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: MBA, Student Voice, Alumni Voice, MBA in Japan, MBA Alumni, Admissions, MBA life

Alumni Voice | Life after Hitotsubashi ICS's EMBA

Posted by Kaz Sakai on Mar 17, 2020 9:47:11 AM

On this Byline ICS edition, we sat down with Executive MBA alumnus, Katsuki Sakai (Kaz), who graduated with the first batch of our EMBA program in 2018. In this short interview, Kaz shared with us the key changes he sees in him after graduating from Hitotsubashi ICS’ EMBA program: 

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Topics: Leadership, Alumni Voice, Why Japan, EMBA, Why ICS

You will never know until you try!

Posted by Sen Shu on Oct 17, 2019 9:51:34 AM

 

“A little over a decade ago, I decided to do something “new” after work. Something that at the time seem ordinary or irrelevant, but that changed the track of my life path forever". 

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Topics: Life at ICS, life after the MBA, Working in Japan, Alumni Voice

Looking back at my MBA at Hitotsubashi ICS

Posted by Byline ICS on Oct 8, 2019 5:06:16 PM

To welcome our Class of 2019 (entrance year), alumni returned to ICS to join #foundationweek for a panel discussion, in which they shared with the incoming class their most memorable learnings from their time at #HitotsubashiICS and how they have leveraged their MBA throughout their careers. Perhaps the most valuable insight was their advice for this journey the #HitotsubashiICS2019 students have embarked on.

In this #bylineICS piece, we want to share the reflections that Miku Suzuki prepared for last week's alumni-panel discussion, as her busy agenda prevent her from joining us this time. 

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Topics: Hitotsubashi ICS, MBA, Life at ICS, life after the MBA, Alumni Voice, Why MBA in Japan

Working in Japan | Reflections of an MBA graduate

Posted by Aiko Tokiyama on Aug 1, 2019 1:23:00 PM

Last month, we sat down with Vivek Kovilakathu, one of our alumni, to talk about his experience working in Japan as a foreigner. We learned about some of the challenges but also the benefits of working as an international professional in a Japanese company. Here are the highlights of our conversation:

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Topics: Network, Working in Japan, Alumni Voice, Why Japan, MBA in Japan, Studying in Japan

Alumni Day 2019

Posted by Byline ICS on Jul 11, 2019 10:34:00 AM

On Saturday, June 22, 2019 at Hitotsubashi Hall, the Hitotsubashi ICS Alumni Association and Hitotsubashi ICS hosted Alumni Day 2019, the much-anticipated event held annually since the first class graduated in 2000. 

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Topics: Alumni Voice

Knowledge from the past can make us better leaders today

Posted by Aiko Tokiyama on Jul 4, 2019 6:00:00 AM

In this alumni interview edition, we had the chance to talk with Sean Valencia,Hitotsubashi ICS MBA Class of 2016, whose business history case for his final assignment of the Business History GNAM course at Oxford was just published and will be used in the class this year. He wrote about Shibusawa Eiichi, who is widely known as the father of modern Japanese industry and is also closely tied to the establishment of our founding institution, Hitotsubashi University

Read this short interview with Sean, followed up by an excerpt from his case study: “The father of Japanese Capitalism, Shibusawa Eiichi’s vision of the Ethical Corporation.”  

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Topics: Alumni Voice, Business Ethics, Business History, Case Study, GNAM, Oxford, Published

MBA Alumni Interview | Anna Lemeshkina

Posted by Aiko Tokiyama on Jun 28, 2019 6:05:00 AM

Last month, we had the chance to interview alumna, Anna Lemeshkina, who shared with us her MBA journey, the impact it had in both professional and personal level,  and the skills that were and still are key to her successful career development in marketing. 

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Topics: Life at ICS, life after the MBA, Career change, Working in Japan, Alumni Voice, Women in Management, MBA career paths, MBA Alumni, MBA Career Opportunities

Challenged by Choice

Posted by Leda Cecilia Samin on Apr 30, 2019 10:38:00 AM

My major during university was Business Administration and Accountancy, with my work experience centered around Accounting and Finance, which is why I was asked quite often why I was taking a masters in business administration whereas a good portion of the basics, I have already learned. But Hitotsubashi ICS is not just about the basics of business concepts. Hitotsubashi ICS teaches its students how to become global thinkers, leaders, and agents of action and change.

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Topics: Life at ICS, life after the MBA, Working in Japan, Alumni Voice

Making the most of both worlds

Posted by Toan Do on Apr 22, 2019 8:00:00 AM

Starting the Master of Advanced Management (MAM) program at Yale School of Management after my MBA was among the most adventurous decisions I have made, not only because it was a costly choice, but also because it pushed me out of my comfort zone, knowing that Hitotsubashi ICS and Yale SOM are very different environments. As a graduate of Hitotsubashi ICS, class of 2017, and MAM, class of 2019, my memory is still fresh enough to share the highlights of both programs and the differences between them.

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Topics: global business school, Global Network for Advanced Management, YaleSOM, MAM, Life at ICS, Alumni Voice, Double Degree

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