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[Lecture Series #3] Yoon, founding partner of Big Basin Capital. 'Silicon Valley Success Secrets?'
[Lecture Series #3] Yoon, founding partner of Big Basin Capital. 'Silicon Valley Success Secrets?' The third KUBS Lecture Series for the first half of the 2019 was held on May 7 (Tue) at 6:30 pm at the KUBS Main Building 2F, Startup Station. Yoon, founding partner of Big Basin Capital, gave a lecture on "Lessons Learned from Silicon Valley Startup Success Stories".   Yoon graduated from Seoul National University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering and a Master's degree from Carnegie Mellon University. He then continued his studies at the Wharton School of Business (MBA) and gained experience at Intel Capital and Walden International VC. Based on this experience, Big Basin Capital was founded in 2013. Yoon explained the startup success story through the case of Uber. "The image of the company is deeply related to the CEO's image," he said. He continued to explain that Uber's former CEO Travis Kalanick is a very aggressive person, and his character was reflected in corporate culture. Yoon also said that Uber has been a bit controversial, blocking funding or hindering business of other companies. "I am not saying that this kind of immoral behavior can be justified, but his enthusiasm toward leading the company is the key," he said. Yoon then emphasized, "In order to succeed in on demand service, (user) experience should be 10 times better and price should be cheaper than existing service."   Yoon also emphasized the case of Airbnb. He said the biggest reason Airbnb was successful was "the courage to push crazy ideas out of anyone." "It is crucial to have tenacity and persistence of overcoming any hardships," he explained. In other words, tendency of the leader is as important as the idea in a startup. He noted that Airbnb's "host (landlord)" management was also a factor in his success. Hosts who update their homes to give rent on the Airbnb platform are hard to manage on an enterprise level. "Airbnb has made efforts to overcome difficulties by hosting various events and providing education to the host," said Yoon. Every semester, Startup Institute provides startup education through "Lecture on Demand," a working-level lecture series, and "Lecture Series," a special lecture series on startups and ventures. Classes are open courses, which means they are open to not only the employees of a tenant company, but also anyone interested in starting a business. For related inquiries, you can contact the Startup Institute (02-3290-1699).  
May 20, 2019
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2019 Spring Campus Tour and Mentoring Day for High School Students
2019 Spring Campus Tour and Mentoring Day for High School Students A one-day experience as a KUBS student     The ‘2019 Spring Campus Tour and Mentoring Day for High School Students’ by Korea University Business School (Dean = Jae Wook Kim), was held on May 11th (Tuesday) at the KUBS campus. The event, organized by KUBS Public Relations Office and KUBE, KUBS student ambassadors, was attended by 110 high school students who were selected through fierce competition. The event attracted the largest number of applicants since the campus tour was first launched, showing teenagers' keen interest in KUBS. The regular campus tour is designed to provide high school students who are interested in business administration with practical experience to improve their understanding of KUBS. The campus tour consisted of △ Introduction of KUBS △ Introduction of 7 majors in KUBS △ Tour around Liberal Arts Campus △ Mentoring program with KUBS students. "I've prepared hard for today's event, so I hope you enjoy it as much as you want," said Yeonchan Jeong, a member of KUBE, in his opening speech. Students at the event listened to lectures on the introduction of KUBS and seven majors offered in KUBS. After the lecture, the students followed KUBE's guidance to tour around Liberal Arts Campus. Then they had time to freely ask their questions through a small-group mentoring program.   KUBS holds campus tour every semester for high school students who wish to attend KUBS. The event will help young students set career paths, make study plans and will provide them with an opportunity to experience college life. In addition to the regular campus tour, Mentoring Day for high school students during summer/winter vacation is also scheduled, with all events fully free of charge.    2019 봄 정기 캠퍼스 투어 사진보기   
May 20, 2019
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‘2019 Spring CHOO CHOO’ Day Successfully Held
  2019 Spring CHOO CHOO’ Day Successfully Held      The ‘2019 Spring CHOO CHOO Day’, which was hosted by Korea University Business School (Dean = Jae Wook Kim) and organized by Startup Institute (Director = Hicheon Kim), was held at LG-POSCO Building SUPEX HALL on May 10th. CHOO CHOO Day is an event where young entrepreneurs who moved into Startup Institute on the second floor of KUBS Main Building present their products and services. About 300 investors, industry insiders and prospective entrepreneurs attended the event, showing their keen interest. "One of the most important areas I look for as VP of Korea University is the startup," said Jin-Han Rhee, Executive Vice President for Research, “I would like to thank many members of the school and of business sector for attending this event.” "All the teams that have moved into Startup Institute -- they are very serious and desperate," said Jungbin Moon, Director of Iljin Center for Startup Incubation, “I ask you to pay a lot of attention, loving advice and of course, investment.”  Following teams have participated in the event: △ “Boldbox Inc.” that produces K-beauty men's cosmetics brand targeting foreign market △ “Enjoying Lions” that produces Slodka, a DIY cocktail kit for your special moment △ “Tickle”, an investment platform that automatically saves change and invests when users pay with a linked card △ “Stipop Inc.”, an emoticon platform that enables foreign users to use emoticons on a variety of apps △ “dbd Lab”, a platform that allows users to test UX (User Experience) easily △ "Skylab Entertainment" that develops healing games with emotional stories △ “Blimey” that produces cultural contents targeting Malaysia's YouTube market △ "Sooho", a security and compliance application for secure blockchain business. Each company presented its achievements and visions through presentations, question-and-answer sessions and individual booths.    The event which began at 2 pm lasted until 6 pm, and continued at the individual booth set up outside the classroom after the presentation. Startup Institute, the organizer of the event, is the first startup incubation center established in Korean business school, and is carrying out many projects to nurture its talented students. It holds a startup competition, Startup Express, every semester, and all teams who move in are selected through tough competition, usually with the ratio of 10:1. The Startup Institute pay operating expenses to the moving team, offer an office at Iljin Center for Startup Incubation and education programs at Seung Myung-Ho Center for Entrepreneurship Education. In addition, it is continuously preparing opportunities to exchange information with experts from startup related agencies such as Kim & Chang, Samil PwC, Amazon Web Services and YCrowdfunding.
May 20, 2019
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[Lecture Series #2] Lendit CEO Sungjoon Kim "Startup begins from empathy and consideration"
[Lecture Series #2] Lendit CEO Sungjoon Kim "Startup begins from empathy and consideration" The second Lecture Series of 2019 was held at KUBS Main Building 2F, KUBS Startup Station on April 30, 6:30 pm. Sungjoon Kim, CEO of Lendit, gave a lecture on the topic of "From Scientist to Designer, Now P2P Financial Entrepreneur." Lendit is an online platform that connects loans and investments; it has mediated more than 170 billion won over a four-year period and now has the highest market share among local P2P financial platforms.   First, Kim explained his somewhat unusual academic career. Kim graduated from science high school and studied biotechnology at KAIST. While in college, he by chance took a lecture on IDEO, a design firm that designed Apple's interface. With this incident, he felt a great attraction to design studies and changed his major to industrial design. He then studied product design at Stanford University. “After listening to the lecture, I came to realize that design is not just about aesthetic, but needs much more values than that,” Kim said. Recalling the lecture, he stressed the importance of "design thinking" in startups. Kim explained that the keyword for IDEO is “empathy and consideration,” and that design thinking is a way of empathizing with what people look for and being considerate of them to find a solution. Kim also stressed that many observations and experiments are essential. "If you are thinking of starting your own business, try various experiments to find problems through observation, to empathize and be considerate of other people," he advised. Kim stressed this mindset by explaining the early stage of Lendit. "At that time, I had to borrow money from the secondary banking sector since I had already failed in other startups, and I was asked for a very high interest rate of 22 percent," he said. "But when I used the online lending service from the U.S., I was asked to pay 7.8 percent, even though I was a foreigner. This is how I decided to start Lendit." Kim said. "It is better to start a business from an area to which you can relate easily or in which you can become a customer. Start with empathy for the problem, not the mere idea of having your own business,” he added.   The Q&A session was filled with questions from many prospective entrepreneurs. Among them, Seung-jun Park, a KUBS student, asked for advice regarding the difficulty of running a business as a college student. "It's hard to do something else when you launch a startup. If you are not in a hurry, it is not so bad to get a job before you start your own," Kim said. "In fact, you may experience a lot of things and build your know-how through your company life." Every semester, Startup Institute provides startup education through "Lecture on Demand," a working-level lecture series, and "Lecture Series," a special lecture series on startups and ventures. Classes are open courses, which means they are open to not only the employees of a tenant company, but also anyone interested in starting a business. For related inquiries, you can contact the Startup Institute (02-3290-1699).   스타트업 연구원 홈페이지: https://www.startupstation.kr 스타트업 연구원 페이스북:  https://www.facebook.com/kubsstartupstation
May 13, 2019
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KUBS Tops the Nation's MBA Survey For Seven Consecutive Years
KUBS Tops the Nation's MBA Survey For Seven Consecutive Years     Korea University Business School (Dean=Jae Wook Kim) was ranked No. 1 in the 2019 National MBA Survey. This survey is conducted annually by the HanKyung Business and asks HR managers from the top 300 companies in Korea; KUBS has remained firmly on top of the throne for seven years. KUBS has not missed the No. 1 spot since 2013 when HanKyung Business first started its MBA survey in Korea, and this again proved that the KUBS has the best MBA program in Korea. This year's assessment targeted 15 universities: 13 schools that have been already certified by the Ministry of Education and 2 new schools, KAIST and Sejong University respectively. The survey was conducted by ranking six categories of △preference for recruitment △development potential △organizational cohesion △globalization △professionalism and △entrance recommendation. The total score of KUBS was 4,308 points. Among the six evaluation categories, KUBS ranked first by a high margin in the category of △development potential and △organizational cohesion. KUBS each time has dominated other universities in organizational cohesion. In particular, KUBS ranked first with a very large margin of 283 points with SNU MBA, the second-highest school in organizational cohesion. It shows that KUBS graduates adapt well to new organizations and establish effective and cooperative relationships with their members. In addition, KUBS ranked first with 690 points, higher than SNU MBA (612 points) in development potential. Meanwhile, Yonsei University MBA remained in third place as last year, showing strong performance in globalization sector. Fourth place went to KAIST MBA. SKK GSB ranked fifth, finishing second in organizational cohesion. The top six to ninth places went to Sogang University with 2,488 points, Hanyang University with 2,155 points, Chung-Ang University with 1,452 points and Ewha Womans University with 1,063 points – the same ranking as last year. Konkuk University (733 points), Dongkuk University (601 points), Inha University (406 points), Sookmyung Women's University (338 points), Chonnam National University (193 points) and Sejong University (159 points) followed after.   Related News [한경비즈니스] “문화적인 역량이 고려대 MBA의 저력”  [한경비즈니스] 고려대 MBA 7년째 1위 수성, ‘빅5’는 어디?  [한경비즈니스] 고려대, 국내 유일 CEMS 정회원…국제경쟁력이 7년 연속 1위 비결
May 02, 2019
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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
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[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
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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
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[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
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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.
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[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
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