We offer several paths for you to get started with us.
You can Get Connected by requesting that we contact you.
You can Take Our Introduction Course to learn more about Business, Entrepreneurship, and Innovation while you preview our MBA programs.
You can Apply For An MBA Program to transform your skill set and your ability to use business as a force for good in a world that needs help.
We offer an 8-week online course in Business, Entrepreneurship, and Innovation that we think you’ll enjoy.
This Introduction course is a stand-alone course that anyone can take. There are no prerequisites.
It's also a prerequisite for all of our MBA programs.
This 8-week course is conducted entirely online and costs $400. Anyone can take it. There are no educational prerequisites.
This is a general course offered by Global Leadership University to anyone. It also serves as a prerequisite for admission to the Global Leadership University MBA programs.
This online course introduces students to essential aspects of becoming a successful business entrepreneur, manager, and innovator.
Students will explore how to design a profitable business startup. They will consider how to pursue the profit priority in business while also pursuing social, spiritual, and environmental priorities. They will examine four skills that are essential to any business manager: serving customers, managing operations, understanding accounting, and navigating legal issues. They will explore how disruptive innovation affects new and existing businesses and consider how they could lead innovation in business.
On a personal level, students will explore what it means to have a spiritual calling to be involved in business. And they will improve their leadership and cross-cultural skills and consider how to apply them to business situations.
After this course, students will be able to answer whether they want to become business entrepreneurs, managers, and innovators, and they will understand some of the concepts and skills which will be necessary to their success.
Completing our Introduction course will benefit you in 3 ways:
Most MBA programs require applicants to submit their test scores on the Graduate Management Aptitude Test (GMAT) so they can determine whether the applicant has the ability to do graduate-level coursework.
We believe actual results are a better way to measure academic potential.
Therefore, we require you to complete our 8-week Intro Course, which is at the same level of difficulty as our MBA programs.
If you can successfully complete our Intro Course, we will know you're capable of successfully completing our MBA Program, which is why this prerequisite is crucial to our MBA admissions process.
In order to enroll in our Introduction course, you must apply to our Continuing Education program.
This is a regulatory requirement that must be met even if you are not planning on applying for one of our MBA programs.
Don’t worry – it’s a simple process and there are no obligations after you’ve taken the Introduction course.
Continuing Education Admissions Requirements
Email a scanned copy of your passport photo page to . The subject line should include your full name and “GLU Continuing Education Program.” If you do not have a passport, you can provide another official identity document such as a driver’s license. However, you will be required to obtain a passport in order to apply to the GLU MBA programs and be able to travel to the two mandatory Launch Seminars.
The Online Application process includes a step for paying the $400 tuition for the Introduction course using a credit card. This tuition payment replaces the application fee for applying to Global Leadership University.
You must read the GLU Catalog and GLU Student Handbook and sign in two places on the final page of the GLU Student Handbook. Email a scanned copy of this signature page to . The subject line should include your full name and “GLU Continuing Education Program.” Note: if you’re considering one of our MBA programs, you may want to sign and send the “Release of Liability and Indemnification Agreement” in the GLU Student Handbook at the same time, since that form is required for the MBA Program application.
Now... get started by clicking on the TAKE THE INTRODUCTION COURSE button below!
We are currently accepting applications for the August 2018 Cohort of the MBA in Entrepreneurship.
We are currently accepting applications for the August 2018 Cohort of the MBA in Business Management.
In order to apply to one of our MBA Programs, you must first sign up for GEN 301 - "Introduction to Business, Entrepreneurship, and Innovation" and apply to our Continuing Education program.
You can apply for an MBA program as soon as you’re admitted to our Continuing Education program. You don’t have to wait until after you’ve completed the Introduction course.
The requirements for admission to an MBA Program and a Graduate Certificate Program are the same, since you must be admitted into an MBA Program in order to complete the partial MBA that results in a Graduate Certificate.
If you have any questions or confusion, sign up to be contacted by us.
We’d be happy to answer any questions and coach you through our Admissions process.
Follow these 7 steps to complete your MBA application:
You must complete GEN 301 - "Introduction to Business, Entrepreneurship, and Innovation"with a grade of 75% or better. This Intro course allows applicants to demonstrate their ability to complete graduate-level coursework in English, eliminating the need for traditional graduate-level admissions exams (such as the GMAT or GRE) and English proficiency asessments. Your tuition for this Intro course replaces the traditional application fee.
Your application to take the Intro course includes steps to apply to our Continuing Education program. (This is a regulatory requirement of the State of Minnesota, where Global Leadership University is licensed.)
After you have applied to our Continuing Education program (by clicking the link above to "TAKE THE INTRO COURSE"), you may click the button below to "APPLY TO AN MBA PROGRAM."
Note 1: You can apply to an MBA Program as soon as you signed up for the Introduction course. You don't have to wait until you've begun or completed the Intro course.
Note 2: You must apply to an MBA Program even if you only intend to pursue a Graduate Certificate.
You must submit proof of completion of an undergraduate degree from a recognized institution. This proof must be in the form of an official college transcript sent to GLU by the institution (not by the applicant). For institutions that are able to provide a digital transcript, the official digital transcript should be emailed to . For institutions that are unable to provide a digital transcript, the official paper transcript should be mailed to Global Leadership University, 5452 Elmer Dr, Toledo, OH 43615 USA and the applicant should send an email to notifying GLU that a paper transcript has been requested.
Ask two people to provide you with a Letter of Reference. They should not be immediate family. The Letter of Reference should include the following: the reference person’s full name and contact information, how they know the applicant, what they know of the applicant’s character and competencies, and why they think the applicant would benefit from taking the GLU degree they are applying for. Letters of Reference must be emailed directly from the reference person to . The subject line should read “Letter of Reference for (full name of applicant).” Note: If Letters of Reference are forwarded to GLU by the applicant, we will reject them and request that they be emailed directly from the person writing the Letter of Reference.
Email a scanned copy of your passport photo page to . The subject line should include your full name and the name of the MBA Program you’re applying to (e.g. “GLU MBA in Entrepreneurship”). A passport is necessary for students to be able to participate in the GLU Launch Seminars, which will require travel to an international destination. Note: you may have already completed this requirement as part of your application to the GLU Continuing Education Program.
Write a one to two paragraph essay that answers the question “Why am I interested in a GLU MBA?” In your essay, specify which MBA you are interested in. Email your Admissions Essay to . The subject line should include your full name and the name of the MBA Program you’re applying to.
You must sign the “Release of Liability and Indemnification” Agreement found in the GLU Student Handbook in order to be permitted to participate in the GLU Launch Seminars, which will require travel to an international destination. Email a scanned copy of this agreement to . The subject line should include your full name and the name of the MBA Program you’re applying to. Note: you may have already completed this requirement as part of your application to the GLU Continuing Education Program.
Admission to Continuing Education may take place at any time.
Please submit all components of your application by May 31st, 2017.
Please submit all components of your application by May 31st, 2017.
Global Leadership University does not discriminate against applicants or students on the basis of race, color, or national or ethnic origin.
GLU does not accept transfer credits from other universities.
Students that do not meet all of the admission criteria may request to be accepted into the program provisionally. The request to be accepted on provisional status must be submitted to the Academic Dean at . The request needs to present a simple and clear rationale why the student should be admitted provisionally.
Students must complete their MBA within 6 years of beginning the program.
When a student is unable to continue with their MBA cohort for whatever reason, they have three options:
Before a student pursues any of these options, we strongly encourage them to consult with the Academic Dean to explore options for continuing in the program.
Request to Drop Course but Remain in MBA Cohort
A student may drop a course by submitting a “Request to Drop MBA Course” email to GLU Student Services at . Normal course refund policies will apply. The student will continue in all remaining courses with their MBA cohort.
Request to Transfer to a Future MBA Cohort
A student may choose to transfer to a future cohort in the same MBA program by submitting a “Request to Transfer to a Future MBA Cohort” email to GLU Student Services at . There is a Cohort Transfer Fee of $100. Once their Request to Transfer to a Future MBA Cohort has been accepted, they will be dropped from all remaining MBA courses of their current cohort and they will be enrolled in the remaining MBA courses when their new cohort reaches that point. They will still be considered admitted to the MBA program, and will not need to reapply.
Request to Resign from MBA Program
A student may resign from their MBA program without penalty by sending a “Request to Resign from MBA Program” email to GLU Student Services at . Once their Request to Resign from MBA Program has been accepted, they will no longer be active GLU students. If they wanted to re-start the MBA program in the future, they will need to reapply for GLU admission.