Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Korea University ranks no.1 for three consecutive years in the BK21 MBA Evaluation

= Receives Excellent Grades in the Globalization, Curriculum and Research category=

The excellence of Korea University MBA has been proven again. The Ministry of Education, Science and Technology recently announced that the MBA program at Korea University ranked 1st place for three consecutive years (06~08) in the ‘Brain Korea (BK) 21’ 2nd year evaluation (2008) of MBA programs. The Ministry of Education, Science and Technology stated “KUBS MBA ranked no.1 in the 2nd stage of the 2nd year of BK21 evaluation which was carried out on 567 project teams at 73 universities. The following is an article by the Chosun Daily Newspaper.

Excellent Scores in Globalization and Research…

Korea University ranks 1st place for three consecutive years.

BK 21 Business Management Services Sector

The Ministry of Education, Science and Technology recently announced that Korea University’s MBA program ranked 1st place in the 2nd year (2008) Brain Korea (BK) 21 Business Management Services Evaluation for three consecutive years since 2006.

In the 2nd stage of the 2nd year of BK21 evaluation which was carried out on 567 project teams at 73 universities KUBS MBA ranked number 1 in the field of MBA, followed by Seoul National University (2nd place), Yonsei University (3rd place) and Sungkyunkwan University (4th place).

The evaluation was conducted by identifying and comparing project teams with the lowest scores based on project performance from March, 2006 to February, 2008 and project plans for the next four years with teams that had newly applied for projects. KU MBA ranked among the top in most categories but in particular received excellent scores in areas of globalization, curriculum, research and matching funds etc.

KU MBA operates a program that aims to foster global business professionals. The school was first in Korea to be accredited by both the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) and the European Quality Improvement System (EQIUS) and is recognized for its global standard education program. KUBS offers Korea MBA- founded in 1963 as Korea’s first MBA program, Executive MBA - a highly intensive course for business executives, MIBA - focusing on fostering foreign direct investment experts and the Global MBA program - the first daytime 1-year program in Korea where over 30% of the students are from abroad.

It also runs Finance MBA which is Korea’s first 1-year MBA program specializing in finance. The S³ Asia MBA, a dual-degree program, is jointly operated by Fudan University (Fudan), Korea University (KU) and National University of Singapore (NUS). The program which is receiving attention focuses on fostering economic and business management experts in Asia. The daytime MBA courses such as Global MBA, Finance MBA and S³ Asia MBA are now in the process of receiving applicants for the second half of 2009. Application deadline is May 1st and can only be done online (biz.korea.ac.kr/APP).

KU MBA also offers international residence programs that allow students to visit prestigious schools in other parts of Asia, U.S and Europe for a period of 6-7 weeks. Some of the schools include the Wharton School, Chicago GSB and Hong Kong University of Science and Technology.

A school official explained KU MBA is sparing no effort in realizing globalization through exchange programs with prominent schools in other countries as well as offering a dual-degree program with the Ohio State University in the US. Each program provides customized and specialized programs that meet the demands of students. Also the employment rate and class satisfaction of the graduates are at the very top.

Chosun Daily Newspaper February 19th 2009

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