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GLOBIS University Osaka Campus to Open MBA Courses in English Starting January 2019: Kansai’s First Ever On-campus and Online Hybrid MBA in English


Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo ー GLOBIS University’s Osaka Campus will begin offering English MBA courses in January 2019. The first will be Essentials of Marketing and Strategy, one of the entry-level GLOBIS MBA courses. As part of the Pre-MBA system, students can take courses a-la-carte, with the option of transferring credits to the full MBA program either online or on campus in Tokyo. As of November 7, 2018, this is the first time a combination on-campus and online MBA will be offered in English in the Kansai region, according to GLOBIS research.

Osaka English MBA Program
Details and Trial Class Signup

GLOBIS University’s Part-time MBA in English was launched in Tokyo in 2009, followed in 2012 by the Full-time MBA in English. Students have since come from 57 countries, including Japan, to acquire an MBA. In October 2017, the Online MBA Program was also launched in English, expanding the reach of GLOBIS University across the world. As of 2018, the cumulative enrollment across these English MBA programs has reached 597 students.

Meanwhile, Osaka has rapidly developed into an international metropolis with the fastest-growing rate of foreign visitors in the world.* GLOBIS University, seeking to likewise accelerate the development of business leaders across Asia and the world, aims to bring Osaka into its vision through the opening of the English MBA Program at the Osaka Campus in the January-to-March term of 2019.

The first course offered will be Essentials of Marketing and Strategy. The course term will be three months, with six lessons, each lasting three hours. As mentioned previously, the GLOBIS Pre-MBA allows students to start with enrollment in a single course, as well as transfer a portion of credits and tuition paid to any GLOBIS MBA program, including the programs conducted in Japanese.

GLOBIS invites all English-speaking businesspeople living in and around Osaka to further their understanding of business and management at the Osaka Campus. In addition to in-class opportunities, after-class social gatherings and study sessions help students network for future business collaboration. Those who choose to enroll in online courses can also take advantage of these international networks, and the GLOBIS global community, when visiting Osaka.

*According to the “Mastercard Destination Cities Index,” September 2017



Karl O’Callaghan
Essentials of Marketing and Strategy
Lecturer, GLOBIS University

Born in the UK, Mr. O’Callaghan has been a sales leader and manager in marketing and operations in Japan and the UK, and also has teaching experience in France and Russia. After receiving his MBA from GLOBIS University, he established a consulting company in Japan to advise Japanese companies on developing global markets. He teaches courses on marketing and strategy at GLOBIS University.

Start:   January 2019
Location: 1 Chome 1-1 Miyahara, Yodogawa-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka-fu, 532-0003
Shin Osaka Hankyu Bldg. 4F (same building as JR Shin-Osaka Station)
Courses: Essentials of Marketing and Strategy (January 2019)
Critical Thinking (April 2019)
Business Presentation (July 2019)
Lecturer: Karl O’Callaghan (Essentials of Marketing and Strategy)
Capacity: 35 students per class
Term:   3 months per course (6 classes of 180 min. each, held biweekly)
Tuition:  ¥23,000 initial enrollment fee; ¥126,000 per course

Information sessions and Trial Classes will be offered starting in November.

Contact:  GLOBIS University English MBA Program Office
TEL: 03-5275-3850

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, as well as a Singapore Hub Campus to be established in October 2018–an important milestone on the road to becoming 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, bringing overall enrollment to more than 850 students in the 2018 academic year. 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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