Overview

The SNU MBA program has entered partnership with leading business schools across the globe to enhance the global management ability of the SNU students. The SNU MBA program provides a variety of study abroad programs, ranging from student exchange programs, dual degree programs to short-term training programs. Any student attending the full-time MBA programs (Global MBA Program and the SNU MBA Program) may apply and should qualify the requirements set by both SNU and partner institutions.

Overview of the SNU MBA Study Abroad Programs

Type Dual Degree Student Exchange Short-Term Programs
Application Period January to March
(depending on each partner school)
To go abroad in 3rd term (spring term): October
To go abroad in 4th term (fall term): February
A variety of overseas program, the duration of which are shorter than a week, are open as elective courses.
These programs are regular courses with credits, and do not require additional tuition fees. Students are responsible for the travel expenses (flight fare, living expenses, etc.)
Requirements Application process may vary by partner school but include application screening (GMAT/GRE, certified English scores, essay, recommendation letters, grades, working experience) and interviews Selection to be based on the SNU MBA GPA
(Partner Institutions in the UK and the U.S.A. may require additional TOEFL score)
Duration of Program Every August to Next July
(1 YEAR at SNU + 1 YEAR at the host institute)
One term (approximately 3 months)
Admission Decision by partner school by SNU
Tuition To be paid to partner school To be paid to SNU
Learn more about the dual degree programs Learn more about the student exchange programs Learn more about the short-term programs

FAQs

What is the difference between the student exchange program and the dual degree program?
The student exchange program presents students with an opportunity to study abroad in a partner institution during their third or fourth term at SNU and to take courses and acquire credits without paying additional tuition fee to the partner institution. It does not require additional fee or delays your graduation, and therefore is an attractive opportunity for students who wish to study abroad but are not seeking any optional degrees. Through the dual degree program, the SNU MBA students can study for a year (three terms) at SNU and 9 to 12 months at the partner institution and earn degrees from each university. The dual degree program enables students to earn two master’s degrees, from both SNU and the partner institution in approximately two years. As dual degree students will be enrolled in the degree program of the partner institutions and be provided with the same student services and career services as full-time students at the institutions, merely with an additional six months, dual degree programs are great opportunities for students who are seeking for job opportunities overseas.
When do dual degree students graduate?
The SNU GSB is currently running dual degree programs with Yale University (U.S.A.), Duke University (U.S.A.), ESSEC (France), Peking University (China), and Hitotsubashi University (Japan). To apply for the dual degree program, students must pass the application review held by the partner institution after enrolling into the SNU MBA program. The application date is in between February and April each year, and students who get the offer will complete three terms at SNU and start their term at the partner university in about August. After studying at the partner institution for about a year, students will go through exit examinations from each school and earn two degrees from them (graduation expected in the summer). In conclusion, it takes about two years to earn two master degrees from each school, the duration of which is six months longer than earning one degree at SNU.
Will I be paying my tuition to the partner institution as a dual degree student?
Yes. You will be paying your tuition to SNU while attending SNU, and to the partner institution during your terms there. Please refer to the overview of the Dual Degree Program for additional information.
Will I need a GMAT or GRE score to apply for the dual degree program?
Yes. All dual degree universities require GRE or GMAT scores, although some universities have a minimum GMAT score and some do not. Please refer to the application guidelines posted in the websites of each university, as they are posting the average GMAT/GRE scores of last year’s successful applicants.
What is the difference of applying to the partner institution through the SNU MBA Dual Degree Program and applying directly to the regular programs of the partner institution?
The dual degree programs operate in accordance to the agreements with each partner institution. The number of available spaces is decided separately and the application procedure and places for the dual degree students are different from the regular admissions process. However, since the dual degree program is based on the partnership between two institutions and the applicants for the dual degree programs have already been admitted to SNU and their scholastic aptitude and comprehensive ability have been proven, the application process is relatively simpler compared to the regular process.