The Joint Master in Global Entrepreneurial Management (MGEM), a partnership between three universities, immerses students in cross-cultural aspects of decision making within entrepreneurial firms. This full-time program takes students to Barcelona at IQS School of Management, New Taipei City at Fu Jen Catholic University, and Los Angeles at Loyola Marymount University for a semester each, ensuring a deep understanding of business on a global scale. The MGEM program gives students the skills and tools to expand their view and lead with an entrepreneurial mindset. MGEM program goals include:
- Prepare students to be passionate, ethical and effective global leaders
- Instill multi-cultural fluency by participation in a culturally diverse student cohort, exposure to multi-cultural and multi-lingual faculty and the opportunity to 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
The program serves students from any major interested in learning more about business and entrepreneurship in cross-cultural, global context. Hence, this is an attractive program for students who want to study business and have a global experience.
The mission of the Loyola Marymount University College of Business Administration is to advance knowledge and develop business leaders with moral courage and creative confidence to be a force for good in the global community. There are distinct opportunities in this program that align with University and College mission. Specifically, the program provides students with international experience on three continents, imparting global perspectives on international business operations and models.
Admissions requirements are common among the three partner universities. Based on citizenship status, students are asked to submit their applications to respective university:
- Loyola Marymount University: North America, Latin America (except South America), Middle East, India, Sri Lanka and Oceania.
- IQS School of Management: Europe, Africa and South America.
- Fu Jen Catholic University: Asia (except India and Sri Lanka).
Each university has their own deadlines, application fees and deposit requirements. Students applying to LMU must complete the requirements below. Once an application is complete, applicants will be notified by the CBA Graduate Programs Office within one month. The following items must be received prior to application review.
Complete and submit an online application and pay a $50 non-refundable application fee.
- Resume: You will be required to upload a professional resume.
- Personal Statement: You will be required to upload a personal statement highlighting the skills and experiences you bring to the MGEM program, what your short and long-term career goals are and how studying at the program’s three schools (IQS in Barcelona, Fu Jen in New Taipei City and LMU in Los Angeles) will help you achieve those goals.
Two Letters of Recommendation
Your letters may be from professional and/or academic references. You will include the contact information for your recommenders in your application, and they will be contacted by LMU to upload their letters directly into your application file.
Provide transcripts for all colleges or universities you have attended. You may upload unofficial transcripts directly into your online application. You should request an official electronic transcript from any institution where you earned a degree. Request that official transcripts be sent via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Currently, we are unable to process paper transcripts in a timely manner due to the COVID-19 campus shutdown. If your university is unable to send an official transcript electronically, please scan and upload a copy of your transcript into your application, or scan and email it as a pdf file to email@example.com.
Applicants who have completed their postsecondary education from an institution outside the U.S. must have their transcript from their degree granting institution translated and evaluated by a U.S. transcript evaluation service. Please see our requirements for International Students for more information.
Students applying through LMU from outside the United States may have additional admission requirements.
Admitted candidates must confirm their commitment to attend and provide a non-refundable deposit of $1,000. The deposit will be applied to your tuition.
Students may enter the program in Fall semester only.
Attendance in MGEM classes is limited to individuals who have been admitted to the program and registered for the class. Any exceptions to this policy must be approved by the Academic Directors of MGEM.
All students admitted to the MGEM Program must be proficient in spoken and written English, business mathematics, and computer applications. Successful completion of a college-level course in business math or intermediate algebra is required.
Attendance and Residence
Students are expected to be continuously enrolled in the MGEM Program. A Leave of Absence (LOA) may be granted for up to one year at the discretion of the Programs Directors and the Office of the Registrar. If a student needs to request a Leave of Absence, the student must contact the Programs Office to initiate the process. Individuals who remain on leave for more than two years must formally reapply for admission. Readmission is based on the admission criteria and the curriculum that are in effect at the time of the resumption of classes.
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 Los Angeles. 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 (Instituto Químico de Sarrià) located in Barcelona, Spain; Fu-Jen University, located in Taipei, Taiwan; and the College of Business Administration at Loyola Marymount University. The program begins with a fall semester at IQS, followed by a winter/spring semester at Fu-Jen, and ends with a summer semester at LMU’s campus, located in the heart of Los Angeles’ Silicon Beach.
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.
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 or other ESL test scores must meet the required standards. Courses are taught by leading scholars as well as accomplished practitioners.
The MGEM Program abides by the LMU Academic Honesty Policies and Procedures. Please refer to the Academic Degree Requirements and Policies section of the University Bulletin for more information.
“I” (Incomplete) indicates that the student has not completed the work for a given course. The student must remove the “I” in order to qualify for graduation. Students who wish to retake the course must pay regular tuition for the repeated course.
When a professor has granted an “I,” it is the student’s responsibility to arrange a deferred grade. The professor submits a “Deferred Grade Form” with the final grade to the Office of the Registrar.
Any graduate student who in a given term receives a grade of I (Incomplete) for a course and who subsequently completes the course will receive a grade that is retroactive to the term when the student first registered for the course with all the impact it entails on the student’s academic standing.
An Academic Advisor is available for all MGEM students to assist in navigating through the program curriculum.
Advising is optional, unless a student is on academic probation, in which case the student must be advised prior to registration. MGEM Advisor Holds will be placed on the student’s record and not removed until the student has been advised.
Global Entrepreneurial Management, Masters
MGEM Degree Program
To qualify for the Joint Masters in Global Entrepreneurial Management degree, the admitted student must satisfy the requirements of 12 courses. MGEM course descriptions and prerequisites are listed in the University Bulletin. Course syllabi are available on the MGEM student page on Brightspace.
The MGEM curriculum is comprised of 12 courses organized in three sessions. These courses represent 36 credit units in the LMU system, 72 ECTS credits in the IQS system, or 51 credit units in the FJU system. Each institution’s set of units qualifies as the amount of academic work that each of the three national education systems require for a Master’s degree. Specific courses offered and course descriptions are as follows.
- Demonstrate the competence to operate effectively within a multicultural team and manage a diverse workforce to maximize organizational performance
- Apply the professional and ethical responsibilities and skills of a global manager with an entrepreneurial mindset
- Communicate effectively both verbally and in writing, using different media and settings
- Demonstrate and apply cross-cultural competence in different managerial and entrepreneurial settings
- Select and analyze financial information to make effective managerial decisions
- Identify information technology trends and developments and utilize those for effective managerial decision-making.
The MGEM curriculum is comprised of 12 courses organized in three sessions. Specific courses offered and course descriptions are as follows.
The 1st Session (at IQS in Barcelona):
The 2nd Session (at FJU in Taipei):
The 3rd Session (at LMU in Los Angeles):
A comprehensive business plan for the product/service, with a formal presentation to potential investors