2020 | Careers after the MBA program in Japan

Posted by Haruka Ki on May 12, 2021 8:00:00 PM

In 2020, 87% of the graduates who were job-hunting in Japan successfully found a job. In particular, amongst the two-year program graduates who were actively seeking a job in Japan, 100% of them were offered a position.  

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Topics: Career paths, MBA Program

Internships in Japan and post MBA career path | Alumni Voice

Posted by Kula on Apr 22, 2021 8:00:00 PM

Kula, from the Class of 2019 shared her 2nd-year activity experiences during the COVID-19 and her decision to change her activity from the Exchange program to the Internship program.

Kulasara Mahanama Siriwardena (Kula)

She majored in Information System Engineering with a Bachelor of Engineering. Before entering ICS, she experienced project coordinator and a software engineer with a demonstrated history of working in the industrial automation industry at the global corporation, Yokogawa Electric Corporation. She currently works at AI Ethics Promotion Office at Sony Group Corporation. Fluent in both Japanese and English.

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

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

How the Right Business Program Prepares You for Working in Japan

Posted by Byline ICS on Oct 14, 2020 7:26:36 AM

If you want to work in Japan, the first step is choosing the best program to prepare you for it. Hitotsubashi ICS is committed to helping our students establish themselves in Japan, a commitment reflected by the fact that 72% of our graduates work in Japan after their studies. 

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Topics: Career paths, Why Hitotsubashi ICS, MBA Program

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 Post-Graduation Careers in Japan

Posted by Byline ICS on Apr 15, 2020 11:25:26 AM

The job search results of the August 2019 graduates from Hitotsubashi ICS are just in. We sat down with Kazue Sasaki, the career services director, who shared with us the preliminary results of those graduating last summer, who have already started the next stage of their career in Japan. 

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Topics: Career paths, Why Hitotsubashi ICS

MBA Internship in Tokyo

Posted by Jeff (Jian) Mou on Mar 26, 2020 11:27:42 AM

In this Byline ICS edition, second-year MBA student, Jian Mou (Jeff), shares his internship experience at one of Japan's leading companies in the construction industry. Read his reflection here:

I had the privilege of completing an internship at Technos Co. Ltd., a Kumagai Gumi Group company specializing in the development, design, and maintenance of equipment and parts for construction work. I interned in the Department of Overseas Business Development, which works together with the company's overseas offices in Singapore, Taipei, and Ho Chi Minh to monitor the implementation of regional business development activities.
The time I spent was immensely eye-opening in terms of being exposed to real overseas business expansion issues that a globalizing Japanese company faces every day. Challenges such as how to ensure its corporate culture remains intact while being flexible to cater to the local business context.

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

Launch of a new course, Japanese Business and Economy 2: Practicum

Posted by Byline ICS on Mar 7, 2020 6:00:00 PM

In January, Hitotsubashi ICS launched a new course titled “Japanese Business and Economy 2: Practicum” (JBE 2), as a response to the MBA students’ requests for learning and speaking practical business Japanese to help them thrive in a Japanese professional environment. 

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

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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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

MBA Internships in Japan do Matter!

Posted by Kazue Sasaki on Sep 16, 2019 8:03:00 AM

As director of Hitotsubashi ICS Career Services, I take a lot of questions from prospective MBA candidates. Two of the most frequent are “Can I do any internships during my MBA in Japan?” and “Does Hitotsubashi ICS help me to find internships?”  My answer to both is “Absolutely”. Actually, Hitotsubashi ICS Career Services works hard to help students find good internship opportunities. We believe that internships are the best way to gain on-the-ground knowledge/experience and to strengthen a CV before the post-MBA job search.

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Topics: Career paths, MBA Program

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