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

Knowledge from the past makes us better leaders today | Alumni Voice

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: MBA Program, Alumni Voice

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 Hitotsubashi ICS, Career paths, MBA Program, Alumni Voice

Challenged by Choice | Alumni Voice

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 Hitotsubashi ICS, Career paths, MBA Program, Alumni Voice

Making the most of both worlds | Double Degree

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: Life at Hitotsubashi ICS, Global Network, MBA Program, Alumni Voice

ICS’ network is there for you

Posted by Byline ICS on Feb 25, 2019 2:25:41 PM

I graduated from ICS in August 2014, and for the past four years and a half change has been an integral part of my life. I got married, moved internationally three times, had to battle severe illness and shifted my career from management consulting and business analysis to entrepreneurship. Through all this change, some principles I acquired at ICS have been of great help.

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Topics: Career paths, MBA Program, Alumni Voice

3 Lessons From My Time At Hitotsubashi ICS

Posted by Aiko Tokiyama on Jan 15, 2019 11:11:00 AM

I graduated from Hitotsubashi ICS over a decade ago, but key lessons from my time there remain relevant even today. I was a company-sponsored student who, upon finishing my MBA, had the opportunity to work in different sectors and do business in different parts of the world. To this day, as a manager of a semi-global team, I rely on these key takeaways.

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

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