FAQ

1. ​When does the program recruit new entrants?
In general, an admission seminar is held at the beginning of March. The admission application website opens in March through to the end of April.
2. ​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 GMBA ultimately selects new entrants based on numerous factors in addition to their current career status.
3. ​Can I attend the program while working?
The GMBA is a day program with classes on weekdays from 9:00-18:00. Therefore, it is not possible for students to attend the program while still working.
4. ​Is the military service period recognized as a career?
The military service period (or that of a substitute service) is recognized as a career.
5. ​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.
6. ​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.
7. ​Is there any advantage in submitting language proficiency test certificates for languages other than English?
No extra points are gained in terms of selection criteria, but they can be used as a reference.
8. When does the semester begin?
It begins in September and lasts for one year (6 modules).
9. ​How many students are admitted each year?
It changes every year, but usually ranges between 60 and 70.
10. ​What is the proportion of English-mediated classes in the course?
The most of classes are taught in English, but sometimes we will deliver lectures in Korean as the occasion demands.
11. ​What is the degree title?
English: Master of Business Administration (GMBA)
Korean: 경영학 석사 

In case of Dual Degree: 
Master’s in International Management (CEMS), Master in Management (ESCP Europe), Master of Science in Management (EBS Business School).  
 
12. ​What kinds of scholarships are in place?
The scholarship covers a portion of tuition. Depending on the financial need of each applicant, partial-tuition scholarships (10%, 30%, 50%, 70%, etc.) will be awarded to new international students entering in August.  Scholarship recipients are required to maintain a minimum GPA of 3.0 (on a 4.5 scale); otherwise the scholarship will be forfeited.
13. What is the International Residence Program?
Based on exchanges with prestigious overseas business schools, the GMBA offers students the International Residence Program to foster future CEOs who can operate in a global business environment.
14. ​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.)
15. ​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.
16. Are the graduates of the course qualified to pursue a doctoral degree?
Yes. The GMBA confers a MBA degree, which qualifies students to continue their study in a doctoral program.
17. What kind of career paths do students follow and how many students find employment after graduation?
KUBS operates the Career Development Center (CDC). For detailed information, please contact the CDC (Tel: 02-3290-1364/ email: limse@korea.ac.kr). GMBA graduates work in various areas, including large domestic and overseas companies, multinational companies, and financial firms.
18. ​What is the difference between the Finance MBA and the GMBA?
The Finance MBA consists of Korean students and approximately 70% of classes are conducted in English. In addition, the Finance MBA is a specialized Finance MBA course, focusing on the ethics, theoretical knowledge, and practical skills required for IB specialists and professional asset managers.
Moreover, while the Finance MBA specializes in finance, the GMBA addresses business administration in general.
For further details, please refer to the curriculums of both programs on this website.
19. 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.
20. ​How much is the tuition?
For information on tuition, please call 02-3290-1366.