Korea University: Korea University Business School ranked first in Hankyung Business’s national business school evaluation for 14th consecutive year

Korea University Business School ranked first in the 2021 National Business School Evaluation conducted by Hankyung Business. The business school has been ranked first for 14 consecutive years since 2008, when the evaluation began.



KU Business School was ranked first overall by leading in four of the nine evaluation categories: work adaptability and practical ability, organizational harmony, sincerity and a sense of responsibility, and employers’ hiring preferences. In particular, it is considered very meaningful that Korea University, not Seoul National University, was selected as the school that produces the most preferred new employees according to major corporate HR managers.



Hankyung Business stated: “Korea University’s unrivaled education and research capabilities are the secret to its unstoppable progress. It has not slowed down its pace of innovation in responding to changes in the business environment and the demands of the times, resisting resting on its laurels.”


KU Business School is nurturing “creative leaders who can contribute to society” in line with the employment needs of businesses. In an interview with Hankyung Business, Bae Johng-seok, dean of Korea University Business School, said, “Korea University Business School is not simply passing on business management knowledge to students, but is carrying out various educational innovations to inspire them with ‘humanistic imagination’ and to cultivate practical problem-solving skills.” Regarding the educational innovation and talent defined by the business school, he said, “As the business environment is constantly changing, new problems are bound to arise. You must understand the nature of the problems and communicate these problems clearly so that you can collaborate and harmonize with others to find practical solutions.”



According to Dean Bae, “The purpose of management is to help people enjoy a good life together.” He said that the first quality of a social leader who can lead mankind to the dream of a better future is humanistic imagination. “Korea University Business School aims to create a foundation for a virtuous cycle where talented students can grow into social leaders and make our society better,” he added.



To this end, Korea University Business School has selected 5 strategies, 15 core tasks, and 30 action plans, all of which it is currently implementing. “We have established a problem-based learning (PBL) infrastructure where students can participate, communicate and solve problems and are piloting a teaching method to facilitate smooth communication in the classroom,” explained Bae.



Korea University Business School was the first in Korea to receive the AACSB accreditation (in 2005) and the European Business Education (EQUIS) accreditation (in 2007) for all degree programs, including undergraduate, graduate, and professional business school programs. In 2015, it became a full member school of the CEMS Global Alliance, an association of world-class business schools. It has produced the highest number of CPAs passing the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) exam in Korea for six consecutive years. In many ways, the school is proving to be the first and best business school in Korea.


In addition, with the implementation of the Certification Program of KUBS Concentration Track in May 2021, the school has begun spurring the cultivation of creative convergence talents who can adapt to the times and lead the future society. As part of its social contribution activities, the school’s KUBS Startup Station is revitalizing entrepreneurship activities by providing start-up support services not only to KU Business School students, but also to students from other majors and other universities.

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