Admissions

“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.
 
Schedule
Master's Degree GMBA / CEMS MIM GMBA / CEMS MIM GMBA
Schedule 1st Round 2nd Round 3rd Round
Information Session 1st Session: November 23, 2016 (Wed); 19:30
2nd Session: December 13, 2016 (Tue); 19:30
(Hyundai Motor Hall)
1st Session: February 23, 2017 (Thu); 19:30
(
Hyundai Motor Hall #412)

 
1st Session: March, 18 2017 (Sat); 14:00
2nd Session: April 5, 2017 (Wed); 19:30
(Hyundai Motor Hall #412)
RSVP
Online Application & Application Fee Payment December 29, 2016 (Thu); 17:00 March 30, 2017 (Thu); 17:00 April 28, 2017 (Fri); 17:00
Document Submission December 30, 2016 (Fri); 17:00 April 3, 2017 (Mon); 17:00 May 2, 2017 (Tue); 17:00
Announcement of Application Screening Results January 6, 2017 (Fri); 15:00
(The results will be available on the website)
April 6, 2017 (Thu); 15:00
(The results will be available on the website)
May 12, 2017 (Fri); 15:00
(The results will be available on the website)
Interview January 14, 2017 (Sat)
(Applicants will be individually notified for their interview schedule)
April 15, 2017 (Sat)
(Applicants will be individually notified for their interview schedule)
May 20, 2017 (Sat)
(Applicants will be individually notified for their interview schedule)
Announcement of Successful Applicants January 23, 2017 (Mon); 15:00
(The results will be available on the website)
April 25, 2017 (Tue); 15:00
(The results will be available on the website)
May 31, 2017 (Wed); 15:00
(The results will be available on the website)
Apply Field GMBA
CEMS MIM
Dual Degree Program
Exchange Student
GMBA
CEMS MIM
Dual Degree Program
Exchange Student
GMBA
Dual Degree Program
Exchange Student

Process
  • Application screening and interview (English)
 
Application Requirements
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent recognized by the Minister of Education
 
Required Documents
  • Application Form (apply online and then print it out)
  • Certificate of Graduation
  • Official transcript
  • Letter(s) of recommendation (no designated format)
    • The following must be included in the letter: Referee's contact information, description of the relationship with the applicant, referee's evaluation of the applicant's achievements, leadership, skills, etc.
  • Certificate of Employment (duration of employment must be included)
    • Submit all of your employment certificates to prove your total work experience.
  • 3 headshot photos (3cm × 4cm)
  • English Proficiency Test Score
    • TOEIC, TOEFL, TEPS, etc.
    • 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.
    • Countries exempt from English language proficiency requirement:
      • Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Australia, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Bermuda, Botswana, Cameroon, Canada, Commonwealth of Dominica, Fiji, Ethiopia, Gambia, Ghana, Guyana, Hong Kong, India, Ireland, Jamaica, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Malawi, Malta, Mauritius, Namibia, Nauru, New Zealand, Nigeria, Pakistan, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Puerto Rico, Rwanda, Samoa, Sierra Leone, Singapore, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Trinidad and Tobago, Tuvalu, Uganda, United Kingdom, United States of America, Zambia, Zimbabwe
    • If your English score is not ready by the application deadline, you may submit it later.
    • If you are applying for the Student Exchange Program, a language proficiency test score may be required.
  • Release of Information Form DOWN.HWP  DOWN.DOC
    - Official transcript and certificate of graduation must include school address written in English for education verification purpose
  • Additional documents for international applicants
    - Authorized Certificate of Family Relation (Chinese only)
    -
    Resume
    - Scholarship Application Form DOWN.DOC
    Copy of your passport
 
Supporting Documents (if applicable)
Applicants who fall under the options below must submit the following documents:
  • Company introduction (limited to 1 page – A4 size; no designated form)
  • Certificate of Tuition Assistance by your company DOWN.HWP  DOWN.DOC
  • Copy of other license (bring the original license to the office)
  • Other language proficiency test score(s)
  • Certificate of Scholarship or Award
  • Applicants with a degree from an overseas university:
    • Release of Information Form DOWN.HWP  DOWN.DOC
    • Official transcript and certificate of graduation must include school address written in English for education verification purpose
 
Mailing Address (Korean):
  • 서울시 성북구 안암로 145 고려대학교 경영대학 경영본관 3층 307호 경영전문대학원 행정실 GMBA 담당자
    (우편번호 02841)
 
Mailing Address (English):
  • GMBA Program Manager
    Korea University Business School
    The Administrative Office of MBA Programs
    #307 KUBS Main Building (3F)
    145, Anam-Ro, Seongbuk-Gu, Seoul 02841
    The Republic of Korea
Notes
  • You must complete and submit your admission application online. Additional supporting documents must be submitted via postal mail or office visit (check your application status on the admission webpage).
  • Your application cannot be edited after it has been submitted. All submitted documents and fees will not be returned.
  • Any evidence of false information or dishonest means will result in withdrawal of your admission to the University.
  • CEMS MIM Admission Requirements: ① Bachelor's or Master's degree in business, economics, or related area, ② English proficiency requirements: 100 or higher in TOEFL iBT, 7.0 or higher in IELTS, or Bachelor's diploma from an English-speaking country.
 
Application Fee
  • 100 USD (or 100,000 KRW)
  • Complete online application first, then transfer application fee from your checking account to KUBS account. You can check KUBS account information after submitting your online application.
  • For inquiries regarding payment, contact us via email at mba_admissions@korea.ac.kr
  
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