Degree Requirement for IMBA

Minimum requirements are:

  1. Three terms of enrollment
  2. Acquisition of at least 32 credits
  3. Submission of a master’s thesis or research report
  4. Passing the thesis/research report evaluation and final examination
  5. Acquisition of total GPA of at least 2.5
The MBA 1-Year Track (IMBA) is designed as a full-time, 12 months (three terms and a summer period) are required for completion of the degree.

The courses are divided into the five categories listed below and students are required to complete a minimum of 32 credits according to each category.

It is highly intensive and demanding program and the students are expected to have good time management skills to accomplish all the degree requirements within the timeframe.

Category Required Credits
(Research Report Option)
Required Credits
(Thesis Option)
Core Required Courses (Basic) 13 13
Capstone Courses 3 3
Core Required Courses (Advanced Seminars)
6 6
Core Elective Courses 12 8
Elective Courses 2 2
Required Number of Credits for Graduation 36 32
  1. Students are required to take 7 Basic Courses (13 credits) and 3 Capstone Courses for graduation.
  2. Advanced Seminars are designed for guiding students to develop and complete the graduation research report or thesis. These seminar courses are offered in sequence, starting from Advanced Seminar I (Fall), II (Winter), and III (Spring). For more details about these seminars, please refer to the Research Seminar section.
  3. There are about 60 courses listed in the “Core Elective” category. Students are required to choose some of the courses from among them and obtain 8-12 credits.
  4.  Students must choose courses from the list of Core Elective courses and obtain at least 8 credits, if he/she opted thesis, or 12 credits, if he/she opted research report. Students can choose any courses from Core Elective Courses (IMBA Common Courses) and Core Elective Courses (E-Biz Courses).  In the case of E-biz concentration, a student who opts “thesis” must obtain 8 credits from among the Core Elective Courses (E-Biz Courses).  If a student opts research report, 12 credits must be obtained from Core Elective Courses and 4 of the 12 credits can be obtained from the Core Elective Courses (IMBA Common Courses). If you obtain more than 8 credits from the courses listed in the “Core Elective” category, the exceed number of credits will be counted in the Elective category.
  5. It is recommended that students evenly distribute their course load over their terms. When this recommendation cannot be followed, a student’s course load must not exceed twelve (12) credits per term nor can a student take less than two (2) credits per term. Credits from Advanced Seminars and language courses are excluded in these maximum/minimum term credit limits.

Schedule for 1-Year Track MBA Program

Fall Term

Oct. – Dec.

Financial Accounting
Marketing Management
Strategic Management
Advanced Seminar I
Core Required Courses (IMBA Common)
Core Required Courses (E-Biz Courses)
Elective Courses
Winter Term
Jan. – Mar.
Corporate Finance
International Management
Organizational Behavior
Corporate Social Responsibility
Advanced  Seminar II
Core Required Courses (IMBA Common)
Core Required Courses (E-Biz Courses)
Elective Courses
Spring Term
Advanced Seminar III Core Required Courses (IMBA Common)
Core Required Courses (E-Biz Courses)
Elective Courses
Spring (Special) Term
Leadership Bootcamp
Strategy Simulation
International Career Development
Late August Graduation: Master of Business Administration (MBA)