About KMI

The Korean Management Institute at GWSB

The Korean Management Institute (KMI) at The George Washington University School of Business (GWSB) was founded in 2017 during Dean Livingstone's tenure. It was established through the generous support of Hyundai Mobis under the leadership of Dr. Kichan Kim and Dr. Ayman ElTarabishy (now serving as KMI Executive Director) and facilitated by ICSB. The Institute aims to bring together a diverse community including business professionals, policymakers, academics, government experts, students, and others interested in fostering U.S.-Korea relations. Through a variety of programs such as classes, workshops, international exchange, forums, executive education, and research, participants can enrich their professional experiences and deepen their understanding of this relationship. Situated in Washington, DC, the Institute holds a strategic position to directly engage with business, educators, researchers, and policymakers and the substantial English-speaking Korean media presence in the area. Its programs support ongoing positive dialogue between the two countries in the area of business with a focus on SMEs and entrepreneurship. Over the past two years, South Korea has emerged as the sixth-largest trading partner of the United States. The Institute, through its research and expertise, seeks to build a platform that enhances US-Korea relations globally. Graduates and participants will be well-equipped to seize opportunities in the US-South Korea economic landscape.

Korean Management Institution

Innovation is our tradition.


Provide a platform for research on key current issues by leveraging a strong international network and a diverse interdisciplinary agenda that is actively promoted through internal and external communications.


At the Korean Management Institute, we offer cutting-edge, first-rate executive development seminars and programming that are highly interactive and feature an integrative approach to program design.


Support rigorous and academically challenging study abroad and online programs, developed and delivered by the Korean Management Institute faculty and staff, for students around the world.

Executive Education
KMI offers open-enrollment management development programs, seminars and custom-designed programs. The Institute works with individual companies, trade organizations, and other industry groups to develop state of the art programs of current interest.

Research Agenda
The Institute aims to expand knowledge and solve important problems through rigorous scholarship and research to meet the needs of decision makers in today’s rapidly changing environments. Research findings will be accessible to policymakers and practitioners in order to help shape national and international dialogue around US-Korea relations.

International Exchange
Programming and courses will be offered to students, academicians, business professionals and others who have an interest in U.S.-Korea relations.

What is KMI?

The George Washington School of Business

About GWSB

At the George Washington University School of Business we set the bar above the bottom line. We value profits, but on top of them, we also value how they’re made. That’s why we’re adding a new dimension to how we measure success: not just in profits and power, but also in responsibility and its integral role in shaping society. This added dimension gives us a competitive advantage. It helps us gain a better understanding of the true cost and value of our decisions, and the awareness to make them smarter moving forward. Our academic mission is to be a preeminent business school recognized for scholarly research, teaching excellence, and innovative curricula; focused on the responsible management of organizations in the global environment.

Visit www.business.gwu.edu to learn more

About The Department of Management

The Department of Management supports research and teaching related to understanding the drivers of personal and organizational success. Topics of interest include organizational behavior and development, leadership, management of human resources, teams, entrepreneurship, and executive behavior. We embrace the view that management research is best conducted in an inter-disciplinary context. Our faculty publish research in top journals, focus on teaching as a core competency, serve as editors and editorial board members for a variety of journals, engage in executive education, and actively consult with multiple organizations. They are active in their professional organizations as officers, members of editorial boards, manuscript reviewers for journals, session chairs, and discussants at professional meetings. As professional educators they are committed to having a significant impact on theory and practice through research and teaching. Visit www.business.gwu.edu/department/department-of-management for more!

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