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Astronergy Solar Korea Co., Ltd. CEO Chang Jyh Ping (Business ‘79), Donation of 500 Million Won to KUBS
Astronergy Solar Korea Co., Ltd. CEO Chang Jyh Ping (Business ‘79), Donation of 500 Million Won to KUBS   Chang Jyh Ping, CEO of Astronergy Solar Korea Co., Ltd. , donated 500 million won to finance scholarship at KUBS. Mr. Chang is a KUBS alumnus from entering class of 79 and the donation ceremony was held at KU Main Hall on July 10.   (From the left) KUBS Dean Soo Young Kwon, Chang Jyh Ping (Business’79), KU President Jaeho Yeom, Vice President for Development and External Affairs (Professor Byung Hyun Yoo) (Picture by Communication Team) At the donation ceremony, Mr. Chang Jyh Ping commented, “I am committed to corporate social responsibility. And I thought the donation to KUBS would be meaningful to support my junior students at KUBS.”   KU President Jaeho Yeom replied “Thank you for your thoughtful contribution for KUBS students,” “I will make sure the contribution will be used to support future leaders at KUBS.” Mr. Chang started his career at Sammi Development Project Division in 1983, then he served as a president of Kolon Global Corp.’s Hong Kong affiliated company. In 2009, he established Astronergy Solar Korea Co., Ltd. and was appointed as CEO. Since 2015 he was also appointed as an adjunct professor and a member of the advisory committee at the Business School. Mr. Chang is the president of the 84th KUBS AMP Alumni Association. CEO Chang Jyh Ping cares about corporate social responsibility and continues his thoughtful contributions inside and outside of Korea. Examples include the donation to musical theatre ‘Town Musicians of Bremen’ for children from low-income households, and donation to ‘Hongcheon Hae Mil School’, a multicultural alternative school, for the installation of photovoltaic power generation facilities. Moreover, Mr. Chang organized an energy welfare project, ‘Sunlight, Happiness, and Sharing’ with Gangwon-do Province’s Korea Energy Agency. He made a donation for Fiji Natural Disaster Rehabilitation and another donation of ten thousand briquettes to the underprivileged.     See more articles (Korean) ※ 제목을 클릭하면 기사 원문을 확인하실 수 있습니다. [연합뉴스] 장치평(경영79) 아스트로너지쏠라코리아 대표, 고려대에 5억원 기부 [연합포토뉴스] 장치평 아스트로너지쏠라코리아 대표, 고려대에 5억원 쾌척 [세계일보] 태양처럼 뜨거운 고대사랑…장학금 5억 기부 [한겨레] 11일 동정 [매일일보] 장치평 아스트로너지쏠라코리아 대표이사, 고려대 경영대학 장학금 5억원 기부 [베리타스알파] 장치평 아스트로너지쏠라코리아 대표이사, 고려대 장학금 기부 [대학저널] 고려대, 장치평 아스트로너지쏠라코리아 대표로부터 5억 원 기부받아 [천지일보] 장치평 아스트로너지쏠라코리아 대표이사, 고려대에 장학금 5억 기부
Jul 11, 2018
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Korea University Graduate School of Business Hosted ‘2018 Global Immersion Program for Fudan University’
Korea University Graduate School of Business Hosted ‘2018 Global Immersion Program for Fudan University’ Held for Five Days from July 23 (Mon), With Participants of 26 MBA Students at Fudan University   Korea University Graduate Business School of Business (Dean=Soo Young Kwon) announced that the Graduate School will be hosting ‘2018 Global Immersion Program for Fudan University’ for MBA students at Fudan University, Shanghai, China. The program will be held for five days from 23rd to 27th of July (Mon-Fri). The program is held for the third time since 2015, and the participants will be able to attend lectures at Korea University and participate in company visits in South Korea.   This year, participants will be able to attend special lectures at the Graduate School of Business by △Professor Mannsoo Shin △Professor Janghyuk Lee △Professor Jungbien Moon. In addition, participants will also be able to visit △Amore Pacific Story Garden △Samsung d’light △Hyundai Motor Studio Goyang △SM Town Museum. The program also offers a campus tour to the participants from Fudan University as well.   Dean Soo Young Kwon added, “the idea of this program is to allow the participants to as much experience on campus in a given period of time. I hope the program will be a great step to continue academic exchanges with Fudan University”.
Jul 09, 2018
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Fall 2017 Seok-top Teaching Awards Winners – 9 Professors from KUBS
Fall 2017 Seok-top Teaching Awards Winners – 9 Professors from KUBS     (From the top left: Professor Byung Cho Kim, Professor Sang Yong Kim, Professor Kim, Woochan, Professor Jungbien Moon, Professor SOHN, BUMJEAN, Professor Weon Sang Yoo, Professor Chris Changwha Chung, Professor Wooseok Choi, Professor Joon Ho Hwang) The Business School is proud to inform you that nine Korea University Business School (KUBS) faculty members have been selected as the winners of the Fall 2017 Seok-top Teaching Award. The winners are △Professor Byung Cho Kim △Professor Sang Yong Kim △Professor Kim, Woochan △Professor Jungbien Moon △Professor SOHN, BUMJEAN and △Professor Weon Sang Yoo △Professor Chris Changwha Chung △Professor Wooseok Choi △Professor Joon Ho Hwang (in the order of the Korean alphabet). Their winning courses are △Introduction to Operations Management (English) by Professor Byung Cho Kim △Marketing Management by Professor Sang Yong Kim △Corporate Governance (Eng.) by Professor Kim, Woochan △Social Entrepreneurship by Professor Jungbien Moon △Investments (Eng.) by Professor SOHN, BUMJEAN and △ Marketing Management (Eng.) by Professor Weon Sang Yoo △International Business (Eng.) by Professor Chris Changwha Chung △Intermediate AccountingⅠ by Professor Wooseok Choi △Corporate Finance (Eng.) & Financial Management (Eng.) by Professor Joon Ho Hwang.   The Seok-top Teaching Awards commenced from Spring 2004 as part of the ‘Teaching Performance Incentive System’. The idea is to improve the quality of teaching for our students and to provide a better educational environment. The winners are selected based on overall scores evaluated by students via a course evaluation survey held at the end of each semester. The awards go to full-time professors whose courses are listed on the top 5% of each category (Major courses: top 5% result among each school’s total major courses; Elective courses: top 5% result among the University’s total elective courses; Courses in English: top 5% result among the relevant division’s total courses).   In addition, 19 courses at the Business School taught by 17 full-time professors were also awarded the Teaching Excellence Awards. The criteria of the Teaching Excellence Awards include the recognition as the highest 20% of each division each semester.
Jul 05, 2018
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Insung Research Award Implemented by Yoo Hui Sung Donation
Insung Research Award Implemented by Yoo Hui Sung Donation     Korea University Business School is proud to announce that ‘Insung Research Award’ has been implemented. The source of research fund has been donated by KUBS alumni Mr. Yoo Hui Sung (Commerce ‘58), and the fund will be awarded to KUBS professors with outstanding research performance.   The awardees will be four full-time academic staffs at the Business School, with a prize of up to 30 million research fund. To be selected as an Insung Research Award winner, △the academic staff must demonstrate an outstanding level of research which must be agreed in the academic circle of Business Administration △a research that potentially raises discussions for further researches △a research that can potentially be published in internationally renowned journals.   Insung Research Award will be financed by 200 million won of Insung Research Fund, which is part of the amount Mr. Yoo Hui Sung contributed to the School after the disposal of property worth 2.2 billion won.   In fact, this is the third time Mr. Yoo made the contribution to Korea University. His first donation of one billion won was made in April 2011, which was used to finance the construction of Hyundai Motor Hall. In response to his donation, KUBS named one of the lecture rooms, Room B205, as ‘Yoo Hui Sung Lecture Room’ to appreciate his contribution.   The second donation he made was in July 2015, a contribution of 1.2billion won to Korea University. It was the start of Insung Fund, which provided students with financial support. Insung Fund is used to minimizing students’ financial burden. In fact, not exclusive to the tuition fee, the scholarship was granted to students’ monthly living expenses as well as airfare for exchange students.   Yoo Hui Sung used an analogy between money to sea. “You know how they say you will not be able to relief thirst even if you drink all of the seawater, I think that applies to the use of money. In terms of money, you will never be satisfied – as you get richer, the ‘thirst’ gets stronger. So I figured, I need to make contributions when I can, so I will not regret when I look back.”  
Jul 05, 2018
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Prospective Startup Entrepreneurs with Creative Ideas…2018 Startup Express Summer Season
Prospective Startup Entrepreneurs with Creative Ideas…2018 Startup Express Summer Season Korea University Business School’s Startup Institute (Director=Professor Hicheon Kim) welcomed their fifth teams at Iljin Center for Startup Incubation. On June 15 at 2 pm, the Startup Institute held ‘2018 Startup Express Summer Season’ at Startup Station, KUBS Main Building where prospective startup entrepreneurs presented their creative and brilliant ideas. This startup competition event was hosted by KUBS Startup Institute and sponsored by Korea University F-MBA Partners, Korea University Business Research Society and Korea University LINC+ Cooperation.   “As of today, we have the fifth opening of Startup Express,” said Professor Hicheon Kim, Director of Startup Institute. “I can see that the applicants’ capability improves over the years.” Mr. Yeo-Dong Yoon, CEO of Polestar Health Care, who was also in charge of the opening remark added, “Korea University provides the best environment to prospective entrepreneurs.” “I know many of you would be concerning about economic reward for running your own business, but I believe that is something that naturally comes to you as long as you follow your goal.” “Make sure you think carefully on whether your business idea is something that is demanded in the society.”   On the ‘2018 Startup Express Summer Season’ event, each applicant team gave a presentation on their business idea, followed by Q&A sessions. Their presentations were evaluated by 10 judges including △Kyung-Joon Kim, General Manager, Board of Future Planning at Korea Times △Professor Hicheon Kim, Director of Startup Institute △ Jin-Seung Nam, Manager at Yuanta Securities Korea Co. Ltd. △Professor Daeyun Park, Research Professor at Startup Institute △Myung-Cheol Shin, Partner at KingsBay Capital △ Professor Shijin Yoo, Director of Seung Myung Ho Entrepreneurship Education Center △Yeo-Dong Yoon, CEO of Polestar Health Care △Seung-Cheol Lee, Assistant Manager at KCC △Seung-Pyo Lee, Director at Iljin Group △Dong-Hyun Choi, Team Manager at Kakao Ventures. The judging criteria were each business model’s △creativity △marketability △feasibility △depth of market research and analysis. The shortlisted applicants were four startup teams, the awardees were △‘Homo erectus’ (Grand Award) △‘Enjoying Lions’ (Excellence Award) △ ‘youMake’ (F-MBA Partners Award) △‘Skylab Games’ (Business Research Society Award). The award benefit for the four startup team awardees is the admission to Iljin Center for Startup Incubation, KUBS Startup Institute starting from July 2018. The admitted teams are also eligible for financial support and educational program by Startup Institute. They are eligible for mentoring program with current startup entrepreneurs, industry experts, and venture capitalists, from which the teams can get practical assistance. In addition, the admitted teams are eligible for professional assistance from Kim & Chang Law Firm and PwC Korea.   The 2018 Startup Express Summer Season event is sponsored by Korea University F-MBA Partners, Korea University Business Research Society and Korea University LINC+ Cooperation. F-MBA Partners comprised of KUBS Finance MBA alumni donated two million won. Korea University Business Research Society, who are KUBS Executive MBA alumni made the contribution of one million won. Korea University Business Research Society, in particular, has made the contribution for the fifth times.
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KUBScholars Open Seminar in June (Study Abroad Prep Program)
KUBScholars Open Seminar in June (Study Abroad Prep Program) On June 5 at Room 210, LG-POSCO Building, the Business School’s study abroad preparation program ‘KUBScholars’ (academic advisor: Professor Byung Cho Kim) had its open seminar in June. The guest speaker was Jae-Pil Lee (Business ‘09), who is a prospective doctoral candidate in Economics at Carnegie Mellon University.     After he graduated from Korea University Business School in 2015, Mr. Lee signed up for KUBScholars to prepare for his study overseas. He then started his master’s degree at London School of Economics in 2016 and graduated last year. The topic of his lecture was ‘My Studying Abroad Experience: Tips and Advice’, where he shared his experience of studying overseas with the audience. In the Q&A session afterward, the participants raised some of the practical questions. As regards who to request the letter of recommendation, Mr. Lee responded “I suggest you to request of the letter to your academic advisor, but I would also suggest you to request the letters from the professor of the courses you were good at, as well as professors you are close with.” He added, “As long as you are committed, I think it is a good idea to planning a career in academia. Do not worry about your weakness – you will figure it out.”     KUBScholar program is designed to assist students with academic life abroad, offering useful tips and information through the mentoring program. Seminars are delivered by academics who have overseas studying experience. For further information, please contact via email to KUBScholars President Hyunji Lee (hjilee17@korea.ac.kr).  
Jun 07, 2018
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KUBS Alumni’s Unique Donation Culture
KUBS Alumni’s Unique Donation Culture The Story of Endless Donation Relay, the Love for KUBS South Korea became the world's 12th highest country of GNI (Gross National Income), however, the nation is the 62nd country for WGI (World Giving Index). Though it has been a while since Korea became one of the countries that is capable of providing financial aid to developing nations, there has been concerns that more attention needs to be paid to the donation culture in Korea. Nonetheless, Korea University, KUBS in particular continues its unique tradition of donation by its alumni. The continuous love for KUBS lives on. KUBS has been running its own scholarship program supported by the alumni, which demonstrates the unique culture and strong network at KUBS. As a result, current KUBS students now have a wider access to scholarship opportunities than ever before. Each time KUBS holds a special ceremony to appreciate the contribution. In addition, on each classroom at LG-POSCO Building as well as on every single chair in the classrooms, names of the donators are indicated to commemorate their contributions. Moreover, the Department of Development and External Affairs, the department in charge of the fundraising for the entire university, releases externally the name of donator and the amount of contribution through the media including KU News for the major donations.   The Story of Endless Donation Relay, the Love for KUBS   KUBS students now have a wider access to scholarship opportunities than ever before. For the recent 2 years as of fall semester 2016, approximately a total of 3.1 billion KRW has been donated to source KUBS scholarship. The total number of scholarship beneficiaries during the last two years were 1,063, inclusive of the duplicated recipients. 100 million won from Alumni Association at KPMG Samjung accounting firm (President=Seung Yeol Yang, Business ‘83) A total of 230 KU alumni accountants at KPMG Samjung accounting firm raised funds for KUBS. They pledged to contribute 20 million won every year for 5 years, 100-million-won total. The funds will source to support future accountants. President Seung Yeol, Yang mentioned “We wish the students to study in a better educational environment and grow up as accountants who lead the society. We hope we would be able to make contributions to support the School’s further improvements.” 100 million won from Mong Jin, Jeong(Business ‘79), Chairman of KCC KUBS Alumnus Mong Jin, Jeong, contributed 100 million won, which will be a source of KCC Scholarship. Mong-Jin, Chung, CEO of KCC continues his contribution to KUBS through the scholarship through the MnJ Foundation. 50 million won from Sun Yong Lee (Business ‘80), CEO of Asian Star., Inc. Sun Yong Lee, CEO of Asian Star., Inc., contributed 50 million won for the development of KUBS. He said that he was honored to return the favor that he had received. 50 million won from the KUBS Entering Class of 1986 Association In celebration of their 25th admission anniversary, the Entering Class of 1986 Association fundraised the scholarship worth 360 million won to KUBS since the 31st KUBS Alumni Night held in 2011. They also delivered 50 million won this year for the development of KUBS. 20 million won from Changsoo Heo(Business ‘67), CEO of GS Group Alumnus Changsoo Heo, CEO of GS group made a constant contribution to KUBS since 2005 through ‘Namchon Scholarship’, as requested by Jun Koo, Heo, honorary chairman of GS Engineering & Construction. The total amount of Namchon Scholarship since its commencement has reached 323 million won, with the additional donation of 20 million won in 2017. 50 million won from Ms. Hwayoung Lee, daughter of professor Sanghoon Lee Ms. Hwayoung Lee, daughter of the very first KUBS Dean Sang Hoon Lee contributed 50 million won to finance further improvement of KUBS. At the ceremony, Ms. Lee said “It feels like yesterday the day when I hung around with my father at KUBS main building. I have always wanted to do something meaningful when I look back, and I thought the donation would be a great start.” 70 million won from the vice president Deok-Hee Jo Vice President Deok-Hee Jo, the wife of KUBS alumnus Poong-eon Jo (Commerce 59), contributed 70 million won as a part of So-Am Scholarship. So-Am Scholarship was made by Poong-eon Jo during his lifetime to inspire the academic commitment of the students. After his death, his wife continues to follow his wish. With this donation, a total amount of contribution reached a billion won. 20 million won from Min Yoong, Yoon (Business ‘99), CEO of community ‘Soo Man Hui’ Min Woong Yoon, the CEO of the famous community for the college entrance examinees, Soo Man Hui and the CEO of a publisher, Tenball Story, contributed 20 million won to the Business School. He said that he also won scholarship twice while he was studying at KUBS after he was released from the military service. And he mentioned that he was grateful to return the scholarship that he had received – with the amount of interest as well. 50 million won from Byung Chae, Kim(Business ‘77), CEO of Poinix Byung Chae, Kim, CEO of Poinix donated 50 million won and said he always had wished to be a part the School’s improvement. Established in 2003, Poinix Inc. is a company specialized in pavement technology, with their best-selling product ‘RSBS modified Double Layer Porous Asphalt’ that has a remarkable soundproof capacity on traffic noise. 100 million one from Hong Mae, Kim, CEO of Dong Won Phoenix., Inc. CEO Hong Mae, Kim (MSP, the 76th) donated 100 million won to KUBS. He is the president of KUBS’s MBA Alumni Association and the vice president of Korea University Alumni Association. He said, “I have always wanted to do something that provides educational support for the future generations. And I hope more students would be able to focus on their goals through the financial support.” 50 million won from Yoon Dae, Euh (Business ‘63), Professor Emeritus ‘Euh Yoon Dae Friendship Scholarship’ will be used to finance the airfare for exchange students participating in the University of Michigan. Yoon Dae Euh, Professor Emeritus and the 15th President of KU since 2003, devoted himself to the project, Global KU, during his tenure. 50 million won from Yoon Dae, Euh (Business ‘63), Professor Emeritus ‘Euh Yoon Dae Friendship Scholarship’ will be used to finance the airfare for exchange students participating in the University of Michigan. Yoon Dae Euh, Professor Emeritus and the 15th President of KU since 2003, devoted himself to the project, Global KU, during his tenure.
Jul 06, 2018
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[The 60th Anniversary of IBRE] Looking Back Through History of IBRE
[The 60th Anniversary of IBRE] Looking Back Through History of IBRE   Korea’s first university-affiliated research center, Institute for Business Research & Education’s (IBRE, Director=Professor Chan Su Park) 60th anniversary of the foundation has come. It has been a fundamental step to Korea University Business School’s development to one of the top note universities in the world. Looking back through the history of IBRE, there have been two major stages of the center’s development. For the first 40 years, IBRE focused on institute-oriented research projects, education projects, publication, and held academic events as ‘IBRE-oriented period’. Since the mid-90s, ‘center-oriented period’, IBRE has focused on establishing research centers classified by majors, following a drift towards subdivision of business administration.     ‘Business Research Focused Period’ IBRE commenced in 1958, 1st of June, it was an affiliated institution of the College of Commerce, Korea University. Within two years of its establishment, IBRE was grown to be a part of Korea University, and it performed a management efficiency assessment of ‘First City Bank of Korea’. IBRE first published ‘Korea University Business Journal’, which is the very first weekly business journal in Korea. In 1962, IBRE was in charge of cost accounting test on Cheil Industries Inc. and 2 other companies. It was the first cost accounting assessment performed by a university research institute in Korea.   In addition, IBRE contributed to the extension of the application of business administration to the Korean government and public sectors. One of the examples is ACMS (Army Command Management System) performed from 1961 to 1963, which is the adoption of business administration to the military forces. Another example is a research on government administration requested by the Government’s Administrative Reform Committee in 1965. In addition to that, the Ministry of Commerce and Industry commissioned IBRE to create management indicators for small and medium-sized enterprises and conduct the first domestic per unit production cost inquiry. Since the mid-1980s, IBRE held academic conferences with renowned universities overseas, which promoted academic exchange in Korea and further.   At the same time, IBRE affirmed its position as the first and best university-affiliated institute by the publication of a range of journals in addition to KU Business Journal. IBRE issued ‘Business Monthly Newsletter’, as well as ‘Price Level Monthly Newsletter’ and ‘Business Research’ in 1964. IBRE also issued other types of publications: △The Completed Works of Business Administration △The Completed Works of Accounting △The Collection of Business Administration △A Compendium of Business Administration △Dictionary of Business Administration △A Series of Business Administration. ‘IBRE Sub-center Focused Period’ With the establishment of a Center for Asian Business Research in 1995, IBRE opened up its new era of the center-oriented development. IBRE commenced a variety of research centers to promote the specialization of each division in business administration.   In addition, IBRE developed to a key institute of academic-industrial cooperation by the commencement of corporate training program. Designed for the success of a business’s goal and strategy, the corporate training program was first started ‘MBA Program at Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.’ in 1999. In 2017, IBRE started △RM Prestige Program at Shinhan Bank △SK Win-win Growth MBA Program △Global Leadership Course at CJ Cheil Jedang Corporation △Hi-Business School Program at Hyundai Marine & Fire Insurance. On the other hand, IBRE continued its work on publication; from 2008 to 2013, IBRE issued an annual ‘Business Operation Way’ as a part of the collaboration with the Federation of Korean Industries.   The growth of IBRE is continuing, so as its attempts at new projects. In 2017, IBRE organized a research group – a smaller unit than the research center to best focus on the rapidly emerging areas of research. Examples include ‘Market-oriented Big Data and IoT Research Group’ and ‘Management Philosophy Research Group’ commenced in December 2017. IBRE aims to work on further establishments of research groups organized by the researchers’ areas of interest.   More Articles on the 60th Anniversary of IBRE The 60th Year Celebration Ceremony for Korea University IBRE The 60th Year Anniversary of IBRE - A Range of Special Events [Memoir] "Congratulations on the IBRE's 60th year anniversary" - Professor Emeritus Cho, Ik Soon, Professor Emeritus Jee, Chung [Interview] Professor Chan Su Park, the 31st Director of IBRE - “Opening Up a New Chapter of IBRE's history by the Commencement of Research Groups”
Jul 06, 2018
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[International Student Exchange] A Memorable Time Spent in China
[International Student Exchange] A Memorable Time Spent in China   I spent a semester at Ghanghua School of Management, Peking University, China, during the Fall semester, 2017. Ghanghua School of Management is one of the schools where top students in China are admitted, and I was able to experience that myself – they have strong academic commitment. Ghanghua School of Management offers separate classes for exchange students. Each course consists of 8, 12, and 16 weeks’ programs, and so you can earn credit hours depending on the duration of the course. Most classes open for exchange students are taught in English. In fact, I did not have much chance to meet with the local students at the university. I joined one of the university’s societies so that I can socialize with local students. The main task we did at the society was to meet up for a rehearse every week, and that’s when I made quite a lot of local friends. I also attended ‘language-exchange buddy’ program, where I was able to improve my Chinese and English with my language buddy. Life in China was way more convenient than I thought it would be. You can make payments with your mobile phone, and the bike share system was very accessible anywhere in the city. Overall price is much lower than South Korea and the delivery service was very useful, too. I won’t forget the times I had during my exchange semester in China. I think exchange programs are such a great chance that you can only access during your degree, that allows you to have a valuable experience overseas.   Yeonju Lee (Business’15)  
Jul 05, 2018
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[Partner School] Peking University, Center of China’s Education
[Partner School] Peking University, Center of China's Education   Peking University, located in Haidian Qu, Beijing, China, was established in 1898. The university is known for its long history; it is the oldest tertiary education institution in China. As of 1990s, the university broadened areas of study with the commencement of business administration, and has kept its reputation until now. Peking University is closely related to significant historical events like The May Fourth Movement. Notable alumni are Mao Zedong, Lu Xun, Gu Hong Ming, Hooxi, Mao Kun, Li Da Zhao, Chen Duxiu, and the current Premier of the State Council of the People’s Republic of China, Li Keqiang. Peking University has approximately 15,000 students enrolled in undergraduate degree, of which 16 percent (3,000) are international students. Peking University has over 4,000 full-time academic staffs who are committed to educating students. Their remarkable rankings demonstrate their position as one of the best universities across the world. Peking University placed 26th in the World Economic Forum (WEF). In addition, Chinese Universities Alumni Association, CUAA ranked Peking University as the best university in China. Peking University has garnered impressive results on global rankings. According to WEF, World Economic Forum, it was ranked one of the top prestigious colleges across the world. In addition, CUAA, Chineses Universities Alumni Association, announced it as the best university in China.   KUBS has signed a partnership with the Ghanghua School of Management, the College of Business at Peking university to facilitate academic exchanges between the two schools. 
Jul 05, 2018
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[Interview with a PhD Holder-Appointed to Professorship Overseas] “Have Your Thesis Portfolio Prepared for Your Goal”
[Interview with a PhD Holder-Appointed to Professorship Overseas]  “Have Your Thesis Portfolio Prepared for Your Goal   Jiyoung SHIN, Ph.D.(International Business ‘11) /Appointed at University of Groningen, the Netherland   Q. Could you please introduce yourself to our readers? I received my master’s and PhD in international business at Korea University. I am a “domestic” PhD holder, if you like. After completing PhD, I worked at Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, Canada for two years as a postdoctoral researcher. I started applying in winter 2017, when I decided to settle in at schools overseas and got appointed as an assistant professor at the University of Groningen, Netherlands this March. Q. What made you start for a postgraduate degree? I worked for a company for a while after my undergraduate study. As work took over my everyday life, I thought, “If this keeps going, a life that keeps me from going any further than what I am already capable of, any hopes of a better future would be nonexistent.” What could I do for the rest of my life without getting tired of, and enable self-actualization at the same time? The answer led me to postgraduate study. Q. What do you think is the benefit of study for a postgraduate degree at KUBS; Could you tell us what types of assistance did you get from the School? Professors, especially those in international business, help both PhD students and master’s students out so they can attend and give presentations at international seminars. Also, the KUBS graduate program supports students as well, so students can participate in international seminars with a minimum concern on the financial burden. During my PhD, I was able to attend international seminars quite often actually, as a part of the support from my professors and the School. I was able to ask questions and get advice from researchers across the world. I think that was one of the things that helped me a lot as I made job applications overseas. Q. What were the biggest obstacles you had to overcome during your study, and how did you get through them? Nothing actually comes to mind when I look back. Probably because I’m much more optimistic than the average person. I tried not to compare myself to others and instead focused on my own dynamics, and this attitude undoubtedly helped me get through the doctoral degree. Q. Any tips on how to work on your thesis and the appointment to professorship? The most important thing is to think carefully about what your goal is and be committed to your goal. You must be aware of the distinction between universities in Korea and overseas, and you should be prepared accordingly. You must have a concrete idea of what you would like to achieve and work on your thesis portfolio; I think these are the keys to reach your goal. Q. What areas of study are you planning to concentrate on? The main issue is corporate social responsibility. I am researching the reasons why MNCs must fulfill CSR, to persuade not only corporations but stakeholders as well. It is what I plan to focus on for the next 10 years or so.
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[Undergraduate Career Story] Min-Ju Kim (Business ‘12) | L’Oreal Korea
[Undergraduate Career Story] Min-Ju Kim (Business ‘12) at L’Oreal Korea Min-Ju Kim (Business ‘12)  |  L’Oreal Korea Q. Could you please introduce yourself to our readers? Hello, I am Min-ju Kim. I am majoring in Business Administration, entering class of 2012. I currently work for L’Oreal Korea.   Q. What are some major experiences during your undergraduate years that helped you start off on your career? I participated in four internships during my undergraduate degree, searching for the type of work and the field I wanted to build a career in. Thanks to hands-on work experience and learning by trial and error, I was able to establish my career path - marketing specialized in foreign affiliated consumer goods.   Q. What was the reason that you chose to work for L’Oreal? Apart from my interest and experience in the field, I thought I will be a good fit for the unique culture at L’Oreal. L’Oreal runs internship programs twice a year, and their job positions are open to those with internship experience at L’Oreal only. During the internship for a couple of months, I was able to experience real-life office culture. L’Oreal highly values an active attitude and flexibility of ideas, and I was convinced that I am a good fit for it.   Q. Could you tell us more about your job description and some of the characteristics of the corporate culture at L’Oreal? L’Oreal offers an MT Program designed for its new employees. It is the L’Oreal’s unique program that the employees’ work for a variety of departments for the first six to 18 months. It allows them to get the idea on the overall operation of the company. The purpose of the program is for the new employees to be familiar with the company’s business models, as well as their diverse job descriptions. The program is also a great start to build a network with other employees, so I think the MT program is one of the key aspects that represent the overall corporate culture at L’Oreal. I am building experience on a variety of tasks as a part of the MT Program. Currently I am in charge of digital marketing and PR of the new and improved La Roche-Posay Effaclar Duo[+] launch in the IMC+ E-Commerce team of the Hospital and Pharmacy Business Division. It is very rewarding when I read the target consumers’ positive reviews on our products, after the online advertisement I was responsible for. I think the corporate culture is quite horizontal, which I am highly satisfied and grateful that even though I am a junior at the office I am allowed to make a decision and lead my own projects. It is quite nice that I get used to different types of job descriptions within the short period of time, which is very rewarding in terms of my personal development as well.   Q. Could you share your tips on how you prepared for the job applications? I had my English resume and cover letter edited by my seniors, professors, as well as KUBS Career Hub. I went over them multiple times to make sure that they are clear and precise. As regards interviews, I kept reminding myself that “I am just having a conversation – I am interviewing the interviewer!” to take it easy. I tried to make sure that I emphasized some of the keywords during the interview so I can make an articulate speech. If you are interested in applying for a job in the cosmetics industry, I recommend that you must articulate your ideas in ways in which you can demonstrate your interest in the industry.  
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