The Master in Global Entrepreneurial Management (MGEM) program is for recent college graduates in various academic disciplines. With general knowledge of business administration, students are given opportunities to study and observe global and cross-cultural aspects of business decisions and to focus on the process of bringing new innovation, technology and new business ideas to fruition. The program offers courses that are practitioner-oriented and in a sequence that maximizes the benefit of off-campus resources in Barcelona, Taipei, and the San Francisco Bay Area.
In addition to classroom learning, students also learn from participating in co-curricular activities. Students have practical training, as well as working with the program’s business partners to solve real-life problems. Students also visit various companies in Spain, Taiwan, China and the United States.
A unique feature of the program is the cohort structure with great student diversity. The three partner universities each recruit one third of the class which results in a balanced mix of cultural diversity. The MGEM program leverages this cross-cultural asset to reinforce students’ learning. Many students will develop life-long friendships and some will form global entrepreneurial partnerships.
English is the language of instruction for the entire program. Courses are taught by leading scholars as well as accomplished practitioners. While local faculty are in charge of classroom instruction during each of the three sessions, partner universities' faculty provide supporting roles.
Each student is assigned to the Home Institution closest to his/her home country. For example, citizens of Spain and other European countries are assigned to IQS as their Home Institution. Home Institutions provide primary services including assisting applicants in completing the application package and helping enrolled students to obtain entry visas.
As students move from one campus to another, each Host Institution assumes responsibility for student services during that session including housing and co-curricular activities.