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GLOBIS Celebrates Entrepreneurial Success of Mihoko Suzuki with Alumni Award


(Tokyo, Japan) On July 7, 2018, GLOBIS proudly presented the Alumni Award to Mihoko Suzuki, GLOBIS University Part-time MBA Class of 2012. She is the first-ever recipient from the MBA programs held in English.

D8A_4531-2.jpgMs. Suzuki won in the Creation field for her role as a co-founder of TASKAJI, a sharing economy platform that connects housekeepers and customers. Her work with TASKAJI empowers women through skill development, career support, and community, and has resulted in multiple awards and media recognition. The impact on her community exemplifies the mission of GLOBIS and the values imparted to its alumni.

Ms. Suzuki’s role at TASKAJI is a reflection of the hard work and dedication that began during her time as an MBA student. At GLOBIS, she identified her personal mission–her life goal, or kokorozashi in Japanese–to improve the lives of working mothers. Over time, she honed this kokorozashi and carefully studied related industries. A GLOBIS MBA classmate introduced her to TASKAJI’s founder, who later invited her to join the company.

Ms. Suzuki presented this story at the first GLOBIS English MBA reunion on July 1, together with Jose F. Villasenor at a workshop led by Dean Tomoya Nakamura. Speaking on kokorozashi, they shared their personal missions and encouraged alumni to reflect on their commitment and goals to carry GLOBIS values into the future.

About GLOBIS University

GLOBIS University, previously GLOBIS’ original MBA program (GDBA) beginning in 2003, was established in 2006 as a corporation and converted to an educational corporation in 2008. Built upon its educational principles of fostering skill development, a human network, and personal resolve, it is committed to developing visionary leaders who create and innovate societies. There are campuses in Tokyo, Osaka, Nagoya, Sendai, and Fukuoka. The Part-time MBA (English) program was launched in 2009, and a Full-time MBA (English) program in September 2012, with students attending from around 15 countries each year. An Online MBA Program was launched in October 2017. Total annual MBA enrollment–initially 78 students in 2006–reached 871 in 2017, the largest business school in Japan. This number includes 89 English MBA students who joined in September/October of that year. GLOBIS University aims to become the No. 1 business school in Asia.

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