MBA One year in Japan - Hitotsubashi any opinion ?


MBANovice

Greeting to you all,

I would like to get some valuable idea about applying for an MBA in Japan
Currently, I am studying MSc in the UK and might go back to work for a couple of years before applying MBA.

I plan to take only 1 year MBA program which H-ICS offers but would like to hear the opinion from alumni or people who know about this program more than the advertisement on the school website.

My short profile
Age: 30 (will finish my MSc next year)
Total work exp: 5years
Field: Sales and Marketing Consultant (Japanese Automotive Company)

Thank you for sharing your opinion
I am really appreicated

Greeting to you all,

I would like to get some valuable idea about applying for an MBA in Japan
Currently, I am studying MSc in the UK and might go back to work for a couple of years before applying MBA.

I plan to take only 1 year MBA program which H-ICS offers but would like to hear the opinion from alumni or people who know about this program more than the advertisement on the school website.

My short profile
Age: 30 (will finish my MSc next year)
Total work exp: 5years
Field: Sales and Marketing Consultant (Japanese Automotive Company)

Thank you for sharing your opinion
I am really appreicated
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Duncan

I have no idea what your goals are, but that's an unusual choice. Did you search the board and read comments on Hitotsubashi?

PS A more internationally-portable alternative is Nanyang-Waseda, since Nanyang is consistently ranked 30-something in the FT global ranking: http://www.nbs.ntu.edu.sg/Programmes/Graduate/NanyangMBA/double-masters/Pages/Nanyang-Waseda-Double-MBA.aspx

[Edited by Duncan on Sep 26, 2019]

I have no idea what your goals are, but that's an unusual choice. Did you search the board and read comments on Hitotsubashi?

PS A more internationally-portable alternative is Nanyang-Waseda, since Nanyang is consistently ranked 30-something in the FT global ranking: http://www.nbs.ntu.edu.sg/Programmes/Graduate/NanyangMBA/double-masters/Pages/Nanyang-Waseda-Double-MBA.aspx
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MBANovice

Thank you, Duncan, for your kind opinion

I did read a post about H-ICS, unfortunately, the recent comments are not many. So I would like to hear about the current situation of it.

In general, my goal of MBA is to deepen my understanding of Japanese business practice and my language skill. I would like to stay in Japan for a period (Japanese culture addicted dilemma). I did some minor research and found out that the program H-ICS aligns with my requirements :

1. Taught in English
2. Low tuition fee
3. Diversity (with some Japanese (referred to the post about Hitotsubashi)

I have looked into NBS-WBS program from your recommendation. It looks promising. I will keep it as my alternatives too. Just the high tuition cost and competitiveness of the Singaporean which I concern. Yet, I really appreciate if you elaborate more about your opinion and downside of attending this place Duncan as I am a novice about the MBA world.

Have a nice day

Thank you, Duncan, for your kind opinion

I did read a post about H-ICS, unfortunately, the recent comments are not many. So I would like to hear about the current situation of it.

In general, my goal of MBA is to deepen my understanding of Japanese business practice and my language skill. I would like to stay in Japan for a period (Japanese culture addicted dilemma). I did some minor research and found out that the program H-ICS aligns with my requirements :

1. Taught in English
2. Low tuition fee
3. Diversity (with some Japanese (referred to the post about Hitotsubashi)

I have looked into NBS-WBS program from your recommendation. It looks promising. I will keep it as my alternatives too. Just the high tuition cost and competitiveness of the Singaporean which I concern. Yet, I really appreciate if you elaborate more about your opinion and downside of attending this place Duncan as I am a novice about the MBA world.

Have a nice day
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Duncan

What's your nationality? Maybe a Japanese language course could be better?

What's your nationality? Maybe a Japanese language course could be better?
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MBANovice

My nationality is Thai. I once had considered Japanese language course. However, I think to study business in Japan will grant me with business insight and etiquette of Japan deeper than just a language course (I plan to study language along with my degree since I know language proficiency is A-must for job opportunity there)

Always appreciated your opinion, Duncan

My nationality is Thai. I once had considered Japanese language course. However, I think to study business in Japan will grant me with business insight and etiquette of Japan deeper than just a language course (I plan to study language along with my degree since I know language proficiency is A-must for job opportunity there)

Always appreciated your opinion, Duncan
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Duncan

You won't learn the language deeply while studying in English. A language course will absolutely embed you in the national culture. Many language schools are full of people who are preparing to enter the workforce, and the curriculum reflects that.

You won't learn the language deeply while studying in English. A language course will absolutely embed you in the national culture. Many language schools are full of people who are preparing to enter the workforce, and the curriculum reflects that.
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Razors Edg...

Japanese MBA programs are rather niche. What do you plan to do with the degree?

Japanese MBA programs are rather niche. What do you plan to do with the degree?
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dougnut

Any other good one year MBA options in Japan?

Any other good one year MBA options in Japan?
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Duncan

Good in what sense? I can't think of any MBA in Japan that would be more valuable than a year of learning Japanese if you wanted to work in Japan. Japanese firms value working from the bottom up so the MBA is a rather marginal, niche product.

Good in what sense? I can't think of any MBA in Japan that would be more valuable than a year of learning Japanese if you wanted to work in Japan. Japanese firms value working from the bottom up so the MBA is a rather marginal, niche product.
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If you dont speak Japanese , coming to japan and settle down will be extremely tough.
Unless IT industry ( developer / programmer job) you need japanese must.
Moreover in Japan,having a MBA is actually nothing if its not from M7 or Oxbridge.
So even if you graduated from Hitsotsubashi ,it will be just another degree in Japan market .
So think again before you jump in any conclusion.

( Who am I : Came to Japan in 2007 for my undergrad and from then i am in japan ,worked in Mfg, Consulting and had my own startup. This year applied to 2 schools in UK, 3 2nd tier school in USA and 1 school in Canada, i am done with Japan forever)

If you dont speak Japanese , coming to japan and settle down will be extremely tough.
Unless IT industry ( developer / programmer job) you need japanese must.
Moreover in Japan,having a MBA is actually nothing if its not from M7 or Oxbridge.
So even if you graduated from Hitsotsubashi ,it will be just another degree in Japan market .
So think again before you jump in any conclusion.

( Who am I : Came to Japan in 2007 for my undergrad and from then i am in japan ,worked in Mfg, Consulting and had my own startup. This year applied to 2 schools in UK, 3 2nd tier school in USA and 1 school in Canada, i am done with Japan forever)
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laurie

i am done with Japan forever

That sounds like there must be a frustrating story behind it!

[quote]i am done with Japan forever
[/quote]
That sounds like there must be a frustrating story behind it!
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dougnut

I am already fluent in Japanese, so a year of learning Japanese would be a waste.

I am already fluent in Japanese, so a year of learning Japanese would be a waste.
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Ayon

What I learned from my classmate (Teru) who came from Japan to get his MBA from College of William & Mary, is that Japanese respect and value US education.

Did you ever think of something like a McGill Japan MBA?

What I learned from my classmate (Teru) who came from Japan to get his MBA from College of William & Mary, is that Japanese respect and value US education.

Did you ever think of something like a McGill Japan MBA?
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dougnut

I did not think of it, but I will look more closely. McGill is a Canadian school not a US one - do you know if they are seen similarly in Japan?

I did not think of it, but I will look more closely. McGill is a Canadian school not a US one - do you know if they are seen similarly in Japan?
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Duncan

And isn't Temple also running an MBA there?

And isn't Temple also running an MBA there?
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laurie

[quote[The Fox School Executive MBA program will no longer be offered at TUJ.
However, we are planning to offer a different masters program in business from Fall 2020.

https://www.tuj.ac.jp/mba/index.html

[quote[The Fox School Executive MBA program will no longer be offered at TUJ.
However, we are planning to offer a different masters program in business from Fall 2020.[/quote]

https://www.tuj.ac.jp/mba/index.html
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Ayon

I did not think of it, but I will look more closely. McGill is a Canadian school not a US one - do you know if they are seen similarly in Japan?


Yes. In my opinion they are seen similarly. McGill in particular has a better and stronger reputation outside of Canada. Perhaps try enrolling for a practice class at McGill Japan and speak with the present cohort? Actually you can/should do the same for all your target schools if you can. Nothing like getting a first hand feel of things.

[quote]I did not think of it, but I will look more closely. McGill is a Canadian school not a US one - do you know if they are seen similarly in Japan?[/quote]

Yes. In my opinion they are seen similarly. McGill in particular has a better and stronger reputation outside of Canada. Perhaps try enrolling for a practice class at McGill Japan and speak with the present cohort? Actually you can/should do the same for all your target schools if you can. Nothing like getting a first hand feel of things.
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mba hipste...

Yes, agreed with Ayon's take on this.

You haven't mentioned any goals, career or otherwise, so it is a bit hard to suggest something specific. Why do you want to do an MBA? And why, if you speak Japanese, are you looking at these English-language options only? Having a sense of what you want to do and where you want to go would help.

Yes, agreed with Ayon's take on this.

You haven't mentioned any goals, career or otherwise, so it is a bit hard to suggest something specific. Why do you want to do an MBA? And why, if you speak Japanese, are you looking at these English-language options only? Having a sense of what you want to do and where you want to go would help.
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