SolBridge International School of Business is a private AACSB accredited business school in Daejeon, South Korea, established by Woosong University in March 2007.
The school focuses on business in Asia while remaining aware of business implications for government and society. The business program focuses on finance, logistics, marketing and technology transfer. SolBridge International School of Business awards both undergraduate major in business (BBA) and MBA degrees. SolBridge is the first business school in Korea with an international faculty and student body (international students make-up 60 to 80% of each class). All courses are taught in Englishfollowing an American curriculum model. SolBridge graduates now work in nations around the world. SolBridge is one of Korea’s 15 universities that have been accredited by the AACSB board of executives. SolBridge is the youngest business school in AACSB’s history to receive this accreditation, receiving the accreditation just 7 years after establishment.Partnerships exist with Georgia Institute of Technology, Beijing Foreign Studies University] and University of Hull (UK), Meiji University (Japan) Graduate School of Business Administration. SolBridge features an ultramodern high-rise campus located a few hundred meters from a high-speed rail station.
South Korea, officially the Republic of Korea, is a country in East Asia, constituting the southern part of the Korean Peninsula. Although it ranks 109th in the world in terms of land
area, the country is a center of economic activity, culture, and arts. Korea was colonized by Japan in the early 20th century and later had to endure the Korean War (1950-53), but
it has achieved amazing economic growth in a short period, dubbed “the Miracle on the Han River.” Today, Korea is an industrial nation standing tall on the world stage. Its semiconductor, automobile, shipbuilding, steel making, and IT industries are on the leading edge in global markets.
Daejeon (Korean: [t .dʑʌn]) is South Korea’s fifth-largest metropolis. Daejeon had a population of over 1.5 million in 2010.] Located in the central region of South Korea, Daejeon serves as
a hub of transportation and is at the crossroads of major transport routes. The capital Seoulis about 50 minutes away by KTX high-speed train. Daejeon is one of South Korea’s administration hubs with the Daejeon Government Complex (Other administrative hubs: Seoul, Gwacheon and Sejong). Daejeon has 18 universities, including Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Chungnam National University, Hanbat National University, Hannam University, and Korea University of Science and Technology. Daejeon has earned its name as “Asia’s Silicon Valley” and “high technology city”.The city hosted the Taejon Expo
’93 and the International Mathematical Olympiads in 2000. Several important research institutes are based in the city.
Sol-Geo is the international residence for all BBA students admitted to SolBridge. Students are
automatically matched up with a roommate from a different country and are highly encouraged to live their first semester of studies there. After their first semester, students may apply for other residences or opt to live off-campus. For the spring and fall, the residence fee includes a breakfast charge; for lunch and dinner, however, students are free to purchase a meal ticket at their convenience. In the summer and winter, no breakfast fee is charged, and all meals may be purchased with a meal ticket. In addition to the rooms, Sol-Geo is a modern, clean, safe, and Wi-Fi-accessible facility that features a library, dance studio, common kitchen, and various study halls and classrooms. Located on the East side of the campus, Sol-Geo
is close to the nearby shops, restaurants, subway line, and various bus routes. SolBridge provides a convenient shuttle bus service to and from Sol-Geo.
The city has been promoted as a city of science and education centred about Daedeok Science Town, more lately called Daedeok Innopolis. The Daejeon municipal government dubs itself a core city of research and development and the cradle of Korea’s cutting-edge science
sector. More than 200 research institutes, including the research and development facilities of Samsung, LG, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology(KAIST), are located within
Daedeok Science Town in Yuseong-gu on the far outskirts of town, locally referred to as “Daedeok Techno Valley”. This, plus the “Daedeok Innopolis” cluster of KAIST, Chungnam National University and government research institutes lend themselves to the city’s local nickname: the Silicon Valley of Korea. Yuseong Hot Springs Resort and Daecheong Dam are amongst the city’s most popular tourist attractions. Places to visit : National Science Museum, KIGAM geological Museum, Expo Science Park, Daejeon Museum of Art.