Alumni Interview  | Olivier

Posted by Byline ICS on Mar 13, 2022 11:45:00 AM

Our MBA graduate, Olivier LE LANN from the Class of 2009 and Founder of Electric Visionary Aircrafts, shared the reason why he chose the ICS MBA program and how he shaped credo for his company.

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Topics: Career paths, Why Hitotsubashi ICS, Alumni Voice

My MBA in Japan Journey | Alumni Voice

Posted by Sai Subramani on Nov 20, 2021 5:09:00 PM

Introduction

My first real impressions of Japan were formed when I was in middle school and encountered a TV rerun of an old Hindi-language film titled “Love in Tokyo.” A movie about falling in love while roaming the streets of Tokyo naturally implanted in my young and impressionable mind vivid images of a country steeped in history and tradition where one can find the ultimate love and, in the process, find oneself.

Fast forward 20 years (and 55 years since the making of that 1966 movie) and here I am, a Hitotsubashi ICS MBA degree-holder two months into my career in Japan. I spent the last two years in pursuit of that goal of self-discovery and, in fact, the ICS environment has brought out qualities in me that I never knew I had.

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Topics: Why 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

Why do a Global MBA in Japan?

Posted by Byline ICS on Oct 28, 2021 1:00:00 PM

Many prospective MBA students contemplate doing an MBA abroad to widen their horizons, with the US and Europe being the most popular destinations. However, if prospective students are from a non-English speaking country, doing their MBA in English adds to the degree's value if they aspire to boost their career in an international setting. 

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Topics: Why Hitotsubashi ICS, MBA Program

Why a Global Network Course Can Be a Career Game-Changer

Posted by Byline ICS on Nov 19, 2020 9:06:37 AM

The Global Network for Advanced Management (GNAM) Schools will be offering thirty-three Global Network courses in the coming term, a significant increase from the usual four to eight such courses typically offered. Students interested in such courses have responded enthusiastically to the increase in topic offerings, with hundreds of first-round applications streaming in. 

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Topics: Global Network, Why Hitotsubashi ICS, MBA Program

4 Reasons to Consider an International EMBA Program

Posted by Byline ICS on Nov 3, 2020 9:04:09 AM

Many ambitious professionals enter a phase of their career where they wonder what more awaits. Striding out to get an EMBA becomes an alluring option for opening new doors and substantially increasing your income potential. Once the decision has been made to pursue this coveted qualification, the next step is deciding where to take it.

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Topics: EMBA Program, Why Hitotsubashi ICS

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

The Benefits of Completing a Bespoke MBA Program

Posted by Hitotsubashi ICS on Aug 28, 2020 10:00:00 AM

The coronavirus pandemic has had a significant impact on businesses around the world. Everything from a company’s marketing to supply chain may have been impacted by the pandemic. With so much change, uncertainty, and nuance to be accounted for, how can professionals working in business and management advance their careers or make a successful transition into a new field?

Bespoke MBA programs are accommodating and adaptable, enabling students to customize aspects of their studies to suit their needs as an individual. Students in the Two-Year MBA Program at Hitotsubashi ICS can pursue several different trajectories during their customizable second year: 44% of students choose to pursue a combination of an internship and an exchange program, 22% pursue an internship, 17% pursue a double degree, 13% enroll in an exchange program, and 4% conduct an independent research project. Here are just some of the benefits that such an education can provide during uncertain times.  

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Topics: Why Hitotsubashi ICS, MBA Program

Why an ICS MBA? The fully customizable second year, for starters!

Posted by Byline ICS on Jun 8, 2020 3:48:22 PM

Deciding to get an MBA requires careful weighing of multiple, often competing, factors: time, money, career stage, personal and family needs, not to mention post-MBA goals. The Hitotsubashi ICS MBA eases the stress of this balancing act by offering a fully customizable second year that gives students enrolled in its Two-year Program the flexibility to tailor an experience perfectly fitted to personal and professional goals. Two-year Program students can select from a wide range of interactive, immersive activities designed to stretch, challenge and inspire.

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Topics: Why Hitotsubashi ICS, MBA Program

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

Interview with EMBA Program Director

Posted by Byline ICS on Mar 19, 2020 8:00:00 AM

As the final deadline to apply for the EMBA program approaches, we sat down with the EMBA Program Director, Tomonori (Tom) Ito to get an overview of the Executive MBA program.

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Topics: Faculty Impact, EMBA Program, Why Hitotsubashi ICS

6 Reasons to get your MBA in Japan at Hitotsubashi ICS

Posted by Aiko Tokiyama on Aug 29, 2019 5:05:00 PM

Deciding where to do an MBA involves a large number of variables, like any other life-changing decision. If you are on the fence, trying to weigh the financial investment required and the opportunity cost versus the benefits of each program, consider these six reasons to join Hitotsubashi ICS, the best MBA in Japan (#1 MBA program - 2022 QS Rankings).

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Topics: Global Network, Career paths, Why Hitotsubashi ICS, MBA Program

Experience Underpins the CEO's Harder Choices

Posted by Emi Osono on Mar 19, 2019 5:45:00 PM

In 2000, Hitotsubashi University’s Graduate School of International Corporate Strategy (ICS) was established as a business school that aims to positively impact business practices through academic research. In 2001, ICS launched the Porter Prize, named after Professor Michael E. Porter of Harvard Business School, to commemorate the university’s 20-year relationship with Professor Porter, and recognize his generosity and lifelong dedication to the development of the theory and practice of competitive strategy. The Porter Prize not only celebrates companies that compete on unique competitive strategy and realize a level of profitability that exceeds the industry average, but it also demonstrates our commitment to contributing to the vitality of the business community and society. 

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Topics: Why Hitotsubashi ICS

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