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Graduation Requirements

  Core Elective Case Writing Total GPA
1-year MBA 12 credits or above 24 credits or above 4 credits 40 credits 3.0 or above
2-year MBA 12 credits or above 24 credits or above 4 credits 40 credits None
2-year M.Sc. 12 credits or above 24 credits or above 4 credits 40 credits None

*It is also necessary to satisfy following requirements:

  • Completion of Case Writing
  • Earning grades A, B or C in all courses which satisfy the graduation requirements
  • Register and complete all mandatory courses

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Graduate School of Management


Course Requirements General Management Program, Business Consultant Program, Global Leader Program (1 year MBA, 2 year MBA, M.Sc. in Management)

Core Courses 6 classes 12 credits, or more
Elective Courses 12 classes 24 credits or more

Case Writing
4 credits
Seminar Ⅰ,Ⅱ,Ⅲ,Ⅳ
Total 40 credits or more

* Other requirements for completion:
2 years of enrollment
Completion and success of Case Writing;
Earning grades A, B or C in all courses which satisfy the graduation requirements.
* Other requirements are added to Business Consultant Program. The requirements above are for completion of Masters in Management.
* 1 year MBA program needs additional requirements for completion.

Criteria for completion of Case Writing

  • The case must meets the standard of usage from a third party:
    • Purpose and value is clear to readers
    • Position of the protagonist is clear
    • Notes meets the standard for master’s thesis
    • Utilizes diversified authorities
    • Theories used are cited appropriately
    • References are described clearly
    • Notes have a unique perspective

Graduate School of Finance and Accounting


Course Requirements  Finance and Accounting
Tax Law
Core Courses 6 classes 12 credits or more
Elective Cources 10 classes 20 credits or more
Seminar Ⅰ,Ⅱ,Ⅲ,Ⅳ 4 classes 8 credits 
Master’s thesis
Total 40 classes or more

Other requirements for completion:
2 years or more enrollment;
Completion and success of Case Writing;
Earning grades A, B or C in all courses which satisfy the graduation requirements.

Criteria for completion of Master’s Thesis

The thesis will be evaluated with regards to its theme, novelty, academic or practical purpose, including ethics.

5 The thesis fully meets novelty, academic and practical significance, including ethics.

4 The thesis sufficiently meets novelty, academic and practical purpose, including ethics.

3 The thesis meets academic significance, while it does not fully meet novelty and practical significance.

2 The thesis meets novelty and practical significance, while it does not fully meet academic significance.

1 The thesis does not meet novelty and academic and practical significance.

The methodology will be evaluated with rationality, versatility, ethical and global perspective etc.

5 Bibliographic survey is highly conducted and researched in a logical, ethical and global perspective.

4 Bibliographic survey is sufficiently conducted and researched in a logical, ethical and global perspective.

3 Bibliographic survey is sufficiently conducted, while methodology needs to be improved.

2 Bibliographic survey is biased against secondary information and methodology needs to be improved.

1 Bibliographic survey is biased against secondary information and methodology is not sufficient.

Outcome, academic and practical usability/application will be evaluated with regards to the following:

5 Academic and practical contribution is significantly high and have uniqueness.

4 Academic and practical contribution is high and have uniqueness.

3 Academic and practical contribution is met, while uniqueness is not sufficient.

2 Academic and practical contribution is partially met.

1 Academic and practical contribution is not sufficient.

The structure, logic, and clarity of the thesis will be evaluated with regards to the following:

5 The coherence, logic and clarity of the composition are remarkable.

4 Logically and clearly described in a coherent structure.

3 Logic meets satisfactory standards, while it contains unclear statements.

2 Insufficient logic or inappropriate paper style, for example, figures and references.

1 Thesis is not sufficient as it contains many spelling errors and unclear contexts.