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Student Interview: Job Hunting and Working in Japan | Viola

Posted by Hitotsubashi ICS on Mar 3, 2022 4:40:03 PM

In this Byline ICS piece, we interviewed Viola, a current MBA student, who shared her job hunting journey in Japan.

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Topics: Career paths, Student Voice, MBA in Japan

Alumni Interview: Job Hunting and Working in Japan | Chris

Posted by Hitotsubashi ICS on Mar 3, 2022 4:38:27 PM
In this Byline ICS post, Chris (MBA Class of 2018, Yale SOM MAM Class of 2020) shares his job-hunting experience in Japan.
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Topics: Career paths, Alumni Voice, MBA in Japan

Alumni Interview: Job Hunting and Working in Japan | Sai

Posted by Hitotsubashi ICS on Mar 3, 2022 4:34:59 PM
In this Byline ICS post, Sai (MBA Class of 2019) shares his job-hunting experience in Japan.
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Topics: Career paths, Alumni Voice, MBA in Japan

Faculty Interview: Satoshi Akutsu, by Charlie, MBA Class of 2020

Posted by Hitotsubashi ICS on Jan 31, 2022 8:15:00 PM

For this edition of the faculty interview, Charlie (Class of 2020) has interviewed Professor Satoshi (Toshi) Akutsu. Akutsu received his B.A. and M.A. from Hitotsubashi University, and his M.S. and Ph.D. from the Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley.

Prior to joining Hitotsubashi University as an assistant professor, he was a post-doctoral research fellow at the Institute of Management, Innovation, and Organization at the Haas School. Upon returning to Hitotsubashi, his alma mater, he was one of the starting members of Hitotsubashi ICS, where he has been involved not only in teaching but also research and the school administration. During the 2007-2008 academic year, he took a sabbatical at UC Berkeley where he was affiliated with both the Haas School and the Department of Psychology. He was also a member of the Culture and Cognition Laboratory and affiliated with IPSR at UC Berkeley. We sat with Akutsu to dive deeper into his roles as an educator, researcher, and administrator.

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Topics: Faculty Impact

Life While Pursuing an MBA in Japan

Posted by Hitotsubashi ICS on Sep 17, 2021 10:00:00 AM

The life of an MBA student tends to revolve around a routine, no matter which country you are studying in. However, being a student in a country different from where you were born and raised can bring you a wealth of knowledge beyond the classroom.

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Topics: MBA Program

Applying for an MBA in Japan

Posted by Hitotsubashi ICS on Sep 15, 2021 12:52:38 PM

Like any other graduate school program, the application process can be long and would require some self-reflection. When we apply for programs overseas, there is an added layer of questions to answer as an aspiring international student. In this guide, we will explain the MBA application process in Japan and the best way to approach your future academic goals. Whether you’re fresh out of undergrad, already working, or a non-traditional student, we have you covered.

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Topics: MBA Program, MBA - How to apply

How do ICS MBAs study Japanese? | Kin, Viola, and Yiwei's stories

Posted by Hitotsubashi ICS on Jul 19, 2021 11:47:09 AM

Almost 80% of the students come from outside of Japan and a majority of the students are willing to pursue a career in Japan after graduation. Although our MBA program is fully conducted in English, many international students have significantly improved their Japanese by graduation. How do they do it?

In this article, we asked three MBA students (Class of 2020), Kin, Viola, and Yiwei, about their experiences of learning Japanese.

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Topics: Student Voice

DBA Journey and Role Models | Alumni Voice

Posted by Hitotsubashi ICS on May 25, 2021 8:15:09 PM

In this second part of our interview with Professor Asuka Takaoka, we discuss her doctoral thesis research, how she balanced her DBA studies, work, personal commitments; and what she learned from her DBA at Hitotsubashi ICS. (Read part 1 of this blogpost here)

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Topics: Life at Hitotsubashi ICS, DBA, Alumni Voice

Reasons to choose a DBA vs a PhD | Alumni Voice

Posted by Hitotsubashi ICS on May 24, 2021 8:14:35 PM

There have been fewer opportunities to feature the DBA (Doctor of Business Administration) program, our doctorate program at Hitotsubashi ICS compared to our MBA and DBA programs. In this edition of our alumni voices, we sat down with DBA graduate, Asuka Takaoka, to talk about her DBA journey at Hitotsubashi ICS.

Asuka graduated from the part-time DBA program while working full-time. We talked to her about why she decided to pursue a doctoral degree, how she spent her five years at DBA, her research theme, and how she manages her time. We have divided the interview into two parts.

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Topics: Life at Hitotsubashi ICS, DBA, Alumni Voice

The BEST Alliance, Uniting 3 of the Best Business Schools in Asia

Posted by Hitotsubashi ICS on Apr 9, 2021 2:43:00 PM

In March 2021, we were honored to renew or partnership for the BEST Alliance (Beijing, Seoul, and Tokyo), uniting Hitotsubashi ICS with two Top Business Schools, Guanghua School of Management at Peking University (PKU) and Graduate School of Business at Seoul National University (SNU).

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Topics: Global Network, MBA Program, Event Report

Double Degree Program to PKU | Student Voice

Posted by Hitotsubashi ICS on Apr 7, 2021 8:00:00 PM

One of the most attractive features of Hitotsubashi ICS is the double-degree program, which is an option for students in the two-year program.

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Topics: Life at Hitotsubashi ICS, Global Network, Student Voice, MBA Program

Typical MBA Student Schedule at Hitotsubashi ICS | Student Voice

Posted by Hitotsubashi ICS on Mar 25, 2021 8:30:30 PM
It is said that the daily life of MBA students at Hitotsubashi ICS is so busy that it is rumored that the "ICS" comes from " I Can't Sleep", but what is the actual schedule like? This time, we actually asked our student, Rita from the Class of 2020, about her typical daily schedule during the term!
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Topics: Life at Hitotsubashi ICS, Student Voice, MBA Program

Small Network Online Courses: SNOC | Student Voices

Posted by Hitotsubashi ICS on Mar 17, 2021 8:00:00 PM
Are you wondering if now is the right time to get an MBA because of the impact of COVID-19 and the lack of certainty of exchange opportunities? Hitotsubashi ICS is the only school in Japan that participates in GNAM, a network of the world's top business schools, which allows students to participate in online classes for credit called Small Network Online Courses, SNOC, offered by other business schools. Today we asked some of our students who participated in SNOC at EGADE, Yale, and IE what it was really like to participate!
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Topics: Life at Hitotsubashi ICS, Global Network, Student Voice, MBA Program

MBA Exchange at Hitotsubashi ICS | Student Voice

Posted by Hitotsubashi ICS on Mar 9, 2021 8:00:00 PM
Alberto, an exchange student from London Business School (LBS) shared his experience at Hitotsubashi ICS and the differences between LBS and Hitotsubashi ICS!
 
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Topics: Life at Hitotsubashi ICS, Student Voice, MBA Program

Global Network MBA Stock Trading Competition!

Posted by Hitotsubashi ICS on Mar 8, 2021 12:47:02 PM
Joon, Win, and Yisze from Class of 2020 participated in the final round of the Yale Stock Trading Game Competition hosted by GNAM!
 
In this competition, over 531 students registered and 306 students from 12 GNAM partner schools participated. From Hitotsubashi ICS, 11 students participated in the regional competition held on February 3, and the above three students made it to the final round held on February 17. Only one third of the 306 participants passed to the final round.  
 
This competition used Yale's Stock Trading Game , which is a fun, fast and efficient tool to understand the mechanics of capital markets and stock trades.  
At Hitotsubashi ICS, Prof. Masa was the faculty advisor and held a kick-off meeting with prospective participants on January 6 to strategize how to win the competition until the actual event.
In this blog article, we asked the three students who successfully made it to the final round about their impressions of the competition!
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Topics: Life at Hitotsubashi ICS, Global Network, Student Voice, MBA Program

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