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GSIPM Expo on Friday, August 19

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This August the Graduate School of International Policy and Management will hold its second research and consulting projects expo to showcase the achievements of some of its best graduating students as well as some of the school’s significant immersive learning programs. Monterey Institute graduate students from the International Professional Service Semester (IPSS), Development Project Management Institute Practicum (DPMI Plus), Frontier Market Scouts (FMS), Team El Salvador, and International Business Plan (IBP) programs will present on their research from 9am-3:30pm at the Monterey Institute of International Studies on  Friday, August 19.

Featured Programs


International Professional Service Semester (IPSS) IPSS started in 2001 with the goal of providing policy students with the opportunity to spend six months working for an international organization in their field while also completing a significant research project towards their graduate degree. The 2011 IPSS group includes 24 students serving 22 different organizations in 11 different countries.


International Business Plan (IBP) The IBP is a required team-based consulting capstone project for MBA students. Cross-functional and cross-cultural teams work with a sponsoring company under faculty supervision to develop comprehensive plans for international growth and expansion.         


Development Project Management Institute Practicum (DPMI Plus) DPMI Plus began in 2008 to provide students completing the three-week DPMI training with an opportunity to apply their planning, evaluation, and facilitation skills to complete academic deliverables while serving a social change organization in the field.


Frontier Market Scouts (FMS) FMS is innovative program that selects and trains aspiring international professionals to become talent scouts and investment managers, and facilitating access to capital for enterprising local business people in low-income markets around the world. This program was developed by the Monterey Institute in partnership with the Sanghata Institute of Social Entrepreneurship and Investment.


Team El Salvador Since 2006, The El Salvador Practicum has provided opportunities for students from all programs to enhance their development skills, language proficiency, and multicultural competency. Through a partnership with La Coordinadora, a Salvadoran community-based organization, students have worked on projects that promote sustainable agriculture, micro-business models, natural resource protection, youth empowerment, organizational capacity building, and more.

Learn more and read speaker biographies.

Contact Carolyn Meyer at 831-647-6417 or for more information.  

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