Public Relations Office March 18, 2013
It is not just about MBA!
Many friends asked me why I chose to do my MBA degree here, in Japan, in Kwansei Gakuin. My antecedent answer was simple; the school reputation and varied culture environment. After finishing graduate school in US and several years working, I considered acquiring an MBA degree for my career promotion. However, after the first year here, I realized it was not just about these.
Yes, International Management Course (IMC) in Kwansei Gakuin University has established its high reputation in MBA education and also created a multicultural environment from varied nations’ students around the world. In IMC, we have a just suitable size of program and students from US, Europe, Africa, Mid-East Asia, and South-East Asia. Here, we do not have a language barrier, we speak the same language to share our culture, values, and experience. We make friends and we are just like a family!
Besides student’s life, the course design in IMC creates different values than other school. First, the wide range of course design includes three different fields of study in management, finance, and marketing which cover all business senses and I could pick up and mix varied knowledge and skills to suit my future career development. Besides, the course design balances the academic and practical. IMC has numerous professors who were professional experts working in different real industries and business. By teaching from practical points of view, the theories and knowledge could be easier to understand and correspond to real business situations. Last, IMC is more like a global style MBA in a sense. However, with its special courses offered like Business Ethics, Cross-Culture Management, and Japanese Business Management, it is unique from other MBA in the world and IMC also provide Japanese lectures for international students who are interested in learning Japanese language. Here, students acquire additional values rather than just an MBA.
Now, IMC is over, my preliminary expectation that just a MBA degree for my career path was necessary has changed; it was a training and education for the future success of my life. Additionally, I have made friends from different countries and learned from them. I am very pleased I made the right decision not just for these two years but for enriching my entire life and approaching my goal.
< Taiwan Graduated in September 2010 >