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GLOBIS Expands Business Education to the Philippines


Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo—On November 30, 2023 GLOBIS Corporation established GLOBIS Manila Inc. in the renowned financial district, Bonifacio Global City (BGC), Taguig. This move marks GLOBIS’ inaugural presence in the Philippines, solidifying our commitment to deliver a world-class MBA program in the region and equip future business leaders for the Technovate™ (technology and innovation) era.

The English MBA program at the Graduate School of Management, GLOBIS University, launched in 2009, has successfully nurtured almost a thousand graduates from 80 unique countries around the world. Among them, Filipino students constitute the largest non-Japanese cohort, reflecting the strong connection GLOBIS shares with the Philippines. 

Starting from April 2024 the Philippines subsidiary will offer aspiring business professionals the opportunity to participate in English Pre-MBA courses from Japan’s largest business school locally. These courses will equip them with essential business skills necessary for success in today’s competitive global landscape. 

Bonifacio Global City (BGC), renowned for its strategic location and accessibility in Manila,  stands as the heart of the Philippines’ business landscape. The district plays a pivotal role in the nation’s diverse and multicultural business ecosystem, holding substantial sway in the fields of business and economics.

Nica Magnaye, a distinguished graduate of GLOBIS’ English Full-time MBA program, will head GLOBIS Manila Inc. She was the Creative Director of PULP Live World Production Inc., a prominent production company in the Philippines. She also acted as the Managing Editor of one of the longest-running publications in the Philippines, the Fookien Times Yearbook Publishing Inc. While in Japan, she honed her global marketing skills working for major Japanese companies such as the tech conglomerate Rakuten Group Inc. and D2C fashion brand, kay me Ltd.

Magnaye obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Communication from De La Salle Lipa in the Philippines, and an MBA from GLOBIS University in Japan. With her extensive experience in global marketing for Japanese companies, she brings exceptional leadership and insight to this venture.

GLOBIS Manila Inc.

GLOBIS Manila Inc. was founded on November 30, 2023 and advances GLOBIS’s mission to empower leaders through an ecosystem of people, capital, and knowledge to create a positive change in society. It will serve as a hub to deliver world-class business education locally. 


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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