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The First Mover, aSSIST

Leading professional business school offering Masters and Ph.D degrees in business administration

aSSIST (Seoul School of Integrated Sciences & Technologies, president Il-Sup Kim) is a professional graduate school offering Master & Ph. D degrees in business administration since 2004, after when education programs were succeeded from IPS (the Institute for Industrial Policy Studies) which were originally first launched in 1995. Through these degree programs accompanied with top executive programs, aSSIST aims to foster business professionals capable of generating sustainability.

All MBA students can acquire double degrees from prominent business schools overseas

All students at aSSIST are able to achieve a Master's degree in business administration together with a second degree from a renowned university in Europe or the U.S. Students are able to transfer credits to partner universities through aSSIST's established double degree agreements, as well as choose to earn transferable credits directly from partner schools through local programs offered by partner institutions. As a result, individuals can reduce time spent overseas and at the same time save tuition costs, because the programs are desigend to allow the double degrees obtainable within a term of 1.5 years, enabling students to benefit from reducing tuition fee and length of stay in Korea.

We offer global standard of business administration teaching and specialized major in reflection with the change of business trends

aSSIST supports students to develop global level business capability and grow into professional with specific specialized major within the business administration area. The specialized majors include Intellectual property, Sales Innovation, Finance, Industrial Security, Alternative Investment and Big Data and these are areas that function as the integral part of companies or that add higher value to the company in future industry. We also offer short practical courses with high quality curriculum such as Certified Professional in Supply Management (CPSM) course, Industrial Security Professional (ISP) course, aSSIST-KOTRA Global Marketing course.

NO. 1 in educating core talents of companies. 200 companies chose aSSIST as professional organization

‘Company customized education program’ is a 1:1 customized course for companies to meet the needs of each company’s issues and demands. Each company has its industry area and management strategy thus, we provide customized curriculum to enhance corporate culture and core capacity of corporate talents.
Our school has been evaluated as the NO.1 graduate school of business administration for talent education. The companies including LG Electronics, KT, Doosan Infracore, Samshully, Korea Electronic Power Corporation, LIG, Dong-kuk Steel and MG Community Credit Cooperatives are continuously involved in our courses and talents from these companies are more and more participating in our short and long term programs.

Education system for students and by students with the best faculty staff at home and abroad

The classes offered at aSSIST, are carried out as an Open Platform System, meaning that the faculty staff is comprised of the best experts from around the world, inviting the best of the best from various universities and organizations. Our teaching faculty is comprised of both professors and practitioners in the related field, and they aim to teach both theoretical and practical knowledge, delivering balanced education required for today’s talents in business. All lectures are evaluated by students of all programs and courses for maintenance of high quality teaching.

Teaching Philosophy of aSSIST

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ASSIST has a differentiated education philosophy, the ‘Sustainable Management-4T’ means eThics, sTorytelling, Teamwork, and Technology. These are the core values of aSSIST to train ‘professional managers’ who are ethical, creative, team-oriented and able to combine cutting edge technology with management. Especially, the school focuses on ‘ethical management education’ to deliver transparent ethical consciousness, socially responsible and sustainable management awareness.

In 2009, in recognition of our performance, our school was selected as one of the ‘Global Top 100’ evaluated by the Aspen Foundation in US, which is like the Oscar prize in ethical education assessing every business school in the world.

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History of aSSIST

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  • 2014
    Dec
    Reappointment of Il-Sup Kim as aSSIST's 6th president
    Nov
    MOU with Shandong University, China
    MOU with Ural State University of Economics, Russia
    Jul
    Industry-Academic collaboration agreement with Korean CEO’s Association of Multinational Corporations (KCMC)
    Jun
    Korea Financial Planner Association (KFPA), MOU establishment for developing specialized programs in Finance
    Mar
    Special Prize awarded by Korea Research Institute for Vocational Education & Training (KRIVET) in the '2014 Korea HRD Awards' [Korea HRD Association]
  • 2013
    Jun
    MOU with John Jay College of Criminal Justice, U.S.
    Mar
    Received an award for the chairman prize by Human Resources Development Service of Korea of [Korea HRD Association]‘2013 Korea HRD Award’ in education organization sector
  • 2012
    Dec
    Inauguration of Il-Sup Kim as aSSIST's 5th president
    Oct
    Established Sales Innovation MBA for the first time in Korea
    Mar
    Received an award for the grand prize of [Korea HRD Association] ‘2012 Korea HRD Award’ in education organization
  • 2011
    Sep
    Inauguration of Nam-Sik Lee as aSSIST's 4th president
    Aug
    Industrial Security MBA, MOU establishment with the Graduate School of Information Security, Korea University
    Mar
    MOU with China Europe International Business School (CEIBS)
  • 2010
    Sep
    MOU with The University of Chinese Academy of Sciences (GUCAS)
    Jul
    MOU with The Korea Chamber of Commerce & Industry (KCCI) for operating agreed curriculums
    Double degree agreement with State University of New York at Stony Brook (SUNY-SB)
    Jun
    Double degree agreement with Aalto University (former Helsinki School of Economics), Finland
    Feb
    Received an award for the grand prize of [Korea HRD Association] ‘2010 Korea HRD Award’ in education organization sector
    Jan
    Designated as a Green Education Organization by [the Presidential Committee on Green Growth]
  • 2009
    Oct
    Selected as “Global Top 100” for best stewardship in ethics & social responsibility management education by the ASPEN Institute
    Mar
    Reappointment of Eun-Key Yoon as aSSIST's 3rd president
    Jan
    Double degree agreement with George Mason University, US
  • 2008
    Nov
    MOU with National Industrial Security Center of National Intelligence Service for Industrial Security MBA program
    Jan
    Executive MBA of Aalto University (former Helsinki School of Economics) in Finland achieves the “Triple Crown” of AACSB, AMBA and EQUIS accreditation
  • 2007
    Mar
    Inauguration of Eun-Key Yoon as aSSIST's 2nd president
    Jan
    Aalto University (former Helsinki School of Economics) in Finland acquires AACSB accreditation
  • 2006
    Mar
    Opening the first program for Ph.D in Business Administration
    Feb
    Exchange agreement with Colorado State University, US
    Exchange agreement with National Sun Yat-sen University, Taiwan
  • 2005
    Sep
    First opening of the 4T CEO program for Sustainable Management
    Exchange agreement with Wenzao Ursuline University of Languages in Taiwan (WZU)
  • 2004
    Dec
    Exchange agreement with University of Akron, U.S.
    Exchange agreement with EDHEC Business School, France
    Nov
    Exchange agreement with Sun Yat-sen University, Taiwan
    Jan
    Aalto University (former Helsinki School of Economics) in Finland acquires AMBA(Association of MBAs) accreditation
    IPS's (the Institute for Industrial Policy Studies) education program headquarters relocate to aSSIST
  • 2003
    Dec
    Inauguration of David N. Smith as aSSIST's first president
    Nov
    Ministry approval for establishing the Seoul School of Integrated Sciences & Technologies (aSSIST)
  • 1999
    Jan
    Opening of the first MS-TM program with the State University of New York at Stony Brook (SUNY-SB), U.S.
  • 1995
    Jan
    Opening of the first MBA program with Aalto University (former Helsinki School of Economics), Finland
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