[Lecture Series #3] Yoon, founding partner of Big Basin Capital. 'Silicon Valley Success Secrets?'
[Lecture Series #3] Yoon, founding partner of Big Basin Capital. 'Silicon Valley Success Secrets?' The third KUBS Lecture Series for the first half of the 2019 was held on May 7 (Tue) at 6:30 pm at the KUBS Main Building 2F, Startup Station. Yoon, founding partner of Big Basin Capital, gave a lecture on "Lessons Learned from Silicon Valley Startup Success Stories". Yoon graduated from Seoul National University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering and a Master's degree from Carnegie Mellon University. He then continued his studies at the Wharton School of Business (MBA) and gained experience at Intel Capital and Walden International VC. Based on this experience, Big Basin Capital was founded in 2013. Yoon explained the startup success story through the case of Uber. "The image of the company is deeply related to the CEO's image," he said. He continued to explain that Uber's former CEO Travis Kalanick is a very aggressive person, and his character was reflected in corporate culture. Yoon also said that Uber has been a bit controversial, blocking funding or hindering business of other companies. "I am not saying that this kind of immoral behavior can be justified, but his enthusiasm toward leading the company is the key," he said. Yoon then emphasized, "In order to succeed in on demand service, (user) experience should be 10 times better and price should be cheaper than existing service." Yoon also emphasized the case of Airbnb. He said the biggest reason Airbnb was successful was "the courage to push crazy ideas out of anyone." "It is crucial to have tenacity and persistence of overcoming any hardships," he explained. In other words, tendency of the leader is as important as the idea in a startup. He noted that Airbnb's "host (landlord)" management was also a factor in his success. Hosts who update their homes to give rent on the Airbnb platform are hard to manage on an enterprise level. "Airbnb has made efforts to overcome difficulties by hosting various events and providing education to the host," said Yoon. Every semester, Startup Institute provides startup education through "Lecture on Demand," a working-level lecture series, and "Lecture Series," a special lecture series on startups and ventures. Classes are open courses, which means they are open to not only the employees of a tenant company, but also anyone interested in starting a business. For related inquiries, you can contact the Startup Institute (02-3290-1699).
Global MBA/Global MIM Homecoming Day: Opportunity for Inter Senior-Junior Communication and Harmony
Global MBA/Global MIM Homecoming Day: Opportunity for Inter Senior-Junior Communication and Harmony The 2019 Homecoming Day of Korea University Graduate School of Business Administration (Dean=Kim Jae Wook) Global MBA/Global MIM (hereinafter G-MBA/MIM) was held in May 9th (Thu) 7PM at LG-POSCPO Building Ahn Young Il Hall. Lee Dong-Won, Associate Dean of MBA at Korea University Graduate School of Business Administration, Kwanghyun Kim, Program Director of G-MBA/MIM, and 50 alumni/students participated in the event. "Thank you for attending the event while you are busy," Program Director Kwanghyun Kim said. He added, "I hope the event will be a great time for both seniors and juniors to interact with each other and a great time for everyone." Moving around their tables, alumni and students talked to each other in a peaceful atmosphere. "MBA graduates graduate on a yearly basis, so seniors and juniors can't study together or meet one other," said a G-MBA student who participated in the event, and added that it's very helpful to meet and interact with many seniors at the Homecoming event. The event was wrapped up with great success as alumni and students gathered together to take a group photo. Global MBA/Global MIM 홈커밍데이 사진 확인하기
2019 Spring Campus Tour and Mentoring Day for High School Students
2019 Spring Campus Tour and Mentoring Day for High School Students A one-day experience as a KUBS student The ‘2019 Spring Campus Tour and Mentoring Day for High School Students’ by Korea University Business School (Dean = Jae Wook Kim), was held on May 11th (Tuesday) at the KUBS campus. The event, organized by KUBS Public Relations Office and KUBE, KUBS student ambassadors, was attended by 110 high school students who were selected through fierce competition. The event attracted the largest number of applicants since the campus tour was first launched, showing teenagers' keen interest in KUBS. The regular campus tour is designed to provide high school students who are interested in business administration with practical experience to improve their understanding of KUBS. The campus tour consisted of △ Introduction of KUBS △ Introduction of 7 majors in KUBS △ Tour around Liberal Arts Campus △ Mentoring program with KUBS students. "I've prepared hard for today's event, so I hope you enjoy it as much as you want," said Yeonchan Jeong, a member of KUBE, in his opening speech. Students at the event listened to lectures on the introduction of KUBS and seven majors offered in KUBS. After the lecture, the students followed KUBE's guidance to tour around Liberal Arts Campus. Then they had time to freely ask their questions through a small-group mentoring program. KUBS holds campus tour every semester for high school students who wish to attend KUBS. The event will help young students set career paths, make study plans and will provide them with an opportunity to experience college life. In addition to the regular campus tour, Mentoring Day for high school students during summer/winter vacation is also scheduled, with all events fully free of charge. 2019 봄 정기 캠퍼스 투어 사진보기
‘2019 Spring CHOO CHOO’ Day Successfully Held
2019 Spring CHOO CHOO’ Day Successfully Held The ‘2019 Spring CHOO CHOO Day’, which was hosted by Korea University Business School (Dean = Jae Wook Kim) and organized by Startup Institute (Director = Hicheon Kim), was held at LG-POSCO Building SUPEX HALL on May 10th. CHOO CHOO Day is an event where young entrepreneurs who moved into Startup Institute on the second floor of KUBS Main Building present their products and services. About 300 investors, industry insiders and prospective entrepreneurs attended the event, showing their keen interest. "One of the most important areas I look for as VP of Korea University is the startup," said Jin-Han Rhee, Executive Vice President for Research, “I would like to thank many members of the school and of business sector for attending this event.” "All the teams that have moved into Startup Institute -- they are very serious and desperate," said Jungbin Moon, Director of Iljin Center for Startup Incubation, “I ask you to pay a lot of attention, loving advice and of course, investment.” Following teams have participated in the event: △ “Boldbox Inc.” that produces K-beauty men's cosmetics brand targeting foreign market △ “Enjoying Lions” that produces Slodka, a DIY cocktail kit for your special moment △ “Tickle”, an investment platform that automatically saves change and invests when users pay with a linked card △ “Stipop Inc.”, an emoticon platform that enables foreign users to use emoticons on a variety of apps △ “dbd Lab”, a platform that allows users to test UX (User Experience) easily △ "Skylab Entertainment" that develops healing games with emotional stories △ “Blimey” that produces cultural contents targeting Malaysia's YouTube market △ "Sooho", a security and compliance application for secure blockchain business. Each company presented its achievements and visions through presentations, question-and-answer sessions and individual booths. The event which began at 2 pm lasted until 6 pm, and continued at the individual booth set up outside the classroom after the presentation. Startup Institute, the organizer of the event, is the first startup incubation center established in Korean business school, and is carrying out many projects to nurture its talented students. It holds a startup competition, Startup Express, every semester, and all teams who move in are selected through tough competition, usually with the ratio of 10:1. The Startup Institute pay operating expenses to the moving team, offer an office at Iljin Center for Startup Incubation and education programs at Seung Myung-Ho Center for Entrepreneurship Education. In addition, it is continuously preparing opportunities to exchange information with experts from startup related agencies such as Kim & Chang, Samil PwC, Amazon Web Services and YCrowdfunding.
[Lecture Series #2] Lendit CEO Sungjoon Kim "Startup begins from empathy and consideration"
[Lecture Series #2] Lendit CEO Sungjoon Kim "Startup begins from empathy and consideration" The second Lecture Series of 2019 was held at KUBS Main Building 2F, KUBS Startup Station on April 30, 6:30 pm. Sungjoon Kim, CEO of Lendit, gave a lecture on the topic of "From Scientist to Designer, Now P2P Financial Entrepreneur." Lendit is an online platform that connects loans and investments; it has mediated more than 170 billion won over a four-year period and now has the highest market share among local P2P financial platforms. First, Kim explained his somewhat unusual academic career. Kim graduated from science high school and studied biotechnology at KAIST. While in college, he by chance took a lecture on IDEO, a design firm that designed Apple's interface. With this incident, he felt a great attraction to design studies and changed his major to industrial design. He then studied product design at Stanford University. “After listening to the lecture, I came to realize that design is not just about aesthetic, but needs much more values than that,” Kim said. Recalling the lecture, he stressed the importance of "design thinking" in startups. Kim explained that the keyword for IDEO is “empathy and consideration,” and that design thinking is a way of empathizing with what people look for and being considerate of them to find a solution. Kim also stressed that many observations and experiments are essential. "If you are thinking of starting your own business, try various experiments to find problems through observation, to empathize and be considerate of other people," he advised. Kim stressed this mindset by explaining the early stage of Lendit. "At that time, I had to borrow money from the secondary banking sector since I had already failed in other startups, and I was asked for a very high interest rate of 22 percent," he said. "But when I used the online lending service from the U.S., I was asked to pay 7.8 percent, even though I was a foreigner. This is how I decided to start Lendit." Kim said. "It is better to start a business from an area to which you can relate easily or in which you can become a customer. Start with empathy for the problem, not the mere idea of having your own business,” he added. The Q&A session was filled with questions from many prospective entrepreneurs. Among them, Seung-jun Park, a KUBS student, asked for advice regarding the difficulty of running a business as a college student. "It's hard to do something else when you launch a startup. If you are not in a hurry, it is not so bad to get a job before you start your own," Kim said. "In fact, you may experience a lot of things and build your know-how through your company life." Every semester, Startup Institute provides startup education through "Lecture on Demand," a working-level lecture series, and "Lecture Series," a special lecture series on startups and ventures. Classes are open courses, which means they are open to not only the employees of a tenant company, but also anyone interested in starting a business. For related inquiries, you can contact the Startup Institute (02-3290-1699). 스타트업 연구원 홈페이지: https://www.startupstation.kr 스타트업 연구원 페이스북: https://www.facebook.com/kubsstartupstation
KUBS Tops the Nation's MBA Survey For Seven Consecutive Years
KUBS Tops the Nation's MBA Survey For Seven Consecutive Years Korea University Business School (Dean=Jae Wook Kim) was ranked No. 1 in the 2019 National MBA Survey. This survey is conducted annually by the HanKyung Business and asks HR managers from the top 300 companies in Korea; KUBS has remained firmly on top of the throne for seven years. KUBS has not missed the No. 1 spot since 2013 when HanKyung Business first started its MBA survey in Korea, and this again proved that the KUBS has the best MBA program in Korea. This year's assessment targeted 15 universities: 13 schools that have been already certified by the Ministry of Education and 2 new schools, KAIST and Sejong University respectively. The survey was conducted by ranking six categories of △preference for recruitment △development potential △organizational cohesion △globalization △professionalism and △entrance recommendation. The total score of KUBS was 4,308 points. Among the six evaluation categories, KUBS ranked first by a high margin in the category of △development potential and △organizational cohesion. KUBS each time has dominated other universities in organizational cohesion. In particular, KUBS ranked first with a very large margin of 283 points with SNU MBA, the second-highest school in organizational cohesion. It shows that KUBS graduates adapt well to new organizations and establish effective and cooperative relationships with their members. In addition, KUBS ranked first with 690 points, higher than SNU MBA (612 points) in development potential. Meanwhile, Yonsei University MBA remained in third place as last year, showing strong performance in globalization sector. Fourth place went to KAIST MBA. SKK GSB ranked fifth, finishing second in organizational cohesion. The top six to ninth places went to Sogang University with 2,488 points, Hanyang University with 2,155 points, Chung-Ang University with 1,452 points and Ewha Womans University with 1,063 points – the same ranking as last year. Konkuk University (733 points), Dongkuk University (601 points), Inha University (406 points), Sookmyung Women's University (338 points), Chonnam National University (193 points) and Sejong University (159 points) followed after. Related News [한경비즈니스] “문화적인 역량이 고려대 MBA의 저력” [한경비즈니스] 고려대 MBA 7년째 1위 수성, ‘빅5’는 어디? [한경비즈니스] 고려대, 국내 유일 CEMS 정회원…국제경쟁력이 7년 연속 1위 비결
The “Never-ending” network, ‘2019 Executive MBA CARE Program’
The “Never-ending” network, ‘2019 Executive MBA CARE Program’ ‘2019 E-MBA CARE (Continuing Alumni Reaching-out &Education, i.e. CARE) Program’, hosted by KUBS Executive MBA, was held at 19th April (Fri) in LG-POSCO Building room 433. Over 40 participants of EMBA graduates and members attended in the lectures. The event began with the opening remark from the program director, professor Jae Uk Chun, addressing “I think the word `CARE’ has a delicate meaning that contains a characteristic of human nature. I believe that all participants here will have a precious time, sharing significant ideas of various topics each other”. After that, Hee Ok Kang, the president of MBA Alumni took a speech saying “Considering that many members and graduates made a reunion tonight, I guess everyone is deeply contemplating for their own future. I truly wish every member of EMBA to become a tomorrow’s shining star”. For this CARE program, former national baseball player No Jun Park, a current professor in Sports-leisure department of Woosuk University gave a lecture with a topic of ‘Looking at business management with the eyes of baseball’. The lecturer began his presentation telling “I have never been nervous when I played a baseball game in front of 40~50 thousand fans, but it is always not easy to deliver a lecture in my Alma Mater. I will try my best to make a fine approach between the Business leadership and baseball, which is a very rational sports for understanding the business management”. The lecture went through the contents of △Baseball rules and techniques △Baseball and the leadership. E-MBA CARE, organized by KUBS MBA, periodically invites eminent professors for the special lectures in KUBS. The purpose of the program is to build-up a continuous academic environment for the MBA graduates, and to create a concrete network between the MBA members and graduates.
KUBS holds Startup Demo Day ‘2019 Spring CHOO CHOO DAY’
KUBS holds Startup Demo Day ‘2019 Spring CHOO CHOO DAY Korea University Business School (Dean=Jae Wook Kim) will hold ‘2019 Spring CHOO CHOO DAY’ at KUBS LG-POSCO Building at 2 p.m. on May 10th (Fri). This event is a startup demo day where young entrepreneurs, who went through the startup nurturing program by moving into the KUBS Startup Station for 6 months, provide demonstrations and make public announcements of their own product and service. This year, about 300 people of investment parties concerned, university, public institutions, the press, private enterprise, and preliminary entrepreneurs are expected to attend the event. The following 8 enterprises will make a presentation: △K Beauty Men's cosmetics brand 'Bold Box' which targets the Amazon market △’Enjoying Lions’ presenting DIY cocktail kit ‘Slodka’ △ Life investment platform startup 'TIKLE' △Global emoticon platform startup which provides diverse and unique emoticons around the world, 'StiPop' △ ’DBD Lab’, providing growth hacking tests to help increase business success probability' △'Skylab Entertainment' which develops fantasy and dreamy puzzle / adventure games △'Bilmey’, a contents creator which targets the Malaysian market with mobile video △'SOOHO', a security&compliance specialized startup for block chain business. Anyone who is interested in the '2019 Spring CHOO CHOO Day' to be held on Friday, May 10 can apply through the link below. Detailed information on the event can be found on the Startup Station website or on Facebook. KUBS Startup Station Founded in September 2017, 'KUBS Startup Station' is the first Korean startup training and research institute established within the Business School, and is seeking excellent student entrepreneurs to support their growth to startups. Startup Station hold 'Startup Express', a self-operated startup contest, every semester, and all the residents are selected through a tough competition of more than 10 to1 and by a thorough examination of documents and interviews. The Startup Station provides practical support for pre-entrepreneurs through up to 5 million KRW support per company, Iljin Center for Startup Incubation on the 2nd floor of KUBS Main Building, and the young entrepreneurs education program at the Seung Myung-Ho Center for Entrepreneurship Education. It also consistently provides opportunities for networking, PR, and information-sharing with startup agencies and experts such as △Kim & Chang Law Firm, △Samil PwC, △Amazon Web Services, and △Y Crowdy Funding, which have MOU with KUBS. ▶ 홈페이지: https://www.startupstation.kr ▶ 페이스북: https://www.facebook.com/kubsstartupstation
[Startup Institute Lecture on Demand #1] "Startup, who are you going to work with?" - Manager Kim Sung-joon
[Startup Institute Lecture on Demand #1] "Startup, who are you going to work with?" - Manager Kim Sung-joon This year’s first ‘Lecture on Demand,’ hosted by Startup Institute, was held on April 2 at the Seung Myung-Ho Center for Entrepreneurship Education in KUBS Main Building. Kim Sung-joon, manager of the SK Leadership Development Center, gave a lecture on <Startup, who are you going to work with?>. Kim Sung-joon, who has completed his Ph.D. in management at KUBS, is in charge of diagnosing and analyzing SK Group's executive capabilities and conducting research on startups and large companies. Manager Kim Sung-joon began his lecture by telling the story of how he could discover organizational culture in various parts of the company. "If you look at the composition of parking lots, daily interactions inside elevators, and the structure of the office, you can see how horizontal the organization is about its relationship," Kim said. "Given my past experiences of looking into different companies, I've come to think about how a startup should work and what kind of organizational culture a startup should have." During the lecture, he talked about what kind of person he would start his own business with and what kind of talent he would look for. "Startups are likely to be at odds at the planning stage," Kim said. "It is important to try to understand and complement each other, whether the process is intuitive or logical." He also cited examples of difficulties in finding and hiring talented people, adding that "organizational culture" is very important because culture affects thoughts and attitudes. “Startups should also focus on creating attractive organizational cultures," he added. Every semester, Startup Institute provides startup education through its "Lecture on Demand," a working-level lecture series, and "Lecture Series," a special lecture series on startups and ventures. Classes are open courses, which means they are open to not only the employees of a tenant company but also anyone interested in starting a business. For related inquiries, you can contact the Startup Institute (02-3290-1699).
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.
‘Faculty-Student Mentoring Day’: A Special Time with Academic Advisors
‘Faculty-Student Mentoring Day’: A Special Time with Academic Advisors Korea University Business School (Dean=Kim Jae Wook) held the ‘Faculty-Student Mentoring Day’ event for Spring 2019 on April 8th (Mon), 11th (Thu), and 12th (Fri) at Ahn Young Il Hall and Cuckoo Hall, LG-POSCO Building. The event was held for three days at Ahn Young Il Hall and Cuckoo Hall at LG-POSCO Building between 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM, and 54 faculty and 488 undergraduates participated. After each student’s pre-application to the event, each student was able to freely attend the meeting and had lunch with their academic advisors in a comfortable atmosphere. In addition, group mentoring was held regarding matters which require advice such as academics, career, and scholarship. The students in attendance spoke not only with their academic advisors but also with other students sitting at the same table, revealing each other's current situation and concerns. Foreign students also participated together as mentees, actively communicating and sharing meaningful time. "As a freshman, I had many problems including my school life, but I think the advice I received from my professor helped me a lot," said Park Yong-chan (Undergraduate, admitted in '19), who attended the event on Tuesday. "As my professor said, I would like to seriously explore what I want, and do my best in that field and have no regrets." "I had a great time since I was able to hear many stories that helped senior students who are serious about their career," said Hong Chang-ui (Undergraduate, admitted in '14), who attended the meeting on Wednesday. "I was also very happy that my academic advisor, Professor Kim Jaehwan, created a happy atmosphere for mentee students." The ‘Faculty-Student Meeting Day’ of KUBS is an event where professors and business students can meet and talk about their studies and careers. Business schools are holding events every semester to narrow the distance between faculty and students, and motivate students to study. The event, which began in 2011, has established itself as a mentoring program for KUBS based on students' high satisfaction. 지도교수 멘토링 만남의 날 사진 확인하기
[Special Lecture] Choi Dongjun, Barclays UK Managing Director/Strategic Analyst
[Special Lecture] Choi Dongjun, Barclays UK Managing Director/Strategic Analyst On April 15, a lecture by Choi Dongjun, Managing Director/Strategic Analysis of Barclays UK, was given at Hyundai Motor Hall, Room 412. Barclays is a British-based global financial services company. The lecture was held under the theme of "Transition of Customer Participation Using Data Science and MarTech," with some 20 students attending. Choi gave a lecture in order of △Introduction of Barclays △Introduction of his job at Barclays △Q&A session. Introducing his job – Strategic Analystics — he explained, "I study how data is applied to the business area, and I analyze data using MARTech so that it can be used in target marking." "Martech" is a combination of “marketing” and “technology” that uses measurements based on technological analysis. "The most important role of any team is to analyze customer contact strategies to predict their behavior," he added. "It is important to select a large amount of data and analyze the individual characteristics of customers, even if they have the same demand, to avoid any errors of generalization." After the lecture, a 15-minute question-and-answer session continued, and Choi spared no details and advice to the students' questions.
Dean’s Luncheon for the High Achievers in Fall 2018 Semester
Dean’s Luncheon for the High Achievers in Fall 2018 Semeste KUBS Dean’s Luncheon Ceremony for the students who were enlisted in the Dean’s List as of Fall 2018 semester were held for two days in March 21-22 (Thu-Fri). To celebrate the high achievers, KUBS Dean Jae Wook Kim and Associate Dean Joong Hyuk Kim participated in the luncheon. At the opening remark, Dean Jae Wook Kim said “I’m proud of everyone’s effort and I would like to deeply celebrate for your great results. Going forward, I believe that students here will make further priceless experiences in addition to the academic achievements. In addition, please remind that KUBS is always open to student’s requests on the needs of career developments, so do not hesitate to suggest your opinions for KUBS”. Ji Won Shin (KUBS 16), one of the luncheon participants commented “This kind of ceremony motivates us to further concentrate on the academic studies. I appreciate KUBS for inviting me to this wonderful event”. Another high performer, Jung Ho Kim (KUBS 15) stated “Just as what Dean have said to us, I thought I should build-up more and more activities beyond the paper study. I feel great to join this luncheon today, and I also would like to address congratulations to other students who achieved the top results”. Dean’s Luncheon was organized to celebrate the students in the Dean’s list of Fall 2018 semester. As of last semester, 55 students got the perfect score, which is an average 4.5 points of 4.5(full grade). ‘President’s Award’ was given to the 12 students who got the perfect score for both Spring and Fall semester in 2018, and ‘Dean’s Award’ was given to the 43 students who achieved a single medal in the last semester.
Community for the women in KUBS, KUBS Ladies ‘Good Evening’ Mentoring Program
Community for the women in KUBS, KUBS Ladies ‘Good Evening’ Mentoring Program On April 5, at 7:30pm KUBS Ladies held a ‘Good Evening’ mentoring program in Ahn Young Il Hall, LG-POSCO building. ‘Good Evening’ mentor program is a career development event for KUBS female students who want their goals and objectives to be counselled by the graduates. During the program, every participant is organized as a team by one graduate and two undergraduates. The event began with the brief introduction of KUBS Ladies and the current managers of the community (a group called ‘Blossom’). Hye Won Kim (KUBS Undergraduate 16), director of Blossom opened her speech saying “Since male students took a very high portion of KUBS in the past, majority of the members in general mentoring program is male graduates. However, `Good Evening’ mentoring program provides a scarce opportunity to get advices and coaching from the female graduates”. Just as what Kim commented, the students were highly satisfied with the event contents and the program was proceeded in a harmonious atmosphere. Ji Won Kim (KUBS Graduate 13), one of the participants on the mentor side, said “I used to be a member of Blossom when I was a KUBS undergraduate, and I feel very lucky to become a mentor today”. Also, Ji Eun Lee (KUBS Graduate 01), addressed “All of the mentors arranged their busy time to communicate with the students, so try to actively get along with them as much as you can”. One mentee said “Recently I began studying CPA exam, and decided to join the event in order to get some practical advices from the graduates. I really enjoyed the program and I look forward to keep in touch with the mentors I met tonight”. Established in 2012, KUBS Ladies is a female student community, focused on expanding their social network and developing relationships to foster the future female leaders. The group KUBS Blossom operates KUBS Ladies to actively trade between the female students in and out of the campus. For the upcoming events, there comes ‘KUBS Dream Concert’ in May, Job interview preparation program in June and ‘The KUBS Ladies 7th Anniversary Ceremony’ in November 2019. KUBS Ladies 공식 페이스북 페이지 바로가기
Executive MBA Homecoming Day of the First Semester: Gateway to Communication
Executive MBA Homecoming Day of the First Semester: Gateway to Communication The Homecoming Day event of the first semester for the Graduate School of Business (Dean=Kim Jaewook) Executive MBA (hereinafter E-MBA) was held in April 6th(Sat) 4PM at LG-POSCO Building’s Cuckoo Hall. In this event, Dean of Graduate School of Business Kim Jaewook, Associate Dean for MBA programs Lee Dong-Won, E-MBA full-time faculty Yoo Weon Sang and Chun Jae Uk, and 30 E-MBA students participated in the event. Chun Jae Uk, Program Director, "I would like to express my sincere gratitude to the schoolmates for sparing their valuable weekend time despite the wet weather," he said in a welcoming speech. Dean Kim Jae Uk's welcome speech followed. "I sincerely appreciate all the classmates who have been here since graduation," said Kim Jae-wook, president of Korea University's Graduate School of Business. "Our business school will continue to communicate with you and provide support both materially and emotionally for the development of E-MBA." Later, E-MBA students enjoyed dinner together to promote harmony and friendship. The E-MBA hosts 'Homecoming Day' every semester to provide networking opportunities for its alumni and students.
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.
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.
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).
“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).
Global MBA/Global MIM/S³ Asia MBA Admission Information Session
Global MBA/Global MIM/S³ Asia MBA Admission Information Session The MBA admission information session for the second half of the 2019 school year, hosted by Korea University Graduate School of Business, was held on March 9th at Hyundai Motor Hall, Room 403. The session began with a brief introduction about six courses offered at Korea University by professor Song Oh Yoon, an area chair of S³ Asia MBA program. Then, professor Kwanghyun Kim introduced the Global MBA/MIM program in detail. In addition, students who are currently enrolled in MBA programs gave a speech about their experience at Korea University. In particular, Sang-wook Cho, student president of Global MBA program, said, "Students have a very strong bond and actively exchange opinions with professors and alumni. I don't regret my choice of choosing Korea MBA." Later, professor Song Oh Yoon introduced the S³ Asia MBA program in detail. After the introduction of each program, a comfortable Q&A session was held. One applicant asked about the difference between the Global MBA and MIM program. "They both are programs that help you acquire knowledge about international management," professor Kwanghyun Kim said. "If MIM is a process of deepening knowledge related to management in a short period of time, Global MBA often deals with students who experienced a job change to other areas." For the S³ Asia MBA program, there were questions about living abroad as more than half of the program will be conducted at foreign universities. In response, two Korean and two Chinese students, including the student president Sang-hoon Park, responded in person and provided some practical assistance. There were also questions about whether a student who did not study business administration in his undergraduate had something to study beforehand. "I think diversity is important in graduate schools," professor Yoon said. "It is always better to have knowledge in various fields than to study business particularly in advance." Global MBA 소개 Global MIM 소개 S³ Asia MBA 소개
[Startup Lecture Series] MyRealTrip CEO Donggun Lee "Make your own story in Startup"
[Startup Lecture Series] MyRealTrip CEO Donggun Lee "Make your own story in Startup" The 2019 Lecture Series of Startup Institute was held on March 12th at 6:30 pm at the KUBS Main Building, 2nd floor. As a speaker, Donggun Lee, CEO of MyRealTrip, gave a lecture on the theme of "Starting Career in Startup." MyRealTrip started as a local tour service in 2012 and is now a South Korea’s first free tour platform in which tourists are able to book their local tour services, flights and accommodations. Lee first explained why he had decided to speak on the topic of the lecture. “Many people are often anxious when they start their first career at a startup, and I want to help them," Lee said. Lee emphasized the identity of startups. "Startup can be a lot of confusion because rapid growth is its top priority," he said. "You can learn from startups and develop only when you recognize this." Lee explained that a desire for professional jobs today could be an illusion. "Technology is changing so quickly, and the future is uncertain," he said. "It's a big fantasy that a particular technology or license would guarantee a career. So, it is rather wise to develop your general skills," said Lee. Lee then stressed that students can learn the ability to “define and structure problems" in startups. He also said that there are no experts because the problems they face are always new. “The ability to define and solve problems that can be learned from startups is the very "general" skill that is essential anywhere.” Lee also stressed the importance of the challenge. "Don't stay in your comfort zone. You have to go outside and continue to challenge yourself. You have to experience what you can do only in startups and make your own story," he said. Many questions from students then followed. One student from KUBS asked, "I wonder how you did the formation of your team in the early stages of your startup." "In my case, I started with two business school students, but it's not ideal," Lee said. "It's better to interact with students from different studies to have diverse background knowledge." Every semester, Startup Institute holds "Lecture on Demand," a lecture series on practical matters, and “Lecture Series,” a lecture series on entrepreneurship and innovation. Classes are open for everyone including startup teams, KUBS students and anyone interested in starting a business. For related inquiries, you can contact the Startup Institute (02-3290-1699).
[“First step as a global leader” The 112th Commencement Ceremony]
[“First step as a global leader” The 112th Commencement Ceremony] The 112th annual commencement ceremony for both undergraduate and graduate school students was held on Monday, February 25th at the Inchon Memorial Hall. The event was attended by faculty members from KUBS, including dean Jae Wook Kim and former president Yoon-dae Euh. Graduates of KUBS, the main characters of the ceremony, filled the Inchon Memorial Hall with their graduate caps and gowns. For the 2018 school year, there are a total of 917 graduates of △undergraduate △master’s and doctorate degrees △Korea MBA (K-MBA) △Executive MBA (E-MBA) △S³ Asia MBA (A-MBA) △Global MBA (G-MBA). "I sincerely congratulate you on your graduation from a difficult course," dean Jae Wook Kim said in his graduation speech. "Today's commencement ceremony is a glorious moment for you to take the first step as a global leader toward a more wonderful future. I hope that each of you will fulfill your social responsibilities and become a leader who will not stop developing." Next came former president Yoon-dae Euh's graduation speech. "I'm sure that the road ahead for today's graduating students will be full of roses," Euh said. "I hope you always have the pride of being a KUBS graduate." The ceremony was followed by Distinguished Alumni Awards. The President’s Award was given to △Da-sol Sohn (Undergraduate) △Mi-kyung Lee (K-MBA). The Dean’s Award went to △Woo-kyung Shin (K-MBA) △Ah-reum Han (E-MBA) △Gupta Aashna (A-MBA). Then the corresponding degrees were given to all graduates by dean Jae Wook Kim himself. The event was followed by a celebration in which graduates threw their graduation caps in the air and sang a school anthem together. There are 508 undergraduate students, 55 master's degrees students, 13 doctorate degrees students, 189 K-MBA, 53 E-MBA, 16 A-MBA and seven G-MBA students this year.
[Orientation for the 2019 Foreign Exchange Student Program: Hope Everyone has a Chance to Feel Pride as a KU Student]
[Orientation for the 2019 Foreign Exchange Student Program: Hope Everyone has a Chance to Feel Pride as a KU Student] The Orientation (OT) for the foreign exchange student program of the first semester of 2019 was held at 4 P.M. on February 28th at LG-POSCO Building's Ahn Young Il Hall and Coukoo Hall. Eighty-three foreign exchange students along with Kim Jae Wook, Dean of Korea University Business School (KUBS), attended the event. The event began with a meeting between 62 foreign exchange students and undergraduates of KUBS. Students talked to each other about their school and country, exchanging information. "The reason why you came to Korea University will all be different, but I hope everyone achieves what they want," said Kim Jae Wook, Dean of KUBS, in his congratulatory speech. "It is our own unique identity that Korea University is most proud of. I hope all of you will feel proud as a KU student, and each build human assets," he said in a welcoming speech. The exchange students were presented with an introduction of KUBS and stories about general school life. In his statement, Jerry Blake Blevins (University of Kentucky), the representative of the exchange students, said "I'm happy and excited to study together KUBS with everyone" and added, "I hope we can be friends who can help and depend on each other whenever we have difficulties.” He also stated, "When there is an event, I want to enjoy it together and leave a lot of good memories.” Meanwhile, a total of 94 foreign exchange students are studying at KUBS in the first semester of 2019, with △81 undergraduate students, △10 graduate schools and △three MBA students. They come from 42 schools in 18 countries, including 15 from Singapore, 15 from France and 18 from the United States.
[On-Campus Orientation, welcoming time for Executive MBA 17th generation]
[On-Campus Orientation, welcoming time for Executive MBA 17th generation] Korea University Graduate School of Business Administration (Dean = Jae Wok Kim) Executive MBA (hereinbelow E-MBA) On-Campus Orientation was held at LG-POSCO Building 531 on 16th February (Sat). Following the two-day Off-Campus Orientation held in Incheon from February 8th to 9th, this On-Campus Orientation provided practical and essential information for school life to freshmen members, and special lectures were also held to build background knowledge on business administration. Area Chair Weon Sang Yoo, Area Chair Jae Uk Chun, and 51 E-MBA 17th generation freshmen participated in the orientation. As the first speaker, Area Chair Weon Sang Yoo introduced KUBS to freshmen members. Professor Yoo said, “KUBS if the first and best business university in Korea”, and added, “As KUBS is leading the nation’s best curriculum by introducing advanced systems in the forefront, please study hard with pride.” Following Professor Yoo, gender equality education was held by Jung Min Noh, chief of Korea University Gender Equality Center. Noh explained, “Gender equality education being held in the first orientation for freshmen shows the importance of gender quality issues”, and proceeded the lecture in the order of △sexual self-determination △meaning of gender sensitivity △ countermeasures and prevention guide. In the afternoon, Professor Wooseok Choi gave a lecture about basics of accounting for freshmen members beginning their studies in business. Eonsoo Kim also gave a lecture about the overview of Module 1 Strategic Business. 2019 Executive MBA On-Campus Orientation successfully ended by 17th freshmen members electing the student council autonomically. The E-MBA program was launched in 2003 to produce creative global CEOs for higher officials of corporations. Through 2 years of curriculum, students can acquire business knowledge and refinement while forming network with current CEOs and executive alumni.