Let us consider the advantages of acquiring an MBA in Japan. The structure of the course is an important factor in acquiring an MBA in Japan. The current state of MBAs in Japan is divided into two types: (1) Part-time MBA, where working people aim to strike a balance between their job and the MBA. (2) Full-time MBA, where people concentrate on acquiring MBA degrees after quitting their job. Moreover, there is an Executive MBA program that is for practical and enriched working people and is often offered as a part time course.
MBAs are popular not only in Japan but all over the world. While weekend and night-time part-time courses are predominant in Japan, full-time MBA courses prevail overseas (particularly, U.S.). It is difficult to choose between a better format of MBA to be pursued by working people as it will depend on the work environment and career design, but, at a time when the domestic economy and employment situation can change easily, there is a high risk involved in leaving Japan in order to acquire an MBA degree. So, it can be often seen that people either choose a full-time MBA course or on a part-time basis in Japan.
MBA in Japan or MBA Abroad?
An important factor in deciding whether to pursue MBA in Japan or abroad is the question whether it is possible to completely dedicate time to pursue MBA by keeping one’s job on a hiatus. Let us examine the option of a dispatch by a company in the case of an MBA pursued abroad. For this, it will be necessary to start with preparations for the GMAT in order to obtain scores in English. If it is difficult for the company to dispatch, then it will be a realistic choice to stay away from Japan up to two years after quitting one’s job, and "take up an MBA"! If one does not want to take such a risk where there is no dissatisfaction with the current job, and if the purpose is not to change jobs but to enhance one's capabilities, then it is recommended to pursue an MBA within Japan.
Does an MBA in Japan succeed at world level?
MBAs in Japan develop working people who can respond to the needs of learning from industry. MBAs, which have advanced one step further, hold an advisory board of experts (corporate managers, personnel officials, management teams of overseas business schools), and opportunities are regularly provided to share approaches as an educational institution and challenges posed by Japanese companies. As a further advanced version, it is possible to build an international MBA curriculum by periodically receiving external certifications by a professional group involved in the management of a business school called "international certification". Therefore, it can be said that the success of MBA in Japan, whether at the level of society or at the word level, is an attitude toward self-improvement.
|MBA for Working People||Full-time MBA||Part-time MBA||Part-time EMBA|
|Average Age||20s to 30s||30s to 40s||30s to 50s|
|Eligibility for Application (Work Experience)||No Preference||More than 3 years||More than 10 years|
|Learning Period||1-2 years||1.5-2 years||1.5-2 years|
|Balance with Work||Difficult||Possible||Possible|
|Synergy with Business||Wait until graduation||Possible||Possible|
|Dispatch by Company||Many||Less||Less|
|Understanding about Workplace||Quite Necessary||Little Necessary||Little Necessary|
Study of Working People using MBA in Japan
The advantage of pursuing an MBA in Japan is the aspect of school expenses, as well as compatibility with work. This relates to the assistance system provided in the country. In Japan, the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology and the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare set up tags, and the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare provides education and training benefits of up to 112,000 yen to educational institutions that implement practical educational methods for working people certified by the Ministry of Education (Please check the exact amount and necessary requirement at Hello Work). Currently, many people enrolled in MBAs in Japan have begun to relearn how to use this system, and individuals as well as companies are considering the use of this benefit scheme to conduct management education for core employees. How about challenging yourself by pursuing an MBA in Japan, as the government is now serious about the re-education of working people?