Dual Degree

Any student currently enrolled in the full-time SNU MBA programs (SNU MBA, Global MBA) are eligible to apply for the dual degree program and should qualify and pass the requirements and application review set by the partner institution. 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. The requirements may vary from universities but partner institutions mainly ask for a GMAT or GRE score and some universities may require additional certified English scores (such as TOEFL).

Dual Degree Partners

  • Yale School of Management Mark

  • Yale School of Management
    Master of Advanced Management

    [Website Link]

  • Duke University Fuqua School of Business Mark

  • Duke University Fuqua School of Business
    Master of Management Studies

    [Website Link]

  • ESSEC Business School Mark

  • ESSEC Business School
    Master of Business Administration(MBA)

    [Website Link]

  • Peking University Guanghua School of Management Mark

  • Peking University Guanghua School of Management
    Master of Business Administration(MBA)

    [Website Link]

  • HITOTSUBASHI UNIVERSITY Mark

  • Hitotsubashi University the Graduate School of
    International Corporate Strategy
    Master of Business Administration(MBA)

    [Website Link]

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.