• “KUBS Startup Institute” Launched
    “KUBS Startup Institute” Launched

    On September 6 (Tue) at 4:00 PM, Korea University Business School held “The Opening Ceremony of Renovated KUBS Main Building and KUBS Startup Institute.” The event was attended by approximately 170 guests, including △Jaeho Yeom (president of Korea University), △Hak Soo Lee (president of KU Alumni Association), △Wan-Bae Rha (president of KUBS Alumni Association), △Dong-One Kim (dean of Korea University Business School), △Professor Emeritus Ik-Soon Cho, △Professor Emeritus Dong-ki Kim, △Professor Emeritus Soo Sik Sin, △Sang Il Lee (president of Iljin Global), △Seung Yu Kim (chairman of Hana Academy Seoul), △Yoon-dae Euh (former president of Korea University), and △Myung-Ho Seung (president of Dongwha Group), etc.
  • 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.
  • MBA Program
    Spring MBA Program Information Session
    Spring MBA Program Information Session

    Executive MBA Information Session  More
    • Date: September 29 (Thu); 19:00
    • Venue: Ahn Young Il Hall in LG-POSCO Building (6F) 
     
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    • Date: September 29 (Thu); 19:00
    • Venue: SUPEX Hall in LG-POSCO Building (4F)
     
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    • Phone: 02-3290-5365
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  • 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.
  • Fall 2016 MBA Welcoming Ceremony and Orientation
    MBA Welcoming Ceremony and Orientation

    On August 25 at 9:00 AM, the Fall 2016 Full-time MBA Welcoming Ceremony was held at LG-POSCO Building. The full-time MBA programs include △Finance MBA (FMBA), △GMBA, and △S³ Asia MBA (AMBA).

    A total of 74 new students have been admitted to the full-time MBA programs as follows: △15 FMBA students, △38 GMBA students, and △21 AMBA students (9 students from Korea University, 3 students from Fudan University, and 9 students from National University of Singapore).
[Undergraduate] Fall 2016 1:1 Language Exchange Program
The Office of International Affairs is organizing a Language Exchange Program between international students and Korean students for undergraduates on Anam Campus in Fall 2016. This program is for international students who would like to learn Korean, and for Korean students who wish to learn English or other foreign languages. It is a great opportunity for students to not only exchange language but also experience different cultures.   1. Program: 1:1 Language Exchange Program between International and Korean Students 2. Period: October 26, 2016 – December 9, 2016 (for 6 weeks) 3. Tutoring Schedule: Twice a week, 2 hours per session. After each session, a weekly report and a result report is to be submitted 4. Scholarship: 500,000 KRW per person (100 individuals to be selected/scholarship will be terminated for students who are irresponsible) 5. Eligibility: Currently enrolled students in Fall 2016 (excluding students on leave of absence and in completed research student status) 6. Application Materials: 1:1 Language Exchange Program Application (attached) Transcript (not applicable for new or transferred students who matriculated in March, 2016) 7. Application deadline: October 11, 2016(Tue); 17:00  Portal > Log-in > Scholarship Application > Scholarship > Scholarship/Student Loan Recipients > 1:1 Language Exchange Program Application (must attach application materials) 8. Contact Information: Office of International Affairs-International Education Team (02-3290-1155, 5155)  
Sep 30, 2016
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[Undergraduate] Guidelines on Applying for Student-Designed Major
Guidelines on Applying for Student-Designed Major in the 2017 Spring Semester   ※ School Regulations: Constitution of Korea University, Chapter 4, Article 35 (Classification of Majors) & Academic Operations Regulations Chapter 3 (Student-Designed Major) & Guideline for Student-Designed Major   The ‘Student-Designed Major’ is designed to accommodate the interests and career goals of students with broad interdisciplinary interests that cannot be satisfied within one of the traditional Korea University majors. Upon satisfying the graduation requirements of both first and Student-Designed Major, students with Student-Designed Major shall be conferred with the bachelor’s degree of each major. Curriculum of Student- Designed Major should be created by combining a minimum of three Korea University majors’ and must contain 36 major credits or more in total under the guidance of academic advisor of Student-Designed Major.   I. Application Information   1. Application Dates Applicant shall submit the application to the department office of applicant’s first major via the application procedures indicated above in ① and ② by October 31 (Mon), 2016, 17:00. ① Applicant designs curriculum under the guidance of Academic advisor of Student- Designed Major and fills in the applications.  ② Each council for Student-Designed Major reviews the application and submit the result to the department office of applicant’s first major. ※ Academic advisor for Student-Designed Major will be assigned after a consultation with a student’s 1st major’s head of department.    2. Announcement of successful applicants - Date: December 9 (Fri), 2016 - Venue: KU Portal (http://portal.korea.ac.kr) - Announcement board of “Academic Calendar”   3. Note 1) The mandatory regulation of completing a second major is applied to students entering from 2004 onward. Students subject to this regulation must complete one of the following: (1) Intensive major course of first major, (2) Double major, (3) Interdisciplinary major, (4) Student-Designed Major. 2) Students who withdraw second major program before applying for Student-Designed Major and fail to enter the independent major, then they should take an intensive major course in their first major. 3) Intensive major course of first major assumes a similar form to the existing single major system. 4) Among successful applicants those only who retain applicants eligibility conditions during the application semester (ex. registration, approval of pre-taken courses, designation of student-designed major courses, course registration) will be accepted to purse Student-Designed Major from the following semester.   2016. 9. 28. Academic Administration Division Humanities & Society) Education Team  
Sep 30, 2016
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[Undergraduate] Fall 2016 Mentor-Mentee Meeting
KUBS has been offering Mentor System since 2007 by assigning an academic advisor to each student. Through this system, students can obtain information regarding studies, career, scholarship, etc. from professors.   KUBS has arranged the Mentor-Mentee Meeting where students can meet their advisor and other KUBS students. Your participation will be deeply appreciated.   - How to Check Advisor: Visit KUPID > Registration & Graduation > University Registration Inquiries > Personal Information > Advisor - Eligibility: KUBS students (students who are taking “Freshman Seminar” must participate in the event) - Schedule: Date Participating Professors Venue Registration October 10 (Mon) 12:00~13:00 Seungwoo Kwon, Daeki Kim, DaeSoo Kim , Dongcheol Kim, Sang Yong Kim, Jae Wook Kim, Joonghyuk Kim, Chang Ki Kim, Hicheon Kim, Hyun Seung Na, Dae Il Nam, Gangseog Ryu, Kyung Sam Park, Jongwon Park, Shijin Yoo, Dong Wook Lee, Dongwon Lee, Manwoo Lee, Jae-Nam Lee, Han Sang Yi, Ji-Woong Chung, Ho-Won Jung, Soongsoo Han Ahn Young Il Hall in LG-POSCO Building (6F) Registration October 13 (Thu) 12:00~13:00 Felix Reimann, Martin Hemmert, Tony Garrett, Byung Cho Kim, Young-Kyu Kim, Icksoo Kim, Jae Yun Moon, Jungbien Moon, Hyoung Koo Moon, Kwangtae Park, Johngseok Bae, Jinhan Pae, Kwanho Suk, Mannsoo Shin, Seung-Weon Yoo, Weon Sang Yoo, Sung Soo Yoon, Dongseop Lee, Jay Hyuk Rhee, Hosun Rhim, Jae Uk Chun, Seok Woo Jeong, Insik Jeong, Cecile Kyung-Ah Cho, Wooseok Choi, Jinhee Choi, Ju Hyun Pyun  LG-POSCO Building (6F) Ahn Young Il Hall & Cuckoo Hall Registration   October 14 (Fri) 12:00~13:00 Soo Young Kwon, Kwanghyun Kim, Woochan Kim, Chan Su Park, Gil S. Bae, Yong moo Suh, Bumjean Sohn, Hojung Shin, Song Oh Yoon, Janghyuk Lee, Jaiho Chung, Seungmin Chee, Joon Ho Hwang Ahn Young Il Hall in LG-POSCO Building (6F) Registration Individual Meeting Dong-One Kim (10/18), Jinbae Kim, Kyung Suh Park, Myung Sub Park, Yong Keun Yoo        Sabbatical Year Kihoon Kim, Baeho Kim, Eonsoo Kim, James L. Park, Doo-Hee Lee, Jong-Ho Lee, Chris Changwha Chung, Anat Zeelim-Hovav The following professors are unable to make it to the event due to their sabbatical leave.   - Notes 1) Students must check their academic advisor first and sign up for the corresponding date according to their mentor professor’s attendance. 2) If your advisor is not on the table above, it means that (s)he cannot make it to the event; therefore, you must contact your advisor personally and schedule a meeting. 3) A “Letter of Confirmation” will be issued for those who have classes during the event (will be issued on the day of the event). 4) A final grade in “Freshman Seminar” will be given after a meeting with advisor. 5) If your advisor is on a sabbatical leave, the advisor for Freshman Seminar course will be changed to Associate Dean Hosun Rhim. If your advisor is able to attend the Mentor-Mentee Meeting, you must participate in the event as well. However, if your advisor is unable to make it, you only need to take the online seminar without participating in the Mentor-Mentee Meeting.  
Sep 28, 2016
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KUBS Ranked No. 1 in Korea among SSRN Top 1,000 Business Schools
KUBS Ranked No. 1 in Korea among SSRN Top 1,000 Business Schools 6,908 downloads within the past year and 70,150 downloads all-time…Highest number in Korea       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.   According to the rankings, the KUBS papers listed in the SSRN have been downloaded 6,908 times over the past year and 70,150 times overall. At the same time, Seoul National University, which is the second highest in Korea, has records of 3,852 (last year) and 54,579 (all-time) downloads. Moreover, KUBS is three times greater than KAIST (2,295 and 20,056 times).   In the meantime, KUBS published a total of 16 papers last year and set a new record in Korea. KUBS publications have been cited 869 times, which is the second highest number after Seoul National University (1,733 times).   “Such achievement not only showed that KUBS has been leading business research over the past ten years and but also reaffirmed its position as a pioneering role,” Associate Dean Seung Won Yoo said. “We will endeavor to provide faculty with the necessary support to ensure that they achieve fruitful research results.”   Meanwhile, the University of Navarra (Spain) ranked No. 1 among SSRN Top 1,000 Business Schools. The university placed top with 146,651 downloads within the past year and 1,113,344 downloads all-time. SSRN offers download services in 24 areas, such as business, economics, law, and political sciences.  
Sep 19, 2016
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Korea University, MBA Admissions for Spring 2017
Korea University, MBA Admissions for Spring 2017 Application deadlines for △Executive MBA and △Korea MBA are November 3 (Thu) and October 26 (Wed), respectively…Information sessions will be held on September 29 (Fri)   Korea University Business School (Dean=Dong-One Kim) will soon accept applications for the 2017 part-time MBA programs, which are △Executive MBA (FMBA) and △Korea MBA.     The application deadlines for △Executive MBA and △Korea MBA are November 3 (Thu) and October 26 (Wed), respectively. Prospective students may apply for the program through the website (mba.korea.ac.kr). The application screening results will be available on November 11 (Fri) at 3:00 PM. Those who successfully passed the initial stage will have an interview and oral exam on November 18 (Fri) for Executive MBA and November 19 (Sat) for Korea MBA. The final results are scheduled to be announced on December 2 (Fri) and December 9 (Fri).   Schedule of Spring 2017 Korea University Business School MBA Programs Program Executive MBA Korea MBA Online Application Deadline By November 3 (Thu); 17:00 By October 26 (Wed); 24:00 Announcement of Application Screening Results November 11 (Fri); 15:00 Interview and Oral Exam November 18 (Fri) November 19 (Sat) Announcement of Final Results December 2 (Fri); 15:00 December 9 (Fri); 15:00 On September 29 (Thu) at 7:00 PM, the information sessions for both MBA programs will be held at LG-POSCO Building. The sessions consist of △Introduction to KUBS, △Introduction to MBA Program, △Meeting with KUBS Students and Alumni, and △Campus Tour. Applicants can address their curiosity by interacting with current students at the session.   Schedule of 2017 Korea University Business School MBA Information Session Program Date Venue Executive MBA September 29 (Thu); 19:00 Ahn Young Il Hall in LG-POSCO Building (6F) Korea MBA  September 29 (Thu); 19:00 SUPEX Hall in LG-POSCO Building (4F) The Korea MBA is an evening program for working professionals, requiring 45 credit hours of a two-year coursework. Approximately 190 new students are admitted every year through the rigorous admission process. The Korea MBA operates in spring and fall terms, and students can pursue the MBA degree while keeping their day job. The program has the following field of concentration: Personal Management, Accounting, Finance, Marketing, LSOM, MIS, International Business, and Strategy (admission inquiries: 02-3290-5366). View Details on Korea MBA Program The Executive MBA, a two year long, weekend (Friday – Saturday) program, is designated for executives who have at least 10 years of work experience. Two academic directors will be assigned to help students with their coursework. The program offers top educational services, such as exclusive use of MBA classrooms and lounges. The Executive MBA ranked 27th in the 2015 World’s Top 100 Executive MBA Rankings, announced by Financial Times in the United Kingdom, proving that the program competes on the world stage. Approximately 55 seats are available for admission (admission inquiries: 02-3290-2705). View Details on Executive MBA Program  
Sep 13, 2016
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Fall 2016 MBA Welcoming Ceremony and Orientation
Fall 2016 MBA Welcoming Ceremony and Orientation Held A total of 74 new students in full-time MBA programs   On August 25 at 9:00 AM, the Fall 2016 Full-time MBA Welcoming Ceremony was held at LG-POSCO Building. The full-time MBA programs include △Finance MBA (FMBA), △GMBA, and △S³ Asia MBA (AMBA). A total of 74 new students have been admitted to the full-time MBA programs as follows: △15 FMBA students, △38 GMBA students, and △21 AMBA students (9 students from Korea University, 3 students from Fudan University, and 9 students from National University of Singapore).     KUBS Dean Dong-One Kim, Associate Dean Myeong-Hyeon Cho, KMBA Program Director Jinbae Kim, and other guests attended the welcoming ceremony. “The MBA program will give you and your colleagues from different backgrounds an opportunity to learn about the world,” Dean Kim said in his welcoming remarks. “I hope you will become a leader with expertise through our program.” Afterward, the orientation session, covering information on Korea University Business School, MBA program curriculum, and its history, was held.   “KUBS was recently ratified as a full member of CEMS Global Alliance,” Associate Dean Myeong-Hyeon Cho said. “As KUBS has been recognized for the best university in Korea, you should take pride in being part of the KUBS community.”     The photo session and KUBS campus tour were followed after the welcoming ceremony. Then, the new students headed over to Bloomvista Resort, located in Yangpyeong County, for the Off-campus Orientation Session. At the session, the students had a group presentation and KU’s traditional event, Sa-Bal-Shik, to become acquainted with each other. They also had a cheering session with KU cheer squad.     The MBA Prerequisite Session for New MBA Students (Pre-MBA) was held in room 403 in Hyundai Motor Hall from August 17th to 19th. The Pre-MBA is a pre-matriculation program that helps new students acclimate to school life. The program is held from 9:30 AM to 5:00 PM, consisting of  the follwoing sessions: “Pre-MBA Special Lecture” for non-business majors and “Career Day” for professional career management.     “The students with business backgrounds had an opportunity to review their previous knowledge, whereas the non-business students have acquired groundings in business,” Professor Jinhan Pae who delivered a lecture on financial accounting said.   “It was beneficial to learn the basic materials from great professors before the semester begins,” Eunji Jung (11th Batch of FMBA) said.     On August 22 at 9:00 AM, the Career Day session was held in room 403 in Hyundai Motor Hall as part of the Pre-MBA program. The Career Day session, hosted by KUBS Career Hub, is a professional career management program. The new students can earn 0.5 academic credit of Skill Seminar course by participating in this session.     The special lectures on various topics, such as career management and school life, were presented during the Career Day session. The lectures were given as follows: △Introduction to Career Hub (Sung Eun Lim from KUBS Career Hub), △MBA Career Management (Korn Ferry International Managing Director Eun-jonn Chae), △English CV Writing Workshop (Professor Gil Coombe at Institute for Foreign Language Studies), and △New International Student Orientation (Jenny Chang from KUBS International Office).  
Sep 12, 2016
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Platform for Nurturing Entrepreneurs, “KUBS Startup Institute” Launched
Platform for Nurturing Entrepreneurs, “KUBS Startup Institute” Launched “Opening Ceremony of Renovated KUBS Main Builiding and KUBS Startup Institute” Held…Keynote speech delivered by SoftBank Ventures Korea CEO Gyu-hak Moon The event was attended by many guests, including △KU President Jaeho Yeom, △Alumni Association President Hak Soo Lee, △Sang Il Lee, △Seung Yu Kim, △Yoon-dae Euh, △Wan-Bae Rha, △Myung-Ho Seung, etc.   On September 6 (Tue) at 4:00 PM, Korea University Business School held “The Opening Ceremony of Renovated KUBS Main Building and KUBS Startup Institute.”     As KUBS Startup Institute, a platform for nurturing entrepreneurs, lies on the second floor of the KUBS Main Building, Korea University Business School also carried out extensive renovation work at KUBS Main Building for the first time in 14 years. Iljin Group and Dongwha Group donated 2 billion won and 1.5 billion won, respectively, adding up to 3.5 billion won in total. Following the principles of the donors, “Iljin Center for Startup Incubation” and “Seung Myung-Ho Center for Entrepreneurship Education” are built in KUBS Startup Institute. The Iljin Center for Startup Incubation will act as a foothold of the business incubation, networking, and startup competition, which selects business with a high-potential, whereas the Seung Myung-Ho Center for Entrepreneurship Education aims to provide integrated startup education.     A grand opening ceremony was held from 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM. The event was attended by approximately 170 guests, including △Jaeho Yeom (president of Korea University), △Hak Soo Lee (president of KU Alumni Association), △Wan-Bae Rha (president of KUBS Alumni Association), △Dong-One Kim (dean of Korea University Business School), △Professor Emeritus Ik-Soon Cho, △Professor Emeritus Dong-ki Kim, △Professor Emeritus Soo Sik Sin, △Sang Il Lee (president of Iljin Global), △Seung Yu Kim (chairman of Hana Academy Seoul), △Yoon-dae Euh (former president of Korea University), and △Myung-Ho Seung (president of Dongwha Group), etc.     The event began with an inauguration followed by △progress report of KUBS Main Building and KUBS Startup Institute, △KU President Jaeho Yeom’s address, △KUBS Dean Dong-One Kim’s welcoming remarks, △Hak Soo Lee’s congratulatory remarks, △Wan-Bae Rha’s congratulatory remarks, △Presentation of appreciation plaque, and △Tour.    Jaeho Yeom, President of Korea University   “Korea University has always been a trailblazer to find the key for development of the community,” President Jaeho Yeom said in his address. “The current industry structure gradually shifts into artificial intelligence and big data. All of that being said, we will do our absolute best to provide full support to students through KUBS Startup Institute so that they can become intellectuals pioneering new fields.”   Dong-One Kim, Dean of Korea University Business School   “As renovated KUBS Main Building is newly opened along with a grand-opening ceremony of KUBS Startup Institute, our college once again steps forward to the next level” KUBS Dean Dong-One Kim said. “The KUBS Startup Institute, which is a platform for entrepreneurship and innovation, will be an institute that leads a new paradigm in education.”   Hak Soo Lee, President of KU Alumni Association   Wan-Bae Rha, President of KUBS Alumni Association   “Korea University Business School has always been pioneered a new path throughout the last 111 years,” said Hak Soo Lee, president of KU Alumni Association. “Our KUBS students will pursue creative ideas, which can possibly open a new era, and develop a new economic model by lessons learned from KUBS graduates.”   “Congratulations for successfully completing a newly built institute where future talents will be produced,” Wan-Bae Rha, who is president of KUBS Alumni Association, said. “I hope KUBS will achieve its ultimate vision of becoming No. 1 in Asia by supporting practical and creative educational activities.”   Sang Il Lee, President of Iljin Group   Myung-Ho Seung, President of Dongwha Group   KUBS presented appreciation plaques to donors, President Sang Il Lee and President Myung-Ho Seung, to express their deepest gratitude. “I did what I supposed to do as a KUBS alumni,” President Lee said. “I hope many entrepreneurs will be produced at KUBS, and they will contribute to Korea and world economy in the near future.”   “I decided to join this project because I believed this is a great opportunity for young KUBS students to challenge themselves,” President Seung explained. “I look forward to the institute’s prosperity and development.”     After the event, the guests toured around the renovated KUBS Main Building and KUBS Startup Institute. Afterwards, SoftBank Ventures Korea CEO Gyu-hak Moon delivered his keynote speech, “Korea University! Become a University with Entrepreneurial Spirit!”  
Sep 09, 2016
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Professor Dong Wook Lee Wins Best Research Paper Award at Business Conference
Professor Dong Wook Lee Wins Best Research Paper Award at Business Conference “Country-specific growth opportunities, within-country heterogeneity, and the role of financial globalization” Analysis of over 50,000 firms across 40 countries On August 19 (Fri), Professor Dong Wook Lee and Ph.D. student Lingxia Sun won Best Research Paper Award at a business conference hosted by Korean Academic Society of Business Administration and Maekyung Media Group. The title of the awarded paper is “Country-specific growth opportunities, within-country heterogeneity, and the role of financial globalization.”   “As a country becomes more financially open, the difference in country-specific growth opportunities (CSGOs) between small and large firms shrinks,” Professor Lee said.   “We analyzed that a firm’s growth opportunities are influenced by regulatory environment in a country. The CSGOs are more prominent in small companies,” he added.   According to the study conducted by Professor Dong Wook Lee, over 50,000 companies across 40 countries showed that small firms in a country have greater country-specific components in their growth options compared to large firms in the same country. He also explained that the weaker CSGOs associated with financial openness are more pronounced in small firms of the financially open countries and that the gap in CSGOs between small and large firms is narrower in those countries.   View Related Articles [매일경제] [한국경영학회 / 최우수논문상] `카톡 감옥` 피로감이 업무효율 떨어뜨린다 [매일경제] `카톡 감옥`이 업무성과 떨어뜨린다  
Sep 06, 2016
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KU Produced Overwhelming Number of Successful Candidates on 51st CPA Examination
Korea University Produced Overwhelming Number of Successful Candidates on 51st CPA Examination A total of 118 candidates from KU passed the CPA exam…Greatest gap between KU and Yonsei University (No. 2) The best cumulative total for the most recent five years     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 most recent five years (2012 – 2016).   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.     Based on the performance over the last five years, this is the first time having the largest gap between No. 1 and No. 2 in the CPA rankings. There was prospect that KU will have the highest successful pass rates since the university already has the greatest number of successful candidates (169) on the first CPA exam. Korea University, ranking No. 1 in producing overwhelming number of successful candidates on the first exam in 2015 and 2016, successfully secured its top position to live up to expectations. Such achievements were made possible thanks to the unconditional support from KUBS. The college runs the CPA Prep Program called “Jeongjincho (Advisor=Professor Han Sang Yi)” and provides full support to help students with their CPA study. In addition to that, Jeongjincho offers gathering events with alumni from accounting firms and various lectures. All KU students and graduates are eligible to join the program.   Meanwhile, a total of 909 candidates passed the 51st CPA Exam according to the Financial Supervisory Service. Out of 2,779 exam takers for CPA held from June 25 to June 26, those who scored 330 points or higher have been selected as successful CPA candidates.  
Aug 26, 2016
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“Korea University AMP Village” Being Built in South African Slum
“Korea University AMP Village” Being Built in South African Slum Funds being raised to construct houses in Khayelitsha located in Cape Town…Donation from the alumni association and AMP students continues     The Volunteer Committee of the Advanced Management Program (AMP) Alumni Association conducts the “100 Homes Project” in a slum area of South Africa. The number of donors, including members of △AMP Alumni Association, △AMP Alumna Association, △81th Batch of AMP, and △AMP Hiking Club, made a donation towards the project in conjunction with Nanuri Corp.   In addition, △Wondeok Han (President of AMP Alumni Association), △Hoon Lee (78th Batch, CEO of Jiil Farm), △Ji In Kim (59th Batch, Director of Plastic Surgery Clinic), △Jinsu Kim (67th Batch, Dentist), △Jong In Lee (65th Batch, Chairman of Jungdo Construction), △Sung Geun Han (48th Batch, CEO of Shinan Industrial Co.), △Ki Joon Lee (57th Batch, CEO of Boram Logistics), △Jina Bae (60th Batch, CEO of Academic Copyright Agency, △In-sook Bae (65th Batch, Honorary Chair of Volunteer Committee) join the poverty project as individual donors.   All funds will be used to construct houses in Khayelitsha located in Cape Town. The township is known as a crime-ridden district where even local residents are reluctant to visit. 75% of the slum dwellers are diagnosed with AIDS, and most children are raised in single parent or grandparent households. The area is in urgent need for basic infrastructure and services.   “The South African Government has offered to name the area ‘Korea University AMP Village,’ and also promised to provide transport infrastructure, supply of electricity and water, educational facility, and other services, once 100 houses are built completely,” Ji In Kim, who is Director of the Volunteering Committee of the AMP Alumni Association, said. “As of now, we have raised construction funds for 36 houses. We are currently in the process of raising the rest of funds for remaining 64 houses.”   “The Volunteering Committee of the AMP Alumni Association, which was established in 2013 to help the underprivileged, has been involving in many volunteer activities, such as serving meals, cleaning, and papering at a day-care center, orphanage, rehab clinic, and nursing home every month,” Wondeok Han, president of the AMP Alumni Association, said. “We wanted to volunteer abroad that needs a helping hand; thereby we decided to support slum dwellers in South Africa.  
Aug 24, 2016
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Fall 2015 MBA Commencement Ceremony
Fall 2015 MBA Commencement Ceremony  A total of 67 graduates from FMBA, GMBA, and KMBA programs received their degrees     On August 16 at 3:00 PM, the Fall 2015 MBA Commencement Ceremony was held at SUPEX Hall in LG-POSCO Building. A total of 67 graduates, including △22 Finance MBA (FMBA) students, △36 Global MBA (GMBA) students, and △9 Korea MBA (KMBA) students, received their degrees at the commencement ceremony. The ceremony proceeded as follows: KUBS Dean Dong-One Kim’s commencement speech, Associate Dean Hosun Rhim’s academic report, announcement of awards, and conferring of degrees. Sixty-seven MBA graduates, who will soon begin a new chapter in life, and families graced the occasion with their presence.       “Keep the KUBS mission ‘Business for Society’ alive and become a true business leader contributing to community to make a healthy society,” Dean Dong-One Kim said in his congratulatory remarks. “I look forward to seeing you again as great leaders who bring honor to their alma mater and benefit society.”       Afterward, the presentation of the Presidential Award, Dean’s Award, and Meritorious Award was followed. Valedictorian Jiwon Woo from the 10th Batch of GMBA received the Presidential Award while valedictorians Woo Joo Yang and Myung Sun Kwon from the 10th Batch of FMBA won the Dean’s Award. The Meritorious Awards went to five FMBA graduates (Youngsuk Ko, Sangyo Kim, Bo Sun Yeum, Mesang Lee, and Jae Won Jo) and seven GMBA graduates (Seungryong Baek, Youngsoo Son, Daeseob Yun, Jongsu Lee, Alexander Whang, Tan Ru Ping Celine, and Minhee Bae). The recipients of the Alumni Association Meritorious Award were FMBA Shinkyu Park and GMBA Seungryong Baek.    Dean Kim conferred diplomas to all participating graduates. The event was successfully completed after tossing mortarboards into the air.  
Aug 22, 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.  
Oct 28, 2015
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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.  
Sep 23, 2015
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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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