Introduction to Business

Korea University

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Introduction to Business

  • Host University

    Korea University

  • Location

    Seoul, South Korea

  • Area of Study


  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • Host University Units

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    Course Objectives
    This course intends to provide an overview of what students are supposed to learn in the area of business administration. There are seven areas in KUBS: accounting, finance, marketing, management, LSOM, MIS, and international business. Representative faculty from each area will introduce the main themes of their respective majors.

    Course Materials
    Lecture notes will be posted on Blackboard

    1. Attendance (23%)
    Class attendance is checked twice per class: right before and right after the class. Absences of 5 times or more will result in an F regardless of performance in the other requirements. Absences due to family wedding, funeral, and medical emergencies can be excused only if proper documents are provided to TAs.
    2. Lecture Summary Report (21%)
    Lecture summary reports must be submitted per each subject area. Thus, students are required to turn in a total of seven reports during the semester. A summary report on one area is due at the beginning of the first lecture on the next area. The contents should be comprehensive covering all three lectures. Each report should be 500-700 words (not letters, A4 size 2-3 pages) long,containing information on the following: 1) executive summary on each lecture, and 2) your understanding of the area characteristics based on all three lectures. The reports should be written in English.
    3. Exams (50%)
    The midterm exam is given in the 8th week, while the final exam in the 16th. The exams cover
    materials taught in each lecture.

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Eligibility for courses may be subject to a placement exam and/or pre-requisites.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.

Please reference fall and spring course lists as not all courses are taught during both semesters.

Availability of courses is based on enrollment numbers. All students should seek pre-approval for alternate courses in the event of last minute class cancellations