Department of
Business Administration

Definition of a True Leader

Definition of a True Leader in Business Administration

The Department of Business Administration aims to develop creative and enterprising future managers rather than conventional entrepreneurs solely talented in the functional capacities of managers. In addition to the necessary professional knowledge, abilities, and qualities in managerial affairs, the Department of Business Administration guides its students to become leaders willing to take on new challenges with an enterprising spirit. Furthermore, the Department of Business Administration hopes to produce managers who can spearhead organizations in today’s rapidly changing environments as creative leaders capable of generating new ideas based on their expertise in management as well as other fields involving liberal arts. The Department of Business Administration defines an exemplary manager or entrepreneur as, “a creative individual equipped with the requisite knowledge, personal character, and physical capacities of a competent entrepreneur, and an individual who exhibits a form of servant leadership to guide others” rather than simply a “good colleague.”

The academic objective

Five core competencies Description
Compassion and Practical Execution Ethical foundation as a good citizen Business administration requires more than theoretical knowledge. By nature, it is a practical field of study. Business management as an academic subject at Dongguk University involves the process of setting goals and establishing plans to achieve them, executing those plans, and evaluating the results. Moreover, driven by the compassionate spirit of Buddhism, the Department of Business Administration cultivates the practical capacities of efficiently managing individuals, companies, and national organizations
caring attitude
willingness to serve others and participate in societal issues
Creativity Logical thinking Today’s modern capitalist economy is a constant battleground of infinite competition over who can efficiently utilize scarce resources. In the 20th century, countries around the world managed to build affluent economies based on the principles of mass-production and mass-consumption championed by the Fordism school of thought. However, in recent years, the global economy has been impacted by widespread recessions and financial crises, which is why countries are facing a paradigm shift pointing towards a more sustainable economic model for the 21st century. One of the important prerequisites for building a sustainable economy is the ability to think and problem-solve creatively. As such, the Department of Business Administration hopes to develop the creative capacity to change and transform the world via an academic process that invites students to present and prove their creative ideas refined through group discussions and seminar sessions.
analytical and critical thinking
convergent learning and decision-making
Endeavoring and Achievement-oriented Entrepreneurship Motivation for self-directed learning The Department of Business Administration’s curriculum consists of activities, assignments, and subjects designed to help students set goals, challenge themselves, and produce results through various opportunities and programs. Based on counseling sessions with their supervisors, students can ask for advice on personal life goals and develop plans for their goals. Students can also ask supervisors to execute and evaluate their plans to make sure they have the best chance of achieving their goals. Students can organically learn the ability to challenge themselves and earn a sense of accomplishment through activities such as research and presentation of assignments in each subject, field trips, internship courses, academic groups, sports clubs, and student associations.
goal-oriented planning and execution capacities
career management capacities
Global Competencies Foreign language skills With the development of telecommunications and computing technologies, the global market is now well on its way to becoming a single integrated market. In the 21st century, corporations have evolved from focusing mostly on local markets to analyzing global markets to seek opportunities and threats on a broader scale, and reflecting findings from global markets on managerial initiatives. At the Department of Business Administration, students will be given the opportunity to cultivate their ability to work in the global market through various discussions and lectures with professors from other countries, special lectures led by foreign experts, study clubs, English language classes, and a specialized business English program.
capacity to understand global issues
capacity to understand and accept multiculturalism
Professional Competencies Ability to collaborate and communicate The biggest advantage of business administration as a discipline is that the management principles can be applied to the management of not only for-profit organizations but also for non-profit organizations. By learning various theories of business administration, students can build a set of foundational skills in human resources, finance, production, and marketing to become expert entrepreneurs, and learn how to utilize their knowledge and skills in financial markets, financial product-related duties, and management of non-profit organizations.
ability to collect and use information
ability to utilize ICT
Specialization in Academic Majors Capacity as a professional manager The Department of Business Administration develops a foundation of professionalism based on a combination of subjects in business management, accounting, and information management,which are fields at the core of business management. The Department of Business Administration also helps students improve their creativity, learn about corporate ethics, and cultivate a sense of corporate social responsibility.