Sungkyunkwan University SKK GSB, with No.1 MBA in Korea for 10 Consecutive Years Sungkyunkwan University’s SKK Graduate School of Business (SKK GSB) was ranked 35th in the world (1st in Korea, 7th in Asia) in the 2021 Financial Times (FT) Global MBA Ranking. The rankings reveal further remarkable achievements, such as being 13th in the world for promotion potential,and 16th for value for money. All of these factors have contributed towards the honor of ranking first in Korea for 10 consecutive years. SKK GSB has striven in recent years to foster the digital talent needed in the modern era, giving future vision to the students, who will be the human resources of the 4th Industrial Revolution. In 2020, the school launched a new AI MBA and a Business Analytics program, and this year they launched a Business Analytics Track in the Full-time. Dean Eric Shih says: “SKK GSB is never content with the status quo. We will always seek to reach new heights and evolve our curriculum to meet companies' needs. Our focus is on training students and professionals in the critical skills needed to tackle challenges in business analytics.” SKK GSB provides courses such as AI and machine learning, digital age corporate strategy, digital and social media analytics, business intelligence, data visualization, digital marketing, financial analytics, and business analytics. There are six programs: Full-Time MBA (18 months, daytime classes), Professional MBA (2 years, evenings), Indiana University Kelley–SKK GSB Executive MBA (18 months, weekends), AI MBA (2 years, weekends) Master of Science in Business Analytics (18 months, weekends), and Master in Management Studies (2 years, daytime). Original article in Korean: https://www.mk.co.kr/news/special-edition/view/2021/09/924300/
Dean of SKK GSB, Eric Shih, has participated in the Children’s Traffic Safety Relay Challenge. As of last December, the Ministry of the Interior and Safety has initiated this campaign to raise children’s awareness of road safety and to form a public consensus on preventing traffic accidents. Campaign participants post a photo on social media taken with a traffic safety slogan, and nominate the following participants. The slogan is: F1rst stop! Scan from here 2 there For 3 seconds 4 your safety Eric was nominated by Julia (Jungwan) Shin, CEO of AJPOP Consulting, and he now nominates Sushant Sahastrabuddhe, Associate Director General at the International Vaccine Institute in Korea and Hye Young Hwang, CEO of AAM Korea. SKK GSB is ranked as the No. 1 business school in Korea, and its Global MBA is in the top 35 worldwide in the 2021 Financial Times Business School Rankings. With our increasing prominence, we take our social responsibility seriously, so we are pleased to participate in this event. As our dean Eric says, ”We hope this campaign will help our children grow up in a safer environment.”
Successful Completion of SKK GSB’s Mini MBA Sessions at 12th Asian Leadership Conference On June 30 and July 1, 2021, the 12th Asian Leadership Conferencewas held at the Shilla Hotel, Seoul by Chosun Media Group. SKK GSB participated in the conference, successfully holding two mini-MBA sessions: AI Superpowers, moderated by Dean Eric Shih and Institutional Investing: From Superman to Ironman, moderated by Vice Dean Raunaq Pungaliya. The first session, AI Superpowers, introduced big data and machine learning for business, covering big data, artificial intelligence, and machine learning in various industries such as manufacturing, product management, transportation, and healthcare. Ms. Eileen Lowry, Director of Product Management at IBM Business Automation, spoke about business automation and the power of AI to optimize decision-making. Following this, Mr. Injong Rhee, CTO of Bowery Farming (a modern farming company), discussed AI and machine learning in IoT applications in many aspects of our daily life, and addressed key challenges that these technologies present. The second session—Institutional Investing: From Superman to Ironman—introduced big data and machine learning for finance and investment. Prof. Youngju Nielsen of SKK GSB presented how AI can be an aid to investment, akin to Superman augmenting his powers with technology to become more like Iron Man. The latter half of this session was led by Dr. Andrea Gentilini, CEO of Novus, a leading portfolio analytics firm. He added that the investment world is now at “the dawn of the Iron Man Era” and argued how an emphasis on digitization and analytics can help institutional investors improve investment outcomes. Both sessions highlighted SKK GSB’s continued emphasis on AI and analytics in shaping the future of business. This was SKK GSB’s first time sharing experts’ thoughts with students and entrepreneurs at the Asian Leadership Conference, and the school looks forward to joining again next year with timely topics that can attract a broad audience and guide the response to future global challenges.
SKK GSB AI MBA-themed lectures at the 12th Asian Leadership Conference SKK GSB will be holding mini-MBA lectures on AI at the 12th Asian Leadership Conference (ALC) hosted by Chosun Media on June 30th and July 1st, 2021 at the Shilla Hotel in Seoul. The theme for the conference is the ”World after Covid-19: Rebuilding Trust and Cooperation.” This year’s conference will be the largest ever ALC with 230 world-class leaders in politics, economics, industry, and culture participating in over 90 sessions. The conference will feature lectures by scholars from the world’s leading universities and business schools, including those by SKK GSB. Sessions will be held by Harvard Leadership Academy, CKGSB in China and Seoul National University’s Asia Research Institute. SKK GSB’s mini-MBA will focus on the role of Big Data and Machine Learning in business. Dean Eric Shih of SKK GSB will be the moderator for the session “A.I. Super Powers” and Vice Dean Raunaq Pungaliya will be in charge of “Institutional Investing: From Superman to Ironman.” [SKK GSB mini-MBA: 14:00 – 16:00 July 1st 2021] Session 1. A.I. Super Powers Speakers: (1)Injong Rhee, Chief Technology Officer, Bowery Farming Inc (https://www.linkedin.com/in/injong/) (2)Eileen Lowry, Director of Product Management, IBM Business Automation (https://www.linkedin.com/in/eileen-lowry-0426a12/) Session 2. Institutional Investing: From Superman to Ironman Speakers: (1)Youngju Nielsen, Associate Professor of Finance, SKK GSB (https://www.linkedin.com/in/youngjunielsen/) (2)Andrea Gentilini, Chief Executive Officer, NOVUS (https://www.linkedin.com/in/andrea-gentilini-8945062/) In addition, on June 30th, Professor Emeritus Pil-hwa Yoo of SKK GSB and Mr. Hermann Simon (co-founder of Simon-Kucher & Partners) will give a lecture on “Turning Crisis into Opportunity: New Paradigm for Corporate Management.” Undergraduates, graduate students, and alumni can attend the ALC free of charge by registering with their school email account. Further event details can be found on the ALC webpage or by contacting the ALC Office 02-724-6227 / firstname.lastname@example.org. ALC related Press Releases (in Korean) AI 최신기술 ‘생생 강연’… AI ‘미니 MBA’도 개설 AI 아버지’ 튜링硏도 출동, AI 미래 찾는다