Frequently Asked Questions
General Admissions FAQs
In what order should I submit my MGIM application materials?
You may submit your application materials in any order. However, you will not be able to view what application materials have been received until you submit your online application through The Graduate School at NC State University.
If mailing transcripts, send to:
The Graduate School
North Carolina State University
Room 240, Research Building III
1005 Capability Drive
Campus Box 7102
Raleigh, NC 27695-7102
If mailing items other than transcripts, send to:
Master of Global Innovation Management (MGIM)
Jenkins Graduate School of Management
North Carolina State University
Campus Box 7229
Raleigh, NC 27695-7229
Are interviews required for admission?
Yes, someone from the MGIM admissions committee will contact qualified applicants to set up an interview once the online application has been submitted.
GMAT and GRE
Can I substitute the GRE for the GMAT?
We no longer require a GRE or GMAT score to be submitted for this program. You can choose to submit your score, but it is no longer a requirement.
Where do I have my GMAT scores sent?
GMAT scores should be sent to: North Carolina State University, Master of Global Innovation Management, GMAT Code: D6L-Q0-48
Where do I have my GRE scores sent?
GRE scores should be sent to: North Carolina State University, GRE Code: 5496
When is the latest that I can take the GMAT or the GRE?
You need to take the GMAT or GRE by the final spring deadline. If you are taking the GMAT or GRE close to the application deadline, please email or fax a copy of your unofficial GMAT scores to 919-515-5073, Attention: MGIM Program, after you take the test. If you have concerns about your test date, please contact MGIM Admissions.
Do you offer GMAT/GRE waivers?
The GMAT or GRE is required for all applicants.
If I take the GMAT or GRE more than once, which score do you consider?
We use the higher score in making admissions decisions.
What is the GMAT or GRE score requirement?
There is not an official GMAT/GRE requirement. All application materials are considered when making admissions decisions. If you have taken the GMAT or GRE and want to know if you should consider retaking it, please contact the MGIM Program office.
TOEFL and IELTS
Who has to take the TOEFL or IELTS?
Citizens of approved countries where English is an official language and the language of instruction in higher education are exempt from the TOEFL and IELTS. International students who have completed one full year of full-time study in the United States or other approved countries are not required to submit TOEFL or IELTS scores. All other international applicants must meet the TOEFL or IELTS minimum score for admission. TOEFL or IELTS test date must be no older than two years (24 months) prior to the beginning of the requested entry term.
What is the minimum TOEFL score for graduate admission?
The Internet Based Test (IBT) is gradually replacing other versions of the TOEFL. The minimum IBT TOEFL score for admission is 80. The minimum IBT scores for each section are:
- Listening – 18 points
- Reading – 18 points
- Writing – 18 points
- Speaking – 18 points
The Computer Based TOEFL score must be at least 213 total (with at least 17 on three sections and no section score below 13). The Paper Based TOEFL requires a score of at least 550 (with scores of 50 on at least two of the three sections and no section score below 45).
How do I report my TOEFL score?
You can visit the Education Testing Service (ETS) at http://www.ets.org and submit a request to have your TOEFL score report sent to NCSU. The institutional code number for North Carolina State University is 5496. There is no need to provide a departmental code on the request form. ETS will report the scores to NCSU electronically. During peak application periods, it may take up to four weeks for ETS to report your score and the Graduate School to attach your score report to your submitted application, even if you make the request long before you submit your application.
What is the minimum IELTS score for graduate admission?
The minimum overall band score must be at least 6.5. Minimum test scores for each section are listed below:
- Listening – 6.5
- Reading – 6.5
- Writing – 6.5
- Speaking – 6.5
Tuition and Financial Aid
Do you offer financial aid?
We do not offer financial aid in the form or graduate assistantships or scholarships at this point. Some students may choose to seek federal student loans.
The MGIM Program offers an excellent value. Upon successful of the MGIM Program, students will earn two master’s degrees, one in Global Innovation Mangement from NC State University and the second in Master Administration des Enterprises from the Institut d’Administration des Enterprises d’Aix-en-Provence, France.
In addition, after two years of full-time work experience, students who earn the dual master degree in Global Innovation Management from NC State and IAE can receive their MBA from NC State University’s Jenkins Graduate School of Management after completing just one additional year of full-time study. Full-time MBA students are eligible to apply for financial aid in the form of graduate assistantships or scholarships. Contact the MBA Program office for more information.
Study Abroad Scholarships: The Study Aboard Office at NC State University offers financial assistance to students studying overseas. These scholarships typically range between $500-$1000. The scholarship application will be available online in mid-August and the deadline will be in September. Please visit the Study Abroad website for details.
Are there fellowships available through NCSU?
Yes, the Graduate School at NCSU does offer fellowships for graduate students. Students may not apply directly for fellowships but must be nominated by the graduate program. The deadline for most of these fellowships is early March, so students should apply no later than the January application deadline to be considered.
What expenses can I expect to incur while I am a MGIM student?
MGIM program tuition and fees for North Carolina residents can be found on the NCSU Cashier’s website. Non-North Carolina residents should contact the MGIM Program for more information.
Other costs include:
- Airfare and travel expenses to and from the host country
- Lodging while in host country
- Housing options near NC State University in Raleigh, NC
- Housing options near IAE and Aix-en-Provence, France
- Fees for passport and visa
- Medical insurance through NCSU Study Abroad Office ($1.30/day)
- Study Abroad application fee of $50
- All students must pay the French University fee which is approximately €500
- Conversion rates
- Other personal expenses incurred during study
Will you notify me if something is missing from my application?
It is your responsibility to request GMAT/GRE scores, send in supporting documents, and submit your application. We will acknowledge receipt of your application and will make an effort to contact you if your application is incomplete. If you prefer immediate verification that your application pieces have been received, we suggest that you use either the tracking number or return receipt service provided by the shipper. Once you submit your online application, you may also log in to the application page and view the items that have been received by The Graduate School.
How will I receive an admission decision?
You’ll receive an official email informing you that a decision has been made and instructing you to log in in to your application to view the decision of admission or denial. (Please note: we will not give admission decisions over the telephone.)
May I reapply if I am denied admission?
All admissions decisions are final. If you are denied admission, you may reapply the following year. The MGIM Office holds all applications materials for one year, so you will not need to resubmit transcripts or GMAT scores unless your scores or transcripts have changed.
What housing options are available in Aix-en-Provence, France and in Raleigh, North Carolina?
Students will spend their first semester at Université Paul Cézanne Graduate School of Management (IAE) in Aix-en-Provence. For housing options while in France, see this housing list.
Students will spend the spring semester at NC State University. For housing options near NC State University, view this housing list located along the Wolfline bus system. Though not exhaustive, this will be a good starting point for students seeking apartments close to campus.
Am I required to speak French?
No, all instruction is in English. Admitted students will be given information about optional French language courses to assist with basic communication.
Join Facebook Group
Newly admitted students are encouraged to join the “MGIM” group in Facebook. This is a great way to meet other admitted students and to discuss housing and travel arrangements. Other program announcements will be posted here as well.
Fall 2013 Semester Calendar
The academic calendar for Fall 2013 in France is below. Spring 2014 semester dates will follow the NC State academic calendar.
- August 26-September 6: French language & culture sessions
- September 9: Kickoff and welcome for MGIM students
- September 11: First day of classes
- December 19: Last day of exams (some courses might finish earlier)
What Career Resources tools are available to me?
MGIM students have full access to the NCSU MBA Career Resources. To see a full list of resources available, visit http://www.poole.ncsu.edu/mba/career-resources/. In addition, MGIM students will participate in career workshops in the spring semester to assist them in the job/internship search. MGIM students are also encouraged to attend NCSU Career Fairs.
Who do I contact for more questions or more information?
You can email inquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org.