Global Initiative Korea University Business School
KUBS History
1905 First Commerce Department in Korea
1953 First MS/Ph.D. program in Korea
1963 First Evening MBA (Korea MBA) in Korea
1994 First Global Internship Program in Korea
2003 First Executive MBA program in Korea
2006 First Full-Time MBA Programs (Global MBA, Finance MBA) in Korea
2007 Accreditations from AACSB (2005) and EQUIS (2007)
2008 Tri-University Collaboration Program (S3 Asia MBA: Fudan-NUS-KU)
2010 Re-accreditations from AACSB and EQUIS
2011 First Business School in Korea to be ranked in the UTD Top 100 Business School Rankings
2015 2nd re-accreditation from AACSB and EQUIS
Academic member of CEMS alliance in Korea
2016 Founding of KUBS Worldwide University Business Research Rankings
Opening of KUBS Startup Institute
2017 Asia Tri-lateral Seminar (KUBS-Hitotsubashi-PHBS)
KUBS Achievements
◈ Dual International Accreditations
First education in Korea accredited by both AACSB and EQUIS
◈ Faculty Size
82 full-time faculty members (largest in Korea at the college level)
◈ Ranked 20th in Financial Times Top 100 Executive MBA Rankings 2017 (1st in Korea)
◈ Ranked 47th in Business & Management, 46th in Accounting & finance in 2018 QS World University Rankings by subject.
◈ Ranked 98th in 2018 Best Global Universities Rankings: Economics and Business Area (U.S. News & World Report)
◈ Ranked 68th in THE World University Rankings 2018 by Subject (1st in Korea)
◈ Ranked 120th in the UTD Top 100 Business School Research Rankings
◈ No. 1 MBA in Korea for 5 consecutive years (2013-2017, Hankyung Business Assessment by HR Managers from the Top 200 Domestic Companies)
◈ Ranked No. 1 Business School in Korea for 10 consecutive years (2008-2017, Hankyung Business Survey of HR managers from the Top 200 companies)
◈ Ranked No.1 among Korean private universities in producing the largest number of CEOs in Top 500 companies (2018, CEO score)
KUBS Student Body
Programs Target Segments Total No. of Students No. of International Students
Undergraduate Degree (BBA) Top-level high school graduates 2385 504
Academic Graduate Degree
MS 4 Year college graduates 111 26
Ph.D. Master graduates 36 3
MS & Ph.D.
Unified course of the master’s and the doctor’s 11 1
S3 Asia MBA Mid-level managers in Korea, China, and Singapore 21 10
GMBA & CEMS Mid-Level managers 68 22
Finance MBA Prospective finance industry experts 31 0
Korea MBA Part-time (Evening) MBA 393 2
Executive MBA Senior managers 97 2
(As of 2018 Spring semester)