What made you choose the GLOBIS MBA?
I felt I hit a wall in my career where I couldn’t grow anymore. I needed extra training. I was also aspiring to be a manager and didn’t want to “wing it.” I also wanted to learn frameworks so I could put language around what I was doing at work. There were many MBA programs I could have chosen from around the world, but I chose GLOBIS because of the mix of Japanese and international cases. As my customers are Japanese corporations, I wanted to learn more about them. GLOBIS seemed the best place for this.”
How did GLOBIS help you achieve personal and professional changes?
I got promoted twice during my MBA–in fact, I became a manager mid-way into my MBA course. My vocabulary has also changed. I can jump into meetings feeling more confident. Even when I was still studying, I was also able to take what I learned in class and apply it the next day at work.
How did you network during the program?
There are various opportunities to network at GLOBIS. I was part of the student leadership group, so I helped organize different types of social events, including the graduation after-party and the Mito program during Golden Week. Since graduating, I have joined one of the regular hybrid MBA Gatherings and intend to continue doing so as an alumnus.
What are your favorite memories from GLOBIS?
During COVID-19, we couldn’t hold study groups physically, so we would meet before class to prepare and then after class to review the material. It required a lot of time commitment, but through endless Zoom calls outside of class, I got to know my classmates. I appreciate all their time and effort to study together and wouldn’t trade that time for anything.