• 2017 GMBA & CEMS MIM Admissions
    2017 GMBA & CEMS MIM Admissions

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    Korea University Business School now accepts applications for
    2017 GMBA & CEMS MIM.
    There are three rounds of admission for 2017 GMBA and CEMS MIM. The application is available on the website.

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  • “2016 KUBS Rankings” Released
    KUBS Ranked 74th in KUBS Rankings

    The Center for Business Research Analytics at Korea University Business School released the 2016 Korea University Business School Worldwide Business Research Rankings™ (KUBS Rankings).

    This year, the University of Pennsylvania was ranked 1st place, while Erasmus University Rotterdam and University of Michigan at Ann Arbor were ranked as the top universities, placing 2nd and 3rd, respectively. Within the Asian region, CityU (8th) and NUS (9th) placed within the top 10, and PolyU (20th) and HKUST (23rd) ranked within the top 20. Korea University has been ranked as the one and only university in Korea to be named within the top 100, being the 74th in the world. Other Korean universities ranked as follows: KAIST (139th), Yonsei (164th), and SNU (167th).
  • The 2nd Move-in Teams of KUBS Startup Institute Selected
    The 2nd Move-in Teams Selected

    The 2nd move-in teams of KUBS Startup Institute (Director: Professor Ho-Won Jung) have been finalized. On December 9 at 3:00 PM, “The 2016 Startup Express” was filled with enthusiasm of prospective entrepreneurs who wish to become Korea’s Mark Zuckerberg and to create the next Instagram. A total of 43 teams, consisting of 156 undergraduates and graduates, from 16 universities in 3 countries have applied for the 2016 Startup Express Winter Season. The 2016 Startup Express, hosted by Iljin Center for Startup Incubation at KUBS Startup Institute, is a startup competition where students can propose their creative business items based on entrepreneurship and innovation.
  • No. 1 in National Business School Assessment for 9 Consecutive Years!
    No. 1 for 9 Consecutive Years!

    This year was no exception. Once again, Korea University Business School ranked No. 1 overall in the “National Business School Assessment.” KUBS has been top for the ninth consecutive year since the survey began in 2008. Among nine assessment categories, the business school scored the highest in the five areas. The total score was 7127 points, and KUBS was the only university that passed 7000 points. Seoul National University (6048 points) came in second, leaving a 1079-point gap.
    Marking its 111th anniversary, KUBS has been making bold investments in students. The business school operates a college-level career development center called "Career Hub" to produce leaders. Career Hub offers one-to-one interview coaching, resume coaching, business etiquette education, etc.
  • Iljin Center Move-in Teams Rack Up Remarkable Achievements
    Racking Up Remarkable Achievements
    The move-in teams from Iljin Center for Startup Incubation (Director: Profssor Hicheon Kim) are delivering outstanding performance. "Taling (CEO: Yoonhwan Kim)," a talent matching platform, won the Excellence Award in the crowdfunding sector of the "YES! Seoul Startup Competition," which was jointly organized by Small and Medium Business Administration and Seoul Creative Economy Innovation Center. "Dodotdo (CEO: Soyeong Sim)," an integrated communication solution developer, was crowned the winner of "The 35th D.Day" competition. 
[Exchange Program] Fall 2017 Outbound Student Exchange Program Orientation (Mandatory)
The Fall 2017 Outbound Student Exchange Program Orientation will be held (undergraduate students only). All successful applicants must attend orientation.   - Date: February 28, 2017 (Tue); 4:00 PM – 5:30 p.m. (tentative) - Venue: Cuckoo Hall in LG-POSCO Building (6F) **** At 4:10 p.m., there will be a session where outbound students can meet up with  inbound students.    * The Student Exchange Program Orientation provides important information and education for exchange students. Thus, all successful applicants must attend the orientation session. * The orientation session will be conducted for a day. You must also attend the Pre-departure Orientation which will be held in June. Those who miss either one of the sessions will automatically be withdrawn from the exchange program. *** Those who are unable to attend orientation due to unavoidable circumstances, write reasons for missing orientation and submit it to Program Manager Nahyun Lee (hyunless@korea.ac.kr/02-3290-1389) (The students who have been approved by the program manager will have an individual session.) * The students who have studied abroad previously are not required to attend orientation; however, we highly recommend you attend orientation in case of changes in policy. * If you are more than 10 minutes late, you are unable to participate in the orientation session. Thus, please be on time.
Feb 23, 2017
student exchange
[Career Hub] Schedule and Registration for Spring 2017 Contemporary Business Etiquette Education
Spring 2017 KUBS Contemporary Business Etiquette Education Starting the Spring 2016 Semester, Korea University Business School offers Contemporary Business Etiquette Education sessions in efforts to acquire basic business etiquette before students enter the workforce and to nurture talented and genuine individuals befitting the dignity of KUBS. Please carefully read the information below and submit the application form in advance. <Notice> 1. Eligibility: KUBS students   2. How to Apply: Click the link in the table cell below to register (must be registered the day before the session) (If you are registering on the day of the session, you can register at the classroom) 3. Session Confirmation: Attendance will be taken two times at the beginning and the end of the session. You will be approved only if you meet both attendance. (A certificate will not be provided. Also, students arriving more than 15 minutes late will considered “not attended.”) 4. Requirements - When applying for the Student Exchange Program and Global Internship, one of the etiquette sessions below must be taken (check each program’s schedule in advance) * Student Exchange Program: If you complete the session in Spring 2017, you are eligible to study abroad either in Fall 2017 or Spring 2018.  * Global Internship: If you complete the session in Spring 2017, you are eligible to join the Global Internship in Summer 2017. - If you fail to take the session, please contact the corresponding program manager. - Contact Us: KUBS International Office Student Exchange Program: T. 02-3290-1389 Global Internship: T. 02-3290-5361 <Schedule and Registration>   Date Topic Lecturer Venue Registration Remarks February 28 (Tue); 14:00-15:00 Business Etiquette I (English): How to write an email & culture difference Professor Terence Clark from Korea University Institute of Foreign Language Studies Room 432 in LG-POSCO Building Register The session will be held during the orientation session for Student Exchange Program April 5 (Wed); 19:00-21:00 비즈니스 에티켓Ⅱ(Korean): 복장 및 기본 에티켓, 비즈니스 이메일 작성법, 보안/정보유출에 대한 주의 CEO Sung Hwa Lee at Queens & Company TBA Available after March 13 (Mon) - May 29 (Mon); 19:00-21:00 Business Etiquette III (English): Dressing and basic etiquette, how to write a business email, confidentiality  Professor Terence Clark from Korea University Institute of Foreign Language Studies TBA Available after May 8 (Mon) - * If you wish to cancel your registration, please contact us via phone or email (02-3290-5360 or kubscdc@adm.korea.ac.kr)
Feb 21, 2017
[Undergraduate] Spring 2017 Schedule of Required Courses for Freshmen (Entering Class of 2017)
Congratulations on your admission to Korea University Business School.   The five courses that the newly admitted students must take in Spring 2017 will automatically be registered.   Spring 2017 Required Courses: Introduction to Business, Principles of Economics I, Thinking and Writing I, Academic English I, and Freshman Seminar (However, the course schedule for “Freshman Seminar” is not determined; thus, please note that the course will not be shown on the attached schedule. For detailed information, please refer to the New Student Orientation and noticeboard on KUBS Website).    - If you have not taken the New Student English Examination, you cannot register for Academic English I. - Based on the results of the New Student English Examination, if you are placed in Intermediate Level, your course will automatically be registered without any notice. If you are placed in Elementary or Advanced Level, you have to register on your own, and your schedule can possibly be changed. - “Thinking and Writing” Course: International students from Group 12 must register for “Thinking and Writing” course at the appropriate level.     When planning to register for other courses, please check the attached schedules corresponding to your Student ID Number. Please contact us if you have further inquiries. Email: pij0612@korea.ac.kr Office: 02-3290-2703   * Please try not to delete registered courses in case of re-registration for the same courses may not be available. - New students who will be taking “Introduction to Business” and “Principles of Economics I” can switch to the different Group schedule during the course registration period and add/drop period. - For “Academic English” course, new students who are placed in Elementary or Advanced Level must register for the course at the appropriate level based on the results of English Examination (except students who are placed in Intermediate Level). - Both “Admission Type” and “Nationality” must be “foreigner” in order to take “Thinking and Writing (for International Students).” Also, international students should register for the course based on their Korean Language Examination Score and Level Test during the course registration period.  
Feb 17, 2017
[Exchange Program] List of Successful Applicants for the 2nd Round of Fall 2017 Outbound Student Exchange Program
Please see the list below to view the successful applicants for the 2nd round of Fall 2017 Outbound Student Exchange Program.   The successful applicants must attend the orientation session held on February 28. The orientation session is mandatory (undergraduates only). Those who fail to show up will automatically be withdrawn from the exchange program. Further details will be announced next week.   The results for the students who have studied abroad previously will be notified via phone/email. The confirmation process for the successful applicants of the 2nd round has been made automatically.   No.  Student ID No. Assigned Host Institute for the 2nd Round 1 2011120283 USA / University of Hawai'i at Manoa 2 2012120376 Not Assigned 3 2014120171 Italy / Bocconi University 4 2014120198 Austria / Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration (WU) 5 2015120030 Italy / Turin University (Torino) 6 2015120040 Germany / European Business School 7 2015120200 France / Audencia Nantes, School of Management 8 2015120266 France / Audencia Nantes, School of Management 9 2015120274 Not Assigned 10 2015120276 USA / University of Florida (Warrington) 11 2015120294 Not Assigned 12 2016120059 Denmark / Copenhagen Business School 13 2016120154 Austria / Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration (WU) 14 2016411049 France / ESSEC Business School
Feb 17, 2017
student exchange
Postgraduate Program “EMBA CARE”
Postgraduate Program “EMBA CARE”   On October 22 (Sat) at 4:00 p.m., the EMBA CARE (Continuing Alumni Reaching-out & Education) was held by Korea University Business School’s Executive MBA (EMBA) at room 432 in LG-POSCO Building. Professor Shijin Yoo delivered a lecture titled “The CEO Checklist for Successful Marketing.” The lecture began with the question “What is the survival inequality of our organization?” followed by eight other sub-themes including “What do we exchange with customers?” and “Is customer value taken into consideration?” The lecture covers an overview of corporate marketing strategy that CEOs should consider.   “You should think about marketing strategy, find the significance of your company, and increase the number of customers who understand the corporate value,” Professor Yoo said. “You will be able to take one step toward successful business management by listening to opinions through customer contact points and by finding customer needs.”     After the end of the CARE Program, the “EMBA Homecoming Day” was held at Ahn Young Il Hall in LG-POSCO Building from 6:00 p.m. △Former Dean Dong-One Kim, △Former Associate Dean Hosun Rhim, △Former Associate Dean Seung-Weon Yoo, △Former Academic Director Kyung Sam Park, △Academic Director Weon Sang Yoo, △Professor Shijin Yoo, △Alumni President Dong Shin Lee, and the EMBA students were present at the event. “KUBS is ranked 24th in the “2016 Top 100 Executive MBA Rankings” released by Financial Times in the United Kingdom,” Former Dean Kim said. “I hope the EMBA students will continue to contribute in advancing the world and becoming No. 1 in Asia.”   The choral performance was presented by the 14th Class of EMBA. The students wore white colored shirts and belted out “Don’t Worry, Dear” and “Stepping Stones” under the choir conductor’s hand signals. “Some of the EMBA students could not make it to the event due to time conflicts,” Alumni President Lee said. “I will do my best to make more students participate in the next year’s event.”
Feb 02, 2017
Special Lecture by Professionals from Diverse Fields
Special Lecture in “Understanding Business Administration” Course Special Lecture by Professionals from Diverse Fields As part of the course curriculum, the “CEO Special Lecture Series” was held by Korea University Business School (KUBS). △Zara Retail Korea CEO Bong-jin Lee, △SAS Korea CEO Sungsik Cho, △Macquarie Group of Companies, Korea Executive Director John Walker, and △Philips Korea CEO Dominique Oh attended as a guest speaker and hosted four special lectures. Each guest speaker explained the most up-to-date business issues in their field to enhance the students’ understanding of industry.   Zara Retail Korea CEO Bong-jin Lee On September 7, Bong-jin Lee, CEO of Zara Retail Korea, delivered a special lecture on “The Fast Fashion Leader, INDITEX.” CEO Lee introduced fashion trends, while emphasizing that fast fashion will lead the fashion industry. Fast fashion, which is a contemporary term used by retailers, quickly captures current fashion trends, rapidly produces, and delivers products. INDITEX Group is a Spanish multinational clothing retailer that owns Zara.   SAS Korea CEO Sungsik Cho   On September 21, Sungsik Cho, CEO of SAS Korea, gave a special lecture on “Why Analytics Matter.” CEO Cho stressed that students must be able to analyze business assignments and develop a strategy based on industry conditions. SAS Korea is a multinational developer of analytics software.   Macquarie Group of Companies, Korea Executive Director John Walker   On October 12, John Walker, Executive Director of Macquarie Group of Companies, Korea, hosted a special lecture titled “Building Financial Businesses in New Markets.” On November 2, Dominique Oh, CEO of Philips Korea, presented a special lecture on “Becoming a Global Leader.”   Philips Korea CEO Dominique Oh   “The lectures were extremely helpful as the guest speakers from diverse fields do not merely introduce their companies but also explained the overall industry.” said Seyeon Hwang (Business Administration, ’16) who is taking the Understanding Business Administration course. “The guest speakers also gave us advice on how to behave in society and plan for my future.”   In the meantime, the course “Understanding Business Administration” provides an overview of business administration and also covers the unique features of seven specialized areas (Marketing, Management, Accounting, Finance, LSOM, MIS, and International Business). The course aims to help students understand the overall fundamentals of business administration. This is a mandatory course for new students. Faculty from each area delivers a lecture on the features and research trends of the areas, allowing students to have a more comprehensive understanding of business administration.
Jan 18, 2017
Panel Talk with Alumni Passing Civil Service Exam
KUBS Career Hub: Career Discovery Panel Talk with Alumni Passing Civil Service Exam     KUBS Career Hub hosted the four sessions of “Alumni Panel Talk” for a month in November (△3rd, △10th, △17th, and △24th). Around 60 students participated in the event designed for those preparing for the National Civil Service Examination. The event was held in LG-POSCO Building on November 10 (Thu). The following civil servants attended the events as panels: Alumnus Gug-hyun Im (Political Sciences, ’00), alumnus Tae-Hyoung Moon (Business Administration, ’08), alumna Chaeyeon Yu (International Studies, ’11), alumnus Donghyun Jung (Business Administration, ’10), alumnus Nuri Jeon (Business Administration, ’11), and alumnus Yeonjae Yoo (Business Administration, ’09). The event had an FAQ session followed by a Q&A session. The fraquently asked questions were prepared in advance based on the survey provided by Career Hub. The students also asked questions about the panels’ motivation for applying for the position and their study life.   Alumnus Yeonjae Yoo, who is a chief of Takmajeong (KUBS Civil Service Exam Prep Class), decided to work as a civil servant after conducting a project, which helps female homeless people, at Enactus. “Issues we are facing is a social problem, not an individual problem,” Alumnus Yoo said. “Because there were not many things I could do as a student, I wanted to take a civil service position so that I can change our society.”   The alumni shared their own experience including study tips for each division of the exam. “There was a time I could not understand some of my study materials even after taking online courses because I lacked fundamentals,” Alumnus Nuri Jeon said. He recommended the students to understand the basics through textbooks. “Understanding logics with textbooks may sound inefficient but it is actually helpful in the long term,” Alumnus Tae-Hyoung Moon said.   The questions on lifestyle and study location were raised as well. “It is important to discover yourself first and then find the most appropriate routine and place to study,” the alumni said while talking about failures. “In the beginning, I was obsessed with the number of hours I spent studying,” alumna Chaeyeon Yu said. “But later, I strived to improve my study skills by taking sufficient break time.   The students also showed a great interest in Takmajeong. The alumni said the advantages of Takmajeong are that students can concentrate on their school work and the Civil Service Exam simultaneously, can be motivated to study, and reduce their financial burden. “As you have started with ambition, never give up until you achieve your goal,” the alumni encouraged at the end of the event.
Jan 13, 2017
A Look Back at the History of the Best Business School
A Look Back at the History of the Best Business School THE FIRST and THE BEST: KUBS History     Korea University Business School (KUBS) has always been referred as “The First and The Best.” This is because KUBS is a pioneer breaking new grounds in business education. The business school does not stay complacent but push the boundaries of what is possible.   The First Business Education in Korea KUBS introduced business education for the first time in Korea. When Korea was deprived of its sovereignty due to Eulsa Treaty in 1905, Bosung College, the predecessor of Korea University, was founded with prayers to save the nation through education. Bosung College started with two departments which are the Department of Plutology and the Department of Law. Plutology, the study of asset management, evolved into Commerce and later became Business Administration.   Of the numerous departments at Korea University, KUBS is, indeed, the hub. Until Yonhi College, the predecessor of Yonsei University, was founded and developed the Department of Commerce in 1917, Korea University was the only school in the nation that nurtured business leaders. And that is the reason why KUBS has been known as the cornerstone in business education in Korea.   In addition, KUBS was the first to introduce modern western business education to Korea. In 1937, the nation’s first “Business Economics” course was offered by KUBS. The course, which was derived from German business education, was innovative in Korean business education at that time.   As Bosung College expended to a university in 1946, Korea University established the Department of Commerce. In 1952, the Korea’s first Master’s degree in Commerce was conferred to the genius business scholar Byung Wook Yoon who passed away prematurely. The “Business Economics Journal,” the first academic journal, has been published since 1953. Of course, Korea University was the first to launch the department that is almost similar to the today’s Department of Business Administration. The Department of Business Administration was officially founded in 1955, four years prior to the establishment of Yonsei School of Business   Institute for Business Research & Education, Origin of Research-oriented Academic Traditions The Institute for Business Research & Education (IBRE), the first research institute in the nation, was established in 1958. IBRE is being recognized as the origin of today’s institutes as its accomplishments and operating systems have widely distributed to academia and companies. Up to this day, the IBRE’s business condition survey, which was conducted on 2500 stores in 1959, is well-known as an exemplary model for site analysis. IBRE issued KU Business Journal in December 2016. Under the slogan of “Company Success and Economic Development,” the journal has contributed to increase in company productivity by introducing new theories to industrial sites.      Korea’s First Professional Graduate School of Business The history of graduate business schools started from Korea University as well. The university launched a “Business School” and admitted the first new students in January 1963. The establishment of KUBS is still recognized as an excellent insight into pioneering the future. Following the Education Reform Program by the Korean government, the Graduate School of Business changed to Korea University Business School (consisting of MS, PhD, and MBA programs) as of September 2006. KUBS was ranked No. 1 for five consecutive years from 2007 to 2011 in the government project “BK21 Plus,” which was evaluated based on faculty, program excellence, infrastructures, etc. Among the SKY (the three most prestigious universities in Korea: Seoul National University, Korea University, and Yonsei University), KUBS was the only business school to be selected for the large-scale project of “BK21 Plus” in 2014.   KUBS Continues Its Reputation for Being the First and the Best The reputation for being the first and best is still ongoing. The achievements such as global internship, appointment of international faculty and women professors, launch of Business Forum, and the establishment of Video Education Center and Asian Institute of Corporate Governance, were accomplished by KUBS for the first time. KUBS was the first in the nation to earn AACSB accreditation from the American Association of Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) and EQUIS (EFMD Quality Improvement System) accreditation from the European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD) in 2005 and 2007, respectively. In addition, KUBS was the first domestic business school to earn its first five-year reaccreditation for both AACSB and EQUIS in 2010 and succeeded in renewing its second five-year re-accreditation in 2015 as well. Furthermore, KUBS reaffirmed its world-class standing by becoming a full academic member of the CEMS Global Alliance — an exclusive group of academic and corporate members where only the single best business school per nation is granted membership. While staying on the top, KUBS has been producing a large number of intellectuals trailblazing the future over the past 111 years. KUBS strives to become a pioneer writing a new history in the 21st century.  
Jan 09, 2017
Building Worldwide Networks and Hands-on Training at Global Company
Global Internship Program Building Worldwide Networks and Hands-on Training at Global Company   Korea University Business School (KUBS) started the first international internship program in Korea in 1994 and has been offering students the opportunities to experience hands-on training at companies all over the world. The KUBS Global Internship Program, which is the largest among Korean colleges, is an internship training program to nurture students into global leaders. Students can experience international business and corporate culture through the International Academic Collaboration Program.   Students will be placed in foreign branches of domestic companies, multinational corporations, or overseas companies running by KUBS alumni for four to eight weeks to hone their global perspectives. In addition, students are being sent to overseas companies such as △Woori America Bank, △CJ China, △LG Electronics Canada, △HSBC Bank, △General Electric, and △Bloomberg. Recently, the scope of the internship has been widened to include international organizations such as UNEP and UNESCO. As of 2016, KUBS has sent thousands of students, and they have experienced at hundreds of companies.   Some KUBS students successfully landed a full-time job offer after the Global Internship Program. The program leads to overseas employment as well. Not only that, the participants have said that the program has helped them raise global perspectives by participating in the local business site and undergoing various research projects. The KUBS International Office, which supports the Global Internship Program, educates students the culture and manners of the visiting countries. Students not only learn business etiquette and precautions through the pre-departure orientation session but also learn prevention of sexual harassment from the Gender Equality Center. Any students who have completed at least four semesters at Korea University Business School are eligible to apply for the Global Internship Program. The final applicants will be selected based on their GPA, language proficiency, interview, responsibilities, and passion for international business. The selected students will be interning for a minimum of four weeks at a company that signed an internship agreement with KUBS. Moreover, three credits of “International Internship Practice” for the summer term will be granted to the participating students. Although students are responsible for internship expenses including airfare, KUBS partially supports scholarships depending on the students’ financial need. Some companies offer accommodations and meals to the students. Further information on the program can be found by visiting the KUBS website or contacting KUBS International Office (02-3290-5361).   How to Prepare for Global Internship Program   Application Companies recruiting interns normally request a resume (C.V.) and cover letter. A resume is one page summary of an applicant’s activities such as education and internship experience. It is important not to exceed one page because recruiters may think the applicant is unable to express oneself concisely. A cover letter is a tool to launch oneself to prospective employer. The applicant must explain the reasons for applying for an internship and how does the position fit in with his career path. When writing a cover letter for the Global Internship Program, the applicant must include his aptitude and career goal instead of vaguely saying that the company is renowned. Interview After the application screening process, an in-person or phone interview will be held. The applicant should make effort to have an interview on the day that the company has scheduled. If one is unable to have an interview on the assigned date, he must let the company know the reason. When conducting a phone interview, one must choose a quite area where noise is at minimum. Recently, competency based interviews (CBI) are becoming increasingly popular. Thus, preparing answers for expected interview questions ahead of time is a wise idea. Other Tips Aside from the internship program provided by KUBS, there are various ways that students can discover other internship opportunities at overseas companies. The most inexpensive way is applying for a summer internship program offered by overseas companies. Students can easily find internship information, including Interview Tips, Recommended Reading, How to Submit Documents, and more, by visiting companies’ websites. After internship opportunities are posted, overseas companies conduct an interview and selection process much faster than Korean companies. For instance, if an internship opportunity is announced in September or October, applications will be accepted until November or December and then successful candidates will be finalized in February or March.
Jan 04, 2017
178 Students Awarded Scholarships in Fall Term
178 Students Awarded Scholarships in Fall Term   On October 20 at 7:00 PM, the Fall 2016 KUBS Scholarship Awards Ceremony was held at Ahn Young Il Hall in LG-POSCO Building. At the ceremony, former KUBS Dean Dong-One Kim, former Associate Dean Hosun Rhim, and donors, including Cheon-gu Heo (president of KOSAC), Deok-hee Cho (vice president of Small Rock Investment), Jae Joong Shim (vice president of KUBS Alumni Association), Kwang Soo Seo (Management Committee Member of Chung Pyung Hwa Fashion Mall), Seung Hyun Lee (CEO of INFAC), Junghee Shim (Director of Chongjo Clean Tech), Jong Kyun Yoo (Managing Director of KCC Corporation), Jaebeom Kim (vice CEO of Taurus Investment Management), Gyojin Kang (CEO of Ilsung Resort), KUBS professor Kwanho Suk, Jong Yoon Chae (Director of Heemin Capital), and 130 scholarship recipients were present.   The ceremony began with the welcoming remarks by Dean Kim followed by the presentation of scholarship certificates and dinner with donors and students. Then, the guest’s welcoming remarks, student representative’s thank you speech, and a commemorative photo shoot were held.   KUBS offered a total of 37 scholarship funds this semester and granted to 178 KUBS students: △KUBS Dream Scholarship (41 students), △Future Scholarship (43 students), △Soam Scholarship (12 students), △Freshmen Special Scholarship (9 students), △J. K. Huh Foundation Scholarship (7 students), △Yang Young Foundation Scholarship (7 students), △Kowon Shimwoo Foundation Scholarship (6 students), △81st Batch of AMP Scholarship (6 students), etc.   “As a KUBS student who will grace our school in the future, remember this scholarship you received today. KUBS will support you for your development,” Dean Dong-One Kim said in his welcoming remarks.   After the presentation of scholarship certificates, the guest’s welcoming remarks continued. “A true entrepreneur satisfies customers by providing high quality products and services,” KOSAC president Cheon-gu Heo said.   “As I am receiving this scholarship, I am wondering how can I proudly stand in front of the donors,” said Hankyul Joo (Business Administration, ’11), who received an 81st Batch of AMP Scholarship. “In order to become a donor contributing to society and the nation, I have been working on my studies and business simultaneously since my freshman year.”   A total of 178 students were awarded scholarships, totaling 450 billion won, through the 37 scholarship funds. As of now, the percentage of students receiving scholarships including both △internal scholarships and △external scholarships, is 69.3% (scholarship overlap counted).   KUBS Scholarships  
Jan 02, 2017
[KUBS Student Interview] “Making a College Life without Regrets Depends on Yourself”
Interview with KUBS Students “Making a College Life without Regrets Depends on Yourself”   How do students of Korea University Business School (KUBS), one of the most prestigious school in Korea, spend their college life? The KUBS students have gathered together to share their experience for prospective freshmen wondering what college life is like. On November 8, <KUBS Journal> met Freshman Hui Su Lee (Business Administration, ’16), Sophomore Jongin Lee (Business Administration, ‘13), Junior Ji Hyun Yang (Business Administration, ‘13), Senior Jungsoo Lee (Business Administration, ‘13) to ask about their life at KUBS. The students, all in different grades from freshman to senior, said that it is important to find your area of interest in order to make a college life without regrets.    (From the left) Sophomore Jongin Lee (Business Administration, ‘13), Senior Jungsoo Lee (Business Administration, ‘13), Freshman Hui Su Lee (Business Administration, ’16), Junior Ji Hyun Yang (Business Administration, ‘13)   Q. What is the difference between expectations you had in high school and reality of college life? Hui Su Lee: One difference is that, unlike in high school where we learned things from our teachers, we can actively study through debates and discussions in college. Jongin Lee: In middle and high schools, I learned English by rote or cramming education. However, in college, I have improved my English a lot as I enthusiastically participate in English courses and English debates. The campus is an environment where you can freely study with your friends. In my case, I make study groups with peers taking the same course to overcome hardship in studies. Jungsoo Lee: KUBS has multiple opportunities to meet with international students, as you move up to higher grades. Especially in the junior and senior year, half of the students who take major courses are international students and we exchange project feedbacks with each other. Q. Why did you choose KUBS? Hui Su Lee: For me, all courses offered from the Department of Business Administration were my area of interest. That is why, even before admission, I browsed the KUBS homepage to get more information, and looked forward to college life at KUBS. Since my sophomore year of high school, I have tried to acquire Business knowledge by studying the “TESAT” which is a National Certification of Economics. Jongin Lee: I have chosen KUBS because I wanted to spend my college life without regrets. I wanted to enjoy the unique cheering culture of KU and also study with friends on the nice campus. Ji Hyun Yang: The reason I wanted to come to KU was because of the special bond among KU students. I spent my high school years listening about college life from teachers who graduated from KU, and my expectations of KU culture and its network were high. Jungsoo Lee: Similarly, my motive to enter KU was the special bonding culture of students. Most of my teachers in high school were from KU and I saw them attend KU college reunions consistently after graduation. By looking at them, my goal was to come to KUBS, believing that I can enjoy my college life at KU for a long time. Q. Which extracurricular activities are you participating in? Ji Hyun Yang: Previously, I was a member of KUBS Student Council. As Plan/Finance Director, I planned a KUBS student festival and carried out different projects for student-lead activities. I am now the student representative of “KUBS Ladies” which is an alumnae association of KUBS. I am working to strengthen the network among KUBS women alumni. Hui Su Lee: I am currently in the KUBS Soccer Club “Kyung Chuk.” I was also a member of my high school soccer club, but university soccer clubs are more systematic and have a fun atmosphere. I am playing with many seniors, so I receive advice on studies and career from them. I am experiencing KU’s special bond through the soccer club. Jongin Lee: I am a member of KUBE, which is KUBS Student Ambassadors. At first, it was not easy to introduce KUBS in front of people whom I do not know, but it is truly my pleasure to share information about KUBS to diverse people. I feel especially proud when introducing the school to high school students, who are future KUBS students, and becoming their academic mentor.   Q. Wasn’t it difficult to balance your studies and other activities? Ji Hyun Yang: From the beginning of my university years, my goal was to participate in various activities. Since it was hard to invest time in studying, I always tried my best to focus during class and asked professors questions after class if I had anything that I did not understand. By understanding the materials, I could follow the course without any difficulties. Hui Su Lee: I always try to concentrate during class. Unlike high school, private institutes or lessons are not available, so it is important to practice your own method of studying. As our seniors mentioned, I make study groups with friends to study. When class ends, my friends and I review at KUBS study rooms and share parts that we do not understand with each other to keep up with class. Jungsoo Lee: There was a time when I was immersed in activities of an academic society. I used all of my time, except class hours, focusing on the society. It was hard to adjust my schedule, but I could keep my GPA by focusing only on my studies during the exam period. I also visited professors every day to ask questions. In particular, Finance courses were hard to understand at once, so I had to review the materials and organize my questions before visiting professors.   Q. Is there a KUBS program that you would like to recommend to students? Jongin Lee: It would be great if KUBS students utilize the Academic Advisor System. There are many opportunities to meet with senior students and alumni through activities such as “Faculty-Student Mentoring Day” with professors. By meeting seniors, we can get motivated and receive thoughtful advice regarding studies and our future career. Jungsoo Lee: I also recommend the Academic Advisor System. I am still in contact with my advisor and often ask his advice. I even met my professor in the U.S. when I went on an exchange program. I visit his office and meet him regularly. There are many professors here at KUBS, so please do not be shy. Professors are interested in each and every student, and you can receive feedback about your studies. Ji Hyun Yang: I recommend various activities including the exchange program. I went on exchange twice receiving scholarships. If you research in detail about scholarships, exchange programs, internships, and alumni mentoring programs, you will find many opportunities, so take advantage of these.   Q. Any last words of advice to high school students who wish to attend KUBS? Ji Hyun Yang: I hope you all spend a college life that extends your views and understanding of variety. Following the standard paths, such as becoming a CPA or a public officer, is not always the answer. I feel sad when I see juniors locked up in a stereotype way. I hope students can experience everything they want in their studies, career, and college life, as well as being free from the standards of other people. Jongin Lee: Until recently, I was also stressed because I wanted to achieve my goal as fast as I can. However, I think that trying to fulfill your goal in a short time is not always the best way. There are things that we need to enjoy in some moments of our lives, and I hope that we always live faithful to the present. Jungsoo Lee: I hope students enjoy their college life without worrying about what others think. If you start focusing on other people’s views, you may end up following advice that you do not want to follow. I think the most important key of college life is finding the answer of how you would like to live. Therefore, I hope everyone makes their own decisions according to their own values, without being disturbed by other’s advice. Hui Su Lee: Before coming to college, I too, had many concerns about college life. However, I think good results happen when you follow your own beliefs and work diligently. College life is surely more enjoyable than high school life, therefore I am sure you will gain good results when you happily do your job.
Nov 24, 2016
[MBA Success Story] 10th Class of GMBA – Minhee Bae
“By motivation gained through CEO mentoring sessions, I was able to develop my career” MBA Career Success Story   Minhee Bae (10th Class of GMBA), IKEA Korea   1. Please briefly introduce yourself. My name is Minhee Bae and I'm a member of the 10th Class of GMBA. I'm on track to graduate this coming August and I have been working as a HR Specialist at IKEA Korea since July of this year.   2. What did you do before you entered GMBA? I studied finance and majored in International Business. Upon graduation, I worked at a global company, supporting international business activities of the firm, from which gathered overall knowledge and experiences pertaining to human resources. Before starting GMBA, I worked at the HR department of an American company after a M&A took place. After working with several managers, I realized how crucial a MBA degree was in acquiring the necessary leadership skills.    3. Why did you choose Korea University’s GMBA? It was not easy giving up a stable job to come back to school. Everyone around me recommended taking the MBA course that is offered in the evening. However, I thought this would put a limit to my learning experience. Furthermore, I deeply wanted some time to reassess my career plan and the quickest way of enhancing my professionalism.   I believe MBA in Korea University has the capacity to compete at a global level when comparing to both domestic and foreign MBA programs. Not only does it have a great curriculum, but it also has globally renowned professors, as well as networking opportunities through CEMS network. Moreover, Korea University's unique culture of strong bond among alumni played a major role in my decision, as networking is a critical component of MBA.   4. In GMBA, which curriculum has helped your career development? Domestic and foreign professors' admiring lectures and case studies, as well as the IRP (International Residence Program) in Shanghai, China, and Barcelona, Spain, were extremely unique experiences. Also, the curriculum that allowed me to actually apply what I have learned to a real business was extremely helpful, especially the "business simulation" executed at module. This experience allowed me to team up with my colleagues and run a virtual business, managing operations, quality, R&D, finance, HR, and etc., not to mention how valuable it was for us to perform business planning based on the virtual market conditions and make decisions.    5. What was the most helpful coaching resource provided by KUBS Career Hub? Mock interview was the most helpful. The Career Development Center provided periodic mentoring and special lecture sessions led by either Korea University alumni or related CEOs, which constantly motivated me. This exposed me to true market conditions and helped me to develop a sense of where I want to take my career. 6 months before I graduated, I was participating in mock interview program with HR coordinators in global companies, which turned out to be very helpful as well. The feedback and the interview coaching from Career Development Center allowed me to perform at my full potential without getting nervous in the real interviews.    6. Do you have any advice for job seekers interested in the related field? I learned the value of connecting and cooperating through the GMBA program at Korea University. The synergy that derived from cooperating, studying, and discussing with my colleagues with various backgrounds and nationalities will forever be useful and I will always take pride in the fact that I graduated from the GMBA program from Korea University. In my case, I tried to connect what I learned in school with the real world, which allowed me to naturally develop new thoughts and values that I missed out on as a college student back when I was pursuing my BA degree.   Moreover, now that I am back at work, it turns out the principles and cases that I was exposed to during the GMBA program became the foundations for applying new ideas in the real world. By utilizing the competitiveness and influence of the GMBA program, I hope everyone can further develop their career and rise up to the decision maker level.
Nov 18, 2016
Interview with Entering Class of 2015 MBA Valedictorians
Interview with Entering Class of 2015 MBA Valedictorian   Finance MBA Valedictorian Woo Joo Yang (10th Batch)   1. What does it feel like to be Valedictorian? I want to thank Korea University for giving me an opportunity to be in the FMBA program and to KEB Hana Bank where I work. I also would like to thank my FMBA colleagues and my wife who have always supported me. As I completed each module diligently, I was able to produce exceptional results. Achievements earned from FMBA program will be the good ground for my career.     2. What were the keys to become Valedictorian?  Firstly, I think it was my passion for learning. After 10 years of working, I was desperate to have an opportunity to systemize my experience at a bank through learning and then utilize my knowledge when I return to work. Thus, my motivation was clear. Secondly, my CFA certificates that I obtained previously were a big help. A CFA certificate is specialized within the fields of finance and accounting, which is was very similar to the MBA curriculum. Lastly, my work experience at a bank also helped me greatly. I suggested my thoughts and proposal ideas of Korea’s finance industry during the team project. My work experience served as the foundation of working in a team.     3. What is the most memorable experience during Finance MBA? I would say the IRP program, especially when I took the course related to risk management at NUS. Although I went through some difficulties, it is a valuable moment which I cannot easily experience. In addition, I was able to learn the current position of Korea in global financial market by visiting a financial institution in Hong Kong. 4. What did you learn from Finance MBA? Through the FMBA program, I have developed expertise in finance and accounting along with my CFA certificates. Not only I learned academic theories by taking courses, but also felt a sense of achievement through projects with my teammates from various backgrounds.   5. Do you have any advice for the upcoming FMBA freshmen? Because the following program is specialized in finance and accounting, the new students may have difficulties keeping up with the program. However, if you have a passion to study and spend time on it, eventually you will be able to pave your own path. As you actively share your opinions in the team project, you will find yourself growing. Lastly, it is important to keep in touch with your colleagues, alumni and professors and build a network to support each other. Global MBA Valedictorian Jiwon Woo (10th Batch) 1. What does it feel like to be Valedictorian? I would to like thank those of you who always supported me to complete Global MBA Program. The past year was necessary for my long-term career, and it was a meaningful time for me to meet precious people who will last a lifetime.   2. What were the keys to become Valedictorian?  I believe it was my strong will for learning. Although I was not a typical exemplary student, I completed my assignment diligently with responsibility. Since I chose this program for my self-development and long-term career, I set high goals and did my absolute best. I always endeavor to produce better results than my goals.     3. What was your motivation to start GMBA? I thought an MBA program was the most necessary program for me to reach my ultimate goal of working in the field of strategic consulting. The GMBA curriculum, which all courses are offered in English, was a perfect fit for those wishing to become a global talent. Furthermore, the best part of this program is that I have a chance to build a network with students from various countries. 4. What did you learn from GMBA? The GMBA was a great opportunity for me to overcome fear of numbers. When I was a student, I avoided taking courses related to numbers. I thought this could possibly be an obstacle for me to become a business leader in the future. Therefore, I decided to major in Finance. Thanks to the GMBA program, I was able to overcome fear of numbers. It helped my consulting career as well. 5. Do you have any advice for the upcoming GMBA freshmen? I hope you will make unforgettable memories through this MBA program, which is an once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. The professors with excellent lectures, GMBA colleagues and alumni have always planted a deep insight in me. Now when I look back, there were many events occurred, such as orientation session and commencement ceremony. I personally think all of my times at KUBS were meaningful, and I hope you all learn many things from the GMBA. Take an advantage of this opportunity and enjoy it.    
Sep 30, 2016
Alumni Interview: Iljin Group CEO Sang Il Lee (Commerce, ’57)
KUBS Alumni Interview — Sang Il Lee (Commerce, ’57), Chairman of Iljin Group “One with professionalism and positive attitude can succeed” Q: Iljin Group is leading the field of wheel bearing with its innovative technologies. Tell us about the company’s vision and your business philosophy as Iljin Group reaches out to the world beyond Korea. The three core values for Iljin Group’s corporate culture are “creative spirit,” “teamwork,” and “make it happen.” With that being said, our company supports all employees, so they can collaborate to achieve goals based on their insights. A company can stay in business with its results and profits. In order to bear fruits in management, the company shall ensure its competiveness in the market by producing excellent goods in various aspects, such as technology, quality, price, etc.   Iljin Group is leading the world’s wheel bearing market with the global market share of 30%. Our major clients are world-class automobile companies, including Hyundai Motor Company, Kia Motors, BMW, Ford, Renault, VW, PSA, FIAT, Mercedes-Benz, Chrysler, GM, TESLA (manufactures electric vehicles), etc.   Since the initial stage of Iljin Group, I had a goal and confidence to produce goods with global competiveness, rather solely focusing on the domestic market. I believed that providing excellent products at the lowest cost would lead our company on the path to success in the global market. Because wheel bearing is an essential part of an automobile, it is important to guarantee its best quality with securing the stability. I must say it was not easy to penetrate the market due its high price and quality; however, under the company’s management philosophy “make it happen,” I did not give up. With a sense of duty, I constantly invested in research in order to be recognized as the most important quality.   Iljin Group currently has research facilities in the United States and Germany. Professional technicians in Korea and overseas cooperate together to enhance the cost competiveness by increasing the automation rate using robots, sensors, and computers. The Quality Assurance Team is responsible for product manufacturing and delivery, while satisfying customer needs. Q: Many students are trying to start their own business nowadays. You have made a meaningful donation for the KUBS Support for Business Start-Ups. KUBS, my alma mater, has been recognized as the best in Korea according to various performance indexes in Korea and abroad. And now KUBS is making progress to be recognized by the world beyond Korea. I am extremely proud of the accomplishments of my alma mater.   Until the development of KUBS with its 110-year history, there have been numerous deans of KUBS, professors, including former KU President Yoon-dae Euh, who have played a major role. With these professors, KUBS produced talented individuals leading Korea. Also, because of our alumni’s love for KUBS juniors, students have access to study in the superior educational facilities.   A number of world’s distinguished universities strive to improve their start-up education. As I, too, was able to advance into the global market by starting my own business, I believe that start-up education is necessary in order to change the economic paradigm of Korea. I decided to donate the funds to develop my alma mater in a successful direction and to support our students become entrepreneurs who demonstrate their abilities to lead Korean economy. I hope KUBS Start-Up Center, which will be completed in September, will foster entrepreneurs with integrated thinking. I am confident that students will have more chances of success by challenging themselves, rather than being afraid of failure.     Q. What are some virtues that students desiring to start their own business shall improve during their studies? Please give words of advice to KUBS students. I would like to emphasize two virtues: “professionalism” and “positive attitude.” First of all, it is imperative to build your own professionalism. Developing professionalism with insights will help students become global leaders fitting the trend. Once students have made a decision on their business item, they should aim high to become the best in the world. In addition, they should think on their feet to be one step ahead in the market.   Positive attitude is also extremely important. One who only has knowledge cannot become a great leader. Nothing can be accomplished alone. You should endeavor to earn the respect and recognition from your co-workers while working together. One with positive attitude can win the hearts of clients. If you always behave modest and humble, you can become a wise entrepreneur. I will always support our KUBS students on their journey of becoming a great entrepreneur with a warm heart who thinks carefully but act boldly.   
Mar 08, 2016