Curriculum

“The GMBA Program, a 1 or 1.5 year full-time program, consists of the MBA program and MIM program. Students will earn a Master’s degree from KUBS or a dual degree delivered by KUBS and the CEMS designation depending on their academic track. The GMBA course are mostly offered in English. A few courses are offered in Korean as well.
 

Applicants without prior work experience can also apply for the MIM program.
 
GMBA Curriculum

Module System
  • The GMBA, which is a 1 or 1.5 year program, consists of a total of 6 modules
  • Students will take 4 or 5 courses per module and each course usually worth 2 credit hours (2 hours x 2 times a week x 8 weeks = 32 hours)
  • The table below shows the minimum credit hours required for graduation.
 
KUBS GMBA
KUBS +
ESCP Europe
KUBS +
EBS Business School
KUBS+CEMS
KUBS
45 credits
45 credits
45 credits
34 credits
Overseas University
-
38 credits
49 credits
14 credits
Total
45 credits
83 credits
94 credits
48 credits
Other
GPA of at least 3.0
Thesis
Thesis
International Internship
 
 
International Residence Program
  • In order to nurture future business leaders with global perspectives, the GMBA offers the International Residence Program where students can study at a prestigious business school overseas for two weeks.
 
Student Exchange Program
  • Korea University Business School has partnership agreements with 30 business school all over the world for the MBA program. Students who complete a one-year curriculum of the GMBA in Korea have the opportunity to study abroad at one of the partner schools for an additional semester. Each student has flexibility in terms of selecting location and school based on one’s preference.
 
Dual Degree Program
  • Students who are enrolled in the MIM program will study the GMBA coursework at KUBS in their first semester and then study abroad at one of the 29 CEMS member schools for their second semester. Afterward, they are mandatory to complete the international internship for 10 weeks. Those who successfully complete their third semester at KUBS and fulfill the graduation requirements will receive two degrees simultaneously: MBA degree from KUBS and MIM from CEMS.
  • Students who are enrolled in the Dual Degree Track will study one-year curriculum of the GMBA and then study abroad at either ESCP Europe in France or EBS Business School in Germany for an additional year. Along with an MBA degree from KUBS, students will receive a Master’s degree from the corresponding overseas business school.
 
Business Project
  • The GMBA not only offers business academic courses but also an opportunity to utilize theories and practical skills acquired from the program in the real-world work environments. Under the basic principle that there is a difference between knowing and doing, KUBS first introduced a specialized business education methodology to focus more on the utilization of knowledge rather than merely acquisition. Small groups cooperate with employees of the companies and non-profit groups participating in the business academic network, examine actual issues facing those organizations, and subsequently propose possible solutions. As such, students can cultivate the skills and knowledge that are essential for future business leaders by developing practical solutions based on recent business theory.
​Core and Elective Course Offerings
Classification
Course Title
Credit
Core
Courses
Common
Core
Courses
Financial Accounting
2
Uncertainty, Data & Decisions
2
Managerial Economics
2
Organizational Behavior
2
Financial Management
2
Marketing
2
Operations Management
2
Emerging Trends & Developments in Global IT industry
2
Strategic Management
2
Managerial Accounting & Control
2
Business Project I & II
6
CEMS
Core
Courses
Block Seminar (Business in Korea)
1
Business Communication Skill Seminar
0.5
Global Strategy
2
Responsible Global Leadership Seminar
0.5
Global Management Practice
2
Skill Seminar
0.5
Summer Internship
3
Case Development
3
Field Study or One Elective Course
3
 
Classification
Course Title
Credit
Elective
Courses
Finance
Concentration
Courses
Financial Statement Analysis
2
Derivatives
2
Business Valuation
2
Investment
2
Corporate Finance
2
Wealth Management
2
Management Science in Spreadsheets
2
Marketing
or Strategy
Concentration
Courses
Consumer Behavior
2
New Product Development
2
Internet Marketing
2
Marketing Strategy
2
Strategic Management of Human Assets
2
Leadership
2
Corporate Strategy
2
Strategy Simulation
2
Strategic Cost Management
2
General
Elective
Courses
International Residence Program
2
Supply Chain & Procurement Management
2
Technological Innovation Management
2
Entrepreneurship & Venturing
2
Negotiation
2
International Business 2
Business Ethics 2
Big Data Analytics
2