SKK GSB, the #1 MBA school in Korea for 12 consecutive years
Sungkyunkwan University SKK Graduate School of Business (SKK GSB, Dean Eric Chuan-Fong
Shih) has been consistently ranked as South Korea's top MBA program by the Financial Times (FT)
for 12 consecutive years. It boasts an impressive global ranking among the top 100 MBA programs,
securing the 27th position for Return on Investment, 45th for Career Progress, and 14th for
SKK GSB has dedicated significant efforts to cultivate MBA programs that are attuned to the rapidly
evolving demands of this era. Director Eric Shih has emphasized the importance of business analytics
in recent years, stating, “Business analytics has emerged as a crucial element in decision-making,
innovation, and strategic planning. We recognize its significance and have diligently integrated robust
business analytics modules into our curriculum. By equipping students with the ability to interpret,
analyze, and leverage data, we empower them to excel in the future business landscape.”
Furthermore, SKK GSB actively facilitates global career opportunities for MBA students through various initiatives. These include dual-degree tracks with prestigious business schools in the United States and Europe, full scholarships for outstanding candidates pursuing multiple degrees, and exchange student fellowships. The Career Center provides support for both domestic and international employment, while online classes cater to those residing and working in different regions. These diverse programs and structures are designed to foster the career development of our students.
► Curriculum Tailored for the Data Age
All MBA programs at SKK GSB incorporate data analytics into their curricula. Students can take courses such as Financial Analytics, Marketing Analytics, People Analytics, Operations Research, and Decision Analytics to gain expertise in data and AI. For those seeking deeper specialization, there are dedicated programs like Business Analytics MBA and AI MBA, offering in-depth knowledge in fields such as AI, machine learning, deep learning, natural language processing, and technology management.
► Dual-Degree Tracks and Scholarships for Global Careers
Not limited to full-time MBA students, professionals pursuing part-time programs like the Professional MBA and Executive MBA (EMBA), as well as the Business Analytics MBA, have the opportunity to earn MBA or MS dual degrees from the prestigious Indiana University Kelley School of Business. SKK GSB facilitates this by having Kelley School professors deliver weekend classes in South Korea (EMBA), offering online courses for Kelley School's MS programs, or providing a pathway to complete Kelley School's full-time MBA program after studying in South Korea for 1.5 years. These dual-degree tracks provide efficient and cost-effective ways for students to obtain U.S. degrees, with over 30% of Professional MBA graduates participating in the Kelley School dual-degree program and EMBA students graduating with both an Indiana University Kelley School MBA degree.
The full-time MBA program at SKK GSB also offers fellowships for dual degrees and exchange students to enhance students' global competitiveness through partnerships with excellent international institutions. Exceptional students participating in Study Abroad Programs at renowned foreign business schools receive full tuition waivers.
► Strengthened Career Development Programs with Outstanding Outcomes
SKK GSB places a strong emphasis on enhancing career development programs. From the moment students enroll, they receive personalized career coaching and access to a variety of programs. Additionally, the school offers support for international job placements through foreign career service experts. The impressive employment outcomes of this year's full-time MBA graduates, who have embarked on new careers at leading companies such as AWS, EY, IBM, SK Telecom, McKinsey & Company, and Hyundai Engineering, are a testament to the effectiveness of these initiatives.
► Online Learning Opportunities for Remote Workers and Weekend MBA Programs
SKK GSB offers weekend programs such as the EMBA, Business Analytics MBA, and AI MBA. Starting this year, remote workers and residents in remote areas can also pursue the Professional MBA program through online courses. This flexibility allows individuals to develop both global and data analytics competencies while balancing their work commitments.
SKK GSB provides a diverse range of MBA programs, including full-time MBA (day/1.5 years), Professional MBA (evening/2 years), Executive MBA (weekend/1.5 years), Business Analytics MBA (Saturday/2 years), and AI MBA (contract-based/ Saturday/2 years). With the exception of the AI MBA, all programs are conducted entirely in English.
The school is currently recruiting new MBA students for the 2024 academic year, with application deadlines in October and November for various programs. Detailed information and application instructions can be found on the school's website (gsb.skku.edu) or by contacting the admissions office at Tel. 02-740-1520, 1530, 1712.
Original article(Korean): https://www.mk.co.kr/news/special-edition/10837475
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