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KAIST College of Business

Location KAIST College of Business (Seoul Campus), Seoul South Korea
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KAIST College of Business in Seoul, Republic of Korea, offers a contemporary experience in the centre of Korean commerce and culture. Located in the north-eastern part of Seoul, the university was established in 1971 as one of the first business schools in Korea, and is now considered one of the most prestigious business schools in the region. In 2020 it ranked as the 24th best business school in the world. 

The university’s main campus is in Daejeon province, whilst the business school itself is located on a separate campus in Seoul. Courses at KAIST College of Business are primarily taught in Korean, with some English programmes available for international and English-speaking students. 

Find out more about life at KAIST College of Business on its social media channels, including Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter

KAIST College of Business in Seoul, Republic of Korea, offers a contemporary experience in the centre of Korean commerce and culture. Located in the north-eastern part of Seoul, the university was established in 1971 as one of the first business schools in Korea, and is now considered one of the most prestigious business schools in the region. In 2020 it ranked as the 24th best business school in the world. 

The university’s main campus is in Daejeon province, whilst the business school itself is located on a separate campus in Seoul. Courses at KAIST College of Business are primarily taught in Korean, with some English programmes available for international and English-speaking students. 

Find out more about life at KAIST College of Business on its social media channels, including Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter

University information

Applicants to KCB must hold a bachelor’s degree or above (bachelor’s degree must be equivalent to a Korean bachelor’s degree, which typically requires four years of study).


The application process consists of an online application, followed by two recommendation letters and proof of an applicable certified degree or diploma. Students must also show a relevant English proficiency test and supply an up-to-date CV. The current fee for application is 80,000 KRW ($80 USD).


Tuition fees average at 25,593,000 KRW (around $22,000 USD) per year, although fees differ depending on discipline and course length.


Funding and scholarship programs are available at KAIST College of Business, and the funding available differs between departments. Scholarships are provided by a host of different sources, including the KAIST Scholarship, the Korean Government Scholarship, the KOICA-KAIST Scholarship, and the Hyundai Motor CMK Foundation – KAIST Scholarship.


More specific details on student funding options can be found at the KCB admissions centre.

IELTS

Minimum score

6

Maximum score

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TOEFL

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83

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The primary KAIST campus is located in Daejeon, where all the undergraduate and graduate schools are centered. KAIST College of Business (KCB) is the sole school residing on its own campus in Seoul, where it shares a building with KIAS, an organisation that concentrates their research on high level mathematics and science. The KCB school has a total of nine campus buildings containing on and offline lecture facilities, admin offices, faculty research and student labs. Schools are secured 24 hours a day and the major teaching facilities are located in Building No. 2, also known as the SUPEX Complex.


The UNIVERSITY CAMPUS features:


  • Lecture facilities
  • Research centres
  • Student lounges
  • Study rooms
  • Seminar rooms
  • Computer labs
  • Cafeteria and coffee shop
  • Bank and post office
  • Event and ceremonial halls
  • Indoor gym, indoor gold lounge and tennis court


Every MBA, master’s and PhD student has access to a research lab and shared study space, where they can work alongside friends and colleagues. The library service and Reuters training centre are also available to students.

Student life

Around 7% of students at KAIST College of Business are from an international background. It’s a diverse student body, with past candidates hailing from nations like Australia, Bangladesh, China, Cameroon, Congo, France, Germany, Ghana, Indonesia, Italy, Laos, Mongolia, Spain, Switzerland, Poland, Vietnam and the USA.


KCB offers a range of student activities, including business-based ventures like the start-up group – run jointly by current students and alumni, it assists students in building not only business relationships but also finding support for financial ventures. The group offers regular seminars and events such as the Startup Boot Camp, where lecturers set tasks and contests for the members. Other student organisations include a wine club, music club, and religious groups.


Student accommodation at KAIST College of Business is near the heart of Seoul, with both on-campus and off-campus options. Campus living setups include on-campus dormitories for single or multiple occupancy. Although students are encouraged to find the accommodation that’s right for them, on-campus living is typically more affordable than off-campus accommodation, given the high quality and cost of living in Seoul.

Among KCB students who graduated between August 2020 and February 2021, 92% were successfully able to acquire jobs in globally-recognised conglomerates, consulting firms, business start-ups, research centers, schools, multinational companies and government-affiliated organisations. KCB alumni also regularly donate to the school to boost scholarship opportunities for new students. KIAST College of Business provides support for students to build their careers and market themselves to potential employers, both during study and after graduation. The school offers one-to-one CV workshops, mock interview sessions, mentoring opportunities with current employers, and career consulting services.

Available programs

KAIST College of Business offers full-time and part-time programmes for international students, in MBA and master’s disciplines.

Full-time MBA courses include:

  • Technology MBA (two years)
  • Finance MBA (two years)
  • Social Entrepreneurship MBA (two years)


KCB also offers master’s programmes for international students including:

  • Green Business and Policy Program (two years)


For domestic students only, programmes including the following are offered:

  • Full-time MBA: Information Media MBA (one year)
  • Part-time MBA: Professional MBA (three years)
  • Executive MBA (two years)
  • Part-time MS: Information and Media (two years)
  • Full-time MS: Master’s in Finance Engineering (two years)
  • Management Engineering (two years)
  • Full-time PhD: Management Engineering (two years)

Students who wish to apply to study at KAIST College of Business must hold a bachelor’s degree or higher. The bachelor’s degree must be equivalent to a Korean bachelor’s degree, which typically requires four years of study.

The KCB application process consists of:

  • Online application
  • Two recommendation letters
  • Proof of an applicable certified degree or diploma
  • Relevant English proficiency test
  • Up-to-date CV

The current fee for application is 80,000 KRW ($80 USD). Tuition fees average at 25,593,000 KRW (around $22,000 USD) per year, although fees differ depending on discipline and course length.

Funding and scholarship programs are available at KAIST College of Business. The funding options available for applicants differs between departments, and the scholarships are provided by a host of different sources. The include the KAIST Scholarship, the Korean Government Scholarship, the KOICA-KAIST Scholarship, and the Hyundai Motor CMK Foundation – KAIST Scholarship.

More information on scholarship and student funding options can be found at the KCB admissions centre.

KAIST College of Business offers full-time and part-time programmes for international students, in MBA and master’s disciplines. 

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