One in four SKK GSB graduates work abroad
By Kim Da-ye
A third of graduates from Sungkyunkwan University SKK GSB either are working abroad or are involved in overseas businesses here, one of Korea’s major business schools found in a recent survey.
A survey of 184 persons who graduated from the Global MBA program between 2009 and 2011 showed that 44 of them found jobs abroad or were sent overseas by employers and 14 work on overseas businesses in Korea.
“Graduates who joined our MBA program, sponsored by companies, in particular, got in charge of overseas business after finishing the program. It shows that the role of our Global MBA program is to foster talents for corporations’ foreign operation,” the school said in a statement.
Thirty five or 80 percent of the 44 graduates working abroad were foreigners with the remaining nine being Koreans.
The 44 graduates are working in 22 countries, and a large portion moved to BRICs countries ― six in India, five in China, four in Russia and two in Brazil.
SKK GSB touted its globalized programs as the cause for the positive result of the survey. The business school said that 50 percent of full-time professors and 30 percent of students are foreigners.
The business school was ranked 66th on the Financial Times’ top 100 full-time global MBA rankings for 2012, the highest rank a Korean university has ever registered since full-time MBA programs were launched in the country.