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
2012 Financial Times Executive MBA Rankings (12th Worldwide, No.1 in Korea)
2015 2nd re-accreditation from AACSB and EQUIS
2016 Founding of KUBS Worldwide University Business research Ranking
KUBS Achievements
◈ Dual International Accreditations
First education in Korea accredited by both AACSB and EQUIS
◈ Faculty Size
86 full-time faculty members (largest in Korea at the college level)
◈ Ranked 24th in Financial Times Top 100 Executive MBA Rankings 2016 (1st in Korea)
◈ Ranked 45th in Business & Management, 47th in Accounting & finance in 2017 QS World University Rankings by subject.
◈ Ranked 97th in 2017 Best Global Universities Rankings (U.S. News)
◈ Ranked 76th in THE World University Rankings 2016-2017 by Subject (1st in Korea)
◈ Ranked 119th 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 9 consecutive years (2008-2016, 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 (2017, CEO score)
◈ Ranked No. 1 “2017 AMP (Advanced Management Program) Preference Survey” among private universities.

KUBS Student Body
Programs Target Segments Total No. of Students No. of International Students
Undergraduate Degree (BBA) Top-level high school graduates 2150 389
Academic Graduate Degree
MS 4 Year college graduates 103 26
Ph.D. Master graduates 39 5
MS & Ph.D.
Unified course of the master’s and the doctor’s 10 0
S3 Asia MBA Mid-level managers in Korea, China, and Singapore 32 12
GMBA & CEMS Mid-Level managers 71 22
Finance MBA Prospective finance industry experts Under Program Reconstruction
Korea MBA Part-time (Evening) MBA 379 1
Executive MBA Senior managers 102 3
(As of 2017 Fall semester)