• “KUBS Startup Institute” Launched
    “KUBS Startup Institute” Launched

    On September 6 (Tue) at 4:00 PM, Korea University Business School held “The Opening Ceremony of Renovated KUBS Main Building and KUBS Startup Institute.” The event was attended by approximately 170 guests, including △Jaeho Yeom (president of Korea University), △Hak Soo Lee (president of KU Alumni Association), △Wan-Bae Rha (president of KUBS Alumni Association), △Dong-One Kim (dean of Korea University Business School), △Professor Emeritus Ik-Soon Cho, △Professor Emeritus Dong-ki Kim, △Professor Emeritus Soo Sik Sin, △Sang Il Lee (president of Iljin Global), △Seung Yu Kim (chairman of Hana Academy Seoul), △Yoon-dae Euh (former president of Korea University), and △Myung-Ho Seung (president of Dongwha Group), etc.
  • Korea University Has Highest Pass Rate on 51st CPA Examination
    KU, Highest Pass Rate on 51st CPA Exam
    A total of 118 candidates from KU passed the CPA exam…Greatest gap between KU and Yonsei University (No. 2)

    According to the 2016 Certified Public Accountant Examination results, Korea University (KU) ranked No. 1 by producing overwhelming number of successful CPA candidates. KU once again reaffirms its position as the best institute for nurturing certified public accountants over the past five years.
     
    The media reports announced that KU produced a total of 118 successful CPA candidates, which is the highest number among universities in Korea. KU has 20 more successful candidates than Yonsei University (98), which is considered to be No. 2.
  • 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) 
     
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    • Date: September 29 (Thu); 19:00
    • Venue: SUPEX Hall in LG-POSCO Building (4F)
     
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  • KUBS Ranked No. 1 in Korea among SSRN Top 1,000 Business Schools
    No. 1 in Korea in the SSRN Rankings

    As of September 1, Korea University Business School ranked No. 77 in the world, which is highest ranking in Korea, among SSRN top 1,000 business schools. SSRN (Social Science Research Network) is a worldwide repository of scholarly research in the social sciences and humanities.

    KUBS ranked substantially higher than Seoul National University Business School (No. 96), KAIST College of Business (No. 194), and Yonsei University School of Business (No. 261). The SSRN rankings predict the scholarly influence of an institute. The results are based on the statistics of authors and their affiliations and contribution to the paper.
  • Fall 2016 MBA Welcoming Ceremony and Orientation
    MBA Welcoming Ceremony and Orientation

    On August 25 at 9:00 AM, the Fall 2016 Full-time MBA Welcoming Ceremony was held at LG-POSCO Building. The full-time MBA programs include △Finance MBA (FMBA), △GMBA, and △S³ Asia MBA (AMBA).

    A total of 74 new students have been admitted to the full-time MBA programs as follows: △15 FMBA students, △38 GMBA students, and △21 AMBA students (9 students from Korea University, 3 students from Fudan University, and 9 students from National University of Singapore).
[Graduate School] Thesis/Dissertation Examination
Fall 2016 Semester Graduate School Notices on Examination of Degree Dissertations    A. Important Dates and Related Notices - Apply for examination of degree dissertations online and submit the required documents to the administration office of the corresponding department within the document submission period. 1) Online Application Period for Examination of Degree Dissertations    : September 12, 2016 (Monday) ~ October 14, 2016 (Friday) 4:00 PM   2) Application Method: Portal Login > Registration and Graduation > Evaluation for Thesis > Evaluation of Thesis (Masters and Doctoral)   3) Registration Period : October 19, 2016 (Wednesday) ~ October 21, 2016 (Friday) 4:00 PM   4) Examination Fees: After applying, print out your bill and pay the examination fee at KEB Hana Bank during the payment period. ※ Departments of the College of Medicine, College of Health Science, and at Sejong campus must pay through the designated account instead of the virtual account number, and the name of the depositor should be the name of the student followed by the last three digits of their student number.   College Bank Account Number College of Medicine KEB Hana Bank 576-910003-93105 College of Health Science KEB Hana Bank 576-910011-67205 Sejong Campus KEB Hana Bank 670-910018-45805 5) Examination Fee Payment Period : October 19, 2016 (Wednesday) ~ October 21, 2016 (Friday) 4:00 PM   B. Submission of Application for Examination of Degree Dissertations 1) Submission Period: October 19, 2016 (Wednesday) ~ October 20, 2016 (Thursday) 4:00 PM  2) Submission Documents: Submit the dissertation and following documents to the administrationofficeofthecorrespondingdepartment. Category Master’s Program Doctoral Program Notes Dissertation for Examination 1. One copy for academic advisor 2. Two copies for the administration office of the corresponding department 1. One copy for academic advisor 2. Four copies for the administration office of the corresponding department Temporarily-bound dissertation Documents for Examination of Degree Dissertations Request for Dissertation Examination and Approval for Submission of Dissertation Print out after applying online     Request for Dissertation Examination   Print out after applying online   Approval for Submission of Dissertation   1. Recommendation from academic advisor 2. Signature and seal from academic advisor, a professor from the same department, and the head of the department Separate form Recommendation from the Dissertation Examination Committee 1. Recommendation from academic advisor 2. Signature and seal from academic advisor and the head of the department Separate form Point of Contact of the external member of the dissertation examination committee Accurately record the personal information, name of bank (account number), and other pertinent information Related to examination fee payment Dissertation Examination Report Record the degree, department, student number, academic advisor, major, name, and the title of the dissertation Written by the examination committee chairperson Supplements   A certificate of publication (a copy) from one of the journals listed in the Science Citation Index (SCI) or in publications of the National Research Foundation of Korea as well as expanded publications (excluding science majors) (applicable to students admitted beginning fall semester, 2009)   Confirmation of Compliance with Research Ethics for Degree Dissertation (Prescribed Form) Examination Fee General 150,000 KRW 500,000 KRW Payment through virtual account (with the exceptions of the College of Medicine, College of Health Science, and Sejong Campus) Academy-Research-Industry 200,000 KRW 600,000 KRW ① Recommendation from an examination committee member and the list of examination committee members must be written by the academic advisor. ② Confirmation from the person in charge of the dissertation examination request form must be verified at the administration office of the corresponding department. ③ One copy of the dissertation for examination needs to be delivered directly to the academic advisor. The remaining copies will be delivered to the committee members by the administration office of the corresponding department. ④ The request form for dissertation examination printed from the portal and all the attached documents must be submitted to the administration office of the corresponding department. The department administration office will send the submitted documents from students (Forms D-7, D-10, D-13, and D-16 for doctoral students, T-6-and T-7 for master’s students) and/or copies of dissertation for examination, and dissertation examination report form to the examination committee chairperson and committee members.   C. Submission of the Result and Evaluation of the Dissertation Examination: due December 9 (Friday) - After the final dissertation examination, the dissertation examination committee chairperson will complete the report, including the result and evaluation of the examination and submit it to the academic office of the corresponding department.   D. (Library Homepage) Online Uploading of the Dissertation: December 26, 2016 (Monday) ~ January 6, 2017(Friday) On the library homepage (http://library.korea.ac.kr), go to User Service > Submit Thesis > http://library.korea.ac.kr >User Service > Submit Thesis.   E. Submission of Complete Bound Copies of the Dissertation to the Library and Submission of a copy of the title and signature pages of the complete bound version of the dissertation to the administration office of the corresponding department: January 5, 2017(Thursday) ~ January 6, 2017(Friday)   F. Important Notices 1) Writing Guide for the Complete Bound Version of the Dissertation: Refer to Chapter 4 Section 2, Examination of Degree Dissertations, in the Constitution of the Graduate School – Detailed Enforcement Regulations for the Graduate School (Bound dissertations should be 4 x 6). 2) A submitted request form for a dissertation examination and examination fees are not returnable. 3) Changing the title of the dissertation: The title of the complete bound version of the dissertation should match the title recorded in the final report of the dissertation examination. In case the title of the dissertation has been changed, the title should also be changed in the final report of the dissertation examination and approved by the dissertation examination committee chairperson. 4) Submission of the Complete Bound Version of the Dissertation: ① Upload the dissertation on the library homepage (http://library.korea.ac.kr) under User Service > Submit Thesis, print out the confirmation sheet and get it stamped after submitting the complete bound version of the dissertation to the designated library. ② Submit the confirmation sheet and a copy of the title and signature pages of the complete bound version of the dissertation to the administration office of the corresponding department. 5) Observance of the Submission Dates: Examination documents and complete bound versions of dissertations submitted after the submission dates shall not be registered, and such dissertations shall be marked fail if a dissertation submission confirmation sheet of dissertation submission and a copy of the title and signature pages of the complete bound version of the dissertation have not been submitted by Friday, January 6, 2017. Septermber 2016  Dean of the Graduate School  
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[Graduate School] Completed Research Student Registration
Completed Research Student Registration   1. Completed Research Student A. As of Spring 2015 Semester, following the policy of Completed Research Students (effective as of 2014), students who have completed  all course requirements but have not yet graduated can maintain the status of being “Completed Research Student” only if they make tuition payments. B. Completed Research Students are guaranteed to use school facilities (including libraries) and have opportunities to participate in research activities. When the registration period ends, the status of "Registered Graduate Students" will be changed to “Completed Research.” 2. Tuition for Completed Research (2% of Tuition Based on Majors)  A. Eligibility: Course Completed Graduate Students B. Payment Process: Portal System > Scholarship Application > Print Tuition Payment Stub C. Registration Period Regular Registration Period: August 23, 2016 (Tue) – August 30, 2016; 16:00 Final Registration Period: September 19, 2016 (Mon) – September 21 (Wed); 16:00 3. Tuition for Thesis/Dissertation Examination (7% of Tuition Based on Majors) A. The Course Completed Graduate Students are required to register by paying tuition during their thesis/dissertation examination semesters. A 7% of the tuition will be printed on the bill only if they register for the online examination of thesis/dissertation through Portal System. Course Completed Graduate Students who already paid 2% of the tuition should make an additional 5% of tuition payment within the second registration period.   B. Payment Process: Each student will make a payment to designated bank accounts (the link for printing bill will be announced later) C. Online Registration Deadline for Thesis/Dissertation Examination: September 12, 2016 (Mon) – October 14, 2016 (Fri); 16:00 D. Registration Period: October 19, 2016 (Wed) – October 21 (Fri); 16:00 (students who need to pay the balance of 7% or 5% of tuition) E. Registration Procedure for Online Examination of Thesis/Dissertation Portal System > Registration/Graduation > Evaluation of Thesis (Master & Doctor)    4. Prepaid Course Completed Graduate Students (Before 2014) A. Semester for Thesis/Dissertation Examination Register for Thesis/Dissertation Online Examination > Tuition: KRW Zero (0) > Visit Hana Bank and register “KRW Zero (0)” B. Regular Semester 2% of tuition based on majors   ※ For those who prepaid tuition but did not pass the thesis/dissertation examination in 2015 must pay for their tuition for thesis/dissertation again for re-examination.
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[Anam Campus] Fall 2016 Second Round of Course Cancellation
Please see below for details of the second round of course cancellation.   Students enrolled in a canceled course will be automatically dropped from their schedule. Students can register for other available courses during the add/drop period.   * Add/Drop Period (only available for those enrolled in canceled courses): September 12 (Mon); 18:30 – 9:00 (Tue); 9:00   If you have any inquiries, feel free to contact us.   - Education Team in Humanities & Social Sciences: Ik Hyun Song (3290-2732) - Education Team in Natural Sciences: Jihye Choi (3290-4563)   Fall 2016 List of Canceled Courses (1) Humanities & Social Sciences  No. College Department/Division Course No. Section Course Title Category Remarks 1 College of Political Science and Economics Department of economics  ECON464 00 Applied Micro-econometrics Major Elective   2 Teacher Education Teacher Education  SEDU101 03 Foundations of Education Teacher Education   3 Teacher Education Teacher Education  SEDU103 04 Education Psychology Teacher Education   4 Teacher Education Teacher Education  SEDU204 03 Educational Methods and Technology Teacher Education   5 Teacher Education Teacher Education  SEDU205 03 Curriculum Teacher Education   6 Teacher Education Teacher Education  SEDU209 01 Teaching Aptitudes Teacher Education   7 Teacher Education Teacher Education  SEDU209 02 Teaching Aptitudes Teacher Education   8 Teacher Education Teacher Education  SEDU217 00 Basic Korean language education for the multi-cultural class Teacher Education   9 Division of   International Studies The Institute of Foreign Language Studies  IFLS003 I8 Academic English I(English) General Studies Academic English 10 The Institute of Foreign Language Studies The Institute of Foreign Language Studies  IFLS003 I9 Academic English I(English) General Studies Academic English 11 The Institute of Foreign Language Studies The Institute of Foreign Language Studies  IFLS004 34 Academic English II (English) General Studies Academic English 12 The Institute of Foreign Language Studies The Institute of Foreign Language Studies  IFLS004 36 Academic English II (English) General Studies Academic English 13 The Institute of Foreign Language Studies The Institute of Foreign Language Studies  IFLS004 38 Academic English II (English) General Studies Academic English 14 The Institute of Foreign Language Studies The Institute of Foreign Language Studies  IFLS004 74 Academic English II (English) General Studies Academic English 15 The Institute of Foreign Language Studies The Institute of Foreign Language Studies  IFLS004 D1 Academic English II (English) General Studies Academic English 16 The Institute of Foreign Language Studies The Institute of Foreign Language Studies  IFLS004 LA Academic English II (English) General Studies Academic English 17 The Institute of Foreign Language Studies The Institute of Foreign Language Studies  IFLS004 LB Academic English II (English) General Studies Academic English 18 The Institute of Foreign Language Studies The Institute of Foreign Language Studies  IFLS004 LG Academic English II (English) General Studies Academic English 19 The Institute of Foreign Language Studies The Institute of Foreign Language Studies  IFLS124 08 French (Intermediate) General Studies Major-related Elective (Foreign languages other than English) 20 The Institute of Foreign Language Studies The Institute of Foreign Language Studies  IFLS126 06 Chinese (Intermediate) General Studies Major-related Elective (Foreign languages other than English) 21 The Institute of Foreign Language Studies The Institute of Foreign Language Studies  IFLS126 09 Chinese (Intermediate) General Studies Major-related Elective (Foreign languages other than English) 22 The Institute of Foreign Language Studies The Institute of Foreign Language Studies  IFLS132 02 Spanish (Intermediate) General Studies Major-related Elective (Foreign languages other than English) 23 The Institute of Foreign Language Studies The Institute of Foreign Language Studies  IFLS226 00 Reading French Text General Studies Major-related Elective 24 The Institute of Foreign Language Studies The Institute of Foreign Language Studies  IFLS260   02 Writing in JapaneseⅡ General Studies Major-related Elective 25 The Institute of Foreign Language Studies The Institute of Foreign Language Studies  IFLS264 00 Academic Japanese II (English) General Studies Major-related Elective 26 The Institute of Foreign Language Studies The Institute of Foreign Language Studies  IFLS271 00 Readings in Spanish(English) General Studies Major-related Elective 27 Division of International Studies Division of International Studies   DISS453 00 Seminar on globalization and global issues (English) Major Elective   28 College of Liberal Arts Department of Russian Language and Literature RUSS493 00 InternshipⅠ Major Elective   29 College of Liberal Arts Department of Russian Language and Literature RUSS494 00 InternshipⅡ Major Elective   30 College of Liberal Arts Department of Russian Language and Literature RUSS105 00 Discovering Russian linguistics and literature General Studies General Electives 31 College of Liberal Arts Department of German Language and Literature GERM352 02 German CEFR B I-II Major Required   32 College of Liberal Arts Department of German Language and Literature GERM440 00 Practical German linguistics Major Elective   33 College of Liberal Arts Department of German Language and Literature GERM463 00 InternshipⅠ Major Elective   34 College of Liberal Arts Department of German Language and Literature GERM464 00 InternshipⅡ Major Elective   35 College of Law Department of Law JURA328 00 European Union law (English) Major Elective   36 College of Law Department of Law JURA150 01 Introduction to law General Studies Major-related Elective 37 College of Liberal Arts Department of History HOEW402 00 History of Southeast Asia Major Elective   38 College of Liberal Arts Department of History HOEW459 00 Selective reading of history of Southeast Asia Major Elective   39 College of Liberal Arts Department of Sociology SOCI242 00 Social problems Major Elective   40 College of Liberal Arts Department of Sociology SOCI151 01 Understanding sociology General Studies Major-related Elective 41 College of Liberal Arts Department of Sociology SOCI151 04 Understanding sociology General Studies Major-related Elective 42 College of Liberal Arts Department of Spanish Language and Literature SPAN416 00 Semitic Marketing Methodology in Latin America Major Elective   43 College of Liberal Arts Department of Linguistics LING144 02 Language and media studies General Studies General Electives 44 College of Education Department of History Education HISE202 00 History of pre-modern Korea Major Required   45 College of Education Department of English Language Education ELED216 03 Advanced English reading (English) Major Required   46 College of Education Department of English Language Education ELED414 02 Advanced English writing (English) Major Required   47 College of Education Department of English Language Education ELED422 00 Semantics and pragmatics of English (English) Major Elective   48 College of Liberal Arts Department of Japanese Language and Literature JAPN429 00 InternshipⅠ Major Elective   49 College of Liberal Arts Department of Japanese Language and Literature JAPN430 00 InternshipⅡ Major Elective   50 College of Liberal Arts Department of Philosophy PHIL136 00 Greek II General Studies General Electives 51 College of Liberal Arts Department of Philosophy PHIL137 00 LatinⅡ General Studies General Electives 52 College of Liberal Arts Department of Philosophy PHIL153 03 Introduction to Western philosophy General Studies Major-related Elective 53 College of Education Department of Computer Science Education COMP422 00 Pattern Recognition Major Elective   54 College of Liberal Arts Department of Korean History HOKA111 00 The world of Samgugyusa and Goryeos General Studies General Electives 55 College of Liberal Arts Department of Korean History HOKA151 02 A new interpretation of Korean history General Studies Major-related Elective 56 College of Liberal Arts Department of Korean History HOKA152 03 Korean history: New perspective General Studies Major-related Elective 57 College of Liberal Arts Department of Korean History HOKA152 05 Korean history: New perspective General Studies Major-related Elective 58 College of Liberal Arts Department of Classical Chinese HANM120 08 Live Chinese character General Studies General Electives     59 Institue for General Education Institue for General Education   GETE012 32 Thinking and Writing Ⅱ General Studies Thoughts & Expressions 60 Institue for General Education Institue for General Education   GETE012 35 Thinking and Writing Ⅱ General Studies Thoughts & Expressions 61 Institue for General Education Institue for General Education   GETE013 01 Thinking and Writing Ⅱ General Studies Thoughts & Expressions 62 Institue for General Education Institue for General Education   GETE013 02 Thinking and Writing Ⅱ General Studies Thoughts & Expressions 63 Institue for General Education Institue for General Education   GETE014 40 Thinking and Writing Ⅱ General Studies Thoughts & Expressions 64 Institue for General Education Institue for General Education   GETE014 44 Thinking and Writing Ⅱ General Studies Thoughts & Expressions 65 Institue for General Education Institue for General Education   GETE014 72 Thinking and Writing Ⅱ General Studies Thoughts & Expressions 66 Institue for General Education Institue for General Education   GETE014 B8 Thinking and Writing Ⅱ General Studies Thoughts & Expressions 67 Institue for General Education Institue for General Education   GETE014 C5 Thinking and Writing Ⅱ General Studies Thoughts & Expressions 68 Institue for General Education Institue for General Education   GETE014 D8 Thinking and Writing Ⅱ General Studies Thoughts & Expressions    (2) Natural Science - Major  No. College Department/Division Course No. Section Course Title Category Remarks 1 College of Life Sciences and Biotechnology   Division of Biotechnology  LIBT332 00 Animal molecular breeding Major Elective   2 College of Life Sciences and Biotechnology   Division of Biotechnology  LIBT382 00 Microbial biotechnologyⅡ & Laboratory Major Elective   3 College of Life Sciences and Biotechnology   Division of Biotechnology  LIBT390 00 Biochemical engineering Major Elective   4 College of Life Sciences and Biotechnology College of Life Sciences and Biotechnology  LIST306 03 BiochemistryⅡ(English) Undergraduate Common   5 College of Life Sciences and Biotechnology   Division of Environmental Science and Ecological Engineering   LIET336 00 Mycology & Laboratory Major Elective   6 College of Life Sciences and Biotechnology   Division of Environmental Science and Ecological Engineering   LIET366 00 Applied microbiology and laboratory (English) Major Elective   7 College of Engineering School of Civil, Environmental and Architectural Engineering  ACEE332 02 Design of reinforced concrete structuresⅡ Major Elective   8 College of Engineering School of Civil, Environmental and Architectural Engineering  ACEE434 00 Environmental engineering system design and control (English) Major Elective   9 College of Engineering School of Civil, Environmental and Architectural Engineering  ACEE472 04 Ace CAPSTONE designⅡ Major Required   10 College of Engineering Department of Architecture ARCH448 00 International architecture and urban design studio Ⅱ(English) Major Elective   11 College of Engineering College of Engineering  EGRN332 00 TECHNOLOGY & BUSINESS Major Elective   12 College of Engineering Department of Materials Science and Engineering AMSE389 00 Field Training Ⅰ Major Elective   13 College of Engineering Department of Materials Science and Engineering AMSE462 02 CAPSTONE designⅡ Major Required   14 College of Engineering Department of Materials Science and Engineering AMSE462 06 CAPSTONE designⅡ Major Required   15 College of Engineering Department of Materials Science and Engineering AMSE462 07 CAPSTONE designⅡ Major Required   16 College of Engineering School of Electrical Engineering KECE416 00 Information Display Major Elective   17 College of Engineering School of Electrical Engineering KECE420 00 Embedded application software Major Elective   18 College of Engineering School of Electrical Engineering KECE432 02 New material engineering Major Elective   19 College of Engineering School of Electrical Engineering KECE434 00 Introduction to optoelectronics Major Elective   20 College of Engineering School of Electrical Engineering KECE442 00 Compiler Major Elective   21 College of Informatics Department of Computer Science and Engineering COSE386 00 Microwave Engineering(English) Major Elective   22 College of Health Science Division of Biosystem Medical Science BSMS414 00 Industrial Bio-technology Major Elective   23 College of Health Science School of Biomedical Engineering BMED308 00 Digital System(English) Major Elective     (3) Natural Science - General Studies  No. College Department/Division Course No. Section Course Title Category Remarks 1 College of Life Sciences and Biotechnology   Division of Life Science LIBS152 08 General Biology and ractice II General Studies Major-related Elective 2 College of Science Division    of Mathmatics MATH162 24 Calculus with Lab II General Studies Major-related Elective 3 College of Science Division    of Mathmatics MATH162 25 Calculus with Lab II General Studies Major-related Elective 4 College of Science Division    of Chemistry CHEM152 08 General Chemistry Ⅱ General Studies Major-related Elective 5 College of Engineering College of Engineering  EGRN151 13 Computer languages lab General Studies Major-related Elective 6 College of Information and Communication Department of Computer Science and Engineering CNCE120 02 Introduction to Internet Application General Studies General Electives 7 College of Health Science Department of Dental Laboratory Science and Engineering KHDL112 00 Dental Anatomy General Studies Major-related Elective    
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KUBS Ranked No. 1 in Korea among SSRN Top 1,000 Business Schools
KUBS Ranked No. 1 in Korea among SSRN Top 1,000 Business Schools 6,908 downloads within the past year and 70,150 downloads all-time…Highest number in Korea       As of September 1, Korea University Business School ranked No. 77 in the world, which is highest ranking in Korea, among SSRN top 1,000 business schools. SSRN (Social Science Research Network) is a worldwide repository of scholarly research in the social sciences and humanities. KUBS ranked substantially higher than Seoul National University Business School (No. 96), KAIST College of Business (No. 194), and Yonsei University School of Business (No. 261). The SSRN rankings predict the scholarly influence of an institute. The results are based on the statistics of authors and their affiliations and contribution to the paper.   According to the rankings, the KUBS papers listed in the SSRN have been downloaded 6,908 times over the past year and 70,150 times overall. At the same time, Seoul National University, which is the second highest in Korea, has records of 3,852 (last year) and 54,579 (all-time) downloads. Moreover, KUBS is three times greater than KAIST (2,295 and 20,056 times).   In the meantime, KUBS published a total of 16 papers last year and set a new record in Korea. KUBS publications have been cited 869 times, which is the second highest number after Seoul National University (1,733 times).   “Such achievement not only showed that KUBS has been leading business research over the past ten years and but also reaffirmed its position as a pioneering role,” Associate Dean Seung Won Yoo said. “We will endeavor to provide faculty with the necessary support to ensure that they achieve fruitful research results.”   Meanwhile, the University of Navarra (Spain) ranked No. 1 among SSRN Top 1,000 Business Schools. The university placed top with 146,651 downloads within the past year and 1,113,344 downloads all-time. SSRN offers download services in 24 areas, such as business, economics, law, and political sciences.  
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Fall 2016 MBA Welcoming Ceremony and Orientation
Fall 2016 MBA Welcoming Ceremony and Orientation Held A total of 74 new students in full-time MBA programs   On August 25 at 9:00 AM, the Fall 2016 Full-time MBA Welcoming Ceremony was held at LG-POSCO Building. The full-time MBA programs include △Finance MBA (FMBA), △GMBA, and △S³ Asia MBA (AMBA). A total of 74 new students have been admitted to the full-time MBA programs as follows: △15 FMBA students, △38 GMBA students, and △21 AMBA students (9 students from Korea University, 3 students from Fudan University, and 9 students from National University of Singapore).     KUBS Dean Dong-One Kim, Associate Dean Myeong-Hyeon Cho, KMBA Program Director Jinbae Kim, and other guests attended the welcoming ceremony. “The MBA program will give you and your colleagues from different backgrounds an opportunity to learn about the world,” Dean Kim said in his welcoming remarks. “I hope you will become a leader with expertise through our program.” Afterward, the orientation session, covering information on Korea University Business School, MBA program curriculum, and its history, was held.   “KUBS was recently ratified as a full member of CEMS Global Alliance,” Associate Dean Myeong-Hyeon Cho said. “As KUBS has been recognized for the best university in Korea, you should take pride in being part of the KUBS community.”     The photo session and KUBS campus tour were followed after the welcoming ceremony. Then, the new students headed over to Bloomvista Resort, located in Yangpyeong County, for the Off-campus Orientation Session. At the session, the students had a group presentation and KU’s traditional event, Sa-Bal-Shik, to become acquainted with each other. They also had a cheering session with KU cheer squad.     The MBA Prerequisite Session for New MBA Students (Pre-MBA) was held in room 403 in Hyundai Motor Hall from August 17th to 19th. The Pre-MBA is a pre-matriculation program that helps new students acclimate to school life. The program is held from 9:30 AM to 5:00 PM, consisting of  the follwoing sessions: “Pre-MBA Special Lecture” for non-business majors and “Career Day” for professional career management.     “The students with business backgrounds had an opportunity to review their previous knowledge, whereas the non-business students have acquired groundings in business,” Professor Jinhan Pae who delivered a lecture on financial accounting said.   “It was beneficial to learn the basic materials from great professors before the semester begins,” Eunji Jung (11th Batch of FMBA) said.     On August 22 at 9:00 AM, the Career Day session was held in room 403 in Hyundai Motor Hall as part of the Pre-MBA program. The Career Day session, hosted by KUBS Career Hub, is a professional career management program. The new students can earn 0.5 academic credit of Skill Seminar course by participating in this session.     The special lectures on various topics, such as career management and school life, were presented during the Career Day session. The lectures were given as follows: △Introduction to Career Hub (Sung Eun Lim from KUBS Career Hub), △MBA Career Management (Korn Ferry International Managing Director Eun-jonn Chae), △English CV Writing Workshop (Professor Gil Coombe at Institute for Foreign Language Studies), and △New International Student Orientation (Jenny Chang from KUBS International Office).  
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Platform for Nurturing Entrepreneurs, “KUBS Startup Institute” Launched
Platform for Nurturing Entrepreneurs, “KUBS Startup Institute” Launched “Opening Ceremony of Renovated KUBS Main Builiding and KUBS Startup Institute” Held…Keynote speech delivered by SoftBank Ventures Korea CEO Gyu-hak Moon The event was attended by many guests, including △KU President Jaeho Yeom, △Alumni Association President Hak Soo Lee, △Sang Il Lee, △Seung Yu Kim, △Yoon-dae Euh, △Wan-Bae Rha, △Myung-Ho Seung, etc.   On September 6 (Tue) at 4:00 PM, Korea University Business School held “The Opening Ceremony of Renovated KUBS Main Building and KUBS Startup Institute.”     As KUBS Startup Institute, a platform for nurturing entrepreneurs, lies on the second floor of the KUBS Main Building, Korea University Business School also carried out extensive renovation work at KUBS Main Building for the first time in 14 years. Iljin Group and Dongwha Group donated 2 billion won and 1.5 billion won, respectively, adding up to 3.5 billion won in total. Following the principles of the donors, “Iljin Center for Startup Incubation” and “Seung Myung-Ho Center for Entrepreneurship Education” are built in KUBS Startup Institute. The Iljin Center for Startup Incubation will act as a foothold of the business incubation, networking, and startup competition, which selects business with a high-potential, whereas the Seung Myung-Ho Center for Entrepreneurship Education aims to provide integrated startup education.     A grand opening ceremony was held from 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM. The event was attended by approximately 170 guests, including △Jaeho Yeom (president of Korea University), △Hak Soo Lee (president of KU Alumni Association), △Wan-Bae Rha (president of KUBS Alumni Association), △Dong-One Kim (dean of Korea University Business School), △Professor Emeritus Ik-Soon Cho, △Professor Emeritus Dong-ki Kim, △Professor Emeritus Soo Sik Sin, △Sang Il Lee (president of Iljin Global), △Seung Yu Kim (chairman of Hana Academy Seoul), △Yoon-dae Euh (former president of Korea University), and △Myung-Ho Seung (president of Dongwha Group), etc.     The event began with an inauguration followed by △progress report of KUBS Main Building and KUBS Startup Institute, △KU President Jaeho Yeom’s address, △KUBS Dean Dong-One Kim’s welcoming remarks, △Hak Soo Lee’s congratulatory remarks, △Wan-Bae Rha’s congratulatory remarks, △Presentation of appreciation plaque, and △Tour.    Jaeho Yeom, President of Korea University   “Korea University has always been a trailblazer to find the key for development of the community,” President Jaeho Yeom said in his address. “The current industry structure gradually shifts into artificial intelligence and big data. All of that being said, we will do our absolute best to provide full support to students through KUBS Startup Institute so that they can become intellectuals pioneering new fields.”   Dong-One Kim, Dean of Korea University Business School   “As renovated KUBS Main Building is newly opened along with a grand-opening ceremony of KUBS Startup Institute, our college once again steps forward to the next level” KUBS Dean Dong-One Kim said. “The KUBS Startup Institute, which is a platform for entrepreneurship and innovation, will be an institute that leads a new paradigm in education.”   Hak Soo Lee, President of KU Alumni Association   Wan-Bae Rha, President of KUBS Alumni Association   “Korea University Business School has always been pioneered a new path throughout the last 111 years,” said Hak Soo Lee, president of KU Alumni Association. “Our KUBS students will pursue creative ideas, which can possibly open a new era, and develop a new economic model by lessons learned from KUBS graduates.”   “Congratulations for successfully completing a newly built institute where future talents will be produced,” Wan-Bae Rha, who is president of KUBS Alumni Association, said. “I hope KUBS will achieve its ultimate vision of becoming No. 1 in Asia by supporting practical and creative educational activities.”   Sang Il Lee, President of Iljin Group   Myung-Ho Seung, President of Dongwha Group   KUBS presented appreciation plaques to donors, President Sang Il Lee and President Myung-Ho Seung, to express their deepest gratitude. “I did what I supposed to do as a KUBS alumni,” President Lee said. “I hope many entrepreneurs will be produced at KUBS, and they will contribute to Korea and world economy in the near future.”   “I decided to join this project because I believed this is a great opportunity for young KUBS students to challenge themselves,” President Seung explained. “I look forward to the institute’s prosperity and development.”     After the event, the guests toured around the renovated KUBS Main Building and KUBS Startup Institute. Afterwards, SoftBank Ventures Korea CEO Gyu-hak Moon delivered his keynote speech, “Korea University! Become a University with Entrepreneurial Spirit!”  
Sep 09, 2016
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Professor Dong Wook Lee Wins Best Research Paper Award at Business Conference
Professor Dong Wook Lee Wins Best Research Paper Award at Business Conference “Country-specific growth opportunities, within-country heterogeneity, and the role of financial globalization” Analysis of over 50,000 firms across 40 countries On August 19 (Fri), Professor Dong Wook Lee and Ph.D. student Lingxia Sun won Best Research Paper Award at a business conference hosted by Korean Academic Society of Business Administration and Maekyung Media Group. The title of the awarded paper is “Country-specific growth opportunities, within-country heterogeneity, and the role of financial globalization.”   “As a country becomes more financially open, the difference in country-specific growth opportunities (CSGOs) between small and large firms shrinks,” Professor Lee said.   “We analyzed that a firm’s growth opportunities are influenced by regulatory environment in a country. The CSGOs are more prominent in small companies,” he added.   According to the study conducted by Professor Dong Wook Lee, over 50,000 companies across 40 countries showed that small firms in a country have greater country-specific components in their growth options compared to large firms in the same country. He also explained that the weaker CSGOs associated with financial openness are more pronounced in small firms of the financially open countries and that the gap in CSGOs between small and large firms is narrower in those countries.   View Related Articles [매일경제] [한국경영학회 / 최우수논문상] `카톡 감옥` 피로감이 업무효율 떨어뜨린다 [매일경제] `카톡 감옥`이 업무성과 떨어뜨린다  
Sep 06, 2016
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KU Produced Overwhelming Number of Successful Candidates on 51st CPA Examination
Korea University Produced Overwhelming Number of Successful Candidates on 51st CPA Examination A total of 118 candidates from KU passed the CPA exam…Greatest gap between KU and Yonsei University (No. 2) The best cumulative total for the most recent five years     According to the 2016 Certified Public Accountant Examination results, Korea University (KU) ranked No. 1 by producing overwhelming number of successful CPA candidates. KU once again reaffirms its position as the best institute for nurturing certified public accountants over the most recent five years (2012 – 2016).   The media reports announced that KU produced a total of 118 successful CPA candidates, which is the highest number among universities in Korea. KU has 20 more successful candidates than Yonsei University (98), which is considered to be No. 2.     Based on the performance over the last five years, this is the first time having the largest gap between No. 1 and No. 2 in the CPA rankings. There was prospect that KU will have the highest successful pass rates since the university already has the greatest number of successful candidates (169) on the first CPA exam. Korea University, ranking No. 1 in producing overwhelming number of successful candidates on the first exam in 2015 and 2016, successfully secured its top position to live up to expectations. Such achievements were made possible thanks to the unconditional support from KUBS. The college runs the CPA Prep Program called “Jeongjincho (Advisor=Professor Han Sang Yi)” and provides full support to help students with their CPA study. In addition to that, Jeongjincho offers gathering events with alumni from accounting firms and various lectures. All KU students and graduates are eligible to join the program.   Meanwhile, a total of 909 candidates passed the 51st CPA Exam according to the Financial Supervisory Service. Out of 2,779 exam takers for CPA held from June 25 to June 26, those who scored 330 points or higher have been selected as successful CPA candidates.  
Aug 26, 2016
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“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 individual donors.   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
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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
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“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
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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.   
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[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.  
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[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
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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  
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