MBA in Japan as a Mother - and my journey of going on Exchange during the Pandemic

Posted by Byline ICS on Apr 9, 2022 11:06:00 AM

In this edition of Byline ICS, Coco, a 2-year student in Hitotsubashi ICS's MBA Program, talks about her experience of being an "ICSer" (ICS student), busy MBA student and mother - all while living in a different continent for over a year - as well as her time in US on exchange at one of the country's most prestigious business schools, the University of Virginia Darden School of Business with her family.

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Topics: Life at Hitotsubashi ICS, Global Network, Student Voice, MBA Program, Family

Homestay Experience in Japan | Student Voice

Posted by Punyavadee Yiengsubhanond on Jan 22, 2022 9:54:00 AM

In this Byline ICS piece, Pun MBA Class of 2020, whom we previously interviewed regarding her Japanese Language studies, shares her experience of doing a short-term homestay with a family in Tokyo. Read in this blog post why she decided to live with a host family and the rewards this experience has brought.  

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Topics: Japanese Culture, Life at Hitotsubashi ICS, Student Voice, MBA Program, MBA in Japan

From Canada to Japan for my MBA | Student Voice

Posted by Shoko Gervais on Nov 17, 2021 6:30:00 PM

In this Byline ICS edition, MBA Shoko Gervais, tells us why she decided to pursuit an MBA at Hitotsubashi ICS, after several years of working in the banking industry and the across the globe journey that her family embarked on to pursue her dream.  

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Topics: Life at Hitotsubashi ICS, Why Hitotsubashi ICS, Student Voice, MBA in Japan, Family

MBA Class of 2021 Student Board Intro

Posted by Byline ICS on Nov 12, 2021 7:00:00 PM

Student Board is a student-driven organization that represents and serves the cohort throughout the academic year. They raise funds, organize multiple events and become a bridge between the class and the school administration. As usual, this year's Student Board Election took place at the beginning of the academic year. As a result, ten board members were selected and started working together. 

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Topics: Life at Hitotsubashi ICS, MBA Program

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, Family

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

Yale Africa Startup Review | Six-week Program

Posted by Shinya Mizuno on May 21, 2021 8:00:00 PM

Charlie, Nabe, Shige, and I joined the Yale Africa Startup Review this year, where our team, the "Otaku Four," collaborated with Developers In Vogue (DIV). DIV is a Ghanaian NGO that provides African women with IT education, such as programming to boost the social advancement of African women.

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Topics: Life at Hitotsubashi ICS, Student Voice, 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 was a project coordinator and a software engineer with a demonstrated history of working in the industrial automation industry at 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

Auction Item: Chinese language course | MBA Student Voice

Posted by tangtang on Apr 21, 2021 8:00:00 PM

Hello everyone, I’m Tangtang from ICS MBA 2020 class. Before I came to ICS, I had heard there was an exciting and special event, Auction Day Event, from Senpai. The Auction items are freely prepared by all the students, staff, and faculties. Everyone can bid on that item and the overall auction income will be used for further class activities.

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

Double Degree Program to PKU | Student Voice

Posted by Hitotsubashi ICS on Apr 7, 2021 8:00:00 PM

One of the most attractive features of Hitotsubashi ICS is the double-degree program, which is an option for students in the two-year program.

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Topics: Life at Hitotsubashi ICS, Global Network, Student Voice, MBA Program

Typical MBA Student Schedule at Hitotsubashi ICS | Student Voice

Posted by Hitotsubashi ICS on Mar 25, 2021 8:30:30 PM
It is said that the daily life of MBA students at Hitotsubashi ICS is so busy that it is rumored that the "ICS" comes from " I Can't Sleep", but what is the actual schedule like? This time, we actually asked our student, Rita from the Class of 2020, about her typical daily schedule during the term!
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Topics: Life at Hitotsubashi ICS, Student Voice, MBA Program

Small Network Online Courses: SNOC | Student Voices

Posted by Hitotsubashi ICS on Mar 17, 2021 8:00:00 PM
Are you wondering if now is the right time to get an MBA because of the impact of COVID-19 and the lack of certainty of exchange opportunities? Hitotsubashi ICS is the only school in Japan that participates in GNAM, a network of the world's top business schools, which allows students to participate in online classes for credit called Small Network Online Courses, SNOC, offered by other business schools. Today we asked some of our students who participated in SNOC at EGADE, Yale, and IE what it was really like to participate!
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MBA Exchange at Hitotsubashi ICS | Student Voice

Posted by Hitotsubashi ICS on Mar 9, 2021 8:00:00 PM
Alberto, an exchange student from London Business School (LBS) shared his experience at Hitotsubashi ICS and the differences between LBS and Hitotsubashi ICS!
 
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Topics: Life at Hitotsubashi ICS, Student Voice, MBA Program

Global Network MBA Stock Trading Competition!

Posted by Hitotsubashi ICS on Mar 8, 2021 12:47:02 PM
Joon, Win, and Yisze from Class of 2020 participated in the final round of the Yale Stock Trading Game Competition hosted by GNAM!
 
In this competition, over 531 students registered and 306 students from 12 GNAM partner schools participated. From Hitotsubashi ICS, 11 students participated in the regional competition held on February 3, and the above three students made it to the final round held on February 17. Only one third of the 306 participants passed to the final round.  
 
This competition used Yale's Stock Trading Game , which is a fun, fast and efficient tool to understand the mechanics of capital markets and stock trades.  
At Hitotsubashi ICS, Prof. Masa was the faculty advisor and held a kick-off meeting with prospective participants on January 6 to strategize how to win the competition until the actual event.
In this blog article, we asked the three students who successfully made it to the final round about their impressions of the competition!
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Topics: Life at Hitotsubashi ICS, Global Network, Student Voice, MBA Program

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