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Dual Degree Programs

To give our students more opportunities in maintaining an international constitution, the KAIST Graduate School of Finance & Accounting (KGSFA) initiated dual degree programs in 2007 with the William E. Simon Graduate School of Business Administration at the University of Rochester and the CASS Business School at the City University London. In 2008, Michigan State University was added to our listing. We will continue to expand our students' international exposure. In the forthcoming years, we expect more schools to be added.

Application period for the Dual Degree program is same as KGSFA's 'Global Study Program' which commonly done during the summer of the 1st year.

Depending on the school choice of the 'Dual Degree' program, students choose their 2nd semester's courses to fulfill prerequisite requirements of their choice of schools.

City University London, CASS Business School

Located in the heart of London, CASS Business School (CASS) offers opportunities to experience the capital’s academic, cultural, and business life. As the gateway to one of the world's most dynamic financial and commercial centers, CASS realizes a fundamental belief that business is both a practical and theoretical discipline. Students remain for Period Two and Period Three and complete ten courses. Or the students may take six courses and write a thesis to get a MSc Degree at CASS.

Possible degree a students can receive is among these six(3) majors: MSc Quantitative Finance, MSc Financial Mathematics, MSc Mathematical Trading & Finance, MSc Investment Management, MSc Real Estate Investment, Energy, Trade & Finance.

English requirements are IELTS 7.0 or above with writing section no less than 6.5.

Also one must not have 'F' grade in the 1st year of study at the KAIST.

Michigan State University, Eli Broad School of Business

As a member of the Big Ten Schools, Michigan State University (MSU) offers a wide choice of activities and interdisciplinary opportunities. MSU is ranked 23rd in "Best U.S. Schools" by The Financial Times and ranked 19th by Forbes.

Student seeking a dual degree with MSU must meet the admission requirements. Students will enter in January and are expected to finish the MSF degree in eight months. During this period, students are expected to earn a minimum of 30 credits, among which 9 credits may be transferred from KAIST Graduate School of Finance.

English requirement is IBT TOEFL 80 with writing section no less than 19.

University of Rochester, William E. Simon Graduate School of Business

Founded in 1850, the University of Rochester is one of the United States' leading private universities. The school is located in upper New York State south of Lake Ontario. The Rochester metropolitan area is in the second largest economy and Rochester is the third largest city in the New York State, behind New York City.

Students will enter the program in January. They will take courses in Winter, Spring, and Summer Quarters (8 months), and receive an MSc Degree in Finance from the William E. Simon School (SIMON). Students will be officially enrolled at both the KGSF and SIMON during the duration of the program.

To be eligible for the dual degree, students must take approximately 10 courses in SIMON and complete a total of 54 credits combined in KGSF and SIMON. Three credits in SIMON are equivalent to two credits in KAIST. Ten courses in SIMON will total 30 credits for SIMON and 20 credits for KAIST if each course taken at SIMON is worth three credit hours.

English requirements are IBT TOEFL 95 or above and GMAT 600 and above.

Also one must not have 'F' grade in the 1st year of study at the KAIST.

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City University London (CASS Business School)
  • MSc in Quantitative Finance,
  • MSc in Investment,
  • MSc in Energy, Trade & Finance
Michigan State University (Eli Broad College of Business) MSc in Finance
University of Rochester (Simon Business School) MSc in Finance
Contact : Joo, Sunhee ( shjoo2006@business.kaist.ac.kr )

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