Sogang Business School (Sogang University)

Introduction
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Sogang Business School (SBS), one of the top five business schools in Korea, has been the inspiration behind its leadership in top-quality management education and research since early 1960s. The inspiration derives from the school’s proactive responses to the changing global marketplace by providing relevant knowledge and skills to the students, innovate and invest in intellectual capital, and develop new programs, curricula, and courses. Also, as a business school founded on the Jesuit educational principle, in particular, the school has been moving forward with education and research on issues that have leading the school’s constituents a greater awareness of social responsibility and global sustainability.

The school’s 50-year-long academic prestige remains solid and so will it be in the years ahead. SBS will continue pursuing excellence in education, fostering the students’ mindset of global perspective and leadership that can come up with breakthrough for any conflicting situations and living up to the business ethics based on the Jesuit educational principle. The academic prestige and future vision is embodied in the school’s four core strategic values: Globalization, Leadership, Excellence, and Ethics (GLEE).

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Sogang International MBA (SIMBA)

Campus Full time 16 - 24 months March 2017 South Korea Seoul

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. [+]

Truly globalized MBA program for foreign students interested in a career in Asian markets 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. The SIMBA program is committed to educating future business leaders to successfully compete in the global market. Specialized training by track The SBS sets up the following three specialized tracks, depending on requirements, in order to fully meet trainees' needs: a general track for those who want to have knowledge for business administration and have opportunities to get a job in a particular business field; a corporate sponsor track for corporate employees in cooperation between academia and industry; a dual degree track for MBA candidates. Overseas Partnerships Exchange Student Partners COUNTRY UNIVERSITY USA University of Florida FRANCE EMLYON Business School CHINA Sun Yat-Sen Business School GERMANY HHL Leipzig Graduate School of Management Dual Degree Partners COUNTRY UNIVERSITY DEGREE USA University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign MS in Technology Management USA University of Southern California Marshall School of Business Master of Management Studies UK Cass Business School at City University of London MSc in Investment Management 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. Scholarships for international students SIMBA offers a variety of scholarships to international students. Curriculum Students in SIMBA are required to earn a minimum of 45 credits for the degree within a 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. SIMBA Curriculum First Year Fall Semester (September~December) Winter Semester (January~February) Spring Semester (March~June) Summer Semester (July~August) Accounting (1.5 credits) + Advanced Accounting (1.5 credits) Elective Courses (e.g. Venture Startup I, II, III) (1.5 credits each, 1-week intensive lectures) Economics (1.5 credits) + Advanced Economics (1.5 credits) Global Summer Camp: 4 or 5 Elective Courses about special topics by Invited Scholars from other Asian countries (1.5 credit each, 1-week intensive lectures) * Overseas Training Program (1.5 credits) is offered as an elective course Finance (1.5 credits) + Advanced Finance (1.5 credits) Elective Courses Business Strategy (1.5 credits) + Advanced Business Strategy (1.5 credits) Global Summer Camp * Overseas Training Program (1.5 credits) is offered as an elective course Organizational Behavior (1.5 credits) + Advanced Organizational Behavior (1.5 credits) Elective Courses Decision Making (1.5 credits) + Advanced Decision Making (1.5 credits) Global Summer Camp * Overseas Training Program (1.5 credits) is offered as an elective course Marketing (1.5 credits) + Advanced Marketing (1.5 credits) Elective Courses Operations Management (1.5 credits) + Advanced Operations Management (1.5 credits) Global Summer Camp * Overseas Training Program (1.5 credits) is offered as an elective course Data Analysis (1.5 credits) + Advanced Data Analysis (1.5 credits) Elective Courses International Business (1.5 credits) + Advanced International Business (1.5 credits) Global Summer Camp * Overseas Training Program (1.5 credits) is offered as an elective course Asian Market Field Research I (China), II (Japan), III (Korea) (1.5 credits) Elective Courses Asian Market Field Research IV (ASEAN) (1.5 credits) Global Summer Camp * Overseas Training Program (1.5 credits) is offered as an elective course Students must take 6 elective courses (9 credits) during summer and winter semesters in order to earn 45 credits for the degree. Second Year Fall Semester (September~December) Choose either an Internship or Business Case Writing (3 credit) Website Hear what the news is saying about us here: http://www.koreatimes.co.kr/www/news/nation/2015/10/181_96932.html For more information and details for applying, please visit our website: http://www.sbs.ac.kr/en/?page_id=590 [-]

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Sogang University School of Business
1 Shinsu-dong, Mapo-gu

Seoul, 121-742 KR
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Sogang University School of Business
1 Shinsu-dong, Mapo-gu

Seoul, 121-742 KR