Illinois Tech-Yonsei University Dual Degree Programs in Business
Distinctive business programs that give you two global cities, two master’s degrees, and a world of opportunity.
Where in the world do you want to go in your career? Illinois Tech’s Stuart School of Business and Yonsei University School of Business in Seoul, South Korea, have partnered to offer three dual degree programs designed to prepare graduates with the global perspective, business acumen, and technical skills to advance to high-level positions at global corporations.
The two-year programs pair Yonsei’s Global Master of Business Administration program with your choice of a specialized master of science program at Stuart in finance, marketing analytics, or environmental management and sustainability. The programs include a year of residence on each campus.
Experience Chicago and Seoul—two dynamic international cities and business hubs, where you will study with experienced, highly-respected faculty and have extensive opportunities for internships at top companies.
Build your global personal network with a diverse peer group of students from around the world and through networking events with alumni of the two universities and business professionals.
Develop Your Global Perspective at Yonsei
- Comprehensive curriculum covers areas such as business strategy, financial accounting, management, marketing, statistics, economics analysis, and global business
- Courses are taught in English
- Content is Asia-focused to develop students’ expertise in Asian business
Build Your Specialized Knowledge and Skills at Stuart
M.S. in Finance
Master the industry-leading ideas, quantitative skills, and technologies in finance.
M.S. in Marketing Analytics
Learn how to convert data into insights that lead to competitive business advantage.
M.S. in Environmental Management and Sustainability
Bridge the realms of technology, science, and business to make the case for environmental sustainability.
Graduates of the Illinois Tech-Yonsei dual degree programs will launch their careers with expert knowledge of management theories and practice, high-level professional skills in an area of specialization, and international experience applying their learning in business settings in the United States and Korea.
Dedicated career centers for business students at Stuart and Yonsei provide individual career guidance and support, as well as comprehensive programming in all phases of career preparation and recruiting events with employers.
Visit specific program web pages (see above) to learn more about career outcomes for graduates.
The Dual Degree Advantage
In the Illinois Tech-Yonsei dual degree programs, credits for some of the courses taken in each program are shared and applied toward both degrees. Thus the total number of credits a student needs to earn two degrees is reduced, compared with enrolling in the two degree programs separately.
Global Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) at Yonsei Business School
- • One year of full-time residence (fall through summer) at Yonsei University
- • The Global M.B.A. degree requires 51 credits. Of those, a student takes 30 credits at Yonsei and receives 21 shared credits for courses taken at Stuart.
- • This is typically the first year of the dual degree program
Master of Science (M.S.) from Stuart School of Business
- • One academic year of full-time residence (fall and spring semesters) at Illinois Tech
- • Degree options: M.S. in Finance, M.S. in Marketing Analytics, or M.S. in Environmental Management and Sustainability
- • Each of the M.S. degrees requires 33 credits. Of those, a student takes 24 credits at Stuart and receives 9 shared credits for courses taken at Yonsei.
Application for Dual Degree Program
To apply for the Illinois Tech/Yonsei University Dual Degree program, submit your application:
Note for all applicants: If you are applying for the Stuart M.S. in Finance program or M.S. in Marketing Analytics program, you must choose "Yonsei Dual Degree” in the cohort drop down menu. If you are applying for the Stuart M.S. in Environmental Management and Sustainability program, you must choose "Yonsei Dual Degree EMS” in the cohort drop down menu.
For U.S.-based applicants: You do not need to submit the same application materials to Yonsei University. Illinois Tech will share the application materials with Yonsei University and make a joint admission decision. Even in the case that Yonsei University declines admission, Illinois Tech may still admit an applicant to one of the Stuart M.S. programs.
For Yonsei University students: To apply to the dual degree program, you must complete two applications, one at Yonsei University and one at Illinois Tech. Use the cohort application link to upload all documents and submit your application to Illinois Tech.
Programs Recognized for Excellence
Rank in the U.S. of the M.S. in Marketing Analytics Program
TFE Times (2020)
International Ranking of the Global M.B.A. Program
Times Higher Education/Wall Street Journal (2018)
Rank in the U.S. of the M.S. in Finance Program
TFE Times (2020)