• 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.

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      - Around 190 students will be admitted

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  • Korea University Attending “QS World MBA Tour Seoul”
    KU Attending “QS World MBA Tour Seoul"

    Korea University Business School (MBA) will be attending “QS World MBA Tour Seoul,” hosted by QS (a company that produces university rankings) on October 27 (Thu) from 4:00 PM to 9:00 PM. Over 30 business schools, including KUBS MBA, Oxford Saïd, Michigan-Ross, and Washington-Olin and many more, from Korea, USA, Europe, and Asia are joining the fair. 

    Information sessions and admissions consulting services will be provided by program directors and managers from S³ Asia MBA and GMBA (CEMS MIM). Your participation will be greatly appreciated.
  • 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 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.
  • KUBS Ranked No. 1 in Korea among SSRN Top 1,000 Business Schools
    No. 1 in Korea in the SSRN Rankings

    As of September 1, Korea University Business School ranked No. 77 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 (No. 96), KAIST College of Business (No. 194), and Yonsei University School of Business (No. 261). 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.
[Undergraduate] Spring 2017 Double Major Application
Guidelines on Applying for Double Major for Spring 2017   Under the University Constitution and Regulations in Chapter 4, Section3, Article 35 Academic Operations Regulation in Chapter 6, Section 2, subsection 1 on Double Major   1. Eligibility 1) Applicants whose 1st major have already been designated are eligible to apply for double major 2) Applicants should have registered for more than 3 semesters. 3) Transfer students can apply after completing a minimum of one semester at Korea University. 4) KU students who are currently registered as of 2016 fall semester 5) Students who are on leave of absence at the time of (or during) the application period will be disqualified even after being announced as successful applicants. 6) Students who are already in double major, interdisciplinary major, student-designed major and engineering authentication certificate program are NOT eligible to apply unless students withdraw from the program before November 4th, 2016 at 5:00 PM 7) Application for withdrawal is available at KU Portal. Students in the engineering authentication program should apply directly at their department office for withdrawal. 8) Students who would like to cancel the acceptance of double major and pursue other programs should complete withdrawal procedure. Re-application to the double major can only be accepted once. 9) Failed applicants for double major should pursue a single intensive major.   2. Selection Criteria 1) Generally selection procedure can be based on applicants’ overall GPA, Interview, statement of purpose, etc. Applications are reviewed by each department that applicants belong to. (Please refer to the attachment 1) 2) Applicants’ overall GPA including F grade is taken into consideration.   3. Application Procedure Application Period: November 9th (Wed) 10:00 AM -  November 11th , 2016 (Fri) 5:00 PM Please be advised that applicants should complete online application 1~ 2 hours prior to the deadline. Any late application due to technical problem of individual computer is NOT accepted.   4. How to Apply Online Application at (http://portal.korea.ac.kr)   5. Announcement of Successful Applicants 1) Date of Announcement: December 16th 14:00pm, 2016 (Tentative) 2) Please log in at (http://portal.korea.ac.kr) -> Bulletin->Notice->Undergraduate Schedule 6. Notes 1) The mandatory regulation of completing a second major is applied to students entering from 2004 onward. Student subject to this regulation must complete one of the followings; 1) intensive major course of first major 2)double major 3) interdisciplinary major 4)student-designed major. 2) Applicant who is transferred with a bachelor’s degree from other universities can choose not to complete a second major. 3) Intensive major course of 1st major assumes a similar form to the existing single major system. 4) Among successful applicants, those only who retain the eligibility conditions during the application will be accepted to pursue Double Major from the following semester 5) Students are NOT allowed to double major in Law School, Department of Computer Science Education, Division of Computer and Communication Engineering, College of Medicine, College of Nursing, Cyber Defense, College of Pharmacy. Department(s) /School(s) that student can not apply due to abolishment of majors. - College of Health Sciences - College of Health Science students who were admitted as freshman in 2006 ~2013 are NOT eligible to apply double major within the college. Students from other colleges/schools are limited to 1)Biomedical Engineering 2)Biosystem and Biomedical Science 3)Health and Environmental Science 4)Health and Policy Management within the College of Health Sciences. 6) Applicants to the business school, college of political science and economics, school of art and design, college of informatics and department of history education must submit ‘Statement of Purpose (study plan)’ of no longer than 1000 words. 7) Applicants must read carefully all regulations and instructions on Double Major. Refer to attachment 2. 8) Any questions related to curriculum and credit requirements of completing a double major should be directed to the relevant department or college.   2016. 10. 24. Academic Administration Division
Oct 24, 2016
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
KUBS EMBA Rises to 24th in FT Executive MBA Rankings
KUBS EMBA Rises to 24th in FT Executive MBA Rankings Korea University ranks 24th worldwide with its independent program "Executive MBA"…No. 1 Korea for the 6th consecutive year Higher ranking than △Columbia University (28th place), △New York University (38th place), △Rice University (43rd place), △Cornell University (50th place)   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. The program ranked higher than globally-renowned business schools such as △Columbia Business School (28th place), △New York University (38th place) △Rice University: Jones (43rd place), and △Cornell University: Johnson (50th place). This year’s first place went to Kellogg-HKUST EMBA, a joint program, followed by △Tsinghua-Insead EMBA and △Trium Global EMBA, taking second and third place, respectively. Korea University is the only university in Korea to be named in the ranking. The EMBA’s high achievement in the FT ranking is significant, as it is an independently organized program by Korea University. Among the EMBA programs that were listed in the top 100, 24 were programs from universities in Asia, but only nine universities, including Korea University, Nanyang University (18th place), National University of Singapore (17th place), ran single-school programs. The remaining universities in Asia offered joint programs with American, British, and French universities. KU’s EMBA stood at 26th place in the “3-Year Average Ranking” (the average raking from 2014 to 2016, in which, KU ranked 28th, 27th and 24th place) which gives a more accurate assessment of the program from a longer-term perspective. KU stands shoulder to shoulder in the 3-Year Average Ranking with the likes of △University of Cambridge: Judge EMBA (25th place), △Kellogg-Schulich EMBA (26th place), and △Columbia Business School (27th place).   Korea’s one and only world-class MBA, KU Executive MBA   Founded in 2003 as the first Executive MBA program in Korea, Korea University Business School’s Executive MBA program aims to develop creative-minded global CEOs. KUBS EMBA is a 2-year program with lectures conducted on weekends. The program has the best faculty and recruits the best students; applicants must have a minimum of 10 years’ work experience and hold senior management or executive positions, offering an unparalleled environment. Exclusive lecture rooms and a student lounge dedicated for the program’s participants, mostly in executive positions, offer facilities commensurable with their status. Students receive the highest quality of education with two head professors in the program, a full-time program manager, and two teaching assistants dedicated to provide support.   View Related Articles [금강일보] 고려대, 영국 FT 선정 '최고경영자 과정' 24위 기록  [내일신문] 고려대 경영전문대학원 ‘세계 27위’ [뉴시스] [소식]고려대, FT 선정 최고경영자 과정 24위 [대학저널] 고려대, FT Executive MBA 세계 랭킹 24위 [동아일보] 고려대, 英FT ‘EMBA’ 세계 24위 (지면) [매일경제] 고려대, FT Executive MBA 세계 랭킹 24위 기록…100위권 내 국내 유일 [베리타스알파] 2016 FT 세계 EMBA 순위..24위 고려대 '국내유일' [서울경제] 고려대, 국내 대학 유일 FT 선정 세계 100대 EMBA 선정 [아시아투데이] 고려대, '2016 세계 100대 Executive MBA'서 24위 기록 [연합뉴스] 고려대, 영국 FT 선정 '최고경영자 과정' 24위 기록 [에듀동아] 고려대 Executive MBA, 세계 랭킹 24위 올라 [중앙일보] 고려대, FT Executive MBA 세계 랭킹 24위 올라 [천지일보] 고려대, FT Executive MBA 세계 랭킹 24위 올라 [쿠키뉴스] 고려대 경영전문대학원, FT 선정 ‘EMBA 세계 랭킹’ 24위 기록 [한국경제] 고려대 MBA, 영국 FT랭킹 세계24위…국내대학 유일 순위권 [한국대학신문] 고려대, 영국 FT 선정 '최고경영자 과정' 세계24위 [헤럴드경제] 고려대, 영국 FT 선정 ‘최고경영자 과정’ 24위
Oct 17, 2016
Fudan University MBA, GIP Held
 Fudan University MBA, GIP Held   "The 2016 Global Immersion Program for Fudan University (GIP)," organized by Korea University Business School, was held for five days from July 25 through July 29. Fudan University, a public institution located in Shanghai, is widely known for the prestigious university in China. The GIP is an overseas training program where students from foreign MBA programs can study in the best business school in Korea.      “We organized the GIP to accommodate the demand of international students who are greatly interested in Korean business,” KUBS Associate Dean Myeong-Hyeon Cho told. The international students who have visited KUBS expanded their knowledge by taking Business Administration lectures and touring around Korean companies. The campus tour was also held on the first day. The following lectures were delivered at the GIP: △Doing Business in Korea(Professor Tony Garrett), △Understanding Korean Management (Professor Mannsoo Shin), △Operations and Supply Chain Strategies of Korean Firms (Professor DaeSoo Kim), △Korean Chaebols: Its Origin, Growth, and Current Issues (Professor Woochan Kim), and △Korean wave past& future (Professor Janghyuk Lee).   In addition, the MBA students from Fudan University visited companies, such as △Samsung Innovation Museum, △Story Garden by AMOREPACIFIC, △Hyundai Motor Company Asan Plant, and △Hyundai Steel Dangjin Factory, in order to understand competitive industries of cosmetics, steels, automobiles, etc. in Korea. “I was very delighted to take lectures at Korea University Business School through the GIP,” MBA student Robert Lu from Fudan University said. “It was informative to learn about industries by visiting the companies in Korea.”
Sep 22, 2016
The 81st AMP Graduation Ceremony and 82nd AMP Induction Ceremony
Korea University Business School’s Advanced Management Program (AMP) The 81st AMP Graduation Ceremony and 82nd AMP Induction Ceremony On August 22 at 4:00 PM, the graduation ceremony of Korea University Business School’s 81st Advanced Management Program (AMP) was held at SUPEX Hall in LG-POSCO Building. Around 100 persons were present at the ceremony, including 61 AMP graduates (81st batch), Dean Dong-One Kim, Wondeok Han (president of AMP Alumni Association), Professor Sang Yong Kim (academic director), and Professor Seung Yeon Oh (associate academic director).   “KUBS AMP, founded in 1976, has come this far by focused investment and people’s dedication,” Dean Dong-One Kim said during his speech. “Have pride in yourself for graduating from the best AMP and continue to expand your KU network.”     “Although this year's weather was exceptionally hot which made us difficult to attend classes, I want to congratulate you all for successfully becoming AMP alumni,” AMP Alumni Association President Wondeok Han said in his congratulatory speech. “If you did not have enough time to learn about your AMP colleagues thoroughly in the past six months, continue to build rapport through activities after graduation.”   “All graduates from the 81st AMP have successfully accomplished the program from orientation through graduation and proudly joined the alumni association,” Eun Sang Yoo, who is representative of the 81st AMP, told. “Such achievement was possible thanks to our professor’s excellent guide and unconditional support.”     Meanwhile, the 82nd AMP Induction Ceremony was held on September 3. Dean Dong-One Kim, Wondeok Han (president of AMP Alumni Association), Professor Sang Yong Kim (academic director), and Professor Seung Yeon Oh (associate academic director), and 45 new AMP students attended the event held in Walkerhill Hotel. After the induction ceremony, the orientation session where the new students can learn about school life at KUBS and KU’s unique culture was held.
Sep 22, 2016
“Thank You for Your Donation”…Donor Appreciation Dinner Successfully Completed
 “Thank You for Your Donation”…Donor Appreciation Dinner Successfully Complete    (From left) Associate Dean Hosun Rhim, Alumnus Hwiseong Yu, Alumnus Taejun Yeom, Alumnus Yeongyeon Yoon, Dean Dong-One Kim   On June 30 at 7:00 PM, the KUBS Donor Appreciation Dinner was held at Cuckoo Hall, located on the sixth floor of the LG-POSCO Building. The donor appreciation dinner was organized for donors who have showed love for their alma mater to develop KUBS and foster its students.   △KUBS Dean Dong-One Kim, △KUBS Associate Dean Hosun Rhim, △Alumnus Hwiseong Yu (Commerce, ’58), △Alumnus Taejun Yeom (Commerce, ’58), and △Yeongyeon Yoon (Commerce, ’58) were present at the event. The alumni expressed their love for alma mater by saying, “it is a great honor to make a donation to KUBS, which is home of our heart.”   “I want to extend my deepest gratitude to the alumni for the immeasurable amount of support toward KUBS,” Dean Kim said. “We could not have come this far without your support.” Meanwhile, KUBS has four different categories of pledges: △Scholarship, △Research, △Construction, and △Miscellany. KUBS’s unique “donation culture” has contributed in ranking No. 1 in business school assessments conducted in Korea and the world. Thanks to all donors, the funds that have been donated to KUBS over the last three years are approximately 20 billion won. KUBS awarded scholarships to 959 students (scholarship overlap counted).  
Sep 22, 2016
New Graduate Students Enrolled
Fall 2016 Graduate School New Student Orientation Was Held New Graduate Students Enrolled   On August 22 at 3:00 PM, the Fall 2016 Graduate School of Business Administration · International Business New Student Orientation was held at LG-POSCO Building. At the event, area chairs of the Graduate School and 20 new students were present. KUBS provided overall information on school life such as curriculum, course registration, academic requirements, scholarships, and career development programs. “I hope this orientation session has helped students plan their academic goals,” KUBS General Manager Yoon Yi Choi said. “Feel free to contact or stop by our KUBS Graduate School Office if any questions arise regarding school life.”     The programs organized by KUBS International Office were introduced as well. “The newly built KUBS International Lounge will be open in September on the third floor of the KUBS Main Building,” Jinhwa Woo, who is a staff member in KUBS International Office, said. “Take advantage of these opportunities, such as Student Exchange Program, and make the most out of your college experience.” Afterward, the orientation session for each area were held. The new graduate students met with professors of their area and had a Q&A session.   “The orientation session was informative as it enables us to know the upcoming academic schedule and to set up academic plans before the semester begins,” Moon Young Park (MS student in Management) who matriculated in the Graduate School for the Fall 2016 said. “I had a chance to ask various questions regarding the graduate school to the professors of my area.”   The Department of Business Administration offers master’s, doctoral, and integrated MS/PhD programs in △Management, △Marketing, △MIS, △LSOM, △Finance, and △Accounting) whereas the Department of International Business runs the following programs:  Master’s programs in △International Trade Theory and △International Business Theory; doctoral programs in △International Business Management, △International Marketing, △International Finance/Banking, and △Trade/Commerce.  More detailed information on admissions and school life is available on KUBS website (kubs.korea.ac.kr).
Sep 21, 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 MB?? 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
[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.  
Oct 28, 2015
[2015 MBA Graduate Student Interview] The top of graduate of GMBA, Vincent Lee
Q. Tell us your impression of being named as the top graduate of GMBA program. Professor Se-Joon Hong told us at the very beginning that there is a reward for the top graduate of GMBA and consequently, I worked very hard to achieve it. There is no way however, I could have achieved this position without the help of my friends I worked with on school projects, and as such I am very grateful. Q. What did you mainly focus on to achieve this title while attending school? Our program is very intense with 8-week long courses. There are a number of assignments during those eight weeks with midterms and finals. This busy schedule keeps you constantly focused on the short-term goal of performing well. Q. Why did you choose Global MBA program 2 years ago? I chose it because of the school’s reputation as the top business school as well as the school’s strong alumni network. In addition, the program was only one year versus the standard two-year schedule in America. Q. How was your life as a student of Global MBA? I enjoyed socializing with diverse groups of people and many international as well as Korean graduate students. In addition, I tried to meet many people outside of our program. Life as a GMBA student is not an easy journey but it was very gratifying. Q. Which curriculum of Global MBA was helpful in your career? I wanted to focus on the areas where I was weaker. The most valuable classes I took were twofold. The first was Business Communication, where Professor Silvia Kozlovska helped me become much more confident in front of larger audiences. The second class was Uncertainty, Data & Decisions. Professor Byung Cho Kim made a highly analytical and data intensive class by emphasizing the valuable insights derived from the numbers. Q. Do you have any advice for your juniors who are studying at KUBS? Enjoy the program. Classes and grades are important but what’s more important are the relationships you build here and outside. I would encourage students to focus in class, work efficiently in groups, and with this efficiency, use your precious free-time well.  
Sep 23, 2015