• Beginning-of-Semester Party for KUBS International Students & Faculty
    Beginning-of-Semester Party

    The event allows international students to have the opportunity to socialize with each other and also to communicate with KUBS Dean and faculty. Your interest and participation will be deeply appreciated.
    • Date: Monday, September 5, 2016 at 6:00 PM
    • Venue: Young-Il Ahn Hall (Room 625) of LG-POSCO Building 2.      
    • Programs: Welcoming remarks by dean and professor, student introduction, and networking    
    There will be pizza, snacks, and gifts ready for participating students. Come and have fun!
  • 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) 
    Korea MBA Information Session  More
    • Date: September 29 (Thu); 19:00
    • Venue: SUPEX Hall in LG-POSCO Building (4F)
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    • Phone: 02-3290-5365
    • Email: mba_admissions@korea.ac.kr
  • Recruitment for the 5th KUBS Student Ambassador (KUBE)
    Recruitment for the 5th KUBE

    KUBS is now recruiting members for the 5th KUBS Student Ambassador (KUBE) for the Fall 2016.

    KUBE members will be participating in various activities to enhance the university image. Any KUBS undergraduate students who are interested in developing KUBS brand power with school spirit and self-esteem are welcome to apply. 

  • KUBS Launches “KUBS Startup Station”
    KUBS Launches “KUBS Startup Station”
    KUBS will launch the tentatively named “KUBS Startup Station” in KUBS Main Building on Anam Campus in September. The KUBS Startup Station is not just a place for starting business but also a “platform for entrepreneurship and innovation.” KUBS will be offering a wide range of support, such as △venture incubator, △networking for startup business, △systematic startup education, △startup competition, and △seed money, for free.

    KUBS raised a total of 3.5 billion won in startup support donations, thanks to the KUBS donors. Alumnus Sang Il Lee (’57), president of Iljin Group, and Alumnus Myung Ho Seung (’74), president of Dongwha Group, donated 2 billion won and 1.5 billion won, respectively.
  • KUBS Scholarship Awards Ceremony
    Spring 2016 KUBS Scholarship Awards Ceremony
    KUBS Scholarship Awards Ceremony
    On May 24 at 7:00 PM, the Spring 2016 KUBS Scholarship Awards Ceremony was held at Ahn Young Il Hall in LG-POSCO Building.
    KUBS offered a total of 37 scholarship funds this semester, and 212 KUBS students were awarded: △Academic Scholarship (1 student), △Freshmen Special Scholarship (8 students), △J. K. Huh Foundation Scholarship (8 students), △Kowon Shimwoo Foundation Scholarship (8 students), △KCC Scholarship (4 students), △Yang Young Foundation Scholarship (6 students), △Kim Geun-Chang Scholarship (4 students), △Future Scholarship (65 students), △Alumni Scholarship and KUBS Dream Scholarship (75 students), etc.
[Undergraduate] Fall 2016 Early Graduation Application
Early Graduation Application ※ Chapter 4, Article 41 (Graduation Requirements) and Article 42 (Degree Conferral) of the 「School Regulations」; Chapter 5, Article 56 (Basic Requirements for Graduation), Article 57 (Credit Requirements for Graduation), Article 58 (Early Graduation: General), and Article 59 (Early Graduation: Special) of the 「Constitution & Academic Regulations」  ◎ Early Graduation: General   1. Qualifications: Students must meet all the below requirements to apply for early graduation A. Must have completed 17 (18) credit hours or more each semester (however, 15 credit hours or more for the Student Exchange Programs). B. Must have a cumulative GPA of 4.00 or above without an “F” grade. C. For those who wish to graduate a year early, they must have completed 108 credit hours or more by the end of their 5th semester. D. For those who wish to graduate a semester early, they must have completed 108 credits hours or more by the end of their 6th semester. ※ 112 credits for departments requiring 135 credits for graduation requirements / 117 credits for departments requiring 140 credits for graduation requirements D. The cumulative GPA is calculated based on all courses taken.   2. Ineligibility for Early Graduation: A. Students Department of Architecture, College of Science, Department of Cyber Defense (사이버국방학과), College of Pharmacy B. Transfer students C. Students who have been placed on Academic Warning 3. Requirements for Early Graduation: A. Must meet graduation requirements designated in Article 56 and 57 of the 「Constitution & Academic Regulations」. B. A cumulative GPA of 4.00 or above without an “F” grade. (The cumulative GPA is calculated based on all courses taken)   4. Application (follow the steps below to apply) KU Portal (portal.korea.ac.kr) → Registration & Graduation → Early Graduation ※ Students who have repeated courses must submit their application forms to the corresponding   ◎ Application Period: September 1, 2016 (Thu) – September 20, 2016 (Tue); 17:00      August 29, 2016  
Aug 29, 2016
[Undergraduate] Spring 2017 Dual Degree Application
※ Chapter 4, Section 3, Article 36 of the “School Regulation”; Chapter 3, Section 1, Article 37, Article 37, Chapter 7, Section 2 of the “Academic Operations Regulations”   1. Eligibility 1) Students who have earned a total of at least 102 credit hours (at least 34 credit hours for transfer students) 2) Students who has a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or above including “F” grades 3) Students currently enrolling in Fall 2016 (those who have already been approved to pursue a dual degree cannot re-apply) However, expected officers of ROTC are not eligible to apply based on Article 8 of the “Military Personnel Management Act” 2. Applicable Departments 1) Students may apply for a dual degree program regardless of their first major. However, the program is not applicable for identical or similar departments (divisions). 2) Excluded Departments (Divisions): College of Law, College of Medicine, College of Nursing, Department of Cyber Defense, and College of Pharmacy 3) Restricted Departments (Divisions): College of Education—those who earned credit hours in the College of Education only (students majoring in Computer Education cannot apply) 4) Other: ① Only 4 departments, which are Biomedical Engineering, Biosystem and Biomedical science, Health and Environmental Science, and Health and Policy Management, in College of Health Science are eligible for the dual degree program (cannot apply for other existing majors) - For students in the College of Health Science, the entering classes of 2006 to 2013 are ineligible to apply for different majors and new majors within the College of Health Science. ② Students may apply for the dual degree program of the Department of Computer Science and Engineering in the College of Informatics as the result of creating a new department. College of Computer Science & Communication Engineering (in the College of Information and Communication) is not applicable for the dual degree program. 3. Maximum Period of Enrollment 1) Students in the dual degree program will have a two-year extension beyond the maximum period of enrollment (the Department of Architecture have a six-year extension). 2) Leave of absence and dismissed periods are not included in the maximum period of enrollment. 3) Students exceeding the maximum period of enrollment shall be expelled and will be ineligible for re-admission. 4) For those who exceeded the maximum period of enrollment and earned required credit hours, but did not fulfill other graduation requirements indicated in Article 57, such as graduation examination, graduation paper, English test score, Chinese test score, those periods of staying at school will be included in the maximum period of enrollment. 4. Procedure 1) Departments (Divisions) of Humanities and Natural Sciences: Document screening and interview (English interview for Division of International Studies) 2) Departments (Divisions) of Arts and Physical Education: Document screening and interview or performance test   5. Fee 1) Payment Period: September 7, 2016 (Wed); 09:00 – September 13 (Tue); 14:00 2) Fee: 20,000 KRW (the name of payer must be the applicant) KU Bank Account: 391-910014-11504 (Hana Bank/Korea University) ※ Prior to the application, make a fee payment to the KU bank account (If students fail to pay their fees by the deadline, application for the dual degree program will be cancelled).   6. Application 1) Period: September 19, 2016 (Mon); 10:00 – September 21, 2016 (Wed); 17:00 2) Procedure: Korea University Portal to Information Depository (KUPID) → Registration & Graduation → University Registration → Application for Dual Degree ※ Submissions after the deadline will not be accepted under any circumstances whatsoever (please complete your application as early as possible to avoid system errors).       7. Interview 1) Period: September 28 (Wed) – September 30 (Fri) 2) Venue: Corresponding department office for dual degree program * Interview date and venue will be conducted between September 28 and September 39 by each department (division). ※ Interview dates will be announced on the noticeboard of each department (division) after the application period.   8. Announcement of Final Results 1) Date: October 14, 2016 (Fri) 14:00 (tentative) 2) Venue: The information will be posted on “KUPID → 게시판 → 공지사항 → 학사일정” (only available on Korean KUPID) August 24, 2016 Academic Affairs  
Aug 29, 2016
[Undergraduate] Recruitment for the 5th KUBS Student Ambassador (KUBE)
Recruitment for the 5th KUBS Student Ambassador (KUBE)   KUBS is now recruiting members for the 5th KUBS Student Ambassador (KUBE) for the Fall 2016. KUBE members will be participating in various activities to enhance the university image. Any KUBS undergraduate students who are interested in developing KUBS brand power with school spirit and self-esteem, please refer to the guideline below.   1. Recruitment  Vacancies 10 students or less Minimum Qualifications KUBS undergraduate students with school spirit, high self-esteem, and loyalty (freshmen can apply for the second semester of their first year) Willingness to participate in organizing events to promote KUBS Students who are able to serve for full one-year term (including summer and winter vacations) Students who are able to attend general body meetings, which will be held every Monday from 5:00 to 8:00 PM, and informal meetings Ability to speak and understand basic Korean Preferred Qualifications (put down in your application) Ability to speak a second language fluently Proficient in Microsoft Office, photo and video editing Additional Information If students do not complete their designated terms (two semesters), the certificate will not be issued   2. Selection Schedule and Procedure Online Submission August 29 (Mon) – September 5 (Mon); 3:00 PM (late submission will not be accepted) Download “Application for the 5th KUBE” form and e-mail to kubsrecruiting@gmail.com When e-mailing your application, save the file name as “[5th KUBE] Name_Student Number” (example: [5th KUBE] John Smith_2015120000) Announcement of Initial Screening Results September 6 (Thu) The results will be announced to successful candidates individually Interview Either September 7 (Wed) or September 8 (Thu) Application-related interview Interview schedule will be announced to successful candidates individually   Announcement of Final Results September 9 (Fri) Successful Candidate Orientation and Workshop September 10 (Sat); 2:00 PM – September 11 (Sun); 10:00 AM Final results and training schedule will be announced to successful candidates individually The results will be cancelled if successful candidates miss orientation   3. Details about KUBE and Benefits     Major Activities KUBS campus tour and event support Protocol for guests visiting KUBS Organizing “KUBS Tour and Teen Gathering” event during semesters Organizing “KUBS Teen Mentoring Day” event during vacations Managing KUBS Facebook page and online posting Organizing offline events, such as running a booth during the festival, for KUBS students Participating in creating promotional posters and videos Benefits Certificate of Participation will be issued in the name of KUBS Dean Extra points will be given when applying for exchange student programs   4. Contact Us KUBS Public Relations: 02-3290-1688 KUBE President Hyerim Jang: 010-7184-0718  
Aug 29, 2016
“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 an individual donor.   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
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
“The 3rd KUBS Teen Mentoring Day” for Prospective KUBS Students
“The 3rd KUBS Teen Mentoring Day” for Prospective KUBS Students Sixty-six 11th grade students across the nation participated in the event and learned about Business Administration…The event was organized by KUBS annually for teens        On July 30 from 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM, the 3rd KUBS Teen Mentoring Day was held by Korea University Business School. Sixty-six high school students across the nation who wish to study Business Administration were selected, and 19 KUBS students participated in the event as a volunteer mentor. The Mentoring Day, which is held every vacation, was organized by KUBS for high students aspiring to become the next generation of entrepreneurs.     “As the first and best educational institute in Korea, KUBS launched the Teen Mentoring Day for high school students who wish to study Business Administration,” KUBS Dean Dong-One Kim said. “I want the teens to ponder over the meaning of Business Administration and follow their dreams as a future business leader.” The mentoring day event was completely free to all attendees.       The event consists of various programs, such as △sneak peek of special lecture by KUBS Professor Sung Soo Yoon, △campus tour which helps the teens understand KUBS, and △Business Administration practices (product development strategy and business negotiation with other cultures) with student mentors. “The principle of Business Administration is to effectively achieve the goal of an organization by helping members of the organization grow and unleash their maximum potential,” Professor Yoon said during his special lecture. He also intelligibly explained the case of Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering (DSME)’s window addressing to the high school students.        KUBS will continue to support students set career paths and plan for their academic goals by hosting a Teen Mentoring Day event every vacation for high school students wishing to pursue Business Administration.   “I am highly interested in Accounting among Business Administration areas. Through the special lecture by Professor Yoon, I was able to define the goal of Accounting which is bridging the digital divide,” attendee Taejung Park (11th grade in Dongwon High School) said. “I will dedicate myself to my studies and hopefully can learn about Business Administration at Korea University Business School.”  
Aug 04, 2016
“EMBA Junior SMART Camp” Held for Children of EMBA Students
“EMBA Junior SMART Camp” Held for Children of EMBA Students Twenty-eight EMBA students and their children attended the event…Experienced campus life through △special lectures on Business Administration, △campus tour, etc.     On July 23 (Sat), Korea University Business School’s Executive MBA (EMBA) held the “EMBA Junior SMART Camp” in Room 531 of the LG-POSCO Building. The camp was organized to help students understand KUBS and Business Administration. A total of 28 EMBA students and their children participated in the event. “Business Administration is a study of real-life situations; thus, it is very close to reality,” Professor Kyung Sam Park, who is an academic director, said in his welcoming remarks. “I recommend you figure out the unique features of each field of study and consider what area you want to pursue before entering a university.”      Afterwards, KUBS Student Ambassador KUBE introduced mentors and the university. During the group session, KUBE also received questions about overall college life based on the brochure distributed beforehand. “At first, I was a bit worried that middle school students might not be intrigued by this event since there is a distance between middle school and college. However, I am thankful that the students actively participated in all programs well,” Woo-young Shin (Business Administration ’12) who was a mentor to 8th grade students, said. “I hope there will be more offerings like this for young students in the future.”     Professor Kyung Sam Park (Academic Director) and Professor Weon Sang Yoo (Area Chair) delivered a lecture after the group session. Professor Park gave a lecture titled “What is Business Administration?” covering overall understanding of Business Administration, such as internal structure of a firm. The second lecture “What is Marketing?“ was presented by Professor Yoo. “The ultimate goal of Marketing is to make consumers fall in love with a company,” he said. A group photoshoot and certificate presentation were held after the lectures. “Business Administration is not only useful to students in a liberal arts track but also to students in a natural sciences track (Korean high school curriculum is divided into liberal arts and natural sciences),” Minji Kim (Second-year high school student) said. “I thought Business Administration might be tedious, but through this event, I realized it is a fascinating subject.”  
Jul 29, 2016
[2013-2016 KUBS Donation Status] Donor Stories at a Glance
[2013-2016 KUBS Donation Status] Donor Stories at a Glance   Korea University Business School (KUBS) is undisputed top business school in Korea. KUBS, which has been making breakthroughs under the goal of becoming “Global Top 30, Asia No.1,” is an overwhelmingly No. 1 in various domestic and international assessments and recognized for its excellence as well. Behind these successful achievements, the college has received unconditional support and love by many KUBS alumni and donors.   <KU Business Journal> scrutinized the funds raised for the alma mater and students in four categories: △Scholarship, △Research, △Construction, and △Miscellany. The research was conducted based on the pledges made in the past three years (June 1, 2016 – May 31, 2016). The total amount pledged over the past three years is approximately 20.37 billion won, including contributions from foundation.   Scholarship Funds ▶ 9,093,306,541 KRW       Scholarship is exceptionally significant for KUBS students who will become a global leader in future. KUBS provides its own scholarship opportunities to help students concentrate on their studies without any financial hardship. The scholarship funds that have been donated to KUBS over the last three years are around 9.9 billion won. Alumnus Geun Chang Kim (Commerce, ’33) made a 9.1 billion won donation in March 2014, while Alumna Yoonja Jeon (Commerce, ’51) and Cheongu Heo (Commerce, ’59) donated 500 million won each in March and April 2015, respectively. In addition to that, the alumni and donors have been donating to scholarships and reaching out a helping hand to KUBS students in order to help them triumph over challenging living conditions and become a talented individual in society. Thanks to the alumni who generously made donations, KUBS awarded scholarships to 959 students (scholarship overlap counted) in the past three years.     Research Funds   ▶ 4,020,000,000 KRW     KUBS prides itself on having a top tier faculty in Korea. As of 2016, KUBS has a total of 86 full-time professors, which is the largest number of professors among colleges in Korea. Proving its world-class research capacity, KUBS ranked No. 1 in Korea and No. 91 worldwide in “The 2015 UTD Worldwide Top 100 Business School Rankings,” annually conducted by the University of Texas. Such accomplishments were achieved thanks to the donors’ support for research. Over the past three years, the research funds touched approximately 4.02 billion won. The donors have been making donations to the research funds through various channels to help professors focus on their research. With the support of KUBS and the donors, the faculty have secured superior research competitiveness.   Construction Funds ▶ 4,823,360,000 KRW   KUBS has world-class educational infrastructures. △KUBS Main Building, △LG-POSCO Building, and △Hyundai Motor Hall were built with the donations from enterprises and donors. The buildings have a symbolic meaning as it was constructed solely through donations for the first time in the history of university architecture.   Excluding the donations for LG-POSCO Building in 2003 and Hyundai Motor Building in 2013, the total amount of the construction funds for KUBS is 4.82 billion won over the past three years. Iljin Group President Sang Il Lee (Commerce, ’57) donated 1 billion won in November 2015, and Dongwha Group President Myeong-Ho Seung (International Trade, ’74) made a 1.5 million won donation in February 2016. These funds are devoted to the KUBS Startup Station, which is scheduled to be completed in September on the second floor of the KUBS Main Building. The KUBS Startup Station, a startup education institute and support center, will be the center of cultivating global entrepreneurs.   Other Miscellaneous Funds ▶ 2,340,652,406 KRW   Moreover, KUBS has received donations from various fields. Aside from the scholarship, research, and construction funds, the total amount of all other miscellaneous funds raised for KUBS reached 2.34 billion won. These funds, including the donations that are earmarked for other purposes, will be used for the development of the university, as well as for the improvement of the globalization index and educational environment. In March 2014, alumnus Geun Chang Kim (Commerce, ’33) made contributions to enhance the globalization index of KUBS. At the same time, Iljin Group has donated 1 billion won for the startup support along with the construction fund for the KUBS Startup Station. Many donors having great affection for KUBS strive to make donations to support KUBS educational values and objective.  
Jul 11, 2016
“2016 Startup Express” Launched…Selecting First Move-in Teams at KUBS Startup Station
“2016 Startup Express” Launched…Selecting First Move-in Teams at KUBS Startup Station Top 9 teams gave a presentation at the event held on July 1, and a total of 4 teams were awarded     The move-in teams for the KUBS Startup Station under Korea University Business School are finalized. The 2016 Startup Express, held in Hyundai Motor Hall on July 1 at 3:00 PM, was filled with excitement from prospective entrepreneurs presenting creative business items.  A total of 50 persons, including Associate Dean Myeong-Hyeon Cho, KUBS Startup Station members (Professor Ho-Won Jung, Professor Hicheon Kim, Professor Dae Il Nam, Research Professor Doyoon Kim), Hyunwook Yoo (director at Iljin Group), Jung Yeol Seo (paten attorney at Su Intellectual Property), Seung Yong Song (head of KU Holdings), Hyung Seok Kim (Chief of KU Business Research Association) were present at the event, hosted by the KUBS Startup Station and supervised by the Iljin Startup Incubation Center.   “I want to thank all teams for their interest and participation in the 2016 Startup Express,” Associate Dean Myeong-Hyeon Cho said in his congratulatory remarks. “I strongly believed the KUBS Startup Station will be a wonderful opportunity for youth wishing to be a future entrepreneur.”   Grand Prize: “HIMS” First Prize: Taling   Encouragement Award: CICERON KU Business Research Award: “SupportUS”   The four winning teams of the 2016 Startup Express are △HIMS (Grand Prize) △Taling (First Prize) △CICERON (Encouragement Award), and △SupportUS (KU Business Research Award). The winners qualify to move into the Iljin Startup Incubation Center, which will be open on the second floor of KUBS Main Building in September. Moreover, after the move-in, the teams not only receive the budget for operating expenses needed for the startup activities, but also the systematic startup education and support, along with the continued feedback and funds from mentors consisting of △senior entrepreneurs, △industrial experts, △venture capitalists, etc.   “I am very pleased to hear that our business item, which has been led by my team for two years, has won the award in a startup competition hosted by my alma mater, KUBS,” Yeo Jin Park (Business Administration, ’13), a member of the HIMS team who won grand prize, said. “With school’s support and advice from seniors, we hope to continuously develop our business.”     Meanwhile, the students from 21 universities in 4 nations participated in the 2016 Startup Express. A total of 43 teams applied for the competition, and only top 9 teams with growth potential had a chance to introduce their business item. The judges selected final teams based on the following evaluation criteria: △creativity, △feasibility of business model, △business valuation, △research and analysis, etc.  
Jul 05, 2016
Panel Talk with KUBS Alumni in Different Fields
Panel Talk with KUBS Alumni in Different Fields   KUBS Career Hub launched the “Panel Talk with KUBS Alumni in Different Fields.” The alumni who are in the field of △Sales & Marketing and △Accounting & Finance were invited for the session and had a time to speak with students.   On May 12, the Penal Talk was held in the LG-POSCO Building with alumni in sales and marketing fields. The alumni working in diverse occupations participated in the session as a panel: alumnus Tae Kyu Kim (Business Administration, ’04) from Korea Investment Value Asset Management; alumnus Jaesik Jung (Business Administration, ’06) from Hotel Silla; alumnus Chul Hwan Kim (Business Administration, ’08) from Shinhan Card; alumnus Sangjoon Jung (Business Administration, ’09) from Kia Motors.   The panels answered frequently asked questions, which were collected before the session, and then had a Q&A session where students can ask any question freely. One of the students asked alumnus Chul Hwan Kim about what was his motivation to apply for Shinhan Card. “During my undergraduate studies, I wanted to utilize big data.” alumnus Kim said. “The reason I decided to join Shinhan Card is because I found out that the company has a big data center, which allows me to gain insights into purchasing trends.   The students also received advice based on their academic year. “I recommend 4th-year students to join a study group and 3rd-year students to learn Microsoft Excel,” alumnus Jaesik Jung said. “It is important for 1st-year and 2nd-year students to pursue just one thing intensely, such as traveling or joining a club.” Lastly, alumnus Tae Kyu Kim advised students to choose a job they love. “When you strive to do your absolute best on something you love, there is certainly an open path in your career and maybe even lead you to a startup business,” alumnus Kim said. “If you put too much effort into ‘building specs (derived from the word “specifications”)’ and ‘studying for an aptitude test,’ you may not realize which position fits you the best, and this can give you a tough time.”   Meanwhile, the Penal Talk with alumni in Accounting and Fianance fields was also held on May 19. At the event, alumnus Han Gil Kim (Business Administration, ’06) from Daelim Corporation, Daeho Kim (Business Administration, ’06) from Administration Team at the Shilla Duty Free Shop, Hakyung Kim (Business Administration, ’06) from Finance Team at e-mart, and Hee Chul Lee (Business Administration, ’08) from Finance Team at Hyundai Engineering & Construction attended the event as a panel. In respond to one participant asked that the difference between financial accounting in class and a company, alumnus Han Gil Kim said, “terms and concepts are similar; however, every company has a different accounting program so new employees have to learn new things after they join the company. Yet, it would be beneficial for potential employees to understand the financial operations of a business if they already learned the concepts through lectures”   The penals also gave advice on preparing for a job search. One of the questions was about whether CPA preparation is needed or not, to which Lee replied “most large companies do not demand professionalism in finance and accounting. Information you have learned at Korea University Business School is enough.” The alumni generously shared their career stories as well. “I was able to eliminate the option that does not fit me because I studied two areas that are diametrically opposed to one another,” alumnus Daeho Kim, who studied both Marketing and CPA, said. “It is more useful to know about economy and issues on companies than building specs.”   “I hope no one misjudges simply by career prospects,” alumnus Hee Chul Lee said. “I hope all of you can find a job that fits you after thinking about your future over and over again.”  
Jun 22, 2016
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.   
Mar 08, 2016
[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
[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
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  
Jun 22, 2014