The Master in Global Entrepreneurial Management (MGEM) program is designed for recent college graduates from various academic disciplines. Through this program, students study and observe global and cross-cultural aspects of business decisions within entrepreneurial firms. The MGEM program offers courses that are practitioner-oriented and delivered in a sequence that maximizes the unique locations of the three partner schools in Barcelona, Taipei, and the San Francisco Bay Area. Unlike other study-abroad programs that offer students the option to travel to another continent for one semester, the MGEM cohort travels to a new continent in each of the three semesters, thus ensuring a deep understanding of how one conducts business on a global scale.
The three partner universities that jointly offer this graduate degree are: IQS (Institut Químic de Sarrià) located in Barcelona, Spain; Fu-Jen University, located in Taipei, Taiwan; and the School of Management within the University of San Francisco. The fall semester begins at IQS, followed by a winter semester at Fu-Jen, and ending with a summer semester at USF’s Downtown Campus, located in the heart of San Francisco’s high tech community.
In addition to classroom instruction, students engage with entrepreneurial firms through consulting opportunities in both Europe and the United States. In the classroom, cases and business problems are employed to simulate the tools and skills required to solve real-life problems. In each region students will visit various entrepreneurial companies in Spain, Taiwan, China and the San Francisco Bay Area.
A unique feature of the MGEM program is the cohort's structure. Our diverse student body comes from countries located in the Middle East, Asia, Europe, and the Americas. As a result, most MGEM students develop life-long friendships and build a global network composed of their peers, professors, and successful entrepreneurs.
English is the language of instruction for the entire program; therefore, students' TOEFL scores must meet the required standards. Courses are taught by leading scholars as well as accomplished practitioners.
MGEM Program Goals
- Prepare students to be passionate, ethical and effective global leaders.
- Instill multi-cultural fluency by participation in a cultural diverse student cohort, multi-cultural and multi-lingual faculty and the opportunity study in Asia,Europe and North America.
- Teach the students the skills necessary to develop a unique idea for a new business or a new product and or service within an existing firm.
- Develop students’ analytical, entrepreneurial, and communication skills by advising companies on how to expand their reach into new markets.
- Demonstrate the ability to lead and manage diverse individuals and groups to facilitate organizational performance.
- Identify the ethical and professional responsibilities of a global entrepreneur.
- Communicate effectively both verbal and in writing, using different mediums.
- Demonstrate and apply knowledge from a global perspective by integrating relevant cultural, economic, political, historical, geographic, and environmental factors in business decisions.
- Identify and analyze financial information to make effective managerial decisions.