In this edition of Byline ICS, we sat down with Associate Professor Patricia Robinson (Tish). Robinson’s interest focus on how managers can apply conflict transformation and coaching skills to lead diverse teams. Robinson’s interest in conflict resolution stems from two decades’ worth of corporate training and consulting in companies such as Berlitz, Denso, Dentsu, Goldman Sachs, JTB (Japan Travel Bureau), Mitsui Trading, Mizuho Financial Group, Nikkei Shimbun, SMBC Mitsui Sumitomo Bank, Yamaha Music, and Yamaha Motors, among others.
In this edition of Byline ICS, Coco, a 2-year student in Hitotsubashi ICS's MBA Program, talks about her experience of being an "ICSer" (ICS student), busy MBA student and mother - all while living in a different continent for over a year - as well as her time in US on exchange at one of the country's most prestigious business schools, the University of Virginia Darden School of Business with her family.
Our MBA graduate, Olivier LE LANN from the Class of 2009 and Founder of Electric Visionary Aircrafts, shared the reason why he chose the ICS MBA program and how he shaped credo for his company.
While some university degrees put you on a particular career path, the post-graduation trajectories of MBA grads are pretty varied. People who go for their MBA degrees are usually mid-career professionals who have some working experience and are looking to broaden their career opportunities. Frequently, MBA students aspire to management functions or a career change. Many paths will open up to you after obtaining your MBA degree, with specific advantages for those who want to further their career in Japan or a business with Japan-related relations.
Topics: Career paths
If you are considering a career in Japan, you may be thinking about ways to break into the Japanese job market. One thing to note is that Japan is continuously looking at alternatives to keep its economy going with a shrinking working force, so there might be some attractive opportunities for global MBA graduates.
Topics: MBA in Japan
Like most MBA applications, ours requires two reference letters to apply to the Hitotsubashi ICS MBA program. In addition, at least one letter should come from your current or former supervisor. In this blog, we will share with you who did the MBA class of 2020 asked to be their referees, and some tips to get the reference letters in by the application deadline.
We know applying might seem like a challenging process even before you start. However, with a little bit of planning and commitment, you can finish your application in 7 days! Here are some tips and recommendations from our team at Hitotsubashi ICS on how to tackle the MBA application in ONE week: