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Academic Program

MS/Ph.D.

Masters and Doctoral Programs (MS/Ph.D.)

  • Elite Master & Doctoral education to foster excellence in academic research
  • Develop students with expertise and leadership for high quality research

The program is divided into eight majors (Managerial Economics, Finance, Marketing, Operations Strategy and Management Science, Organization and Strategic Management, Accounting, IT Management, and Green Management) that pursue academic research excellence. Graduates enter universities, research labs, and companies as experts in their fields of research based on their quantitative skills.

General MBA

Techno-MBA

Techno-MBA, the first full-time MBA program in Korea, is a Premier MBA Program that fosters global leaders with expertise in Technology and Management.

  • Nurturing Global Leaders with Expertise in Technology and Management
  • 2 Year Full-time General MBA Program

IMBA (Domestic Only)

In order to meet the needs of companies, IMBA combines the merits of the Techno-MBA and the Executive MBA to foster future executives.

  • Nurturing Future Global Executives in Fast-track
  • 1 Year Full-time MBA Program

Executive MBA (Domestic Only)

The Executive MBA program is a brand-new way of improving the competitive power of an enterprise and its leaders. The program provides a challenging, stimulating learning experience that broadens your perspective as a business leader. It also provides a valuable alumni network, and these are only part of the compelling reasons for KAIST EMBA. You can advance and strengthen your leadership and earn perspective on conducting international business.

The Executive MBA is a 22 mon. long part-time MBA program in which experienced business leaders (managers, executives, CEOs, etc) can participate.

Professional MBA (Domestic Only)

Professional MBA is for students who want to continue to work and, at the same time, upgrade their careers to become professionals by taking evening classes. In general, it requires three years to complete Professional MBA. There is also an accelerated path for students who wish to complete the program in two and half years.

3 year part-time evening MBA program for those who are currently employed

Specialized MBA/Master

Finance MBA

KAIST Graduate School of Finance was initiated in 2006 in partnership with the Korean Government’s Ministry of Finance and Economy. The program is structured to provide students with opportunities to acquire intellectual and management skills as well as conceptual and analytical tools that are necessary in dealing with various finance issues they will face with in the future. Its objective is to train global finance experts to be specialized in corporate finance, investment banking, and asset management.

  • Specialized curriculum to train global finance specialists
  • 2 Year Full-Time Finance MBA Program

Master of Financial Engineering (Domestic Only)

KAIST Graduate School of Finance was initiated in 2006 in partnership with the Korean Government’s Ministry of Finance and Economy. The program is structured to provide students with opportunities to acquire intellectual and management skills as well as conceptual and analytical tools that are necessary in dealing with various finance issues they will face with in the future. Its objective is to train global finance experts to be specialized in quantitative asset management, derivatives, and risk management area.

  • To train financial engineering specialists with global competitiveness & research skills
  • 2 years full-time MS program

Information & Media MBA (Domestic Only)

The Info. & Media MBA is a full-time MBA program. IM MBA aims to provide management education specialized in the IT/Broadcasting/Telecom/Media/Content convergence industry, unlike the Techno MBA which provides general management training. Therefore, the curriculum is focused not only on general management training, but also on courses related to the recent trends, industry and technology of IT/Media.

In particular, the program consists of courses in management & marketing strategy related to the changes of platforms & networks, the appearance of smart devices, vitalization of social media, and changes in the smart business environment under the circumstance of the rapidly changing trends of Entertainment and Media Contents.

  • Motto : Specialized in IT + Media Convergence MBA
  • 1 Year Full-time MBA Program

MS in Information Management (Domestic Only)

  • To foster professionals with knowledge of the latest IT technology issues and with insight and vision of IT industry-specific business
  • 2 year part-time Master program for those who are currently employed and have difficulties in enrolling in a full time program

Social Entrepreneurship MBA (Domestic Only)

Social Entrepreneurship MBA is a new program launched in 2013 through the collaboration of SK Group and KAIST College of Business.

We foster prominent social entrepreneurs to identify and develop sustainable SE business model that leads to the successful establishment and management of social enterprises.

  • A Premier MBA Program for Innovative Social Entrepreneurs and Social Value Creators
  • First semester : Scholarships provided to all first year students

MS in Green Policy (Domestic Only)

  • Global Expert Development Program on Green Policy
  • 2-year full-time MS program specialized in Green Growth
  • Tuition waiver for every admitted student/A prescribed scholarship will be provided

Executive Education (Domestic Only)

KAIST Executive Programs are focused on helping senior executives obtain practical and cutting-edge knowledge, gain exposure to current innovations and to learn new ways of strategic thinking for their successful businesses. All KAIST Business School executive-level programs are developed in consideration of the Korean perspective on the global business environment. They include new management theories, current business issues, international and Korea-specific casework. Currently KAIST Business School runs one degree program, Executive MBA, four open enrollment programs and different types of company-specific customized programs. The executive education programs of KAIST Business School represent the most highly qualified executive education available in Korea.

Open Enrollment Programs

Advanced Innovative Management Program (AIM)

The AIM provides today’s CEOs and senior executives with the insight and knowledge to lead in the competitive global business environment. By offering the latest updates on innovative trends in the ever-changing market, we give our participants the opportunity to analize and utilize these new trends to build new business models; ultimately leading to better customer satisfaction and business expansion.

Advanced Program for Innovation and Change Management (AIC)

The AIC provides essential knowledge and expertise to mid and high level managers aiming to move into top-level decision making positions. By equipping them with better problem solving skills, a more specific future road map and a broader human network, the program supports each participant in moving towards the goal of all executives: to become a CEO.

Global Leader Program (GLP)

The Global Leader Program is an executive education program designed for experienced professionals specializing in global business affairs. This program aims to help participants develop skills, knowledge, and understanding that will allow them to lead responsibly and productively in their professional lives.

The GLP is a unique program for government officials and corporate executives working in public enterprise. The GLP professionals spend two semesters at KAIST College of Business and one semester at the University of California San Diego. The GLP Certificate Program offers coursework for professional development within the disipline of global business affairs including policy, economics, management, and sociology.

Advanced Program for e-Government (AeG)

The AeG Program aims to spread e-Government knowlege to the public sector and businesses undertaking e-Government projects. This is achieved by carrying out education programs on topics such as technology-based innovation management, and the direction and strategic actions of e-Government initiatives.

Customized Programs

Advanced Management Program (AMP) - Strategy for Top Level Executives

The Advanced Management Program (AMP) is designed to provide core management knowledge to senior-level managers who have not been exposed to management education. The key focus of the Program is on the globalization of business and the role of core competencies.

Participating companies include : Hyundai Kia Motor Company, Hyundai Heavy Industry, Industrial Bank of Korea, CJ Group, Samsung Group, POSCO, GS, Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering(DSME), S-OIL

General Management Program (GMP) - Developing Senior Managers

The GMP is a unique program that functions as a condensed MBA program tailored to meet the needs of the participant. The Program helps participant’s develop their skills to attain a global competitive advantage. This program selects highly motivated and promising middle-level managers from among the most prestigious business groups in Korea.

Participating companies include :Hyundai Kia Motor Company, CJ Group, Korea Telecom, SK Telecom, Cheil Industries, AJU Group, Prudential, KAMCO

Global Business Program

We form partnerships with various distinguished business schools and institutions around the world (US, Europe, and Asia). We offer not only theme-based lectures which meet the customer’s needs, but also business simulations, and company site visits through our tailored Global Business Program.

Incoming (For our global clients)
Business leaders from overseas, Officials from the public sector, Undergraduates/Graduates Focused on understanding Korean business culture & practices (i.e. Korea’s historical, cultural and economic experiences) via company site visits and cultural locations.

Outgoing (For our domestic clients)
CEOs from the private or public sectors, Executive & senior managers focused on global business and Public officials.
As an Executive Program and Customized Management Program, the Global Business Program provides the opportunity to meet academic & professional experts in the fields of IT, Media, e-Governance and the Entertainment Business.
Through these experiences in various academic programs (degree and non-degree) over the years, we have designed the program to give business leaders from around the world or the local sector opportunities to gain a global perspective on the local and international business environment.

Business and Technology Management (Domestic Only)

In business, economics, and entrepreneurship so that they can be better prepared in becoming a global leader. The Department of Management Science was established by integrating Business Economic Program of KAIST and IT Management of ICU in 2009 and renamed as the School of Business and Technology Management in 2013.

Business and Technology Management

Business and Technology Management

School of Business and Technology Management provides BS, MS and PhD Programs to foster innovative and convergence oriented global business leaders who have insight to read the business paradigm shift and present the creative business strategies in the rapidly changing business environment.

IT Management

The Department of IT Business aims at educating “IT business architects” who will shape and guide IT trends of the world.

Innovation & Technology Management (Graduate)

Graduate School of Innovation and Technology Management fosters innovators with advanced degrees for business practitioners who seek to enhance innovation abilities in their companies or their start-up capabilities.

Global Information & Telecommunication Technology Program

Global Information & Telecommunication Technology Program provides graduate courses for students who pursue ICT experts from emerging countries to become ICT experts.

Contact : Hwang, Eunjung ( hej@business.kaist.ac.kr )

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