Hitotsubashi ICS organized, together with the ICS Alumni Association, the 2nd Online ICS Alumni Day on Saturday, June 25. The event was co-hosted by Professor Yoshi Fujikawa (Yoshi), the faculty in charge of external relations and external affairs, and Yukiko Ueno (Yuki), an EMBA alumna from the Class of 2020.
In light of the ever increasing importance of lifelong learning in the age of the "100-year life", Professor Yoshi Fujikawa's Zemi set "The Future of Learning" as the theme of this year's zemi activity and are launching the speaker series to explore where the learning is heading, together with experts invited from around the world.
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
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:
There are several points to consider when you are applying for an MBA degree; your CV, finances, and demonstrating an academic aptitude, to name a few. One of the most challenging parts of applying for an MBA is writing a great application essay. Still, the good news is that thorough preparation will go a long way. When you are applying for a global MBA in Japan, there are specific advantages that obtaining this degree at this university will give you. Laying out these benefits and having a clear goal will help you convince the reader of the essay of your suitability for the program. Let’s have a look at the admission requirements for a global MBA in Japan, various reasons for aspiring to obtain this degree, and advice on how to process your reasons into an application essay.
An important question to ask yourself before pursuing any degree, let alone a degree abroad, is if it’s worth doing. This guide will show you a breakdown of the different areas where you can make the most out of your efforts towards an MBA in Japan.
Topics: MBA in Japan