i-BA Program will start a Video Essay Interview with the 2024 entrance exam
Admissions 2023: Kyoto-Cornell Intl Collaborative Degree (Second Round)
Professor Norio Sawabe and Associate Professor Keiji Murakami attended the 2022 EFMD Annual Conference
A new showcase page “Women in Research” has launched to highlight our female researchers’ wide range of expertise and experience
- Admission December 01, 2022 i-BA Program will start a Video Essay Interview with the 2024 entrance exam
- Admission October 28, 2022 Successful Applicants: KC-CDO 2023 intake
- Award October 13, 2022 Adjunct Professor Shigeru Matsumoto received the 16th M&A Forum Award
- Award October 03, 2022 Dr. Hassan Imam, co-researcher with Prof. Tomoki Sekiguchi, received the Emerald Literati Outstanding Reviewer Award
- Information September 22, 2022 The 4th issue of the GSM newsletter
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)
- Kyoto Valley for Manufacturing and Innovation（JOHNAN）
- 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
- Brain Healthcare Business Ecosystem
Collaborative Research Chair
Introduction MBA program
While deciding which university in Japan would be the best to study at, I considered several factors. One of the most important of these was the curriculum, in which I found that Kyoto University was a heavily academic-focused institution, and the wide variety of classes they offered was very appealing to me. As I studied Industrial Engineering in the past, which is quite different from management, I wanted to ensure that through my Master’s degree I would be able to gain insightful knowledge on a whole range of topics, some including: Strategic Management, Marketing, Macroeconomics, etc.
Additionally, the academic staff at KU, their expertise in their individual fields and the importance the University gave to research, free-thinking and self-improvement reaffirmed my decision in joining Kyoto University. It’s diverse student background allows for such a philosophy to flourish and contributed to why I chose GSM.
Before I join GSM, I worked for IBM World Trade Corporation for 11 years. When I decided to shift to academia and earn a degree in business, I had to invest considerable time investigating the MBA programs in Japan. There are interesting programs offered by NUCB Business School, Hitotsubashi SBA, and Doshisha Global MBA. Although I got accepted by Hitotsubashi, and Doshisha University, I proceeded with Kyoto GSM International MBA Program owing to its state of art design. The idea of dividing the MBA program into two separate international programs, BA and PM, starting 2019 is truly efficient. It provides wider opportunities for applicants from different academic backgrounds to choose the program that best serves their future career. The curriculum is concise, neither too long nor too short, rather to the point and rich with the knowledge vital to successfully manage different projects.
Back in 2019, I was searching for master programs, and I received an invitation from the admission office of Cornell University to join their annual dinner reception in NYC. There, I met with student who later became my senpai(“senior”), and was first introduced to the KC-CDO program. During the conversation, I realized that it is a great opportunity to accomplish two master’s degrees from two of the most distinguished academic institutions in the world in a relatively short period of time, thus, I immediately decided to give it a try.
I have worked for an airline company mainly in passenger service and supporting and managing that service at airports. While practicing service on a daily basis, I was concerned about one thing. It was a quote from a book on hospitality that says, "You are laying bricks (experiences) horizontally, not vertically.” After reading this, I began to wonder if I was piling the bricks vertically. I carry a copy of the pages of this book in my notebook. Kyoto University has an MBA in Tourism and Hospitality. I would like to be able to pile bricks up vertically here in my own way. I also attended the school information session and chose GSM because I would like to learn more after listening to the unique and interesting stories of the professors, and also because Kyoto is a world-class tourism city if I would like to study tourism and hospitality.
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.
I received my Ph.D. from the Graduate School of Economics and Certificate from the Cross-Boundary Innovation Program (Ph.D. Program for Leading Graduate Schools) of Osaka University.