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GLOBIS University Holds Graduation Ceremony for the Part-time and Online English MBA Program


Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo–GLOBIS University held its graduation ceremony for the 10th graduating class of the Part-time and Online English MBA Program on November 22, 2020. The event, held both online and at the main campus in Tokyo, celebrated 66 graduates from 17 countries.

The GLOBIS English Part-Time MBA Program was launched in 2009 (with the online component introduced in 2017) and has since celebrated a total of 368 graduates.

Delivering the commencement speech, president and founder of GLOBIS University Yoshito Hori shared encouragement for students to appreciate adversity: “Adversity holds great opportunities to improve yourself. As long as you are in your comfort zone, you are not learning or improving.”

Two graduates also gave speeches, expressing their determination to pursue newfound career aspirations.

Mr. Akinori Morita, a graduate from Japan, spoke about how the sheer scale of his GLOBIS learning experience made it necessary to prioritize lessons learned. Ultimately, he realized that simply discovering his sense of “being” and “meaning” were most valuable.

Mr. Aaron Lau, a graduate from Malaysia, likened his experience to a Chinese proverb: “‘A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step’. For me, the journey through the GLOBIS MBA has triggered continuous self-reflection, self-discovery, and self-action.”

With almost 40% of students coming from outside of Japan, the GLOBIS MBA offers a global study experience, whether online or in person. This year’s graduates come from 17 countries: Brazil, Cameroon, China, France, India, Iran, Japan, Malaysia, Nepal, Nigeria, the Philippines, Russia, Senegal, Taiwan, Thailand, the 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) Internships and Employment through the Corporate Mentoring Program (CMP)
GLOBIS maintains alliances with 125 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 for an age of global innovation.

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