YSB conferred business administration degrees on 528 students on February 25 —8 Ph.D.s, 42 masters, 247 MBAs, and 252 bachelors.
[Opening Remarks: Kil-Soo Suh, Dean of Yonsei School of Business]
Byung-Heun Ko(entering class of 1964), chairman of Kumbi corporation gave the commencement address at the ceremony. In the commencement speech, Byung-Heun Ko(entering class of 1964), chairman of Kumbi corporation, asked graduates to do three things. First, lead your life with precious meetings. Since our view of life, values, and meaning of life are determined through meeting other people, we should make good relationships through being a good person. Second, immerse yourself with passion. If there is no passion, life is ruined. You must live your once-in-a-lifetime life with great enthusiasm. Lastly, live your life that can enjoy art. The touch of music, literature, and art is a blessing and happiness in life. Kyung-Bae Suh, chairman of YSB’s alumni association, and Do-Won Sul, president of the MBA alumni association, also attended.
[Commencement Speech: Byung-Heun Ko(entering class of 1964), chairman of Kumbi corporation]
Il Im, associate dean of the Yonsei Graduate School of Business, Jai-Yeol Son, director of the master’s and Ph.D. programs, and Dae-Sik Hur, associate dean of YSB, gave reports about academic affairs. Afterward, each graduate was called to the stage to shake hands with their professors and express congratulations and appreciation.
[Graduate Speeches: Do-Yeon Kim (B.B.A.), Jonathan M Yang (MBA)]
Graduation ceremonies at YSB have several characteristics, the first of which is a special message from an invited speaker whose remarks will also include congratulations for the graduates. The valedictorian’s response follows. A “class gift” ceremony, representing a continuum reaching from alumni to incoming freshmen, is an integral part of the program. Representative alumni celebrate the graduates, who in turn welcome the entering freshman class, including presentation of a souvenir gift to the incoming class.