Derek Laan, Sungkyunkwan - Kelley School of Business

Doing a dual degree has given Derek Laan a unique perspective on MBA student life in a small town and in a big city  Read more

Derek Laan, Sungkyunkwan - Kelley School of Business

Now in the second year of his MBA programme Derek has found that his degree is considerably less stressful and gives him more time to enjoy being with his fellow students Read more

Derek Laan, Sungkyunkwan - Kelley School of Business

Meeting your MBA peers outside the classroom setting is a great way of bonding and a camping trip to Mammoth Cave in Kentucky was an excellent outing for Derek  Read more

Derek Laan, Sungkyunkwan - Kelley School of Business

Blogger Derek Laan has started the second year of his MBA. While the first part of the programme was spent at SKK GSB in Korea, he is now experiencing the larger classes of the Kelley school  Read more

Derek Laan, Sungkyunkwan - Kelley School of Business

One blogger sets the record straight about networking. It isn’t just meeting people for the sake of it, it’s about making new friends who have common goals or interests Read more

Derek Laan, Sungkyunkwan - Kelley School of Business

The first year of the MBA may be over, but there is still time for parties and competitions as students prepare for their internships and dual-degree programmes Read more

Derek Laan, Sungkyunkwan - Kelley School of Business

A trip to Vietnam was an exciting and eye-opening visit for one blogger, allowing him to experience at first hand business in a developing country Read more

Derek Laan, Sungkyunkwan - Kelley School of Business

When studying for an MBA it is important to balance the workload. As well as the search for an internship there are other things to consider, such as hobbies Read more

Derek Laan, Sungkyunkwan - Kelley School of Business

A visit from a group of MBA students from the Kellogg school provided a great opportunity for students at Sungkyunkwan to lay on a fun nrtworking event Read more

Derek Laan, Sungkyunkwan - Kelley School of Business

Public speaking is a difficult skill to master, however one group of MBA students have recently spent an entire week mastering the art and now feel much more confident when making a business presentation Read more

Derek Laan, Sungkyunkwan - Kelley School of Business

After hearing stories of other business schools yearly ski trips, I decided that I would like to try to start a tradition like that here at SKK GSB. I’m a pretty avid skier and have a season ticket to a resort about 45 minutes outside Seoul where I could bring my class mates to ski. Read more

Derek Laan, Sungkyunkwan - Kelley School of Business

When choosing a business school and an MBA programme, the FT Global MBA rankings are a great way to start Read more

Derek Laan, Sungkyunkwan - Kelley School of Business

This winter vacation was one that I won’t soon forget. Our school had a three- week winter break so I decided to take advantage of being in Asia by visiting one of my best friends from college who is now living in India. Read more

Derek Laan, Sungkyunkwan - Kelley School of Business

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I’ve just finished my first semester here at SKK GSB. The past few weeks have been super busy with studying for finals and working on projects, so I haven’t had much time for blogging. But all the tests are now over and I’m writing this as I fly to Bangalore, India for my winter break. Before leaving, however, the semester ended on a high note with the annual SKK GSB year end party.
It’s a tradition at SKK GSB to have a year end party organised by the student government of the junior class for the seniors (second year students), faculty and office staff. As a member of the student government, I got to help in planning it and thankfully it was a big success. Read more

Derek Laan, Sungkyunkwan - Kelley School of Business

Having completed the required elements of the MBA programmes, students then have the chance to choose electives – courses that they would like to study Read more

Derek Laan, Sungkyunkwan - Kelley School of Business

Sometimes an intensive course is just what is needed to students to come to grips with a particular topic Read more

Derek Laan, Sungkyunkwan - Kelley School of Business

Last week was the first set of final tests of my MBA. It seems a little bit early for final tests right? Read more

Derek Laan, Sungkyunkwan - Kelley School of Business

Last week was a busy one again! We had our first test of the programme in accounting and also we were busy trying to finish group projects before our week-long vacation for Chuseok (Korean Thanksgiving). Read more

Derek Laan, Sungkyunkwan - Kelley School of Business

Working on assignments together means that much of the stress is alleviated Read more

Derek Laan, Sungkyunkwan - Kelley School of Business

Before the start of any MBA it is important to get to know your colleagues. A relaxing weekend away from the school is one of the best ways of achieving this Read more

Derek Laan, Sungkyunkwan - Kelley School of Business

I was planning on spending the last few weeks before my MBA programme starts wrapping things up at my school and moving my things up to my dorm room in Seoul. Little did I know my school had some other plans for me. Read more

Derek Laan, Sungkyunkwan - Kelley School of Business

A dual MBA gives students the opportunity to sample two different cultures and wider networking Read more