The Global Entrepreneurship Program (GEP) is truly an international program run jointly by EMLYON Business School (France), Zhejiang University (China) and Purdue University (USA). This extraordinary international opportunity prepares innovative graduates to be entrepreneurial leaders in a global setting.
EMYLON, Zhejiang University and Purdue all share the same global mindset and embodiment of the spirit of entrepreneurship. Ranked among the top business programs in the world by Forbes, The Economist, Business Week and Expansion, the Global Entrepreneurship Program merges three continents and three business schools into one focus: launching global leaders.
GEP students begin their studies in Lyon, France (France’s number one region for international companies), then travel to Zhejiang, China (one of the richest provinces in China, known for its entrepreneurial spirit, dubbed the "Zhejiang model"), and complete the program at Purdue University (located between two of America’s most vibrant and entrepreneurial cities - Chicago and Indianapolis).
With the help of world-class faculty and successful entrepreneurs, GEP students develop new business ideas that are all their own. At the end of the program, students will have a chance to present their ideas to venture capitalists, who, in addition to start-up capital, provide their network and expertise to new companies. For some students, the GEP is the first step into self-employment.
In addition to developing their own ideas into viable businesses, students also have the opportunity to work with established firms. At each location during their studies, students acquire practical experience working on a local consulting project with other entrepreneurial start-ups.
Successful graduates receive a Master of Science degree with a specialization in Global Entrepreneurship from Purdue University. Purdue University admitted students can also opt for the dual degree option and receive both a degree from Purdue University and from EMLYON Business School.
This 1-year program starts in September of each year. The program is taught entirely in English.
WHO SHOULD APPLY?
Work experience is not required as part of the application process. An inquisitive nature, entrepreneurial spirit and a willingness to make your mark on the global market are some of the core aspects we seek in recruiting each year's class. Considering Purdue's strong reputation as a STEM focused institution and an incubator of cutting edge business ideas, Purdue's goal in the GEP program is focused on creating future global business leaders.
To find out more about the program, please see the GEP Fact Sheet.