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Differentiated curriculum that leads management education

KAIST College of Business, which has led management education with its differentiated curriculum, was the first to open an MBA program in Korea in 1995. KCB has played a leading role in pioneering Korea’s management education, especially MBA education, by thinking outside the box of traditional education trends and remaining one-step ahead. KCB established the Financial Engineering Program with risk management & derivative products when the IMF crisis was near. It also started the IT/Telecommunication/Information MBA that expanded into the Information and Media MBA (IMMBA) to cover the media and entertainment fields. KCB also initiated the Green MBA program, which is KCB’s innovative method of opening a new path in green growth and sustainability.

KCB provides a variety of courses and programs to satisfy various needs. The general MS/Ph.D. Program, Management Engineering, is systemized to stimulate students’ research ability based on scientific methodology and theoretical expertise, which is one of the core objectives of KAIST. The MBA programs focus on educating future leaders in various organizations, both profit and non-profit, who can make contributions to improving and innovating both their organization and society. Specialized MS programs aim to foster professionals with knowledge of specific areas with vision in particular fields and industries.

KCB has also emphasizes the paradigm of "responsibility management" and "sustainability management" in its education, thereby establishing the Social Entrepreneurship MBA (SEMBA) program that develops social entrepreneurs able to thrive with constant innovation and change. Recently, KCB established the Green Business and Policy program that deals with current global issues including climate change and carbon emission rights. Continuous curriculum development, application, and implementation ahead of its time is the core competency unique to KAIST College of Business.

Dual degree programs with top schools in the world

KCB provides its students the opportunity to earn two degrees through its Dual Degree Programs with top schools of the world. After successful completion of the Dual Degree Program, the student will receive an MBA degree from KAIST College of Business and an MBA or MS degree from a partner school overseas.

Dual Degree Programs
Area Partner School Program
Accounting Univ of Illinois at Urbana Champaign (Illinois) KMBA
5 Management Tracks IE Business School
(Management, Finance, International Relations, Corporate Communications, Business Analytics and Big Data)
Management University of Southern California (USC) KMBA
Finance University of Maryland (Robert H. Smith School of Business) FMBA MFE
Michigan State University (Eli Broad College of Business)
City University London (Bayes Business School)

Employment in core occupations and key positions

Although 45% of the new students entering KAIST MBA program every year come from science and engineering fields, they have advanced into key positions in management with expertise in areas including finance, strategy/planning, marketing/sales, and consulting. Graduates are entering various organizations, including research centers and institutes, and the career conversion rate has reached 88%.

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