Diversity at SKK GSB
On August 22, 2019, Sungkyunkwan Graduate School of Business (SKK GSB) welcomed a rainbow coalition of students eager to start the journey of earning MBAs. There were students representing several different countries such as India, China, United States, Japan, South Africa, France, Norway, and Belgium to name a few. Although from very diverse backgrounds, these students all had one thing in common: they wanted to learn, grow, and work towards achieving their future goals.
SKK GSB, one of the top international business schools in the world, prides itself on diversity. In fact, SKK GSB was founded on the principle of diversity. The program can be described as one big melting pot because in its short history, the program has had students representing a total of 57 countries. Having diverse classes is conducive to graduate programs because it creates a better learning environment. Students are able to bring together their ideas, cultures, and experience together to help their peers and entire cohort understand each other and also learn about different perspectives.
Besides the students, SKK GSB is also known for having a diverse faculty and staff. Part of developing a strong global MBA program requires seeking out and scouting the top professors from different countries. SKK GSB has done just that. There are professors representing several countries who have educational backgrounds from some of the top business institutions in the world. Also, many of the professors have experience teaching at renowned business schools in different countries, which allows them to bring those techniques and knowledge to strengthen the program at SKK GSB.
Since its inception, diversity has continued to be an advantage to this program and its students. SKK GSB creates leaders for today and the future and they will continue to make strides to increase diversity and remain a strong force in the global business world.
Whitley Pannell, PR Committee, Full-Time MBA Class of 2021