Nov 2, 2023, Prof. Jin-ichiro Yamada Delivers Keynote Address at The 19th International Conference
Admissions 2024 intake: Kyoto-Cornell Intl Collaborative Degree (Second Round)
HR manager, Intercontinental Osaka, talked in the GSM International Career Seminar
Management Seminar: The entrepreneurial orientation-performance relationship among new technology-based firms: Evidence from East Asia
Associate Professor Takanori Adachi receives the Award for Book of the Year 2022 of Japan Association for Applied Economics
Graduate School of Management, Kyoto University Granted the International Accreditation EQUIS
Suspension of applications for certain courses and programs in the admissions to be held in AY2024 and onwards.
February 3, 2023 Final Presentation of Workshop (Intl Business Admin Program and Kyoto-Cornell Collaborative Degree Opportunity)
A new showcase page “Women in Research” has launched to highlight our female researchers’ wide range of expertise and experience
- Exchange Nov 24, 2023 Nov 2, 2023, Prof. Jin-ichiro Yamada Delivers Keynote Address at The 19th International Conference
- Admission Nov 15, 2023 Admissions 2024 intake: Kyoto-Cornell Intl Collaborative Degree (Second Round)
- Education Nov 2, 2023 HR manager, Intercontinental Osaka, talked in the GSM International Career Seminar
- Information Sep 22, 2023 【Application period extended】Kyoto University GSM SDGs Leadership Award 2023
- Admission Aug 29, 2023 Admissions 2024: Kyoto-Cornell International Collaborative Degree (Sept 1-29)
Students with Work Experience
Center for Research in Business Administration
- Mizuho Securities Endowment (Corporate Finance & Capital Markets)
- City and Town Management by Public-Private Partnerships
- Integrated Port Logistics Chair
- Road Asset Management Policy Chair
- Management Accounting Endowment Research Center (Japan Institute of Management Accounting Professionals)
- Philosophical Entrepreneurship Studies
- Global Social Entrepreneurship
- Sysmex Endowed Chair
- International Mega Infrastructure Management Policy Chair
- Integrated Hospitality (Green House) Exective education
- Plutus Cosulting
- Private Equity (Polaris Capital Group) Endowment
- Art, Communication Design and Organizational Management
- SHIFT Endowed Chair
- Green Entrepreneurship Studies
Collaborative Research Chair
Introduction MBA program
Since 2016, I have been working as a halal industry professional in Indonesia, conducting audits, training and consultation for companies locally and overseas. In 2019, a significant change in Indonesia's halal industry landscape happened with the establishment of the Halal Law. The challenge imposed by the Halal Law is a complex mega-project, collaborated with multiple stakeholders, with a broad impact on the Indonesian economy and trade.
Kyoto University is among the best university in Asia, offering an international program with a comprehensive multidisciplinary course on project management under its International Project Management (i-PM) program in The Graduate School of Management. This program is suitable as it covers the courses I need to enrich myself with the essential competency in project management.
I am a mechanical engineer and prior to GSM, I worked in various manufacturing companies for around 10 years. My experience in working led me to have a certain perspective on how a company's internal dynamics work. However, I was aware of my lack of understanding of how organizations and industries behave on a bigger scale. I also had interests in other areas such as marketing and hospitality. GSM’s i-BA program seemed to be the best choice for me as it involves classes in all these areas.
Additionally, I knew that Kyoto University is one of the most prestigious universities in Japan and the rest of the world. An English-medium international MBA program at this university was too good of an opportunity to miss. The extracurricular activities at Kyoto University, such as being able to take Japanese language classes and join various events and student organizations, were also a factor in my decision.
I chose Kyoto University's Tourism MBA without hesitation. Although it was a decision based on intuition, upon reflection, the reasons were as follows:
1: Location in Kyoto, a tourist city: I can commute from home (Osaka) and I expect synergies with my work in the tourism industry in Kyoto.
2: Tourism MBA: Since I run my own inbound tourism business, the fact that there is a tourism MBA that is highly recognized by the Japan Tourism Agency was particularly attractive.
3: Kyoto University brand: I had a sense that there would be many interesting classes, teachers, and students. I also had a kind of admiration for Kyoto University.
The direct trigger for knocking on the door of the Tourism MBA was the COVID-19 pandemic. I started my business in 2018 but had hit a wall in my management due to trial and error, and I was thinking of learning management systematically. When the pandemic hit, I had more time on my hands, which was also a blessing in disguise.
My position changed from middle manager to director, and then I wanted to learn business management systematically, so I considered getting into a business school. Around that time, I got information about GSM from my supervisor of Graduate School of Informatics at the Kyoto University, where I used to belong. I chose GSM because I found that I could learn practical things that connect theory and practice, and that it had a diverse group of people.
My research journey started in 2015 when I pursued my Honours Degree at Monash University. I was particularly interested in reproductive tourism, where individuals or couples travel to another country for fertility care, and I sought to understand the institutional circumstances that precipitate such travel.
I received my master’s degree in Agricultural Science from the Graduate School of Agriculture, Kyoto University.
My research efforts to date have given me with opportunities to create ideas that explain what we see in the service sector.