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[Special Article] KCB specialized in Strategic Areas including Finance..2014-05-13Hit:4668

KAIST College of Business, Specialized in Strategic Areas including Finance and IT, scores the Highest Employment Rate in Korea.

KAIST College of Business opened the nation’s first full-time MBA course in 1995. The strategic curriculum of KAIST’s MBA program includes courses and issues most applicable in the 21st century. These include Climate Change, Carbon Finance and Green Finance.

About 45 percent of entering students have a science or engineering background, meaning that KAIST MBA has become essential for office workers’ career change & development. The school also established a solid foothold among world MBA programs by becoming the nation’s first member of PIM (Partnership in International Management), a worldwide association in business education, last November.

Research labs are designated to provide each student with his or her own personal space within a smaller group of peers, usually composed of 4~12 students. Each semester, labs are rearranged in consideration of students’ nationalities, work experience, age, and gender. KAIST also allocates one or two international students per lab to facilitate a smooth transition into Korea. The lab spaces enhance a sense of community among students, and provide each with a zone to share creative ideas and hone communication skills as part of a team, unbound by time and space.

The lab system is rare and highly evaluated in the business schools worldwide. Minhi Hahn, Dean of KAIST College of Business, says that “KAIST College of Business is the world’s only business school offering research facilities to students, faculty, and researchers.”

KAIST MBA operates several MBA programs: Techno MBA – its original MBA curriculum, Finance MBA, Social Enterprise MBA, Green MBA, and IT-Medial MBA. Finance MBA has been producing high potential individuals who have practical and research abilities in the financial engineering field. It is often called a ‘Finance Academy.’

Last January, the school was listed on the ‘2013-2014 Best Financial Market’ published by Eduniversial, international rating agency that specializes in business education. KCB ranked No 17, the only one in the country.

‘Social Enterprise MBA’, co-founded with SK Group, focuses on making a sustainable social enterprise ecosystem. Its primary object is to produce young entrepreneurs who not only contribute to society but also create jobs.

‘Green MBA’ is nurtures business people who can push into world market by creating new business with green technology as well as innovating traditional business in an eco-friendly way. Recognized for its excellent curriculum and supporting system, the Green MBA program was ranked 6th in the Corporate Knights ‘Green MBA Ranking.’

The Info & Media MBA aims to provide management education specialized in the IT/Broadcasting/Telecom/Media/Content convergence industry. Based on specialized education, KAIST has scored a 96% success rate of its students finding employment within three months after graduation for the last three years. KAIST also received the highest rating in the ‘2013 Higher Education Graduates Employment Statistics’ published by the Ministry of Education.

KAIST MBA has a plan to provide each student one-on-one career coaching service by maintaining at least 4 staff members offering career development service only. In addition, KAIST will offer various services according to the career development process, including mock interviews, career development seminars, and job fairs.

The application for the Spring Semester 2015 will be run from October 8 to October 20. For detailed information, please visit the website (http://www.business.kaist.ac.kr/) or call the Admissions Office (02-958-3213).

Reporter: Hyung-joo Oh (ohj@hankyung.com)

Press: Hankyung.com

Link: http://www.hankyung.com/news/app/newsview.php?aid=2014042175291

Contact : Lee, Sohyun ( sohyun.c.lee@kaist.ac.kr )