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Dec. 23, 2005
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EMU partners with university in Korea for dual undergraduate business degree

YPSILANTI - Eastern Michigan University recently became the first institution in the United States to sign a dual undergraduate degree agreement with a university in Korea. EMU’s College of Business signed the deal with Keimyung University (KMU) in Daegu, Korea in December.

“This is the first agreement of its kind in Korea and will bring major benefits to both colleges,” said David Mielke, dean of EMU’s College of Business. “This will continue to build EMU’s international presence. The partnership between the two universities will initially impact the business schools at EMU and KMU but could be expanded to other colleges of the two universities.”

Eastern Michigan University is currently ranked seventeenth in the U.S. for Master’s level universities for the number of international students, said Mielke.

“This new agreement demonstrates our commitment to increase that number and to improve our position,” Mielke said.

Selected students will complete their first two years of study at KMU and then transfer to the COB to complete their last the two years of the program.  Students will receive undergraduate degrees from both EMU and KMU. The first students will be enrolled at EMU in January 2007 and it is expected that the program will have 80 students once it is fully operational in 2008.

Keimyung University is a comprehensive university that has a medical school, hospital, as well as colleges of business administration, education, law, engineering, nursing and arts and sciences.  KMU currently has 30,000 undergraduate and graduate students,

Many of the Korean students selected for the program are expected to enroll in a new month long intensive English program slated to start this summer at EMU, Mielke said.  The students will study advanced English and participate in a number of activities to acclimate them to U.S. culture.

Eastern Michigan University is a public, comprehensive university that offers programs in the arts, sciences and professions. EMU prepares students with the intellectual skills and practical experiences to succeed in their careers and lives, and to be better citizens.

 

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Eastern Michigan University is a public, comprehensive university that offers programs in the arts, sciences and professions. EMU prepares students with the intellectual skills and practical experiences to succeed in their career and lives, and to be better citizens.

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