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GLOBIS University Celebrates Full-time English MBA Graduation: 23 Students from 10 Countries


Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo–GLOBIS University held its annual graduation ceremony for the 2023 Full-time English MBA Program on August 27. All 23 graduating students attended the ceremony in person, with some family and guests joining both remotely and in person.

While delivering his commencement speech, GLOBIS University President and Founder Yoshito Hori shared these words:

Enjoy your adventures. We have been teaching you to take risks. If you do not take risks, you will not gain any return or add value to societies. We do not want you to live lives with No Risk No return. We want you to be adventurous and visionary. If you take risks, you will surely face adversity. 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 adversity.

Saint San Oo, a graduate from Myanmar, spoke about the growth she’s seen in herself and her classmates during their time at GLOBIS;

In class, I witnessed the empowerment of each other everyday by providing a safe learning environment. Our class discussions towards the end of the year were more vibrant than in the beginning. A lot more people were participating and expressing their opinions… Over the past year, we’ve all evolved because of the support that we’ve received from one another. Many of us have come out more confident, mindful, and in my case, less success oriented.

Bradley Wargo, from the USA, shared about learning from failures;

There is a Japanese proverb that says ‘Nana korobi, yaoki,’ which translates to fall seven times, stand up eight. Graduation is us standing up after the lessons we have learned this past year. It marks a new chapter and an exciting one at that.

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 767 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 10 countries: Bangladesh, Cuba, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Thailand, the United Kingdom, and the United States.

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 the standard set of courses such as Technovate Thinking and Technovate Strategy which mirrors the Japanese MBA, the English MBA Program has developed its unique offerings such as Robotics and AI Business Innovation and Cybersecurity for Business.
(2) Internships and Employment through the Corporate Mentorship Program (CMP)
GLOBIS maintains alliances with over 150 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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