Overview

In modern times, Silicon Valley's venture capital has led the Internet and mobile revolution, creating numerous innovative companies including Apple, Google, Amazon, and Facebook, and radically transforming our lives. The Venture Capital and Private Equity (VC&PE) MBA aims to cultivate professionals (examiners and investment managers) or who want to start and operate VC and PE firms. Faculty members include incumbent LP and GP (VC&PE Firm) and industry (AI, fintech, entertainment, games, etc.) experts. Courses focus on acquiring practical knowledge such as accounting and finance basics, financial modeling, investment examination, reporting, investment proposal preparation, fundraising techniques, strategic planning, new business development, and marketing of large and mid-sized companies. Founded in 1969, Franklin University Switzerland (FUS) is the only university in the world accredited in both Switzerland and the United States. The program is delivered in about thirty percent English and seventy percent in Korean language. AI Big Data and Digital Finance specializations are also available with a dual-degree from FUS.


Degree Overview

The Venture Capital and Private Equity MBA curriculum is designed with courses in 1) general business administration and 2) VC&PE specialization, and 3) FUS requirements. To fulfill the requirements for the this dual-degree MBA, participants must successfully complete studies worth 36 credits. Studies include 25.5 major credits, a thesis (3 credits), and overseas courses at FUS (7.5 credits). The MBA can be completed in 18 months. The program has a modular structure and follows a two-week learning cycle with some courses delivered in English, but most in Korean. Courses are delivered on Fridays, 18:30-22:20 and Sat, 08:30-17:20.

COMPONENT
MODULES
CREDITS
Major Courses
17
25.5
FUS Courses
3
4.5
Bootcamp at FSU
2
3
Thesis
2
3
TOTAL
24
36
Note: One module is comprised of total 24 hours (1.5 credits per module).

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VC&PE Bootcamp

The VC&PE Bootcamp is held for approximately two weeks in August each year at the FUS campus in Switzerland. During the bootcamp, you will interact with executives from leading tech companies and gain hands-on working experience with both venture capital and private equity fund technologies.

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Admissions

The application period for studies beginning March 1st, 2021 to the VC&PE MBA dual-degree with Franklin University, Switzerland is available until January 11th, 2021. You are eligible to apply if you meet the criteria listed below. Start your electronic application by clicking the "apply online" button.

Eligibility

Bachelors Degree

Undergraduate (or expected graduate) degree from an accredited college or university.

Documents

  • Application Checklist
  • Application Form
  • Consent to Release Information Form
  • Statement of Purpose Form
  • Copy of Diploma
  • Official Transcripts
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Recommendation Letter
  • Official English Proficiency Test Certificate (TOEIC Score Above 700)
  • FUS Application Form
  • FUS Motivation Letter
  • Passport Size Photo
  • Copy of Passport

Fees

Application fee

30,000 won

Tuition

9.7 million won per semester

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