Studying for an MBA in Japan | Student Voice

Posted by Ashley on Nov 18, 2020 12:00:00 PM

Traveling to Japan to pursue an MBA degree at Hitotsubashi ICS during a pandemic wasn’t easy, but the vibrant and determined Class of 2020 alongside the compassionate university faculty and staff have made the experience as wonderful as it could be in these uncertain times. In this post, I talk about life as an MBA student at Hitotsubashi ICS in 2020 and our ongoing year-long journey of studying in Japan.

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

Congratulations to all the 2020 Hitotsubashi ICS graduates!

Posted by Byline ICS on Nov 7, 2020 5:00:00 PM

Hitotsubashi ICS held its first 100% online commencement ceremony on Saturday, August 22, and it was a success by all accounts. We celebrated the achievements of the graduates of the Class of 2018 (Two-Year Program), the Class of 2019 (One-Year Program, Young Leaders Program, and Double Degree Program), the EMBA Class of 2019, and the DBA Class of 2015.

 

 

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Topics: Life at Hitotsubashi ICS, EMBA Program, MBA Program, DBA

Student Board 2020 Is Now On!

Posted by Hitotsubashi ICS on Oct 28, 2020 5:00:00 PM

With ten elected positions, the MBA Student Board at Hitotsubashi ICS offers students the opportunity to lead, support, and shape program activities throughout the year, such as Open Campus and Auction Day. Its contribution to the Hitotsubashi ICS experience has been extremely valuable over the years, as it embodies and promotes our positive, familial spirit.

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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

Life in Hitotsubashi ICS | Student Voice

Posted by Byline ICS on Sep 23, 2020 4:01:22 PM

 

Since 85% of the students in the MBA course at Hitotsubashi ICS are from overseas, we haven’t had much opportunity to talk about the life of Japanese students. Today, we sat down with Haruna Yamamoto, who is currently enrolled in the 2-year MBA program to find out why she decided to pursue an MBA at Hitotsubashi ICS and what her life at the school is like.

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

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, Family

Virtual Tour of Hitotsubashi ICS Campus and Neighborhood

Posted by Byline ICS on May 27, 2020 8:00:00 PM

The state of emergency has been lifted, but there’s no need to rush to the streets! Why not do some virtual reconnaissance on some ICS-related locations?

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COVID-19: What it means for MBA students, businesses and the Olympics

Posted by Sai Subramani on May 13, 2020 5:00:00 PM

Last month, Class of 2019 students Chinmay, Jane, Julien and Sai were joined by their Seminar Professor Satoko Suzuki for their very first Zoom Zemi meeting, in which they discussed in length the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. Below are some key takeaways:

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TGIF in a Social Distancing World | Student Voice

Posted by Billy Dunning on Apr 23, 2020 6:18:57 PM

In this Byline ICS edition, Billy Dunning, Member of the Student Board, updates us on the TGIF event in these not-so-normal times. The online TGIF was a big success!! Thank you Billy for your contribution to our blog!! 

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Life in Tokyo as an MBA student

Posted by Byline ICS on Apr 14, 2020 4:00:00 PM

Tokyo attracts many tourists with its magnificent cuisine, 2000+ years of history, unique subcultures, and innovative technology. But what is it like to live in Japan as an MBA student? This is an introduction to student life in Tokyo, covering everything from accommodation to food. 

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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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Doing Business in Asia | MBA student voice

Posted by Simon Laube on Mar 13, 2020 5:05:00 PM

Doing Business in Asia, (DBiA) is a three-week program combining three cities and their unique features into one curriculum. In Beijing, Seoul, and Tokyo ten students from each Business School, PKU, SNU and ICS take classes, visit companies, and experience culture while fostering relationships among each other.

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Topics: Life at Hitotsubashi ICS, Global Network, 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

Introspection through Japanese Culture

Posted by Mina Nishisaka on Jan 28, 2020 6:33:04 PM

The Japanese Culture Course at Hitotsubashi ICS takes students on a 6-week journey from ancient/traditional Japanese culture to modern-day Japanese pop culture, each course under a concept such as 和(Wa Harmony, ), 神仏(Shimbutsu Gods and Buddhas), 節(Setsu Milestones and Transitions), 礼(Rei Manners, Appreciation, Courtesy), 粋(Iki Chic, Cool, etc.), and かわいい(Kawaii Cute, Adorable, Imperfect,etc.) Course instructors Motoko Kimura and Mina Nishisaka from WaNavi Japan take students outside the classroom each week to allow students to use their five senses and to discover Japanese culture in a holistic way.

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Topics: Japanese Culture, Life at Hitotsubashi ICS

Student Voice: Insights of the ICS EMBA Program

Posted by Byline ICS on Dec 28, 2019 8:00:00 AM

 

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

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