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Program Features

This one-year and four months, intensive MBA program transforms the brightest, most passionate people in the world. Develop analytical, creative thinking and leadership skills.

Applicants can choose a program best fit to oneself. SBS offers three tracks and two majors so that you can make your own MBA study plan within 6 combinations.

Specialized training by track

The SBS sets up the following three specialized tracks, depending on requirements, in order to fully meet trainees’ needs: an general track for those who want to have knowledge for business administration and have opportunities to get a job in a business field ; a corporate sponsor track for corporate employees in cooperation between the academia and industries; a dual degree track for MBA candidates.

Exchange Program and Dual Degree Program

Combining Expertise &Leadership

SIMBA has created four dual degree programs designed to prepare individuals for complex leadership challenges that balance expertise with effective management skills.

[Overseas Partnerships]

Exchange Student Partners
Country University
1 USA University of Florida
2 France EMLYON Business School
3 China Sun Yat-Sen Business School
4 Germany HHL Leipzig Graduate School of Management
Dual Degree Partners
Country University Degree
1 USA University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign MS in Technology Management
2 USA University of Southern California Marshall School of Business Master of Management Studies
3 United Kingdom Cass Business School at City University of London MSc in Investment Management
MSc in Management
MSc in Global Supply Chain Management
4 Spain IE Business School Master in Management
Specialized training by major area

SIMBA students gain an advantage through deeper learning with advanced concentrations within each area of study. The SIMBA program incorporates a truly global environment into the curricula with a focus on the Asian business environments, in order to respond to the demand for future global business experts.

All Lectures are conducted in English

The SBS provides lectures in English for all of the required courses. Foreigners, whom native language is not Korean, can learn with Korean students and finish all MBA requirements. In class, case studies on international corporations are also emphasized in order to help learners acquire global business sense and adapt to the internationalized corporate environments.

Curriculum

Students in SIMBA are required to earn a minimum of 45 credits for the degree within one year and four month program duration. In the first year, students take core courses in business: based on 10 subjects, consisting of a fundamental and advanced course for each subject, worth 1.5 credits per course. These courses are well defined in our MBA programs. In the second year, students have the opportunity to choose either an internship, or business case writing project.

During summer and winter semesters, special elective courses are offered by invited faculty members from overseas universities around Asia. These intensive one-week courses allow professors and scholars throughout Asia to communicate their research and share their ideas to give SIMBA students a truly global perspective on current business issues. Each intensive course will be worth 1.5 credits each.

In the SIMBA program, there are 3 different tracks (General, Corporate Sponsor, and Dual Degree) that are designed to serve the various needs of students. General Track is designed to enable students to have knowledge in the most current business areas to become a well-prepared entry level manager, and to extend the opportunities by facilitating future career growth through knowledge-based community service, group projects and business case writing. The Corporate Sponsor Track is designed to serve students whose studies are sponsored by their own company. The track offers a back-to-work internship to promote cooperation between academia and industry by providing students opportunities to resolve on-site issues through applying theories to practical affairs. The Dual Degree Track is for students who want to pursue dual degrees at institutions overseas.

First Year

Begin the yearlong courses with personal leadership activities, case studies, team projects, and Asian business models.

During the first year at Sogang Business School, all students establish a common foundation in the fundamental practices of business, including accounting, finance, marketing, management, operations, strategy, and more. In addition to common courses, students are required to take six elective courses, such as venture startups, business culture, along with many others. At the end of the SIMBA program, students will learn analytical and quantitative skills, including communication, collaboration, leadership, and Asian business culture.

Fall Semester
(September ~ December)
*Core 15 Credits
Winter Session
(January ~ February)
* 1-week long lectures
* Electives(4 or 5 out of 8 courses)
Spring Semester
(March ~ June)
* Core 12 Credits
* Elective 3 Credits
Global Summer Camp
(July ~ August)
* 1-week long lectures
* Electives(4 or 5 out of 7 courses)
Financial Management(1.5 credits) +
Advanced Financial Management(1.5 credits)
Special Topics in Accounting
(1.5 credits)
Accounting(1.5 credits) +
Advanced Accounting(1.5 credits)
MIS in Asian Markets(1.5 credits)
 Business Strategy(1.5 credits) + Advanced Business Strategy(1.5 credits) Special Topics in Finance(1.5 credits) Organizational Behavior(1.5 credits) + Advanced Organizational Behavior(1.5 credits) HR in Asian Markets(1.5 credits)
Decision Making(1.5 credits) +
Advanced Decision Making(1.5 credits)
Special Topics in HR(1.5 credits) Marketing(1.5 credits) + Advanced Marketing(1.5 credits) Finance in Asian Markets 1.5 credits)
Operations Management(1.5 credits) + Advanced Operations Management(1.5 credits) Special Topics in Int’l Business(1.5 credits) Data Analysis(1.5 credits) + Advanced Data Analysis(1.5 credits) International Business in Asian Markets
(1.5 credits)
International Business(1.5 credits) +
Advanced International Business(1.5 credits)
Special Topics in Marketing(1.5 credits) Business Korean Language Practice(3 credits)(*for int’l students) Marketing in Asian Markets(1.5 credits)
Korean Language Class(3 credits)
(*for int’l students)
Venture Startup I(1.5 credits) Special Topics in Asia(1.5 credits)
Asian Market Field Research
(1.5 credits)
Venture Startup II(1.5 credits) Business Case Competition(1.5 credits)
Venture Startup III(1.5 credits)

Core courses are indicated in bold.

Second Year

Learn to integrate the functional skills learned through the coursework into the real world.

During the last four months (second year), choose from an internship or business case writing.

Fall/Spring Semester(September ~ December)
* Core 3 Credits
* 1 out of 2 courses
Internship(3 credits) or Business Case Writing(3 credits)