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GLOBIS University holds the 2015 Academic Year Full-time MBA Entrance Ceremony 27 Students from 16 Countries Join, Bringing the Cumulative Number of Students to Over 100


The Graduate School of Management, GLOBIS University(Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo; President: Yoshito Hori) held the 2015 Academic Year(AY) Entrance Ceremony for the Full-time MBA Program at its Tokyo Campus on Wednesday, September 2. The ceremony was attended by approximately 70 people, namely the new students and their family members, along with faculty members and other university staffs. President Yoshito Hori gave a keynote address, followed by speeches given by the representatives of the incoming class on their determination to succeed and an introduction to the faculty members.

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The Class of AY 2015 has a total of 27 students, representing 16 countries in Asia, Europe, the Americas, the Middle East, and other regions. Their countries of origin, along with the number of students from each country (in parentheses) are as follows: Belgium (1), China (2), Columbia (1), Denmark (2), France (1), India (1), Indonesia (2), Japan (2), Malaysia (1), the Netherlands (1), Nigeria (1), the Philippines (5), Singapore (2), Switzerland (1), Thailand (3), and the United States (1).

The Class of AY 2012 had 23 students from 11 countries, the Class of AY 2013 had 28 students from 16 countries, and the Class of AY 2014 had 31 students from 17 countries. The cumulative number of students in the Full-time MBA Program of the Graduate School of Management, GLOBIS University has now exceeded 100, reaching 109.

D8A_3011prompt_en.jpgIn his keynote address, President Yoshito Hori said, “I would like all of our students do their utmost to pursue management skill development, build personal networks and develop “kokorozashi” (Personal Mission) with the aim of becoming visionary leaders who create and innovate societies in Japan and the rest of Asia, as well as throughout the world at large.” Two representatives of the incoming class, Ilman Fajar Ramadhan (a male student from Indonesia) and Carola Pava Medina (a female student from the United States), both resolutely conveyed their ambitions.

Taking into account the fact that international students from outside Japan will study in Tokyo, the Japanese capital, the curriculum features new courses relating to the management of diversity, that is different cultures and nationalities, and courses that look into the practical realities of management in Japan and in Asia. These include “Cross Cultural Management,” “Globalization of Japanese and Asian Companies,” and “Global Perspectives.”

Moreover, in an effort to further enhance the support framework for students, extensive support will be provided in areas such as lifestyle orientation, housing searches, Japanese language lessons, and job hunting. A special scholarship program is also available to mitigate tuition costs (no repayment required, excluding living expenses and long-term enrollment expenses). Furthermore, from May onward, during the final stretch of their studies, the students will participate in activities to study the work styles and corporate culture of Japanese companies under the Corporate Mentorship Program (CMP), which is made possible through a partnership between global companies in Japan and the Graduate School of Management, GLOBIS University. In the CMP, students will do internships at companies, work with selected personnel at companies to develop proposals for addressing management issues facing the companies, provide lessons in conversational English to employees of the partner companies, and so on. Through these activities, the students will learn about jobs and corporate culture at Japanese companies and take action to strengthen ties.

A total of 35 Japanese companies have participated in the CMP, including Aeon, CyberAgent, Hoshino Resorts, Industrial Growth Platform, Nissan Motor, Rakuten, and Yokogawa Electric, while 31 overseas companies have done so, including A.T. Kearney, GE Japan, IBM Japan, Johnson & Johnson, and Microsoft. A total of 10 start-up firms have also participated, including Oisix, Terra Motors, and Uzabase. As a result, a total of 76 companies had participated as of August 24, 2015, with an additional 23 companies participating in the year from August 2014 (list below).

The Graduate School of Management, GLOBIS University offers the MBA program in English in Tokyo as one solution to the challenge of developing global leaders, which is a key task for Japan. The program has three key characteristics that set it apart: (1) partnership with CMP companies to provide students with practical business skills and participating companies with the opportunity to hire global talent; (2) a growing global network of people who understand Japanese values and culture by having students assemble here from countries around the world, forge strong friendships with each other, and then spread out again on the global stage; and (3) a new channel for Japanese companies to hire global talent because most students have a strong desire to find jobs in Japan.

The Graduate School of Management, GLOBIS University provides support for developing visionary leaders who create and innovate societies. It aims at becoming the number one business school in Asia.

Reference: Companies participating in the Corporate Mentorship Program (CMP)

■Japanese Capital Corporate Mentors (35 companies)
AEON Co., Ltd.
ASICS Corporation
CyberAgent, Inc.
Eisai Co., Ltd.
GREE, Inc.
Hitachi Automotive Systems, Ltd.
Hitachi Consulting Co., Ltd.
Hitachi Systems, Ltd.
Hoshino Resorts
Industrial Growth Platform, Inc.
Intelligence, Ltd.
Isetan Mitsukoshi Holdings Ltd.
Lawson, Inc.
LIXIL Corporation
NH Foods Ltd.
Omron Corporation
ORIX Corporation
Rakuten, Inc.
Ricoh Company, Ltd.
Seino Holdings Co., Ltd.
Sony Corporation
Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation
Suntory Holdings Limited
Takashimaya Company, Limited
Terilogy Co., Ltd.
Toshiba Corporation
Japan Pallet Rental Corporation
Yokogawa Electric Corporation

■Foreign Affiliated Corporate Mentors (31 companies)
Aon Benfield Japan Ltd.
A.T. Kearney K.K.
Bayer Holding Ltd.
BMW Group Japan
Boehringer Ingelheim
Bosch Corporation
Daimler Financial Services Japan
Edelman Japan KK
Eli Lilly Japan K.K.
Emerson Japan, Ltd.
Ernst & Young ShinNihon LLC
GE Japan Corporation
Haier Asia Co., Ltd.
Hewlett-Packard Japan Ltd.
HP Japan Inc.
Hilti Corporation
IBM Japan, Ltd.
Johnson & Johnson K.K.
Microsoft Japan Co., Ltd.
Mitsubishi FUSO Truck & Bus Corporation
Neovia Logistics Services, LLC.
PwC Japan Tax (Zeirishi-Hojin PricewaterhouseCoopers)
Richemont Japan Limited Co., Ltd.
SAP Japan Co., Ltd.
Siemens Japan K.K.
Unilever Japan Holdings K.K.

■Venture Corporate Mentors (10 companies)
IID, Inc.
Intralink KK
Kenja Corporation
Oisix Inc.
S.O.W. Holdings, Inc.
Terra Motors Corporation
V-cube, Inc.

◆Graduate School of Management, GLOBIS University (
The predecessor of the Graduate School of Management, GLOBIS University, the “GDBA” GLOBIS original MBA program, began in 2003. The Graduate School of Management, GLOBIS University opened in 2006 (it was initially established as a stock corporation, and converted to an educational corporation in 2008). Since its opening, its declared educational philosophy has been “skill development,” “build a personal network,” and “develop “kokorozashi”,” and it has focused on producing highly ambitious visionary leaders who create and innovate societies. In addition to the Tokyo, Osaka and Nagoya campuses, it opened its Sendai Campus in 2012 and its Fukuoka Campus in 2013. It launched a Part-time MBA Program in English in 2009 and a Full-time MBA Program in English in September 2012, and its students comprise not only those from within Japan, but also a large and diverse body of international students. When it began in 2006, it had 78 students; in April 2015, there were 702 enrolled (this figure does not include students on a Full-time MBA Program in English, who enrolled in September), making it one of the largest business schools in Japan. Going forward, the Graduate School of Management, GLOBIS University will continue to support the development of visionary leaders who create and innovate societies, with the aim of becoming Asia’s number one business school.

Since its foundation in 1992, GLOBIS has articulated a vision to create and innovate societies by fostering management ecosystems of People, Capital and Knowledge. In the area of “People,” GLOBIS develops human resources and organizations through the Graduate School of Management, GLOBIS University, which is an educational corporation, GLOBIS Executive School and GLOBIS Management School, which are stock corporations, and corporate training. In the area of “Capital,” we invest in and nurture start-up firms through our venture capital company, GLOBIS Capital Partners. In the area of “Knowledge,” we provide management expertise through our publications and GLOBIS Chikenroku, an information website/application. We also provide English programs both online and at our campuses in Japan (Tokyo, Osaka, Nagoya, Sendai, and Fukuoka) and overseas (Shanghai and Singapore). GLOBIS also operates two non-profit organizations to promote creativity and innovate in society: the G1 Summit Institute, which organizes conferences, and the KIBOW Foundation, which is engaged in earthquake reconstruction assistance.

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