• KUBS TNT Program Open for Application!
    KUBS TNT Program Open for Application!

    ■KUBS TNT Program
    - Period: Sep 7, 2015 ~ Dec 11, 2015
    - 1(tutor):3(tutee), Twice a week
    - Study subjects will be selected from Major required subjects

    ■Eligibility (Tutee)
    - KUBS undergrad students who have trouble in studying Business Major
    - Priority on freshman and sophomore, Academic warning students

    ■Eligibility (Tutor)
    - KUBS undergrad students whose GPA is over 3.5
    - Priority on Junior and Senior Students
    - Scholarship: 400,000won/Mon

    ■Contact KUBS Office of Academic Affairs (3290-2703)
  • Recruitment for 2015 fall semester Global MBA Program
    Recruitment for 2015 fall semester Global MBA Program
    Recruitment for 2015 Global MBA


    Notice of Acceptance for Document Examining: May 8th(Fri.) 15:00 KST

    Interview: May 16th(Sat.)

    Announcement of Acceptance for Successful Candidates: May 29th(Fri.) 15:00 KST

  • KUBS Earns 2nd Consecutive 5-Year AACSB Re-Accreditation
    KUBS Earns 2nd Consecutive 5-Year AACSB
    The Korea University Business School (KUBS) has maintained its business accreditation by AACSB International—The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. Founded in 1916, AACSB International is the longest serving global accrediting body for business schools that offer undergraduate, master's, and doctoral degrees in business and accounting.
  • World-Class Facilities
    World-Class Facilities
    World-Class Facilities

    KUBS offers world-class educational facilities in three buildings equipped with the latest technology and effective infrastructure. With the new Hyundai Motor Hall, completed in 2013, KUBS plans to become a benchmark university of Korea and beyond.

  • Becoming Global with Korea's Best
    Becoming Global with Korea's Best
    Becoming Global with Korea's Best

    As the best in Korea, KUBS strives to become an ever more attractive place for academics and students from around the world.

NOTICE for CREDIT WITHDRAWAL for Fall Semester, 2015
Credit withdrawal for Fall Semester 2015 is possible at the KU PORTAL site as follows.   1. Students are allowed to withdraw a maximum of 6 credits from the courses they have earned, including courses receiving the grade of 'S,' only once before he/she graduate. 2. Students who have registered for at least 7 previous semesters and earned 102 (106) credits or more are eligible. (For students who transferred with a prior BA degree, only seniors may apply). 3. Application Period: 1st : 9.28(Mon) 10:00 – 10.19(Mon) 09:00 2nd : 12.14(Mon) 10:00 - 1. 4(Mon) 09:00 4. Credit Withdrawal Procedure: Log in the KU PORTAL (Korean page only) (http:// portal.korea.ac.kr) and click 학적/졸업 -> 성적사항 -> 취득학점포기 (Credit Withdrawal). Choose courses to delete credits and click check box. Review your selection and click 신청 (Submit) button.   NOTES 1. Once you have submitted your credit withdrawal application, you will be unable to make for the changes or retract your selection. 2. Required course(s) are excluded from the credit withdrawal so that you will continue to be eligible to graduate from Korea University. 3. For the course(s) that students have withdrawn credit(s) from, the course grade will be abbreviated to 'W' (Credit Withdrawn) on the official transcript. 4. Students cannot withdraw credits that are being retaken, nor retake course(s) that had its credits withdrawn.   * Due to revisions in Academic Regulations & Policies, up to six credits may be withdrawn when repeating a class is not possible due to its abolition(Applied for the courses completed beginning from the first semester of academic year 2014)                                                                         2015. 9                                                 Vice President for Academic Affairs    
Sep 15, 2015
2015-2 KUBS TNT (Tutor & Tutee) Program Open for Application
Korea University Business School is now accepting application from students who would like to join ‘KUBS TNT (Tutor & Tutee) Program’ as a tutor or tutee. Tutor will help tutee who has trouble in studying business major subject and scholarship will be awarded to tutor. Students who need help to study (including international students) can apply for this program as tutee. 1) Eligibility Tutor KUBS undergraduate students whose GPA is over 3.5 Grade, Application documents and Family situations will be considered Priority on Junior and Senior Students Tutee KUBS undergraduate students who have trouble in studying Business Major Subject(including international students) Students whose grade is low but are willing to improve their grade (including students who received academic warning) Priority on freshman and sophomore 2) Program period and process Program period: Sep 14, 2015 ~ Dec 11, 2015, 12 weeks Ratio of tutor to tutee: 1:3 (Group member: 2-4 students, tutee can be added during the semester) Program schedule: Twice in a week, at least 2hours per each study(Study time will be determined based on the schedule of tutor & tutee, and classroom availability) Study subjects will be selected from Major required subjects Weekly report should be submitted to assigned TA(조교) every week. Semester report should be submitted to assigned TA until Dec 21, 2015 The format of weekly and semester report will be posted later. Assigned TA will check report and attendance. If the study schedule should be changed, Group members should contact the TA first. 3) Scholarship for tutor 400,000won / month (2hours per each study, twice a week / schedule can be adjustable) If the tutor is dishonest, scholarship will be terminated. (ex) Cancel the class without notice, Tutee program dropout, Delayed weekly report submission) 4) Number of Tutor and Tutee Tutor 14 students Tutee TBA Ratio of tutor to tutee: 1:3 Team matching will be done by administrative office based on the students’ GPA, major, language, and study plan 5) How to apply Online application (should be printed before submission!), Transcript , Application form(attached) Application period: Throughout the semester Application process: Application link! (* Online application also should be submitted as printed version) 6) Contact : Business School, Office of Academic affairs (3290-2703)
Sep 15, 2015
Special Lecture: Youngsuk Chi, Chairman of Elsevier
Special Guest Lecture: “Global Pioneer in Publishing” Youngsuk Chi, Chairman of Elsevier Held on September 7 (Mon.) at the LG-POSCO Building, Supex Hall - Theme: "People, Choices and Leadership"   On September 7 (Mon.), 14:00 at the LG-POSCO Building 4th Floor Supex Hall, Korea University Business School (KUBS)(Dean = Dong-One Kim) invited Youngsuk Chi, Chairman of Elsevier and "global pioneer in publishing", for a special guest lecture. Around 200 individuals were in attendance.    Chairman Youngsuk Chi lectured on the theme of "People, Choices and Leadership", while sharing his experiences and secrets to success in becoming the chairman of a leading publishing company in the global information industry. KUBS invites the CEOs of global companies for special lectures each year in order to provide opportunities for students to develop their global leadership and business mindsets. So far, some of the most famous speakers who have visited KUBS include Alvin Toffler, Jim Rogers, and Carly Fiorina, among others.     Before beginning his speech, Chairman Youngsuk Chi asked if anyone in the audience knew of Claude Monet, Pierre Auguste Renoir, and Edgar De Gas. As many answered that they did, he asked an additional question whether anyone knew of Durand Ruel. This time the audience was silent. Chairman Chi explained that, "After recognizing the value of impressionist works early on, at a time when they were considered 'abnormal' in France, Durand Ruel achieved great success as an art dealer in the United States after collecting 5000 pieces of art, even some of which were incomplete" and "he is a figure that business students must know." He continued by saying, "while collectors of vested interests adhered to old-fashioned pieces, Durand Ruel, on the other hand, took notice of the potential of experimental and creative artists and was able to find success in the new American market" and "Elsevier and other publishing companies must gain insight from this collector in order to find success." Chairman Chi explained the present situation by saying that, "The publishing world changed drastically over the past few years as we shifted from the Gutenberg's movable type era to the digital world" and "the age of correcting printed manuscripts before publishing has come to an end and we are now living in a very interesting time where everything is done on computers." According to Chairman Chi, the current trend in publishing consists of novels and poem books, education publishing for children and adolescents, and academic profession publishing, each occupying about one third of the market. Chairman Chi remarked, “Due to the change in the publishing environment, everyone here in the audience can become a publisher” and “more than half of the top 10 professional journals in each field worldwide, written by 1 or more authors, is being disseminated to various countries through international partnerships.” Chairman Chi selected expansion, experience, and engagement as the three key words that helped in getting over the crisis of the rapidly changing publishing environment to develop even further. He emphasized that, “In an environment where over 50% of the people utilize digital devices to access text, publishing companies must not be limited to paper and they must be able to provide the right content, at the right time, and in the right context” and “this is the same as if a car did not simply function as a car or if a mobile phone did not merely have calling capabilities.” He stressed the importance of experience by saying, “Watching the World Cup with 4 friends in front of a TV is an entirely different experience than watching it with thousands of others in the middle of the city” and “as we are living in an era that values experience, overlooking its importance will result in failure.” Regarding the last key word, engagement, Chairman Chi explained that, “Although in the past, I used to consider one-sided sales as important, my thoughts have changed a great deal after spending a long time in publishing” and “it is also important to strengthen deep, long-term engagement through multi-directional interactions considering the author, reader, and other various individuals.” Chairman Chi ended his lecture with a message by saying, “Innovation will always be needed by the present and the future” and “I hope you, the future leaders of the world, will challenge yourselves by always pursuing innovation.”  The lecture was followed by eager questions from the audience. In response to one student’s question on how he overcame his moments of failure and discouragement, Chairman Chi emphasized the “importance of relationships.” “When I look back at my moments of failure and discouragement, I had not maintained my human relations very well” and “problems arose when I did not take care of my colleagues and coworkers and was not honest with them.” He continued by saying, “Although I had many moments of failure, and certainly more than one, as a PMA (Positive Mental Attitude) type of person, I try to solve any issues through positive thinking” and “if you control your mind and thinking with positivity, you can surely overcome any failures that you may encounter.”  CEO special lecturer, Chairman Youngsuk Chi, earned his bachelor’s in economics from Princeton University, his MBA from Columbia University, and his honorary doctorate from Sejong University. He previously served as the chief secretary of the CEO at American Express, President and Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Ingram Book Group, President of Random House and Chairman of Random House Asia, and the first Asian President of the International Publishers Association (IPA). He is currently the Chairman of the global publishing company, Elsevier. With its headquarters based in Amsterdam, Netherlands, Elsevier is the world’s largest publishing company that provides literature in the fields of science, technology, and health with over 7000 employees in 24 branches around the world. 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Sep 16, 2015
Korea University ranked the First in the employment rate among business schools of private universities
Korea University ranked the First in the employment rate among business schools of private universities   According to the government's official announcement of employment rate of each university, Korea University Business School (Dean Dong-one Kim) ranked the first in the employment rate among business schools of private universities. Korea University Business School scored 85.5% in the employment rate, which is much higher than that of Yonsei University (77.5%) and Sungkyunkwan University (76.7%). This is the result of the survey conducted by the Ministry of Education, asking the university students graduating from February 2014 to August 2013. Dean of KUBS Dong-One Kim commented, "The factor of high employment rate is that students who graduated from KUBS possess the courtesy and good personality that domestic companies require. Our Business School takes 'Business for Society' as a top priority in education." The Hankyung Business Weekly's 'National Business School Evaluation' targeting human resources managers in top 200 companies shows that KUBS has ranked the first in the areas of organization adaptability, sincerity and responsibility for seven consecutive years.   Korea University Business School offers a variety of career development services that enable students to explore career paths that truly suit them by running its own Career Development Center(KUBS CDC). The notable examples include 'Alumni Mentoring' through which students can get practical advice from alumni working in the field that students are interested in, 'Career discovery' which provides opportunities to explore possible careers, and 'New Venture Competition' where students preparing for start-ups can meet and get mentoring from alumni entrepreneurs.  Meanwhile, the employment rate of the entire Korea University graduates was 69.3%, much higher than that of Seoul National University (61%), Yonsei University (64.1%), and Sungkyunkwan University (66.5%). Within Korea University, there are 6 departments with the employment rate above 90%: School of Civil, Environmental and Architectural Engineering (100%), School of Mechanical Engineering (90%), School of Industrial Management Engineering, Department of Spanish Language and Literature (94.3%), Department of Computer Education (92.9%), and College of Medicine (98.3%).
Apr 28, 2015
'Mentoring Program with Professors' held successfully for 2015 Spring semester
'Mentoring Program with Professors' held successfully for 2015 Spring semester    'Mentoring Program with Professors' for 2015 Spring semester was held for 3 days, on April 6th, 9th and 10th at Ahn Young Il Hall and KooKoo Seminar Room of LG-POSCO Hall. In total, 63 professors and 626 students participated in this event. 'Mentoring Program with Professors', a part of KUBS Mentoring System, was designed to close the distance between professors and students and to help students get advice on their studies and future careers. KUBS first introduced the Mentoring System in 2007 and started the Mentorship program with professors since 2011. Professor Weon Sang Yoo, one of the mentors at this event said, “Thanks to this mentoring program like the homeroom teacher system of the university, I could offer a career guidance to students. I often ask them what they want to be and why they chose business administration as their major, and also encourage them to apply for the student exchange program.” Lee Hyun Jung (Business Administration '13) said, “Students usually feel distance from professors, so it is difficult for us to meet them outside of class. This mentoring program which acts as a bridge between professors and students was very helpful and relieving as I could get more intimate advice from professors.” Professors of KUBS also added that students are always welcome to their offices. Professor Kwan Hee Yoo mentioned, “After this event, I could notice that students have a lot of things they want to ask us. I would love to meet them more often to share thoughts and concerns with them whenever they are in need of me." In addition, Professor Kim, Joonghyuk mentioned that "I could meet many students and deeply interact with them through this event. If students want to ask for advice, they are always welcome."  
Apr 28, 2015
KUBS has produced the greatest number of ‘Owner Entrepreneur’ as a single department-The cradle of CEOs in Korea
KUBS has produced the greatest number of ‘Owner Entrepreneur’ as a single department…The cradle of CEOs in Korea. On the basis of a survey of 239 domestic businesses, it has been proved that 17 people among 214 owner entrepreneurs graduated from Korea University Business School.   It has become known that KUBS has produced the largest number of owner entrepreneurs as a single department.   When the Korea CXO Institute analyzed the owner entrepreneurs at the level of chairmen of 239 major domestic groups, it has been found that the total number of owner entrepreneurs who graduated from KUBS is seventeen, which is regarded as the biggest number as a single department.   Yonsei University School of Business (14 graduates) and Seoul National University School of Law (6 graduates) followed. The owner entrepreneurs who graduated from our Business School include Huh, Chang Soo of GS Group, Christopher Koo (Koo Ja-yeol) of LS Group, Park, Mun Deok of HITEJINRO Co., Ltd, Cho Nam-ho of Hanjin Heavy Industries & Construction Holdings, Yoon Kim of Samyang Holdings Corporation and Vice Chairman Chung Ui-Seon of Hyundai Motor Company.   It has been announced that Seoul National University (47 business owners) is at the top of the list for having produced owner entrepreneurs, followed by Korea University (27 owner entrepreneurs) and Yonsei University (26 owner entrepreneurs).   According to surveys, the top major at universities that owner entrepreneurs have chosen is Business Administration (66 graduates – 30.8%), followed by Economics (15 graduates), Law (12 graduates) and Public Administration (6 graduates).   It is indicated that those who majored in business administration·economics·commerce and trade account for 46.8% (89 graduates), followed by graduates of natural sciences & engineering accounting for 27.4% (52 graduates) and graduates of humanities & social sciences (including arts & physical education) accounting for 25.8% (49 graduates).   In particular, it is impressive that owner entrepreneurs who graduated from our Business School belong to sports associations. The Chairman of Hyundai Development Company Mong-Gyu Chung is the president of the Korea Football Association (KFA); Chairman of Heesung Group Koo Bon-neung is the President of Korea Baseball Organization (KBO); Vice Chairman of Hyundai Motor Company Chung Ui-Seon is the President of Korea Archery Association; Chairman of LS Group Christopher Koo (Koo Ja-yeol) is the President of Korea Cycle Federation; and Chairman of Halla Group Chung Mong-won is the President of Korea Ice Hockey Association. The Chairman of GS Group Huh, Chang Soo is also the owner of FC Seoul. Chairman Koo Bon-neung was the former baseball player, whose role was the outfielder in middle school, and Chairman Christopher Koo (Koo Ja-yeol) is well known that he won the first Asian title to complete Trans Alps, which implies he has reached full maturity in his abilities.   CXO chief O Il-sun in charge of surveys mentioned, “Owner entrepreneurs who graduated from Korea University Business School have a special interest towards sports.” “It can be inferred that their strong will, endurance, challenge spirit, organizational capability and strategy can be applied to management,” he added.
Apr 20, 2015
Matriculation ceremony held for the 99th class of KUBS CEO Academy
Matriculation ceremony held for the 99th class of KUBS CEO Academy  Matriculation ceremony for the 99th class of KUBS CEO Academy (KCA) was held on April 10th in LG-POSCO Supex Hall. KCA freshmen and 70 school authorities including Dean of KUBS Dong-One Kim, President of KCA Alumni Association Hyung-Koo Cho, Associate Dean Myeong-Hyeon Cho and KCA Program Director Hyoung Koo Moon attended the ceremony.     KCA is the succeeding program of BMP which was discontinued since 2011, but KUBS resumed from this year under the name of KCA in an effort to keep up with the globalization, nurture global talents and fulfill its social responsibility. Introduced in 1963, BMP was the first industrial-educational cooperation program in Korea and has produced 98th classes of students until 2011.   The ceremony was held in the order of the Pledge of Allegiance to the nation, guest introductions, the Dean's speech, and the congratulatory speech of President of KCA Alumni Association Hyung-Koo Cho. Dean of KUBS Dong-One Kim said, “KCA offers both theoretical and practical education course. Special talks as well as realistic company cases will also be covered in the lecture. In addition, students will be able to benefit from extensive human relation networking across private companies, government and public enterprises.”   President of KCA Alumni Association Hyung-Koo Cho added, "I was deeply moved when BMP was authorized to resume last December (The 50th anniversary of BMP) with the invaluable help of BMP alumni. New students are privileged to have access to the best professors, facilities, and human relation networking, and their great efforts will finally come to fruition.” After the address, the ceremony was concluded with new students singing the college song in unison. 
Apr 10, 2015
KUBS Career Development Center won a grand prize for '2015 National Brand Awards' for three consecutive years
KUBS Career Development Center won a grand prize for '2015 National Brand Awards' for three consecutive years Sponsored by the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy and the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs, the Award recognized the KUBS Career Development Center as a world-class, high quality career service provider.        Korea University Business School Career Development Center(CDC) has been chosen as the winner of '2015 National Brand Awards' in the career development service sector for three years in a row. The awards ceremony was held in Christal Ball Room, Sogongdong Lotte Hotel, Seoul, on April 3rd at 10:30am. National Brand Awards, hosted by the National Brand Committee, is considered as the most honorary award in the brand survey area. This year, the award was sponsored by the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy and the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs, the Economist, and Joongang Ilbo. The survey was conducted from February 13th to 23rd and targeted at consumers aging from 16 using 6 criteria -  Awareness, Representativeness, Satisfaction, Loyalty, Global Competitiveness, and Overall Affinity - for the evaluation. In this survey, the KUBS CDC established itself as the provider of distinguished, high quality career service.   Korea University Business School runs its own Career Develeopment Center and offers customized career services to MBA as well as undergraduate students. The CDC fully supports students to achieve their career goals and successfully get employed. It also actively introduces talented people to companies. One of the most outstanding career services offered by the CDC is the 'Mentoring program', utilizing its extensive alumni networks to connect professors, alumni, and students together. In addition to this program, the CDC also offers opportunities for students to meet the alumni woking in the same sector that the students wish to work for in the future. It helps students to learn the values and virtues as future business leaders and to get invaluable advice for their study, career and employment. According to Eunjung Jung (Business Administration '13), "Thanks to the Mentoring program managed by the CDC, I could meet an entrepreneur alumnus who had experience in developing mobile applications and get advice from him. After that, I could come up with concrete career plans and start working as an intern at a start-up, laying foundations for my future career in service planning sector." She also mentioned, "The Mentoring program provided by the CDC was a turning point for me to move beyond daydreaming and challenge myself to pursue my dream for a start-up."   The CDC also provides fully individualized(customized) career development program. Undergraduates can benefit from a well organized 4-step career advancement program by graduation. Freshmen can take classes to write a proposal for their career development, and can also participate in a wide variety of seminars. In addition to this, special alumni talks, panel talks, internships and recommendations for hiring are all available to senior students. Furthermore, the CDC offers specialized programs for students to accumulate specific abilities for management, finance, and consulting. Along with these opportunities, students can also have domestic and international internship experience to be the next global talents.   As for MBA students, most of whom looking for career changes, customized career consulting programs are offered even before matriculation. Ranging from basic preparations including resume updates, job interview trainings, special talks by CEO and corporate experts to after-graduation follow-ups such as networking and employment assistance programs, various programs are offered by the CDC.   Dean of KUBS Dong-one Kim commented, "Korea University Business School is the only school that operates its own career development center, systematically manages and supports careers of students. We will fully support our students to be future global leaders with considerations for social responsibilities."            
Apr 06, 2015
​The relationship between corporate diversification and corporate social performance
​The relationship between corporate diversification and corporate social performance
Prof. Jingoo Kang Does diversification affect firm response to stakeholder demands and social issues? Despite extensive interest in corporate diversification in the strategy literature, the relationship between diversification and corporate social performance (CSP) remains largely unexplored. Both product and geographic diversification increase the range of stakeholder demands and social issues that firms face. In addition, according to findings of the diversification and stakeholder management literature, diversified firms have several reasons to respond to increasing stakeholder demands and social issues. Based on these observations, I propose that the level of diversification will be positively related to the CSP of firms. However, when diversified firms have a strong focus on short-term profit, it may discourage firm response to stakeholder demands and investment in social issues, thereby negatively moderating the positive relationship between the level of diversification and CSP. The sample for this study starts from 1,000 of the largest US firms i n term s of market capitalization. I chose large firms for my sample because these firms are more likely to pursue diversification, both product-wise and geographically, The social performance data for sample firms were collected from the Kinder, Lydenberg, Domini (KLD) Social Ratings database, which is a popular source of CSP measure in academic research. To construct other explanatory and control variables, I collected financial data from Compustat’s North America database and Compustat’ s Executive Compensation (Execucomp) database. Since the Execucomp database provides data from 1993 to 2006, the sample period is limites, accordingly. After the three databases were matched, the effective sample size was reduced to 511 firms. The effective sample size in the analysis was 3,044 observations. Empirical testing shows that the levels of unrelated and international diversification have a positive relationship with CSP, and that strong short-term profitability of diversified firms partially and negatively moderates the positive relationship between the level of diversification and CSP.
Aug 12, 2014
[2015 MBA Graduate Student Interview] The top of graduate of GMBA, Vincent Lee
Q. Tell us your impression of being named as the top graduate of GMBA program. Professor Se-Joon Hong told us at the very beginning that there is a reward for the top graduate of GMBA and consequently, I worked very hard to achieve it. There is no way however, I could have achieved this position without the help of my friends I worked with on school projects, and as such I am very grateful. Q. What did you mainly focus on to achieve this title while attending school? Our program is very intense with 8-week long courses. There are a number of assignments during those eight weeks with midterms and finals. This busy schedule keeps you constantly focused on the short-term goal of performing well. Q. Why did you choose Global MBA program 2 years ago? I chose it because of the school’s reputation as the top business school as well as the school’s strong alumni network. In addition, the program was only one year versus the standard two-year schedule in America. Q. How was your life as a student of Global MBA? I enjoyed socializing with diverse groups of people and many international as well as Korean graduate students. In addition, I tried to meet many people outside of our program. Life as a GMBA student is not an easy journey but it was very gratifying. Q. Which curriculum of Global MBA was helpful in your career? I wanted to focus on the areas where I was weaker. The most valuable classes I took were twofold. The first was Business Communication, where Professor Silvia Kozlovska helped me become much more confident in front of larger audiences. The second class was Uncertainty, Data & Decisions. Professor Byung Cho Kim made a highly analytical and data intensive class by emphasizing the valuable insights derived from the numbers. Q. Do you have any advice for your juniors who are studying at KUBS? Enjoy the program. Classes and grades are important but what’s more important are the relationships you build here and outside. I would encourage students to focus in class, work efficiently in groups, and with this efficiency, use your precious free-time well.  
Sep 23, 2015
Until you can turn that passion into reality,  Follow your passion!
Until you can turn that passion into reality, Follow your passion!
Jennifer Pak, a recent undergraduate alumna at Korea University Business School, is a fall 2013 participant in the White House Internship Program.  Throughout her undergraduate career, she completed internships at Bank of America Merrill Lynch Investment Banking in Seoul Finance Center and at a marketing company in Los Angeles, California. While attending school,  she worked as a freelancer Reporter and VJ for KBS World and Arirang TV, and volunteered for various service projects.  Before she transferred to Korea University, in 2009, she led up to 40,000 students into cheering as the Head Female Captain of Yonsei University Cheerleading Team, AKARAKA. When she graduated from business school  in the spring of 2013, she worked as a CSI Executive for Mercedes-Benz Korea Ltd in Seoul Square Building. Q. How are you able to get the opportunity to work at the White House?  I learned about the White House Internship Program after leaving Mercedes-Benz Korea Ltd. to pursue a different career track. I have always wanted to see what it was like to be on the other side; to be working in the public sector. I had never been exposed to politics and thought the White House would be an opportunity for me to see what it was like to work in the government. The timing was right so I took the initiative to apply for this internship. Q. What did you prepare to be an intern at the White House?  The selection process is competitive, but I highly recommend that anyone with an interest in public service consider applying. However, in order to be eligible for the White House Internship Program you must be a United States citizen. The online application requires one essay, one policy memorandum, 2 letters of recommendation, a resume, and a series of short-answer questions. I was accepted and assigned to the Office of Management and Administration. Being prepared is half the battle. Just like any other job interview preparation, I wrote out a list of potential interview questions, planned out my responses ahead of time, received some feedback, and did a mock  interview.  The best way to nail any interview is to practice, practice, and practice. Of course, I could not have gone through this without my recommendations, Korea University Business School Service Marketing Professor Janghyuk Lee and Bank of America Merrill Lynch Director and Korea General Counsel James Lee.  Q. Which curriculum of KUBS was helpful?  In spring 2011, I transferred to Korea University Business School as an undergrad. Some of the courses I personally enjoyed were Service Marketing, Venture Business, Process Innovation & IT, Principals of Corporate Finance, Information Security, Advertisement Management, Business Negotiation, and Business Strategy. Although our Business School is known for its numerous hours of tedious group projects and meetings, PowerPoint presentations, and HBS article analysis, it all taught me life lessons that helped me prepare for real life interaction the real world. After graduating, I realized that public service has shaped all aspects of my life at the university, friendships, person al growth, academic learning, and cultural experiences. I learned that there are no limits to service and every project expands not only to your knowledge but your heart, because of many of the wonderful people you meet. There is  no price to place on these valuable experiences. Q. Advice for your juniors who are studying at KUBS. I had a friend who once asked me, “Jennifer, do you know what the longest distance in life is? It’s from your mind to your heart. But do you know what the most difficult path in life is? It’s from your heart to your feet.”  He’s right. It is easier to talk than to do. Start networking. Build relationships. Gain work experience. Don’t be afraid to ask questions. Don’t trap yourself. Don’t scoff at the life choice of people around you. Be genuine. Be humble and always smile. Most importantly, follow your passion until you can turn that passion into reality. -Jennifer Pak, KUBS 06  
Jun 22, 2014
Lots of birds with just one stone
Lots of birds with just one stone - Studying abroad at KUBS - Studying abroad at Korea University Business School is arguably the best decision I’ve made while completing my degree. KUBS has created a first-class academic program that is built upon the school’s engaging faculty, accommodating facilities, and extensive print and electronic resources. Outside of classes, exchange and international students can join a variety of clubs and organizations. KUBS Buddy is a social club specifically designed to connect foreign business students with their Korean counterparts. They host official events each month, but there are also plenty of opportunities for unofficial get-togethers. KUBS embraces the global mindset that Korea University as a whole advocates. All study abroad programs give you a chance to experience life in another country, but KUBS stands above the rest by making foreign students feel that they are truly an important part of the university community. Coming from a top American business school, I can say with confidence that the professors at Korea University are some of the best around. During my semester at KUBS, I had the privilege of taking an International Business course taught by Professor Jungbien Moon. The class revolved around student presentations, which encouraged interaction and discussion among students, leading to a much more valuable learning experience. Out of the dozens of professors I’ve had at university, Professor Moon ranks among the very best. Along with being incredibly well-versed in his area of expertise, he was an effective and engaging teacher. All of my professors at KUBS placed a heavy emphasis on teamwork and discussion which was a refreshing change of pace from the monotonous lecturing that undermines too many undergraduate programs. To assist in getting the best possible experience academically, KUBS has recently constructed two additional facilities: LG-POSCO and Hyundai Motor Hall. Together, they house most of the classrooms and study areas available to business school students. Whether you are looking for a quiet nook to read in or a comfortable lounge to talk with classmates, there are plenty of options from which to choose. In particular, Hyundai Motor Hall has dozens of spacious breakout rooms with monitors and white boards for group presentations and collaboration. The business library, located in LG-POSCO, is the quietest place to study, with access to textbooks and business publications, both print and electronic. It was also my number one stop each morning for a free copy of the Wall Street Journal so that I could keep up to date on global events. I shouldn’t forget to mention that both buildings are not only functional, but absolutely beautiful as well. It makes studying for finals a little less stressful when you can sit back and appreciate your surroundings. While studying is always necessary at university, when you’re abroad cultural exchange is just as important, if not more so. In the end, these programs are designed to foster connections between people from different countries, and it would be a shame to not take advantage of these opportunities. As I mentioned earlier, KUBS Buddy was created to give you chances to build friendships with Korean students, and KU in general has its own buddy program that operates in similar fashion. There are also clubs for activities ranging from dance, to hiking, to a variety of sports. I was part of the archery club during my semester at KU, and it was an awesome way to meet with students who weren’t directly involved in the international program. If I could offer one piece of advice, it’s to do whatever you can to break out of your comfort zone and meet Koreans and people from countries besides your own! Studying abroad is a once in lifetime opportunity, and you would be hard pressed to find a better host university than Korea University.  Evan Kollath Tulane University Class of 2015 Exchange Student at KUBS in Spring 2014
Mar 19, 2015