We Pave the Way for Creation and Innovation

Launching GLOBIS Europe in the EMEA region has enabled us to be even closer to our customers and students in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. It's an important step toward bringing the expertise of Japan’s largest MBA to a thriving region, where current and future business leaders will be in need of practical, expert knowledge and skills to harness the power of technology and innovate in a new era of great change.

Our Vision

We believe that everyone has the potential for self-fulfillment and leadership, no matter where you are from―that is one of our fundamental philosophies that we follow at GLOBIS. But even if someone were to have that potential, it’s still difficult to know where to start your journey.

For the last three decades we have empowered leaders through an ecosystem of people, capital, and knowledge. We have strived to foster a community of professionals devoted to developing their kokorozashi―personal missions that allows one to unify passion and skills to have a positive impact in society. Throughout their journeys of self-discovery we have witnessed thousands develop confidence, motivation, and perseverance to innovate in their companies, countries, and the world.

Our vision is for people, capital, and knowledge to play a pivotal role in finding ways to solve global problems, inspiring even more individuals to find, and accomplish their kokorozashi.

With GLOBIS Europe we continue the GLOBIS mission to support ecosystems of people, capital, and knowledge to ultimately leave a positive impact and contribute to the future of business.

We look forward to serving you!

Our Story

GLOBIS was launched in 1992 starting with 20 students taking a single marketing course in a small rented classroom in Shibuya. For over three decades since our founding, GLOBIS remains committed to its vision of creating and innovating societies through an ecosystem of people, capital, and knowledge.

In total over 180,000 people have completed GLOBIS courses, and over 1,900,000 individuals have received on-site and online corporate training. Not just experts in developing the next-generation leaders with GLOBIS Capital Partners, our leading venture capital fund in Japan, we have reached a total AUM of close to €1B.

Since 2012, we have expanded globally with offices in Shanghai, Singapore, Bangkok, and San Francisco. In July 2022, we continued our global expansion by launching a new hub in Brussels, Belgium. GLOBIS Europe is our first EMEA base and continues our mission to develop leaders around the world.

As we expand, we will continue to challenge ourselves to ultimately become the world’s No. 1 MBA in the Technovate Era.

Our History

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  • GLOBIS Corporation established
  • Started the GLOBIS Management School
history media 1992
  • Offered management training at a major telecommunications company
  • Started the corporate training program business
  • Opened the GLOBIS Management School, Osaka Campus
  • Started translating Harvard Business School case studies into Japanese
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  • Started a distance-learning program using case studies for the first time in Japan
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  • Published the MBA Management Book (Diamond Publications) as the first volume in the MBA Series, marking the full-scale launch of the publication business
  • Started the GLOBIS Management Institute
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  • Launched a joint MBA program with the University of Leicester in the U.K.
  • Established the GLOBIS Incubation Fund(GLOBIS Fund No. 1: JPY 540M)
history photo 1996
  • Started the management skill assessment business (GMAP)
history photo 1997
  • Established the Apax GLOBIS Japan Fund (GLOBIS Fund No. 2: JPY 20B)
  • Established GLOBIS Management Bank, Inc.
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  • Started providing e-learning content
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  • Started the Graduate Diploma in Business Administration course (GDBA), the predecessor to the MBA program
  • Opened the GLOBIS Management School, Nagoya Campus
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  • Started the GLOBIS Executive School for business executives and senior management
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  • Started the GLOBIS Online School for distance-learning and e-learning programs
  • Opened the Graduate School of Management, GLOBIS University Tokyo and Osaka Campuses
  • Began the GLOBIS International School GIS (later IMBA) program
  • Launched GLOBIS.JP, a management magazine online
  • Established the GLOBIS Fund I (II GLOBIS Fund No. 3: JPY 18B)
history photo 2006
  • Started the Graduate Diploma in Business Administration (GDBA) program, the predecessor to the MBA program, Nagoya Campus
  • Started customized global business leadership training programs in English
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  • Changed the incorporating entity of the Graduate School of Management, GLOBIS University to an educational corporation
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  • Opened the Graduate School of Management, GLOBIS University Nagoya Campus
  • Started the Part-time MBA program in English at the Graduate School of Management, GLOBIS University
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  • Began the Chief Learning Officer (CLO) Conference designed for human resource managers
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  • Established GLOBIS China Co., Ltd. as a local subsidiary in Shanghai, China
  • Opened the Graduate School of Management, GLOBIS University Sendai Campus
  • Established the wholly-owned subsidiary, GLOBIS Asia Pacific Pte. Ltd
  • Started Full-time MBA Program in English at the Graduate School of Management, GLOBIS University
history photo 2012
  • Opened the Graduate School of Management, GLOBIS University Fukuoka Campus
  • Established GLOBIS Fund IV (GLOBIS Fund No. 4: JPY 11.5B)
  • Changed the name of the Singapore subsidiary to GLOBIS Asia Pacific
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  • Launched eMBA2.0: a new e-learning series
  • Launched GLOBIS Chikenroku (“knowledge library”): a website and smartphone app
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  • Started the Online MBA Program, Graduate School of Management, GLOBIS University
  • Started courses for Online Training, GLOBIS Corporate Education.
  • Established GLOBIS Thailand
Online class
  • Established GLOBIS Fund V (GLOBIS Fund No. 5: JPY 16B)
  • Started Technovate MBA® special courses at the Graduate School of Management, GLOBIS University
  • Started courses at the GLOBIS Management School in Singapore and Thailand
  • Started the flat-rate video learning service
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  • Opened the Graduate School of Management, GLOBIS University Special Campus in Mito, Ibaraki
  • Opened the Graduate School of Management, GLOBIS University Special Campus in Yokohama, Kanagawa
  • Opened the Graduate School of Management, GLOBIS University Special Campus in Singapore
  • Started the Part-Time On-Campus & Online English MBA Program at the Graduate School of Management, GLOBIS University
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  • Launched GLOBIS Unlimited: quality online video courses that combine innovative technology with business knowledge
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  • Launched the English Pre-MBA Program in Singapore at the GLOBIS Asia Campus
GLOBIS Asia Campus
  • Established GLOBIS USA as first the GLOBIS subsidiary in the United States
  • Launched the English Pre-MBA Program in Bangkok at GLOBIS Thailand
  • Launched GLOBIS Unlimited microlearning for individual users worldwide
Globis Thailand

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