Moving to Japan with Family for doing an MBA

Posted by Chinmay Acharya on Jun 12, 2021 8:45:00 AM

Doing an MBA in a foreign country is an exciting challenge. We receive many questions from candidates who have families to bring to enjoy this new challenge together. The answer is, Yes, of course! In this Byline ICS, we introduce Chinmay Acharya’s story, who brought his family from India during his MBA.


 Chinmay Acharya

Chinmay studied at the Hitotsubashi ICS as a Yong Leader's Program(YLP) student from September 2019 to August 2020. To do his MBA, he moved to Japan with his wife and two and half years old daughter. Currently, he works at Larsen & Toubro Limited, a technology, engineering, construction, and manufacturing company in India.

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Topics: Life at Hitotsubashi ICS, MBA Program, Alumni 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

Yoshimasa | MBA Alumni Interview

Posted by Hitotsubashi ICS on Jan 20, 2021 8:00:00 PM
We interviewed,  alumnus Yoshimasa from the MBA Class of 2014, who was a Company Sponsored student, to share his experience during and after hist time at Hitotsubashi ICS.
 
Yoshimasa Nakamura
Yoshimasa joined the one-year MBA program back in 2014. Prior to starting his MBA at Hitotsubashi ICS, he worked at Sony for 8 years in the e-commerce field, where he was responsible for direct sales, merchandising and website management. After graduating Hitotsubashi ICS, he has been working at Sony as a Marketing Manager in charge of the digital transformation area of marketing.

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Topics: Life at Hitotsubashi ICS, Career paths, MBA Program, Alumni Voice

EMBA Alumni Voice | Four months after graduation

Posted by Hitotsubashi ICS on Dec 20, 2020 8:30:00 AM

It has been three years since the EMBA program was launched at Hitotsubashi ICS. How has the program actually been impacting alumni's lives since their graduation?
The last edition is with Hiromi Nishida, an alumna of the Class of 2019, who just graduated last August. During her EMBA, COVID-19 broke out, and she experienced the EMBA program before and after the pandemic occurred.

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Topics: Career paths, EMBA Program, Alumni Voice

EMBA Alumni Voice | One year after graduation

Posted by Hitotsubashi ICS on Dec 17, 2020 1:05:12 PM

It has been three years since the EMBA program was launched at Hitotsubashi ICS. How has the program actually been impacting alumni's lives since their graduation?
The second edition is with Buddhika and Issei from the Class of 2018. 

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Topics: Career paths, EMBA Program, Alumni Voice

EMBA Alumni Voice | Two years after graduation

Posted by Byline ICS on Dec 12, 2020 8:30:00 AM
It has been three years since the EMBA program was launched at Hitotsubashi ICS. How has the program actually been impacting alumni's lives since their graduation? We had the chance to hear stories from each year's alumni.
The first edition is about  two alumni of the Class of 2017, the very first students of this international EMBA program in Japan.
 
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Topics: Career paths, EMBA Program, Alumni Voice

Alumni Interview | Mitsuyo Nakamura

Posted by Hitotsubashi ICS on Dec 11, 2020 12:57:39 PM
We interviewed alumna, Mitsuyo from the Class of 2014, to ask how she prepared for the MBA admission while raising three kids, how she then balanced her family and studies, and about her experience after graduating from Hitotsubashi ICS.
 
Mitsuyo Nakamura
Mitsuyo was a member of the MBA Class of 2014 (2-year program).
Before entering Hitotsubashi ICS, she worked as a copywriter and creative director. After working in Tokyo and Osaka, she moved to Kagawa to get married. After graduating Hitotsubashi ICS, she established solutions inc. in Kagawa to provide corporate communication strategy and ad production services.

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Topics: Career paths, MBA Program, Alumni Voice

Key takeaways from 1-year MBA life | Alumni voice

Posted by Al Falah Alhas Abdul Latif on Oct 26, 2020 6:00:00 PM

Al, who just graduated from the MBA Class of 2019 this past August, shared his year-long experience as an MBA student with us in this blog post. Six months of his MBA life has been shifted online due to COVID-19, but what did he learn from the year he spent at Hitotsubashi ICS?

* This entry was written on Sept 30 2020 by the author.

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Topics: Life at Hitotsubashi ICS, MBA Program, Alumni Voice

Alumni Talk Session | Careers after MBA

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

Interested to know what careers 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, MBA Program, 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, Student Voice, MBA Program, Alumni Voice

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: EMBA Program, Alumni Voice

You will never know until you try! | Alumni Voice

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: Career paths, MBA Program, Alumni Voice

Looking back at my MBA at Hitotsubashi ICS | Alumna Voice

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: Life at Hitotsubashi ICS, Career paths, MBA Program, Alumni Voice

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: Life at Hitotsubashi ICS, Career paths, MBA Program, Alumni Voice

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