of the GSE MBA Degree
The GSE MBA is designed to be completed in just one year. Students are grouped into cohorts of 8-10 fellow entrepreneurs. The cohort meets for three hours every other week on the same day and time. Although the day of the week will be chosen by GSE prior to enrollment, the cohort will select the time slot that works best for the group between 5:00 p.m. and 11:00 p.m. Eastern time. For example, a cohort may meet every other Tuesday night from 7:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. Eastern time.
The program uses the Oxford Tutorial Method.
Step 1: Attend a Kick-Off Session With Your 8-10 Member Cohort
This session may be in-person or virtual and will give you the opportunity to get to know your cohort as well as become more familiar with the teaching method, curriculum, academic calendar, etc.
Step 2: Complete 10 Short Foundational Courses in a 24-week Period
One three-hour live group session is dedicated to each foundational course.
Students follow a streamlined course agenda:
Prior to each session, students are expected to complete the course pre-work which consists of readings, videos and short assignments. Completion typically takes 2-3 hours and can be done at your convenience.
During each live session, the professor and cohort discuss the deliverables from the previous session and the pre-work completed for the course at hand. In addition, a Distinguished Guest Lecturer may be invited to present to the group. If so, the cohort will discuss the key insights the lecturer shared. At the end of the session, the professor will assign the course deliverables.
Students are expected to complete the course deliverables prior to the next live session. Deliverables typically include written essays and short assignments to demonstrate understanding and competency of the material. Completion typically takes 2-3 hours and can be done at your convenience.
Step 3: Complete Three Advanced Courses During a 12-week Period
Two three-hour sessions are dedicated to each advanced course.
Students follow a similar course agenda as above.
Step 4: Complete and Present an Individualized Capstone Project in a 12-week Period
The final portion of the degree features a Capstone Project which requires each student to work on a challenge relevant to his or her business. Students use multidisciplinary approaches to perform critical analyses of real business issues in situations of uncertainty and incomplete information and develop an actionable solution, which is presented to the cohort and assessed by the professor at the end of the capstone.
MBA My Way™
MBA My Way™ allows individuals (or up to three associated people) to complete their MBA with a private professor.
It is for the entrepreneur who must have a custom academic delivery calendar and programming in order to complete the MBA on time.
The same rigorous curriculum and access to Subject Matter Experts are available but presented at a pacing that addresses the needs of the entrepreneur.
Mastermind to MBA™
The Mastermind to MBA™ program offers a cohort of 8-10 entrepreneurs an opportunity to bond as a group and learn together with a private professor.
The Cohort meets virtually every other week with study and homework assignments in between.
Subject Matter Experts, who are active in their industry, are introduced as Distinguished Guest Lecturers throughout the curriculum to add depth, perspective and relevancy to the learning as well as access to resources.
Scholarships may be available.
What our learners say
"As an entrepreneur who didn’t enjoy college, I appreciated the academic format of the GSE MBA. The small cohort experience was unique and allowed me to form strong bonds with my peers. I was pleased I could focus my final project on a new idea for my business and I plan to stay in contact with several of the guest lecturers who are entrepreneurs themselves."