August 29, 2022
26 Graduates, 15 Countries: GLOBIS University’s 2022 Full-time English MBA Graduation Ceremony
Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo–GLOBIS University held its annual graduation ceremony for the 2022 Full-time English MBA Program on August 28. All 26 graduating students attended the ceremony in person, some family and guests joined remotely.
While delivering his commencement speech, GLOBIS University President and Founder Yoshito Hori shared these words: “During this year, you have been taught a wide range of important business and communication skills. But learning does not stop after one year. I hope you will all work on continuously expanding your skills and knowledge throughout your careers and lives.”
Michaelle Bastien, a graduate from Haiti, spoke about the obstacles her class faced through the pandemic, and the community they built in response;
“I would include a proverb from my native country Haiti, that translates to: ‘behind mountains, there are mountains.’ This proverb reflects the experience we went through during these past 13 months: After each challenge, another emerged even more demanding than the last…GLOBIS taught us more than just business and leadership skills, more than just challenging us to rethink our personal mission. We were taught the true meaning of community.”
Tanya Bamberg, from Luxembourg, shared about the resilience of her classmates, as students during the pandemic.
“Our journey as a class began rooted in uncertainty made all the more profound by the fact that we were tasked to learn, work, and grow with each other without the benefit of tangible human interaction. When finally met in person, the reconciliation of our online and offline personas – diverse and distinct – provided us with as much fuel as glue to bring us together as a collective, flexible yet deeply connected.”
The GLOBIS MBA in English was launched with the Part-Time Online MBA Program in 2009, followed by the Full-time MBA Program in 2012. Since then, a total of 689 students have graduated. With more than 90% of students coming from outside of Japan, the GLOBIS Full-time MBA offers a truly global study experience. This year’s graduates come from 15 countries: Canada, China, France, Haiti, Indonesia, India, Iran, Italy, Japan, Kazakhstan, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Nepal, the Philippines, and Thailand.
Since the beginning of the pandemic, GLOBIS University has taken steps to ensure the safety of students and faculty members. On March 2, 2020, all classes were moved online in three business days–a relatively seamless transition, thanks to years of experience with online teaching. Classes are currently operating both online and in person, in accordance with the Japanese Government’s recommendations for academic institutions.
GLOBIS has also involved students in the decision-making process concerning COVID-19 measures, mainly through online meetings with student representatives to assess needs. One-on-one consultation sessions ensured no lost learning opportunities.
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) Internships and Employment through the Corporate Mentoring Program (CMP)
GLOBIS maintains alliances with 140 global companies in Japan, and that number grows every year. These CMP alliances provide internships (100+ hours) and activities to learn about the work and culture of Japanese corporations
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. 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 boasts a vast international faculty and five main campuses in Japan, with aims to become Asia’s No. 1 MBA. The Part-time MBA in English was launched in 2009, the Full-time MBA in 2012, and the Online MBA in 2017. 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 and Europe. GLOBIS University is the proud home of Japan’s No. 1 MBA and is rapidly growing to claim this title for all of Asia.
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