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Yonsei University

Yonsei University, located just 20 minutes away from the Seoul metropolitan area, is Korea's oldest and most international university. See it for yourself.

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Program Overview

About Yonsei University

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As the oldest university in Korea, Yonsei University traces its roots back to April 10, 1885, when, by Royal Decree, King Kojong opened the first modern hospital. Yonsei University was established in 1957 when Yonsei University and the Severance Union Medical College and Hospital were formally united, and the new institution was renamed as Yonsei University, derived from the first two syllables of the two institutions. Yonsei is particularly fortunate to have a spacious and well-wooded campus located just 20 minutes away from the economic, political, and cultural centers of the Seoul metropolitan area. It has 18 graduate schools, 19 colleges, and 111 subsidiary institutions. With its student body comprised of the top 1 percent of high school graduates in Korea, Yonsei University is proud of its long history as the leading institution of higher education in Korea, as well as of its reputation as the most international university in Korea. The University has over 36,000 undergraduate students and over 1,500 full time faculty members.

 

Term Dates

Yonsei University offers IBEX opportunities in fall and spring semesters.

  • Fall semester: mid-August to mid-December
  • Spring semester: mid-February to mid-June

Dates are approximate and may be subject to change.

 

Housing and Living Costs

  • Housing: on- and off-campus housing is available, and prices ranges between KRW 1,456,000 – 2,565,000/semester.
  • Meals: approximately KRW 400,000 – 600,000/month.
  • Books: approximately KRW 150,000 – 250,000/semester.
  • Transportation: approximately KRW 50,000 – 100,000/month.

KRW = South Korean won

Find out more about IBEX tuition, housing and other logistics.

 

Language of Instruction

English and Korean

 

Student Services

The student services available to exchange students include:

  • International Buddy Program
  • Activities organized by the Division of International Education and Exchange
  • Student clubs and organizations 

Academic Information

If you are accepted to IBEX, you will attend two individual advising meetings to plan and revise your schedule: one with NYU Stern Academic Advising and one with the NYU Stern International Programs team. As you build your academic schedule for your semester abroad, carefully review and consider the following course information.

 

IBEX Course Information

  • You may take a full semester of business classes while abroad on IBEX.
  • Leave room for at least two general electives in your schedule. This allows you to:
    • Take interesting, location-specific courses not offered at Stern, and
    • Have more flexibility during the course registration process.
  • Reference the IBEX Course Guide: What you can or cannot take.
    • You can take a maximum of two classes per concentration.
    • Accounting courses cannot be taken for credit toward the Accounting or CPA majors/concentrations.
    • All IBEX grades will transfer back to NYU Stern as Pass/Fail.

 

Previously Approved Courses

  • Listed below are courses that were taken previously by Stern IBEX students and have already been approved for a specific NYU equivalent.
  • There is no guarantee that the courses listed here will be offered during the specific semester you study abroad. It is important to be flexible. Have a Plan A and Plan B and the space to take some electives.
  • If a course is already listed below as approved, it does not need to be reviewed again, unless you want to see if it will count towards a new requirement.

 

Finding New Courses

  • You are not limited to only taking the courses listed on this page.
  • If you see a course on Yonsei’s website that you would like to take, but is not listed below, you must submit the syllabus to Stern’s International Exchanges & Special Programs team for approval.
  • Once Yonsei publishes its confirmed courses for the semester you will be attending, you can revise your list as needed based on what is being offered.

 

List of Approved Courses

List of Approved Courses

Course Title Abroad

NYU Credits

Course Equivalent at NYU

Semester Taken

BIZ2121 Production and Operations Management

3

OPMG-UB 1 Operations Management

Fall 2013, Spring 2013, Fall 2017

BIZ3189 Management Information Systems

3

INFO-UB.1 - Info Tech in Bus & Society

Fall 2018

BIZ3162 Money and Banking 3 Advanced Finance Elective Fall 2021

YCJ1005 Game-Theoretic Strategy and Financial Engineering

3

Advanced Finance Elective

Fall 2017

IEE3347 Corporate Finance

3

Advanced Finance Elective

Fall 2017

ECO4865 Real Estate Finance and Economics

3

Advanced Finance Elective (Student cannot take FINC-UB 39 Real Estate Primary Markets upon their return)

Fall 2019

ECO3130 International Money and Finance

3

Advanced Finance Elective

Fall 2019

BIZ4131 Global Business Environment 3 Advanced Global Business Elective Fall 2021
ECO3112 Korean Economy 3 Advanced Global Business Elective Fall 2021

BIZ3126-02 Consumer Behavior

3

MKTG-UB 2 - Consumer Behavior

Fall 2017

BIZ3135 International Marketing

3

MKTG-UB 64 Global Marketing Strategy

Fall 2018

IEE3349 Advertising

3

Advanced Marketing Elective

Fall 2018

BIZ3134 International Management

3

MGMT-UB 4 International Business Management

Fall 2018

EEE4470 Computer Network

3

Advanced Computing & Data Sciences Elective

Fall 2018

LIS4808 Informatics and Data Science

3

Advanced Statistics Elective

Fall 2017

STA2104 Computer Programming

3

Advanced Statistics Elective, Non-Stern General Elective

Fall 2017, Fall 2018

STA3108 Survival Analysis

3

Advanced Statistics Elective

Fall 2017

STA3126 Mathematical Statistics (1)

3

Advanced Statistics Elective

Fall 2017

BIZ3197 Introduction to Business Analytics

3

MULT-UB.7 - Decision Models and Analytics

Fall 2018

Intensive Korean Language (Level 1) 6 General Non-Stern Elective Fall 2021
Intensive Korean Language (Level 2) 6 General Non-Stern Elective Fall 2021
Intensive Korean Language (Level 3) 6 General Non-Stern Elective Fall 2021
Intensive Korean Language (Level 4) 6 General Non-Stern Elective  Fall 2021
IEE3329 Brain, Cognition and Daily Life 3 General Non-Stern Elective Fall 2021
IEE3317 Media Communication in Korea 3 General Non-Stern Elective Fall 2021

ASP3030 Food and Culture in Asia

3

General Non-Stern Elective

Fall 2019

IEE1154 Korean Popular Culture and Korean Wave

3

General Non-Stern Elective

Fall 2017

IEE2084 Korean Food and Culture

3

General Non-Stern Elective

Fall 2018

IEE2021 Korean Traditional Music and Culture

3

General Non-Stern Elective

Fall 2019

IEE3341 Korean (1)

3

General Non-Stern Elective 

Fall 2019

IEE3371 Understanding K-POP

3

General Non-Stern Elective

Fall 2019

IEE3580 Korean Government and Public Policy

3

General Non-Stern Elective

Fall 2017

UIC3587 Culture, Media, and the Politics of Beauty

3

General Non-Stern Elective

Fall 2019

IEE3107 Pre-Modern Korean History 3 Cultures and Contexts  Fall 2021
IEE3149 Philosophy in East Asian Literature 3 Texts and Ideas Fall 2021
ELL4921 Modernity and the Idea of the Sacred 3 Texts and Ideas Fall 2021
ELL3929 Utopian Literature and Thought 3 Text and Ideas Fall 2021

IEE3330-01 International Management

3

International Business Management (ISP Equivalent)

Fall 2017

ISM2105-01 International Economics

3

ECON-UB 11 Economics of Global Business (EGB)

Fall 2017

BIZ4183 Business Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility: A Psychological Approach

3

SOIM-UB 12 Professional Responsibility & Leadership (PRL)

Fall 2018