Interview with Korea MBA Student Kim Min-seok
Interview with Korea MBA Student Kim Min-seok   Q. Please introduce yourself. Hello, I'm Kim Minseok, a student of Korea MBA. (Admitted in '18) I am currently in charge of HR strategy establishment and overseas subsidiaries, branch offices and Joint Venture management at SK Innovation's HR Strategy Office. After majoring in German language and business administration at Hankuk Universify of Foreign Studies and the University of Delaware in 2010, I worked in personnel and strategy planning at the U.S. Senate, Aon Hewitt, Samsung Life Public Welfare Foundation, and Samsung C&T.   Q. What made you decide to pursue an MBA degree? As I have a career focused on large corporations, I have seen myself pursuing stability rather than growth in career development. I decided that change, growth, and innovation were necessary in my life, and I started thinking seriously about MBA. As a member of a company, I would ask myself what would happen if my company became difficult. If I'm not competitive enough, there won't be room for me at the company, whether it's Samsung or SK. On the other hand, I thought that if I had my own differentiated competitive edge, I could always paint the life I wanted. I thought deeply about how I could gain additional competitiveness in a short period of time, and concluded that getting an MBA degree could be the answer.   Q. Why did you choose Korea MBA from Korea University among various MBA programs at home and abroad? I did not consider programs other than Korea MBA among domestic MBA programs. I thought that the Korea MBA's excellent curriculum, various job-specific meetings such as HR, marketing, start-up, planning, and IT, and the bond between students was a clear differentiator.   Also, I think the support and understanding of family members is an important part of continuing to study. My wife and father-in-law, who graduated from Korea University, are the most active supporters and supporters of my graduate school life. In the course of both work and study, there are situations in which my two children and my wife are inevitably asked for understanding and consideration. I still have an active graduate school life with the help of my wife, who is a strong supporter of me. I don't think I can write this now without my wife who supported my choice and decision even before I entered school. I'd like to take this opportunity to express my gratitude.   Q. What was the most helpful thing about attending the Korea MBA? It is the strongest network of Korea MBA. I have always been thirsty about forming a domestic network because I spent my elementary school days in Germany and graduated from college in the U.S. Then in March 2018, 200 graduate school students and 200 seniors became part of my life. Of all the changes that have been made in my life, I dare say that this is in the top five that has changed my life differently and positively. I formed relationships between my fellow students who work in companies representing Korea and in various foreign companies, and benchmarking through high-level networks provided by them improved my work productivity.   With the help of the Korea MBA's human network, I have recently joined the preparation and planning of my father's painting exhibition. I am also conducting projects in the form of MBA-Real Case to plan new exhibitions together with the advice and assistance of leading marketing, public relations and planning experts within the Korea MBA. In addition, I am expanding my expertise in many ways by applying the marketing and promotional knowledge that I learned through the class to our case.   Q. Please advise those who are considering entering Korea MBA. There are many people who think that it is difficult to make a true human relationship in graduate school. But I had the chance to meet a friend who understands me best in Korea MBA, another friend who gives me sincere advice when I'm worried about the future, and a friend who really cares and cares for me.   When I have a problem while working on HR or planning, I discuss it with my colleagues in various work areas in Korea MBA to find a suitable solution. If you actively engage in presentation and discussion-oriented classes, you gain confidence in your company's work as well. In addition to work and academic aspects, the Korea MBA has made my life more prosperous. If you want to drink wine, you can drink wine with the school wine club after class, and if you want to play golf, you can go rounding with your school golf club.   As such, the Korea MBA has energized various aspects of my life, and is now my precious life-partner. I also went to Korea MBA with a lot of thought, but I have never regretted it. I strongly recommend that you increase your value and create relationships with your invaluable peers and seniors who will remain forever through the Korea MBA.  
Sep 30, 2019
Information Session for MS/PhD and Business Analytics (MS) Held
Information Session for MS/PhD and Business Analytics (MS) Held   On September 26-27, there was an information session for the Business Administration Department of Korea University Graduate School and the new Business Analytics program.   First, on September 26, there was an information session for the Master's and Doctor's program at Korea University Graduate School; information on the curriculum, research support and scholarship that will change from the 2020 academic year was provided.   Professor Baeho Kim delivered a detailed explanation of the department and its major programs, which will change from the 2020 academic year. "The Graduate School system, which was earlier separated into Business Administration and International Business, will be integrated into Business Administration. International Business program will be established within the Business Administration department," Kim said. He then provided explanations for various programs, including the BK21 Plus program, research support and scholarship system, the method of selecting your professor and exchange student program. Finally, Professor Kim said, "I hope that through the MS and PhD program offered at KUBS, you could become a business scholar required by the society."   On September 27, an information session on Business Analytics (BA) program was held at LG-POSCO Building, Room 433.   First, Professor Kim explained the paradigm of new education for business administration as the purpose of creating the BA program. "With the era of Big Data, we came to realize that it is nearly impossible to handle the data efficiently with the existing method," said Kim. "The BA program is the result of our consideration over how graduate-level education should change in an era where communication channels are diversified. Moreover, as the nation`s top research-oriented university, KUBS established BA program with some sense of social responsibility,” he added.   Professor Kim then explained the features and visions of BA program. “BA is an analytical framework to solve strategic, tactical, and operational problems in the era of the Fourth Industrial Revolution through capabilities in data analysis such as statistics, mathematics, data programming, and other related professional knowledge," he said. "This program aims to nurture interdisciplinary talent with skills in various areas including statistics, computers, mathematics and economics, based on business mindset."   In particular, the BA program is the first full-time, one-year course for a master's degree at a Korean university; it also removed the written thesis from the graduation requirement. Behind this decision was the need for higher education that aims for industrial-academic cooperation, which seeks to help students enter the field immediately after a year of intensive learning. “Our program is based on academic aspects, but it is a professional MS program consisting of project-oriented subjects that can be used directly in the field," said Kim. "Capstone project from a practical perspective will replace the thesis." Capstone Project will receive data that are actually used in the field and combine the information learned in the course to generate meaningful result.   The BA program requires 32 credits, and is operated under the 'six-module system'. The spring semester will be separated into Module 1 and 2, the summer into Module 3, the fall semester into Module 4 and 5, and the winter to Module 6; each module will last for two-months. 12 credits of required courses must be completed in Module 1 and 2, and 12 credits of selected courses can be completed in Module 4 and 5. The remaining 8 credits are for the capstone project.   Anyone who has a bachelor’s degree can apply to BA program, and there are no restrictions on majors. Only about 30 Korean nationals will be selected this year. Submission of English test scores is mandatory, but there is no cutline for scores. Those with bachelor's degrees from foreign universities do not have to submit their English test scores. "We want people from various backgrounds to come together to develop analytic ability along with business mindset," said Professor Kim.        Applications for master's and doctor’s program at the Graduate School for the 2020 academic year will run from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Oct 1-7. The deadline for document submission is 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Oct. 1-10. For detailed information, students can visit the Graduate School website (http://graduate.korea.ac.kr).
Sep 30, 2019
KUBS Introduces New Master's Program: Business Analytics (BA)
KUBS Introduces New Master's Program: Business Analytics (BA)   KUBS Introduces New Master's Program: Business Analytics (BA) – a year-long higher education program tailed to society KUBS (Dean=Jae Wook Kim) plans to establish a Business Analytics major in the first semester of the 2020 academic year in order to meet the demands of the society. Through the one-year BA master's program, KUBS aims to lead the new paradigm of business administration education that combines high-tech information technology. Entering the era of the fourth industrial revolution caused by rapid digitalization throughout the industry, the need for digital transformation is emerging, encompassing a completely different way of strategic management, BM, partnership, value chain and decision structure. Required capabilities include high-tech IT such as the Internet of Things, Artificial Intelligence, Blockchain and Big Data, and the establishment of a new platform that can foster comprehensive problem-solving skills based on convergence is imperative for future managers. BA, a master's program at KUBS, will be established by recruiting new students once a year starting from the 2020 school year. Based on information ethics to support new types of decision making, a tailored system on the collection, access, integration, analysis, prediction and inference of large-scale data will be established. Unlike the existing master's and doctor's program at KUBS, the BA master's program is operated on a two-month module system; after completing a one-year program of a total of six modules, students can obtain a master's degree and quickly go into the field. In addition, instead of writing a dissertation, the capston project will be carried out to give students opportunities for on-site close training. Through the BA master's program with a total of 32 credits, students will be able to expand their understanding of management based on knowledge in mathematical statistics and become data professionals with designing techniques, utilizing capabilities and information ethics for data analysis. Students will be engaged in a comprehensive area that requires cutting-edge technologies in digital and mobile sectors. Applications for the 2020 academic year will run from Oct. 1 to Oct. 7. More information can be found on graduate.korea.ac.kr (Information about BA program, please contact: 02-3290-1363).
Sep 23, 2019
[Lecture Series #5] Root Impact's Jung Kyung-Sun: "Building an Impact Business Ecosystem"
[Lecture Series #5] Root Impact's Jung Kyung-Sun: "Building an Impact Business Ecosystem"     The fifth lecture on the "Lecture Series" in 2019 hosted by Korea University Business School (Dean= Kim Jae Wook) and the KUBS Startup Station (Director= Kim Hicheon) was held at B205 of Hyundai Motor Company Hall on September 17th. Chung Kyung-Sun, who is the head of HGI, an impact investment firm, and the CIO (Chief Imaging Officer) of Root Impact, an organization that encourages the creation of a social corporate ecosystem, appeared as the speaker. Jung gave a lecture on the topic of "Global Trends in Impact Business and Introducing Social Venture Valley of Seongsudong"   Jung first explained the global trend of impact business. "Most of the companies are moving away from the traditional discourse of maximizing the interests of their shareholders," he said. "We share the view that the purpose of capital is to provide a free and fair life experience for everyone." "As a result of the destructive work that mankind has done in the past, we are spending a lot of money on the government level, and we have to spend it," he said. "So the scale of the impact business will only grow." Jung stressed that the impact business ecosystem should be created in this regard.   Jung Kyung Sun then introduced Root Impact in which he is serving as a CIO. "The impact business ecosystem is not established simply with a single businessman and a single social enterprise," Jung said. "Root Impact was established in 2012 with a vision of balanced growth and becoming the root of various stakeholders." "I want to help people who strive for social problems in the big framework of social enterprises," he said. "We're currently creating a co-working space, a "heyground," providing space for entrepreneurs, and we're working on a lot of projects, including the co-living house, the "Dwell house" and the co-learning community program."   Jung also explained about the Social Venture Valley located in Seongsudong. "It is the Seongsudong Social Venture Valley that has physically implemented the aforementioned concept of ecosystem," he said. "We are working together with the idea that companies that have entered the market may be considered competitors, but eventually companies are working toward universal good." On the social venture valley in Seongsudong, he added, "This is a significant expansion of the impact ecosystem."   Many students asked questions in the question-and-answer session that followed after the lecture. One Business student asked what the contingency plan would be when many impact business startups are often relying on support from the government or large companies. "In principle, it is right to create a program that does not incur losses without support," Jung said. "We need to focus on the essence of a start-up and lay the foundation for explosive growth when we receive investment."   The KUBS Startup Station is providing start-up education every semester through the "Lecture on demand" series, which is a working-level special lecture series, and the "Lecture series," which is a special lecture series on startups and ventures. The special lectures are open courses, and any student interested in starting a business as well as stakeholders of the tenant companies can participate. For related inquiries, call the startup station (02-3290-1699).  
Sep 21, 2019
[Lecture on Demand #3] "Finding the Touchpoints of Early Businesses and Investors" – Professor Jaiho Chung, Startup Institute
[Lecture on Demand #3] "Finding the Touchpoints of Early Businesses and Investors" – Professor Jaiho Chung, Startup Institute     The third lecture of "Lecture on Demand" in 2019 hosted by Korea University Business School Startup Institute was held at The Stage on the second floor of the KUBS Main Building at 4 p.m., September 10th. Professor Jaiho Chung gave a lecture on "Finding the Touchpoints of Early Businesses and Investors." Chung delivered practical advice on how to lead a natural conversation to receive initial investment for startup teams, who are not used to receiving initial investment.   Chung explained the common mistakes startups make when talking to investors. “It is very difficult to induce investors to be confident in their decisions," he said, stressing the importance of thinking from the investor's perspective. “First of all, you need to be able to judge for yourselves why you should receive investment and whether it is the right time to receive it," he said, adding, "You need to attract investment at a time when you are so confident that you should shorten the period of growth, after your dreams, visions and growth strategies are clearly laid out."   He also elaborated on what should be considered in attracting investment by dividing into the cases of angel, accelerator and crowdfunding. For example, in the event of a securitized crowdfunding, the IR strategy direction should be clarified first, since the investor will pay great attention to the outcome of the funding.   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).  
Sep 19, 2019
2019 Korea-Yonsei University Championships ‘Ko-Yon Jeon’
2019 Korea-Yonsei University Championships ‘Ko-Yon Jeon’ Full cancellation of the second day schedule due to the typhoon.   2019 Korea-Yonsei University Championships (hereinbelow Ko-Yon Jeon) was canceled on the second day for the first time in history due to the influence of Typhoon ‘LingLing’. As a result, this year's Ko-Yon Jeon ended with only three events: baseball, ice hockey and basketball. Despite the expectation to wipe out the disgrace of former defeat, Korea University failed to complete the schedule due to the typhoon.   In the baseball match, which marks the start of Ko-Yon Jeon, Korea University unfortunately lost 3-6. The game started at 11 a.m. as scheduled, although it was uncertain whether the game would proceed due to the rainstorm after the opening ceremony was wrapped up. Korea University was on the losing side by one to three until the fifth inning. After the fifth inning, however, the game was interrupted for about an hour due to a sudden shower, and Korea University took advantage of this opportunity to win the losing game. In the top of the sixth inning, Jang Jun-hwan (PE ‘18) and Lee Jae-hong (PE ‘17) all walked to base, and by a sacrifice bunt by Kim Gil-joong (17), the team made a chance for runners-up to second and third base. After Yonsei University team replaced its pitcher, Kang Joon-hyuk (PE ‘17) made a bases-loaded chance with one out, while Na Young-chae, the second baseman of Yonsei University made a mistake, and this led to a 3-3 tie. In the seventh inning, however, Korea University allowed three-run hit to Yonsei University's Baek Do-ryul, and lost the game by 3:6.   Korea University lost the ice hockey match by 1-for-4. Korea University and Yonsei University continued their intense game with aggressive play early in the game. In the second period, the two sides fought fiercely to score the first goal, but Korea University allowed Yonsei University's Jung Hyun-jin to make the first goal. However, Korea University still showed a stable defense and did not allow additional runs, and Shin Sang-yoon (PE ’16), made an equalizer right after the loss. But Korea University then allowed Oh In-soo of Yonsei University to come from behind again, and the second period ended. Shortly after the start of the third period match, the two schools were expected to face a tight match from the beginning of the game, but Korea University failed to regain the victory by allowing two additional goals for Yonsei University.   In basketball, which was the last game of the first day, Korea University won 82-71. Korea University led the game by a wide gap in score from the beginning. Korea University started the first quarter with a clean outside shot by Jeong Ho-young (PE ’18). Park Jung-hyun(PE o’16)'s aggressive rebound and Shin Min-seok (PE ’18)’s outside shot, widened the gap to more than double-core, while Yonsei University was completely blocked by Korea University's aggressive attacks. In the second quarter, Korea University continued its offensive game. The two schools continued the match with a series of foul plays, but the score was not overturned. In the third quarter, Korea University played an active defense, while Yonsei University had difficulty attacking, widening the gap to 53:36. Yonsei only hovered outside, struggling with the defense of Korea University. Korea University continued to lead the game by continuing its attacks, and just before the end of the match, Lee Woo-suk (PE ’18) made an outside shot. The game in a 82-71 victory for Korea University. Following the victory in basketball, Korea University expected another victory in rugby and football, but decided to cancel the game on the second day of the match (September 7th) through a discussion with Yonsei University. Football and rugby matches were scheduled for the day at Seoul Mokdong Main Stadium, but the two universities announced through text message: “The second day match of the 2019 Ko-Yon Jeon is suspended following an agreement between the two schools to prevent safety accidents due to the influence of the typhoon. We hope no inconvenience from visiting the stadium, and we promise to win the 2020 Ko-Yon Jeon." Both schools said they had no plans for a re arrangement of the match at the moment. After the championships closed, one of the audience Min Ji-young (Korean Lang & Lit ’14) commented, “I was able to feel the energy of the players as I was able to see the effort of the players. Even though the schedule for the second day was cancelled, I enjoyed the match with my friends, and I am looking forward to next year’s Ko-Yon Jeon because we have not been able to compete properly this time." "It was great to watch the game on the big screen at the Democratic Plaza (=Minju Gwangjang) and enjoy the math with students who couldn't go to the stadium," said Lee Ha-gyeong (Home Economics Education ’16). She went on, “I would like to express my deep support to both the players who played hard, and those who couldn’t play due to the weather.”    
Sep 09, 2019
Professor Park Myung Sub and Professor Moon Hyoung Koo's Retirement Ceremony Held
Professor Park Myung Sub and Professor Moon Hyoung Koo's Retirement Ceremony Held The retirement ceremony for professors who have worked at Korea University Business School for a long time was held at 6 p.m. on August 28 at Ahn Young-il Hall of LG-POSCO Building. The retirement ceremony was prepared by KUBS to celebrate the honorable retirement of Professor Park Myung Sub and Professor Moon Hyoung Koo, who has been with KUBS with their long-lasting love and passion. The event was attended by several fellow professors and staff, including Park Myung Sub and Moon Hyoung Koo, who are to retire from the school.   The first order was to introduce the two professors who are to retire. Professor Park Myung Sub's introduction was led by Professor Shin Ho-jeong of the LSOM sector, and Professor Moon Hyoung Koo's introduction was led by Professor Kim Young Kyu of Management sector. Professor Park Myung-sub majored in trade at Korea University, earned a Master's degree in Economics from Virginia State University in the U.S. and a doctorate in Business Administration from the University of Texas. Since then, Park first taught at Kansas State University in the U.S. in 1987, and has been a professor at KUBS since 1990. Professor Moon Hyoung Koo majored in English at Seoul National University, earned a Master's degree in Business Administration from Yonsei University and a doctorate in organizational behavior from Minnesota University in the U.S.. Moon has taught in KUBS since 1993.   "I had been taught by Professor Park Myung Sub in my undergraduate years, so I feel much more emotional," said Professor Shin. Professor Kim Young-gyu said, "Professor Moon Hyoung-koo is like a mother of our major," and added, "He has a warm and healthy smile, and he has always given love to not only us professor but also the students as well."   Then there was the order in which a thank-you prize was delivered. Kim Jae Wook, Dean of KUBS, delivered a plaque of appreciation to the two professors, which is by Korea University and the professors of KUBS. Kim Jae Wook expressed regret by letting the two professors leave. "As juniors of them, I am very grateful for them," said Kim Jae Wook during his retirement ceremony. He added, "Professor Park is the one who led the LSOM field at Korea University Business School, and Professor Moon Hyoung-koo has a deep affection for the school as he has so far led the cheering squad." Lastly he said, "I feel emotional being here; I hope the two professors don't forget about our school and continue to pay attention to our school."   The ensuing retirement speech showed the professors' love for and pride in school. After their retirement speech, a cake cutting ceremony and a toast ceremony followed. The professors and guests celebrated their retirement by sharing their memories with professors Park Myung Sub and Moon Hyoung Koo.  
Sep 04, 2019
Inbound and Outbound Orientation for Exchange Students in Fall, 2019
Inbound and Outbound Orientation for Exchange Students in Fall, 2019     Inbound and outbound exchange student orientation for the fall semester of 2019 was held at Ahn Young Il Hall and Cuckoo Hall of LG-POSCO Building on August 29(Thu). The event was attended by 115 exchange students from 56 schools in 20 countries, including China, Australia, the U.S. and Spain, 50 preliminary applicants for the KUBS SEP exchange program to be  dispatched in the spring semester of 2020, and KUBS Buddy. The orientation began with students at KUBS having time to interact with students from the exchange schools to be dispatched in the spring semester of next year. While KUBS students received practical information about the dispatched schools, foreign inbound exchange students received practical information about Korea University, followed by pleasant and informative conversations.   As for the outbound orientation, information session was held regarding the preparation procedure before dispatch, such as submission of additional documents, application for classes, visa issuance, and the grading of exchange students. "We welcome you to Korea's top business school, Korea University Business School," Professor Martin Hemmert said in a welcoming speech at the inbound orientation. He went on saying, "You will experience practical lectures here with a high level of students in an optimal environment, not a traditional and boring class." After the welcoming speech, foreign exchange students had time to promote friendship with the help from KUBS Buddy. KUBS Buddy is an organization under the KUBS International Office, and is conducting promotional activities to inform foreigners of Korea University Business School.  
Aug 30, 2019
Global MBA & Global MIM, Welcome to KUBS!
Global MBA & Global MIM, Welcome to KUBS!   The 2019 Global MBA, Global MIM (G-MBA, G-MIM hereafter) Welcome Ceremony and Orientation were held at SUPEX HALL, LG-POSCO Building on August 23. About 60 freshmen and faculty members including Dean Kim Jae Wook, Professor Shin Hojung and Professor Kim Kwanghyun attended the event. The orientation was held for two days and one night, including both the On-campus Orientation and the Off-campus Orientation held at COEX Intercontinental Hotel in Seoul.   First, the event began with Dean Kim's welcoming speech for freshmen. "KUBS has a very deep history of establishing an MBA program for the first time in Korea," said Dean Kim. "I hope your experiences are not limited to those within school." He also welcomed the freshmen, saying, "I wish you all a good luck because you will be able to become global leaders." The subsequent On-campus orientation sessions for G-MBA and G-MIM were held at Hyundai Motor Hall, Room 403 and 412 respectively. The G-MBA orientation was conducted by Professor Shin hojung, while G-MIM orientation was conducted by Professor Kim Kwanghyun. Each orientation was conducted by its principal professor, who guided the introduction of courses, schedule of academic affairs, gradings and graduation requirements.     Students later headed to the COEX Intercontinental Hotel in Seoul for a two-day off-Campus orientation. While on the move, freshmen experienced Korean culture by conducting group missions such as visiting representative locations in Seoul and purchasing souvenirs. After dinner together, students held a makgeolli drinking ceremony (sabalsik), a culture of Korea University, to build friendship and strengthen their sense of belonging. Then on 24th, a small souvenir was given to a group that presented the previous day's group mission. Wrapping up the two-day orientation, G-MIM Professor Kim Kwanghyun said, "It was spectacular to see you with different cultures and languages cheering together under the name of Korea University. I hope you all rely on each other and do your best to complete the course successfully." For more information on G-MBA and G-MIM courses, visit the Korea University Business School website at https://biz.korea.ac.kr, or contact us at 02-3290-5365.  
Aug 27, 2019
Pre-MBA Career Day for Global MBA Freshmen
Pre-MBA Career Day for Global MBA Freshme     "Pre-MBA Career Day," hosted by the Career Development Center of Korea University Business School, (Dean: Kim Jae-wook) was held on August 22 at Hyundai Motor Hall Room 403. The Pre-MBA Career Day, one of the most essential sessions of the 2019 Global MBA freshman Career Acceleration Program, is designed to help freshmen manage their careers and get job support.   First of all, the event began with the introduction of the Career Development Center and career development programs by Woo Jin-hwa, an employee of the Career Development Center. In the lecture that followed, Research Direct International (RDI) Worldwide CEO Gordon Dudley gave a speech on the topic of "Strategic approaches to the career." "I was also a Global MBA student like you 10 years ago," he said. "I worked at a Korean securities firm, though I’m from the U.K, and established an investment firm called RDI Worldwide after the G-MBA program."     He then asked students why they were attending the MBA program and students responded with answers. "It's very important to have a clear reason for a particular decision," Gordon Dudley said. "It's because it's the driving force and the sustainability of our efforts to achieve that goal." The process of building a career is not a sprint; it's a marathon," he said. "That is, studying for two years with an MBA may not bring the reward you want. “In that perspective,” he stressed, “a strategic approach to the career is essential, as it can save time and energy.”   Afterwards, the special lecture has been conducted in a free atmosphere, with identifying the motivation that drives G-MBA students to move by writing a psychological checklist, accordingly setting their own target careers, sharing and exchanging feedback "It was a very busy and difficult time while I was in the MBA program, but it was a very important time," Gordon Dudley said. "I hope you can experience a lot in here because it's the best asset.  
Aug 23, 2019
Homecoming Day for KUBS Graduates, Class of 1994
Homecoming Day for KUBS Graduates, Class of 1994   The homecoming day for KUBS Graduates, Class of 1994, was held at 7:30 pm on August 20 at LG-POSCO Building. The homecoming day was a special event organized by Dean Jae Wook Kim to encourage alumni members preparing the KUBS Alumni Night event. Attending the event were Dean Jae Wook Kim, Professor Joong Hyuk Kim, Professor Baeho Kim, Secretary-General Sung-ho Oh, and KUBS graduates including Chang-kyu Choi, Gil-sang Choi with 20 other classmates.   "The reason I brought you today is that I wish you have a good time with your alumni, not only to talk about the event, but also to renew each other's friendship," Kim said in a welcoming speech. “KUBS is the first of its kind in the country to hold an alumni night for nearly 40 years, and through this event, graduates are delivering an average of 100 million won worth of scholarships for KUBS students, said Sung-ho Oh, Secretary-General of KUBS. "It's all thanks to the support of our KUBS alumni, and I hope this evening will be a successful one as well."   The Class of 1994 also responded. First of all, Jae-hak Jeong expressed his feeling to visit his alma mater. "Thank you for inviting me to this special occasion," said Jeong. "I will ask for advice from my seniors in the Class of 1993 and work with them to prepare for this year's alumni night." "After graduation, I started to feel the importance of my alma mater, which I didn't know when I was in school," said Sang-mi Lee, Class of 1994. "I hope everyone has a good time today." After the introduction, the participants gathered together to take group photos, enjoy dinner and promote friendship.   The Class of 1994 also responded. First of all, Jae-hak Jeong expressed his feeling to visit his alma mater. "Thank you for inviting me to this special occasion," said Jeong. "I will ask for advice from my seniors in the Class of 1993 and work with them to prepare for this year's alumni night."     "After graduation, I started to feel the importance of my alma mater, which I didn't know when I was in school," said Sang-mi Lee, Class of 1994. "I hope everyone has a good time today." After the introduction, the participants gathered together to take group photos, enjoy dinner and promote friendship.
Aug 22, 2019
9 Months of Sweat and Effort: The E-MBA ELITE Project Presentation
9 Months of Sweat and Effort: The E-MBA ELITE Project Presentation   The presentation of the "Executive Learning and Interactive Team Excellence" (ELITE) project, which is held by the Executive MBA (E-MBA) of Korea University, was made on August 17th (Sat) at Room 530 of the LG-POSCO Hall.   The event was attended by Yoo Weon Sang, Associate Dean and Program Director at the Graduate School of Business Administration, and Chun Jae Uk, as well as professors Yoo Shijin, Lee Jae-Nam and Rhee Jay Hyuk, who led the project. In addition, Chairman and Vice President of FMASSOCIATES and others related to the businesses of the case studies such as Facilitator, and Kang Hee-ok, President of the Alumni Association, (E-MBA 17th) were also present.     About 70 people attended and listened to the presentation of six teams. Each team shared their preparations with the participants through a 40-minute presentation session. The six teams respectively presented on the topics of △Ways for the "Wearable Smart Glass" to advance into the domestic and overseas tourism markets △ Reading-m growth strategies using direct stores and reading platform, △Market analysis and marketing strategies to revitalize premium traditional liquor, △SENIORBOT's "Elderly-friendly Hyodol" sales and marketing strategies, △Inventing new items using heat blocking multi-films and methods of expanding the domestic market of heat blocking systems, △IoT, AI-based Silvercare platform. This project has been prepared for about nine months since December 2018.   "Though they are veterans of business who have been through a lot of ups and downs in the industry, I can feel the tension in the air today," said Yoo Weon Sang, Associate Dean and Program Director, before the announcement. "I hope you will share the results of your efforts and encourage and praise each other rather than think of it as a competition." "I think Korea University's E-MBA can become a global business school like Harvard's MBA," said Kang Hee-ok, President of the E-MBA Alumni Association. "With that mindset of pride, please present your ideas."     The E-MBA ELITE Project, a unique and distinctive subject of E-MBA at KUBS, involves students directly examining pending issues of sponsored companies and proposing problems to solve practical problems with outside experts.   During the semester, students can take part in solving practical problems, taking the internal problems and direction of change in a rapidly changing society from a management theory perspective. The main purpose of the subject is to develop students into "deciders with independent thinking" and to share with their peers the practical knowledge, analysis and solutions gained by individuals.   사진 확인하기
Aug 21, 2019
KUBS MBA Holds Graduation Ceremony for Fall 2018
KUBS MBA Holds Graduation Ceremony for Fall 2018     The graduation ceremony for KUBS MBA (Dean=Jae Wook Kim) was held at the Supex Hall of LG-POSCO Building at 3 pm on August 16. Attending the event were Jae Wook Kim (Dean of KUBS), Weon Sang Yoo (Vice Dean of KUBS MBA), and other faculty members. Graduates filled the venue with graduation gowns and master's caps. In total, there were 60 graduates majoring in three majors: Global MBA, Global MIM, and Korea MBA.   After some opening remarks, Professor Yoo said: "KUBS MBA is selected as the best MBA program in Korea by Hankyung Business.” He then talked about the remarkable achievements of KUBS MBA, which opened in 1963 for the first time in Korea.   "I sincerely congratulate all 60 graduates," Professor Kim said at the ceremony. "I hope you will be proud of having completed the rigorous course of KUBS during the past year. The global economic situation is not good, but based on your experience here, I hope you could create an opportunity to grow further.” “You are the most important asset of KUBS," he said. "KUBS will always wait for you to come back and share your experiences in the future."     After the ceremony, the degrees and academic prizes were given. The President’s Award was given to Anika Niemann (Global MBA), and the Dean’s Award was given to Chung-Hoon James Choo (Global MBA), and the Achievement Award to Kim Hyo-young, Park Minhee, Park Sang Min, Yoo Joonwoo, Alexander Charles Wirtz (Global MBA), and Julia Johanna Schmit (Global MIM). All those who attended the event showed their affection for the school by singing the school anthem at the end. Graduates also got up from their seat and threw their master's caps together in the air to celebrate each other. The number of recipients of this year's degree was 41 Global MBA students, 12 Global MIM students, and seven Korea MBA students.   사진 확인하기
Aug 20, 2019
Advanced Management Program (AMP) 86th Generation Course Completion Ceremony
Advanced Management Program (AMP) 86th Generation Course Completion Ceremony       Korea University Business School Advanced Management Program (hereinbelow AMP) 86th generation course completion ceremony was held on August 12 (Mon) in LG-POSCO Building SUPEX HALL. In this ceremony, KUBS President Jae Wook Kim, KUBS Vice President Weon Sang Yoo, President of AMP Alumni Association Moon-Chan Kim, KUBS Academic Director Bo Kyung Bae, honored guests and about 70 students who completed the course attended. For the first step, President Jae Wook Kim read congratulatory message. President Jae Wook Kim said, “It’s hard to believe that all of you are graduating this fast. I hope you've learned a lot about how your knowledge as a leader can be combined with and applied to the knowledge you've learned in school. I hope you continue your close network with your friends around you, and I ask for your continued attention towards KUBS." As next step President of AMP Alumni Association Moon-Chan Kim congratulated AMP graduates. He said, “Although it might have been tough to work in daytime and study on nighttime, I am very sure that you have learned a lot. I hope our graduates to maintain their love towards our school motto: Liberty, Justice, Truth, and support Alumni Association as well.” Academic Director Bo Kyung Bae’s gratification speech followed. She said, “AMP 87th Generation has a very special meaning to me because this was my first semester in KUBS. Now it is over, but it is also another start. I hope you can improve your knowledge through active networks and communication.” Choong Sub Lim, President of AMP 87th Generation, gave his speech in reply. He said, “We, the 87th generation, became a family by going through the AMP course. We will thrive to become good role models for the next generation through alumni activities.” KUBS President Jae Wook Kim handed out the graduation certificate to the student representative, which was followed by awarding ceremony to graduates. Choong Sub Lim, who participated most actively in Alumni Association was awarded President award, and other ten alumni received achievement award, while other five alumni received an exemplary award. Meanwhile, students who actively and sincerely participated in the program were awarded summa cum laude and cum laude. As for the special prize, class #3 won the "Best Class Award," which is awarded to the class that has formed a more cohesive human network through high participation and active social networking. President of AMP Alumni Association, Moon-Chan Kim, presented the plaque of merit to the Choong Sub Lim, president of AMP 87th generation, and Young Hyun Yeo, the secretary-general, which was followed by a ceremony to deliver admission fees and the alumni association flag. After the 87th generation Association delivered a scholarship of 10 million won to the school, the whole ceremony ended with all of the students throwing their bachelor's caps into the sky. Korea University AMP has produced 4,718 graduates until now for past 44 years, and after the graduation, many alumni actively participate in school works, enhancing the AMP reputation.  
Aug 13, 2019
Choi Yoon-Joon (Admitted '17, KUBS) Wins the Top Prize in the Real Estate 114 Big Data Contest
Choi Yoon-Joon (Admitted '17, KUBS) Wins the Top Prize in the Real Estate 114 Big Data Contest   Choi Yoon-Joon (Admitted '17, KUBS) won the top prize in the "Big Data Contest" hosted by Real Estate 114 on the occasion of its 20th anniversary. A contest for undergraduates and graduates nationwide, a total of 199 teams applied, and 54 of them submitted their projects, with one team winning the grand prize, one team winning the top prize, and three teams for excellence. The main competition and awards ceremony was held on May 29th at the Pangyo Startup Campus in Seongnam, Gyeonggi Province.   Winner's Interview   최우수상 수상의 최윤준(경영17) 학우 1. You've presented on the topic of "Real Estate Price Trend Forecasting Model Using Machine Learning." Could you please elaborate on your topic? We've created a model that can literally predict the trend of real estate prices by using machine learning. By combining REPS 3.0, a data platform that was provided by Real Estate 114, with the macroeconomic indicators provided by the National Statistical Portal or the Bank of Korea's Economic Statistics System, we predicted the trend of real estate prices in almost every region, including Seoul, Gyeonggi, Incheon, Busan, North Gyeongsang, South Gyeongsang, and Jeju. Machine learning techniques such as Support Vector Machine, Linear Discriminal Analysis, Random Forest, and Artificial Neural Network were used as predictive methods. To give you a specific description of the method we used, we first divided the price change rate data that we wanted to predict into three classes: sUp, Up, and Down. Next, through a graph analysis, we determined whether each column (LTV, DTI, consumer price inflation, turnover, supply, etc.) and class was correlated or not, and only the columns that were significant to the prediction were selected. We used machine learning techniques such as Supervisor Machine, Linear Discriminal Analysis, Random Forest, and Artificative Neural Network to predict whether each of these points belongs to sUP, Up, or Down. Finally, we created the error sequence and ROC Curve to measure the accuracy of the prediction and determine whether the analysis results were significant. 2. Please tell us how you feel about winning the award and some tips for winning. The biggest force for winning is understanding big data, developing insights, and learning data visualization and machine learning techniques through a course called "Basics of Big Data Analysis and Interpretation" by Professor Jung Howon. Based on what I learned from the professor, I was able to participate in many competitions. Also, when I was looking for information on real estate competitions, I was able to get the necessary data without wandering around because I asked Professor Kim Jae-wook for advice. With the help of our professors, we were able to produce analysis reports that included both data and techniques. Not only did we have a solid report, but also with previous experience of winning two awards, we provided a smooth delivery of the analysis. I believe that is why we were able to receive an award. I had been worrying if I could do well in studying big data, but this contest was a very meaningful event because I could yield results that helped relieve my anxiety. I was able to gain the confidence to participate in other competitions without hesitation by continuing to study this field.  
Aug 12, 2019
KUBS MBA Admission Guide for Fall 2019
KUBS MBA Admission Guide for Fall 2019     In 1963, for the first time in the country, Graduate School of Business was launched in Korea University to train professional managers. It was converted to an MBA program in September 2006 and has since continued its ‘first and best’ reputation in Korea. KUBS MBA, the nation's top MBA program, will recruit new students for the second half of 2019. New students will be recruited in three programs: Executive MBA, Korea MBA and Finance MBA. Applications will be available online from September 26th to October 25th, 5:00 pm.   Information sessions for prospective applicants will be held accordingly. The session for Korea MBA program will be at 7:30 pm on September 18th, followed by Finance MBA program at 7:30 pm on September 20th, and Executive MBA program at 7:30 pm on September 24th. It will consist of an introduction to KUBS and each program, Q&A and a campus tour. A program for managers and executives with more than 10 years of experience, the Executive MBA program will be on weekends (Friday-Saturday) and will last for two years. As it consists of CEOs and executives representing each field, two professors and a full-time program manager will help any academic affairs. Exclusive classrooms and lounges will also be provided. In particular, KUBS Executive MBA ranked 38th in the "100 Executive MBA Rankings in the World" by Financial Times (UK) in 2018, maintaining the country's No. 1 throne for the eighth consecutive year while competing proudly with other global MBA programs. Admission is open for around 55 students. (Admission Inquiries: 02-3290-2705/5365)    Executive MBA Admission Guide   Korea MBA, which boasts the long tradition of KUBS and the best human network, is a two-year part-time program for office workers, with classes taking place in the evening. Aiming to foster an international level of managers specialized in Korean companies, it actively researches and develops business cases for managerial innovation in Korean companies. Each year, about 190 students are selected through a rigorous selection process. Korea MBA program will offer learning opportunities for eight majors including HR, Accounting, Finance, Marketing, LSOM, MIS, International Management and Strategic Management, with self-organized alumni association and student clubs in various fields. (Admission Inquiries: 02-3290-1360/5365)   Korea MBA Admission Guide   Finance MBA program which fosters professionals in finance is a two-year part-time program that trains specialized expertise in finance including general theories of business. The basic theories on finance will be taught by KUBS professors, and practical subjects such as asset management, financial engineering and insurance will be taught by working-level experts in the industry, so that they can be used directly in the field of business. In particular, in line with the rapidly changing environment with the development of information technology, KUBS also provides courses on programming subjects (R and Python) or Big Data/Machine Learning. Admission is open for about 35 students. (Admission Inquiries: 02-3290-1308/5365) Finance MBA Admission Guide
Aug 12, 2019
The 9th KUBS Youth Mentoring Day Held Successfully
The 9th KUBS Youth Mentoring Day Held Successfull       The 9th KUBS Youth Mentoring Day was held on July 27th at the Korea University, Seoul Campus. The Youth Mentoring Day, organized and hosted by the KUBS Public Relations Office, KUBE and 10 student mentors, welcomed 100 high school students from all over the country who want to study business administration in college. "College life is about experiencing things that you didn't know before," said Jae Wook Kim, Dean of KUBS. “I hope you experience college life today as much as you want.”     First, the student ambassadors, KUBE, introduced campus life and seven majors in KUBS, providing high school students with basic knowledge of business administration. In Q&A sessions, Joong Hyuk Kim, Associate Dean for Faculty and Academic Affairs, answered some questions about KUBS. And then students toured around the school campus, carried out some missions and wrapped up the morning program.     The afternoon program began with a special lecture by Joonmahn Lee. Professor Lee gave a special lecture on business administration at the level of high school students. In the next two-hour session, students were asked to build a strategy using 4P and maximize the value of a company. Students seriously discussed what decisions they would make if they were a manager of a company.   After the session, participants had a mentoring session with a KUBS student. During the session, various questions were asked, including how to get into KUBS, test scores and school activities for examples, as well as questions about college life in general. "I want to thank you for keeping up with our program till the end," said Seok-hyun Kong (KUBS ’18), a member of KUBE. "I'll wait for the day to see you guys again at KUBS." Participants wrapped up the event by leaving messages to each other on a sheet of paper.   KUBS Youth Mentoring Day is held for first and second graders of high school every summer and winter vacation. Application for participation can be made at the KUBS website during the application period.   <제9회 청소년 멘토링데이> 사진 확인하기
Aug 05, 2019
Three days of Startup Essential Training
Three days of Startup Essential Training A "Startup Essential Education" was held on July 23th (Tuesday) and 25th (Thursday) at Room 303 of Hyundai Motor Hall for the tenants of the Iljin Center for Startup Incubation. Professor Kim Hicheon and 10 other lecturers gave special lectures, with about 20 students attending. First, Professor Kim Hicheon began the lecture by advising start-up station tenants. While introducing the CEOs of Naver, NC Soft and Nexon, Kim said, "It is my dream that alumni of our startup stations will grow into such successful cases," and "You will succeed because the market is bigger than 20 years ago, there is full support from KUBS, and you all have excellent intellectual skills."   Professor Moon Jungbien then gave a lecture on social values and the spirit of entrepreneurship. Professor Yoo Shijin explained about insights on the startup market, while Professor Nam Daeil talked about successful start-up business models. Professor Shin Myung-chul gave a lecture on "VC Clinical Session," while Professor Chung Jaeho talked about "Startup Way: What We Found in Growing Startups."   On the second and third days, the education was centered on practice. Kim Shin-il, a tax accountant (Seongbuk Tax Office), Lee Juhan, a lawyer, (legal support group for Startups), and Tae Won-seok, CEO of Cosmetheus (ChuChu, third generation) gave special lectures on corporate establishment, accounting and tax practices, digital marketing, contract preparation, and patent practice. As the last speaker, CEO Kim Yoon-hwan of Talling delivered a lecture on "The Growth Story of Seniors of KUBS" and wrapped up the three-day Startup Essential education.  
Jul 29, 2019
2019 Finance MBA Homecoming Day, Precious time of F-MBA students who found home of heart
2019 Finance MBA Homecoming Day Precious time of F-MBA students who found home of heart   KUBS Finance MBA (hereinbelow F-MBA) homecoming day for the first half of 2019 was held at 3rd floor buffet of Sudang Samyang Faculty House on June 26th. About 60 people attended the ceremony, including professor Weon Sang Yoo, professor Na Hyun Seung, professor Kim Dongcheol, professor Kim Chang Ki, professor SOHN BUMJEAN, and professor Joon Ho Hwang.   "We are trying to make various changes and innovations in order to develop the F-MBA program. More advice, reprimands and opinions from everyone will definitely help F-MBA to become the best place for raising financial experts,” said professor Na Hyun Seung in his greetings. Professor Weon Sang Yoo added, "There is a lyric that Korea University is the home of the heart in the Korea University song.” "I want you to have a good time and feel comfortable as you are at home. KUBS will strive to show progress so that all of you can feel proud of your school. " F-MBA students also responded with high expectations. "I am glad to see familiar faces again through the homecoming day," said Jeon Hoon (F-MBA 7th). "I wish everyone had a good time today."   After the dinner, giveaway event was held. Finally, the participants gathered together to take group pictures and enjoyed time to socialize. The F-MBA holds a homecoming day every year to provide time for graduated students and attending students to interact and socialize.   사진 확인하기
Jul 19, 2019
CEOS of the 500 Largest Companies: Korea University as the Largest Academic Network
CEOS of the 500 Largest Companies: Korea University as the Largest Academic Network Korea University Business School (Dean= Kim Jaewook) has the largest number of CEOs in the top 500 companies. According to a survey conducted by a corporation evaluation website CEOScore, (CEO=Park Jugeun) on July 10 in which 676 CEOs from the 495 companies out of the top 500 companies were examined, Korea University Business School produced 28 CEOs, accounting for 5.1 percent of the total number.   In the survey, 23.3 percent of the total was business administration majors, and only Korea University Business School surpassed 5 percent out of other business schools. On the ranking based on single departments of universities, 28 students were from Korea University Business School, followed by the Business Administration department at Seoul National University (4.6 percent and 25 people), Chemistry and Chemical Engineering at Seoul National University (2.9 percent and 16 people), Business Administration at Yonsei University (2.8 percent and 15 people), and Economics at Seoul National University (2.6 percent and 14 people).   Furthermore, the number of people who graduated from 'SKY' Universities amounted to 241 people, accounting for 42.6 percent. Out of the total number, Korea University produced 64 people, or 11.3 percent, which ranked second in the overall university rankings, but Korea University Business School ranked first in terms of a single department of a university.   Related News [CEO스코어데일리 ] 500대 기업 CEO, 'SKY' 42.6%…최대학맥은 고대 경영학 [SBS] 대기업 CEO 10명 중 4명 '스카이' 출신…최대 학맥은 고대 경영 [중앙일보] 500대 기업 CEO 이력 분석…가장 많은 출신 대학·전공은? [조선일보] 대기업 CEO 10명 중 4명은 SKY…'고대경영' 최대학맥 부상 [서울경제] 대기업 CEO 10명 중 4명 '스카이' 출신…가장 많은 출신 대학은 [헤럴드경제] 대기업 CEO 42.6% '스카이' 출신…'고대경영' 가장 많아 [아주경제] 대기업 CEO 10명중 4명 '스카이' 출신…최대 학맥은 고대경영 [서울파이낸스] 대기업 CEO 10명 중 4명 'SKY'···고대 경영 최대 학맥 부상 [이데일리] 대기업 CEO 10명중 4명은 ‘SKY’..‘고려대 경영학’ 가장 많아 [연합뉴스] 국내 500대 기업 CEO 출신학교 현황 '톱10' [이투데이] 대기업 CEO 10명 중 4명 'SKY' 출신 [뉴스웨이] 대기업 CEO 42% ‘스카이’ 출신…고대경영 최다 [뉴시스] 500대 기업 CEO, 'SKY' 42.6%…최대학맥은 고대 경영학
Jul 18, 2019
CPA Mentoring Seminar, the best support for young generation
CPA Mentoring Seminar, the best support for young generation On July 9th (Tue), KUBS Career Development Center hosted `CPA Mentoring Seminar’ at Hyundai Motor Hall. The seminar covered student’s live questions and inquiries about KICPA (Korean Institute of Certified Public Accountant) exam and the businesses of the accounting firm. Two currently active CPAs, Daehoon Kim (KPMG, KUBS06) and Jinhyung Kim (Deloitte, KUBS07), participated in the seminar to give a generous advice to undergraduates who have interests in becoming an accountant.   Seminar went through the two separated sessions, in order to distribute the topic of the Q&As. The first session covered the questions about preparing the CPA exam, and the second half was made up of the inquiries in accountant’s jobs and tasks at the business scene. At first, Jinhyung Kim pointed out his past motivation for the CPA exam, explaining as “After the military service period, I have begun to find my own strength, not depending on the college education’s name value. Therefore, I decided to prepare CPA exam that I can guarantee my own expertise in market and my future income stability”. About the exam, Daehoon Kim shared his study know-how and experience, saying “I began studying from summer vacation period and considered the first-time exam as a practice, then I made a short-term objective to enter into Jungjincho (KUBS CPA-exam group). To mitigate the anxiety, I didn’t throw the practice sheets away and stored them. Also, I recorded my studying hours respectively per exam subjects. In addition, I searched for the online courses which exactly match my own learning style. My preparation period began relatively earlier than others since I started studying at the beginning of my military service period. Also, I believe that planning a strategic studying schedule rather than hastening myself to achieve an early success was the major source to win the exam”.   In the next session, two speakers provided information of CPA’s career, after getting the license. Jinhyung Kim explained, “There are 3 divisions in an accounting firm. Basically there are Auditory division, FA division which handles M&A businesses and real estate value estimations and finally the Tax division that manages tax investigation issues and tax affairs”. Daehoon Kim replied on the question asking about CPA’s high rate of job transfer, saying “In my opinion, it is better to stay at accounting firm if you have anything left to learn about the business. Considering the successful transfer cases that I know, people leave the office when they start thinking ‘Now I don’t have any learning points in the firm’”. One student asked about the general outlook of CPA as a job, and Jinhyung Kim answered “Honestly it is a saturated market. It is certain that CPA’s job market can’t elude from getting rigidity while the Korean economy shows negative trend of growth. It is quite definite that CPA’s job market following the macro-economic index”. Daehoon Kim commented “But since accounting and taxation market are not really dynamic compared to other sectors, the market will keep its stability in a good momentum”. The seminar took over two hours, CPA mentors sincerely sharing their wide range of experiences and knowledges for the undergraduate mentees. The event was successfully ended with Daehoon Kim’s remark, saying “I feel honored coming to campus and to meet those undergraduate students who have huge potentials. I hope this seminar helps their exam preparation and career growth”.  
Jul 18, 2019