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SIMBA(Sogang International MBA)

Truly globalized MBA program for foreign students interested in a career in Asian markets


  • Prof. Gwangheon Hong, Dean

  • Prof. Seoungpil Ahn, Executive Director

SIMBA is the flagship graduate-level program for Sogang Business School that emphasizes international dimensions in students’ learning experience.As a full-time, 1.5 year MBA program, SIMBA program targets a student segment who studied non-business related majors at the undergraduate level or who majored in business during their undergraduate years, but have a need to upgrade their knowledge set. The target student segment for the SIMBA program has a common need of getting a job upon their graduation in their fields of interests so that the SIMBA program should be adequately designed to train students and place them in the real business world.

The SIMBA program is unique compared to other Korean full-time MBA programs in that since its inception, it has directly targeted undergraduate degree holders from around the country, who are interested in working in Asian markets, on an open basis, as well as graduates from around the world. As a result, our pool of applicants consists of applications from all over the country, with many students having earned undergraduate degrees from overseas universities, in addition to several foreign students from across the globe.

SIMBA program is currently very active in terms of internationalization. The number of students who benefit from SBS’s effort for internationalization is increasing rapidly in recent years.For example, the program offers students with dual degree opportunities jointly with an MS in Technology Management at University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, a Master of Management Studies at University of Southern California Marshall School of Business, an MSc in Investment Management at Cass Business School at City University of London, or a Master in Management at IE Business School. The program also offers students with various student exchange programs with universities in Europe and the U.S.A.

The SBS expects our SIMBA students to become a well-prepared, entry level manager in various industry areas, domestically and globally. For that sake, SIMBA has defined its curricula based on well-agreed business course contents, which are regarded as fundamentals of business education. Furthermore, it is imperative that our program provides a high quality educational program that focus on not only academic topics per se, but also on taking practical perspectives on the topics, so that students can be readily adjusted into the business arena upon graduation.

Prof. Seoungpil Ahn
Executive Director
Full-time MBA Program