• KUBS, Aiming for the World Lead
    KUBS, Aiming for the World Lead

    KUBS is advancing into the world beyond its reputation as the representative school in Korea. KUBS competes against the world’s prestigious schools and leads the most up-to-date academic trends while receiving positive reviews in rankings worldwide. Such achievements are a result of efforts to obtain high quality research and learning environment. In addition, KUBS has been dedicated to supporting students.
  • AMBA Wins 2nd Place in “Mahindra War Room” Competition
    AMBA Wins 2nd Place in Mahindra War Room

    On November 7 (Mon), the students of the KUBS S³ Asia MBA (AMBA) won second place in the “Mahindra War Room” held in Mumbai, India. The “Mahindra War Room” is an MBA-level case competition annually held by Mahindra Group since 2008. The competition was launched to solve business issues that the Mahindra Group faces.

    A total of 2,214 teams from all around the world participated in the competition. The AMBA student team has 4 members as follows: ▲Ganesh Attangudi Perichiappan Perichappan, ▲Eui Kyun Park, ▲Rachit Vyas, and ▲Gerillima Ang Chee Hui. They were the only international team that successfully made it to the final by finishing first in the semifinals. The team won second place in the final. 
  • 2017 GMBA & CEMS MIM Admissions
    2017 GMBA & CEMS MIM Admissions

    [Information Sessions] 
    · Session 1: November 23, 2016 (Wed); 19:00
    · Session 2: December 13, 2016 (Tue); 19:00

     
    [Application Deadline]
    • December 29, 2016 (Thu); 17:00 
    [Results of Application Screening] 
    • January 6, 2017 (Fri); 15:00
    [Interview] 
    • January 14, 2017 (Sat)
    [Results of Successful Applicants] 
    • January 23, 2017 (Mon); 15:00 
  • KUBS EMBA Ranked 24th Worldwide in FT Executive MBA Rankings
    KUBS EMBA Ranked 24th in FT Rankings

    The British newspaper, Financial Times (FT), has released the “2016 Top 100 Executive MBA (EMBA) Rankings” on October 17 (Mon). 

    According to the “2016 Top 100 EMBA Rankings,” released by FT, Korea University Business School’s EMBA moved up three places to No. 24 this year, only with its single-school program. Northwestern University: Kellogg tied for 24th place with Korea University.

     
  • Korea University Has Highest Pass Rate on 51st CPA Examination
    KU, Highest Pass Rate on 51st CPA Exam
    A total of 118 candidates from KU passed the CPA exam…Greatest gap between KU and Yonsei University (No. 2)

    According to the 2016 Certified Public Accountant Examination results, Korea University (KU) ranked No. 1 by producing an overwhelming number of successful CPA candidates. KU once again reaffirms its position as the best institute for nurturing certified public accountants over the past five years.
     
    The media reports announced that KU produced a total of 118 successful CPA candidates, which is the highest number among universities in Korea. KU has 20 more successful candidates than Yonsei University (98), which is considered to be No. 2.
Fall 2016 Thesis/Dissertation Examination Guidelines
Fall 2016 Thesis/Dissertation Examination Guidelines   1. [Library Website]Up-Load the Dissertation : 2016. 12. 12 (Mon) ~ 2017. 1. 6 (Fri) a. Up-Load the Dissertation(original version) in '[User Service]-[Submit Thesis]' section at Library Website b. After receiving an e-mail from the person in charge of library dissertation, students should print out 'the Proof of submitting Dissertation' and 'the Warrant of using Works'. c. A Reference : Tel. 02)3290-2782, 2785, 2786, e-mail : libweb@korea.ac.kr ※ Students can only 'log-in' during the period above. Therefore students must meet the deadline.   2. [At Designated Library] Submit Complete Binding Dissertation : 2017. 1. 5 (Thu) ~ 1. 6 (Fri) a. Students should hand in 'Complete Binding Dissertation' and 'the Warrant of using Works' to designated library during that period(two days) then get a signature at 'the Proof of submitting Dissertation'. b. Designated Library for submitting Complete Binding Dissertation ① Social and Human Science : Central Library(new building) Room 203, 2nd floor (Tel. 02-3290-1471, 1474) ② Natural Science : Science Library Room 406, 4th floor (Tel. 02-3290-4227) ③ Health Science / Medicine : Medical Library Serials Room, 2nd floor (Tel. 02-2286-1264) ④ Sejong Campus : Sejong Academic Information Center, Room Division of Technical Service, 2nd floor (Tel. 044-860-1803) c. The number of submitting copies ① Master - 6 copies (6 copies of Hard Cover or 3 copies of Hard Cover + 3 copies of Soft Cover) (8 copies of Hard Cover for Law, 4 copies of Hard Cover for Medicine and Health Science) ② Ph. D - 6 copies of Hard Cover (8 copies of Hard Cover for Law 4 copies of Hard Cover for Medicine and Health Science)    3. [At the Department Office] Submit a copy of inner page of Complete Binding Dissertation : 2017. 1. 5 (Thu) ~ 1. 6 (Fri) a. Submit a copy of inner page(the Inner page + the signature page of completion for dissertation examination) and the Proof of submitting Dissertation. 1. A copy of inner page of Complete Binding Dissertation - Inner page : The page which included the name of tutor professor, the subject of dissertation and the date that students submitted the dissertation - the Signature page of completion for dissertation examination : The page which included the signatures of the chief of committee and committee members.   Students keep the Complete Binding of Dissertation(Original Version)   b. Certificates and Complete Binding of Dissertation which are submitted after the deadline cannot be admitted. If the students don't hand in issertations during the period, Graduate school will handle this as a fail of dissertation examination of this semester. Therefore it's very important to meet the deadline.     2016. 12. .   The Dean of Graduate School
Dec 02, 2016
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Spring 2017 KUBS Global Member Recruitment
Spring 2017 KUBS Global Member Recruitment   Having the largest international student body at Korea University, the number of international students at KUBS is increasing every year. KUBS has established a student organization called “KUBS Global” in order to help regular undergraduate international students adjust to life at Korea University, as well as communicating with Korean domestic students effectively. KUBS Global is having a member recruitment to find KUBS regular undergraduate students who are willing to provide assistance for international students. For those who are interested in, please refer to the guideline below:   1. What is KUBS Global? •A student organization that helps KUBS regular undergraduate international students    2. Eligibility: •KUBS regular undergraduate students (Korean and International) ※ Double majors ARE eligible to apply •Willingness to provide assistance for international students   3. Preferred Qualifications: •Proficiency in English •Ability to speak a second language (such as Chinese) •Proficient with computer software programs, including Photoshop and Movie maker. •Excellent photographic skills   4. Activities: •Organizing events for regular students (such as Freshmen Orientation, Seniors & Alumni Gathering and Corporate Tours) •Helping international students adjust to life at KUBS •Increasing the bond between Korean and international students •Promoting online activities •Case study club for all regular students (Korean, International)    5. Recruitment & Selection Process: •Recruitment area: Academic Team, Program Team, Media Team, and supporting members •Application Submission: November 28 (Thu) – December 09 (Fri); 11:59 PM •Instruction: Fill out the attached application form below and submit it by e-mail to global.kubs@gmail.com (please save your application form with “name_KU ID number” in the title) •Interview: December 22 (Thu) - December 23 (Fri) — selected applicants will receive email by December 12 (Mon) •Result Announcement: December 26 (Mon)    6. Membership Benefits (for students who accomplished missions diligently for a year only) •Certificate of Participation •Approval of activities as community service hours •Extra points when applying for student exchange programs and/or global internship programs   7. Contact Information •E-mail: global.kubs@gmail.com •Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/kubsglobal/ •Phones: Edgar ☎ 010-3224-5783                   Heewon ☎ 010-2160-5905
Nov 28, 2016
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[Korea University Child Care Center] Application for Enrollment
Greetings. On September 1, Korea University has launched Korea University Child Care Center in order to improve the childcare options and welfare of faculty and staff. Over the past three months, the operation of the center has become stabilized by improving childcare programs and expanding facilities. Thus, the services are now extended to graduate students who have children as well. Those interested can apply for Korea University Child Care Center. Please see below for details of Korea University Child Care Center with excellent childcare staff and facilities. <Overview of Korea University Child Care Center> 1. Location: 3F, MT 1-92, Anam-ro 5-gil, Seongbuk-gu, Seoul, Republic of Korea 2. Enrollment Capacity: 47 children (1 year old: 10, 2 years old: 14, 3-4 years old: 23) * Enrollment Capacity for Graduate Students: 7 students (1 year old: 1 (born in 2014), 2 years old: 2 (born in 2013), 3 years old: 4 (born in 2011-2012) However, if the number of applicants (or people in the waiting list) exceeds the total enrollment capacity, the capacity of each priority will be applied. Enrollment Priority First: Faculty and staff who are not at College of Science and College of Health Science Second: Full-time faculty at College of Science and College of Health Science Third: Graduate students   3. Area: 403.6㎡ 4. Tuition & Fees: Free   5. Hours of Operation: Weekdays 7:30 AM – 7:30 PM   6. Contact Us: KU Child Care Center Director Misook Kim (Phone: 02-3290-1793~4, Email: kuchildren@korea.ac.kr) 7. How to Apply: Complete the attached file below and send it to kuchildren@korea.ac.kr or visit the website for online application. 8. Eligibility: All graduate students 9. KU Child Care Center Website: https://kuchildcarecenter.korea.ac.kr * Although the child care center is on a first-come-first-served basis, the order may change due to enrollment priority. Thus, the center will collect all applications for 2 weeks, then check whether enrollment priority has been fulfilled and select the final clients.  
Nov 28, 2016
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2016 Startup Express – Winter Session
The KUBS Startup Institute at Korea University Business School will hold the 2016 Startup Express-Winter Session (startup competition). 1. KUBS Startup Institute The KUBS Startup Institute, a platform for entrepreneurship and innovation, was launched in September 2016 and is located on the 2nd floor of the KUBS Main Building. The institute consists of two centers which are Iljin Center for Startup Incubation (startup incubation) and Seung Myung-Ho Center for Entrepreneurship Education (startup education).   2. 2016 Startup Express-Winter Session (1) Qualification: A team must include at least one KUBS student (other team members can be students from a different department or university) (2) Schedule Process Date Details Remarks Application By November 25 (Fri); 16:00 Complete and submit the attached application form and idea statement below Submit via email at kubsstartup@korea.ac.kr Save the file name as “Startup Express_Company Name” Results of Application Screening November 30 (Wed); 17:00 (Expected) Application results The results will be sent to CEO’s email Presentation Material Submission By December 6 (Tue); 23:59 Submit a PowerPoint file (10 minute presentation) Submit via email at kubsstartup@korea.ac.kr Presentation and Award Ceremony December 9 (Fri); 15:00-19:30 Presentation (10 minute presentation, 5 mintue Q&A), Final Winners The event will take place at KUBS Startup Station on the 2nd floor of the KUBS Main (3) Judging Criteria: Creativity and feasibility of business model, business valuation, research and analysis, etc. (4) Awards Award Total Monetary Grand Prize 1 Team An opportunity to move into Iljin Center, budget for operating expenses (5,000,000 KRW) First Prize 1 Team An opportunity to move into Iljin Center, budget for operating expenses (3,000,000 KRW) Encouragement Award 1 Team An opportunity to move into Iljin Center, budget for operating expenses (1,000,000 KRW) KUBS Research Association Award 1 Team An opportunity to move into Iljin Center, budget for operating expenses (1,000,000 KRW) * Souvenirs will be given to those who participated in the presentation event and award ceremony. 3. Contact Us (KUBS Startup Institute) (1) Phone: 02-3290-1699 or 2551  (2) Email: kubsstartup@korea.ac.kr 4. Poster 
Nov 25, 2016
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Special Lecture by Gyeonggi Province Governor Kyung-pil Name Held…"Rebuilding Korea"
KUBS Special Lecture Special Lecture by Gyeonggi Province Governor Kyung-pil Name Held…"Rebuilding Korea"   On November 9 at 10:30 AM, Gyeonggi Province Governor Kyung-pil Nam delivered his special lecture “Rebuilding Korea” at SUPEX Hall in LG-POSCO Building. The lecture was held as part of the “Business Negotiation” and “Organizational Behaviors” courses offered at Korea University Business School (KUBS). “Leadership and negotiation are major components in politics,” KUBS Professor Seungwoo Kwon said, explaining the reasons for inviting the guest speaker. “I hope this lecture will act as a trigger to think about governance and political leadership.”   Gyeonggi Province Governor Kyung-pil Nam   Governor Nam has examined Korea is facing financial calamity and emphasized to create the value of the “Global Standard.”   “Although the U.S. hits one trillion dollars of budget deficit and one trillion dollars of trade deficit every year, its economy will not collapse due to the U.S. dollar,” Governor Nam said. “The U.S. dollar is not simply currency but used as the global monetary standard.”   Developed countries create standards, not products. The prime example is Apple smartphones. Apple developed a new platform called “smartphone” by installing web browsing and other advanced functions to basic mobile phones. Such development has changed the lives of millions of people all over the world. “We make products while Apple does not. This is the difference between one who creates standards and one who follows the standards.” Governor Nam added. He provided the “Power-Sharing through Governance” as a political standard model –believing that sharing power allows maintaining of a transparent system, thereby eradicating political corruption. “Gyeonggi Province Vice Governor and I are in different parties. In other words, corruptions and irregularities cannot arise as each political party discusses with one another and uses the Gyeonggi Province System which opens all meeting processes to residents in real-time,” Governor Nam told.   Governor Nam believes that the power structure of the new era should be in a way where the president builds close relationships with ministers along with continuous discussions. This will accelerate the passage of a bill because ministers have an obligation to convince their own political party. “We cannot communicate without sharing power. Nothing would be more dangerous than voicing different opinions in the same government,” he continued. In economic areas, Governor Nam stressed the “Shared Market Economy Model,” which is the combination of freedom and sharing. The economic system has to change. The Shared Market Economy Model allows the nation and communities to support platforms while companies use the provided platforms. Communities are responsible for a product’s entrance fee, marketing cost, logistic fee, etc.   He gave an example of Donald Trump explaining that if the neo-monopoly continues, it is possible that there can be a next Trump. The lives of enraged citizens must fundamentally change. Governor Nam used potato chips as an example to explain the Shared Market Economy Model.   “Gyeonggi-do Corporation provides platforms, enabling companies to compete with pure products only, and all companies have to do is utilize these platforms. Through a sharing platform, the cost of potato chips has decreased from 3,300 won to 900 won. This is the structure that “public” stands as a platform while private companies create an economic ecosystem.   “The key to future communication is sharing. I hope all of you will become a leader preparing for the future,” Governor Nam said at the end of his lecture.   “It takes 1,000 years to change culture and society whereas changing a system takes only 10 years,” said KUBS Dean Soo Young Kwon, who attended the lecture. “Based on today’s lecture, I look forward to seeing our society change within 10 years.”
Nov 25, 2016
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KUBS International Business Joins Networking Session with Tsukuba Faculty
KUBS International Joins Networking Session with Tsukuba Faculty       On October 10, a group of ten professors from the Graduate School of Business Sciences, MBA Program in International Business at the University of Tsukuba, which is Japan’s national university, visited Korea University Business School (KUBS). A total of 15 KUBS professors of International Business, including former Associate Dean Hojung Shin, welcomed the Tsukuba professors.   The KUBS Student Ambassadors, KUBE, conducted a campus tour to introduce the school to the Tsukuba professors and had a small chat to break the awkward atmosphere. “I hope this session allows us to give insights and to move forward to become top universities in the world,” Professor Shin said.   “It is meaningful to meet and share diverse experiences and knowledge with professors of Korean and Japanese universities that are geographically adjacent to one another,” Professor Hua Xu, who is Program Chair at the University of Tsukuba, said. “I would like to know more about the educational system of Korea’s best business school and benchmark its positive aspects.” KUBS and Tsukuba faculty delivered their lectures respectively and academically discussed about the related issues.   The University of Tsukuba is a national university that produced three Nobel Prize winners (two in Physics and one in Chemistry). The university was founded in 1973, following its predecessor the Tokyo University of Education. At that time, the University of Tsukuba was the first school to give lectures in English. Under the idea of the “Pacific Rim’s College of Science and Engineering,” the university made massive investments in engineering and medicine areas. Furthermore, the “Credit Approval Policy,” which students design their own major and request for credit approval, was introduced for the first time in Japan.
Nov 25, 2016
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Mentoring Day with KUBS Alumni
Alumni Mentoring Day by Career Hub Mentoring Day with KUBS Alumni     Marking its 10th anniversary, the Fall 2016 Alumni Mentoring Day was held on October 26 at 7:00 PM in Ahn Young Il Hall of the LG-POSCO Building. In the event, former KUBS Associate Dean Hosun Rhim, 27 KUBS students, and 9 alumni mentors from the various fields, such as △ accounting, △public institutions, △finance, △services, △consulting, △manufacturing, made a presence.   The Alumni Mentoring Day, hosted by Career Hub every semester, is a mentoring program for KUBS students matching with graduates. KUBS students can apply for the mentoring program through the KUBS website each semester. Participating students (2nd through 4th year students) will be paired up with alumni working in the field the student is hoping to pursue, so that they can receive career counseling as well as practical advice on job market.   In the event, alumnus Jong Bae Park (Business Administration, ’79) has received a letter of appreciation and alumnus Sang Gil Jeon (Business Administration, ’83) has received a letter of appointment as the delegate of mentors. “No matter what time period we are living in, it is important to question and be concerned about society,” alumnus Jeon said. “Since Business is a study that analyzes the current world trends, I hope KUBS students can go through various experiences.” After introducing the alumni, the mentoring event began, and students asked questions about the job market to alumni.   “My mentor, alumnus Young Dae Kim, gave us promotional products from his company and explained the marketing process in detail,” said JiHyeon Lee (Business Administration, ‘14) who attended as a mentee. “It was a meaningful time because I could see how the theories I learned from school are applied in real marketing scenes.”   Meanwhile, Career Hub provides an opportunity for students to meet with graduates and exchange information through the alumni mentoring program for one year. Students can apply for the mentoring program in May via KUBS website. A total of 48 alumni mentors and 124 KUBS students have participated in the 2016 Alumni Mentoring Day.
Nov 25, 2016
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Professional Golfer Kyung-Ju Choi Delivers Special Lecture in AMP
Professional Golfer Kyung-Ju Choi Delivers Special Lecture in AMP   On October 24 at 8:15 PM, PGA professional golfer Kyung-Ju Choi, who is Chief Director of KJ Choi Foundation, delivered a special lecture in room 301 of Hyundai Motor Hall. The lecture was organized by Woo Sung Karm (82nd Batch of AMP) and lasted an hour. Choi gave a speech about his life under the theme of “Golf and Business.” He also introduced his foundation and volunteer activities.     Kyung-Ju Choi, Korea’s first winner of the PGA Tour, started playing golf at the age of 17, following a suggestion from his PE teacher. “I could not have made it this far without those who spotted my talent and dream. I established a foundation to support children in hardships but filled with hopes and dreams,” Choi said, explaining his reasons for volunteering. As of now, KJ Choi Foundation supports approximately 100 children. The foundation not only supports future golf players but also offers tuition by selecting its Hope Scholarship recipients.   In addition, Choi helps children by running various projects such as Dream Library, which is built inside a child care, and Charity Golf Competition. “Just as a mother bird wholeheartedly incubates its eggs in a safe nest, teens also need love and care by others in order to realize their dreams,” he said. “The world will become a better place to live when these kids grow up and share hopes to the world.”   “I was truly intrigued by Choi’s candid story,” Student President Byung Taek Shim (82nd Batch of AMP) said. “I was also inspired by his foundation activities to nurture promising golf players.”
Nov 25, 2016
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S³ Asia MBA Students Win 2nd Place in “Mahindra War Room" Competition
S³ Asia MBA Students Win 2nd Place in “Mahindra War Room” Competition Placed 2nd out of 2,214 participating teams…The first international team to win the competition since its launch   On November 7 (Mon), the students of Korea University Business School’s S³ Asia MBA (AMBA) won second place in the “Mahindra War Room” held in Mumbai, India. The “Mahindra War Room” is an MBA-level case competition annually held by the Mahindra Group since 2008. The competition was launched to solve business issues that Mahindra Group faces.     In the competition, each team selects one of the four following topics and develops a strategy: ▲Growth strategy in domestic market for SSsangyong Motor, ▲Growth strategy for Zoto App, ▲IT strategy for the new generation, and ▲Performance improvement strategy for Mahindra Racing Formula E Team. A total of 2,214 teams from all around the world participated in the competition. Twenty-five teams, consisting of 21 Indian teams and 4 international teams, made it to the semifinals while only 10 teams advanced to the final.   ▲The AMBA students present their topic on “Zoto App’s growth strategy” in the grand finale.   The AMBA student team has 4 members—▲Ganesh Attangudi Perichiappan Perichappan (8th Batch), ▲Eui Kyun Park (9th Batch), ▲Rachit Vyas (9th Batch), and ▲Gerillima Ang Chee Hui (9th Batch)—and named their team “Fudan Warriors.” The team was the only international team that successfully made it to the final by finishing first in the semifinals. Fudan Warriors won second place in the final.     (From left) ▲Rachit Vyas (9th Batch), ▲Ganesh Attangudi Perichiappan Perichappan (8th Batch), ▲Eui Kyun Park (9th Batch) and ▲Gerillima Ang Chee Hui (9th Batch)   “We sought advice from Nigerians at Funda University because our topic was about growth strategy for Zoto App used in Nigeria by Mahindra Group,” Gerillima Ang Chee Hui said. “Based on their information, we were able to understand the circumstances in Nigeria, which is quiet unfamiliar to Asians, develop a strategy, and learn many other things.”   The Mahindra Group, the sponsor of the competition, is a multinational conglomerate that acquired Korea’s Ssangyong Motor. It generates revenue of approximately $7.1 billion and employs more than 100,000 people. Mahindra operates the key industries in India, taking a leadership position in utility vehicles, tractors, and information technology (IT). It also shows a strong presence in financial services, vacation ownership, consulting services, industrial equipment, logistics, etc. In 2014, Mahindra was listed in the Forbes Global 2000, a comprehensive list of the world’s largest, most powerful public companies, based on its revenue, profit, assets, and market value.   Photo Credit: By Mahindra War Room’s Official Facebook www.facebook.com/mahindrawarroom 
Nov 24, 2016
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KUBS, Aiming for the World Lead
KUBS, Aiming for the World Lead     Korea University Business School (KUBS) is advancing into the world beyond its reputation as the representative school in Korea. KUBS competes against the world’s prestigious schools and leads the most up-to-date academic trends while receiving positive reviews in rankings worldwide. Such achievements are a result of efforts to obtain high quality research and learning environment. In addition, KUBS has been dedicated to supporting students. KUBS ranked 76th in the field of Business and Economics of the “THE World University Rankings 2016-2017 by Subject,” released by the British weekly magazine, Times Higher Education. The university took first place in Korea by exclusively listing in the top 100. Furthermore, KUBS placed 97th worldwide and 1st in Korea in the Economics and Business subject area of the "2017 Best Global Universities Rankings." The ranking was calibrated by 13 performance indicators such as △Citations, △Reputation Survey, △Staff-to-Student Ratio, and △Doctorate-to-Bachelor’s Ratio.   In the field of academic influence, the heated competition among KUBS and other overseas universities is still ongoing. As of September 1, KUBS ranked 77th in the world, which is highest ranking in Korea, among SSRN top 1,000 business schools. SSRN (Social Science Research Network) is a worldwide repository of scholarly research in the social sciences and humanities. KUBS ranked substantially higher than Seoul National University Business School (96th), KAIST College of Business (194th), and Yonsei University School of Business (261st). The SSRN rankings predict the scholarly influence of an institute. The results are based on the statistics of authors and their affiliations and contribution to the paper. The business school has been receiving superior reviews worldwide in educational area as well. According to the “2016 Top 100 EMBA Rankings,” released by FT, The KUBS EMBA moved up three places to No. 24 this year, only with its single-school program. At the same time, KUBS has been conducting integrated startup education by launching “KUBS Startup Institute” in September. Iljin Group and Dongwha Group donated 2 billion won and 1.5 billion won, respectively—adding up to 3.5 billion won in total—to build and operate KUBS Startup Institute. The institute consists of two centers which are "Iljin Center for Startup Incubation" and "Seung Myung-Ho Center for Entrepreneurship Education." The Iljin Center for Startup Incubation will act as a foothold of the business incubation and network whereas the Seung Myung-Ho Center for Entrepreneurship Education aims to provide integrated startup education.   Thanks to the unconditional efforts of KUBS, graduates are able to make a smooth transition into society. Korea University has produced a total of 118 successful CPA candidates, which is the highest number among universities in Korea. KU once again reaffirms its position as the best institute for nurturing certified public accountants over the past five years (2012 – 2016). The college runs the CPA Prep Program called “Jeongjincho” to support students who study for CPA.   Meanwhile, the cases where graduates run a non-profit organization or startup based on their knowledge and skills gained at Korea University are gradually increasing: △Marymond (Hong Jo Yoon, Business Administration, ’05), the lifestyle brand that allows people to think about the restoration of dignity and the victims of Japanese military “Sexual Slavery,” △Bear.Better. (Jeong Ho Kim, Trades, ’85), the company that manufactures products by hiring handicapped with developmental disabilities, △Root Impact (Kyung Sun Chung, Business Administration, ’05), the company that helps non-profit organizations and startups.
Nov 18, 2016
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KUBS Placed Top among Korean Universities in Various Rankings Worldwide
KUBS Placed Top among Korean Universities in Various Rankings Worldwide KUBS is the only university in Korea listed in the top 100 in Britain’s “THE World University Rankings 2016-2017 by Subject” and America’s “U.S. News & World Report Best Global Universities Rankings.” Proving its excellence worldwide in the assessment based on research performance and education reputation.   Korea University Business School (KUBS) has demonstrated its excellence in research and education through various rankings worldwide.   KUBS ranked 76th in the business and economics league table of the “Times Higher Education World University Rankings by Subject.” The university took first place in Korea by exclusively listing in the top 100.   The ranking was calibrated by 13 performance indicators such as △Citations, △Reputation Survey, △Staff-to-student ratio, and △Doctorate-to-bachelor’s ratio. The Reputation in Research and Teaching categories is the index drawn from the survey results collected from researchers registered in Elsevier which is the owner company of the International Research Database. Therefore, the reputation of the university as well as the credibility are considered as the critical factors for the evaluation.   Meanwhile, △MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) ranked first, followed by △Stanford University (2nd) and △University of Oxford (3rd).  At the same time, KUBS was also recognized as the best business school in Korea according to the “2017 Best Global Universities Rankings,” released by U.S. News & World Report.   Korea University Business School placed 97th worldwide and 1st in Korea in the Economics and Business subject area of the "2017 Best Global Universities Rankings." KUBS is the only university in the nation that is named in the top 100. △Seoul National University (122th) and △Yonsei University (159th) came next in the Economics and Business subject area. The rankings, which was launched in 2014, is a research performance-oriented evaluation focused specifically on school’s academic research and reputation overall. The ranking indicators are as follows: △Total Citations, △International Collaboration, △Global Research Reputation, △Regional Research Reputation, etc. U.S. News releases the results of the top 1,000 out of the 1,262 universities.   In the meantime, △Harvard University took first place while △MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology and △University of Pennsylvania ranked second and third places, respectively.   “KUBS is recognized for its excellence in research and education based on the several prestigious university rankings worldwide,” KUBS Dean Dong-One Kim said. “As being the best business school in the nation and remaining high among prominent universities in the world, KUBS strives to produce high quality education and innovation.”
Oct 31, 2016
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IBRE Selected as Most Excellent Institute in Social Sciences at KU
IBRE Selected as Most Excellent Institute in Social Sciences at KU Institutes were evaluated based on their research performance and activities in 2015…IBRE received excellent marks in both quantitative and qualitative assessments   Institute for Business Research & Education (IBRE) was selected as the most excellent institute at Korea University for its operations and research activities. The “2016 Affiliated Institute Annual Assessment Results,” released on October 17, is an annual assessment conducted by the Office of Research Affairs at Korea University. The purpose of the assessment is to enhance research capacity and promotion of the affiliated institutes at Korea University. One honorary best institute, eight most excellent institutes, and five excellent institutes were selected based on their research performance in 2015.   The assessment was categorized into five areas, which are △Liberal Arts △Social Sciences, △Natural Sciences, △Engineering and △Medicine. Each institute was measured quantitatively and qualitatively for its research activities. The assessment was conducted on 124 institutes affiliated at Korea University. IBRE was selected as one of the most excellent institute in Social Sciences Area I. The ratio of quantitative and qualitative assessments is 76 to 24.   IBRE published a total of 91 research papers and held 75 seminars, organized by eight affiliated centers at IBRE, last year. In addition, the institute newly launched the Center for Business Research Analytics and released the “KUBS Worldwide Business Research Rankings” in 2015.   “We have achieved such remarkable results thanks to our KUBS professors who have unceasingly dedicated their efforts into the research,” IBRE Director Chan Su Park said. “IBRE, which has been building a cornerstone of Business Administration research in Korea, will strive to actively support research activities to develop innovations befitting the 21st century.”   In the meantime, IBRE, the first business economic research center in 1958, continues its scholarly theoretical research on business environment, as well as contributing to Korea’s economic development through management training programs.
Oct 20, 2016
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[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.
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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
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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.   
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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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