SIMBA is the flagship graduate-level program for SBS that emphasizes international dimensions in studentsĄ¯ learning experience. As a full-time, 2-year MBA program, SIMBA program targets a student segment who studied non-business related major at undergraduate level or who majored business at their undergraduate years but has a need to upgrade their knowledge set. The target student segment for SIMBA program has a common need of getting a job upon their graduation in their fields of interests so that SIMBA program should be adequately designed to train students and place them in real business world.
Since 2009, SBS SIMBA program has been one of four recipients of government support fund, Brain Korea 21, which is designed to nurture the selected domestic MBA programs in Korea to compete against MBA programs around the world. All of MBA programs in Korea applied for the fund and went through a fierce competition in terms of program quality and faculty capability.
SBS SIMBA program is also unique compared to other domestic full-time MBA programs in that since its inception, it has directly targeted young undergraduate graduates around the country on an open basis. As a result, our pool of applicants consists of applications from all over the country and some of them are from students who earned undergraduate degrees from overseas universities.
SIMBA program is currently very active in terms of internationalization. The number of students who benefit from SBSĄ¯s effort for internationalization is increasing rapidly in recent years. For example, the program offers students with dual degree opportunities jointly with MBA program in University of Minnesota at Twin cities, with MS in Technology Management at University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, and with MS in International Management at University of Florida, with IE Business School, with Cass Business School at City University of London, and with State University of New York at Buffalo. The program also offers students with various student exchange programs with universities in Europe and U.S.A.
The SBS expects our SIMBA students to become a well-prepared, entry level manager in various industry areas, domestically and globally. For that sake, SIMBA has defined its curricula based on well-agreed business course contents, which is regarded as fundamentals of business education. Furthermore, it is imperative that our program to provide high quality educational program that focus on not only academic topics per se but also on taking practical perspectives on the topics so that students can be readily adjusted into business arena upon graduation.
SIMBA program is committed to educating future business leaders to successfully compete in the global market.