Most MBA programs require you to take the GMAT (Graduate Management Aptitude Test) or the GRE (Graduate Record Exam).
We understand that entrepreneurial potential and business effectiveness are measured in skill, dedication, and results, not test scores.
Because of this, we don't require or even accept standardized scores like the GMAT or GRE.
Instead, we invite you to experience our 8-week online course titled "Overview of Entrepreneurship and Small Business."
Experience GLU and get to know us while we get to know you.
If you can successfully complete our Overview Course, you will know you're capable of successfully completing our MBA Program... and so will we!
All of our online courses follow a similar format.
In Weeks 1 through 7 of each course:
The Weekly Readings expose you to the writings of leading thinkers and practitioners in the fields of business, cross-cultural proficiency, leadership, and spiritual integration.
The Weekly Assignments are a mix of Insight Papers from your readings, Practical Activities applying what you learned, and Interview Reports from your conversations with business leaders, managers, and entrpreneurs.
Your assignments for the Multicultural, Leadership, and Spiritual Integration tracks are due on Thursday.
Your assignments for the Business track are due on Saturday.
Your interactions with the assignments submitted by your classmates are due on Monday.
In Week 8 of each course:
You write 3 one-page Personal Growth papers - on your multicultural development, your leadership development, and your spiritual integration development.
You write 1 Transformational Perspectives final paper in which you summarize the most interesting lessons that you learned during the course.
A “practicum” is a college course designed to give students supervised practical application of the knowledge and skills they learned in their college courses.
We’ve set aside 25% of each MBA (9 out of 36 credits) for the practical real-world application of the concepts learned in our online courses.
In the Business Practicum, you may choose to pursue either the Entrepreneurial Option or the Managerial Option.
In the Entrepreneurial Option, you will choose an idea for a cross-cultural business startup, develop a 2-page business plan, and iterate the idea while interacting with potential customers until you’ve discovered a business model that is both profitable and integrated. You will research and complete the paperwork to register the business (we don’t require you to actually submit the paperwork, but you certainly could). For your Masters Thesis, you will document the steps you took to develop a cross-cultural business idea from the planning phase, through iterations, to a profitable and integrated business model, with a registered business.
In the Managerial Option, you will plan and conduct a managerial consulting project at a business with cross-cultural dimensions. You will assess 12 dimensions of the business and discuss your findings and recommendations with company leadership. For your Masters Thesis, you will write up your assessment process, your findings and recommendations for each business dimension, and the company leadership’s response.
This Practicum will give you the skills and confidence to launch a new multicultural business (if you choose the Entrepreneurial Option) or improve an existing multicultural business (if you choose the Managerial Option).