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Global Entrepreneurial Management FAQs

1. What does MGEM stand for?
2.I completed my bachelor’s degree as a non-business major. Can I apply to MGEM?
3.Can I apply to MGEM if I earned my undergraduate degree 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 the "Home Institution"?
7.What is the "Host Institution"?
8.Am I required to speak English, Spanish, and Mandarin?
9.Does the program offer language training while in Spain and Taiwan?
10.What is the English language requirement for admission?
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. MGEM is a master’s program 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. I completed my bachelor’s degree as a non-business major. Can I apply to MGEM?

Applicants from all academic backgrounds and majors will be considered, but we encourage you to have completed some business coursework.

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

No.  No. All applicants must have earned their undergraduate degree within the past three years to be considered for admission.

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

Yes. Applicants who have completed an undergraduate degree from an accredited institution (within the last three years) are eligible to apply.

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 the "Home Institution"?

MGEM is operated by the University of San Francisco in the U.S., IQS in Barcelona, Spain, and Fu Jen Catholic University in Taipei, Taiwan. Each applicant is assigned a Home Institution based on citizenship status. Your assigned Home Institution will provide you with support during the admissions process, from assistance completing the application package to collecting tuition payment. Each applicant will have one Home Institution.  

USF welcomes MGEM applicants who are citizens of any North American, Central American or Middle Eastern country. Citizens of any European, African, or South American country must apply to Institut Quimic de Sarria (IQS) in Spain, and applicants of Asian or Oceanic citizenship must apply to Fu Jen Catholic University (FJU) in Taiwan. 

For additional information on admission to MGEM at USF, please visit our Graduate Admissions page.

7. What is the "Host Institution"?

The Host Institution is the school in which you are enrolled. Your Host Institution will provide you with academic and accommodation services, such as reporting grades, arranging dormitory rooms, and coordinating co-curricular activities. You will spend each semester of the MGEM program at a different Host Institution.

8. Am I required to speak English, Spanish, and Mandarin?

No. You are only required to demonstrate English proficiency, either as a native speaker or through the submission of an English proficiency score (TOEFL, IELTS or PTE Academic). No other language proficiency is required for admission to MGEM.

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

If there is sufficient demand, IQS and FJU will consider providing language training courses.

10. What is the English language requirement for admission?

All applicants are required to demonstrate English proficiency by submitting 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.

Any applicant who has completed two or more years of a degree program at a higher education institution in the U.S.A,. or any of the exempt countries listed in the International Applicants section, is waived of this requirement. Participation in the USF School of Management United States Business Communications and Culture Program (USBCC) may be required of any applicant at the discretion of the Admission Committee.

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. For more information, please visit the Tuition & Financial Aid page.