• “미래의 고경인 될래요”
    "We Want to Be a Part of KUBS"
    "We Want to Be a Part of KUBS"
    “The 2nd KUBS Teen Mentoring Day" was held on January 30 from 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM. Sixty-three high school students across the nation who wish to study at KUBS participated in the event, and 17 members from KUBE (Student Ambassador at KUBS) also joined as volunteer mentors. The Mentoring Day was organized by KUBS for high students aspiring to become the next generation of entrepreneurs.
  • 경영전문대학원 최고경영자과정(AMP) 조선일보 보도
    KUBS “Advanced Management Program” in the Media
    KUBS “Advanced Management Program”
    The KUBS Advanced Management Program (AMP), founded in 1975, is known primarily for its deep and abundant learning experience. The program aims to educate up-to-date management theories to leaders from diverse sectors of society, including entrepreneurs and high ranking government officials, and their alumni network has been continuing for more than 40 years.

    Dong-One Kim, KUBS Dean, said, “We have greatly contributed to the development of Korea by re-educating entrepreneurs with new studies and management techniques.”

     
    An excerpt from <Chosun Ilbo> on January 29, 2016
  • 1:1 커리어코칭으로 ‘커리어 업’
    1:1 Career Coaching, “Career Up”
    1:1 Career Coaching, “Career Up”
    Career Development Center (“CDC” henceforth) operates one-on-one career coaching program called “Career Up” during this Winter Break. The program is customized career development services offering a one-on-one consultation for three times a week.
     
    Through Career Up, students can experience three stages of preparation for recruitment process and also map out a personalized career strategy by one-on-one in-depth counselling services.
  • KUBS Doctors in the Spotlight of Global Academia
    KUBS Doctors in the Spotlight of Global
    The number of cases where KUBS M.S./Ph.D. recipients are appointed as full-time professors in foreign universities, is rising. Although it is very unusual for Korean professors in the Business Administration field to be appointed as full-time faculty members in places such as △North and South America, △Europe, and △Singapore, there have been considerable cases in which business schools located in those nations often actively scouted KUBS doctors by recognizing their remarkable research achievements.
  • The 110th Anniversary of KUBS
    The 110th Anniversary of KUBS

    #2015KUBSBest20
     
    We sincerely thank you for the unconditional love and support for KUBS throughout the year.

    To convey our gratitude, we have prepared “KUBS Best 20” to look back at 2015.

    We wish you happy holidays and a New Year filled with prosperity and success. 
Interview Schedule for Fall 2016 Outbound Student Exchange
Interview for Outbound Student Exchange Program will be conducted from February 3 (Wed) to February 4 (Thu) for two days.   Please check your interview schedule and carefully read the following information below.   1. Schedule of Interview in Korean February 3 (Wed) – February 4 (Thu); 13:00 or 13:15 (Expected) Room 101, LG-POSCO Building   2. Schedule of Interview in English February 3 (Wed) – February 4 (Thu); 13:00 or 13:15 – 16:30 (Expected) Room 102, LG-POSCO Building   3. Waiting Room: Room 106, LG-POSCO Building (Please arrive at least 15 minutes early and be seated in the waiting room. Also, check your attendance with the TA. [Notes]   1. Interview will be conducted for about 15 minutes in a group of 3 to 4 people. 2. Please wear appropriate attire (a suit is not necessary, but we recommend you avoid wearing jeans, short skirts, and casual clothes.) 3. As mentioned above, please arrive at least 15 minutes early and be seated in the waiting room (Room 106, LG-POSCO Building). Also check your attendance with the TA. - Submit a copy of your passport (with your signature), official TOEFL test score report, and other relevant documents if you have not turned them in. - If you do not submit the following documents, you may be penalized. - There will be two different interviews (Korean and English); therefore, make sure you check both schedules to avoid penalties. 4. Absence due to tardiness shall receive a zero.   5. The request for changing the interview schedule at specific time has been reflected. Interview time cannot no longer be changed unless there is an unavoidable circumstance.   6. Interview will not be arranged for those who already experienced the Outbound Student Exchange Program For further inquiries, contact the KUBS International Office at 02-3290-1389. Thank you.  
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Successful completion of “The 2nd Teen Mentoring Day”
Successful completion of “The 2nd Teen Mentoring Day” Major Experience Program incorporates lecture and practices of Business Administration…Sixty-three high school students across the nation participated in the event KUBS students join the social contribution program as volunteer mentors     “The 2nd KUBS Teen Mentoring Day" was held on January 30 from 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM. Sixty-three high school students across the nation who wish to study at KUBS participated in the event, and 17 members from KUBE (Student Ambassador at KUBS) also joined as volunteer mentors. The Mentoring Day was organized by KUBS for high students aspiring to become the next generation of entrepreneurs.     KUBS Dean Dong-One Kim said, “KUBS has been emphasizing that the study of Business Administration is not to accumulate one’s wealth but to contribute to society, and its significant value is to nurture talented individuals for society. He added, “As the best business school in Korea, KUBS strived to expand its social contribution and promoted the Major Experience Program to help high school students broaden their understanding of Business Administration.” This Mentoring Day event, organized by KUBS, was free with no additional fees charged for participation.     The event consists of various programs, such as △Special Lecture by KUBS Professor Woochan Kim, △Campus Tour, and △Business Administration Practices with Student Mentors. KUBS will continue to support students set career paths and plan for their academic goals by hosting a Teen Mentoring Day event every vacation for high school students wishing to enroll at KUBS.   “Through the special lecture by Professor Kim, I was able to learn about Business Administration and how it can be utilized in societies,” said participant Yeo-Kyung Yoon from Chungnam Foreign Language High School. “Asking questions and learning from KUBS Student Mentors while exploring the campus were certainly beneficial. I would like to recommend this program to my friends. Lastly, I will study diligently to get into Korea University Business School.”        
Feb 01, 2016
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Launch of S³ Asia MBA Alumni Association
Launch of S3 Asia MBA Alumni Association…the inaugural meeting was held as well Alumnus Bae-Hyun Lee (the first class of AMBA) was selected as the first president of S³ Asia MBA Alumni Association The inaugural meeting of S³ Asia MBA (“AMBA” henceforth) Alumni Association was launched at the Cuckoo Hall of LG-POSCO Building on January 27 (Wed) at 7:00 PM. Approximately 40 people, including MBA Associate Dean Myeong-Hyeon Cho, Professor Seungwoo Kwon, Professor Jaehwan Kim, new AMBA Area Chair Jaiho Chung, and AMBA alumni graced the occasion with their presence.     Associate Dean Myeong-Hyeon Cho said, “AMBA, marking its 8th anniversary, is the ‘Flagship MBA’ in the hub of Asia.” He added, “I extend my warmest congratulations on the launch of the AMBA Alumni Association and also would like to thank those who have helped us establishing this association.” With the 6th class of AMBA, the program has produced a total of 171 AMBA graduates, including international alumni.     The meeting, hosted by alumnus Daeyoung Lee (the 1st class of AMBA), consists of the presentation on the purpose of the association and its progress reports. Afterwards, alumni were evaluated for consideration to become the Board of Directors. As results, alumnus Bae-Hyun Lee (the 1st class of AMBA), Head of Management Support at SK Lubricants, was chosen to serve as the first president, while alumnus Dongui Son (the 3rd class of AMBA) became the vice president. △Alumnus Daeyoung Lee, △Alumnus Ki-Tae Park (the 4th class of AMBA), and △Alumnus Unhyeong Nam (the 7th class of AMBA) will serve as managers, and representatives from each class were appointed as well. Professor Yong Keun Yoo, who has been leading AMBA for 4 years, and new Area Chair Jaiho Chung became advisors of the association.     “I greatly appreciate all of your support and encouragement,” said Bae-Hyun Lee, the first president of the AMBA Alumni Association, in his inaugural address. “We will strive to provide networking opportunities for alumni all over the world and make them engage with the association."     Meanwhile, association rules will be established this year, and a monthly social gathering, such as △golf △seminars △movies and performances will also be organized in order to bring harmony between alumni.       Information regarding KUBS S³ Asia MBA  English Brochure : http://me2.do/xOUH0Dv4 Official Website: http://www.s3-asiamba.com Contact Us: KUBS Administration Office of MBA Programs (02-3290-1367)  
Jan 28, 2016
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EA-DBA opening ceremony joint with KEDGE and PolyU
The Euro-Asia Doctorate in Business Administration jointly operated by KUBS, KEDGE in France, and PolyU in Hong Kong DBA degree by KEDGE Business School will be conferred at the conclusion of the three-year program     The EA-DBA Opening Ceremony was held at the Cuckoo Hall of LG-POSCO Building on January 21 at 7:00 PM. KUBS Dean Dong-One Kim, KEDGE Business School Associate Dean Guy Marcillat, PolyU Associate Dean Phamsy Hui, AXA Chief Executive Officer Francois Lecomte, SK Research Institute for SUPEX Management Vice President Yongseop Eom, and eight new EA-DBA students were in attendance.     “The in-class seminars started this week consist academic theories and professional practices simultaneously and also covers current issues in management,” stated Dean Dong-One Kim in his congratulatory speech. “Students can acquire rational and strategic management mindset and active attitude to cope with a fast-paced corporate environment.” Guy Marcillat, Associate Dean, said, “I am truly delighted to work with Korea University where world-class professors and educational infrastructures are well-developed.” He added, “As many students wish to work in Asian companies including Korea, EA-DBA program will be exceptionally beneficial to them.”       The Euro-Asia DBA Program is a doctorate program delivered by KUBS in conjunction with KEDGE Business School in France and Hong Kong Polytechnic University’s Faculty of Business. The DBA (Doctorate in Business Administration) will be conferred by KEDGE Business School at the conclusion of the three-year program. The EA-DBA Program divides into two phases. Participants join management seminars in Seoul, France, and Hong Kong for a year and a half to obtain cosmopolitan perspectives. Then, they write their doctoral dissertation based on their seminar experiences in direct consortium with their dissertation supervisor. The topics of all doctoral dissertations are expected be field practices utilizing methodology, such as empirical analysis and case studies.  
Jan 25, 2016
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1:1 career coaching, “Career Up”
1:1 career coaching, “Career Up” Operating “Career Up” program designated to help students develop their career plans through the customized career development services   Career Development Center (“CDC” henceforth) operates one-on-one career coaching program called “Career Up” during this Winter Break. The program is customized career development services offering a one-on-one consultation for three times a week. Through Career Up, students can experience three stages of preparation for recruitment process and also map out a personalized career strategy by one-on-one in-depth counselling services. In order to run the program, CDC managers conducted eight rounds of professional coaching education with Hyun-joo Sun, the head of Research and Business Team.     Hwajeong Seok, CDC Manager, said “First- and second-year students can develop their long-term career plans while third- and fourth-year students obtain practical information related to career preparation.” She added, “We will continue to operate customized programs, such as Career Up, to closely communicate with students while enhancing customer service satisfaction.”   Career Up consists of three stages: △Stage 1: Finding my strengths, △Stage 2: Writing a résumé and cover letter △Stage 3: Mock interview. Participated students can figure out their strengths using psychological tests, practice how to write an effective résumé and cover letter, and prepare for practical interview speech as well.     “The ones participating in the new program are mostly students in the fourth year of study,” said Manager Hwajeong Seok. “With the graduation just a year away, students expressed their keen interest in Career Up in order to acquire a sense of how to write a cover letter and conduct an interview. For any inquiries related to the program, contact CDC (02-3290-2700, kubscdc@adm.korea.ac.kr).     ▶ Click here to visit the KUBS Career Development Center website   
Jan 22, 2016
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Networking Event for International Faculty and Students
Networking Event for International Faculty and Students  40 international students participated in the event, hosted by the KUBS International Office On December 9, “The End-of-Semester Party for KUBS International Faculty & Students” was held on the first floor of Hyundai Motor Hall. At the event, Dean of KUBS Dong-One Kim, international professors, and approximately 40 international students studying in KUBS attended the event and interacted with each other. This end-of-semester party was hosted by the KUBS International Office for international faculty and students. After the welcome message from Dong-One Kim, the speeches about life in KUBS were delivered by undergraduate, graduate, and exchange students. They also had a social gathering accompanied by finger food.   “Thanks to the support of the KUBS International Office and the students, I was able to well-adjusted to life in Korea,” said Ehsan Goudarzi, the regular international student. “I wish to express my sincere gratitude for all the support, and I hope there will be more events for international students.” Meanwhile, the great number of international students are receiving global management education in KUBS. As of 2015, there are 261 regular international students and 160 exchange students. In order to complement their studies in Korea, the KUBS International Office is operating various programs, such as “KUBS Buddy (support for exchange students)” and “KUBS Global (support for regular international students).”  
Jan 06, 2016
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KUBS Doctors in the Spotlight of Global Academia
KUBS Doctors in the Spotlight of Global Academia Drawing Attention to CEMS Master’s in International Management Program (MIM) designed to offer both academic learning and grounding in field experience The number of cases where KUBS (Korea University Business School) M.S./Ph.D. recipients are appointed as full-time professors in foreign universities, is rising. Although it is very unusual for Korean professors in the Business Administration field to be appointed as full-time faculty members in places such as △North and South America, △Europe, and △Singapore, there have been considerable cases in which business schools located in those nations often actively scouted KUBS doctors by recognizing their remarkable research achievements. Dr. Haejung Na, (majoring in Finance under the supervision of Professor Dongcheol Kim) was appointed as a full-time assistant professor at California State University, Los Angeles (Cal State L.A.). Previously, there have been occasional cases where Ph.D. recipients in finance who received their degree in Korea have been appointed as an assistant professor at universities in Southeast Asia, Australia and Europe. Dr. Na, however, is the first in Korea majoring in finance to be appointed as an assistant professor at a university in the U.S. Such a case is very rare in the field of social science. A graduate of Korea University with a B.A. in Economics (with a second major in Business Administration), Dr. Na a received her Master’s degree in Finance from Korea University Business School. She is expected to receive her doctoral degree in Finance in February 2016. Cal State L.A., to which Dr. Na was appointed, was founded in 1947 and is located in the heart of Los Angeles. Currently more than 20,000 students are enrolled in the university, and the number of its graduates has reached over 230,000. The MBA program at Cal State L.A. has been recognized by the Princeton Review as one of the finest MBA programs in the U.S. As Kia Motors advances into Monterey, Mexico, local universities are accelerating their efforts to hire professors who will instruct and conduct research on Korean companies. As a result, Dr. Ju-Hee Kim was appointed as a full-time international professor at Tecnológico de Monterrey at Monterrey in Mexico. Tecnológico de Monterrey at Monterrey, the largest university in Central and South America with over 90,000 students, is eminent for having a high-quality business school. “We were deeply impressed by her projects, such as ‘analysis of labor-management relations in Mexico,’ ‘risk factors analysis of companies that have a foothold in Central and South America and establishment of sustainable mutual cooperation,’ and ‘direction of labor-management relations in automobile industries and capacity-building of labor management,’” said the university officials, explaining the reasons for the faculty appointment. Dr. Kim is a Korean labor specialist who received her Master’s and doctoral degrees in Labor Economics at Korea University after earning her Bachelor’s degree from Michigan State University. Dr. Youngju Kim was appointed as a full-time assistant professor at NEOMA Business School in France. As a result, she will be joining NEOMA Business School in September 2016. NEOMA Business School, to which Dr. Kim was appointed, ranked ninth among Grandes écoles in France.  The Grandes écoles are unique and traditional elite higher education institutions that exist only France. The institution, considered to cultivate elites with a top-tier education, accepts a few freshmen through a strict selection process with a high competition ratio. A graduate of Korea University with a Bachelor’s in Business Administration, Dr. Kim also received her Master’s and doctoral degrees in Business Administration from KUBS, with her theses titled “Movie Choice under Joint Decision” and “Direct Utility Model for Multiple-Discreteness Incorporating Attribute-level Constraints,” respectively. Dr. Kim served as a researcher at the Marketing Research Center of Institution for Business Research & Education at Korea University before working as a research professor at BK21 PLUS Project at KUBS. Dr. Il Joo Kang (majoring in Accounting under the supervision of Professor Yong Keun Yoo) was appointed as a professor at SIM University. Dr. Kang has been working as a full-time professor in Accounting and has conducted lectures and research studies. The SIM University officials stated, “This faculty appointment was finalized because Dr. Kang’s qualifications, such as excellent research capabilities that were proven in her dissertation and her outstanding lectures in English, fit for our image of the talented professor that SIM University was looking for.” Dr. Kang enrolled in KUBS (M.S./Ph.D.) and presented her dissertation titled “How do Institutional Investors Interact with Sell-Side Analysts?” at the Accounting Conferences in the U.S. and Europe, where she was recognized for her excellence in the doctoral dissertation. Ever since KUBS graduate school was selected for the large-scale project in the “BK21 PLUS” of the Ministry of Education, the college has conducted various projects in order to spread Business Administration research studies and education model across Asia and the world. One of the projects was making Ph.D. recipients from Korea University professors at universities in Asia, and Dr. Kang marked the first case. As an open university that offers a variety of degree programs in conjunction with foreign universities, SIM University, to which Dr. Kang was appointed, was founded in 1964 by the Ministry of Education in Singapore. SIM University is currently receiving 55% of research subsidies from the government, with a student body of 36,000. As global academia expresses a keen interest in M.S./Ph.D. recipients from KUBS, the Master’s in International Management (MIM) program, operated by CEMS Global Alliance, has taken the spotlight. The program is focused on providing the internship exchange program for students taking Master’s courses from its member schools. Students can apply for the exchange program to study abroad in 30 member schools for up to two semesters, which will broaden their global research perspectives. In addition, they can participate in an internship offered by business-university partner companies for eight weeks. The global companies that provide internships are △McKinsey & Company, △Google, and △L'Oréal. KUBS is the only Korean school that was ratified to be a full academic member in the alliance. Dong-One Kim, Dean of KUBS, said, “The reason prestigious business schools are vigorously recruiting KUBS doctors is because of their excellent research achievements.” He added, “As KUBS aims to become a World-Class Knowledge Hub in Business, we will continue to expand educational-industrial interaction with prestigious business schools around the world through the CEMS Global Alliance.”
Jan 06, 2016
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[2015 MBA Graduate Student Interview] The top graduate of FMBA, Young Jin Kim
Q. Congratulations on being the top graduate of FMBA program I would like to thank professors, staff members, FMBA graduates, other colleagues, and my family who have constantly supported me to achieve this excellent result. The FMBA program has not only built my long-term career plan, but also has given me an opportunity to improve myself throughout the past year. Q. What are your keys to success of becoming the top graduate of FMBA? My proactive attitudes produced such great outcomes. I tried my best to lead the team while performing the numbers of case studies and team projects. In addition, participating classes enthusiastically by reading lecture materials and organizing the list of questions beforehand is another key to receive positive evaluation. For those who are non-business majors, I highly emphasize that it is critical to prepare and review the notes from the previous lecture before class starts. Q. What do you remember the most during your FMBA? I remember vividly every moment of my FMBA journey. If I had to choose one, I would say “International Residence Program.” Studying at the National University of Singapore and Wharton School was extremely new and exciting. Also, I was able to cultivate the business acumen by visiting financial institutions in Hong Kong and New York. Lastly, I cannot forget the memories of my warm-hearted colleagues who helped me when I was injured during IRP. Q. What have you gained after completing one-year course of FMBA? I am currently in the hiring process and have a good feeling about it. Knowledge that I have gained from FMBA program has allowed me to view the entire financial market, as well as thinking globally. In addition, I am confident that students and alumni of Korea University will have access of professional networks and become an asset in the financial sector. Q. Do you have any advice for upcoming FMBA students? Set two or three goals for each module and devote your full attention to the studies. You will find yourself growing after a year. At the same time, I encourage students to participate actively in various events, such as MT, Ko-Yon games, athletic meetings, CDC program and cherish those moments while building your professional networks of MBA colleagues. A year is much shorter than you think. Do your best without regrets. I wish you a good luck in achieving your ultimate goals and success.  
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[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.  
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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  
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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
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