MS in Entrepreneurship FAQs: GMAT/GRE, work experience, and letters of recommendation

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To prepare candidates for the upcoming admissions deadline, we answered some frequently asked application questions. In this post, we’ll go over the GMAT/GRE, work experience, and letters of recommendation. Before you submit your application, be sure to thoroughly review our admissions page for application components, degree requirements, and more.

Do I have to submit a GMAT or GRE?

We do not believe that GMAT and GRE tests are formal predictors of a candidate’s entrepreneurial aptitude or ability; therefore, we do not require applicants to submit a GMAT or GRE. We measure an applicant’s academic aptitude by looking at their previous academic courses and GPA.

If an applicant would like to submit a GMAT or GRE to help prove their academic aptitude, they are welcome to. However, this is only used as an additional measurement.

Do I need to have work experience?

We do value work experience, particularly as it relates to various aspects of entrepreneurship. This can be experience you’ve amassed since graduation or internships/summer experience you completed during your undergraduate program. What we’re assessing is the experience level that you’ll be able to bring into this program. We’ve found that the MS in Entrepreneurship learning environment is richer for the experiences of our students.

If you have little or no internship or work experience, give us a call to discuss. And remember, it’s about quality, not quantity.

How do I go about getting letters of recommendation?

Two letters of recommendation are required. Letters can be from a supervisor, colleague, mentor, or a professor. Choose recommenders that know you well and can speak to your entrepreneurial ability.

We strongly suggest that you have a conversation with your recommenders in advance regarding your application and your reasons for pursuing a Foster Master of Science in Entrepreneurship. We look at each recommendation for insight into your level of perseverance, bias for action, interpersonal skills, and coachability.

Next steps

We encourage all applicants to connect with us prior to submitting an application. This will help you make a more informed decision on whether our program is the right fit for you. There are a number of ways to connect: Attend an info session, make an appointment to chat with us one-on-one, and/or schedule a class visit to experience the program firsthand. Still have questions about the application? Be sure to check out our other FAQ blog posts.

This post was written by MS in Entrepreneurship Recruiting and Admissions Administrator Reagan Radosevich.