World-wide Yonsei MBA Program South Korea

The history of Yonsei MBA School of Business is full of pioneers who accepted the challenges of their time. It began in 1915, during the early days of Japanese rule. Yonsei MBA School of Business offers the First and the Best MBA program in Korea. The Yonsei Global MBA ranked #52 in the world by The Times Higher Education/Wall Street Journal in 2018

Mindful of its origins, Yonsei MBA School of Businesshas always strived to be the best and to live up to its reputation of being the best as well as the first. Near the end of the Chosun Dynasty, Yonsei brought together various scholars from the United States and Japan for research and education and in the process created an academic tradition of confronting the demands of the times.

In 1919, Yonsei MBA School of Business produced its first ten graduates. Since then, over 44,000 students have proudly received their diplomas.

Yonsei MBA School of Business offers one full-time and three part-time MBA programs.

MBA Programs at Yonsei University

  1. Corporate MBA –> ( Korean, 2 years/ 4 semesters, Part-time program)
  2. Finance MBA –> ( Korean, 2 years/ 4 semesters, Part-time program)
  3. Executive MBA –> ( Korean, 2 years/ 4 semesters, Part-time program)
  4. Global MBA –> ( English, 18 months/3 semesters, Full-time program)
Corporate MBA Overview The Corporate MBA Program aims to educate and train mid-level managers and junior executives by providing them with the opportunity to learn cutting-edge management theories and industry practices
Career Stage of Applicants Average 5~8 years of professional work experience
Length 2 years / 4 semesters
Language Korean
Start Date March
Full/Part time Part-Time Evening
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Finance MBA Overview The Finance MBA Program aims to develop financial professionals into leaders in the global financial markets by providing them with the opportunity to learn cutting-edge financial theories and industry practices
Career Stage of Applicants Average 5~8 years of professional work experience
Length 2 years / 4 semesters
Language Korean
Start Date March
Full/Part time Part-Time Evening
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Executive MBA Overview The Executive MBA Program aims to provide senior managers with the opportunity to learn the essence of management, practice strategic decision making, and develop leadership skills
Career Stage of Applicants Average 10~15 years of professional work experience
Length 2 years / 4 semesters
Language Korean
Start Date March
Full/Part time Part-Time Every Other Weekend
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Global MBA Overview The Global MBA Program aims to produce creative global leaders equipped with expert knowledge of management theories and a variety of business cases
Career Stage of Applicants Average 2~5 years of professional work experience
Length 18 months / 3 semesters
Language English
Start Date Late August
Full/Part time Full-Time
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Global MBA


MBA Degree

Full-Time

3 Semesters
(18 months)

Admission in September

English

The students will be exposed to a “global” experience through working with their international teammates on different projects. Furthermore, Korean students are encouraged to go on exchange programs to the United States, Europe, or Asia depending on their interests.

  • 1.Program Length : 18 Months to earn a degree
  • 2.Credits : 51 Credits (25.5 Core Credits, 25.5 Elective Credits), 1.5(3) Credit = 24(48) Contact Hours
  • 3.Class Hours : Average 4 or 6 Classes perweek, 1 Class Session = 3 Hours
  • 4.Class Format : All courses taught in English, Team Project / Business cases / Presentation
The Yonsei Global MBA ranked
#52 in the world by The Times Higher Education/Wall Street Journal in 2018
The Yonsei Global MBA became the first and only MBA program in Korea to be placed in the THE/WSJ MBA rankings in 2018.

Corporate MBA


MBA Degree

Part-Time
Evening

4 Semesters
(2 years)

Admission in March

Korean

The Corporate MBA is an MBA program for managers who want to upgrade their knowledge and skills in management.
The program aims to educate and train global managers by providing them with the opportunity to learn cutting-edge management theories and industry practices.
All students in the program are required to take the core courses and elective courses. The Corporate MBA is an evening program which runs for two years, and the program is designed primarily for mid-level managers and junior executives in industries.
A minimum of two years of job experience is required to be considered for admission.

Required Credits for Graduation : 45 credits
(English Courses : 6 credits / Experiential Courses : 3 credits)

Core Courses

: Financial Accounting(3), Organizational Behavior(3), Financial Management(3), Modern Marketing Management(3), Business Strategy(3), Economic Analysis(1.5), Statistics for Management(1.5), Managerial Accounting(1.5) Management Science(1.5), IT for Business Value3(1.5),
Operations Management(1.5), Global Business Strategy(1.5), Business Ethics & Social Responsibility(1.5)

Official website https://mba.yonsei.ac.kr/contents.asp?mid=n02_05

Finance MBA


MBA Degree

Part-Time
Evening

4 Semesters
(2 years)

Admission in March

Korean

The Finance MBA aims to develop finance professionals into leaders in the global financial markets by providing them with the opportunity to learn cutting-edge financial theory and industry practices.
Its specialized curriculum focuses on financial engineering, asset management, and investment banking.
All students in the program are required to take the finance core courses in addition to the general core courses. After completing the core courses, students may take electives from either the Financial Engineering Track or the Asset Management/Investment Banking Track. The Finance MBA is a two-year evening program designed primarily for mid-level managers and junior executives in the finance and related industries.

Required Credits for Graduation : 45 credits
(English Courses : 6 credits / Experiential Courses : 3 credits)

Core Courses

  • General Core (18 credits) : Financial Economics (3), Financial Statistics (3), Financial Accounting (3), Organizational Behavior (1.5), Strategy (1.5), Marketing (1.5), Technology management (1.5)
  • Finance Core (15 credits) : Financial Management (3), Financial Mathematics (3), Corporate Finance (3), Investments (3), Financial Derivatives (3)

Executive MBA


MBA Degree

Part-Time Every Other Weekend

4 Semesters
(2 years)

Admission in March

Korean

The specialized curriculum of the Executive MBA focuses on leadership and strategy issues essential for top executives.
The program is creatively designed to provide senior managers the opportunity to learn the essence of management, practice strategic decision making, and develop leadership skills.
All students in the program are required to take core courses composed of eight themes and to participate in our EMBA global track project.
Foreign language programs are provided on an optional basis. Classes meet biweekly on Friday and Saturday for two years.
The program is designed primarily for executives and senior managers in corporations. At the end of the comprehensive program, they will have earned their MBA from the nation’s top-ranked business school.
They also will be positioned to capitalize on the strategic advantages of lifetime membership in the Yonsei alumni network.

  • The first business school in Korea to obtain the imprimatur of both the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business and the Korean Association of Business Education Accreditation.
  • The nation’s top-ranked business school with handpicked students and a history of excellent teaching and powerful research.

  • Exploration of strategic decision and implementation issues that senior managers encounter daily.
  • Dedication to developing global leaders based on sophisticated, up-to-date training.
  • Emphasis on the “interrelatedness” of business functions as opposed to treating various disciplines as unrelated functional entities.

  • Biweekly classes that allow students to remain fully employed.

Theme-based Curriculum

The Executive MBA focuses on the strategic decision-making and leadership abilities that are critical for top executives in global markets. Our unique theme-based curriculum is designed to achieve this goal.

  • Understanding the Dynamics of Markets and Organizations
    • Fundamental dynamics common to most markets and organizations
  • Understanding Global Business Environments
    • External factors, including legal, sociopolitical, technical, and economic demands
  • Building the Foundations for Effective Executives
    • Insights and the global perspective necessary to conduct international business
  • Cultivating Entrepreneurship and Business Innovation
    • Building and developing the capability to innovate
  • Creating Dynamic Capabilities for Market Leadership
    • Quantitative and qualitative analysis of markets
  • Evaluating Firm Value and Performance
    • Financial management of corporations and evaluation of firms for mergers and acquisitions
  • Developing Global Business Leadership
    • Organizational behavior for effective communication and vision
  • Leading the Future
    • Developing leaders of the future by focusing on competencies, creativity, and social responsibility

Official website of Yonsei MBA Program