Dean’s Greetings

With a history of 117 years, Korea University Business School has been leading business administration education in Korea ever since teaching commerce in the Plutology Department in 1905. As 'The First & The Best,' KUBS has the longest history in Korea University and is strongly proud of serving as the most important college. It was renamed Department of Commercial Science in 1910 and the Department of Commerce in 1922, established the first “Department of Business Administration” in Korea in 1955, and established a Graduate School of Business Administration for the first time in Korea in 1963. As such, KUBS is the pioneer that introduced western modern business administration education in Korea. In addition, Korea University Business School also marked a milestone in the field of university architecture by constructing world class college buildings, including the “KUBS Main Building,” the first independent college building in the history of Korean universities, the “LG-POSCO Building” built entirely by donations for the first time in the history of university architecture, and the “Hyundai Motor Building” established by donations of 3,600 people, the largest number in the history of university architecture donations.

Business for Society – Inspiring Next Leaders

The mission of Korea University Business School is “Business for Society – Inspiring Next Leaders.” Further, the vision KUBS is “World-Class Knowledge Hub in Business”. For this mission and vision, KUBS is continuously creating new knowledge and nurturing talented people who can become social leaders in each field based on that knowledge. Under this mission and vision, KUBS will not settle for the current glory of “No. 1 in Korea,” but will continuously devote itself towards the goal of “Achieving as a respected Business School at the level of Global Top 30 and Asia No. 1” by 2030.

While making steady efforts to achieve our goals, Korea University Business School aims to strike the balance of the founding philosophy of Korea University while not leaning toward any one of the eternal values that make people of Korea University the Korea University people: “Freedom, Justice, and Truth.” In other words, as a leader that creates a free research environment and leads justice in the changing environment of the times, we will seek to make the academic truths that we have built up and will build up in the future shine. Therefore, we will develop into a dynamic business school that leads the times.

Business School must actively respond to the changes in the business environment and the demands of the times. Of course, we must adapt to the rapidly changing environment without losing the image of a traditional university that preserves its long history and heritage. Korea University Business School established the Center for Digital Transformation & Business (CDTB), an open-connected platform, to lead the study of the 21st century and provide a forum for students, professors, and corporate experts to collaborate. In addition, as a related degree program, “Business Analytics” was opened at the graduate school to cultivate professionals. In addition, in response to the needs of the times, we understand and pursue social values through the ESG Center, and continue to support new challenges of starting a business through the Startup Station. By doing so, we are creating a Business School that constantly innovates freely and justly.

KUBS's competitors are other leading business schools overseas.

Our reputation as Korea's No. 1 in the field of business administration is becoming more solid. KUBS is recognized as the 48th in the world for business and management in the “QS (Quacquarelli Symonds) 2022 World University Rankings” in the U.K. and Executive MBA was ranked the 20th in 2021 in the “The Top 100 Executive MBA Ranking in the World” published annually by the Financial Times of the U.K., thereby occupying the unrivaled 1st place in Korea for 11 years in a row. In addition, in the evaluation of personnel managers of Hankyung Business 300 companies, the Business School has continued to be ranked first in Korea for 14 consecutive years. In terms of producing certified public accountants (CPA) final passers in 2022, there is a big difference from the second place, thereby defending the first place in the number of final passers for seven consecutive years.

KUBS is already collaborating and competing with the world's leading business schools. As the only member school in Korea that has world-class authority with the “One Country, One Business School Accreditation,” our Business School proudly plays a pivotal role in CEMS's world-renowned global industry-academic cooperation network through the Global MIM (Master in International Management) degree program. Furthermore, in the future, KUBS will form a network with Korean industries (IOT, culture, art, and e-sports) that the world academia is paying attention to, leading research and education across these industries to create World-Class Knowledge in Business and ultimately become their Hub.

Sang Yong Kim
Dean of Korea University Business School