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, Top-Ranked Business School in The 2018 University Rankings By Korea JoongAng Daily
KUBS Student Body
Programs Target Segments Total No. of Students No. of International Students
Undergraduate Degree (BBA) Top-level high school graduates 2253 521
Academic Graduate Degree
MS 4 Year college graduates 107 29
Ph.D. Master graduates 28 2
MS & Ph.D.
Unified course of the master’s and the doctor’s 8 1
S3 Asia MBA Mid-level managers in Korea, China, and Singapore 50 28
GMBA & CEMS Mid-Level managers 64 23
Finance MBA Prospective finance industry experts 30 0
Korea MBA Part-time (Evening) MBA 373 2
Executive MBA Senior managers 96 2
(As of 2018 Fall semester)