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As the birthplace of business education in Korea, KUBS has pioneered its development over the course of modern history.

CEO of top 500 companies, Korea University management of the largest network

Korea University's business school, Kim Jae-wook, has the largest number of CEOs at the top 500 companies. According to a survey conducted on July 10 by CEO Score (CEO Park Joo-geun), a corporate evaluation site, which surveyed 676 CEOs from 495 of the nation's top 500 companies.

Management of Korea University produces the largest number of Korea's 100 CEOs in 1919.

Korea University's Business School (Director: Kim Jae-wook) has been selected as the single largest university in Korea. At this "2019 CEO of Korea's Top 100 Companies," released by the Korea Security Business Agency...

Korea University MBA tops the national MBA evaluation for 7 consecutive years

Korea University's Graduate School of Business (Chairman: Kim Jae-wook) has emerged as the top business school in the "2019 National MBA Evaluation" conducted annually by Korea Security Zenith. He is an MBA from Korea University, which has been holding the top throne for as many as seven years.

Korea University E-MBA, 27th in FT Ranking, and the No. 1 in Korea for the ninth consecutive year

Korea University Business School (hereinbelow KUBS, Dean=Jae Wook Kim) Executive MBA Program (E-MBA) ranked 27th in the world in the list of the top 100 E-MBA rankings in the world, selected by the Financial Times of the U.K. According to an announcement by the FT on...

[Hankyung Business] [2019 National Business School Ranking] "In the Lead of Digital Transition i

Korea University Business School (hereinbelow=KUBS) opened its doors to business administration for the first time in the history of Korean universities. KUBS is renowned as its deep history. In the "National Business School Evaluation" conducted by Hankyung Business since 2008...

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Notice of 2021 Spring Graduate School Applications ... Fostering researchers with up-to-date knowled

Notice of 2021 Spring Graduate School Applications ... Fostering researchers with up-to-date knowledge and superb research skills     Korea University Graduate School Department of Business Administration is now accepting applications for PhD and MS programs of seven majors and a master’s degree on Business Analytics(BA). There are seven business administration majors: △Management that researches effective and efficient strategies, organizations, leadership and motivation, conflict mediation and control for achieving organizational goals, △International Business which covers strategy development, supply chain management and sustainable management of global firms based on the understanding of international finance and trading environments, △MIS(Management Information Systems) which researches various IT(big data, AI, blockchain, cloud computing, digital platforms etc.) and its usage to create value and solve problems in a rapidly changing digital business environment, △LSOM(Logistics, Service and Operations Management) which aims for rational decision making based on analyzing data and modeling goods/service/production systems using economics, math and statistics, △Marketing which aims to create exchanges that achieves organizational or personal goals by defining and managing markets, △Finance that researches how investors, financial firms, and companies fund capital, manage risks, and further studies how these decisions affect firm value and efficiency of capital allocation based on an understanding the theory of asset preference, △Accounting which valuate and reports firm activities to stakeholders based on the motto that what cannot be measured cannot be managed. Master’s degree, a two year full-time program, requires at least four semesters of registration. Students are required to take at least thirty credits of the course work, eight credits of research guidance courses, passing the foreign language test and comprehensive exam, and pass a thesis to receive a master’s degree. The MS/PhD integrated program are offered those who completed their undergraduate studies. Students must register for at least six semesters and take at least 54 credits of course work and 12-16 credits of research guidance courses. PhD programs are offered to those with a master’s degree, and requires at least four semesters of registration, at least 36 credits of course work, and eight credits of research guidance courses. The MS/PhD integrated program and PhD program both require taking courses that the academic advisor designated, passing the foreign language test and comprehensive exam, passing a thesis and publishing at least one SCI(E) level research to receive the degree. The BA master’s degree is a concentrated, single year program that fosters all-round individuals who are proficient in both theoretical background and analytical skill of data analysis and information extraction, essential in business management in the age of the fourth industrial revolution and digital transformation. The BA master’s degree is composed of 6 modules and requires 24 course work credits. A thesis is not required, but participation in a capstone project is necessary.   Process Korean applications Foreigner applications Online Application period Oct.5th(Mon)~Oct.19th(Mon) Sep.7th(Mon)~Sep.18th(Fri) (due) Document reception ~Oct. 20th(Tues) ~Sep. 25th (Fri) Interview Nov. 14th(Sat) Acceptance announcements Dec. 10th (Thur)  (expected date)   Graduate School Department of Business Administration and BA master’s degree applications are separately run for Korean and foreigners. Korean applications are received online from October 5th(Monday) to October 19th (Monday), and original documents of online applications must be submitted by October 20th (Tues). Admission results are planned to be released in December, after interviews on November 14th (Sat). Visit graduate school homepage ( or KUBS homepage( for further details regarding applications. Any inquiries should be made to Office of MS/PhD Programs (02-3290-1363/1365). KUBS Graduate School, Department of Business Administration is contributing to the development in the field of Business by fostering researchers with up-to-date knowledge, excellent research abilities and superb communication skills.  


CDTB Colloquium Held...LG`s Extensive Innovation Using AI Technology

CDTB Colloquium Held...LG's Extensive Innovation Using AI Technology     The CDTB Colloquium, hosted by Korea University Business School (Dean=Jae Wook Kim) and organized by the Center for Digital Transformation & Business (CDTB), was held on September 25 (Friday).   Lee Hwa-young, who is in charge of AI strategy for LG Science Park's AI (Artificial Intelligence) promotion team, was invited as a speaker and the lecture was held under the theme of "LG's Advanced AI Use Cases" through an online platform due to COVID-19. LG Science Park is a convergence research complex where R&D talents from various fields such as electronics, chemistry, bio, and software are gathered in one place, and investment and cooperation are conducted to find startups in key competencies needed for future preparation of LG Group and secure new technologies.    Lee Hwa-young began the lecture by introducing specific improvements made by LG in two main fields of AI: "Fundamental" area that develops machine learning technology in the short term and improve the security and accuracy of AI technology in the long term, and "Applied AI" that applies the technology to various industrial sectors to bring out economic, social and cultural impact.   Lee explained in detail that LG has achieved 'halo effect' by applying deep learning and machine learning technologies in various fields such as new drug development, anti-cancer treatment, product defect check, and customer management, including saving a total of $39 million annually in battery field based on artificial intelligence technology.   Moreover, Lee emphasized LG has focused on the fact that Google, which has a leading position in Machine Reading Completion (technology for listening to human questions and finding answers in unstructured documents and answering them correctly), is vulnerable to the Korean language field, and introduced examples of LG beyond Google in the Korean language field by applying 400 million data sets of Korean sentences.   After the lecture, the Q&A session was held. One question was about the concern of job problems caused by AI. Lee replied, "If existing simple, repetitive, work-oriented jobs are replaced by AI, new types of jobs will be created, which will greatly offset the decline." He also mentioned that in the medical sector, AI technology can significantly improve productivity and improve work environment satisfaction as AI and automation technologies replace dangerous manual and emotional labor, by providing relative examples of LG's accomplishments.   At the end of the special lecture, Lee Hwa-young said, "If you think about how to effectively integrate AI into business administration, and study math and statistics at the same time, you can become a better business student," stressing the steady interest in related areas.   Meanwhile, Korea University Business School established CDTB in 2019 to serve as a platform for connecting industry-academic research and leading the era of digital transformation in education and research, and is planning and conducting special lectures.  


KU Achieved the Highest Pass Rate on the 55th CPA Examination…. No.1 for 5 consecutive years

KU Achieved the Highest Pass Rate on the 55th CPA Examination…. No.1 for 5 consecutive years   Korea University produced the largest number of successful applicants in the 55th CPA examination. Total of 127 Korea University students have finally passed the second round of 2020 55th CPA Exam for Certified Public Accountants which was held on June 27 (Sat)-28 (Sun). This achievement reaffirms KU’s position as the best institute for nurturing certified public accountants, with the highest cumulative numbers for 5 consecutive years since 2016.     Korea University has produced a total of 127 successful CPA candidates in the 55th CPA exam, which was followed by Yonsei University with 106, Chung-Ang University with 103, Sungkyunkwan University with 98 and Kyung Hee University with 85. (Source: Korean University Newspaper's September 11th press release) In the first round of the exam held in February, Korea University also had an outstanding performance as it was the only university with more than 200 successful applicants, with 240 students passing the first round. Korea University reaffirmed its status as the best institute for nurturing CPA by widening the gap between second place in the final exam (more than 20), and producing a total of 127 successful applicants, up 18 from 2019.   These laudable achievements were made possible by the support of the university. Korea University Business School (KUBS) runs a CPA prep program called “Jeongjincho (精進礎, Advisor=Professor Han Sang Yi). Jeongjincho conducts entrance exams three times a year to select 69 students in order of exam results, and anyone enrolled in Korea University can apply regardless of their major. Jeongjincho provides separate spaces, monthly mock tests, online lecture fees, and mentoring programs with senior successful applicants so that students can focus on CPA study.     >> Introduction of Jeongjincho    


[Startup Institute Lecture Series #4] “The Innovation of Laundry makes the Innovation of Food, Cloth

[Startup Institute Lecture Series #4] “The Innovation of Laundry makes the Innovation of Food, Clothing, and Shelter” – Laundrygo CEO Cho Sung-woo   The fourth lecture of the Lecture Series, organized by Korea University Business School (Dean: Jae Wook Kim) Startup Institute (Director: Hojung Shin), was held on September 22nd (Tue). The Lecture Series is part of the Entrepreneurship Academy hosted by the Seung Myung-Ho Center for Entrepreneurship Education - an educational institution within the Startup Institute, and is a lecture conducted by start-up mentors working in the field. This lecture was titled "The Innovation of Laundry makes the Innovation of Food, Clothing, and Shelter," and was delivered by Cho Sung-woo, CEO of Laundrygo. It was conducted as a real-time online lecture due to the COVID-19.   CEO Cho Sung-woo has been operating a mobile laundry service called 'Laundrygo' since 2018. "The change in laundry can even bring about innovation in the living space," CEO Cho said, explaining the company's name and the meaning of the lecture title. If the laundry service is activated, it can replace the space occupied by washing machines and drying racks in the living space.   Cho introduced his experience in running the social commerce "Dumb n Dumbers" in the past, naturally sharing his episodes of failure. Cho's episode gives the message that various experiences, regardless of failure or success, could eventually lead to new business ideas. The business idea of Laundrygo also came from a happening in which all of his belongings were stolen from a trip to the United States, but except his laundry.   Laundrygo is the start of untact laundry services and a new generation of the laundry business, Cho said. As the third-generation laundry business that connects the first and second generations of the local laundry industry with the franchise laundry, it has a total of five core competitiveness: △mobile laundry service, △untact delivery, △smart factory, △all-in-one service, and △subscription economy. Unlike the previous generation of laundry, Laundrygo does not rely on offline stores, so full online services can be maintained at no additional cost. In addition, all services will be carried out without any contact using ‘Laundlet', a smart laundry collection box developed by the company. Smart factory reduces the cost of washing and keeps the quality of washing process consistently. Laundrygo will implement an "all-in-one service" that will unify the laundry space that had been dispersed to laundry, coin laundry, and home etc. by providing various services such as water washing as well as dry cleaning. Lastly, the company is making excellent use of the subscription economy by offering various price systems according to various lifestyles.   In addition, the company uses eco-friendly vinyl clothing, and also enforces eco-friendly policies such aas collecting clothing covers and hangers from customers, while recycling and reusing them. Moreover, the company is seeking ways to accumulate big data on people's actual medical lives through laundry and utilize them in various ways in the fashion industry. Lastly, Cho wrapped up his lecture by presenting two phrases: "Don't lose your original intention" and "Pursue your mission, not the trend."  


2021 KUBS MBA Admissions Open

2021 KUBS MBA Admissions Open     Korea University Business School (Dean=Jae Wook Kim) is now accepting applications for 2021 Part-time MBA admissions. Admissions are open for 3 MBA programs: △Executive MBA △Korea MBA △Finance MBA A program for managers and executives with more than 10 years of experience, the Executive MBA program will be on weekends (Friday-Saturday) and will last for two years. As it consists of approximately 55 CEOs and executives representing each field, two professors and a full-time program manager will help any academic affairs. Exclusive classrooms and lounges will also be provided. In particular, KUBS Executive MBA ranked 27th in the "100 Executive MBA Rankings in the World" by Financial Times (UK) in 2019, maintaining the country's No. 1 throne for the ninth consecutive year while competing proudly with other global MBA programs. (Admission Inquiries: 02-3290-2705)   Korea MBA (hereinbelow K-MBA), which boasts the long tradition of KUBS and the best human network, is a two-year part-time program for office workers, with classes taking place in the evening. Aiming to foster an international level of managers specialized in Korean companies, it actively researches and develops business cases for managerial innovation in Korean companies. Each year, about 190 students are selected through a rigorous selection process. K-MBA program will offer learning opportunities for eight majors including HR, Accounting, Finance, Marketing, LSOM, MIS, International Management and Strategic Management, with self-organized alumni association and student clubs in various fields. (Admission Inquiries: 02-3290-1360) Finance MBA (hereinbelow F-MBA) program which fosters professionals in finance is a two-year part-time program that trains specialized expertise in finance including general theories of business. The basic theories on finance will be taught by KUBS professors, and practical subjects such as asset management, financial engineering and insurance will be taught by working-level experts in the industry, so that they can be used directly in the field of business. In particular, in line with the rapidly changing environment with the development of information technology, KUBS also provides courses on programming subjects (R and Python) or Big Data/Machine Learning. (Admission Inquiries: 02-3290-1308)     The admissions for 2021 began with admission briefing sessions for each course. The admission briefing session, which was converted to online due to the COVID-19, was conducted in the order of introduction of the Graduate School of Business, explanation of the course, and Q&A. Submission of online applications, which began Sept. 21, will close at 5 p.m. on Oct. 23 (Friday), and documents requiring submission must be mailed or visited by 10 p.m. on Oct. 23 (Friday). Based on the documents received within the period, the first round of successful applicants will be selected for each course, and the final successful applicants will be announced from November to December by conducting an interview.   >> MBA Admission (Click)



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