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

The BEST Alliance, Uniting 3 of the Best Business Schools in Asia

Posted by Hitotsubashi ICS on Apr 9, 2021 2:43:00 PM

In March 2021, we were honored to renew or partnership for the BEST Alliance (Beijing, Seoul, and Tokyo), uniting Hitotsubashi ICS with two Top Business Schools, Guanghua School of Management at Peking University (PKU) and Graduate School of Business at Seoul National University (SNU).

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Topics: Global Network, MBA Program, Event Report

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

Interview with Professor Satoko Suzuki on GNW Tokyo 2021

Posted by Mina Nishisaka on Mar 12, 2021 2:21:28 PM

In this edition of our faculty interview series, the marketing team sat down with Associate Professor Satoko Suzuki. Her research interests lie in business and culture. She has been invited to various academic conferences to present her research, and has been actively providing advice to central and local governments for marketing and globalization. At the Hitotsubashi ICS MBA program, she teaches Marketing, Design Thinking, and leads the Global Network Week program.

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Topics: Faculty Impact, Global Network, MBA Program

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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Global Network MBA Stock Trading Competition!

Posted by Byline 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, Professor Masa Hattori 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

Concerns before entering Hitotsubashi ICS | MBA Student Voice

Posted by Byline ICS on Feb 17, 2021 8:00:00 PM
At Hitotsubashi ICS, we often hear from prospective students that they are not confident in their English ability and are worried about whether they can really keep up with the classes. Even though Hitotsubashi ICS is a business school located in Japan, more than 80% of the students are international students and the MBA program is instructed 100% in English.
In this interview, we talked to Shige, a Japanese student who was worried about his English ability before entering the program.
 
Shigeya Miyazaki
Class of 2020 (1-year program)

After graduating from university, he joined a non-life insurance company in Japan. After working as a sales representative for about 9 years, he was transferred to a holding company. After working in business development for a subsidiary, he entered Hitotsubashi ICS in 2020 as a company-sponsored student.
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Exchange Program experiences at CEU and LBS | Student Voices

Posted by Hitotsubashi ICS on Feb 9, 2021 8:00:00 PM
At Hitotsubashi ICS, there are 18 business schools that offer exchange programs with our school.
Although many exchange programs are now online or postponed, in order for you to learn more about the exchange programs, we have asked alumni who have participated in exchange programs at Central European University (CEU) in Hungary, and London Business School (LBS) in the UK about their experience.

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Topics: Global Network, 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

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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Building a Global Network During Your MBA Program

Posted by Hitotsubashi ICS on Dec 11, 2020 1:37:01 AM

Ambitious individuals who take the time and effort to earn their Master of Business Administration (MBA) are well aware of the many potential advantages of the qualification, which can include career advancement, higher earnings, and more. Research has revealed that networking is also key to career advancement. In fact, many mid-career professionals with MBA backgrounds credit networking with creating more professional opportunities. With this in mind, when selecting an MBA program, it’s wise to pick an establishment reputed for its networking opportunities. An international MBA program becomes an especially ideal avenue for generating a network on a global scale.  

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Topics: Global Network, MBA Program

What’s Applying For An MBA Really Like? We Asked Our Students!

Posted by Hitotsubashi ICS on Dec 9, 2020 1:19:28 PM
Applying to school is the first big challenge of your MBA journey.

How did everyone overcome this challenge? We asked 29 students of the Class of 2020 about their MBA applications experience including the time length to prepare their whole applications, how long they studied GMAT/GRE, to whom they asked their reference letters, how they prepared for the interview, and their advice for the future MBA students.

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Topics: MBA Program, MBA - How to apply

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