Faculty Interview:Prof. Hiroshi Ono, new director of EMBA 2020

Posted by Hitotsubashi ICS on Aug 31, 2020 11:04:32 AM

We sat down with Prof. Hiroshi Ono,  the new EMBA director from September, for an in-depth interview on the “many corrections in his life trajectory” in which he turned his childhood passion for math into an engineering degree and then switched to sociology, economics, and statistics after falling in love with social sciences. Drawing on his deep learning in these diverse fields, Professor Ono also publishes award-winning research on human behavior.

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Topics: Faculty Impact, EMBA

The Benefits of Completing a Bespoke MBA Program

Posted by Hitotsubashi ICS on Aug 28, 2020 10:00:00 AM

The coronavirus pandemic has had a significant impact on businesses around the world. Everything from a company’s marketing to supply chain may have been impacted by the pandemic. With so much change, uncertainty, and nuance to be accounted for, how can professionals working in business and management advance their careers or make a successful transition into a new field?

Bespoke MBA programs are accommodating and adaptable, enabling students to customize aspects of their studies to suit their needs as an individual. Students in the Two-Year MBA Program at Hitotsubashi ICS can pursue several different trajectories during their customizable second year: 44% of students choose to pursue a combination of an internship and an exchange program, 22% pursue an internship, 17% pursue a double degree, 13% enroll in an exchange program, and 4% conduct an independent research project. Here are just some of the benefits that such an education can provide during uncertain times.  

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Faculty Interview: Professor. Shingo Oue,  new director of MBA 2020

Posted by Byline ICS on Aug 17, 2020 9:41:37 AM

Chinmay and Sai, two MBA students of class of 2019 interviewed Shingo Oue, ICS Professor, and from this autumn, our new MBA Director. They asked deep, penetrating questions like “What is the one thing from your childhood that has impacted you the most?” before diving into his vision for Hitotsubashi ICS. Below are excerpts from our interview, edited for brevity:

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Topics: Faculty Impact

Alumni Talk Session | Careers after MBA

Posted by Byline ICS on Jul 13, 2020 6:30:00 PM

Interested to know what careers do alumni take after the MBA program at Hitotsubashi ICS? Then take a peek at the Alumni Talk Session held online on Saturday, June 27! We welcomed three alumni panelists:

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Topics: Career paths, Why Hitotsubashi ICS, Student/Alumni Voice

MBA and Motherhood

Posted by Byline ICS on Jun 23, 2020 8:48:00 PM

On this Byline ICS piece, Aiko Tokiyama, one of the MBA Coordinators, interviewed two current MBA students and one alumna on their experience of studying for an MBA during the first years of motherhood. Doro started the program when her daughter was around 2. Hong found out she had been accepted to the program soon after learning she was pregnant; she began her MBA studies when her daughter was three months old. Aya welcomed her son in the same week the program started in September 2019, so joined her MBA class in March this year.

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Topics: Life at Hitotsubashi ICS, Admissions, Student/Alumni Voice

Hiroshi Kanno's Must Reads Picks

Posted by Byline ICS on Jun 21, 2020 8:00:00 PM

These are the books recommendations from Professor Hiroshi Kanno, to read during this quarantine or any time! 

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Topics: Faculty Impact, COVID-19

Book Review: The Most Important Thing

Posted by Jane Park on Jun 10, 2020 6:00:00 AM

In this edition of Byline ICS, Jane Jihyun Park, a two-year program MBA student, shares with us why "The Most Important Thing" by Howard Marks is valuable reading for anyone who wants to excel in investing. Below read the three-key take-aways of her review. 

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Topics: COVID-19, Student/Alumni Voice

Why an ICS MBA? The fully customizable second year, for starters!

Posted by Byline ICS on Jun 8, 2020 3:48:22 PM

Deciding to get an MBA requires careful weighing of multiple, often competing, factors: time, money, career stage, personal and family needs, not to mention post-MBA goals. The Hitotsubashi ICS MBA eases the stress of this balancing act by offering a fully customizable second year that gives students enrolled in its Two-year Program the flexibility to tailor an experience perfectly fitted to personal and professional goals. Two-year Program students can select from a wide range of interactive, immersive activities designed to stretch, challenge and inspire.

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Topics: Network, Career paths, Why Hitotsubashi ICS

Virtual Campus and Neighborhood Tours

Posted by Byline ICS on May 27, 2020 8:00:00 PM

The state of emergency has been lifted, but there’s no need to rush to the streets! Why not do some virtual reconnaissance on some ICS-related locations?

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Topics: Life at Hitotsubashi ICS

Catherine Sibala's Must Reads Picks

Posted by Byline ICS on May 24, 2020 7:15:00 AM

These are the books and poem Professor Catherine Sibala recommends you to read during this quarantine or any time! 

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Topics: Faculty Impact, COVID-19

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