Global MBA FAQ

Q1. ​When does the program recruit new entrants?
There are 3 rounds of Global MBA admission. The 1st round will begin in January, the 2nd round will begin in February and the 3rd round will begin in March. The admission schedule is subject to change each year. Please check our website for the updated schedule.
Q2. ​I have no career background. Am I eligible to apply?
In principle, applicants with professional careers lasting at least two years are preferred. However, this is merely a recommendation and is not mandatory. The Global MBA ultimately selects new entrants based on numerous factors in addition to their current career status.
Q3. ​Can I attend the program while working?
The Global MBA is a day program with classes on weekdays from 10:00-19:00. Therefore, it is not possible for students to attend the program while still working.
Q4. ​Is the military service period recognized as a career?
The military service period (or that of a substitute service) is recognized as a career.
Q5. ​What English tests are accepted?
All certified English tests, including TOEIC, TOEFL, GMAT, and TEPS, are recognized. However, a demonstration of actual English proficiency in the application interview is more valued. We offer students English classes according to their level after entrance. Therefore, students who perform highly in other areas can improve their English proficiency during the program.
Q6. ​Is there any disadvantage if an English test score is not submitted?
A certified English test score is mandatory, so applicants should submit an English proficiency test certificate that is valid as of the submission date. If a certificate is not ready by the submission date, it needs to be submitted afterward. There is no required minimum English score, but it is used as one of the selection criteria for new admissions. However, applications who have a Bachelor’s degree or higher from an English-speaking country are not required to submit the English proficiency test score.
Q7. ​Is there any advantage in submitting language proficiency test certificates?
No extra points are gained in terms of selection criteria, but they can be used as a reference.
Q8. When does the semester begin?
It begins in September and lasts for one year (6 modules). Students who enrolled in a dual degree track will study for 2 years (one year at KUBS and another year at the partner school). Students who enrolled in a student exchange track will study for 1.5 year (study aborad for one semester at the partner school after completing 1-year Global MBA coursework).
Q9. ​How many students are admitted each year?
It changes every year, but usually ranges between 40 - 50.
Q10. ​What is the proportion of English-mediated classes in the course?
All the classes are taught 100% in English.
Q11. ​What is the degree title?
English: Master of Business Administration (Global MBA)
Korean: 경영학 석사 

In case of Dual Degree: 
Master in Management (ESCP Europe), Master of Science in Management (EBS Business School).  
Q12. ​What kinds of scholarships are in place?

The Global MBA program only offers an admission scholarship. Scholarships are awarded to applicants on a case-by-case basis, and recipients will receive a scholarship for the first semester's tuition fee upon admission.

Q13. ​Is there an exchange student program?
Yes. After completing one-year program, students can study for one semester at one of the 30+ MBA schools who have an agreement with KUBS. When taking the student exchange program, additional tuition should be paid. (The list of exchange universities and student quotas are updated annually.)
Q14. ​What are graduation requirements?
To graduate, students should complete at least 45 credits and achieve a GPA of 3.0 or higher. No documentation needs to be submitted.
Q15. Are the graduates of the course qualified to pursue a doctoral degree?
Yes. The Global MBA confers a MBA degree, which qualifies students to continue their study in a doctoral program.
Q16. What kind of career paths do students follow after graduation?
KUBS operates the Career Hub to support MBA students for their career development. For detailed information, please contact the staff at the Career Hub (Tel: 02-3290-1368/ email: Global MBA graduates work in various areas, including large domestic and overseas companies, multinational companies, and financial firms.
Q17. What preparation do I need to make before applying for the program?
English proficiency should be high. This does not necessarily mean you have to acquire a high English proficiency score, but you do need to be able to fluently communicate in English. In addition, if you did not study business administration as an undergraduate, it is recommended that you prepare for the Excel, statistics, and accounting courses.
Q18. ​How much is the tuition?
23,120,000 KRW per semester. (Total 2 semesters)