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2019 Finance MBA Homecoming Day, Precious time of F-MBA students who found home of heart
2019 Finance MBA Homecoming Day Precious time of F-MBA students who found home of heart   KUBS Finance MBA (hereinbelow F-MBA) homecoming day for the first half of 2019 was held at 3rd floor buffet of Sudang Samyang Faculty House on June 26th. About 60 people attended the ceremony, including professor Weon Sang Yoo, professor Na Hyun Seung, professor Kim Dongcheol, professor Kim Chang Ki, professor SOHN BUMJEAN, and professor Joon Ho Hwang.   "We are trying to make various changes and innovations in order to develop the F-MBA program. More advice, reprimands and opinions from everyone will definitely help F-MBA to become the best place for raising financial experts,” said professor Na Hyun Seung in his greetings. Professor Weon Sang Yoo added, "There is a lyric that Korea University is the home of the heart in the Korea University song.” "I want you to have a good time and feel comfortable as you are at home. KUBS will strive to show progress so that all of you can feel proud of your school. " F-MBA students also responded with high expectations. "I am glad to see familiar faces again through the homecoming day," said Jeon Hoon (F-MBA 7th). "I wish everyone had a good time today."   After the dinner, giveaway event was held. Finally, the participants gathered together to take group pictures and enjoyed time to socialize. The F-MBA holds a homecoming day every year to provide time for graduated students and attending students to interact and socialize.   사진 확인하기
Jul 19, 2019
CEOS of the 500 Largest Companies: Korea University as the Largest Academic Network
CEOS of the 500 Largest Companies: Korea University as the Largest Academic Network Korea University Business School (Dean= Kim Jaewook) has the largest number of CEOs in the top 500 companies. According to a survey conducted by a corporation evaluation website CEOScore, (CEO=Park Jugeun) on July 10 in which 676 CEOs from the 495 companies out of the top 500 companies were examined, Korea University Business School produced 28 CEOs, accounting for 5.1 percent of the total number.   In the survey, 23.3 percent of the total was business administration majors, and only Korea University Business School surpassed 5 percent out of other business schools. On the ranking based on single departments of universities, 28 students were from Korea University Business School, followed by the Business Administration department at Seoul National University (4.6 percent and 25 people), Chemistry and Chemical Engineering at Seoul National University (2.9 percent and 16 people), Business Administration at Yonsei University (2.8 percent and 15 people), and Economics at Seoul National University (2.6 percent and 14 people).   Furthermore, the number of people who graduated from 'SKY' Universities amounted to 241 people, accounting for 42.6 percent. Out of the total number, Korea University produced 64 people, or 11.3 percent, which ranked second in the overall university rankings, but Korea University Business School ranked first in terms of a single department of a university.   Related News [CEO스코어데일리 ] 500대 기업 CEO, 'SKY' 42.6%…최대학맥은 고대 경영학 [SBS] 대기업 CEO 10명 중 4명 '스카이' 출신…최대 학맥은 고대 경영 [중앙일보] 500대 기업 CEO 이력 분석…가장 많은 출신 대학·전공은? [조선일보] 대기업 CEO 10명 중 4명은 SKY…'고대경영' 최대학맥 부상 [서울경제] 대기업 CEO 10명 중 4명 '스카이' 출신…가장 많은 출신 대학은 [헤럴드경제] 대기업 CEO 42.6% '스카이' 출신…'고대경영' 가장 많아 [아주경제] 대기업 CEO 10명중 4명 '스카이' 출신…최대 학맥은 고대경영 [서울파이낸스] 대기업 CEO 10명 중 4명 'SKY'···고대 경영 최대 학맥 부상 [이데일리] 대기업 CEO 10명중 4명은 ‘SKY’..‘고려대 경영학’ 가장 많아 [연합뉴스] 국내 500대 기업 CEO 출신학교 현황 '톱10' [이투데이] 대기업 CEO 10명 중 4명 'SKY' 출신 [뉴스웨이] 대기업 CEO 42% ‘스카이’ 출신…고대경영 최다 [뉴시스] 500대 기업 CEO, 'SKY' 42.6%…최대학맥은 고대 경영학
Jul 18, 2019
CPA Mentoring Seminar, the best support for young generation
CPA Mentoring Seminar, the best support for young generation On July 9th (Tue), KUBS Career Development Center hosted `CPA Mentoring Seminar’ at Hyundai Motor Hall. The seminar covered student’s live questions and inquiries about KICPA (Korean Institute of Certified Public Accountant) exam and the businesses of the accounting firm. Two currently active CPAs, Daehoon Kim (KPMG, KUBS06) and Jinhyung Kim (Deloitte, KUBS07), participated in the seminar to give a generous advice to undergraduates who have interests in becoming an accountant.   Seminar went through the two separated sessions, in order to distribute the topic of the Q&As. The first session covered the questions about preparing the CPA exam, and the second half was made up of the inquiries in accountant’s jobs and tasks at the business scene. At first, Jinhyung Kim pointed out his past motivation for the CPA exam, explaining as “After the military service period, I have begun to find my own strength, not depending on the college education’s name value. Therefore, I decided to prepare CPA exam that I can guarantee my own expertise in market and my future income stability”. About the exam, Daehoon Kim shared his study know-how and experience, saying “I began studying from summer vacation period and considered the first-time exam as a practice, then I made a short-term objective to enter into Jungjincho (KUBS CPA-exam group). To mitigate the anxiety, I didn’t throw the practice sheets away and stored them. Also, I recorded my studying hours respectively per exam subjects. In addition, I searched for the online courses which exactly match my own learning style. My preparation period began relatively earlier than others since I started studying at the beginning of my military service period. Also, I believe that planning a strategic studying schedule rather than hastening myself to achieve an early success was the major source to win the exam”.   In the next session, two speakers provided information of CPA’s career, after getting the license. Jinhyung Kim explained, “There are 3 divisions in an accounting firm. Basically there are Auditory division, FA division which handles M&A businesses and real estate value estimations and finally the Tax division that manages tax investigation issues and tax affairs”. Daehoon Kim replied on the question asking about CPA’s high rate of job transfer, saying “In my opinion, it is better to stay at accounting firm if you have anything left to learn about the business. Considering the successful transfer cases that I know, people leave the office when they start thinking ‘Now I don’t have any learning points in the firm’”. One student asked about the general outlook of CPA as a job, and Jinhyung Kim answered “Honestly it is a saturated market. It is certain that CPA’s job market can’t elude from getting rigidity while the Korean economy shows negative trend of growth. It is quite definite that CPA’s job market following the macro-economic index”. Daehoon Kim commented “But since accounting and taxation market are not really dynamic compared to other sectors, the market will keep its stability in a good momentum”. The seminar took over two hours, CPA mentors sincerely sharing their wide range of experiences and knowledges for the undergraduate mentees. The event was successfully ended with Daehoon Kim’s remark, saying “I feel honored coming to campus and to meet those undergraduate students who have huge potentials. I hope this seminar helps their exam preparation and career growth”.  
Jul 18, 2019
Public Officer Qualification Exam Mentoring Seminar Held for Junior Mentees
Public Officer Qualification Exam Mentoring Seminar Held for Junior Mentees     Korea University Business School (Dean=Kim Jae Wook) Career Hub held the ‘Public Officer Qualification Exam Mentoring Seminar’ at Hyundai Motor Hall on Tuesday, July 2. This seminar was the first seminar, where attendees mainly talked about how to prepare for the public officer qualification exam. In this day's event, three mentors of Choi Yoon-seok (KUBS 00), Lee Seung-hoon (KUBS 05) and Oh Dong-eun (KUBS 11) who passed the exam gave their generous advice to the audience. In Part 1, mentors talked about how to prepare for the exam. In response to a question asking about how he first decided to prepare for the exam, Oh, who works for the Office of State Coordination, said, "I had great interest in enterprise activities," and went on saying, “Government policy has huge impact on enterprise activities, so I hoped to engage in such a meaningful job by becoming a public officer." One student questioned “How can we get most out of school lectures?”. Oh replied, "Lectures can be helpful to find out what type of subject they are. Micro and macroeconomics lectures, as well as administrative law lecture were very helpful in preparing for the exam." Choi, who works at the Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Energy, replied to a question asking about his experience in ‘Exam preparation class (Takmajung)’. He said, "I have received immense help from my classmates during my hard times. Those who graduated Takmajung are currently working in various departments, and this also helps me in work. In Part 2, mentors shared their own stories related to work experience. "In fact, almost all the ministries are located in Sejong city, so advantages and disadvantages coexist,” replied Oh, according to the question about his current job satisfaction. He also added, "There is merit in that there are well-organized systems such as parental leave, I think.” When asked about the work environment, Choi said, "The working environment and job satisfaction depends on which ministry you work at." He went on saying, “We usually do business related to law revision and budget, and also cooperate with other departments to prepare countermeasures for various issues."     The seminar, which lasted for nearly two hours, was filled with useful preparation tips and practical information about work experience. The three mentors said, "We wish you a good luck in your exams.”  
Jul 12, 2019
2019-2 KUBS Outbound-Exchange Students Information Session Held
2019-2 KUBS Outbound-Exchange Students Information Session Hel 2019-2 KUBS Outbound Exchange Students Information Session was held on June 21 (Fri) at 6:00 pm in HM B307. The contents were △Preparations before departure and return △Application for credit acknowledgement △Q&A session.   Before departure, exchange students must report their departure through submitting a departure notification form on the outbound-exchange students information session date, a letter of commitment, a parental consent form, and submit a copy of the student's insurance certificate. In addition, the student will officially be recognized as an exchange student only when the tuition fee is paid in full during the semester's tuition payment period, and it is their duty to confirm their exchange student status at KUPID (Portal). After arrival, students must report their arrival to the KUBS International Office exchange program coordinator via e-mail with their residence address, residence telephone number, contact information, and ‘Notice of Arrival Form’. Students must also attend the local orientation and make an entry declaration to the foreign exchange university. Guidance for preparation before and after ‘departure’ was followed by guidance for preparations before and after ‘returning’. Students must visit the relevant department of the foreign exchange university and make a request to send the official report card to the KUBS International Office before leaving. In addition, students must obtain the syllabus with weekly lecture plans and the number of the lecture hours and must complete the settlement of the dormitory and the account safely. After returning, students must apply for acknowledgement of credits. Immediately after returning, students should visit the International Office, fill out the return notification form and feedback & experience form, and submit the application for foreign exchange university credits, original report card, e-mail report paper, and syllabus. The document format is included in the outbound-exchange student information session reference materials.   공지사항 확인하기
Jul 12, 2019
Korea University Business School Produces the Largest Number of "2019 CEOs of Korea."
Korea University Business School Produces the Largest Number of "2019 CEOs of Korea."   KUBS (Dean=Kim Jae Wook) has been selected as the single largest university and department with the highest number of CEOs in Korea. In the "2019 CEO of Korea's 100 largest companies," released by Hankyung Business Review, KUBS produced the largest number of CEOs in Korea based on the criterion of a single university and department. Of the top 100 CEOs, a total of 34 majored in business administration, with 11 from Korea University's business school. The ranking was followed by six business administration majors from Yonsei University and five from Seoul National University. The top 100 CEOs in Korea who graduated from Korea University include GS Chairman Huh Chang-soo (Admitted in ‘67), Hyundai Marine Vice Chairman Lee Chul-young (Admitted in ‘71), LS Group Chairman Koo Ja-yeol (Admitted in ‘72), S&I Corporation President Lee Dong-yeol (Admitted in ‘76), Samsung C&T Corporation President Lee Young-ho (Admitted in ‘78), CJ Industrial CEO Kang Shin-ho (Admitted in ‘81), Doosan Group CEO Park Jungwon (Admitted in ‘81), SK Telecom CEO Park Jungho (Admitted in ‘82), Korea Investment Holdings Inc. Vice President Kim Namgu (Admitted in ‘83), and SK Chemicals CEO Na Kyungsu (Admitted in ‘84). The majors with the most top 100 CEOs after business administration were as follows: economics (9), chemical engineering (6), law (5), and electronics (5).     Related news [HK Business]  ‘1957 CEO’ Power maintains…The youngest president 'Gwangmo Koo' 
Jul 05, 2019
CEMS Interview with Lotta & Pietro
  CEMS Interview with Lotta & Pietro Introduction of CEMS Students: Lotta Mäki Lotta is a final-year CEMS MIM student from Aalto University, Finland, to whom South Korea is the 37th country visited. In addition to her CEMS degree, she is currently pursuing a double MSc degree in Business Analytics and Astrophysics.   Pietro Tansini Pietro is final-year student of CEMS and MSc in International Management from Bocconi University in Milan, Italy. He has worked and lived in 5 different continents with experiences ranging from start-up to multinational corporations. ​ ​ Questions : ​ a. Why did you choose CEMS? [Lotta] I first heard about CEMS as a freshman, but immediately knew that this was my place to be as I dreamt of an international career. The global network of like-minded students and over 70 corporate partners provide you with incredible opportunities during your MIM year, but it is also a community that will have your back for a lifetime. ​ b. What is special about CEMS students? [Pietro] CEMS does not only provide leading education in business, but is primarily a community of people who across generations share the same ambition to have a positive impact through their work. To me the innumerable occasions to meet and learn from each other are the real added value that makes CEMS a life-changing experience. ​ c. What is the value of CEMS network? / How did CEMS improve your network? [Lotta] CEMS has a strong community of people attending the program but also those who have already graduated - ranging from fresh graduates to top executives in large MNEs! Through CEMS network I have already gained valuable professional mentoring and even various job opportunities. ​ d. What can you tell us about the extracurricular activities you attended during your CEMS experience? [Pietro] Definitely CEMS Cup activities that were organized by CEMS Club Seoul! During the semester we split our cohort in 4 teams and had many occasions to collect points to our own team by participating for example a Pub Quiz or small daily recycling tasks during our Sustainability Week, and many others. It worked extremely well to bond with each other and create closer relations within the group! ​ e. What is the role of the CEMS Club? [Lotta] Every member school in CEMS Alliance has their own CEMS Club, which support global networking among students by arranging social activities both locally and overseas together with other CEMS Clubs. CEMS Club also co-operates with CEMS Corporate Partners to provide students with professional development opportunities. ​ f. What has CEMS taught you that you would have not learned otherwise? [Pietro] I think what is really unique about CEMS is the high exposure to corporate environment. It helps immensely to bridge the gap between student and work life. Beyond the professional aspect, even though I had traveled and lived in many countries, I found CEMS the best experience to learn how to be a really conscious citizen of the world. ​ g. What were your best CEMS experiences during the semester at KUBS? [Lotta] Highlights of this semester were definitely our two successful networking field trips in the APAC area. We visited CEMS Club Hong Kong together with CEMSies from Singapore and CEMS Club Tokyo together with CEMS students from Beijing! These trips really demostrated CEMS spirit at its best! ​   Interested to hear more about CEMS in Korea or wish to join our activities to have a sneak peek into the life of CEMSies? Feel free to contact us anytime at cemsclubseoul@gmail.com!      
Apr 29, 2019
[Global MBA] Interview of Cho Sang-uk, 13th G-MBA
[Global MBA] Interview of Cho Sang-uk, 13th G-MBA   Q. Could you please introduce yourself? Hi, I am the President of the 13th Global MBA (hereinafter G-MBA) Cho Sang-uk. Before entering G-MBA, I majored finance at NYU, and built a career in finance at New York. While working in the M&A field, I have witnessed so many success stories in which bankers turned to the start-up field and received billions of investments. Naturally, I became to have my own dreams about start-ups. During my first year as an analyst, I made my first challenge in a start-up at New York as I placed outside orders. It was my first start-up and I relied heavily on outside orders, so it wasn’t a success but came to be a valuable experience. Based on my network that I built in my first start-up, I came back to Korea to benchmark a New York F&B business and started my second start-up. Q. Why have you decided to study at Korea University G-MBA? I have received most of my education abroad, and built my career abroad as well. Thus, I felt that it was important to experience education and social life in Korea. Most importantly, I realized that I do not have sufficient information about Korea nor an appropriate network as I managed a start-up at Korea. Naturally, I decided to enter Korea University’s GMBA whose specialty lies in networking, unlike other schools. Q. What was the most useful course/program/activity while attending G-MBA? Professor Yoo Yong Keun’s “Financial Accounting” class and Professor Kim Young-Kyu’s “Strategy” class was very useful. First, Professor Yoo’s accounting class is very interesting, and he helped my classmates and I to familiarize with accounting and finance easily. For example, he compared corporate or financial M&A to marrying couples’ financial union, which was an interesting analogy. Professor Kim dealt with real business cases based on Harvard Business School Cases. Moreover, he also offered us a chance to present the best strategy for a company after reading a mock company case in 24 hours, in front of a real startup/VC official. I was extremely pleased because my group ranked first in this event. Q. Please tell us about your career plans upon graduation. A lot of thoughts are in my mind. I have seriously considered about having a private business, but  I am willing to fully utilize Korea University MBA's network and resources, and am very interested in venture or private equity-type buy side. Q. Do you have any advice for those who are thinking of attending G-MBA? I have heard about Korea University's excellence in networking several times before I entered the school, but I was very concerned about whether it is true or not. After entering G-MBA, I experienced various networking events, and felt the bond between my fellow students become stronger. In particular, I was proud to see Korea University's high attendance at events such as Go -Yeon Games and events with other schools. Thanks to Korea University's optimal environment for academics and networking, I have been able to maintain a strong friendship with my fellow students. I'm confident that you will not only be strongly connected to your fellow students but also experience the best educational environment through the G-MBA of Korea University!
Apr 16, 2019
Interview of KUBS Student Ambassador KUBE 9th Yoon Ji-hyun
Interview of KUBS Student Ambassador KUBE 9th Yoon Ji-hyun Becoming a KUBS Student Ambassador from a ‘Teen Mentee’     Q.Could you please introduce yourself?   My name is Yoon Ji-hyun, and I am currently a sophomore at Korea University Business School. I participated in the third ‘Teen Mentoring Day’ as a teen mentee in my second year at high school, and ever since this event I began to dream of entering KUBS. After entering KUBS, I participated in the seventh ‘Teen Mentoring Day’ event as an undergraduate mentor. And since September 2018, I am working as a student ambassador for KUBS in my hope of leading the way through promoting KUBS. Q. You have experienced both roles in the ‘Teen Mentoring Event‘ as a teen mentee and a student ambassador. What is the most memorable episode?   For me, every moment that I had as a mentee, mentor, and an ambassador is memorable that I cherish. Out of all moments, I want to tell you what happened most recently. During our regular tour in November 2018, I advised high school students of my group to participate in the ‘Teen Mentoring Day’ event that is held during winter break as I told them about my high school days. I actually met those students in the mentoring event last January, and I was pleased to hear that they applied for the event through my advice. I was not only proud of them but also happy that I was able to help someone. Afterwards, I promised myself to work even harder as a student ambassador with pride. Q. Have you dreamt of entering KUBS since you were a teen mentee? What did you learn from the Teen Mentoring event?   I participated in one of the regular tours at Korea University in my first year of high school. The senior student who introduced the business department was cool, and I was impressed by the grand buildings. Since then I just decided that I would study to go to KUBS. One day, while looking around the KUBS website, I learned about the ‘Teen Mentoring Day’ event and participated as a teen mentee. Particularly, planning and introducing products, ‘Marketing Practice,’ was the most memorable. I became interested in marketing as I actively came up with ideas and presented them in front of people, and came to hope for a career in marketing. Thus, the ‘Teen Mentoring Day’ event hosted by KUBS helped me to have a new dream regarding business administration.   Q. Ever since you participated in the 7th ‘Teen Mentoring Day’ event as an undergraduate mentor, you are working as KUBS’s student ambassador ‘KUBE.’ What made you become a student ambassador?   What came in mind right after I got admitted to KUBS was that I want to become a mentor in the ‘Teen Mentoring Day’ event. From my experience as participating in the event as a mentee, I know how the event is a special and crucial chance, so I wanted to help students in their shoes. More than anything, I love my fellow KUBE ambassadors who approached me and gave so much love. I was so excited to be a KUBE ambassador and attach a KUBS symbol in my chest, which is something that I drew so many times in my notebook when I was a high school student. So after the Mentoring Day event without hesitancy I applied to be a member of KUBE, and was able to get good results as I appealed to that experience. Q. Please tell us what you want to say finally.   If somebody asks the best thing I’ve done since I entered university, I would proudly say ‘becoming a member of KUBE.’ While working as KUBE, I was reminded of my high school days, and I was amazed to know how the programs I participated in were made. KUBE activities were fun, so I enjoyed working with KUBE friends and teachers. I want to say thank you to the 8th KUBE ambassadors who worked so hard and the 9th KUBE ambassadors who will continue to work with me. Now, I would like to sincerely welcome our 10th KUBE ambassadors. I will end by saying that I always thank and love Korea University Business School which has been with me since I was in high school, KUBE 8th, 9th, 10th ambassadors, and teachers of the PR office.
Apr 16, 2019
[KUBS Student Council ‘Wave’] Interview with President
[KUBS Student Council ‘Wave’] Interview with President   Q. Please introduce KUBS student council ‘Wave’. [President] Good Afternoon. I am Park Jun Hyun, president of WAVE, the 52nd student council. We are working with the slogan 'Your wish becomes a wave' from November 2018. Currently, the student council consists of 10 members including the presidency and the director of the 7 departments. When the new member recruiting is completed, more members will participate in various projects such as career development, welfare, culture, sports for KUBS. [Vice President] Good Afternoon I am Cho Yong Joon, vice president of WAVE. WAVE has a wide range of projects in culture, welfare and career development, and we are doing everything we can to help KUBS students. This year we are planning a cultural education project called 'Color U' and a career development project for senior students. I will work hard for this year.   Q. What is the core value that WAVE pursues? [President] 'Empathy' and ‘Strong Drive' are two core values ​​that WAVE pursues. So far, many student councils have tried to get closer to the students, but it was not easy to narrow down the distance. We, WAVE, want to share empathy by narrowing the distance. Just like the slogan of 'Your wish becomes a wave', our core value is to create real results and make our students’ wishes come true.   [Vice President] ‘Society without hurt students’ is another core value that WAVE pursues. We will work hard to make sure that as many students as possible are eligible for the projects we have planned, regardless of its kind. We will conduct a variety of surveys to hear opinions of the minority, and carefully consider all voices. I think that the various opinions and interests of the students will become our driving force.   Q.What kind of effort is WAVE making for KUBS freshmen? [President] First of all, in order to ensure smooth school life for freshmen, we prepared two orientation programs since December. Thanks to that, we finished the orientation without any accident. In addition, we are preparing programs such as career development and cultural lectures so that freshmen can accumulate much experience inside KUBS. Furthermore, we are working to provide a pleasant educational environment to the students through the projects such as the establishment of the male student lounge and the improvement of the female student lounge.   [Vice President] As mentioned above, we prepared freshmen welcoming orientation for about two months and completed it successfully. We thought providing adequate information would be the best way to relieve fear about school life for freshmen students, and we are also trying to make an atmosphere where students can approach and ask questions to our seniors without any inconvenience. One example is to set up a variety of rules and codes of conduct among students to prevent freshmen from feeling burdensome when drinking. It is our greatest goal to gather opinions from new students who are not easily able to deliver their thoughts easily because of their fear about school life.   Q.Do you have any suggestions for freshmen as seniors of KUBS? [[President] I would like to advise you to go through as much experience as possible. I believe that first year in university is the best time to experience various things without any burden or worry about academics. I would like to advise you to go through as many experiences as possible, and to meet a lot of people without any worries. I believe you will find the clothes that suit you best in that process. I hope you will experience diverse things without feeling any pressure.   [Vice President] It's okay to take a break. You have just completed a fierce entrance examination and entered Korea University while overcoming the burden and concerns from others. Good results are a fortune, but that kind of burden will only keep you running. No one will blame you for taking a break. We will always wait for you with strong belief, so we hope you will have a little time to rest, meet your friends, and have time to charge for yourself while doing what you wish to do. Thank you very much.  
Apr 08, 2019
Interview with the executive branch ‘Blossom’ of ‘KUBS Ladies’, the Business School Female Alumni Association
Interview with the executive branch ‘Blossom’ of ‘KUBS Ladies’ the Business School Female Alumni Association   ▲ From the left: Hyewon Kim (Business School 16) New Student Representative, Namkyung Lee (Business School 16) Current Student Representative Q. Please introduce KUBS Ladies and the Blossom team.  KUBS Ladies is the Business School Female Alumni Association. Different from other alumni associations, the executive branch for enrolled students exists and has the role of making connections between alumni and enrolled students. The executive branch for enrolled students of KUBS Ladies got its name ‘Blossom’ in 2016 to ‘bloom’ the network between enrolled students and alumni.  Q. What kind of pivotal roles does Blossom have as the executive branch of KUBS Ladies? Our main job is to link enrolled students and alumni. We started to plan offline events by creating high-quality images and reducing a sense of distance at the same time. Some major events are: the Dream Concert, Beginning Semester’s Event, and ‘Good Evening’ mentoring program that connects female alumni and female enrolled students. In addition, another important role of Blossom is updating the contact information of our female alumni. We are also trying hard to stabilize our management by administering donations every year. Q. How does the Blossom team and KUBS Ladies view female alumni and fellow students of the Business School? We believe they have ‘soft charisma’. Previously, we have discussed about ‘the image of KUBS female alumni’ with the former Associate dean. We concluded that KUBS female alumni have both the charisma that KUBS has and the softness which is differentiated from the leadership of men. Another characteristic of KUBS female alumni could be a progressive spirit of challenging without fear. Q. Are there any difficulties when acting as the Blossom team? Since the number of people in our team is small and most of the programs are run on an annual basis, members of the executive branch work for one and a half year to two years to smoothen transition of events. 2 out of 4 years in the university life is quite long. Programs such as business conferences, the exchange student program, and internship are generalized due to the characteristic of the Business School, but there are some cases where students must give up these programs because it is difficult to run parallel with ‘Blossom’ activities. Therefore, we are trying to find a way to allow members of the executive branch to be involved in more healthy activities that are worthwhile. Q. Please tell us about your aspirations (to New Student Representative). Ultimately, I believe the key goal is to achieve an ‘expansion of network’. Facing its 6th anniversary, ‘Blossom’ seems to be in a transition period. If ‘Blossom’ can regularly contact our alumni by mailing them based on the updated list of alumni, then we will be able to strengthen their sense of belonging to more alumni.  If the network can be extended, the quality of networking can be developed even more. For example, if Blossom can act as a passage that delivers helpful employment information such as informal internship notices from companies that our alumni work in, then we believe both the alumni and students will be more interested in KUBS Ladies. Q. Does the current student representative have any words of request to the new representative? I indeed had good experiences for two years that would not have been possible without Blossom. However, there will be hard times. Blossom is in a transition period. It has just been established, and donations are not stable which makes managing the organization a hard task. Nevertheless, I would like to say never give up. I believe the true meaning of this organization exists when the goal of networking among female alumni is continually found. I hope KUBS Ladies and Blossom set an example for a strong sense of belonging and network to female alumni for one year.  Q. Do you have any words to female alumni and students of KUBS? I have met many alumni while acting as a member of Blossom. I could feel their true heart towards the school and our alumni. Whenever we contacted them to update the alumni list or ask them to participate in events, we were happily welcomed. It was very helpful when we heard ‘If you need help, contact us anytime’. We would really like to thank seniors who are willing to materially and emotionally support us with their love towards the school and juniors, and we will also try to become one of them after graduating KUBS. Moreover, we would like to ask more participation and attention from enrolled students. Blossom has many events provided for them. They have good quality and we are putting the best of our effort to prepare for them. A lot of opportunities are provided by our outstanding guest speakers, so we recommend that many students participate in these events and receive beneficial information.
Dec 18, 2018
[DONG-A ILBO] “Korea MBA, the true course of becoming an expert”
※ You can click on the title to look at the original article. “Korea MBA, the true course of becoming an expert”   Interview with alumni Hanjun Lee of Korea University ‘Korea MBA course’ Mr. Hanjun Lee (Classs of 2018) is currently working in Amway Korea. After entering Amway Korea in 2011, he is currently in charge of the APAC (Asia Pacific) area Amway Business Center Operation in the Amway Business & Brand Center Operation Team of the head office. We were able to hear about the Korea MBA from him.   What made you decide to enter the MBA course? I decided to enter the MBA course because I thought it will be important to improve my competence as a manager in Amway Korea and to become an expert.   First, I wanted to organize my knowledge gained through 8 years of working experience at the company and receive a more systematic education to utilize those experiences. I also wanted to gain knowledge regarding a more efficient method of managing data and be familiar with realistic cases where unpredictable incidents happen in the front line of the management. Secondly, I wanted to have experience about decision making as a manager in advance. Especially, I have experienced how much Manager & Supervisor decisions influenced sales in business. Lastly, I wanted to understand the overall trend by apprehending the management of other companies. By understanding the general trend of the market and acquiring information about various fields, I wanted to become an expert with a broader perspective.   The reason why I chose Korea University is because I wanted to enter the ‘best MBA’. Above all, Korea University’s MBA is Korea’s top-notch MBA that ranked as No.1 for six consecutive years at the MBA evaluation by 300 human resource directors of conglomerates. I had to study business administration at Korea since I graduated University of Oregon in the United States and didn’t hesitate to enter the course by getting to know important information about K-MBA with the help of my wife.   What curriculum helped you the most during the Korea MBA course? Professor Hojung Shin’s ‘Principles of OM’ helped the most during the course. There was a synergy effect of an improved working efficiency by making a connection between experienced gained from the actual work and expertise learned during class. Also, professor Soongsoo Han’s ‘Financial Accounting’ substantially improved my lack of financial knowledge.   What are some things that can be earned other than the regular curriculum of the MBA course? I can speak with confidence that it is ‘human networking’. I believe the human networking of K-MBA is better than any other school. The fact that there are sports clubs such as the golf club (K-ONE) and the tennis club allows me to gain a lot of energy because I am a person that loves sports. Also, I am also participating in an investment club KMIU (Korea MBA Investor Union) which is not a formal club yet but is aiming to become one next year.   Do you have any advice for people who are interested in entering MBA? I really want to say challenge it. I also remember the days being concerned and discussing whether to do so with my wife and fellow workers because it is not easy to keep up with your office work and studies at the same time. K-MBA has become an energizer for my life and gave the pleasure of meeting new people and the joy of learning.
Nov 19, 2018