Korea University Business School

Seoul, South Korea


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Founded in 1905, Korea University Business School was the first business school established in South Korea. Because of the school's leadership and innovation in management education, KUBS has indisputably become the most prestigious business school in the country. The teaching and research facilities at KUBS are cutting edge, and parallel the facilities found in top business schools around the world. KUBS is located in the capital city of Seoul, where students can experience Korea's rich history and culture. Seoul is Asia's largest and most culturally diverse city, offering the perfect environment for students to broaden their knowledge and understanding of the Korean business environment, society, and culture.

The Country

South Korea is a democratic republic with a constitution that guarantees individual rights and pursues comprehensive welfare. Since the end of the Korean War in 1953, South Korea has achieved astounding economic growth, sometimes referred to as the "Miracle on the Han-gang River." The areas of strongest development are still shipbuilding, semiconductors, textiles, electronic home appliances, computer-related items and automobiles. As a member of OECD, South Korea is on the way to a radical and fundamental restructuring of its industrial and financial frames in a way that will allow it to compete successfully in the free world markets. Working its way steadily towards a better nation, Korea is now laying a firm foundation for long-term growth and stability to be the most attractive destination for business.

The City

Seoul is a city rich in history and tradition. The city was founded in 1392 when it became the capital of the Chosun Dynasty, which fell in 1910. It is now the capital city of South Korea, and traces of the former dynasty are still very much a part of the city's landscape. Seoul is the center of political, social, educational, and economic activity in Korea and is home to many major international corporations.

Student Life

In addition to the excellent academic and recreational facilities offered at KUBS, there are many student clubs available, and international students are encouraged to get involved. Daehangno, meaning "the street of youth," is found in the heart of the city and offers many affordable restaurants, shops, and clubs for young people to enjoy. The nightlife in Seoul is vibrant and many cultural festivals are offered in the city throughout the year. Seoul is a very large city and there are innumerable historic, cultural, and social activities for students to explore during their free time.


All of my (KUBS) teachers, with one exception, spoke English incredibly well. All the text books and course materials are in English and are from American textbook companies so... you still have many other resources to use. The courses were very interesting and the small live classes made it easy to connect with the professor and contribute to discussions.

I traveled to different parts of Seoul as well as different parts of Korea such as Jeju Island, Busan, Gwangju, and several others. Transportation is pretty cheap and its easy to get around with the subway because all the signs are in Korean and English.

Attending Korea University was one of the best decisions of my life. Not only did I learn about Korean culture and interact with Korean students, but there is also a large number of international students (about 600) from all over the world that attend KU and I learned much from them as well.

Stephanie, UF participant on the KUBS exchange program, fall 2011

Term Dates

Fall: early September - mid December
Spring: early March - mid June

Languages

Many courses are offered in English.

Courses Available

Use our course equivalency database to see which courses available at KUBS would apply to your UF degree! Other business courses may be submitted for UF equivalency. Please see an academic advisor for information pertaining to requesting additional equivalencies. Find more courses at KUBS.

Grade Conversion

American grade scale used.

Credit Conversion

KUBS credit system parallels UF's credit system. For example, if you take a 3-credit course at KUBS, you will receive 3 hours of credit at UF.

Estimated Expenses
Rough Expense Comparison Semester at UF Semester at KUBS
UF Tuition $3,085 $3,085
UFIC Admin. Fee --- $250
Health Insurance $730 $890
Airfare --- $1,600
Housing $2,620 $1,800
Internet/cable $455 Included
Food $2,065 $2,000
Books $540 $100
Transportation $270 $300
Visa --- $45
Total $9,765 $10,070

Accommodation

KUBS provides university on-campus housing to University of Florida exchange students.

Currency

South Korean Won (KRW).

Travel Opportunities

South Korea is located on a peninsula, and is surrounded by the beautiful Pacific Ocean. Japan is just across the East Sea, and is accessible by boat. Students might also find it interesting to go on a Mount Geumgangsan Cruise Tour that sails through the beautiful rivers in the valley of this breathtaking mountain range. On this cruise, you will see beautiful waterfalls, exotic rock formations, and much more.

Interested?

For more information please call or email us.

Heavener School of Business
133 Bryan Hall, PO Box 117160
Gainesville, Florida, 32611-7160
Phone: 352-273-0165

  • Email Joe Rojo (joe.rojo at warrington.ufl.edu)
  • Email Lucy DiLeo (lucy.dileo at warrington.ufl.edu)
  • Email Jason Ward (jason.ward at warrington.ufl.edu)

Contacts Abroad

Hye Young Woo (Ms.)
KUBS International Office
Korea University Business School Main Hall 203
145 Anam-ro, Seongbuk-Gu,
Seoul, 136-701, Korea
Email (avecgemma at korea.ac.kr)
Office: + 82 2 3290 1387
Fax: +82 2 3290 5368
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