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66 Students Graduate from GLOBIS University Part-time & Online MBA Program


Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo–Graduate School of Management, GLOBIS University held its graduation ceremony for the 13th graduating class of the English Part-time & Online MBA Program on November 19, 2023. The event, held both online and in-person at the Tokyo campus, celebrated 66 graduates from 19 unique countries and regions around the world.

The GLOBIS English Part-time & Online MBA Program was launched in 2009, with the online component introduced in 2017. The English MBA program has since celebrated a total of 830 graduates.

In his commencement speech, President and Founder of GLOBIS University, Yoshito Hori, encouraged students to continue to push themselves even after concluding their studies at GLOBIS;

“Adversity is a great opportunity to improve yourself. If you are in your comfort zone, you are not learning or improving yourself. We want you to be courageous. To enjoy taking risks, facing adversity, and improving yourself. If you keep repeating this cycle, you will become the role models of those who will follow you.”

Two graduates gave speeches that reflected back on the last two years of their studies while also expressing excitement and determination for a brighter future.

Nadiya Tovstukha, a graduate from Ukraine, affirmed to her classmates that pushing through harrowing adversities gave her a deeper understanding of herself and her life’s purpose.

‘’These past two years tested my capacities to the fullest! With a full time job, GLOBIS studies, paperwork, recovery from surgery, taking care of my family in a war zone, relocating, grieving friends who lost their lives, volunteering, more paperwork, and many other things. People’s capacities are limitless indeed. This study gave me a better understanding of my purpose (my kokorozashi), and a deeper understanding of my inner values. I gained the courage to stand up for what I believe is right. And thanks to my classmates I understood what life is about.’’

Graduate Cody McConnell joined the ceremony remotely from the United States to encourage his classmates to continue pushing themselves moving forward.

‘’We must never stop growing. And we must never stop striving. We must use what we’ve learned through the lenses of our personal development to do something. Only you can determine what that thing is, how it is accomplished, and the meaning behind it. But you are the central point. You have to use what you’ve learned as the person who you’ve become.’’

With almost 40% of students coming from outside of Japan, the Part-time & Online MBA Program at GLOBIS University offers a global study experience, both online and in person. This year’s graduates come from 19 countries and regions: Australia, Austria, Bangladesh, Canada, China, India, Japan, Korea, Republic of Malaysia, Philippines, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Switzerland, Syria, Thailand, Turkey, Ukraine, United States, and Vietnam.

GLOBIS University strives to equip future business leaders with cutting-edge management knowledge through Technovate courses, seminars with top global leaders, and other unique student experiences.

The GLOBIS Experience:

(1) Technovate MBA Courses
GLOBIS University offers special courses to train new business leaders to face challenges, opportunities, and solutions in the Technovate Era. In addition to foundational courses such as Technovate Thinking and Technovate Strategy, the English MBA Program has greatly expanded to include offerings such as Robotics and AI Business Innovation and Innovation through Virtual Teams.

(2) Corporate Mentorship Program (CMP)
GLOBIS maintains alliances with over 150 global companies in Japan, and that number grows every year. In the Corporate Mentorship Program course students are challenged to develop a business solution for real-world managerial issues faced by a partner company. This highly practical course encourages students to integrate and apply what they have learned throughout their MBA journey.

About GLOBIS University

Founded in a small rented classroom in 1992 by renowned entrepreneur Yoshito Hori, GLOBIS University has grown to become the largest business school in Japan and aims to become the “world’s No. 1 MBA in the Technovate era.” With the principles of fostering skill development, a professional network, and a personal mission, the institution is committed to developing visionary leaders who create and innovate societies. GLOBIS University proudly supports a vast international faculty, seven campus locations in Japan, and international hub locations in Singapore, Bangkok, San Francisco, and Brussels. English MBA program offerings include a la carte Pre-MBA courses, a one-year Full-time MBA, a two-year Part-time and Online MBA, and nano-MBA courses combining live classes, self-paced learning formats, and AI-powered feedback.
GLOBIS University continues to expand its curriculum with course offerings in digital technology and entrepreneurship, promoting business mastery in an age of global innovation.


Since its foundation in 1992, GLOBIS has fostered a vision to create and innovate societies by fostering management ecosystems of people, capital, and knowledge. Today, the company is involved in a range of activities, from higher education and corporate training to venture capital. GLOBIS also operates the G1 Institute and the KIBOW Foundation, both non-profit organizations to promote creativity and innovation in society. The GLOBIS MBA and corporate training programs are offered both online and in person across Japan, Shanghai, Singapore, Thailand, the USA, Belgium, and the Philippines. GLOBIS University is the proud home of Japan’s largest MBA and is rapidly growing to claim this title for all of Asia.


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