Learning Principles

There are two fundamental goals of education, self-determination and collaboration. A person must recognize that they are the master of their own life. A person can become self-determined and self-directed through education, which is one of the most important roles of education. Humans are homo symbiosis, which means people cannot live alone. A person must learn how to live and work well with others through education. These two fundamental goals are my guiding principles and are the foundation of my educational philosophy.

Courses Taught

I offer the following courses to KAIST students. All course materials are provided via KAIST Learning Management System (KLMS).

MSB101 Management of Everything
This course provides students with contemporary concepts and principles of management. It discusses the management concepts with philosophical backgrounds and real cases, and encourages students to put these concepts and principles into practice. Students are expected to improve their skills to manage their studies and personal lives through the course. In addition, they will be equipped with management competence and an understanding of managerial ethics for their future career.

MSB200 Introduction to Business Management
This course prepares students with a comprehensive introduction to effective management principles and conduct. It not only aims at providing students with an introduction to contemporary management concepts and skills but also encourages them to practice these concepts and skills. Students are expected to improve their skills to manage their studies and personal lives through the course. In addition, they will be equipped with management competence and an understanding of managerial ethics for their future career.

MSB237 Introduction to MIS
This course is designed to provide a broad overview of the fundamental concepts of information systems for students. The course includes the basic concepts of computer hardware, software, databases, and data communication networks, including the Internet, various information systems, and other emerging technologies. It also covers the history of computing and different scientific views toward IT to understand the interrelationships between IT and society.

MSB453 Digital Fabrication for Society
This course provides an overview of creative design and social responsibility for students. The course is designed based on the various fab lab (KAIST Idea Factory) activities. Fab lab is a facility enabling invention by providing access to tools for digital fabrication. This course offers hands-on experience in developing products and services for solving societal problems. After taking this course, students will be more creative and responsible for their society .

MSB458 Web Technology and Business Strategy
This course is designed to provide the strategies and development of business applications using new Web technologies. Students will understand the fundamental concepts of Web services, big data, and business processes, and get hands-on experiences by doing a group project. In addition, the course includes not only technological issues but also organizational opportunities, challenges, and managerial implications related to new Web technologies.

MSB537 Digital Innovation and IT Management
This course is designed to provide a clear understanding of the various advanced management, organizational, and ethical issues of information systems (IS) for graduate students. Effective management of IT functions and resources is becoming even more compelling and significant in light of digital (Internet) business. A combination of various approaches, including class lectures, case discussions, group projects, and assignments, will be offered to achieve these objectives. The success of the course is based on class member interaction and direct involvement of the class in the learning process. Thus, your participation in and contribution to class sessions and case discussions will be one of the most significant ingredients for completing this course successfully.

MSB837 Doctoral Seminar for Digital Innovation and IT Management
This seminar is aimed at providing doctoral students with the understanding and fundamentals for conducting research in digital innovation and IT management. It will introduce doctoral students in related disciplines to the research process, provide an overview of competent research methodologies, and foster a research tradition comprising problem selection, literature review, and research design. It will also expose students to some of the current research and research opportunities in the fields of digital innovation and IT management. While critically examining empirical work drawing on IS theories, students will attempt to understand how to formulate (appropriate) research questions, conduct research that applies these theoretical perspectives, and the contributions that such research makes to our understanding of the phenomena related to IT and organizations. The seminar will be a stepping-stone in transitioning from a consumer of research to an active researcher and contributor of insights.

ITP751 Internet Business and Management
This course focuses on opportunities, strategies, platforms, and business limitations over the Internet. The concept of electronic business (e-business) and many alternative business models are discussed. Specifically, the course addresses the technological foundations of the Internet and the macro environments of e-business as determinants of profitability and influencers for business models. The students working in teams of 4~5 members are required to work on a project to develop a business plan for an e-business initiative.

HSS190 Freshmen Seminar I
This seminar is designed to help students harness empathy and raise basic communication skills as a member of our society. The seminar also provides a broad overview of the School of Business and Technology Management (BTM) and the management concept for the KAIST first-year students.