KOREA: Business schools go global

Under a campaign to globalise curricula, staff, and ways of thinking by students, top universities in the country have rebuilt their programmes by modelling themselves largely on leading business schools in the US, writes Moon Lhlwan in Business News. "Globalisation is our new mission," says Jang Hasung, dean of Korea University's business school.

Korea University is at the vanguard of a movement to make business schools more global. More than half of all lectures at its business school are now in English, even at undergraduate level. To make its curriculum compatible with leading schools in the US and Europe, Korea University received accreditation from the US-based Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business in 2005 and the Brussels-based European Foundation for Management Development in 2007. The school has also teamed up with foreign partners. In recent years, Korea University has set up exchange programmes with some 100 business schools in the US, Europe, and Asia to accept some 300 foreign students, or nearly a fifth of all business school students, annually.
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