Since SKK GSB first launched its Full-Time MBA Program in 2004, it has been the icon of Korea’s MBA education. Students earn a highly regarded MBA degree after a rigorous 18 months, through an accelerated program. Throughout the program, students develop not only analytical skills but also soft skills that are necessary to succeed as a business leader. The Full-Time MBA curriculum provides career and professional development opportunities for graduates, including leadership workshops, real-world consulting projects, networking opportunities with alumni and recruiters, and a host of other career-building activities and learning opportunities.

  • Specialization for Career Oriented Tracks with Certificates :
    • Business Analytics, Global Management, Brand Management, Asset Management, Corporate Finance, Investment Banking, Corporate Strategy, Entrepreneurship, Innovation, and Product Management
  • Study Abroad Program (SAP) with renowned business schools throughout the world
  • Dual Degree Programs (DDP) with Indiana University Kelley School of Business
  • Dual Degree Program (MBA+MSc) with EDHEC Business School, France

Key Facts

  • Degree: Master of Business Administration (MBA)
  • Period: 18 months (Starting in August)
  • Graduation: February
  • Language: English
  • Credits: 45
  • Class Schedule: Daytime, Monday through Friday

Curriculum & Schedule

Total Credit: 45

Fall Semester (August ~ December)

  • Integrated Core
    • Module Period* 1 & 2
    • Intensive Week** 1
  • Credit: 13.5

Spring & Summer Semester (January ~ May)

  • Integrated Core
    • Module Period 3
    • Intensive Week 2
  • Electives
    • Module Period 4
    • Intensive Week 3 ~ 5
    • Applied Business Projects
    • Global Field Experience (1 week)
  • Credit: 19.5

Fall Semester (August ~ December)

  • Option 1: Electives at SKK GSB
    • Module Period 5 & 6
    • Intensive week 6
  • Option 2: Study Abroad Program (SAP)
  • Option 3: Dual Degree Program (DDP)
  • Credit: 12

Each Module Period is 7 weeks

Each Intensive Week is 1 week

Building a Strong Foundation – Core Courses

Every successful business leader needs to develop a broad awareness and an in-depth perspective of business problems in the context of their company, industry, and the global economy. The Core Courses at SKK GSB provide a unique, innovative curriculum taught by a team of 14 faculty members over 23 weeks. It consists of five modules that blend experiential learning with business fundamentals that will lay the foundation for all subsequent elective courses at SKK GSB.


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<Core 1>

  • Quantitative Analysis for -Business Decisions
  • Global Business Environment
  • Managerial Economics
  • Management of Organizations
Effective Communications

<Core 2>

  • Financial Management
  • Business Accounting
  • Marketing Management
  • Operations Management

<Core 3>

  • Investment Management
  • Corporate Financial Reporting
  • Negotiations
  • Marketing Planning
Strategic Management

Action Based Learning – Applied Business Projects

In the Spring semester, you will choose from one of SKK GSB’s industry-focused Applied Business Projects (Finance, Marketing, Strategy). You will be participating in lectures from senior industry executives and tackle real-world consulting projects mentored by professors and industry experts. It will provide you with exposure to the real business world and will be great practical learning opportunities. In addition, this is a major advantage in your job search.

Taking You to the Next Level – Track System & Electives

Building on the strong foundation of core courses, all students can select a career-oriented track. SKK GSB offers a large selection of elective courses that enable students to uniquely define their educational and career objectives.

Elective Courses

  • Asset Management
  • Business Analytics
  • Brand Management
  • Corporate Finance
  • Corporate Strategy
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Global Management
  • Investment Banking
  • Innovation and Product Management

Expand Your Horizon – Global Field Experience

During the summer session, you will participate in international cultural experience and global business study trip. Learning about business practices first-hand from companies and executives, as well as engaging in a learning environment at a foreign location is an invaluable part of the MBA experience and will better prepare you for the challenges facing business leaders.

Meet Our Students

SKK GSB develops and educates principled leaders with a global mindset. Each year, many talented students from more than a dozen different countries join our Full-Time MBA program. Approximately, 50% of our students are in fact, international students. No matter where you come from, you will build a strong life-long network in our multicultural community.

Career Development

SKK GSB has always prioritized students’ career development, providing each student with personalized and customized career services. From the minute students join the program, we are here to help guide them through the many stages of career search and career enhancement processes, refining job hunts, crafting resumes and building interview skills to help students become the most in-demand candidates in the workplace.

MBA students receive tailored career development services that contain self-assessment, career advice, resume clinics, mock interviews, and career workshops. SKK GSB’s systematic approach not only helps MBA students with job placements upon graduation but also prepares them for life-long career success.

Admissions Guide


Undergraduate degree or equivalent

Class Size

Approximately 40~50

Admission Process Guide

  • 1st step: Apply online and submit documents.
  • 2nd step: Admission interview (Individual interview in English)
  • Online interviews are available for applicants residing overseas

Admission Documents

  • Application Form & Essay (online submission only)
    • An applicant needs to upload the following documents as soft copies on the online application system.
    • 1) A Copy of Diploma or Certification of Graduation
      • For universities in Korea: Certification of Graduation (1 original document in Korean)
      • For overseas universities: A copy of the diploma (Eng.)
      • For Chinese universities:
        • A copy of diploma (Eng.) and one of (A) or (B) documents
        • (A) China Credential Verification http://www.chsi.com.cn/xlrz/ (学历网上查询) Please submit the verification result showing '报告编号' mark at the bottom of the document.
        • (B) Verification result from the below website China Academic Degree & Graduation Education Information (http://www.cdgdc.edu.cn)
    • 2) An academic transcript (English)
    • 3) Resume (English)
    • 4) If you have any problem in using the online application system, please email us. (Ms. Jee Hyun Kim / jeehyun.kim@skku.edu)
  • A Copy of Diploma or Certification of Graduation
    • 1) For universities in Korea: Certification of Graduation (1 original Korean document)
    • 2) For overseas universities: A copy of diploma (Eng)
  • Academic Transcripts (Eng., original document)
  • English Test Scores
    • 1) Choose one from TOEFL, TOEIC, TOEIC Speaking, OPIc, TEPS and IELTS
    • 2) Exemption
      • Native English speakers
      • Applicants with undergraduate/graduate degrees from institutions with English as the medium of instruction
  • Certification of Career(s) (current and past, applicants with work experience only)
  • Receipt of Application Fee (1 copy)
  • Others
    • 1) GMAT or GRE Score (optional)
    • SKK GSB Code: ETS (GRE/TOEFL) – 8713, GMAC(GMAT) - B7S-F2-24
    • 2) Submitted documents and the paid application fee will not be returned.
    • 3) Transcripts and diplomas must be originals in English or notarized translations into English.

Mailing Address

SKK Graduate School of Business, Sungkyunkwan University

25-2 Sungkyunkwan-ro, Jongro-gu, Seoul, Korea 03063

Attn: Ms. Jee Hyun Kim

Certificate of Admission and Visa Guide for International Students

SKK GSB issues a certificate of admission to help in the visa process of international students'.

To receive the certificate, admitted students should submit to SKK GSB the following documents and complete the 1st-semester registration. Please prepare the following documents in advance:

  1. A copy of applicant's passport
  2. A certificate of bank balances (showing $20,000 at least / within 30 days from the application submission date)
    • In case of a parent's bank balances, proof of family relationship is also required.

If you have a different type of visa like a working visa, it's not mandatory to apply for the Certificate of Admission.


1st semester (Fall)

2nd Semester (Spring & Summer)

3rd Semester (Fall)


(Unit : KRW)

Tuition 14,800,000 20,400,000 14,800,000 50,000,000

Tuition is subject to change each year.

The above tuition does NOT include the entrance fee (KRW 1,300,000), course packages, student or alumni union fees, overseas field trip fees, and personal expenses while staying overseas. Students participating in the Study Abroad Program or Dual Degree Program during the 3rd semester are subject to the partner school’s tuition schedules.

Financial Aid

Scholarship and Financial Aid

Incoming Scholarship

In June, SKK GSB reviews all the admitted students (except those funded by companies) for SKK GSB incoming class scholarships.

  • Scholarship ranges from 10% to 50%
  • Scholarship covers tuition in Korea only
  • Both Korean and international students are eligible
  • High GMAT and TOEFL scores are recommended

Global Korea Scholarship (GKS)

SKK GSB recommends excellent international students to the NIIED (National Institute for International Education) for the GKS. The scholarship includes full tuitions, a one-year language course in Korea, living expenses, airfares, etc.

Other Scholarship Opportunities

  • Academic excellence awards
  • Contribution awards
  • Research assistantships

Other Scholarship Opportunities

Student loans from financial institutions are available for Korean students only.

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Last updated June 19, 2019
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Aug 2019
50,000,000 KRW
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