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GLOBIS Celebrates Its 30th Anniversary


Tokyo, Japan—August 1, 2022, marks thirty years since the establishment of GLOBIS Corporation. GLOBIS has grown from a single business course taught from a rented classroom to Japan’s largest business school and venture capital firm, as well as a leader in positive social impact and regional revitalization.

Visit our 30th anniversary page for staff voices, a message from our president and founder, and a commemorative video.

GLOBIS Business over the Years
As a business, GLOBIS has disseminated expertise across industries and regions. The GLOBIS Group now boasts offices in Japan, Thailand, Singapore, China, the USA, and Belgium. GLOBIS University has seen over 7,000 graduates from the MBA programs. GLOBIS corporate training programs have benefited nearly 2 million professionals in Japan and overseas. GLOBIS Capital Partners has raised over 1.18 billion USD, including its seventh venture capital fund (established in 2022). The online learning platform GLOBIS Unlimited and online publication GLOBIS Insights further share business knowledge with the world.

GLOBIS Social Impact over the Years
Through an ecosystem of people, capital, and knowledge, GLOBIS empowers leaders. At the core of GLOBIS is the concept of kokorozashi, a personal mission that unifies passion and skill to spark positive change in society. The G1 Institute creates space for the next generation of leaders across industries to exchange ideas and inspire social change. KIBOW Foundation empowers social entrepreneurs in Japan through impact investing. The Mito Downtown Revitalization Project brings stakeholders from the local government and private sector to collaborate on revitalizing Mito City and Ibaraki prefecture.

Gratitude from Founder and President Yoshito Hori
“Thanks to your support, GLOBIS is celebrating its 30th year. I would like to express my gratitude to our stakeholders, current students and alumni, faculty members, customers, portfolio companies, and employees who have helped us along the way.
GLOBIS started in 1992 with a single marketing course in a small rented classroom in Shibuya. Thirty years after its founding, GLOBIS remains committed to its vision of creating and transforming societies through ecosystems of people, capital, and knowledge.
We have expanded globally with offices in China, Singapore, Thailand, and the United States. In July 2022, we launched an office in Brussels, Belgium. This will be our first EMEA base in our mission to develop leaders around the world.
Over the past 30 years, GLOBIS has continued toward the vision that we set forth at the time of our founding. We will continue to take on the challenge of becoming the world’s No. 1 MBA in the Technovate Era.”

-Yoshito Hori

We’d like to express our sincere thanks to all GLOBIS partners, clients, employees, students, alumni, and everyone else who has impacted our success over the years.

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 and Europe. GLOBIS University is the proud home of Japan’s No. 1 MBA and is rapidly growing to claim this title for all of Asia.

GLOBIS Corporation 
GLOBIS University
GLOBIS Capital Partners
GLOBIS Asia Campus
GLOBIS Thailand
– GLOBIS Europe
G1 Institute
Ibaraki Robots Sports Entertainment
KIBOW Foundation

GLOBIS Corporate Communications
E-mail: Contact Form
Phone: +81-3-5275-3870
FAX: +81-3-5275-3890



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