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K-SCHOOL
Overview
  • Spreading a culture of innovation and challenging spirit
  • Developing entrepreneurial leadership of students in master’s and doctorate programs
  • Learning basic knowledge about entrepreneurial virtues and startups
  • Enhancing students’ understanding of and interest in entrepreneurship
  • Inviting renowned figures with diverse experience, knowledge, and expertise as entrepreneurs to offer special lectures in class
Course Classification Course Number Code L/E/C Professor Semester Mutual Recognition Remarks
Mandatory general CC010 11.010 1 / 0 / 0 Invited lecturers Spring, Fall Yes Group B
The class syllabus
No. Topic Contents
1 Entrepreneurship and Startup Ecosystem
  • Understanding the basic concepts of entrepreneurship
  • Major recent issues and trends related to entrepreneurship
  • Startup ecosystem in Silicon Valley and advanced countries
  • Historical transformation and development of entrepreneurship in Korea
  • Current status, issues, and challenges of startup ecosystem in Korea
  • Difference between startup culture in Korea and that in Silicon Valley
2 Startup Status and Challenges of KAIST Students
  • Startups of KAIST graduates
  • Current status and challenges of Startup KAIST campaign
  • Why engineering students should start a business
  • Caution for engineering students trying to start a business
3 Social Entrepreneurship
  • Social influence
  • Social responsibility
  • Social contribution
4 Entrepreneurship and Ethics
  • Entrepreneurship and ethics
  • Temptations for entrepreneurs
  • Basic qualities required of successful entrepreneurs
  • Things successful entrepreneurs should not do
5 Entrepreneurship and Innovation
  • What is innovation
  • Innovation and uncertainty
  • How to cope with uncertainty
  • Challenges and risk-bearing
  • How to seize opportunities
  • Startup and probability of success
6 Technology Change and Entrepreneurship
  • Prospective areas for present and future startups
  • How to secure core technologies
  • Discovering new startup ideas
  • Design thinking
7 Entrepreneurs and Communication
  • Leadership
  • Organization and human resources management
  • Securing and managing an outstanding workforce
  • Maintaining good relationships with teammates
  • Looking for desirable teammates
  • Joint startups
  • When my thoughts differ from others’ advice
  • Relationship with the government
8 Entrepreneurship and Failure
  • Experience of startup failure
  • How to cope with failure