MBA Japan


Leo
Hi, I am looking for some info on MBA programs in Japan. has anyone done a program there or has some information on the reputation of the different b schools in Japan?
Hi, I am looking for some info on MBA programs in Japan. has anyone done a program there or has some information on the reputation of the different b schools in Japan?
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Hiroko
Hi Leo,
I have no personal experience with MBA in Japan, but I have some general advice:
Be aware, Japanese MBAs are sometimes more regionally orientated, targeting mainly Asian young professionals (Singapore, Indonesia), or even offered only in Japanese.

Besides, special interest MBAs are difficult to find, most offer s are more general, like finance or strategic managment.

Well, thats all I can say, good luck!
Hi Leo,
I have no personal experience with MBA in Japan, but I have some general advice:
Be aware, Japanese MBAs are sometimes more regionally orientated, targeting mainly Asian young professionals (Singapore, Indonesia), or even offered only in Japanese.

Besides, special interest MBAs are difficult to find, most offer s are more general, like finance or strategic managment.

Well, thats all I can say, good luck!
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iuri
Does anyone know if Japanese schools provide sponsorships for their MBA for Asian professionals from poorer countries, like Indonesia?
I would be interested as well by informations about visa requirements for nationals from Indonesia.
Thank you,
iuri
Does anyone know if Japanese schools provide sponsorships for their MBA for Asian professionals from poorer countries, like Indonesia?
I would be interested as well by informations about visa requirements for nationals from Indonesia.
Thank you,
iuri
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Kate_hk
Iuri, I maybe Hiroko's statement was a bit misleading. I think Japanese MBA is not a good option for you. Maybe its true that they do target Asian professionals, but for you it is more interesting and easier (and affordable, Japan is over expensive in living costs) to go somewhere else.

If you wish a different, non Asian cultural experience, in Australia you have some excellent schools. Or how about Singapore or Philippines?
Iuri, I maybe Hiroko's statement was a bit misleading. I think Japanese MBA is not a good option for you. Maybe its true that they do target Asian professionals, but for you it is more interesting and easier (and affordable, Japan is over expensive in living costs) to go somewhere else.

If you wish a different, non Asian cultural experience, in Australia you have some excellent schools. Or how about Singapore or Philippines?
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iuri
Hello Kate,
Thank you for the advice.
I really want to study outside Asia. Only Japan would have tempted me because I think they're so professional and have such a high standard in business life.
Thanks again.
iuri
Hello Kate,
Thank you for the advice.
I really want to study outside Asia. Only Japan would have tempted me because I think they're so professional and have such a high standard in business life.
Thanks again.
iuri
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Hiroko
Hi, I agree with Kate.
Even though Japanese MBAs might target, besides Japanese, as well professionals from other Asian countries, you will benefit a lot more going somewhere else.
I would go to Australia or US.
Hi, I agree with Kate.
Even though Japanese MBAs might target, besides Japanese, as well professionals from other Asian countries, you will benefit a lot more going somewhere else.
I would go to Australia or US.
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iuri
Thank you Hiroko for your suggestion.
I guess for me US is difficult to afford, in Europe in depends more on the place where you go.
But why not Europe?
Iuri
Thank you Hiroko for your suggestion.
I guess for me US is difficult to afford, in Europe in depends more on the place where you go.
But why not Europe?
Iuri
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Mindmaker
Coming to this board has really opened my eyes to an international need that so called developed countries need to understand.
America needs to open its doors mor to international students. We would have changed the minds of Iraq people more palatably had we established a relationship at academic levels. All the rhetoric about Iran, I know for a fact that due to great minds in Iran educated in this country (USA) the Iranians know that they have friends in the American people. That we too Americans, are victims of our own government in many ways. USA government does not equate to USA people. Most of us here are immigrants of first second, third or even fourth generation. There is something fundamentally wrong with a "new" country built upon immigration some of it by choice, some forced it does not matter. We worsen our situation by closing our doors to international students. What better way for the world to really understand each other. OR hate each other for the right reasons. Yes Japan business has very remarkable culture, but you will be surprised that all MBA regardless of what country they come from understand the basic organizational and leadership values. Indians in America are notorious for nepotism, but (maybe coincidence) all those in management roles with an MBA (not PhD.) behind them are true professionals. Have you met a business manager man or woman from Hong Kong? China, Singapore, Russia, Czech-Republic, New Zealand Australia, Canada, Kenya, South Africa, Johannesburg, Zimbabwe, Ethiopia, Malawi, London, Scotland, Ireland. This sounds like a political speech, but I have yet to meet a practicing MBA who was just totally dictatorial. Instead of lawyers in the white house maybe we should demand MBA's. They know how to work with people. United States is really loosing a window of opportunity by tightening immigration laws that will, ultimately prevent even students, who have no intention of staying. AND, if they did that would be our gain. Our current leaders, policies and the entire value system are currently clear as mud. But keep trying guys. What pisses me off is we can just about go to any country to study. Maybe you should block US airplane flying into your countries. Let your airlines come pick us up FROM SOME NEUTRAL CORNER OF THE world.
Do you think a president with an MBA would call for other countries to disarm their nuclear arsenal, when he is stock piling on his own. AN MBAPrez would lead by example, he would get rid of his first, I am sure. No one wants to be dominated by anyone at personal or country level. America's strength lies in the multinationalities of its people. (I think) not our arrogance.
Good LUCK...
Coming to this board has really opened my eyes to an international need that so called developed countries need to understand.
America needs to open its doors mor to international students. We would have changed the minds of Iraq people more palatably had we established a relationship at academic levels. All the rhetoric about Iran, I know for a fact that due to great minds in Iran educated in this country (USA) the Iranians know that they have friends in the American people. That we too Americans, are victims of our own government in many ways. USA government does not equate to USA people. Most of us here are immigrants of first second, third or even fourth generation. There is something fundamentally wrong with a "new" country built upon immigration some of it by choice, some forced it does not matter. We worsen our situation by closing our doors to international students. What better way for the world to really understand each other. OR hate each other for the right reasons. Yes Japan business has very remarkable culture, but you will be surprised that all MBA regardless of what country they come from understand the basic organizational and leadership values. Indians in America are notorious for nepotism, but (maybe coincidence) all those in management roles with an MBA (not PhD.) behind them are true professionals. Have you met a business manager man or woman from Hong Kong? China, Singapore, Russia, Czech-Republic, New Zealand Australia, Canada, Kenya, South Africa, Johannesburg, Zimbabwe, Ethiopia, Malawi, London, Scotland, Ireland. This sounds like a political speech, but I have yet to meet a practicing MBA who was just totally dictatorial. Instead of lawyers in the white house maybe we should demand MBA's. They know how to work with people. United States is really loosing a window of opportunity by tightening immigration laws that will, ultimately prevent even students, who have no intention of staying. AND, if they did that would be our gain. Our current leaders, policies and the entire value system are currently clear as mud. But keep trying guys. What pisses me off is we can just about go to any country to study. Maybe you should block US airplane flying into your countries. Let your airlines come pick us up FROM SOME NEUTRAL CORNER OF THE world.
Do you think a president with an MBA would call for other countries to disarm their nuclear arsenal, when he is stock piling on his own. AN MBAPrez would lead by example, he would get rid of his first, I am sure. No one wants to be dominated by anyone at personal or country level. America's strength lies in the multinationalities of its people. (I think) not our arrogance.
Good LUCK...
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Hiroko
To come back to your question, Iuri, I think an MBA from the U.S. is always seen as the best. Everyone wants to do an MBA in the U.S., and other countries are the second choice... I guess that an America MBA is most highly valued in business all over the world, in Asia, Europe and everywhere.
Correct me if I am wrong! Maybe this a too subjecive evaluation...
To come back to your question, Iuri, I think an MBA from the U.S. is always seen as the best. Everyone wants to do an MBA in the U.S., and other countries are the second choice... I guess that an America MBA is most highly valued in business all over the world, in Asia, Europe and everywhere.
Correct me if I am wrong! Maybe this a too subjecive evaluation...
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iuri
Hiroko, thank you for your statement. I'm afraid you are probabely right about reputation of US degree.
But I must say that in Indonesia a European degree also have a very good image, to start with the cliché, it is best to study ingeneering in Germany etc...
And besides you have highly ranked schools as welll in Europe. Look at the new FT EMBA rankings ! (enumerated in post Sun Nov 12 LaVoz de Galicia)

But of course when I think about it - US is the best, just hard to achieve and finance, right?
Hiroko, thank you for your statement. I'm afraid you are probabely right about reputation of US degree.
But I must say that in Indonesia a European degree also have a very good image, to start with the cliché, it is best to study ingeneering in Germany etc...
And besides you have highly ranked schools as welll in Europe. Look at the new FT EMBA rankings ! (enumerated in post Sun Nov 12 LaVoz de Galicia)

But of course when I think about it - US is the best, just hard to achieve and finance, right?
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Hiroko
Dear Iuri, you are absolutely right, in Europe you can do an excellent MBA too, as show the rankings. It's not because everyone wants to go to New York that this would be the only place to do an internationally recognized MBA. I think just in terms on number that is the place where most people want to study, right?
Dear Iuri, you are absolutely right, in Europe you can do an excellent MBA too, as show the rankings. It's not because everyone wants to go to New York that this would be the only place to do an internationally recognized MBA. I think just in terms on number that is the place where most people want to study, right?
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xyz321
Hi, I'm interested in MBA programs in Japan and I am checking in on this thread to see if anybody actually signed up for one.

I've been in Singapore for 10 years and I am considering a move to Japan for family reasons (my partner is Japanese.) I have a grasp of the language but I would be most comfortable doing an MBA in English. I am open to suggestions for which school to go to. I run a company out of Singapore and would continue to do that for at least the time I would be studying, perhaps cashing out in several years. I am not sure at this point. That's to say that I'm pretty flexible with my career goals, my main interests in pursuing an MBA would be to build a network in Japan and work on my leadership skills. Thanks for any suggestions!
Hi, I'm interested in MBA programs in Japan and I am checking in on this thread to see if anybody actually signed up for one.

I've been in Singapore for 10 years and I am considering a move to Japan for family reasons (my partner is Japanese.) I have a grasp of the language but I would be most comfortable doing an MBA in English. I am open to suggestions for which school to go to. I run a company out of Singapore and would continue to do that for at least the time I would be studying, perhaps cashing out in several years. I am not sure at this point. That's to say that I'm pretty flexible with my career goals, my main interests in pursuing an MBA would be to build a network in Japan and work on my leadership skills. Thanks for any suggestions!
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Razors Edg...
These discussions are worth reading:

https://find-mba.com/board/asia/mba-in-japan-for-american-expat-47301
https://find-mba.com/board/asia/english-language-mba-in-japan-55808

The short of it is, the cohorts in most of the English-language programs will feature a lot of non-Japanese students who either want to study in Japan or who are in a position like you. Whether this kind of networking meets your needs will depend on your goals. I'm thinking that since you want to build a network in Japan, perhaps working on your Japanese skills first, and then enrolling in a Japanese language business program (MBA or otherwise), might be the better option.
These discussions are worth reading:

https://find-mba.com/board/asia/mba-in-japan-for-american-expat-47301
https://find-mba.com/board/asia/english-language-mba-in-japan-55808

The short of it is, the cohorts in most of the English-language programs will feature a lot of non-Japanese students who either want to study in Japan or who are in a position like you. Whether this kind of networking meets your needs will depend on your goals. I'm thinking that since you want to build a network in Japan, perhaps working on your Japanese skills first, and then enrolling in a Japanese language business program (MBA or otherwise), might be the better option.
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xyz321
I've seen those discussions, thanks. The problem is that while I do speak Japanese I don't know if my language level is high enough to do a whole academic program in Japanese. I would feel much better doing the MBA in English. Do you know of anything out there that's in English and also attracts Japanese students (maybe those who want to work on their English or focus on international business.)
I've seen those discussions, thanks. The problem is that while I do speak Japanese I don't know if my language level is high enough to do a whole academic program in Japanese. I would feel much better doing the MBA in English. Do you know of anything out there that's in English and also attracts Japanese students (maybe those who want to work on their English or focus on international business.)
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Razors Edg...
I would contact these schools directly and see what they can tell you about the class make up. My guess is that many of the English language MBAs will be more likely to attract international students who want to study in the country and experience the culture - without having to learn Japanese - than residents.
I would contact these schools directly and see what they can tell you about the class make up. My guess is that many of the English language MBAs will be more likely to attract international students who want to study in the country and experience the culture - without having to learn Japanese - than residents.
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jeremy
If you wish a different, non Asian cultural experience, in Australia you have some excellent schools. Or how about Singapore or Philippines?


I'm from the Philippines and considering to pursue MBA. Any Philippine school suggestions?
[quote]If you wish a different, non Asian cultural experience, in Australia you have some excellent schools. Or how about Singapore or Philippines?[/quote]

I'm from the Philippines and considering to pursue MBA. Any Philippine school suggestions?
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