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2019 KUBS MBA Admissions Open
2019 KUBS MBA Admissions Open        Korea University Business School (Dean=Professor Jae Wook Kim) is now accepting applications for 2019 MBA admissions. Admissions are open for 3 MBA programs: △Global MBA/Global MIM △S³ Asia MBA.   Global MBA has three application rounds, and Global MIM has two application rounds. Global MBA and Global MIM are programs which equip students to academic and professional skills through a variety of global experiences. If candidates participate in programs at partner schools across the world, they are eligible for the award of degrees from both institutions.    S3 Asia MBA is an Asia-specialized MBA program and has only one application round. Candidates can study at 3 universities in 3 different countries in Asia — Korea University, Fudan University, and National University of Singapore (NUS). Candidates are eligible to graduate with 2 degrees, one from KUBS and the other from either Fudan University or NUS.   Both Global MBA and Global MIM will begin the application of the 1st round starting from the entrance information session which is  held on January 3 (Thu) 2019. The deadline for online application of the 1st round is  January 13 (Sun) 2019 17:00 and submission documents should be accepted the day after (January 14 (Mon) 17:00). The result will be notified on January 18 (Fri) 15:00 and shortlisted applicants will need to attend an interview on January 26 (Sat), then the final outcome will be released on February 1 (Fri) 15:00. The 2nd round of Global MBA and Global MIM's entrance information session is held on February 20 (Wed) 2019 19:00. Online application will be available until March 29 (Fri) 17:00 and documents can be submitted until April 2 (Tue) 17:00. Results of the 2nd round will be released on April 5 (Fri) 15:00 and shortlisted applicants will need to attend an interview on April 13(Sat), then the final outcome will be released on April 23 (Tue) 15:00. The 3rd round is conducted in Global MBA and S³ Asia MBA programs. The entrance information session will be held twice: March 9 (Sat) 2019 14:00(1st) & April 3(Wed) 2019 19:30(2nd) and will convey detailed information about  Global MBA/S³ Asia MBA program. Online applications of the 3rd round are due until April 26 (Fri) 17:00, submission documents are accepted until April 30 (Tue) 17:00. The result will be announced on May 10 (Fri) 15:00 and interviews for shortlisted applicants will be conducted on May 18 (Sat). The final outcome of Global MBA/S³ Asia MBA 3rd round will be released on May 29 (Wed) 15:00. Applications for the 2019 MBA programs can be made online via (https://bizapply.korea.ac.kr). Please contact the Department Office (02-3290-5365) for further information. ※The schedule in the attached file may change depending on the situation.  
Apr 26, 2019
The Ceremony for Completion of the 8th KUBE & Commencement of the 9th KUBE
  The Ceremony for Completion of the 8th KUBE & Commencement of the 9th KUBE Korea University Business School (Dean = Jae Wok Kim) Student Ambassador KUBE (hereinbelow ‘KUBE’) held the ceremony for completion of 8th KUBE and commencement of 10th KUBE on April 8th (Mon) in LG-POSCO Building 301. A total of 22 attended the ceremony, including Jae Wook Kim, Dean of KUBS, Joong Hyuk Kim, Associate Dean for Faculty and Academic Affairs, Baeho Kim, Associate Dean for Research, staffs from the KUBS Public Relations Office, and 17 KUBE members.   The event was hosted by the president of 9th KUBE, Yoo Jung Lee (Business’16), and vice president Suk Hyun Gong (Business’18). The event commenced with a brief overview of KUBE’s objective of elevating the internal and external status of KUBS through organizing various events and reporting official events. Then they briefly introduced the key activities they had in Fall 2018 such as ‘The 8 th KUBS Teen Mentoring Day’. The hosts then introduced their main tasks on Spring 2019 including protocol events support, online and offline publications, and other social events for KUBS students and alumni.       Jae Wook Kim, Dean of KUBS said, “We are grateful to the 8th KUBE members’ contribution for the past year and are expecting a lot from newly selected 10th KUBE members”, and added, “I wish all of you do your best to promote the pride of KUBS by thoroughly studying the history and future of our school.” Joong Hyuk Kim, Associate Dean for Faculty and Academic Affairs said, “Student Ambassadors represent our school”, and added, “We will actively support KUBE’s activities.” Baeho Kim, Associate Dean for Research, finally said, “I want to thank your for every KUBE members. I will also try my best to help and support KUBE.”   The ceremony for the completion of the 8th KUBE who finished their participation for one year, the appointment and scholarship ceremony of the newly selected 10th students, and the scholarship ceremony for the 9th students to continue their activity for this semester was held. KUBS has recognized the merit and hard work of the Student Ambassador and decided to provide a new scholarship to KUBE members from Spring semester, 2019. KUBS Student Ambassador program, KUBE, first commenced in 2013 and revised on June 2015. The main tasks of KUBE are△ KUBS Campus Visit and Teen Gathering Day △ Teen Mentoring Day △ KUBS SNS event planning.  
Apr 15, 2019
AMP 87th generation senior-junior joint event held in great success
AMP 87th generation senior-junior joint event held in great success   The senior-junior joint event of the Korea University Graduate School of Business Administration (Dean = Jae Wok Kim) Advanced Management Program (hereinbelow AMP) 87th generation was held at LG-POSCO Building, Ahn Yoing Il Hall on Monday, April 8. The event was organized to promote the friendship between the 87th members and the 86th senior members. AMP senior-junior joint lecture is a program which provides special lectures in various fields such as humanities and arts that help business management as well as management and economic fields. In this event, tenor Kim Byoung Oh gave a lecture on music accompanied by songs under the theme of "small concert: Dreams come true". A total of 60 people attended the ceremony, including 86th and 87th AMP members.   The lecture was followed by songs under the theme of ‘dreams’, ‘enthusiasm’ and ‘challenges’. Kim Byeong Oh tenor sang <Goose’s Dream> of Insooni, <This is the moment> of Frank Wildhorn, and <Time to say good bye> of Francesco sartori, in accordance with the accompaniment of Park Jung Min's pianist. There was a burst of applause at the end of each song. After singing <Goose's Dream>, Kim Byeong Oh talked about his dream. Kim Tenor said, "I also graduated from a technical high school and never thought of other careers”, and added, “Walking along the street one day, I saw the performance of the 1988 World Cup opening concert. From that point I had a new dream of becoming a vocalist”   He then sang <This is the moment> and lectured about his passion. "My endeavor toward music began, but reality was different from ideals," and he recalled, “I woke up at 3 am, did car washing, and delivered milk to financing the money.” He also emphasized the importance of dreams, enthusiasm and challenge, saying, "As a result, I entered Yonsei University College of Music, after four tries at the age of 25, and I was able to challenge myself because of my dream and enthusiasm.” Finally, Kim finished his lecture by singing <Time to say goodbye>. As the lecture ended with his song, AMP members shouted 'encore' and responded with a standing ovation. Kim called Kim Kwang Suk's <I Love You> as an encore song, and the event ended with great success.
Apr 15, 2019
Information Session for the 2019 Summer KUBS Global Internship
Information Session for the 2019 Summer KUBS Global Internship Information session for the 2019 Summer KUBS Global Internship was held on 4th April (Thur), at room 107, LG-POSCO Building. Hosted by KUBS International Department, more than 40 students interested in the global internship attended the session. The presentation went through the contents with application period, eligibilities and qualifications, selection criteria, how to apply, followed by Q&A.   KUBS’s Global Internship was initially settled in 1994 as a frontier in South Korea Universities and is still standing as the largest international internship program. Every year, it provides more than 30 students with experience working abroad for 4~9 weeks in 15 foreign regions. For the qualification details, KUBS student who is not enrolled in the last semester before the graduation is able to apply for the program. However, the nomination priority goes to the students who major in business administration and minor, dual major students get subordinated chances. During the internship period, a student will be involved in `International Internship Practice’ course that grants 3 credits per 4-weeks of internship period (who takes more than 8-weeks get maximum of 6 credits). The administration fees are fully refunded after the internship period. Also, business major and dual degree students are subjected to the 100% air fare support from KUBS. Additional aid will be given depending on the student’s financial condition. The selection is based on △GPA of the last two semesters △English proficiency test score (optional) △English (or Chinese) Interview △Interview in Korean △weighted score for extracurricular activities. Applicants should be reminded that the extra points for the students who have completed regional studies, which existed as a part of the last semester’s selection criteria are eliminated this year. Deadline for the application is 3:00pm of April 29, with the complete submission of both online applicant and the printed version. The selected students for the program must attend in education session and the dispatch ceremony scheduled in June (mandatory). In addition, students have to carefully consider that the cancellation after the selection gets F grade and will be subject to particular penalties afterwards. To get the final credits after the internship, mandatory reports, daily work journal and experience log should be submitted to KUBS international department. At the session, KUBS International department officer Yejin Yang mentioned that “final corporate lists are planned to be uploaded in the final weeks of May, so please frequently check out the community website if you are interested in the program”.     At the ending of the session, Associate Dean Chris Changhwa Chung left a closing remark, saying “I’m very happy to see many students showing their interest in the global internship program. This opportunity, which is a huge gift provided by KUBS, will certainly be your meaningful, priceless experience. So, I highly recommend this program for all”. For further information of the program, please find the details in KUBS Global Internship Community in KU portal or contact KUBS International department (02-3290-5362).    
Apr 15, 2019
“We are all KUBS”, Semester opening party was held for the international students and faculty members
“We are all KUBS”, Semester opening party was held for the international students and faculty members On March 7, the ‘Beginning of the Semester Party for KUBS International Students & Faculty’ was held at Ahn Young Il Hall in LG-POSCO Building. The 2019 semester opening party was hosted by KUBS International department, with the participants of Associate Dean Chris Changhwa Chung, foreign faculty members and more than 100 international students.     The event began with the welcome remark by Associate Dean Chris Changhwa Chung and professor Tony C. Garrett. Professor Chris cited Mark Twain, saying “Do not regret what you haven’t done, try to find what you can make a challenge. I hope the experiences in KUBS would provide as many opportunities for the international students.” After the speeches, the party invitees had a greeting time with the refreshments. One of the participants, foreign student Mr. Hesam mentioned “I love this event, I may reach out to other new international students, sharing some significant information each other. I have been participating in this opening party since 2017.”   As of 2019 spring semester, 534 KUBS international students(regular) and 94 exchange students are taking the high-standardized Business Administration courses, in order to become a global leader in the next generation. KUBS International department is actively supporting the international students with various programs such as `KUBS Buddy (Exchange Student Buddy program)’ and `KUBS Global (Regular Student Buddy program).
Apr 12, 2019
[Global MBA] Interview of Cho Sang-uk, 13th G-MBA
[Global MBA] Interview of Cho Sang-uk, 13th G-MBA   Q. Could you please introduce yourself? Hi, I am the President of the 13th Global MBA (hereinafter G-MBA) Cho Sang-uk. Before entering G-MBA, I majored finance at NYU, and built a career in finance at New York. While working in the M&A field, I have witnessed so many success stories in which bankers turned to the start-up field and received billions of investments. Naturally, I became to have my own dreams about start-ups. During my first year as an analyst, I made my first challenge in a start-up at New York as I placed outside orders. It was my first start-up and I relied heavily on outside orders, so it wasn’t a success but came to be a valuable experience. Based on my network that I built in my first start-up, I came back to Korea to benchmark a New York F&B business and started my second start-up. Q. Why have you decided to study at Korea University G-MBA? I have received most of my education abroad, and built my career abroad as well. Thus, I felt that it was important to experience education and social life in Korea. Most importantly, I realized that I do not have sufficient information about Korea nor an appropriate network as I managed a start-up at Korea. Naturally, I decided to enter Korea University’s GMBA whose specialty lies in networking, unlike other schools. Q. What was the most useful course/program/activity while attending G-MBA? Professor Yoo Yong Keun’s “Financial Accounting” class and Professor Kim Young-Kyu’s “Strategy” class was very useful. First, Professor Yoo’s accounting class is very interesting, and he helped my classmates and I to familiarize with accounting and finance easily. For example, he compared corporate or financial M&A to marrying couples’ financial union, which was an interesting analogy. Professor Kim dealt with real business cases based on Harvard Business School Cases. Moreover, he also offered us a chance to present the best strategy for a company after reading a mock company case in 24 hours, in front of a real startup/VC official. I was extremely pleased because my group ranked first in this event. Q. Please tell us about your career plans upon graduation. A lot of thoughts are in my mind. I have seriously considered about having a private business, but  I am willing to fully utilize Korea University MBA's network and resources, and am very interested in venture or private equity-type buy side. Q. Do you have any advice for those who are thinking of attending G-MBA? I have heard about Korea University's excellence in networking several times before I entered the school, but I was very concerned about whether it is true or not. After entering G-MBA, I experienced various networking events, and felt the bond between my fellow students become stronger. In particular, I was proud to see Korea University's high attendance at events such as Go -Yeon Games and events with other schools. Thanks to Korea University's optimal environment for academics and networking, I have been able to maintain a strong friendship with my fellow students. I'm confident that you will not only be strongly connected to your fellow students but also experience the best educational environment through the G-MBA of Korea University!
Apr 16, 2019
Interview of KUBS Student Ambassador KUBE 9th Yoon Ji-hyun
Interview of KUBS Student Ambassador KUBE 9th Yoon Ji-hyun Becoming a KUBS Student Ambassador from a ‘Teen Mentee’     Q.Could you please introduce yourself?   My name is Yoon Ji-hyun, and I am currently a sophomore at Korea University Business School. I participated in the third ‘Teen Mentoring Day’ as a teen mentee in my second year at high school, and ever since this event I began to dream of entering KUBS. After entering KUBS, I participated in the seventh ‘Teen Mentoring Day’ event as an undergraduate mentor. And since September 2018, I am working as a student ambassador for KUBS in my hope of leading the way through promoting KUBS. Q. You have experienced both roles in the ‘Teen Mentoring Event‘ as a teen mentee and a student ambassador. What is the most memorable episode?   For me, every moment that I had as a mentee, mentor, and an ambassador is memorable that I cherish. Out of all moments, I want to tell you what happened most recently. During our regular tour in November 2018, I advised high school students of my group to participate in the ‘Teen Mentoring Day’ event that is held during winter break as I told them about my high school days. I actually met those students in the mentoring event last January, and I was pleased to hear that they applied for the event through my advice. I was not only proud of them but also happy that I was able to help someone. Afterwards, I promised myself to work even harder as a student ambassador with pride. Q. Have you dreamt of entering KUBS since you were a teen mentee? What did you learn from the Teen Mentoring event?   I participated in one of the regular tours at Korea University in my first year of high school. The senior student who introduced the business department was cool, and I was impressed by the grand buildings. Since then I just decided that I would study to go to KUBS. One day, while looking around the KUBS website, I learned about the ‘Teen Mentoring Day’ event and participated as a teen mentee. Particularly, planning and introducing products, ‘Marketing Practice,’ was the most memorable. I became interested in marketing as I actively came up with ideas and presented them in front of people, and came to hope for a career in marketing. Thus, the ‘Teen Mentoring Day’ event hosted by KUBS helped me to have a new dream regarding business administration.   Q. Ever since you participated in the 7th ‘Teen Mentoring Day’ event as an undergraduate mentor, you are working as KUBS’s student ambassador ‘KUBE.’ What made you become a student ambassador?   What came in mind right after I got admitted to KUBS was that I want to become a mentor in the ‘Teen Mentoring Day’ event. From my experience as participating in the event as a mentee, I know how the event is a special and crucial chance, so I wanted to help students in their shoes. More than anything, I love my fellow KUBE ambassadors who approached me and gave so much love. I was so excited to be a KUBE ambassador and attach a KUBS symbol in my chest, which is something that I drew so many times in my notebook when I was a high school student. So after the Mentoring Day event without hesitancy I applied to be a member of KUBE, and was able to get good results as I appealed to that experience. Q. Please tell us what you want to say finally.   If somebody asks the best thing I’ve done since I entered university, I would proudly say ‘becoming a member of KUBE.’ While working as KUBE, I was reminded of my high school days, and I was amazed to know how the programs I participated in were made. KUBE activities were fun, so I enjoyed working with KUBE friends and teachers. I want to say thank you to the 8th KUBE ambassadors who worked so hard and the 9th KUBE ambassadors who will continue to work with me. Now, I would like to sincerely welcome our 10th KUBE ambassadors. I will end by saying that I always thank and love Korea University Business School which has been with me since I was in high school, KUBE 8th, 9th, 10th ambassadors, and teachers of the PR office.
Apr 16, 2019
[KUBS Student Council ‘Wave’] Interview with President
[KUBS Student Council ‘Wave’] Interview with President   Q. Please introduce KUBS student council ‘Wave’. [President] Good Afternoon. I am Park Jun Hyun, president of WAVE, the 52nd student council. We are working with the slogan 'Your wish becomes a wave' from November 2018. Currently, the student council consists of 10 members including the presidency and the director of the 7 departments. When the new member recruiting is completed, more members will participate in various projects such as career development, welfare, culture, sports for KUBS. [Vice President] Good Afternoon I am Cho Yong Joon, vice president of WAVE. WAVE has a wide range of projects in culture, welfare and career development, and we are doing everything we can to help KUBS students. This year we are planning a cultural education project called 'Color U' and a career development project for senior students. I will work hard for this year.   Q. What is the core value that WAVE pursues? [President] 'Empathy' and ‘Strong Drive' are two core values ​​that WAVE pursues. So far, many student councils have tried to get closer to the students, but it was not easy to narrow down the distance. We, WAVE, want to share empathy by narrowing the distance. Just like the slogan of 'Your wish becomes a wave', our core value is to create real results and make our students’ wishes come true.   [Vice President] ‘Society without hurt students’ is another core value that WAVE pursues. We will work hard to make sure that as many students as possible are eligible for the projects we have planned, regardless of its kind. We will conduct a variety of surveys to hear opinions of the minority, and carefully consider all voices. I think that the various opinions and interests of the students will become our driving force.   Q.What kind of effort is WAVE making for KUBS freshmen? [President] First of all, in order to ensure smooth school life for freshmen, we prepared two orientation programs since December. Thanks to that, we finished the orientation without any accident. In addition, we are preparing programs such as career development and cultural lectures so that freshmen can accumulate much experience inside KUBS. Furthermore, we are working to provide a pleasant educational environment to the students through the projects such as the establishment of the male student lounge and the improvement of the female student lounge.   [Vice President] As mentioned above, we prepared freshmen welcoming orientation for about two months and completed it successfully. We thought providing adequate information would be the best way to relieve fear about school life for freshmen students, and we are also trying to make an atmosphere where students can approach and ask questions to our seniors without any inconvenience. One example is to set up a variety of rules and codes of conduct among students to prevent freshmen from feeling burdensome when drinking. It is our greatest goal to gather opinions from new students who are not easily able to deliver their thoughts easily because of their fear about school life.   Q.Do you have any suggestions for freshmen as seniors of KUBS? [[President] I would like to advise you to go through as much experience as possible. I believe that first year in university is the best time to experience various things without any burden or worry about academics. I would like to advise you to go through as many experiences as possible, and to meet a lot of people without any worries. I believe you will find the clothes that suit you best in that process. I hope you will experience diverse things without feeling any pressure.   [Vice President] It's okay to take a break. You have just completed a fierce entrance examination and entered Korea University while overcoming the burden and concerns from others. Good results are a fortune, but that kind of burden will only keep you running. No one will blame you for taking a break. We will always wait for you with strong belief, so we hope you will have a little time to rest, meet your friends, and have time to charge for yourself while doing what you wish to do. Thank you very much.  
Apr 08, 2019
Interview with the executive branch ‘Blossom’ of ‘KUBS Ladies’, the Business School Female Alumni Association
Interview with the executive branch ‘Blossom’ of ‘KUBS Ladies’ the Business School Female Alumni Association   ▲ From the left: Hyewon Kim (Business School 16) New Student Representative, Namkyung Lee (Business School 16) Current Student Representative Q. Please introduce KUBS Ladies and the Blossom team.  KUBS Ladies is the Business School Female Alumni Association. Different from other alumni associations, the executive branch for enrolled students exists and has the role of making connections between alumni and enrolled students. The executive branch for enrolled students of KUBS Ladies got its name ‘Blossom’ in 2016 to ‘bloom’ the network between enrolled students and alumni.  Q. What kind of pivotal roles does Blossom have as the executive branch of KUBS Ladies? Our main job is to link enrolled students and alumni. We started to plan offline events by creating high-quality images and reducing a sense of distance at the same time. Some major events are: the Dream Concert, Beginning Semester’s Event, and ‘Good Evening’ mentoring program that connects female alumni and female enrolled students. In addition, another important role of Blossom is updating the contact information of our female alumni. We are also trying hard to stabilize our management by administering donations every year. Q. How does the Blossom team and KUBS Ladies view female alumni and fellow students of the Business School? We believe they have ‘soft charisma’. Previously, we have discussed about ‘the image of KUBS female alumni’ with the former Associate dean. We concluded that KUBS female alumni have both the charisma that KUBS has and the softness which is differentiated from the leadership of men. Another characteristic of KUBS female alumni could be a progressive spirit of challenging without fear. Q. Are there any difficulties when acting as the Blossom team? Since the number of people in our team is small and most of the programs are run on an annual basis, members of the executive branch work for one and a half year to two years to smoothen transition of events. 2 out of 4 years in the university life is quite long. Programs such as business conferences, the exchange student program, and internship are generalized due to the characteristic of the Business School, but there are some cases where students must give up these programs because it is difficult to run parallel with ‘Blossom’ activities. Therefore, we are trying to find a way to allow members of the executive branch to be involved in more healthy activities that are worthwhile. Q. Please tell us about your aspirations (to New Student Representative). Ultimately, I believe the key goal is to achieve an ‘expansion of network’. Facing its 6th anniversary, ‘Blossom’ seems to be in a transition period. If ‘Blossom’ can regularly contact our alumni by mailing them based on the updated list of alumni, then we will be able to strengthen their sense of belonging to more alumni.  If the network can be extended, the quality of networking can be developed even more. For example, if Blossom can act as a passage that delivers helpful employment information such as informal internship notices from companies that our alumni work in, then we believe both the alumni and students will be more interested in KUBS Ladies. Q. Does the current student representative have any words of request to the new representative? I indeed had good experiences for two years that would not have been possible without Blossom. However, there will be hard times. Blossom is in a transition period. It has just been established, and donations are not stable which makes managing the organization a hard task. Nevertheless, I would like to say never give up. I believe the true meaning of this organization exists when the goal of networking among female alumni is continually found. I hope KUBS Ladies and Blossom set an example for a strong sense of belonging and network to female alumni for one year.  Q. Do you have any words to female alumni and students of KUBS? I have met many alumni while acting as a member of Blossom. I could feel their true heart towards the school and our alumni. Whenever we contacted them to update the alumni list or ask them to participate in events, we were happily welcomed. It was very helpful when we heard ‘If you need help, contact us anytime’. We would really like to thank seniors who are willing to materially and emotionally support us with their love towards the school and juniors, and we will also try to become one of them after graduating KUBS. Moreover, we would like to ask more participation and attention from enrolled students. Blossom has many events provided for them. They have good quality and we are putting the best of our effort to prepare for them. A lot of opportunities are provided by our outstanding guest speakers, so we recommend that many students participate in these events and receive beneficial information.
Dec 18, 2018
[DONG-A ILBO] “Korea MBA, the true course of becoming an expert”
※ You can click on the title to look at the original article. “Korea MBA, the true course of becoming an expert”   Interview with alumni Hanjun Lee of Korea University ‘Korea MBA course’ Mr. Hanjun Lee (Classs of 2018) is currently working in Amway Korea. After entering Amway Korea in 2011, he is currently in charge of the APAC (Asia Pacific) area Amway Business Center Operation in the Amway Business & Brand Center Operation Team of the head office. We were able to hear about the Korea MBA from him.   What made you decide to enter the MBA course? I decided to enter the MBA course because I thought it will be important to improve my competence as a manager in Amway Korea and to become an expert.   First, I wanted to organize my knowledge gained through 8 years of working experience at the company and receive a more systematic education to utilize those experiences. I also wanted to gain knowledge regarding a more efficient method of managing data and be familiar with realistic cases where unpredictable incidents happen in the front line of the management. Secondly, I wanted to have experience about decision making as a manager in advance. Especially, I have experienced how much Manager & Supervisor decisions influenced sales in business. Lastly, I wanted to understand the overall trend by apprehending the management of other companies. By understanding the general trend of the market and acquiring information about various fields, I wanted to become an expert with a broader perspective.   The reason why I chose Korea University is because I wanted to enter the ‘best MBA’. Above all, Korea University’s MBA is Korea’s top-notch MBA that ranked as No.1 for six consecutive years at the MBA evaluation by 300 human resource directors of conglomerates. I had to study business administration at Korea since I graduated University of Oregon in the United States and didn’t hesitate to enter the course by getting to know important information about K-MBA with the help of my wife.   What curriculum helped you the most during the Korea MBA course? Professor Hojung Shin’s ‘Principles of OM’ helped the most during the course. There was a synergy effect of an improved working efficiency by making a connection between experienced gained from the actual work and expertise learned during class. Also, professor Soongsoo Han’s ‘Financial Accounting’ substantially improved my lack of financial knowledge.   What are some things that can be earned other than the regular curriculum of the MBA course? I can speak with confidence that it is ‘human networking’. I believe the human networking of K-MBA is better than any other school. The fact that there are sports clubs such as the golf club (K-ONE) and the tennis club allows me to gain a lot of energy because I am a person that loves sports. Also, I am also participating in an investment club KMIU (Korea MBA Investor Union) which is not a formal club yet but is aiming to become one next year.   Do you have any advice for people who are interested in entering MBA? I really want to say challenge it. I also remember the days being concerned and discussing whether to do so with my wife and fellow workers because it is not easy to keep up with your office work and studies at the same time. K-MBA has become an energizer for my life and gave the pleasure of meeting new people and the joy of learning.
Nov 19, 2018
[GMBA Career Story] “G-MBA Program’s Wealth of Practical Knowledge Has Been a Great Asset for Me” (Sang-Bae Lee, GMBA 12TH)
[GMBA Career Story] “G-MBA Program’s Wealth of Practical Knowledge Has Been a Great Asset for Me” (Sang-Bae Lee, GMBA 12TH)   Sang-Bae Lee, G-MBA 12th, PwC Korea   1. Please introduce yourself. Hello, I am Sang-Bae Lee, who have graduated from Global MBA (G-MBA) program at Korea University in August 2018. I spent a year as a member of the student council during the program. I am currently working in the M&A Advisory department at Samil PwC Korea. 2. What did you do before you got into MBA program? I went to Canada in the first year of junior high school and graduated from high school and university in the United States. At Boston University, I majored in International Relations and minored in Business Administration. During my studies at Boston University, I got involved with many clubs, organizations, and activities and even founded the first Korean Start-up club called (B.U.K.E). Before returning to school after discharge from the army, I participated in a consulting project for small businesses overseas expansion and learned in strategy consulting. Also, I gained smart building related knowledge and experience while working at a company in which the graduate school classmate started.   3. Why did you choose Global MBA at Korea University? Since my major is international relations and minor is business administration, I thought to myself that I relatively lacked business related knowledge than business majors. My interest in domestic business consulting and start-up business led me to go to MBA in order to deepen my practical knowledge of business management. Furthermore, one of the reasons I chose the G-MBA is the English language curriculum which is familiar to me. I think it is a great advantage for me to be able to cultivate global capabilities by interacting with foreign friends with various background due to the nature of CEMS program. 4. Please tell us the curriculum of the Global MBA that contributes the best to your current career The M&A Advisory department where I am currently working offers strategic financial advisory services for clients for both domestic and international mergers and acquisitions. The impact of the corporate strategy class taught by professor Jungbien Moon was significant in applying for M&A advisory, which is a little different from the strategy consulting I had experienced in the past. The impact of the Corporate Strategy class led by Professor Jungbien Moon was significant in supporting M & A advisory, which is a little different from the strategy consulting I had experienced in the past. Previously, I did not know much about M&A. However, I learned a lot about it while analyzing various management cases in class and carrying out various team projects. As a result, I became more interested in M&A consulting and I applied for Samil PwC Korea. Since I did have a relatively lack of knowledge about accounting and finance, accounting class from Professor Yong Keun Yoo and Professor Seung-Weon Yoo and finance class from Professor Chung, Ji-Woong were very helpful. The courses related to IT industry taught by Professor Se-Joon Hong and Professor Dongwon Lee, was also fascinating to me because I was interested in IT industry. I think that G-MBA classes that cover a wide range of fields have helped me to lead me where I am and who I am now. 5. What is the most helpful coaching you did get from Career Hub? As a previous member of the student council who was responsible for the communication between Career Hub and G-MBA students, the Career Hub was a big part of my graduate school life. Getting counseling from Career Hub allowed me to gain more information about the recruitment and introduced me MBA graduates who are currently working at certain companies. Thanks to the Career Hub, I was able to increase my understanding of the overall recruiting process and the companies. In particular, I could create much cleaner and eye-catching English and Korean resume through resume review program, called Resume Clinic Program. 6. Is there something you personally did to improve your career development while going to Global MBA? First of all, I made great efforts to build good credits. Often there are misconceptions among students that companies do not pay much attention to MBA credits. However, if you consider the fact that the level of highest qualification and its credits are the first things to be exposed on the resume, I think it is highly important to take care of your credits. I also read the Korean editorials issued by each newspaper every day because I could easily get a misunderstanding that I lacked the capability to fully comprehend and write the Korean report since I have been studying abroad for a long time. Those efforts are very helpful when I write and understand the industry analysis report at my current work. 7.  Please provide advice for job seekers, as well college juniors seeking to pursue a career path in M&A Advisory I think that M&A Consulting is a broad field. Since you do not know which companies would ask for an advice, you must always be alert to current trends in various industries. I highly recommend reading newspaper articles and editorials on a daily basis in order to be able to identify current trends. In addition, you will have a heavy workload with papers. It would be great for you to get a certificate of MS Office to get yourself familiarized with the program and increase proficiency if you have time on your side. Most importantly, I suggest you think thoroughly about what you really want to do first and then prepare yourself to get the job. I can confidently say that you can make it with the help from Career Hub.    
Nov 06, 2018