Executive MBA students have an opportunity to take the International Field Study (IFS, elective course, 2 credit) during summer break in July, through which they can choose one country among major Western countries including Spain, Paris, and United States, based on its industrial significance. This course is intended to provide students with deep understanding on culture, economy, and society of the country where students visit. Students will attend lectures, visit various local or multicultural companies, and perform final presentation based on what they have learned from company visits and lectures.
GNAM Week is a week of advanced study sessions (elective course, 3 credits) simultaneously run in the member universities of the Global Network for Advanced Management (GNAM), a network of world-class business schools including Yale University and LSE. Each university gets to choose a topic that aligns with the country and region’s characteristics.
In-depth lectures and team projects are conducted based on these topics, focusing on the country’s economic and management-related issues. Students also have opportunities to visit the representative companies and institutions of each nation and to take part in cultural programs, which help them deepen their understanding of the culture and tradition of each country.
The Doing Business in Korea (DBiK) is the representative global program of the SNU MBA, through which SNU invites MBA students from major partner universities, including UCLA, New York University, University of Toronto and Singapore Management University, to introduce them to the characteristic management strategies of Korean companies as well as the Korean economic development model. It is held for a week every August (elective course, 3 credits) and consists of special lectures given by SNU faculty members and prominent business figures, visits to companies, cultural experience programs and team projects. International participants can learn about the unique Korean development model from the political, societal, and management-related perspective while SNU MBA students can gain an objective viewpoint towards Korea’s current economic situation and the characteristic Korean style of corporate management. Through team projects, where Korean and international MBA students form a team to propose ideas to introduce overseas company (services) into Korea, students get to apply management theories such as feasibility studies and localization strategies of global conglomerates into the actual Korean business model, which makes the DBiK program very popular among MBA students around the world every year.
The Doing Business in Asia (DBiA), a part of the CAMPUS Asia Program supported by the Ministry of Education of Korea, Japan and China, is a summer program (elective course, 3 credits) held in Korea, Japan and China. Co-hosted by the SNU GSB, Peking Univeristy and Hitotsubashi University, the DBiA is held every August for two-weeks in Beijing, Tokyo and Seoul and consists of a range of programs, varying from special lectures, culture programs, visits to companies, and co-research projects, all with the aim to find a sustainable East Asian development model, based on the differences and commonalities between the management strategies of each region. The DBiA selects 10 participants from each university, and the accepted MBA students can receive a designated amount of support with their airfare and living expense.