Objectives of the KGSFA Program
Up-to-date Financial Strategy + Practical Knowledge +
Cosmopolitan Outlook/Local Expertise = Global Financial Leaders
Korean Government's Ministry of Finance and Economy
The KAIST Graduate School of Finance & Accounting (KGSFA) was opened in March 2006 by KAIST, in partnership with the Korean Government's Ministry of Finance and Economy.
KGSFA is the first completely finance-focused graduate school in Asia, offering finance MBAs and specially tailored finance certificate programs. A Ph.D program in finance, in cooperation With KGSM, is also offered. Among many eligible graduate programs in Korea, the government designated KGSFA as its primary partner in an effort to establish Korea as the financial hub of Asia.
KGSFA is structured to provide students with not only the intellectual and management skills but also the conceptual and analytical tools necessary for success in finance areas. In addition, KGSFA provides a wide range of choices so students can take leadership roles and chart their desired course of achievement. Ingenuity and teamwork are the skills necessary to succeed. These factors, along with KGSFA's advanced instruction and research competencies, will pave the w~ to a bright future.
Students learn not only from the faculty, but also from each other. KGSFA has created a stimulating and dynamic student-ta-student learning environment that enhances the learning experience. This is a direct result of KAIST's highly selective admissions process which ensures a broad range of academic and professional achievements for its students.
Students work hard and are competitive, while also valuing teamwork. KAIST Business School's atmosphere is one in which students can work together in a cooperative environment that encourages excellence. This not only helps students build teamwork skills but also allows them to meet other students who want to significantly impact the organizations they will eventually lead.
KGSFA's rigorous selection process and academic programs ensure that students are innovative and productive while maintaining a drive for academic excellence. KGSFA students make a valuable contribution to the classroom and develop strong potential for success in the business world.
• A full-time masters degree program
• 54 credits for 2 years
• Overseas exchange student program (one semester)
• Culmination through a graduation thesis or a field study
Finance MBA students can design a program of study to suit their own needs. There are 11 tracks that is composed of several related modules. The tracks include:
• Asset Management Track
• Financial Engineering Track
• Financial Management & Strategy Track
• Investment Banking Track
• Insurance Track
• Risk Management Track
• Global Financial Market Track
• Accounting, Law and Regulation Track
• Carbon Finance Track
• Green Finance Track
• Self Design Track
There are two types of students in the program; those who are sponsored by their organizations, and those who are self-sponsored. More than half of the students are financially supported by their institutions which range from the central bank to leading commercial and investment banks. The remaining students are self-financed students who generally have strong quantitative training before joining our program.
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