Housing: Single occupancy rooms at Mansfield College

Sponsored by the George Mason University Schar School of Policy and Government


Credits Offered:
  • Undergraduate:GOVT 398: Study Abroad
  • Graduate:ITRN 702: Special Topics in Study Abroad
This program is open to all undergraduate and graduate students including students who do not attend George Mason University.

Program Dates*

August 11 - 17, 2019



11 August Individual Arrival at Airport and bus to University of Oxford
Check-in at Mansfield College
Orientation 17:00 - 18:00
Welcome 18:00
Group dinner at local, British Gastro Pub
12 August Breakfast
Entrepreneurial Leadership
Entrepreneurial Leadership
Photo Session
Introduction to Oxford and its University
Walking tour of Oxford
Dinner on your own
13 August Breakfast
Marketing for Startups
Strategies to Internationalize Business
Social Entrepreneurship
Entrepreneurship Centre Visit: The Oxford Foundry 14:00 - 16:00
Dinner on your own
14 August Breakfast
Brand and Product Management
Case Study Discussions
Packed Lunch
Cultural Site Visit: Blenheim Palace Winston Churchill's Ancestral Home 14:00 - 16:00
Dinner on your own
15 August Breakfast
Depart for London
Day in London
Visit: Verb London 10:30 - 12:00
Packed Lunch
Building a Global Brand
Free time in London
Dinner on your own
16 August Breakfast
Raising Venture Capital
The Economics of Brexit
Wrap-up Session
The Eurasia Consortium 13:30 - 14:30
Free time in Oxford
Drinks Reception, Award Ceremony, and Closing Dinner
17 August Breakfast
Individual Check-out University of Oxford

* Dates and itinerary subject to change. The Global Education Office reserves the right to make changes to a program in light of currency fluctuations, changing security and safety conditions, and/or any other unforeseen circumstances.

Program Cost

Summer 2019: $4,550


Program Payments

Students on Schar programs must pay the advertised program cost plus an application fee in order to participate. These costs will be made in three payments (Application Fee + Deposit + Final Payment). Students using financial aid can provide additional paperwork in lieu of deposit and final balance payments.

Application Fee: All applications must pay the non-refundable application fee of $150. This payment is made through MasonAbroad once you open an application. This fee is not included in the advertised program cost above.Program Deposit: Accepted students must make a non-refundable program deposit of $1000. This fee is paid through the Mason Student Accounts Office. This deposit is included in the program fee.

Final Payment: This is the difference of your Program Cost minus the $1000 deposit you've already paid. Students who are using financial aid may have this payment deadline extended. See "Financial Aid" information below.

Financial Aid and VA Benefits: Students who intend to use financial aid or VA benefits to fund their program fees (partially or in full) must have the "Intent to Use Financial Aid" or "Intent to Use VA Benefits Form" completed and on file with the Global Education Office by the deposit deadline. The "Intent to Use Financial Aid" form is available in the MasonAbroad application system once you have started your application for this program. If you are using VA Benefits please contact the Global Education Office to request the "Intent to Use VA Benefits Form."

Non-Mason Students: Non-Mason students must be admitted to the University and assigned a student number prior to making payments. Please submit the "Non-degree Contract Course/Admission Form" during the application phase in order to begin this process.

Refund and Cancellation Policy: All participants are bound by the Mason GEO Refund and Cancellation Policy.

  • Tuition (3 credits)
  • Single room dorm lodging at Mansfield College
  • Meals: breakfast daily, five lunches, two dinners
  • All in-country travel to program activities
  • All administrative and organizational costs
  • Cultural excursions and site visits
  • International Emergency Insurance
Not included:
  • Round-trip airfare
  • Some meals
  • Personal spending

Enrollment Deadline:

March 1st, 2019.  

Program Director

Name Michal McElwain Malur
Phone 703-993-1577

Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2019 06/01/2019 ** Rolling Admission 08/11/2019 08/17/2019

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.