Korean-American Business Center

The Korean-American Business Center (KABC) is a departmental center, organized within the Center for Research in Information Systems (CRIS) and housed in the Computer Information Systems (CIS) Department in GSU’s Robinson College of Business. It is a boundary-spanning organization between the CIS Department and the Korean business community in the United States and Korea. In addition to providing opportunities to the business communities in Korea and Georgia, KABC provides leadership, assistance and opportunity for Korean and American groups seeking knowledge about United States and Korean business practices.


KABC offers the following opportunities to the business community in Korea and Georgia:

  • Student internships or co-op
  • Intensive executive education/training courses (short-term and long-term), tailored to companies’ and organizations’ needs
  • Student field study projects
  • Sponsored “action research” projects
  • A clearing house for faculty research and consulting
  • Distinguished Executive Speaker Series
  • Distinguished Scholar Speaker Series
  • Korea Study Tour
  • Exchange programs with Korean institutions

Other Activities for KABC Members

  • Quarterly meetings to network and plan KABC activities
  • Company and institution presentations to student groups
  • Classroom presentations by experts on subject matters

The CIS Department

The CIS Department, host of KABC, boasts world-class faculty and students.

  • Ranked first in the world in published research in the top IS journals
    (Communications of the AIS)
  • Ranked top 10 in the United States in IT innovation (ComputerWorld)
  • Ranked first in the Southeast and top 10 in the United States (U.S. News & World Report)

Levels of Support

Three levels of support are available for KABC

  • Gold Sponsorship @ $20,000
  • Silver Sponsorship @ $10,000
  • Bronze Sponsorship @ $5,000

Learn more about the activities and benefits of the levels of support. »


For further information, please refer inquiries to:

Dr. J.P. Shim
Executive Director of KABC
Professor of CIS
Robinson College of Business
Georgia State University
Dr. Ephraim R. McLean
Regents’ Professor and G.E. Smith Eminent Scholar’s Chair
Director, Center for Research in IS
Robinson College of Business
Georgia State University