top of page


*You can get detail informations about aSSIST AI-MBA from above link.

Program overview

aSSIST first opened the Finance Engineering MBA course in 2005 with Professor Park, Yoon Shik of George Washington University School of International Finance, and in the year 2013 alternative investment program was established, first of its kind in Korea. Alternative Investment focused MBA aims to foster global financial professionals in broad field of alternative investment including hedge fund, private equity, real estate, commodity futures, venture capital, CTA and others.


  • The program is designed to provide professional knowledge to analyze and execute alternative investment, representatively Korean hedge funds. To achieve this, we have gathered professors who are renowned global professionals within the field, to deliver practical knowledge and theories based on their extensive work experiences.

  • This program aims to cultivate professionals who can create and manage the best investment portfolio by analyzing appropriate investment opportunities, identifying high risks for each investment and evaluating value of alternative investment products such as hedge funds, private equity, real estate, venture capital and raw material investment funds.

  • In addition, aSSIST established the KAIRI under the Finance Graduate School, understanding the need for professional training and network in the field of alternative investment domestically and globally. This program provides industry and academic alternative investment professionals a stage to interact, discuss and research for the future of domestic financial industry.

Program Advantage

  • The first alternative investment program in Korea

  • Foster financial professionals with practical skills and advanced financial knowledge

  • Best faculty in broad alternative investment fields via open professor system

  • Develop real-world financial professionals through practice focused


Sam Y. Chung

Director of aSSIST Finance Masters School

Long Island University Tenured Professor/ KDI School, KAIST, Kyung Hee University Visiting Professor

Advisor of the CAIA Association of Academic Societies Member/ Editor of the Journal of Alternative Investment


Kang, Sei-Ki

Samjong KPMG Executive Director



Kang, Chang-Joo

Director of UBS Hana Asset Management


Kim, Jinho

PhD Finance at Columbia University

Professor of Ewha Womans University


Nho, Hee Jin

PhD Business Management at Georgia State University

Senior researcher at the Korea Capital Market Institute



Choi, Sung Mook

PhDFinance at the Univeristy of Texas System

Professor at University of Nevada




Bae, Kee-Hong

PhD Finance at The Ohio State University

Professor at Canada York University

President of Korea America Finance Association


David D. Cho

PhD Finance at the University of Chicago

Professor of Nova Southeastern University





Kim, Yong-Sang

PhD Finance at Illinois State University

Professor of University of Kentucky

George Jabbour

PhD Finance at George Washington University

Professor of George Washington University





Jin Kyung-Soo Liew

PhD Finance at Columbia University

Professor at John Hopkins University


Robert Ferguson

Benchmark Plus (Global Hedge Fund) CEO


Peter Douglas

Asia Manager of the CAIA Association



Shin, Sung-Hwan

Masters of Business Management, PhD Financial Management at MIT University

Professor of Hongik University


Um, Tae-Jong

PhD Economics at Cornell University

Korean Representative of MSCI

Former Director of Headquarters at Samsung Asset Management Investement Co.


Yun, Chang-Hyun

PhD Economics at The University of Chicago

Professor of the University of Seoul, Director of Korea Institute of Finance


Lee, Chan-Woo

PhD Economis at School of Management of Kwangwoon University

Special Professor at Kookmin University

Former Director of Fund Management Department of the National Pension Service


Cho, Hong-Rae

PhD Economics at Yale University

Executive Director of Korea Investment Holdings Co. Ltd

bottom of page