The typical idea of an ‘MBA Education’ refers to the idea of learning and discussing ‘management skills’ through the case study method and practical application of standard business administration frameworks. This ‘left-side of the brain’ thinking involves developing structured organizational skills. On the other hand, fields like entrepreneurship, leadership, and marketing are based in the ‘right-side of the brain.’ Recent academic literature and practical effort has been increasingly given to utilizing the ‘innovative thinking’ that occurs on this half of the brain. Discovering the seeds of new business design, as well as sustainable growth, requires matching business innovation with creativity.
We have a wide variety of experiences in each lecture which provides new awareness so our livelihood is enriched on weekdays too.
Our MBA provides you with the skills to assess business situations and discover opportunities. It adds depth to your ability to analyze with creativity and a mutli-dimensional perspective. A key aspect of the BIP is the 'Innovation Project' which encompasses and employs all the methodology you learn in your first year of weekend courses.
Utilizing the weekend course structure at the NUCB Business School, all lectures are held on Saturdays and Sundays and each class is completed in four days over two weekends. This format allows you to make the most of your time; quickly implement the new skills that you acquire into your professional work, share your experience and results with your classmates and professors and finally sharpen those skills in the following weekend through the integration of academic learning with real-world business applications. This virtuous cycle is a unique strength of the part-time 'Weekend MBA'.
The Innovation Project is a seminar aimed at giving students a chance to analyze their study results and report on what they have learned through practice. It is the essence of combining academics with business world practicality. Over the course of the year, you will constantly have the chance to deploy the training in innovation you receive at NUCB Business School and reflect on those results back in the classroom. As part of the project, a real commercial theme is given as learning material, and you will practice applying innovation practices to products, services, marketing and the organization management in teams with your peers. The specific commercialization theme can be provided by industry (a collaborating company) or chosen by the students themselves.
I realized that one casual word has potential to evolve into an idea that has never been thought of before and make new connections.
The three-step case and field methodology used at NUCB Business School works in tandem with the progressive curriculum of the MBA. As a student of the MBA program, you will improve your overall management skills with a bird's eye perspective of various business situations while simultaneously focusing in on eight essential fields of commerce and company organization. The unique curriculum yields innovative solutions that assist you in becoming a highly innovative entrepreneur. Through the rigorous study of numerous cutting-edge business cases, you will achieve the diverse skills and thought processes necessary to manage changing business environments effectively.
You can also create a network of connections that you would not be able to build anywhere else.
There are more than 10,000 management education programs in the world. International associations, such as AACSB International and AMBA, accredit business schools which meet their strict standards for the quality of education. In the international business community, only programs with international accreditation are considered “real MBA programs". The accreditation of our Global MBA ensures that the degree you earn at NUCB Business School is of the highest quality and consistently meets or exceeds the requirements of these prestigious associations. Regardless of where your career path takes you in the world, an MBA from an accredited university like NUCB Business School will be recognized and well-respected by employers and institutions worldwide.
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Our School has established student exchange partnerships with more than 123 leading business schools, from 54 countries across 5 continents. In our exchange program, students are able to study abroad while tuition fees at partner schools are waived. There are also scholarship programs for study abroad students who demonstrate the highest levels of excellence.
After completing one year of study at NUCB Business School and one year of study abroad, students in our Double Degree Program obtain two Masters degrees - one at our school and one at a partner school. This unique program provides an advanced experience of international education, and a unique qualification with which to further your career in the global business community.
Realistically, it is quite impossible for full-time employees to complete a traditional study abroad program. So, in 2005 we established the “Support for Off-campus Program” system in cooperation with Harvard Business School, MIT Sloan and IMD Business School. Program duration varies from 3 to 7 days which allows students to take enriching learning experiences with sacrificing work commitments. Participants enjoy established scholarship benefits and recognition of the training as course units at our school.
I came to NUCB Business School and my daily lifestyle has changed. I started to think more carefully each and every day by putting myself in an diversified environment.
The NUCB Business School has received certification from the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science, and Technology (MEXT) as a ‘Brush Up program for Professionals’. This certification is recognition from the Japanese government that our school is well-qualified to improve the knowledge, abilities, and practical skills of working people in Japan. In addition to the accreditation by international organizations such as the AACSB and AMBA, this domestic recognition provides further confidence to students in their employability and practical Japanese management skills. We believe that our instructors must have practiced what they teach - nothing beats real-world experience.
The learning style of our MBA drawing on the experiences of students with diverse backgrounds and perspectives. The faculty of the MBA are experts in promoting a classroom experience that unites these differences to make a stronger, collective mindset on the process of innovation. Through the brainstorm sessions and discussions, students stimulate both sides of their brain in a continuous cycle of idea creation. The result is a powerful combination of intellectual exploration and extraordinary discovery in business innovation.
When you hear the word "innovation" some people may imagine something very technical, such as the invention of a scientific researcher. How should we look at business innovation?
Innovation starts by being "aware" of different ways of looking, or combining things in a different way. Take for example, a student venture company that looked at cost as a source of profit and changed the "reverse side of printing paper" to "a space for advertisement." Another example is a young business man who succeeded in running a job recruitment website by introducing an "award" system for those who succeed to get jobs. Companies create business; not from analyzing the customer survey, but from observing customer behavior and their mindset. Innovation is not complicated, but is rather simple.
I see the point that innovation can happen anywhere around us. In the conventional MBA system, observation was not viewed as important as analysis. Is it possible for us to develop such an intuition through training in order to discover new angles of looking at things?
Yes, it is. For example, in order to efficiently discover business hints when observing a certain subject, there are specific approaches and methods that one should follow. It is also necessary to be trained to materialise new ideas, such as making a prototype. Intuition for innovation or new business happens momentarily and emerges suddenly, without any sign in advance. In order to keep our intuition active, it is important to continuously challenge ideas and materialise new ones.
While sitting in the middle of a lecture one day, I realized that I was surrounded by excellent business people. My desire to step-up resulted in my career change.
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