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CEMS Global MIM(Master in Management) Admissions

Admission for September 2024 Intake

Admission Guide
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Feb. 21st 18:30~19:30 (Zoom)
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Major

  • Master in Management (MIM)

Eligibility

  • Among those who have earned a bachelor’s degree or who are expected to earn a bachelor’s degree by August 2024 from Korea or overseas, ①one who majored in business, management, economy or related fields or ②one who earned 40 credits or 60 ECTS(European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System) or more in business, management, economy or related fields
  • One who is proficient in English (see the required documents)
  • One who is eligible for overseas travel or residence
  • One who has no work experience or was employed for less than 2 years (recommended)
  • One who is eligible to apply for international admission track (non-quota) under one or more of the following conditions:
    • 1) Pure foreigner: when both the applicant and his/her parents are foreign nationals (one with dual nationality including the Republic of Korea, is ineligible for international admission track)
    • 2) One who completed the entire curriculum overseas: when the applicant is a citizen of the Republic of Korea but has completed a regular curriculum equivalent to elementary, middle, and higher education(16 years including university)

Note

  • All the documents must be submitted in their original copies.
  • Documentary evidence must be submitted for all academic background, career, and award details in the application form.
  • Once the application form is submitted, the written details cannot be corrected anymore, and the submitted documents and the application fee will not be returned.
  • Once false entries in the application form or facts of applying with other means of cheating are found, admission will be canceled.

Admission Schedule & Method

Admission Schedule & Method
Schedule 1st Round 2nd Round 3rd Round Note
Q&A Session Wed, January 10th 2024 Wed, February 21st 2024 Wed, April 3rd 2024
  • Q&A Session will be in place of the information session.
Online Application & Application Fee Payment from Mon, January 15 to Fri, February 2, 2024, 17:00 from Mon, February 26 to Fri, March 22, 2024, 17:00 from Mon, April 8 to Fri, May 3, 2024, 17:00
  • Apply and pay on the Admission Support System(https://biz.korea.ac.kr/admission)
  • Application fee of KRW 100,000 (can be paid by credit card(Visa, Master, JCB only), wire transfer, virtual account number)
  • Part of the application fee (KRW 30,000) is refunded upon failure to pass the document screening
  • However, the application fee cannot be refunded for an applicant who forgoes application after paying the application fee or an interviewee who fails to attend the interview
Document Submission by Fri, February 2, 2024 by Fri, March 22, 2024 by Fri, May 3, 2024
  • Visit in person or send via mail
  • When visiting in person, submit the documents within work hours (weekdays 10:00–17:00, excluding lunch 12:00–13:00)
  • When mailing the documents, send them before the deadline (address: Global MIM Program Manager, #307 MBA Administrative Office, KUBS Main Building, 145 Anam-ro, Seongbuk-gu, Seoul 02841, Korea)
Announcement of Document Screening Results Thur, February 8, 2024, 15:00 Fri, Mar 29, 2024, 15:00 Fri, May 10, 2024, 15:00 Check individually on the Admission Support System(https://biz.korea.ac.kr/admission)
Interview Tue, February 20~ Fri, February 23, 2024 Sat, April 6, 2024 Sat, May 18, 2024
  • English interview
  • Interview time will be individually notified
Announcement of Successful Candidates Fri, March 8, 2024, 15:00 Fri, April 19, 2024, 15:00 Fri, May 31, 2024, 15:00 Check individually on the Admission Support System(https://biz.korea.ac.kr/admission)

※ The above schedule is based on Korea Standard Time.
※ The above schedule is subject to change.

Documents for Submissions

Documents for Submissions
Document Details Form
Required Documents Application Form Application form can be printed out after application and payment of application fee (https://biz.korea.ac.kr/admission)
(Expected) Graduation Certificate(s)
  • (Expected) graduates from overseas: all the graduation certificates must be authenticated with apostille or must be confirmed by the Korean consulate in the country where the school he/she graduated from (or consulate in Korea)
  • Graduates from universities in China can also submit graduation certificates authenticated with apostille. (Beginning Nov. 7th 2023, the Apostille Convention came into effect in mainland China. Upon effectiveness, China replaced legalization process for cross border documents with the apostille certification method under the Convention.)
Transcript
  • (Expected) graduates from overseas including China: English transcript or notarized transcript in Korean
  • If the grade evaluation standards of overseas universities are different from the Korean universities’ credit system(GPA 4.0 or 4.5), submit evidentiary materials showing grade calculation
Recommendation Letter
  • There is no limit on its length, but make sure to specify ① the contact information of the recommender, ② relationship with the applicant, ③ signature, and ④ the reason for recommendation
  • If a recommendation letter is submitted by an applicant, it must be signed and sealed by a recommender. Otherwise, recommenders should directly send it via e-mail (mba_admissions@korea.ac.kr)
  • Download the form or use a free form
1 Copy of Passport Expiration date must be later than at least one year from September 1, 2024
English Proficiency Certificate
  • Select one of the following: ①TOEFL iBT 100 ②IELTS 7.0 ③CAE(Certificate in Advanced English) B ④CPE C ⑤BEC Higher B ⑥A-level GCSE issued in Singapore ⑦Pearson test of English Academic (PTE) 68
  • Expired test scores will not be accepted
  • However, exemption will apply to those who have earned a bachelor’s degree or higher in a CEMS member school or an EQUIS/AACSB accredited school
  • Or exemptions can apply to those who have earned degree or higher in a university (or graduate school) in the following countries:
    Antigua and Barbuda, Australia, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Botswana, Brunei, Cameroon, Canada, Dominica, Fiji, Gambia, Ghana, Grenada, Guyana, Ireland, Jamaica, Kenya, Liberia, Malawi, Mauritius, Micronesia, New Zealand, Nigeria, Papua New Guinea, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Solomon Islands, South Africa, South Sudan, Trinidad and Tobago, United Kingdom, United States, Zambia Cameroon, Canada, Dominica, Fiji, Gambia, Ghana, Grenada, Guyana, Ireland, Jamaica, Kenya, Liberia, Malawi, Mauritius, Micronesia, New Zealand, Nigeria, Papua New Guinea, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Solomon Islands, South Africa, South Sudan, Trinidad and Tobago, United Kingdom, United States, Zambia Jamaica, Kenya, Liberia, Malawi, Mauritius, Micronesia, New Zealand, Nigeria, Papua New Guinea, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Solomon Islands, South Africa, South Sudan, Trinidad and Tobago, United Kingdom, United States, Zambia
Declaration regarding Mother Tongue Download the form
Host School Preference
  • 5 priorities for host school
  • Download the form
Only Relevant to Foreigners of Korean Descent Evidentiary documents of the applicant’s and his/her parents’ loss of Korean nationality (expatriation)
Only Relevant to Chinese Nationals A Korean-translated notarized version of the certificate of kinship
Only Relevant to Those with Korean Nationality who Completed the Entire Curriculum Overseas Transcripts of all grades equivalent to the Republic of Korea’s elementary, middle, and higher education(G1–G12) and certificates of graduation for each curriculum
Optional Documents Scholarship Application Download the form
Certificates of Career/Employment
  • Evidentiary documents for all career/employment details written on the application form
  • Make sure to specify the period of tenure of office
GMAT or GRE Transcript
  • For GMAT, submission is limited to those who have earned 600 points or more, and an original transcript should be submitted (cannot be sent to the school from https://www.mba.com)
  • ETS Institution Code: 0655 Korea University Business School
Other Certificates and Awards When submitting copies, do so by personally making a visit and bringing the original document so that it can be verified
Only Relevant to Final Successful Candidates with Foreign Nationality (non-Korean passport holders) Documents Proving Financial Capacity (for Issuing the Visa)
  • Bank statement submission
  • 1) Purpose: A bank statement is required to issue the D-2 student visa according to the Ministry of Law, Republic of Korea.
  • 2) Subject: Final successful candidates with foreign nationalities
  • 3) Details:
    • a. The statement must be issued by a Korean or overseas bank, showing a minimum balance of USD 20,000 or equivalent.
    • b. The statement must be in English and include ① name of the holder, ② balance, ③ currency used, ④ issuance date, and ⑤ validity period (if applicable).
    • c. The statement must be submitted by July 20, 2024 upon payment of the tuition fee.
    • d. The statement must meet one of the following requirements:
      • ① The statement without a validity period must be issued between July 1 and July 20, 2024.
      • ② The statement with a validity period must remain valid, not exceeding 6 months from the issuance date, both at the time of submission and by the time of the visa application.
    • e. The bank account of the statement must be possessed by the successful candidate or his/her parents.
    • f. For a bank account under one of the parents, a copy of the ‘family relation certificate’ or any other official documents that prove the relations in English are also required.
    • g. For a scholarship recipient, the minimum balance must be the difference between USD 20,000 and scholarship benefits.
  • 4) Note: Additional requirements may apply for certain nationalities, and individuals falling into this category will be contacted for further details.

Program/Admission Inquiry

Administrative Office of MBA Programs

  • Tel: +82-2-3290-5365
  • Fax: +82-2-921-0682
  • E-mail: mba_admissions@korea.ac.kr

Visa/Certificate of Admission/Bank Statement Inquiry

KUBS International Affairs Team

  • Tel: +82-2-3290-1387
  • E-mail: kubs_exchange@korea.ac.kr