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The Joint Master in Global Entrepreneurial Management (MGEM) transforms how you think about management through courses and experiences that prepare you to lead with an entrepreneurial mindset in a rapidly changing global environment.
Our program is a joint degree offered by 3 AACSB-accredited universities on 3 different continents in 3 global business centers: IQS School of Management in Barcelona, Spain; Fu Jen Catholic University in New Taipei City, Taiwan and Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, United States. You will study in person at all 3 universities to immerse yourself in each country's culture and business ecosystem. In addition to guest lectures, case studies, and team assignments, you will complete 2 consulting projects for real-world clients and conduct multiple site visits with local businesses, big and small.
All partner schools recruit a diverse student body from around the globe, with the majority of our students from countries located in the Middle East, Asia, Europe, and the Americas. As a result, you will develop life-long friendships and build a global network composed of peers, professors, and successful entrepreneurs. At the end of the program, you will receive a degree from all 3 institutions and be considered an alum of each, with access to all alumni benefits and services.
The Joint Master of Global Entrepreneurial Management:
Prepares students to be passionate, ethical, and effective global leaders.
Instills 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.
Teaches students the skills necessary to develop a unique idea for a new business or new product and/or service within an existing firm.
Develops students' analytical, entrepreneurial, and communication skills by advising companies on how to expand their reach into new markets.
Program Delivery and Schedule
Due to the ongoing worldwide COVID-19 pandemic, MGEM students graduating in 2021 are completing their coursework online. We expect that MGEM students graduating in 2022 and beyond will be able to participate fully in the study abroad experience.
The Joint Master of Global Entrepreneurial Management is a full-time, 12-month program and structured as a cohort with a modular curriculum. Members of your class begin the program at the same time in September and move through the curriculum together, completing the degree requirements for graduation as a group in August. The average cohort is 30–45 students. All courses are conducted in English; no other language proficiency is required.
There are 3 modules across 3 universities. The fall semester is spent in Spain, followed by the spring semester in Taiwan, and the program concludes in the United States at LMU for the summer semester.
Housing for the semesters at IQS in Spain and Fu Jen in Taiwan are the student's responsibility, while housing for the semester at LMU is provided on the LMU Westchester campus for an additional fee. Students are not required to live on the LMU campus and may choose to find alternative housing.
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Cross-cultural. Progressive. Transformative.
The Joint Master in Global Entrepreneurial Management curriculum provides students with the skills and experiences needed to manage the challenges of a fast-paced, changing global economy, focusing on entrepreneurial activity and innovation. Our program delivers a truly hands-on experience through global immersion, consulting projects for real clients, and a master's thesis in the form of a business plan.
Graduates of the Joint Master in Global Entrepreneurial Management will:
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.
Experiential and Immersive
The MGEM program is comprised of 3 modules across 3 universities for a total of 36 units. You will enroll in 4 courses and complete a consulting project or master's thesis at each institution. Each module focuses on certain areas of study based on the institution's strengths and geographic location.
September–December: IQS School of Management (Barcelona, Spain)
Global Environment and Business Trends
Technology Appreciation and Intellectual Property Management
Cross-Cultural Management and Ethical Business Practice
Common Ground in Corporate Valuation and Accounting
Consulting Project — Multi-National Corporation: Work closely with IQS faculty and a European company operating in the global market to complete a consulting project, focused on a particular problem identified with the company.
January–April: Fu Jen Catholic University (New Taipei City, Taiwan)
Operations Management and Supply Chain Management with a Global Perspective
Corporate Finance with a Global Perspective
Innovation Technology Management
Global Competitiveness, Entry Barriers and Strategic Alliance
Master's Thesis — Research of Special Topics in Global Entrepreneurship & Management: Develop a robust operational plan for an entrepreneurial firm via primary and secondary research. Coursework will include developing vision and mission, assessing the competitive environment, formulating venture concepts and growth strategies, creating marketing approaches, building a cohesive management team, launching operations, and developing financial projections.
May-August: Loyola Marymount University (Los Angeles, United States)
Cross-Cultural Marketing & Integrated Marketing Communications
Business Analytics in the Global Context
Venture Capital, Corporate Entrepreneurship and Micro Finance
Consulting Project — Small to Mid-Sized Enterprise: Work closely with LMU faculty and a Los Angeles company to complete a consulting project, focused on a particular problem identified with the company.
MGEM students are ready to push beyond what is familiar and open themselves to new opportunities and experiences. The majority are seeking a career that requires international and cross-cultural competencies – many are attracted to the fast pace of the start-up ecosystem. All graduates will be ready to take on positions in companies operating in the global market, bringing an innovative and entrepreneurial mindset.
As a graduate of our program, you will be able to take advantage of career services at all 3 participating institutions, as well as each school's alumni benefits and network. This is a significant advantage of the MGEM program, tripling your resources as you plan and pursue your desired career.
Ranked 19th worldwide in The Financial Times' 2020 Best Masters in Management
1st in International Student Experience
2nd in Career Progress
Bachelor's degree from an accredited U.S. institution or the equivalent of a U.S. bachelor's degree from a foreign institution.
Undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or higher.
Where to Apply
Based on citizenship status, you will submit your application to the following 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 its own deadlines, application fees, and deposit requirements.
Fall (September) 2021
The fall 2021 semester begins in September in Barcelona, Spain; LMU will begin reviewing applications in January 2021.
March 10, 2021: Priority deadline.
May 15, 2021: Final deadline for students from outside the United States.
May 31, 2021: Final deadline for students with United States citizenship.
We will continue to review applications after May 31, 2021, if spaces remain available in the program.