Mission Statement
The mission of Sogang Business School is,

  • first, to provide outstanding education grounded in the Jesuit educational principle that cultivates students to become responsible leaders of the global marketplace and to promote the welfare of all global citizens and,
  • second, to create new knowledge necessary for advancement of the academic and business communities by promoting top-quality scholarship and research.

With the above mission and vision in mind, we take the four core values as listed below as our guiding principles for putting our vision and mission into action:

  • Globalization : The school reinforces its faculty and students’ collaborations with colleagues around the world.
  • Leadership : The School fosters the spirit of leadership in its stakeholders.
  • Excellence : The School commits itself to the pursuit of excellence in education and research.
  • Ethics : The school uplifts stakeholders’ awareness of ethical behavior and sustainability issues.
Objective 1.1 Globalization
  • Improve students’ capabilities to understand dynamics of the global markets and to communicate their thoughts clearly
Objective 1.2 Leadership
  • Nourish students’ spirit of harmonistic human relationship and leadership in the environment of the business management
Objective 1.3 Excellence
  • Enhance students’ excellence in capacity to analyze management problems and to come up with proper strategies to cope with the problems
Objective 1.3 Excellence
  • Enhance students’ excellence in capacity to analyze management problems and to come up with proper strategies to cope with the problems

SU and SBS Public Disclosure

In accordance with AACSB International’s 2013 Standard 4 [Student Admissions, Progression, and Career Development], Sogang Business School created and posted its public disclosure statistics on the student admission competitiveness, graduation ratio, job placement ratio, and several others, related with the school’s UG and G students. All the disclosures are based on the figures and ratios for the school’s AY2015 (from March 2015 to February 2016), but we indicated specific time frames, such as current snapshot and dated snapshot, if needed.

This school introduces, first, the overall student statistics and performance indicators of Sogang University, the broader institution of SBS, to introduce its positioning in the higher-education sector in this country. Next, we introduce key student performance measures of Sogang Business School.

Our introduction of Sogang University’s UG student-related disclosures are captured (and slightly edited for a better reading) from the Center for Higher Education Information Disclosure (its website is named ‘the Higher Education in Korea”), organized and operated by the country’s higher-educational self-regulatory organization, Korea Council for University Education (KCUE). All the disclosures are validated by this organization.


1. Incoming Student Recruitment Rate (2015)

Incoming student quota Students enrolled Applications Recruitment rate* Competition rate*
1,644 1,633 40,665 99.3% 24.7

*Recruitment Rate = (Students enrolled/Incoming student quota) x
*Competition Rate = Applications/Incoming student quota

※In Korea, each college has the fixed number of students quota, which is approved by the government.


2. Enrollment Rate (2015)

Quota Enrolled Enrollment rate*
6,560 8,001 122.0%

*Enrollment Rate = (Enrolled/Quota) x 100(%)

3. International Student Admissions Procedure and Schedule (2015)

     International Students (2015)

Degree-earning Students Language training Exchange, Visiting Students Total
Total Humanities & social sciences Natural sciences Engineering Arts & physical education Medicine Partner institution exchange students Visiting students Other
115 96 5 14 0 0 670 208 3 0 996

※Above indicators used different definitions, methodology compared to what has been used in the Education at a Glance(EAG) published from OECD.

4. Exchanges with Overseas Universities (2014)

Students sent Students received
388 345

5. Student Scholarship Recipients (2014)

*unit: one-thousand (1,000) KRW

Total enrolled External sources Internal sources Total scholarship per one student
Central  government Local government Other scholarship of excellence scholarship of lower-income group scholarship of work labor scholarship of voluntary service Other Amount
Amount Amount Amount Amount Amount Amount Amount Amount
7,824 9,703,629 6,241 2,405,418 1,713,313 4,875,773 1,914,762 69,567 1,599,549 22,288,252 2,848.7

6. Graduate Employment (2015)

Total graduates

Employed with Health Insurance through the company Working abroad Agriculturist Advanced into higher schooling Graduates entering military Unable to Work Foreign students People with exception Other Unknown Employment rate (Linked with Health Insurance Database)(%)
1,078 803 602 385 0 0 0 0 191 140 13 0 0 13 15 0 0 259 263 0 0


Other all-comprehensive disclosure items for Sogang University for 2015 and those in earlier years are found in the following URL address of the Center for Higher Education Information Disclosure operated by the country’s higher-educational self-regulatory agency, Korea Council for University Education (KCUE):


Disclosures for SBS Admissions, Enrollments, Graduates, (Employment Ratio)

 Following the public disclosures captured from the KCUE on SU, the school presents its own statistics for its undergraduate (UG) and graduate (G) programs regarding student admissions, enrollments, and others. Basically, these figures are for the AY2015. For the school’s additional information on each listed item is explained at the bottom of the table, UG Intake. Various disclosures on the UG and G programs at SBA are not available and refined enough as university-wide disclosures found in the above official site of public disclosures of Korean universities, and this is why this school makes its own disclosures as follows:

SBS UG Student Status (as of 2015)

1. Intake
First-year Intake Transfers Total
Applicants 8,252 297 8,549
Admission Offered1) 706 16 722
Admission Accepted1) 354 11 365
2. Current Enrollment2)
Total Students 1,266
3. UG Graduates3)
Total Students 400
4. Employment Ratio4)
2013 72%
2014 80%
2015 76%

1) ”Admission Offered” indicates the number of students who, in origin, have taken steps to get admitted into SBS and have been offered admission, while “Admission Accepted” number shows that of the students who have been offered admission and those who have accepted the admission. Student selectivity is one of the key strengths of SBS among top business schools in Seoul as the admission competition ratio is 4~5 to 1, indicating only one out of four to five high-school graduates makes the admission into SBS.

2) “Current Enrollment” includes students attending school and those who have taken temporary leave of absence.

3) UG Graduates are the students who graduated the school by the end of its academic year, which is February 2016. The graduates include those who graduated in August 2015, which is the mid-point of the school’s AY 2015.

4) In the academic circle in the country, the “Employment Ratio” indicates that of students who landed a job among the total graduates. The employment ratio for SBS UG graduates is largely deemed to be the highest among top-level business schools in Seoul.

*The AACSB Standard 4 emphasizes the attrition and retention rates and graduation rates among others for the disclosure. In the above table, these rates have been shown, but in an indirect way. The table above shows that in the AY2015, a total of 365 students have been admitted against the total number of UG graduates of 400, suggesting, roughly, that once students start their education at SBS, virtually all of them would graduate with BBA. The same goes with various graduate programs as listed below.

SBS Master’s and Ph.D Student Status as of AY2015

(The following table includes all of SBS master’s- and Ph.D-level programs, including Global Service Management and Finance Executive MBA programs)

1. Intake
Full-time MBA (SIMBA) Part-time MBA (Pro-MBA) FEMBA MS GSM Ph.D.
Admission Competition
Applicants 73 196 23 168 7 62
Admission Offered 56 91 23 91 4 28
Admission Accepted 36 87 22 56 4 23
2. Current Enrollments
Full-time MBA (SIMBA) Part-time MBA (Pro-MBA) FEMBA MS GSM Ph.D.
Total Students 55 250 35 126 19 64
3. Graduates
Full-time MBA (SIMBA) Part-time MBA (Pro-MBA) FEMBA MS GSM Ph.D.
Total Students 46 173 39 39 10 16
4. Employment
Full-time MBA (SIMBA) Part-time MBA (Pro-MBA)1) FEMBA1) MS GSM Ph.D.
2013 61% 100% 100% 100% 60% 67%
2014 49% 100% 100% 100% 0% 43%
2015 40% 100% 100% 50% 33% 79%

1)Both Pro-MBA and FEMBA students are mid-level corporate managers. Thus, their employment rates are 100%.