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Global Entrepreneurial Management FAQs

1. What does MGEM stand for?
2.Can I apply if I do not have a bachelor’s degree in business?
3.Can I apply if I have earned a bachelor’s degree in business more than three years ago?
4.Can I apply if I am not a graduate of USF, IQS, or FJU?
5.Can I apply if I am not a citizen of the United States, Spain, or Taiwan?
6.What is a Home Institution?
7.What is a Host Institution?
8.Do I have to know all three languages before I apply?
9.Does the program offer language training while in Spain and Taiwan?
10.What is the English language requirement for non-native English speaker applicants?
11.Does the program offer scholarships or other forms of financial aid?

1. What does MGEM stand for?

The acronym MGEM stands for Master in Global Entrepreneurial Management. It is jointly developed and operated by the University of San Francisco in the U.S., IQS in Barcelona, Spain, and Fu Jen Catholic University in Taipei, Taiwan.

2. Can I apply if I do not have a bachelor’s degree in business?

We consider applicants from all academic backgrounds but encourage students to have completed some business coursework.


3. Can I apply if I have earned an undergraduate degree more than three years ago?

No.  We require that all students have earned their undergraduate degree within the past three years given the cohort dynamic and experiences within the program.

4. Can I apply if I am not a graduate of USF, IQS, or FJU?

Yes, we consider applicants from all accredited undergraduate institutions.

5. Can I apply if I am not a citizen of the United States, Spain, or Taiwan?

Yes.  We do not discriminate on the basis of nationality and country of origin.

6. What is a Home Institution?

Each applicant is assigned a Home Institution, which is based on the applicant’s citizenship status.  The Home Institution will provide primary services, including assisting you in completing the application package, answering your admissions related questions, and collecting tuition payments.  Each applicant will have one Home Institution.  USF welcomes MGEM applicants who are citizens of any North American, Central American or Middle Eastern country. MGEM applicants who are citizens of any European, African, or South American country must apply to Institut Quimic de Sarria (IQS) in Spain and MGEM applicants who are citizens of any Asian or Oceanic country must apply to Fu Jen Catholic University (FJU) in Taiwan

7. What is a Host Institution?

The Host Institution is the school where all students are currently taking their classes.  The Host Institution will provide academic and accommodation services, such as reporting your grades, arranging dormitory rooms, and conducting co-curricular activities.

8. Do I have to know all three languages before I apply?

All applicants must demonstrate proficiency in English either as native speakers or through submission of an English proficiency score (TOEFL, IELTS or PTE Academic).  No other language proficiency is required.

9. Does the program offer language training while in Spain and Taiwan?

IQS and FJU will consider providing such training courses, if there is sufficient demand.

10. What is the English language requirement for non-native English speaker applicants?

Applicants who did not earn an undergraduate or graduate degree or have not completed two or more years of study in an accredited degree program in English at a higher education institution in the United States, Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, United Kingdom, Norway, American Samoa, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Dominica, Grand Cayman, Grenada, Guyana, Jamaica, Liberia, Trinidad/Tobago, Turks and Caicos Islands, Republic of the Marshall Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Commonwealth of Norther Mariana Islands, or the Republic of Palau must submit a TOEFL, IELTS or PTE Academic Score. Students must achieve a minimum TOEFL score of 79 (internet-based), TOEFL score of 550 (paper-based), IELTS score of 6.0, or a Pearson Test of English Academic score of 53.

11. Does the program offer scholarships or other forms of financial aid?

Scholarships are not currently available for the MGEM program.  U.S. Citizens and Permanent Residents are eligible to apply for federal loans by submitting the FAFSA.