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, Student/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: Student/Alumni Voice

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: Career paths, Why Hitotsubashi ICS, Student/Alumni Voice

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/Alumni Voice

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: Why Hitotsubashi ICS, Student/Alumni Voice, MBA Japan

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/Alumni Voice, MBA Japan

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, Network, COVID-19, Student/Alumni Voice

Concerns before entering Hitotsubashi ICS | Student Interview

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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Topics: Life at Hitotsubashi ICS, Why Hitotsubashi ICS, Student/Alumni Voice

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: Network, Why Hitotsubashi ICS, Student/Alumni Voice

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: Career paths, Why Hitotsubashi ICS, Student/Alumni Voice, MBA Japan

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: EMBA, Student/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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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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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, Why Hitotsubashi ICS, Student/Alumni Voice, MBA Japan

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, Why Hitotsubashi ICS, COVID-19, Student/Alumni Voice

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