SKK GSB Alumni New Year Gathering: Türkiye and Syria2023-03-17
SKK GSB Alumni New Year Gathering: Türkiye and Syria The 2023 SKK GSB Alumni Initiatives are running with the theme "Rebuilding and accelerating graduates' networking across all GSB MBA programs." On February 24th, Hee Bai Kim, President of the SKK GSB Alumni Association, led a spring gathering as our first activity under this theme, so the event was meaningful in that we came together as one. During the event, SKK GSB alumni donated 3,670,000 won to The Promise, an organization dedicated to providing aid and support to those affected by natural disasters. "The Promise" is currently supporting earthquake relief efforts in Türkiye and Syria. We are proud of our alumni community's generosity and compassion in helping those in need.
SKK GSB's rapid strides toward climate change and sustainability.2023-03-14
SKK GSB's rapid strides toward climate change and sustainability. (Photo: Investing in Climate, Investing in Growth Forum in International Hall on February 16th, 2023) (March 13, 2023 / SKK GSB) Last year, many parts of the world experienced significant damage from abnormal climate, and global attention and movement to address climate change and sustainable development have increased significantly. Sungkyunkwan University SKK Graduate School of Business (SKK GSB), which has been ranked as Korea's No. 1 MBA program by the Financial Times Global MBA Rankings for the past 12 years, is also leading to provide educational and growth opportunities related to climate change and sustainable development to MBA students. As part of this effort, SKK GSB has offered ESG strategy courses in all curricula and held a series of forums and special lectures with the Global Leader Speakers Series this year. SKK GSB is paying particular attention to the possibility of using issues that are of high global concern as "opportunities" rather than "crises." In response, the "Climate Investment, Growth Investment" forum was launched on February 16th, and Dr. Ben Meng, CEO of Franklin Templeton Asia Pacific, was invited to give a lecture on the theme of "Are we at the inflection point of climate investment?" The forum included both domestic and foreign industry officials, MBA students, and faculty, providing MBA students with networking opportunities with related industry experts as well as insights from leading experts. Our Next Energy, a manufacturer of next-generation electric vehicle batteries in the United States with strong backing from the U.S. government, participated in the forum and offered internship opportunities to SKK GSB MBA students. On the 27th, Frederick Johansson, the CEO and Chief Sustainability Officer (CSO) of IKEA Korea, presented at the "Global Leader Speaker Series" in 2023. During his special lecture, Johansson introduced IKEA's sustainability strategy for a better future under the theme of "People and Earth-friendly Sustainability," highlighting the step-by-step approach. With a vision of "making a better life for many people," IKEA aims to become a climate-positive company by 2030. The Global Leader Speaker Series is a series of special lectures held by SKK GSB throughout the year for full-time MBA students. Dean Eric Shih of SKK GSB stated "SKK GSB is dedicated to offering curricula and educational opportunities that align with global business trends to enhance growth prospects for MBA students. Our goal is to cultivate the next generation of global business leaders and promote sustainable growth." In the second quarter, SKK GSB's “Investing in Climate, Investing in Growth Forum” plans to host a lecture by executives from Our Next Energy, a US-based manufacturer of next-generation electric vehicle batteries. End. [Related Article] Daily Economy http://www.kdpress.co.kr/news/articleView.html?idxno=118579
[Global Leader Speaker Series] IKEA's Sustainability for a Better Future by Fredrik Johansson, CEO of IKEA Korea2023-02-23
SKK GSB's next "Global Leader Speaker Series" will invite Fredrik Johansson, CEO and Chief Sustainability Officer (CSO) of IKEA Korea. Under the theme of "IKEA's Sustainability for a Better Future," he will share IKEA's vision "To create a better everyday life for the many people" and its ambition to be a climate-positive company by 2030. Mr. Johansson will also cover IKEA's sustainability strategy "People and Planet Positive," which responds to the challenges of climate change, unsustainable consumption, and inequality as their steps toward a more sustainable future. Get ready for the special discussion next Monday! Monday, February 27th, 7 PM Click here to Register About Fredrik Johansson Fredrik Johansson is CEO and CSO at IKEA Korea since 2019. Johansson first joined IKEA in 1987 as a part-time co-worker at the IKEA store in Älmhult, Sweden. After earning his Master's degree, he gained extensive experience in the global home furnishing industry in various positions within IKEA in several countries spanning from Asia to Europe including Managing Director of IKEA Components. He moved to IKEA Retail in 2010, where he extended his experience as Deputy Store Manager and Store Manager for XuHui and Daxing stores in China. He was also the Deputy Country Manager for IKEA France for almost 3 years before joining IKEA Korea in 2017 as Deputy Country Manager.
2023 FT Global MBA Rankings - SKK GSB, #1 MBA in Korea for 12 consecutive years2023-02-14
Financial Times ranked SKK GSB #1 in Korea for 12 consecutive years Sungyunkwan University Graduate School of Business (SKK GSB) continues its reign as the top business school in Korea for the 12th consecutive year, according to the latest 2023 Financial Times (FT) Global MBA Rankings. SKK GSB was recognized for its strong performance in several key evaluation categories, including value for money (27th), career progress (45th), and employment outcomes (44th, 93% employment rate at three months). The school was also praised for its diversity in student and faculty, ranking 36th in international student ratio, 18th in international faculty ratio, and 14th in international course experience. On a global scale, SKK GSB was ranked 14th in Asia and 82nd globally. This year’s ranking saw Columbia Business School secure the top spot, followed by INSEAD in France and IESE Business School in Spain. The inclusion of carbon footprint as a new evaluation criterion and salary increases in the US significantly impacted this year’s results. European business schools that are better equipped to meet zero-carbon emission goals also climbed in the rankings. SKK GSB is at the forefront of innovation, offering cutting-edge business analytics and AI curriculum. This exciting field has generated significant interest among students, with 30% of Full-Time MBA students choosing to pursue this new track. SKK GSB’s commitment to globalization and career development is a cornerstone of its mission of student success. The school is dedicated to shaping the next generation of global business leaders and promoting sustainable growth. To further this goal, SKK GSB is hosting the “Investing in Climate, Investing in Growth” forum on February 16th, providing students with the latest insights and best practices in MBA education.
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