Admission Requirements

Global Entrepreneurial Management

USF welcomes applicants to the MGEM program from any North American, Central American and Middle Eastern region, as well as  India and Sri Lanka.

International Applicants

Prior to submitting your application, please do not hesitate to contact to set up an appointment with an Admissions Counselor to discuss application timelines and visa processing.

Proof of English Proficiency

Applicants who have completed two or more years of study or earned their undergraduate/graduate degree at an institution located in one of the countries listed in the Exempt Countries Table may be waived of the English proficiency requirement.

TOEFL (Internet-based): 79
TOEFL (paper-based): 550
IELTS: 6.0
Pearson Test of English Academic: 53




Applicants who obtained their undergraduate or graduate degree(s) from an international (non-U.S.) institution must submit the following:

  • Transcript(s) (academic record) in the original language of your institution.
  • Official degree conferral certificate(s) indicating degree completion or expected date of completion.
  • English version of transcript(s) and degree conferral certificate(s). A notarized English translation of your transcript/degree conferral certificate or evaluation by a credentials service is required if the university does not issue English language transcripts.

Once admitted to the program, all applicants must submit official, sealed transcripts. Instructions on how to send official, sealed transcripts will be provided at the time of admission. As such, it is important to have official copies of transcript(s) and degree conferral certificate(s) available for submission.


Applicants who hold a valid passport should upload a copy with their application. Applicants who do not yet have a passport are welcome to apply to the MGEM program and are encouraged to concurrently apply for a passport.

Visa Information

Unless otherwise indicated, MGEM students will study on a J-1 Exchange Visitor visa. Most MGEM students will prefer this category because it will allow for 3 months of work authorization during or after the program. International students who are currently in the United States in F-1 status may choose to maintain this status throughout the MGEM program. For further details regarding visa options, please visit the MGEM Visa Information page.

Undocumented and DACA-Approved Applicants

The University of San Francisco considers applications for graduate programs, regardless of citizenship status, based upon academic merit and achievement. Please visit the Undocumented Students page for more resources or contact the Office of Graduate Recruiting and Admissions at or (415) 422-2221 for questions about the School of Management programs or application.