Alumni Talk Session | Careers after MBA

Posted by Byline ICS on Jul 13, 2020 6:30:00 PM

Interested to know what careers do alumni take after the MBA program at Hitotsubashi ICS? Then take a peek at the Alumni Talk Session held online on Saturday, June 27! We welcomed three alumni panelists:

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Topics: life after the MBA, Career change, Career Services, MBA career paths, MBA Alumni, MBA Career Opportunities, Why ICS

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: entrepreneurship, Working in Japan, Double Degree, Studying in Japan, MBA Internship, Why ICS

TGIF in a Social Distancing World

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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Topics: Life at ICS, Studying in Japan, Why MBA in Japan, Why ICS, covid-19

MBA 2019 Careers Post-graduation 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: Working in Japan, MBA career paths, MBA Career Opportunities, Why ICS

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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Topics: Career Services, Studying in Japan, MBA Internship, Why MBA in Japan, MBA career paths, MBA Career Opportunities, Why 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: ROI, curriculum, EMBA, Global Immersion, Why ICS

Alumni Voice | Life after Hitotsubashi ICS's EMBA

Posted by Kaz Sakai on Mar 17, 2020 9:47:11 AM

On this Byline ICS edition, we sat down with Executive MBA alumnus, Katsuki Sakai (Kaz), who graduated with the first batch of our EMBA program in 2018. In this short interview, Kaz shared with us the key changes he sees in him after graduating from Hitotsubashi ICS’ EMBA program: 

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Topics: Leadership, Alumni Voice, Why Japan, EMBA, Why ICS

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: BestAlliance, global business school, Why MBA in Japan, Global Immersion, Why ICS

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: Hitotsubashi ICS, Career Services, MBA Internship, curriculum, MBA Career Opportunities, Why ICS

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: Leadership, Japanese Culture, Experiential Learning, Why Japan, Studying in Japan, Wise Leadership, Why MBA in Japan, Why ICS

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