|Title||Sogang Business School signed the MOU on Dual Degrees Program with University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign|
Sogang Business School signed the MOU on Dual Degrees Program
with University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Sogang Business School signed the MOU on dual degrees, MBA and MS in Accountancy, with University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, on May 14.
▲ University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
This dual degree program, a program that has been discussed for more than a year between the two schools, will enable students at Sogang MBA to study at Sogang for one year and then study at the department of Accountancy at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign for the next year—they would receive MBA and MS in Accountancy degrees from the two schools.
Following the existing dual degree program with University of Illinois for MS in Technology Management, MBA students at Sogang are now able to have dual degrees in accountancy, thanks to the expansion of the range of the dual degree program. Other top-tier MBA programs of Krannert Business School at Purdue University, Marshall Business School at the University of Southern California, and Cass Business School in London have dual degree programs in partnership with Sogang and the programs provide ample opportunities for our students to participate in various programs.
The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has been the partner school that has the most sustainable and active academic partnership with Sogang Business School, among all U.S. partner universities. In particular, the dual degree program with MS in Technology Management at the University of Illinois, which was initiated in 2008, has given dual degrees to 15 Sogang students so far and it is projected that this close relation between the two schools will be maintained. The Sogang Business School-University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign dual degree program on MS in Accountancy demonstrates the expanded academic partnership of the two schools by relying on the existing dual degree programs.
The Gies College of Business at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign has the Business Accreditation of AACSB, and the MS in Accountancy program has the Accounting Accreditation of AACSB that is not common even in the U.S. According to 2017 U.S. News & World Report, it is one of the top 4 accounting education program in the U.S. and the rate of successful applicants for the AICPA was 75%, the figure that is a way higher than the average rate of 50%. This shows the high quality of education and it is expected that this program will serve as a shortcut for Sogang students to obtain the AICPA.