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    ■ Course Period 
    • [6-Week Program] June 27, 2017 (Tue) - August 3, 2017 (Thu)
    • [4-Week Program] June 27, 2017 (Tue) - July 20, 2017 (Thu)
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    • Department: International Education Team
    • Telephone: +82-2-3290-1152,1599
  • Information Session for Study Abroad Prep Program “KUBScholars”
    KUBScholars Information Session

    The information session for Study Abroad Prep Program called “KUBScholars” will be held. The program aims to share useful information to students aspiring to become a global scholar, and to build academic networks. Scholars who have previously studied abroad will participate in the program and give practical advice.
    The information session, which will be held on March 27 (Mon), includes the program curriculum and member registration.
    Your interest and participation are appreciated. 
  • 2017 KUBS Full-time MBA Admissions
    2017 KUBS Full-time MBA Admissions Open

    Korea University Business School (Dean=Professor Soo Young Kwon) is now accepting applications for Fall 2017 MBA admissions. The two full-time MBA programs that admit new students in 2017 are: △GMBA/CEMS MIM and △S3 Asia MBA. The Finance MBA Program has been reorganized, and its admission for Spring 2018 will begin in Fall 2017 (☎ 02-3290-5365).

  • KUBS AMP Ranks No. 1 in “2017 AMP Preference Survey”
    No. 1 in “2017 AMP Preference Survey”

    Korea University Business School's Advanced Management Program (AMP) topped in the "2017 AMP Preference Survey" among private universities. 

    The KUBS AMP received excellent evaluations in the business and economics assessment and is ranked second overall among private universities followed by △Yonsei University (3rd) and △KAIST (4th). The ranking is two spots higher than the previous assessment. The newly revised curriculum and innovative participant composition have positively affected the results. “The KUBS AMP—featuring the powerful alumni network—consolidated its reputation through curriculum innovation,” the university officials said. 
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    The KUBS English website is available at http://kubs.korea.ac.kr/en
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[Undergraduate] Spring 2017 Credit Withdrawal Request
Spring 2017 Credit Withdrawal Request   1. Eligibility: - Students (leave of absence included) who enrolled in at least 7 semesters - Students (leave of absence included) who have earned at least 102 (106) credit hours (for transfer students with a prior BA degree, they must be a fourth-year student; however, students in a dual degree program are excluded)   2. Credit Withdrawal: Up to 6 credits; one time allowed before graduation (however, you cannot drop a course that you are currently taking)   3. Eligible Course Withdrawal - Courses that were taken before Fall 2013 - Among the courses that were taken after Spring 2014, those that cannot be re-taken due to its cancellation.   4. Credit Withdrawal Period - Frist Round: March 27 (Mon); 10:00 – April 14 (Fri); 17:00 - Second Round: June 27 (Tue); 10:00 – July 3 (Mon); 17:00 * Students can withdraw credits one time only, including both first and second rounds (one time allowed before you graduate)   5. How to Apply: KUPID → Registration/Graduation → Grades → Credit Withdrawal (select course(s) you wish to withdraw and submit it)   6. Notes: a. Required courses in the curriculum, such as mandatory elective courses, major required courses, teaching training courses cannot be withdrawn. b. Withdrawn course will be excluded from students’ GPA calculation; however, course title will appear on a transcript with a grade of “W.” c. A course that is currently being retaken cannot be withdrawn. Also, students cannot repeat course(s) that have been withdrawn previously. d. Students are not allowed to cancel their credit withdrawal after done applying (please confirm the graduation requirements first before applying). ※ For further information, please see the attached file below.   March 2017 Academic Administration Division  
Mar 23, 2017
[Undergraduate] 2017 KU International Summer Campus Registration
2017 KU International Summer Campus Registration     1. International Summer Campus, KU ISC   • Course Period  [6-Week Program] June 27, 2017 (Tue) ~ August 3, 2017 (Thu) [4-Week Program] June 27, 2017 (Tue) ~ July 20, 2017 (Thu)   • Registration Period  January 9, 2017 (Mon) ~ May 17, 2017 (Wed)  ※ For those who register early by February 28, an early bird discount(KRW 200,000) will be offered. ※ KU and other Korean university students can register during the designated period (TBA).   • Eligibility Students currently enrolled in a college/university with at least one semester of Attendance ※ An assessment will be made to select students.   • Application  Complete and submit the online application at http://summer.korea.ac.kr   • Courses Appx. 120 courses in Business and Economics / Humanities / Sociology and Cultural Studies / Fine Art and Design / Science / Law, Politics and International Relations / Korean and East Asian Studies / Korean Language   • Fees and Payment    ISC 1 Course 2 Courses 3 Courses Application Fee KRW 100,000 (Appx. USD 90) Tuition KRW 1,600,000 (Appx. USD 1,380) KRW 2,800,000 (Appx. USD 2,550) KRW 3,700,000 (Appx. USD 3,360) Total KRW 1,700,000 (Appx. USD 1,470) KRW 2,900,000 (Appx. USD 2,640) KRW 3,800,000 (Appx. USD 3,450   • Special Features (1) Prominent Academics About 120 courses taught by 60 distinguished academics from the world’s top universities (2) Diversity More than 1,800 students participating from 290 institutions in about 50 countries (3) Cultural Experience Students can taste the unique culture of Korea by going on various day trips to places like Lotte World Amusement Park, Jamsil Baseball Stadium, etc. Also, there are extracurricular activities such as K-Pop dancing and Korean cooking, etc. (4) Internship Opportunity Internship opportunities will be available for students to gain ample experiences in various career fields at companies or national organizations in Korea.  • Faculty Prof. Institution Field G. Marcus Cole Stanford University Law Eugene Terentjev University of Cambridge Science Kathryn Weathersby Johns Hopkins University Korean Studies Shomu Banerjee Emory University Economics Eloundou-Enyegue Parfait Cornell University Sociology James Morrison London School of Economics Political Science Jeri L. Ahem University of Pennsylvania Humanity Thomas Lancaster Emory University Political Science   •    More detailed information on faculty is available on our website at http://summer.korea.ac.kr   2. KU Pre-College • Eligibility 1. Academically motivated high school students 2. High school graduates who have never attended college-level institutions   • Fees and Payment    Pre-College 1 Course 2 Courses 3 Courses Application Fee KRW 100,000 (Appx. USD 90) Tuition KRW 1,600,000 (Appx. USD 1,380) KRW 2,000,000 (Appx. USD 1,810) KRW 2,500,000 (Appx. USD 2,270) Total KRW 1,700,000 (Appx. USD 1,470) KRW 2,100,000 (Appx. USD 1,900) KRW 2,600,000 (Appx. USD 2,360)   • Special Features 1. The first and only Pre-college program in Korea 2. Following general education program models developed by US Ivy League Institution 3. About 120 courses taught by 60 distinguished academics from the world’s top universities • Course period, Registration period, and other information will be same with KU ISC program.         3. Enquiries • Department: International Education Team • Telephone: +82-2-3290-1152,1599 • E-mail: isc@korea.ac.kr • Fax: +82-2-953-1817 • facebook: https://www.facebook.com/kuisc.iwc/
Mar 22, 2017
[Undergraduate] Fall 2017 Student-designed Major Application
Guidelines on Applying for Student-Designed Major in the 2017 Fall Semester   ※ School Regulations: Constitution of Korea University, Chapter 4, Article 35(Classification of Majors) & Academic Operations Regulations Chapter 3 (Student-Designed Major) & Guideline for Student-Designed Major   The ‘Student-Designed Major’ is designed to accommodate the interests and career goals of students with broad interdisciplinary interests that cannot be satisfied within one of the traditional Korea University majors. Upon satisfying the graduation requirements of both first and Student-Designed Major, students with Student-Designed Major shall be conferred with the bachelor’s degree of each major. Curriculum of Student- Designed Major should be created by combining a minimum of three Korea University majors’ and must contain 36 major credits or more in total under the guidance of academic advisor of Student-Designed Major.   I. Application Information   1. Application Dates Applicant shall submit the application to the department office of applicant’s first major via the application procedures indicated above in ① and ② by April 28(Fri), 2017, 17:00. ① Applicant designs curriculum under the guidance of Academic advisor of Student- Designed Major and fills in the applications. ② Each council for Student-Designed Major reviews the application and submit the result to the department office of applicant’s first major. ※ Academic advisor for Student-Designed Major will be assigned after a consultation with a student’s 1st major’s head of department. 2. Announcement of successful applicants - Date: June 16(Fri), 2017 - Venue: KU Portal (http://portal.korea.ac.kr) - Announcement board of “Academic Calendar” 3. Note 1) The mandatory regulation of completing a second major is applied to students entering from 2004 onward. Students subject to this regulation must complete one of the following: (1) Intensive Major course of first major, (2) Double Major, (3) Interdisciplinary Major, (4) Student-Designed Major. 2) Students who withdraw second major program before applying for Student-Designed Major and fail to enter the independent major, then they should take an intensive major course in their first major. 3) Intensive major course of first major assumes a similar form to the existing single major system.  4) Among successful applicants those only who retain applicants eligibility conditions during the application semester (ex. registration, approval of pre-taken courses, designation of Student-Designed Major courses, course registration) will be accepted to purse Student-Designed Major from the following semester.   2017. 3. 21. Student Affairs Department  
Mar 22, 2017
2017 KUBS Full-time MBA Admissions Open
2017 KUBS Full-time MBA Admissions Open GMBA/CEMS MIM and S3 Asia MBA are now accepting applications for 2017 admission The application deadline for GMBA/CEMS MIM Dual Degree Program is March 30 (Thu) The application deadline for GMBA Single Degree Program and S3 Asia MBA program is April 28 (Fri) Korea University Business School (Dean=Professor Soo Young Kwon) is now accepting applications for Fall 2017 MBA admissions. The two full-time MBA programs that admit new students in 2017 are: △GMBA/CEMS MIM and △S3 Asia MBA. The Finance MBA Program has been reorganized, and its admission for Spring 2018 will begin in Fall 2017.   The GMBA/CEMS MIM has three application rounds. In Round 1 and Round 2, applicants can apply for both GMBA Single Degree curriculum and the GMBA & CEMS MIM Dual Degree curriculum whereas the third round is for the GMBA Single Degree curriculum only. The application period for Round 1 is closed. The deadlines for the Round 2 and Round 3 are March 30 (Thu) and April 28 (Fri), respectively. In Round 2, the interview will be held in April 15 (Sat), and final decisions will be released on April 25 (Tue). The dates of the Round 3 interview and decision notification are as follows: May 20 (Sat) and May 31 (Wed). Two information sessions are scheduled to be held on △March 18 (Sat) at 2:00 p.m. and △April 5 (Wed) at 7:30 p.m. ▶ For further details, click the link: http://biz.korea.ac.kr/en/mba/global-mba/admission      The S3 Asia MBA Program (AMBA) is an Asia-specialized program offered by three leading universities — Korea University, Fudan University, and National University of Singapore. Students can obtain two degrees, one from Korea University and another one from other two universities. The AMBA accepts applications until April 28 (Fri). The results of the application screening stage will be released on May 12 (Tue). The interview will be conducted on May 20 (Sat), and final decisions will be announced on May 31 (Wed). Along with the GMBA/CEMS MIM, two information sessions are scheduled to be held on △March 18 (Sat) at 2:00 p.m. and △April 5 (Wed) at 7:30 p.m. ▶ For further details, click the link: http://biz.korea.ac.kr/en/mba/s3asia-mba/admission   The Fall 2017 MBA Admission is available at https://bizapply.korea.ac.kr/en/ For further inquiries, please contact the Administrative Office of MBA Programs at 02-3290-5365.
Mar 08, 2017
KUBS AMP Ranks No. 1 in “2017 AMP Preference Survey” among Private Universities
KUBS AMP Ranks No. 1 in “2017 AMP Preference Survey” among Private Universities   Korea University Business School's Advanced Management Program (AMP) topped in the "2017 AMP Preference Survey" among private universities.  The KUBS AMP received excellent evaluations in the business and economics assessment and is ranked second overall among private universities followed by △Yonsei University (3rd) and △KAIST (4th). The ranking is two spots higher than the previous assessment. The newly revised curriculum and innovative participant composition have positively affected the results. “The KUBS AMP—featuring the powerful alumni network—consolidated its reputation through curriculum innovation,” the university officials said.   The KUBS AMP focused on enhancing its competitiveness, including its curriculum innovation, in order to develop a distinguished advanced management program, thereby receiving a high score. The lectures have been revised 100% for the innovation of the education program. “We changed the contents of lectures by adding science subjects such as Biotechnology,” said Professor Sang Yong Kim who is AMP Director. Also, the AMP selected second-generation business leaders to strengthen the power of the network. The average age of the program participants has dropped to early 50s. The quality of the network has improved as well. The program enhanced the interview process, resulting in eliminating more than 10 applicants. The KUBS AMP, which is well known for its alumni network, has a special curriculum called “3rd Period.” After second period, students can go out for a beer and develop a network, and that is part of the AMP curriculum. The purpose of this session is to utilize networking assets by building a strong alumni network.   “Half of the AMP students said that the reason for taking the program is to acquire necessary knowledge for business management whereas the other half said it is to build a network with dignitaries. I can assure you that Korea University has the most powerful network than anywhere else,” KUBS Dean Soo Young Kwon said.   In addition, the KUBS AMP, which has been running its alumni association since 1976, has a curriculum using Korea’s largest alumni network of 5,000 graduates. “We provide an event where AMP students and graduates can attend to maintain KU’s unique alumni network,” Dean Kwon said.     Meanwhile, the assessment, jointly conducted by Korea Economic Daily and Global Research, was surveyed by 417 human resources executives and managers from the government and public enterprises. The 42 AMP programs, which were recommended by 20 major universities in Seoul, were categorized in six areas and were scored based on the following indicators: △curriculum, △current and future reputation, and △network. Each section was ranked either from 1 to 3 or 1 to 5.
Feb 16, 2017
KUBS Signed MOU with PHBS in China
KUBS Signed MOU with PHBS in China   Korea University Business School (Dean=Professor Soo Young Kwon) singed a MOU with Peking University HSBC Business School (PHBS). The MOU includes △Graduate and MBA-level Student Exchange Program and △academic exchanges, including joint research and seminar. Each university can send two students per semester to study overseas. Exchange students may study for up to one academic year and take the following course areas in English offered at PHBS: Business Administration, Economics, and Finance.    ▲ Korea University Business School singed a MOU with PHBS on January 11.   “Through this agreement, KUBS and PHBS can actively communicate and build a robust network,” Dean Soo Young Kwon said. “I especially hope there will be even more graduate-level research and academic exchanges between the two universities.”   ▲ The panoramic view of PHBS The Peking University Shenzhen Graduate School of Business was founded in 2004 and renamed HSBC Business School in 2008. PHBS has a total of 61 full-time faculty. The university is ranked No. 129 in the UTD Rankings, an evaluation index indicating the research performances.       Shenzhen, China, where PHBS is based, is a major city located in Guangdong Province adjacent to Hong Kong. The city has a population of about 11 million with an average age of 30 years. The headquarters and factories of the global leading companies in China, such as BYD, Foxconn, Xiaomi, and Tencent, are situated in Shenzhen, a rising city where the future of China can be anticipated.   For further inquiries on the Student Exchange Program, contact the KUBS International Office (hyunlee@korea.ac.kr).
Feb 07, 2017
“2016 KUBS Worldwide Business Research Rankings” Released…KUBS Ranked 74th
 “2016 KUBS Worldwide Business Research Rankings” Released…KUBS Ranked 74th Analysis on 40,000 publications data from 86 business journals, University of Pennsylvania ranked #1, followed by Erasmus University Rotterdam (#2) and University of Michigan at Ann Arbor (#3). A broader evaluation on research capacity compared to the UTD Rankings focusing on Western Universities.   The Center for Business Research Analytics at Korea University Business School (KUBS; Dean Soo Young Kwon) released the 2016 Korea University Business School Worldwide Business Research Rankings™ (KUBS Rankings). This year, the University of Pennsylvania was ranked 1st place, while Erasmus University Rotterdam and University of Michigan at Ann Arbor were ranked as the top universities, placing 2nd and 3rd, respectively. Within the Asian region, City University of Hong Kong (8th) and National University of Singapore (9th) placed within the top 10, and Hong Kong Polytechnic University (20th) and Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (23rd) ranked within the top 20. Korea University has been ranked as the one and only university in Korea to be named within the top 100, being the 74th in the world. Other Korean universities ranked as follows: Korea Advanced Institute of Science & Technology (139th), Yonsei University (164th), and Seoul National University (167th). Korean universities have shown notable performances this year. While the rankings were not especially high, KUBS – as the leading university in Korea – moved up one spot higher from 75th to 74th this year. Other top Korean universities also showed great increase in ranking as follows: Korea Advanced Institute of Science & Technology moving up 36 spots (175th in 2015), Yonsei University moving up 19 spots (183rd in 2015), and Seoul National University moving up 4 spots (171st in 2015). KUBS Rankings, annually released towards the end of the year, is an evaluation index which indicates the research capabilities and performances of universities worldwide by data analyses on 40,000 publications listed in the 86 distinguished journals. While the worldwide rankings are released as an overall index which can be viewed by Rankings by Area – divided by seven business research areas of study – and Rankings by Journal. The Areas include △Accounting △Finance △Management △Management Information System (MIS) △Marketing △Operations Management & Management Science (OM/MS) △International Business (IB) & Strategy. Five years of publication data from 2011 to 2015 have been computed for the 2016 KUBS Worldwide Rankings. The top 300 universities have been ranked based on the sum of converted scores, reflecting the number of authors and their affiliations.       The KUBS Rankings provides analyses on a wider scope of journals compared to the UTD Top 100 Business School Research Rankings™ (UTD Rankings) which conducts analyses only on 24 distinguished journals. While there is a tendency for the UTD Rankings to show outstanding performance of universities mainly in the United States, KUBS Rankings strives to have its base on a more practical evaluation standard by conducting analysis on a broader variety of journals so that the top universities in the European region as well as the ones in the Asian Pacific region will not be undervalued.   “The goal of KUBS Rankings is to provide an active and inclusive evaluation on business schools around the world,” KUBS Dean Soo Young Kwon said. “Since KUBS Rankings has created a database of a wide variety of prestigious business journals, it has been recognized its potential to grow as the major index for evaluating the capability for research on studies of the business field. Currently there is an increasing number of inquiries continued from all over the world.” The details and information on the 2016 Korea University Business School Worldwide Business Research Rankings™ and other supplementary rankings can be found at kubsrankings.korea.ac.kr. 
Dec 21, 2016
KUBS Startup Institute Selects Its 2nd Teams…"Startup Express Winter Season"
KUBS Startup Institute Selects Its 2nd Startup Teams…"Startup Express Winter Season" 4 teams out of top 9 teams were awarded at the competition on December 9   The 2nd startup teams of KUBS Startup Institute (Director: Professor Ho-Won Jung) are now finalized. On December 9 at 3:00 PM, “The 2016 Startup Express” was filled with enthusiasm of prospective entrepreneurs who wish to become Korea’s Mark Zuckerberg and to create the next Instagram.     The 2016 Startup Express, hosted by Iljin Center for Startup Incubation at KUBS Startup Institute, is a startup competition where students can propose their creative business items based on entrepreneurship and innovation. A total of 12 persons, including △Minseop Kim (Manager of Lotte Accelerator), △Yushin Kim (CEO of Korea PCP), △Hicheon Kim (Head of Iljin Center for Startup Incubation), △Jooyoung Noh (Executive Officer of Dongwha Group), △Joong Yang Park (Director of Iljin Global), △Young-woong Song (Head of the Korea Times), and △Jaesun Shin (CEO of IT Winner, attended the event as judges. “It was a difficult decision to select just 12 teams for presentation among such talented applicants,” said Professor Hicheon Kim who is Head of the Iljin Center. “Through the 2016 Startup Express Winter Season, I hope there will be more talented entrepreneurs leading our society and economy.”     A total of 43 teams, consisting of 156 undergraduates and graduates, from 16 universities in 3 countries have applied for the 2016 Startup Express Winter Season. The top 12 teams selected through a screening process presented their business items. The 2016 Startup Express Winter Season includes idea presentation and Q&A session. The judges chose four teams, which are Vlogr (Grand Prize), △B&B Brothers (Excellence Award), △Brave Peach (Encouragement Award), and △GridaZip (KUBS Research Association Award), based on the following criteria: △Creativity, △Marketability, △Business Feasibility, △Research and Analysis, etc.   Vlogr (Grand Prize) B&B Brothers (Excellence Award) Brave Peach (Encouragement Award) Grineun (KUBS Research Association Award)   The grand prize winning team, Vlogr, developed a video editing sharing platform, an app that helps people intuitively use video clips, as their business item. “Although videos are influential, people tend to have trouble delivering meanings in a video due to the difficulty of using editing tools,” Vlogr CEO TaeJun Lee (Business Administration, 11’) said. “As we are now living in the new media generation, I would like to contribute in producing various contents by developing intuitive and easy editing tools.”   Meanwhile, the four winning teams of the 2016 Startup Express will move into Iljin Center for Startup Incubation in January. After moving in, the teams will not only receive budget for operation expenses and systematic startup education, but also continuous advice and support from mentors, composed of alumni entrepreneurs, industry experts, and venture capitalists. The other five teams recognized as having potential for development –  △TICON, △CANVAS, △PrismStone, △Clickmation, and △Yein Company –  will also move into the Iljin Center and continue their startup business.
Dec 16, 2016
Dodotdo (Iljin Center Team) Wins “D.Day” Competition Held by D.CAMP
Dodotdo (StartupTeam from Iljin Center) Wins “D.Day” Competition” Held by D.CAMP    On December 1 (Thu), Dodotdo, a startup team from Iljin Center for Startup Incubation and a developer of integrated communication solution for business purpose, was crowned the winner of “The 35th D.Day,” held at the D.CAMP event hall in Yeoksam-dong. D.CAMP has been hosting a monthly startup demo day event called “D.Day” since June 2013. The event is known as “startup gateway.” Up to now, a total of 172 startups were on the stage. The leading companies, such as 8Percent and Nthings, were inducted to the D.Day Hall of Fame.   ▲Dodotdo CEO Soyeong Sim (left), D.CAMP Director Kwanghyun Kim (right); Photo Credit: Platum (platum.kr)   “I will take this award as encouragement to carry on our business and will continue to work harder,” said CEO Soyeong who has developed a solution by flying over to the U.S. several times to explore 50 best hotels and to understand its field. In addition to winning the award for the competition, Dodotdo also bagged Popularity Award voted by the audience.   Furthermore, Dodotdo won “The 2016 Startup Express” hosted by KUBS Startup Institute. Dodotdo develops a convenient and fast integrated management solution on hotel and cruise service using a smartwatch. HIMS (Hospitality Intelligent Management System), which is the core solution of Dodotdo, is a solution installed with key functions on a smartwatch. The smartwatch was developed to improve the inefficiency in hotel business operations caused by different patterns and demands of customers along with the difficulty of carrying around mobile devices. Dodotdo introduced HIMS at Hospitality Industry Technology Exposition and Conference in New Orleans, U.S. in July of this year. Hotel and cruise companies all over the world are showing great interest in Dodotdo
Dec 07, 2016
Taling (Iljin Center Team) Wins Excellence Award in Startup Competition Held by Small and Medium Business Administration
“Taling (Startup Team from Iljin Center for Startup Incubation)” Wins Excellence Award in Startup Competition Held by Small and Medium Business Administration   Taling, one of the startup teams from Iljin Center for Startup Incubation, won the Excellence Award in the crowdfunding sector of the “YES! Seoul Startup Competition,” which was jointly organized by Small and Medium Business Administration and Seoul Creative Economy Innovation Center. The event, held on November 23 at 2:00 PM at EL Tower in Seoul, was designed to enhance communication among local startup companies in Seoul and to promote investments and globalization.     In the “YES! Seoul Startup Competition,” a total of 19 startups competed for the △two Grand Prizes and △two Excellence Awards, and 23,000,000 won prize. Approximately 600 persons participated in the event, including startup companies, university students, teenagers, prospective entrepreneurs, companies desiring to expand abroad, ventures, etc.   “I had my own weight training session to tutor my college juniors,” said CEO Yoonhwan Kim. “As I shared my fitness talent to others, I thought other subjects and talents were applicable as well, and that was the start of Taling.     Despite the low level of service quality at the beginning, Taling has successfully established a new culture of “Talent Matching” at Korea University by connecting more than 100 matches. Based on these experiences, the young entrepreneurs believed that their business idea is feasible and began the full-scale startup business. Taling was in the spotlight among startup businesses by accomplishing fruitful results of 3 billion won turnover in one year and a half after its launch.   Taling won the Excellence Award in recognition of △surpassing Wadiz’s crowdfunding goal by 200% and △Excellence business performance and service completion. “Thanks to all tutors and tutees who have used Taling service, we had a valuable opportunity and received great reviews,” CEO Kim said. “Taling will continue to develop better services and always grow further.”     Meanwhile, Taling has been showing continued growth of over 30% per month by attracting a wide range of clients from university students to workers. Recently, it has successfully received investments from Good Angels, an angel club formed by experts from diverse fields.
Dec 06, 2016
S³ Asia MBA Students Win 2nd Place in “Mahindra War Room" Competition
S³ Asia MBA Students Win 2nd Place in “Mahindra War Room” Competition Placed 2nd out of 2,214 participating teams…The first international team to win the competition since its launch   On November 7 (Mon), the students of Korea University Business School’s S³ Asia MBA (AMBA) won second place in the “Mahindra War Room” held in Mumbai, India. The “Mahindra War Room” is an MBA-level case competition annually held by the Mahindra Group since 2008. The competition was launched to solve business issues that Mahindra Group faces.     In the competition, each team selects one of the four following topics and develops a strategy: ▲Growth strategy in domestic market for SSsangyong Motor, ▲Growth strategy for Zoto App, ▲IT strategy for the new generation, and ▲Performance improvement strategy for Mahindra Racing Formula E Team. A total of 2,214 teams from all around the world participated in the competition. Twenty-five teams, consisting of 21 Indian teams and 4 international teams, made it to the semifinals while only 10 teams advanced to the final.   ▲The AMBA students present their topic on “Zoto App’s growth strategy” in the grand finale.   The AMBA student team has 4 members—▲Ganesh Attangudi Perichiappan Perichappan (8th Batch), ▲Eui Kyun Park (9th Batch), ▲Rachit Vyas (9th Batch), and ▲Gerillima Ang Chee Hui (9th Batch)—and named their team “Fudan Warriors.” The team was the only international team that successfully made it to the final by finishing first in the semifinals. Fudan Warriors won second place in the final.     (From left) ▲Rachit Vyas (9th Batch), ▲Ganesh Attangudi Perichiappan Perichappan (8th Batch), ▲Eui Kyun Park (9th Batch) and ▲Gerillima Ang Chee Hui (9th Batch)   “We sought advice from Nigerians at Funda University because our topic was about growth strategy for Zoto App used in Nigeria by Mahindra Group,” Gerillima Ang Chee Hui said. “Based on their information, we were able to understand the circumstances in Nigeria, which is quiet unfamiliar to Asians, develop a strategy, and learn many other things.”   The Mahindra Group, the sponsor of the competition, is a multinational conglomerate that acquired Korea’s Ssangyong Motor. It generates revenue of approximately $7.1 billion and employs more than 100,000 people. Mahindra operates the key industries in India, taking a leadership position in utility vehicles, tractors, and information technology (IT). It also shows a strong presence in financial services, vacation ownership, consulting services, industrial equipment, logistics, etc. In 2014, Mahindra was listed in the Forbes Global 2000, a comprehensive list of the world’s largest, most powerful public companies, based on its revenue, profit, assets, and market value.   Photo Credit: By Mahindra War Room’s Official Facebook www.facebook.com/mahindrawarroom 
Nov 24, 2016
[KUBS Student Interview] “Making a College Life without Regrets Depends on Yourself”
Interview with KUBS Students “Making a College Life without Regrets Depends on Yourself”   How do students of Korea University Business School (KUBS), one of the most prestigious school in Korea, spend their college life? The KUBS students have gathered together to share their experience for prospective freshmen wondering what college life is like. On November 8, <KUBS Journal> met Freshman Hui Su Lee (Business Administration, ’16), Sophomore Jongin Lee (Business Administration, ‘13), Junior Ji Hyun Yang (Business Administration, ‘13), Senior Jungsoo Lee (Business Administration, ‘13) to ask about their life at KUBS. The students, all in different grades from freshman to senior, said that it is important to find your area of interest in order to make a college life without regrets.    (From the left) Sophomore Jongin Lee (Business Administration, ‘13), Senior Jungsoo Lee (Business Administration, ‘13), Freshman Hui Su Lee (Business Administration, ’16), Junior Ji Hyun Yang (Business Administration, ‘13)   Q. What is the difference between expectations you had in high school and reality of college life? Hui Su Lee: One difference is that, unlike in high school where we learned things from our teachers, we can actively study through debates and discussions in college. Jongin Lee: In middle and high schools, I learned English by rote or cramming education. However, in college, I have improved my English a lot as I enthusiastically participate in English courses and English debates. The campus is an environment where you can freely study with your friends. In my case, I make study groups with peers taking the same course to overcome hardship in studies. Jungsoo Lee: KUBS has multiple opportunities to meet with international students, as you move up to higher grades. Especially in the junior and senior year, half of the students who take major courses are international students and we exchange project feedbacks with each other. Q. Why did you choose KUBS? Hui Su Lee: For me, all courses offered from the Department of Business Administration were my area of interest. That is why, even before admission, I browsed the KUBS homepage to get more information, and looked forward to college life at KUBS. Since my sophomore year of high school, I have tried to acquire Business knowledge by studying the “TESAT” which is a National Certification of Economics. Jongin Lee: I have chosen KUBS because I wanted to spend my college life without regrets. I wanted to enjoy the unique cheering culture of KU and also study with friends on the nice campus. Ji Hyun Yang: The reason I wanted to come to KU was because of the special bond among KU students. I spent my high school years listening about college life from teachers who graduated from KU, and my expectations of KU culture and its network were high. Jungsoo Lee: Similarly, my motive to enter KU was the special bonding culture of students. Most of my teachers in high school were from KU and I saw them attend KU college reunions consistently after graduation. By looking at them, my goal was to come to KUBS, believing that I can enjoy my college life at KU for a long time. Q. Which extracurricular activities are you participating in? Ji Hyun Yang: Previously, I was a member of KUBS Student Council. As Plan/Finance Director, I planned a KUBS student festival and carried out different projects for student-lead activities. I am now the student representative of “KUBS Ladies” which is an alumnae association of KUBS. I am working to strengthen the network among KUBS women alumni. Hui Su Lee: I am currently in the KUBS Soccer Club “Kyung Chuk.” I was also a member of my high school soccer club, but university soccer clubs are more systematic and have a fun atmosphere. I am playing with many seniors, so I receive advice on studies and career from them. I am experiencing KU’s special bond through the soccer club. Jongin Lee: I am a member of KUBE, which is KUBS Student Ambassadors. At first, it was not easy to introduce KUBS in front of people whom I do not know, but it is truly my pleasure to share information about KUBS to diverse people. I feel especially proud when introducing the school to high school students, who are future KUBS students, and becoming their academic mentor.   Q. Wasn’t it difficult to balance your studies and other activities? Ji Hyun Yang: From the beginning of my university years, my goal was to participate in various activities. Since it was hard to invest time in studying, I always tried my best to focus during class and asked professors questions after class if I had anything that I did not understand. By understanding the materials, I could follow the course without any difficulties. Hui Su Lee: I always try to concentrate during class. Unlike high school, private institutes or lessons are not available, so it is important to practice your own method of studying. As our seniors mentioned, I make study groups with friends to study. When class ends, my friends and I review at KUBS study rooms and share parts that we do not understand with each other to keep up with class. Jungsoo Lee: There was a time when I was immersed in activities of an academic society. I used all of my time, except class hours, focusing on the society. It was hard to adjust my schedule, but I could keep my GPA by focusing only on my studies during the exam period. I also visited professors every day to ask questions. In particular, Finance courses were hard to understand at once, so I had to review the materials and organize my questions before visiting professors.   Q. Is there a KUBS program that you would like to recommend to students? Jongin Lee: It would be great if KUBS students utilize the Academic Advisor System. There are many opportunities to meet with senior students and alumni through activities such as “Faculty-Student Mentoring Day” with professors. By meeting seniors, we can get motivated and receive thoughtful advice regarding studies and our future career. Jungsoo Lee: I also recommend the Academic Advisor System. I am still in contact with my advisor and often ask his advice. I even met my professor in the U.S. when I went on an exchange program. I visit his office and meet him regularly. There are many professors here at KUBS, so please do not be shy. Professors are interested in each and every student, and you can receive feedback about your studies. Ji Hyun Yang: I recommend various activities including the exchange program. I went on exchange twice receiving scholarships. If you research in detail about scholarships, exchange programs, internships, and alumni mentoring programs, you will find many opportunities, so take advantage of these.   Q. Any last words of advice to high school students who wish to attend KUBS? Ji Hyun Yang: I hope you all spend a college life that extends your views and understanding of variety. Following the standard paths, such as becoming a CPA or a public officer, is not always the answer. I feel sad when I see juniors locked up in a stereotype way. I hope students can experience everything they want in their studies, career, and college life, as well as being free from the standards of other people. Jongin Lee: Until recently, I was also stressed because I wanted to achieve my goal as fast as I can. However, I think that trying to fulfill your goal in a short time is not always the best way. There are things that we need to enjoy in some moments of our lives, and I hope that we always live faithful to the present. Jungsoo Lee: I hope students enjoy their college life without worrying about what others think. If you start focusing on other people’s views, you may end up following advice that you do not want to follow. I think the most important key of college life is finding the answer of how you would like to live. Therefore, I hope everyone makes their own decisions according to their own values, without being disturbed by other’s advice. Hui Su Lee: Before coming to college, I too, had many concerns about college life. However, I think good results happen when you follow your own beliefs and work diligently. College life is surely more enjoyable than high school life, therefore I am sure you will gain good results when you happily do your job.
Nov 24, 2016
[MBA Success Story] 10th Class of GMBA – Minhee Bae
“By motivation gained through CEO mentoring sessions, I was able to develop my career” MBA Career Success Story   Minhee Bae (10th Class of GMBA), IKEA Korea   1. Please briefly introduce yourself. My name is Minhee Bae and I'm a member of the 10th Class of GMBA. I'm on track to graduate this coming August and I have been working as a HR Specialist at IKEA Korea since July of this year.   2. What did you do before you entered GMBA? I studied finance and majored in International Business. Upon graduation, I worked at a global company, supporting international business activities of the firm, from which gathered overall knowledge and experiences pertaining to human resources. Before starting GMBA, I worked at the HR department of an American company after a M&A took place. After working with several managers, I realized how crucial a MBA degree was in acquiring the necessary leadership skills.    3. Why did you choose Korea University’s GMBA? It was not easy giving up a stable job to come back to school. Everyone around me recommended taking the MBA course that is offered in the evening. However, I thought this would put a limit to my learning experience. Furthermore, I deeply wanted some time to reassess my career plan and the quickest way of enhancing my professionalism.   I believe MBA in Korea University has the capacity to compete at a global level when comparing to both domestic and foreign MBA programs. Not only does it have a great curriculum, but it also has globally renowned professors, as well as networking opportunities through CEMS network. Moreover, Korea University's unique culture of strong bond among alumni played a major role in my decision, as networking is a critical component of MBA.   4. In GMBA, which curriculum has helped your career development? Domestic and foreign professors' admiring lectures and case studies, as well as the IRP (International Residence Program) in Shanghai, China, and Barcelona, Spain, were extremely unique experiences. Also, the curriculum that allowed me to actually apply what I have learned to a real business was extremely helpful, especially the "business simulation" executed at module. This experience allowed me to team up with my colleagues and run a virtual business, managing operations, quality, R&D, finance, HR, and etc., not to mention how valuable it was for us to perform business planning based on the virtual market conditions and make decisions.    5. What was the most helpful coaching resource provided by KUBS Career Hub? Mock interview was the most helpful. The Career Development Center provided periodic mentoring and special lecture sessions led by either Korea University alumni or related CEOs, which constantly motivated me. This exposed me to true market conditions and helped me to develop a sense of where I want to take my career. 6 months before I graduated, I was participating in mock interview program with HR coordinators in global companies, which turned out to be very helpful as well. The feedback and the interview coaching from Career Development Center allowed me to perform at my full potential without getting nervous in the real interviews.    6. Do you have any advice for job seekers interested in the related field? I learned the value of connecting and cooperating through the GMBA program at Korea University. The synergy that derived from cooperating, studying, and discussing with my colleagues with various backgrounds and nationalities will forever be useful and I will always take pride in the fact that I graduated from the GMBA program from Korea University. In my case, I tried to connect what I learned in school with the real world, which allowed me to naturally develop new thoughts and values that I missed out on as a college student back when I was pursuing my BA degree.   Moreover, now that I am back at work, it turns out the principles and cases that I was exposed to during the GMBA program became the foundations for applying new ideas in the real world. By utilizing the competitiveness and influence of the GMBA program, I hope everyone can further develop their career and rise up to the decision maker level.
Nov 18, 2016
Interview with Entering Class of 2015 MBA Valedictorians
Interview with Entering Class of 2015 MBA Valedictorian   Finance MBA Valedictorian Woo Joo Yang (10th Batch)   1. What does it feel like to be Valedictorian? I want to thank Korea University for giving me an opportunity to be in the FMBA program and to KEB Hana Bank where I work. I also would like to thank my FMBA colleagues and my wife who have always supported me. As I completed each module diligently, I was able to produce exceptional results. Achievements earned from FMBA program will be the good ground for my career.     2. What were the keys to become Valedictorian?  Firstly, I think it was my passion for learning. After 10 years of working, I was desperate to have an opportunity to systemize my experience at a bank through learning and then utilize my knowledge when I return to work. Thus, my motivation was clear. Secondly, my CFA certificates that I obtained previously were a big help. A CFA certificate is specialized within the fields of finance and accounting, which is was very similar to the MBA curriculum. Lastly, my work experience at a bank also helped me greatly. I suggested my thoughts and proposal ideas of Korea’s finance industry during the team project. My work experience served as the foundation of working in a team.     3. What is the most memorable experience during Finance MBA? I would say the IRP program, especially when I took the course related to risk management at NUS. Although I went through some difficulties, it is a valuable moment which I cannot easily experience. In addition, I was able to learn the current position of Korea in global financial market by visiting a financial institution in Hong Kong. 4. What did you learn from Finance MBA? Through the FMBA program, I have developed expertise in finance and accounting along with my CFA certificates. Not only I learned academic theories by taking courses, but also felt a sense of achievement through projects with my teammates from various backgrounds.   5. Do you have any advice for the upcoming FMBA freshmen? Because the following program is specialized in finance and accounting, the new students may have difficulties keeping up with the program. However, if you have a passion to study and spend time on it, eventually you will be able to pave your own path. As you actively share your opinions in the team project, you will find yourself growing. Lastly, it is important to keep in touch with your colleagues, alumni and professors and build a network to support each other. Global MBA Valedictorian Jiwon Woo (10th Batch) 1. What does it feel like to be Valedictorian? I would to like thank those of you who always supported me to complete Global MBA Program. The past year was necessary for my long-term career, and it was a meaningful time for me to meet precious people who will last a lifetime.   2. What were the keys to become Valedictorian?  I believe it was my strong will for learning. Although I was not a typical exemplary student, I completed my assignment diligently with responsibility. Since I chose this program for my self-development and long-term career, I set high goals and did my absolute best. I always endeavor to produce better results than my goals.     3. What was your motivation to start GMBA? I thought an MBA program was the most necessary program for me to reach my ultimate goal of working in the field of strategic consulting. The GMBA curriculum, which all courses are offered in English, was a perfect fit for those wishing to become a global talent. Furthermore, the best part of this program is that I have a chance to build a network with students from various countries. 4. What did you learn from GMBA? The GMBA was a great opportunity for me to overcome fear of numbers. When I was a student, I avoided taking courses related to numbers. I thought this could possibly be an obstacle for me to become a business leader in the future. Therefore, I decided to major in Finance. Thanks to the GMBA program, I was able to overcome fear of numbers. It helped my consulting career as well. 5. Do you have any advice for the upcoming GMBA freshmen? I hope you will make unforgettable memories through this MBA program, which is an once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. The professors with excellent lectures, GMBA colleagues and alumni have always planted a deep insight in me. Now when I look back, there were many events occurred, such as orientation session and commencement ceremony. I personally think all of my times at KUBS were meaningful, and I hope you all learn many things from the GMBA. Take an advantage of this opportunity and enjoy it.    
Sep 30, 2016
Alumni Interview: Iljin Group CEO Sang Il Lee (Commerce, ’57)
KUBS Alumni Interview — Sang Il Lee (Commerce, ’57), Chairman of Iljin Group “One with professionalism and positive attitude can succeed” Q: Iljin Group is leading the field of wheel bearing with its innovative technologies. Tell us about the company’s vision and your business philosophy as Iljin Group reaches out to the world beyond Korea. The three core values for Iljin Group’s corporate culture are “creative spirit,” “teamwork,” and “make it happen.” With that being said, our company supports all employees, so they can collaborate to achieve goals based on their insights. A company can stay in business with its results and profits. In order to bear fruits in management, the company shall ensure its competiveness in the market by producing excellent goods in various aspects, such as technology, quality, price, etc.   Iljin Group is leading the world’s wheel bearing market with the global market share of 30%. Our major clients are world-class automobile companies, including Hyundai Motor Company, Kia Motors, BMW, Ford, Renault, VW, PSA, FIAT, Mercedes-Benz, Chrysler, GM, TESLA (manufactures electric vehicles), etc.   Since the initial stage of Iljin Group, I had a goal and confidence to produce goods with global competiveness, rather solely focusing on the domestic market. I believed that providing excellent products at the lowest cost would lead our company on the path to success in the global market. Because wheel bearing is an essential part of an automobile, it is important to guarantee its best quality with securing the stability. I must say it was not easy to penetrate the market due its high price and quality; however, under the company’s management philosophy “make it happen,” I did not give up. With a sense of duty, I constantly invested in research in order to be recognized as the most important quality.   Iljin Group currently has research facilities in the United States and Germany. Professional technicians in Korea and overseas cooperate together to enhance the cost competiveness by increasing the automation rate using robots, sensors, and computers. The Quality Assurance Team is responsible for product manufacturing and delivery, while satisfying customer needs. Q: Many students are trying to start their own business nowadays. You have made a meaningful donation for the KUBS Support for Business Start-Ups. KUBS, my alma mater, has been recognized as the best in Korea according to various performance indexes in Korea and abroad. And now KUBS is making progress to be recognized by the world beyond Korea. I am extremely proud of the accomplishments of my alma mater.   Until the development of KUBS with its 110-year history, there have been numerous deans of KUBS, professors, including former KU President Yoon-dae Euh, who have played a major role. With these professors, KUBS produced talented individuals leading Korea. Also, because of our alumni’s love for KUBS juniors, students have access to study in the superior educational facilities.   A number of world’s distinguished universities strive to improve their start-up education. As I, too, was able to advance into the global market by starting my own business, I believe that start-up education is necessary in order to change the economic paradigm of Korea. I decided to donate the funds to develop my alma mater in a successful direction and to support our students become entrepreneurs who demonstrate their abilities to lead Korean economy. I hope KUBS Start-Up Center, which will be completed in September, will foster entrepreneurs with integrated thinking. I am confident that students will have more chances of success by challenging themselves, rather than being afraid of failure.     Q. What are some virtues that students desiring to start their own business shall improve during their studies? Please give words of advice to KUBS students. I would like to emphasize two virtues: “professionalism” and “positive attitude.” First of all, it is imperative to build your own professionalism. Developing professionalism with insights will help students become global leaders fitting the trend. Once students have made a decision on their business item, they should aim high to become the best in the world. In addition, they should think on their feet to be one step ahead in the market.   Positive attitude is also extremely important. One who only has knowledge cannot become a great leader. Nothing can be accomplished alone. You should endeavor to earn the respect and recognition from your co-workers while working together. One with positive attitude can win the hearts of clients. If you always behave modest and humble, you can become a wise entrepreneur. I will always support our KUBS students on their journey of becoming a great entrepreneur with a warm heart who thinks carefully but act boldly.   
Mar 08, 2016