“The Global MBA Program is an intensive 1-year full-time program. The program consists of 6 modules. Students may earn a MBA degree from KUBS or a dual degree delivered by KUBS and one of the partner schools depending on their academic track. The Global MBA course are mostly offered in English. A few courses are offered in Korean as well.
Global MBA Curriculum

Module System
  • The Global MBA 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 Global MBA KUBS +
ESCP Europe
EBS Business School
KUBS 45 credits 45 credits 45 credits
Overseas University - 38 credits 49 credits
Total 45 credits 83 credits 94 credits
Other GPA of at least 3.0 Thesis Thesis
*The above graduation requirements are subject to change in accordance with the regulations of KUBS and the partner schools.
International Residence Program
  • In order to nurture future business leaders with global perspectives, the Global MBA 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 schools all over the world for the MBA program. Students who complete a one-year curriculum of the Global MBA 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 Dual Degree Track will study one-year curriculum of the Global MBA 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 Global MBA 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
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 Practicum I & II 6
Classification Course Title Credit
FN Financial Statement Analysis 2
FN Investment 2
FN Business Valuation 2
FN Corporate Finance 2
FN Derivatives 2
FN Wealth Management (Korean) 2
FN/ST Strategic Cost Management 2
MK Marketing Research 2
MK Internet Marketing 2
MK Consumer Behavior 2
MK Theory of Advertising 2
MK New Product Development 2
MK/ST Marketing Strategy 2
ST Leadership 2
ST Entrepreneurship & Venturing 2
ST Business in Korea and Japan 2
ST Strategic Management of Human Assets 2
ST Corporate Strategy 2
ST Strategy Simulation 2
International Residence Program 2
International Business II 2
Business Ethics 2
Negotiation 2
Technological Innovation Management 2
Managing Service Enterprise 2
Supply Chain & Procurement Management 2
Big Data Analytics 2
Management Science in Spreadsheets 2
*Curriculum for 2019-2020 Academic Year. The above curriculum is subject to change.
*Concentration: FN=Finance,
MK=Marketing, ST=Strategy