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GLOBIS University Partners with FutureLearn on nano-MBA


Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo—The Graduate School of Management, GLOBIS University has partnered with UK career-based digital learning platform FutureLearn to offer nano-MBA microcredential courses.

The nano-MBA program offers a unique combination of live classes and self-paced learning with instant AI-powered feedback. Starting in February 2024, FutureLearn users can directly apply to nano-MBA courses. After completing a nano-MBA course, students will earn a microcredential with credit transferable to the MBA degree programs at GLOBIS University. 

Since its launch in October 2022, the nano-MBA program has welcomed over 100 students from more than 30 nationalities. Each course takes 6 weeks to complete. Students can enroll in a nano-MBA course during four academic terms starting in January, April, July, and October. Courses on Leadership & Career Vision and Strategic Thinking are available for enrollment during the April 2024 term.

nano-MBA Course Details

  • Course fee: $350 USD (no enrollment fee)
  • Scholarship: Up to 50% of the course fee (availability is limited, scholarships are applicable to the first course only).
  • Duration: 6 weeks
  • Credit: 0.5 credits
  • Format: Online

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About FutureLearn

FutureLearn is a UK-based online education provider that offers Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) from 200 universities and institutions around the world to over 18 million global learners.

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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 and aims to become the “world’s No. 1 MBA in the Technovate era.” 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 proudly supports a vast international faculty, seven campus locations in Japan, and international hub locations in Singapore, Bangkok, San Francisco, and Brussels. English MBA program offerings include a la carte Pre-MBA courses, a one-year Full-time MBA, a two-year Part-time and Online MBA, and nano-MBA courses combining live classes, self-paced learning formats, and AI-powered feedback. 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, Belgium, and the Philippines. GLOBIS University is the proud home of Japan’s largest MBA and is rapidly growing to claim this title for all of Asia.


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