• 최고경영자과정(AMP) 81기 모집
    Advanced Management Program (AMP) 82nd Admissions
    AMP 82nd Admissions
     
    • Application Period:
      • July 1, 2016 (Fri) - August 19, 2016 (Fri)
    • How to Apply:
      • Online application, email, visit the office or postal mailing
    • Interview Date:
      • The results will be notified to successful candidates individually
    • Contact Us: 02-3290-1695
  • 40-year-old Tradition, KUBS Produced 4,000 CEOs…Recognized for World-Class Business School
    AMP Produced 4,000 CEOs

    Korea University Business School’s Advanced Management Program (AMP) is a top-rated CEO educational institute that has produced over 4,000 CEOs since its founding in 1975. The top senior executives in various industry sectors learn new fields and business management techniques.
     
    KUBS AMP has a trailblazing curriculum, covering important learning experiences for CEOs, such as most up-to-date business strategies, global trends, cultivating new markets, and general education. Moreover, the AMP has a powerful alumni network.
     
    An excerpt from <Joongang Ilbo> on June 30, 2016
  • KUBS Launches “KUBS Startup Station”
    KUBS Launches “KUBS Startup Station”
    KUBS will launch the tentatively named “KUBS Startup Station” in KUBS Main Building on Anam Campus in September. The KUBS Startup Station is not just a place for starting business but also a “platform for entrepreneurship and innovation.” KUBS will be offering a wide range of support, such as △venture incubator, △networking for startup business, △systematic startup education, △startup competition, and △seed money, for free.

    KUBS raised a total of 3.5 billion won in startup support donations, thanks to the KUBS donors. Alumnus Sang Il Lee (’57), president of Iljin Group, and Alumnus Myung Ho Seung (’74), president of Dongwha Group, donated 2 billion won and 1.5 billion won, respectively.
  • KUBS Scholarship Awards Ceremony
    Spring 2016 KUBS Scholarship Awards Ceremony
    KUBS Scholarship Awards Ceremony
    On May 24 at 7:00 PM, the Spring 2016 KUBS Scholarship Awards Ceremony was held at Ahn Young Il Hall in LG-POSCO Building.
     
    KUBS offered a total of 37 scholarship funds this semester, and 212 KUBS students were awarded: △Academic Scholarship (1 student), △Freshmen Special Scholarship (8 students), △J. K. Huh Foundation Scholarship (8 students), △Kowon Shimwoo Foundation Scholarship (8 students), △KCC Scholarship (4 students), △Yang Young Foundation Scholarship (6 students), △Kim Geun-Chang Scholarship (4 students), △Future Scholarship (65 students), △Alumni Scholarship and KUBS Dream Scholarship (75 students), etc.
  • Korea University Has Highest Pass Rate on First CPA Examination
    KU Has Highest Pass Rate on 1st CPA Exam
    Among domestic universities, Korea University has the highest pass rate with 169 successful candidates on the “51th First Certified Public Accountant (CPA) Examination” held on February 28. According to the Financial Supervisory Service, the competition ratio for the first CPA Exam stood at 5.4-to-1. Out of 9,246 candidates, 1,711 have passed the first exam.

    Korea University has produced the highest number of successful candidates on the first CPA Exam for the second consecutive year (181 successful candidates in 2015). KU has 30 more successful candidates than Sungkyunkwan University (136), a school that has second-most CPA candidates. Yonsei University (136) came in third, followed by Hanyang University (119) and Kyung Hee University (111).
The 2nd Round of Spring 2017 Outbound Student Exchange Program
For those who have not been assigned a host institute or withdrawn from the assigned host institute from the 1st round, please click the link below to apply for the 2nd round. The students who have already confirmed the results are not allowed to apply for the 2nd round.   The students who studied abroad previously will be assigned a host institute after the 2nd round. KUBS International Office will contact you via email/phone. 2nd Round Application Period: August 23 (Tue); 15:30 – August 24 (Wed); 14:00 * Application: https://biz.korea.ac.kr/survey/index.php/429657/lang-ko * If the students pass the 2nd round, the confirmation process will be automatically made. Unlike the 1st round, the students cannot withdraw from the exchange program; thus, please think about it carefully before making a decision.       ※ List of Available Host Institutes for 2nd Round (attached file)        - Please check the requirements requested by each university first.        (You must submit the official language score report)        (If you do not have an official language score report, please apply for one with “Good at English” or "TOEFLiBT 100 Recommended")   * The 2nd round is for the students who have not been assigned a host institute or withdrawn from the assigned host institute from the 1st round. Other students are not eligible to apply for the 2nd round of the outbound student exchange program.    
Aug 23, 2016
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Course Registration for Fall 2016 “Business English”
KUBS will be offering Business English courses for Fall 2016 Semester. For those who are required to take the course, please refer to the guideline below.   1. Course Period: September 12, 2016 (Mon) – December 8, 2016 (Thu) (Classes will be cancelled during the midterm examination period)   2. Eligibility: Students from Entering Class of 2008 to 2016 who have not taken Business English I and II (starting Entering Class of 2008, all students must take Business English to fulfill the graduation requirements).   3. Course Schedule: Please select one of the following options 1) Mon and Wed: 09:00 – 11:45 AM 2) Mon and Wed: 13:00 – 15:45 PM 3) Tue and Thu: 09:00 – 11:45 AM 4) Tue and Thu: 13:00 – 15:45 PM   ※ If 2016 incoming freshmen cannot register for “Academic English” during their first year because they did not take the “New Student English Examination,” they can register for the course after taking the “New Student English Examination” later. ※ For 2016 freshmen, the level of Business English will be determined based on the results of New Student English Examination.   - Elementary Level: Must take both Business English I and II - Intermediate Level: Exemption for Business English I, but must take Business English II - Advanced Level: Exemption for both Business English I and II   3. Course Schedule: Please select one of the following options 1) Mon and Wed: 08:00 – 08:50  2) Mon and Wed: 12:00 – 12:50  3) Mon and Wed: 18:30 – 19:20 4) Tue and Thu: 08:00 – 08:50  5) Tue and Thu: 12:00 – 12:50  6) Tue and Thu: 18:30 – 19:20 ※ However, the class sections may be changed based on the number of students. ※ Classrooms and instructors will be announced after the class assignment (available on September 7 at 5:00 PM)   4. Course Registration Period: August 24, 2016 (Wed); 10:00 – September 2, 2016 (Fri); 17:00   5. How to Register: Click the “Application” button below and fill out the information. <Click Here!> 6. Contact Us: Sun Young Park from the Department Office of Business School Office: 02-3290-1301 E-mail: psy0514@korea.ac.kr   * Attention *   1. Please understand that students may not be assigned their preference schedule due to the professor’s schedule.   2. Once the term begins, student cannot withdraw from their course for personal reasons. Course Withdrawal is available until September 7 (Wed); 3:00 PM via email at psy0514@korea.ac.kr. After the withdrawal process, a withdrawal confirmation email will be sent out (if you do not receive one, you must contact the Department Office of Business Administration). When the course begins, students cannot take a leave of absence or cancel their course for personal reasons, and may receive penalty.   3. Students who fail the course must pay a 100,000 KRW penalty after class ends (students are advised to put their own name when transferring the fee. If the name of a payer is different, students must contact the department office) Please make an electronic payment to Hana Bank, 391-904544-21137 Those who have failed the course previously must pay a 100,000 KRW penalty in order to receive a final grade. In other words, even if you have completed the course, final grades will not be given until the penalty is paid.   4. Students missing more than three lectures will fail the course. Arriving more than 10 minutes late to class will count as absent (three “lates” equal one absence).   
Aug 23, 2016
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“The 3rd KUBS Teen Mentoring Day” for Prospective KUBS Students
“The 3rd KUBS Teen Mentoring Day” for Prospective KUBS Students Sixty-six 11th grade students across the nation participated in the event and learned about Business Administration…The event was organized by KUBS annually for teens        On July 30 from 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM, the 3rd KUBS Teen Mentoring Day was held by Korea University Business School. Sixty-six high school students across the nation who wish to study Business Administration were selected, and 19 KUBS students participated in the event as a volunteer mentor. The Mentoring Day, which is held every vacation, was organized by KUBS for high students aspiring to become the next generation of entrepreneurs.     “As the first and best educational institute in Korea, KUBS launched the Teen Mentoring Day for high school students who wish to study Business Administration,” KUBS Dean Dong-One Kim said. “I want the teens to ponder over the meaning of Business Administration and follow their dreams as a future business leader.” The mentoring day event was completely free to all attendees.       The event consists of various programs, such as △sneak peek of special lecture by KUBS Professor Sung Soo Yoon, △campus tour which helps the teens understand KUBS, and △Business Administration practices (product development strategy and business negotiation with other cultures) with student mentors. “The principle of Business Administration is to effectively achieve the goal of an organization by helping members of the organization grow and unleash their maximum potential,” Professor Yoon said during his special lecture. He also intelligibly explained the case of Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering (DSME)’s window addressing to the high school students.        KUBS will continue to support students set career paths and plan for their academic goals by hosting a Teen Mentoring Day event every vacation for high school students wishing to pursue Business Administration.   “I am highly interested in Accounting among Business Administration areas. Through the special lecture by Professor Yoon, I was able to define the goal of Accounting which is bridging the digital divide,” attendee Taejung Park (11th grade in Dongwon High School) said. “I will dedicate myself to my studies and hopefully can learn about Business Administration at Korea University Business School.”  
Aug 04, 2016
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“EMBA Junior SMART Camp” Held for Children of EMBA Students
“EMBA Junior SMART Camp” Held for Children of EMBA Students Twenty-eight EMBA students and their children attended the event…Experienced campus life through △special lectures on Business Administration, △campus tour, etc.     On July 23 (Sat), Korea University Business School’s Executive MBA (EMBA) held the “EMBA Junior SMART Camp” in Room 531 of the LG-POSCO Building. The camp was organized to help students understand KUBS and Business Administration. A total of 28 EMBA students and their children participated in the event. “Business Administration is a study of real-life situations; thus, it is very close to reality,” Professor Kyung Sam Park, who is an academic director, said in his welcoming remarks. “I recommend you figure out the unique features of each field of study and consider what area you want to pursue before entering a university.”      Afterwards, KUBS Student Ambassador KUBE introduced mentors and the university. During the group session, KUBE also received questions about overall college life based on the brochure distributed beforehand. “At first, I was a bit worried that middle school students might not be intrigued by this event since there is a distance between middle school and college. However, I am thankful that the students actively participated in all programs well,” Woo-young Shin (Business Administration ’12) who was a mentor to 8th grade students, said. “I hope there will be more offerings like this for young students in the future.”     Professor Kyung Sam Park (Academic Director) and Professor Weon Sang Yoo (Area Chair) delivered a lecture after the group session. Professor Park gave a lecture titled “What is Business Administration?” covering overall understanding of Business Administration, such as internal structure of a firm. The second lecture “What is Marketing?“ was presented by Professor Yoo. “The ultimate goal of Marketing is to make consumers fall in love with a company,” he said. A group photoshoot and certificate presentation were held after the lectures. “Business Administration is not only useful to students in a liberal arts track but also to students in a natural sciences track (Korean high school curriculum is divided into liberal arts and natural sciences),” Minji Kim (Second-year high school student) said. “I thought Business Administration might be tedious, but through this event, I realized it is a fascinating subject.”  
Jul 29, 2016
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[2013-2016 KUBS Donation Status] Donor Stories at a Glance
[2013-2016 KUBS Donation Status] Donor Stories at a Glance   Korea University Business School (KUBS) is undisputed top business school in Korea. KUBS, which has been making breakthroughs under the goal of becoming “Global Top 30, Asia No.1,” is an overwhelmingly No. 1 in various domestic and international assessments and recognized for its excellence as well. Behind these successful achievements, the college has received unconditional support and love by many KUBS alumni and donors.   <KU Business Journal> scrutinized the funds raised for the alma mater and students in four categories: △Scholarship, △Research, △Construction, and △Miscellany. The research was conducted based on the pledges made in the past three years (June 1, 2016 – May 31, 2016). The total amount pledged over the past three years is approximately 20.37 billion won, including contributions from foundation.   Scholarship Funds ▶ 9,093,306,541 KRW       Scholarship is exceptionally significant for KUBS students who will become a global leader in future. KUBS provides its own scholarship opportunities to help students concentrate on their studies without any financial hardship. The scholarship funds that have been donated to KUBS over the last three years are around 9.9 billion won. Alumnus Geun Chang Kim (Commerce, ’33) made a 9.1 billion won donation in March 2014, while Alumna Yoonja Jeon (Commerce, ’51) and Cheongu Heo (Commerce, ’59) donated 500 million won each in March and April 2015, respectively. In addition to that, the alumni and donors have been donating to scholarships and reaching out a helping hand to KUBS students in order to help them triumph over challenging living conditions and become a talented individual in society. Thanks to the alumni who generously made donations, KUBS awarded scholarships to 959 students (scholarship overlap counted) in the past three years.     Research Funds   ▶ 4,020,000,000 KRW     KUBS prides itself on having a top tier faculty in Korea. As of 2016, KUBS has a total of 86 full-time professors, which is the largest number of professors among colleges in Korea. Proving its world-class research capacity, KUBS ranked No. 1 in Korea and No. 91 worldwide in “The 2015 UTD Worldwide Top 100 Business School Rankings,” annually conducted by the University of Texas. Such accomplishments were achieved thanks to the donors’ support for research. Over the past three years, the research funds touched approximately 4.02 billion won. The donors have been making donations to the research funds through various channels to help professors focus on their research. With the support of KUBS and the donors, the faculty have secured superior research competitiveness.   Construction Funds ▶ 4,823,360,000 KRW   KUBS has world-class educational infrastructures. △KUBS Main Building, △LG-POSCO Building, and △Hyundai Motor Hall were built with the donations from enterprises and donors. The buildings have a symbolic meaning as it was constructed solely through donations for the first time in the history of university architecture.   Excluding the donations for LG-POSCO Building in 2003 and Hyundai Motor Building in 2013, the total amount of the construction funds for KUBS is 4.82 billion won over the past three years. Iljin Group President Sang Il Lee (Commerce, ’57) donated 1 billion won in November 2015, and Dongwha Group President Myeong-Ho Seung (International Trade, ’74) made a 1.5 million won donation in February 2016. These funds are devoted to the KUBS Startup Station, which is scheduled to be completed in September on the second floor of the KUBS Main Building. The KUBS Startup Station, a startup education institute and support center, will be the center of cultivating global entrepreneurs.   Other Miscellaneous Funds ▶ 2,340,652,406 KRW   Moreover, KUBS has received donations from various fields. Aside from the scholarship, research, and construction funds, the total amount of all other miscellaneous funds raised for KUBS reached 2.34 billion won. These funds, including the donations that are earmarked for other purposes, will be used for the development of the university, as well as for the improvement of the globalization index and educational environment. In March 2014, alumnus Geun Chang Kim (Commerce, ’33) made contributions to enhance the globalization index of KUBS. At the same time, Iljin Group has donated 1 billion won for the startup support along with the construction fund for the KUBS Startup Station. Many donors having great affection for KUBS strive to make donations to support KUBS educational values and objective.  
Jul 11, 2016
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“2016 Startup Express” Launched…Selecting First Move-in Teams at KUBS Startup Station
“2016 Startup Express” Launched…Selecting First Move-in Teams at KUBS Startup Station Top 9 teams gave a presentation at the event held on July 1, and a total of 4 teams were awarded     The move-in teams for the KUBS Startup Station under Korea University Business School are finalized. The 2016 Startup Express, held in Hyundai Motor Hall on July 1 at 3:00 PM, was filled with excitement from prospective entrepreneurs presenting creative business items.  A total of 50 persons, including Associate Dean Myeong-Hyeon Cho, KUBS Startup Station members (Professor Ho-Won Jung, Professor Hicheon Kim, Professor Dae Il Nam, Research Professor Doyoon Kim), Hyunwook Yoo (director at Iljin Group), Jung Yeol Seo (paten attorney at Su Intellectual Property), Seung Yong Song (head of KU Holdings), Hyung Seok Kim (Chief of KU Business Research Association) were present at the event, hosted by the KUBS Startup Station and supervised by the Iljin Startup Incubation Center.   “I want to thank all teams for their interest and participation in the 2016 Startup Express,” Associate Dean Myeong-Hyeon Cho said in his congratulatory remarks. “I strongly believed the KUBS Startup Station will be a wonderful opportunity for youth wishing to be a future entrepreneur.”   Grand Prize: “HIMS” First Prize: Taling   Encouragement Award: CICERON KU Business Research Award: “SupportUS”   The four winning teams of the 2016 Startup Express are △HIMS (Grand Prize) △Taling (First Prize) △CICERON (Encouragement Award), and △SupportUS (KU Business Research Award). The winners qualify to move into the Iljin Startup Incubation Center, which will be open on the second floor of KUBS Main Building in September. Moreover, after the move-in, the teams not only receive the budget for operating expenses needed for the startup activities, but also the systematic startup education and support, along with the continued feedback and funds from mentors consisting of △senior entrepreneurs, △industrial experts, △venture capitalists, etc.   “I am very pleased to hear that our business item, which has been led by my team for two years, has won the award in a startup competition hosted by my alma mater, KUBS,” Yeo Jin Park (Business Administration, ’13), a member of the HIMS team who won grand prize, said. “With school’s support and advice from seniors, we hope to continuously develop our business.”     Meanwhile, the students from 21 universities in 4 nations participated in the 2016 Startup Express. A total of 43 teams applied for the competition, and only top 9 teams with growth potential had a chance to introduce their business item. The judges selected final teams based on the following evaluation criteria: △creativity, △feasibility of business model, △business valuation, △research and analysis, etc.  
Jul 05, 2016
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Panel Talk with KUBS Alumni in Different Fields
Panel Talk with KUBS Alumni in Different Fields   KUBS Career Hub launched the “Panel Talk with KUBS Alumni in Different Fields.” The alumni who are in the field of △Sales & Marketing and △Accounting & Finance were invited for the session and had a time to speak with students.   On May 12, the Penal Talk was held in the LG-POSCO Building with alumni in sales and marketing fields. The alumni working in diverse occupations participated in the session as a panel: alumnus Tae Kyu Kim (Business Administration, ’04) from Korea Investment Value Asset Management; alumnus Jaesik Jung (Business Administration, ’06) from Hotel Silla; alumnus Chul Hwan Kim (Business Administration, ’08) from Shinhan Card; alumnus Sangjoon Jung (Business Administration, ’09) from Kia Motors.   The panels answered frequently asked questions, which were collected before the session, and then had a Q&A session where students can ask any question freely. One of the students asked alumnus Chul Hwan Kim about what was his motivation to apply for Shinhan Card. “During my undergraduate studies, I wanted to utilize big data.” alumnus Kim said. “The reason I decided to join Shinhan Card is because I found out that the company has a big data center, which allows me to gain insights into purchasing trends.   The students also received advice based on their academic year. “I recommend 4th-year students to join a study group and 3rd-year students to learn Microsoft Excel,” alumnus Jaesik Jung said. “It is important for 1st-year and 2nd-year students to pursue just one thing intensely, such as traveling or joining a club.” Lastly, alumnus Tae Kyu Kim advised students to choose a job they love. “When you strive to do your absolute best on something you love, there is certainly an open path in your career and maybe even lead you to a startup business,” alumnus Kim said. “If you put too much effort into ‘building specs (derived from the word “specifications”)’ and ‘studying for an aptitude test,’ you may not realize which position fits you the best, and this can give you a tough time.”   Meanwhile, the Penal Talk with alumni in Accounting and Fianance fields was also held on May 19. At the event, alumnus Han Gil Kim (Business Administration, ’06) from Daelim Corporation, Daeho Kim (Business Administration, ’06) from Administration Team at the Shilla Duty Free Shop, Hakyung Kim (Business Administration, ’06) from Finance Team at e-mart, and Hee Chul Lee (Business Administration, ’08) from Finance Team at Hyundai Engineering & Construction attended the event as a panel. In respond to one participant asked that the difference between financial accounting in class and a company, alumnus Han Gil Kim said, “terms and concepts are similar; however, every company has a different accounting program so new employees have to learn new things after they join the company. Yet, it would be beneficial for potential employees to understand the financial operations of a business if they already learned the concepts through lectures”   The penals also gave advice on preparing for a job search. One of the questions was about whether CPA preparation is needed or not, to which Lee replied “most large companies do not demand professionalism in finance and accounting. Information you have learned at Korea University Business School is enough.” The alumni generously shared their career stories as well. “I was able to eliminate the option that does not fit me because I studied two areas that are diametrically opposed to one another,” alumnus Daeho Kim, who studied both Marketing and CPA, said. “It is more useful to know about economy and issues on companies than building specs.”   “I hope no one misjudges simply by career prospects,” alumnus Hee Chul Lee said. “I hope all of you can find a job that fits you after thinking about your future over and over again.”  
Jun 22, 2016
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Come Aboard the Startup Platform for College Students via “2016 Startup Express!”
Korea University Business School, startup competition “2016 Startup Express” held  Come aboard the startup platform for college students via “2016 Startup Express!” Winning Teams have an opportunity to move into the “KUBS Startup Station”…Application deadline is June 25   The KUBS Startup Station at Korea University Business School (KUBS, Dean Dong-One Kim) will hold a startup competition called “2016 Startup Express” to select creative startup teams. The following competition is hosted by the KUBS Startup Station and supervised by the Iljin Startup Incubation Center.     Students must submit their application and business idea plan by June 25 (Sat) via email (kubspr@adm.korea.ac.kr) and a business idea plan must be at least 2 pages. Presentation materials will be accepted until June 28 (Tue). The initial screening results will be announced on June 29 (Wed) and successful applicants will give a presentation on July 1 (Fri). The final results and award ceremony will be announced and held within a week after the presentation.   The 2016 Startup Express will be judged by the director of the KUBS Startup Station and delegates from Iljin Group. The judging criteria include △creativity and feasibility of business model, △business valuation, △research and analysis, etc. One Grand Prize, one First Prize, and two Encouragement Awards will be awarded. A winning team will receive operating expenses as moving into the Iljin Startup Incubation Center at KUBS Startup Station, which is scheduled to be completed in September. In addition, competition participants who have not been awarded may have an opportunity to move into the station depending on the quality of their business model. After the move-in, students will receive continued support and feedback from mentors consisting of △senior entrepreneurs, △industrial experts, △venture capitalists, etc.    Further information can be found on KUBS website (kubs.korea.ac.kr), and students can contact the KUBS Startup Station (02-3290-2551) for any inquiries.  
Jun 14, 2016
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KUBS MBA Networking Day Successfully Completed
KUBS MBA Networking Day Successfully Completed       On May 27 (Fri) at 7:00 PM, the 2016 KUBS MBA Networking Day, hosted by Career Hub, was held in Ahn Young Ill Hall of the LG-POSCO Building. The purpose of this inaugural event is to bring current students and alumni of the five MBA programs together and share information. Dean Dong-One Kim and around 120 persons graced the event with their presence. “KUBS always listens to MBA students and strives to find ways to help them,” Dean Dong-One Kim said in his welcoming remarks. “This inaugural event is even more meaningful because it was organized to meet the demands of the students.”   “KUBS MBA plans to compete globally with its ultimate goal “Global Top 30, Asia No. 1 in 2030,” Dean Kim continued. “In order to strengthen the competitiveness of the MBA programs, our current students and alumni who have branched out into various fields are incredibly important."     The event was organized as part of the career development program for MBA students and alumni. It allows to interact and share information with students. “Through this event, full-time MBA students are able to prepare for job search before they graduate and also identify recent trends of job opportunities,” Career Hub Manager Sung Eun Lim said. “KMBA students have a chance to obtain important information by interacting with experts and incumbents engaging in an industrial field.”   “We hope that EMBA students, as a career mentor, can provide advice on long-term career development to students in other MBA programs,” Lim continued. “I have a great interest in Chinese business, and through this networking event, I had an opportunity to speak with the AMBA students and was able to obtain useful information,” Ji-young Lee (KMBA, ’16), one of the participants, said. “I hope these kinds of events will be organized more in the future so that I can reach out to many other students.” Meanwhile, Korea University Business School plans to hold the “KUBS MBA Networking Day” event regularly to bring MBA students into harmony.  
Jun 14, 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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[2015 MBA Graduate Student Interview] The top of graduate of GMBA, Vincent Lee
Q. Tell us your impression of being named as the top graduate of GMBA program. Professor Se-Joon Hong told us at the very beginning that there is a reward for the top graduate of GMBA and consequently, I worked very hard to achieve it. There is no way however, I could have achieved this position without the help of my friends I worked with on school projects, and as such I am very grateful. Q. What did you mainly focus on to achieve this title while attending school? Our program is very intense with 8-week long courses. There are a number of assignments during those eight weeks with midterms and finals. This busy schedule keeps you constantly focused on the short-term goal of performing well. Q. Why did you choose Global MBA program 2 years ago? I chose it because of the school’s reputation as the top business school as well as the school’s strong alumni network. In addition, the program was only one year versus the standard two-year schedule in America. Q. How was your life as a student of Global MBA? I enjoyed socializing with diverse groups of people and many international as well as Korean graduate students. In addition, I tried to meet many people outside of our program. Life as a GMBA student is not an easy journey but it was very gratifying. Q. Which curriculum of Global MBA was helpful in your career? I wanted to focus on the areas where I was weaker. The most valuable classes I took were twofold. The first was Business Communication, where Professor Silvia Kozlovska helped me become much more confident in front of larger audiences. The second class was Uncertainty, Data & Decisions. Professor Byung Cho Kim made a highly analytical and data intensive class by emphasizing the valuable insights derived from the numbers. Q. Do you have any advice for your juniors who are studying at KUBS? Enjoy the program. Classes and grades are important but what’s more important are the relationships you build here and outside. I would encourage students to focus in class, work efficiently in groups, and with this efficiency, use your precious free-time well.  
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Until you can turn that passion into reality,  Follow your passion!
Until you can turn that passion into reality, Follow your passion!
Jennifer Pak, a recent undergraduate alumna at Korea University Business School, is a fall 2013 participant in the White House Internship Program.  Throughout her undergraduate career, she completed internships at Bank of America Merrill Lynch Investment Banking in Seoul Finance Center and at a marketing company in Los Angeles, California. While attending school,  she worked as a freelancer Reporter and VJ for KBS World and Arirang TV, and volunteered for various service projects.  Before she transferred to Korea University, in 2009, she led up to 40,000 students into cheering as the Head Female Captain of Yonsei University Cheerleading Team, AKARAKA. When she graduated from business school  in the spring of 2013, she worked as a CSI Executive for Mercedes-Benz Korea Ltd in Seoul Square Building. Q. How are you able to get the opportunity to work at the White House?  I learned about the White House Internship Program after leaving Mercedes-Benz Korea Ltd. to pursue a different career track. I have always wanted to see what it was like to be on the other side; to be working in the public sector. I had never been exposed to politics and thought the White House would be an opportunity for me to see what it was like to work in the government. The timing was right so I took the initiative to apply for this internship. Q. What did you prepare to be an intern at the White House?  The selection process is competitive, but I highly recommend that anyone with an interest in public service consider applying. However, in order to be eligible for the White House Internship Program you must be a United States citizen. The online application requires one essay, one policy memorandum, 2 letters of recommendation, a resume, and a series of short-answer questions. I was accepted and assigned to the Office of Management and Administration. Being prepared is half the battle. Just like any other job interview preparation, I wrote out a list of potential interview questions, planned out my responses ahead of time, received some feedback, and did a mock  interview.  The best way to nail any interview is to practice, practice, and practice. Of course, I could not have gone through this without my recommendations, Korea University Business School Service Marketing Professor Janghyuk Lee and Bank of America Merrill Lynch Director and Korea General Counsel James Lee.  Q. Which curriculum of KUBS was helpful?  In spring 2011, I transferred to Korea University Business School as an undergrad. Some of the courses I personally enjoyed were Service Marketing, Venture Business, Process Innovation & IT, Principals of Corporate Finance, Information Security, Advertisement Management, Business Negotiation, and Business Strategy. Although our Business School is known for its numerous hours of tedious group projects and meetings, PowerPoint presentations, and HBS article analysis, it all taught me life lessons that helped me prepare for real life interaction the real world. After graduating, I realized that public service has shaped all aspects of my life at the university, friendships, person al growth, academic learning, and cultural experiences. I learned that there are no limits to service and every project expands not only to your knowledge but your heart, because of many of the wonderful people you meet. There is  no price to place on these valuable experiences. Q. Advice for your juniors who are studying at KUBS. I had a friend who once asked me, “Jennifer, do you know what the longest distance in life is? It’s from your mind to your heart. But do you know what the most difficult path in life is? It’s from your heart to your feet.”  He’s right. It is easier to talk than to do. Start networking. Build relationships. Gain work experience. Don’t be afraid to ask questions. Don’t trap yourself. Don’t scoff at the life choice of people around you. Be genuine. Be humble and always smile. Most importantly, follow your passion until you can turn that passion into reality. -Jennifer Pak, KUBS 06  
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