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Servant Leadership

There's more to leadership than driving a team to profit. In fact, there's a word for looking beyond self-interest to prioritize individual growth: servant leadership. Try this course for a quick breakdown of what that is, how it works, and how it can lead to organizational success.

Organizational Behavior and Leadership

Ever wonder what makes a great leader? Whether your role requires leadership or not, understanding organizational behavior is useful for your career. This course from GLOBIS Unlimited can set you on your way.

Leadership vs. Management

Leadership and management are different skills, but today’s leaders must have both. Try out this course from GLOBIS Unlimited to understand the difference, as well as when and why each skill is necessary for motivation, communication, and value.

Strategy: Creating Value Inside Your Company

Have you ever wondered why certain companies are more successful than others? The answer is strategy: internal processes that control costs, allocate resources, and create value. This course from GLOBIS Unlimited can give you the tools you need for that strategic edge.

Strategy: Understanding the External Environment

To plan strategy on any level, you need to understand your company's external environment. In fact, your level of understanding can impact hiring, budgeting, marketing, or nearly any other part of the business world. Want to learn how to do all that? This course from GLOBIS Unlimited is the perfect first step!

Using Japanese Values to Thrive in Global Business

Japanese companies have unique cultural, communication, and operational challenges. But they also have values that have led to remarkable longevity. Check out this seminar to hear how these values help earn trust from overseas head offices and develop employees.

Turnaround Leadership: The Differences Between Japan and the West

What's the best way for leaders to communicate a shift in corporate strategy? How do you even know when it's time for such a change? This course explains how Japan might have one answer, Western companies another.

Conflict Management

Conflicts in the workplace are inevitable. But they can lead to positive outcomes if they’re managed well. Check out this online course for a two-step process that can help you manage conflict successfully.

Evernote Founder: How Tech Startups Can Break through in Japan

Can startup models from Hollywood and Silicon Valley succeed anywhere? Phil Libin, cofounder and CEO of startup incubator All Turtles, explains how AI can solve everyday problems to bring products to market.

Women Empowerment: Lessons from Cartier

How can women overcome gender inequality and reach their leadership goals? Cartier Japan CEO June Miyachi shares her secret in this special course from GLOBIS Unlimited.

Marketing: Reaching Your Target

Every company works hard to get its products into the hands of customers. Are you doing everything you can to compete? In this course, you’ll find a winning formula to turn a product idea into real sales. Follow along through the fundamentals of the marketing mix and see how companies successfully bring products to market.

Marketing Mix

Seeing good products into the hands of customers is no easy task. The marketing mix can help. It's a collection of strategies and tactics companies utilize to get customers to purchase their products or services, and is an essential part of the overall marketing process.

The Principles of Negotiation

With the proper skills and attitude, anyone can become a successful negotiator.  But first, you'll need to learn the basics to prepare for, assess, and respond to offers for the best results. GLOBIS Unlimited can help.

Negotiation: Creating Value

Want to create more shared value between yourself and your negotiation opponent? Discover how cognitive bias affects the judgment of others. Try this course from GLOBIS Unlimited to master the value of negotiation.

Finding Your Life Purpose with Ikigai

Ikigai can guide you in your quest for self-discovery. Listen to Japanese brain scientist Ken Mogi explain why and how.

Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs

Want to leverage Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs as a leader? Try this short course to see how the theory can be applied in practical work scenarios.

Confirmation Bias

We all subconsciously collect information that reinforces our preconceptions. It's natural . . . but it does lead to a kind of flawed decision-making called confirmation bias. To become more objective and impartial, check out this course from GLOBIS Unlimited!

An Investor's Lesson to Entrepreneurs

Entrepreneurs have the power to transform societies for the better. But how do you attract investors to start or grow a business? Or to sell one? Check out this seminar for the answers to these and more, straight from a master venture capitalist!

Managerial Accounting

Managerial accounting is a powerful way to measure progress, identify problems, and meet your goals. Check out this course to learn how data-backed decisions can help you run your business.

Finance Basics: 1

For a healthy mix of quantitative planning, evaluation, and management, you need solid decision-making. And finance is the secret sauce! Get the essentials of finance in this two-part course from GLOBIS Unlimited.

Basic Accounting: Financial Analysis

Want to compare your performance vs. a competitor? Or evaluate a potential vendor? Then you'll need to conduct a financial analysis. This course will teach you how to use three financial statements and evaluate financial performance in terms of profitability, efficiency, soundness, growth, and overall strength.

Career Anchors

What drives you to be good at your job?

Career anchors are based on your values, desires, motivations, and abilities. They are the immovable parts of your professional self-image that guide you throughout your career journey.

Try this short GLOBIS Unlimited course to identify which of the eight career anchors is yours!

Digital Marketing Psychology to Transform Your Business

How does digital marketing really differ from traditional marketing? How is social media changing things really? And what's going on in Asia?

Pyramid Structure

Having the pyramid structure in your communication toolkit can not only help you approach a problem, but convince others that your solution is valid. Break away from linear thinking and test your logical thinking with this course from GLOBIS Unlimited!

Leadership with Passion through Kokorozashi

The key ingredient to success? Passion.

Finding your kokorozashi will unify your passions and skills to create positive change in society. This GLOBIS Unlimited course will help you develop the values and lifelong goals you need to become a strong, passion-driven leader.

AI First Companies – Implementation and Impact

AI is changing the way companies operate. How do you structure teams to increase efficiency?

Technovate in the Era of Industry 4.0

Is Industry 4.0 is the next step of human evolution human civilization? Dr. Jorge Calvo seems to think so. Join him to learn how the past can help you set goals for an exciting future of digital innovation.

Technovate Thinking

Business leaders of tomorrow need to harness the power of technology and innovation. That means understanding algorithms and how they drive business results. Discover opportunities to make technology work for your competitive edge.

Product Life Cycle

Every product takes a natural course through the market—there's a how, when, and why customers adopt products at different stages. Check out this course from GLOBIS Unlimited to find out how a product you use every day is part of this cycle.

Logic Tree

Logical thinking is the most valuable asset any business professional can have. That's why logic trees are such a valuable tool—they can help you identify a problem, break it down, and build it back up to a solution.

MECE Principle

Using the MECE principle can help ensure you categorize without gaps or overlaps. Check out this course from GLOBIS Unlimited for a practical demonstration of how it works!

As the seasons change and time marches on, we all think from time to time that we want to improve ourselves: study something new, acquire a new skill, try a new activity. If you’ve been bitten by the entrepreneurial bug, you might be thinking about business courses, or even an MBA.

You might also wonder, “What’s it like to study for your MBA? Do I have what it takes?”

Here’s a little secret: there’s always more to learn, no matter who you are.

In fact, we asked GLOBIS MBA faculty what they wish all their students knew before taking their course. Here’s what they had to say…

Essentials of Marketing & Strategy

There are many famous theories and frameworks in strategy and marketing. Some students already know these before taking the class, but real question isn’t “Do you know them?” but “Can you apply them?” Students need to understand how to use them in real cases to make decisions. This is more important than how many frameworks you know.

There are two steps before the be-able-to apply stage:

1) Know the concept

2) Understand the concept

Only after those can you reach 3) Apply the concept.

The shortcut to reach 3) is practice. That’s why we spend more time on 1) and 2) at GLOBIS. Try to apply at least one theory to one case every day. If you continue to do this, you will have 365 trial-and-error cases, which is going to be your management foundation.

Tomoko Katsurayama

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Strategy

What do I wish every student knew? Definitely critical thinking.

Critical thinking helps you express your thoughts and contribute meaningfully in class discussion. It also helps you construct your thoughts systematically so that readers can understand both the big picture and the details of strategic actions.

Systematic thinking is absolutely necessary for a business leader to lead his group. Unless you show your goals and how to get there in a easy-to-understand way, your people will get lost. So I’d definitely encourage every student to learn the basics of critical thinking.

Arata Ikeda

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Venture Business Planning

Being a good entrepreneur is often misunderstood as having the extraordinary courage to take great risks. But in reality, discipline is more important. Entrepreneurship is manageable, and most entrepreneurs are actually risk averse. They are experts in reducing investor risk.

To this end, one important concept all entrepreneurs need to understand is unit economics. Entrepreneurs need to show investors that the revenues and costs of even the smallest units can represent their business model. Investors risk their money only when they see the unit economics as healthy and scalable. Managing unit economics requires discipline, not courage.

Entrepreneurs need to be credible from an investor’s point of view, rather than just brave.

Masayuki Ikegami

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Corporate Philosophy and Social Values

I wish every student had a good understanding of what their company brings to society beyond economic profits that come from their products or their services.

In business, we typically think of major operational functions such as R&D, procurement, manufacturing, and sales. However, if we can expand our thinking into the entire supply chain and the community, there are many ways companies can contribute.

For example, if the local government were having operational issues with the COVID-19 vaccination, a manufacturing company with operational excellence could support the planning and execution. If there were a shortage of doctors, pharmaceutical companies might send their doctors to supplement this shortage. These would be companies thinking of their local communities, using resources to fill in missing pieces in the local value chain. Not only would these companies help speed up economic recovery locally, but they’d also acquire trust and goodwill from customers in the region.

Businesspeople, whether they’re seeking an MBA or not, should all be thinking about these extended value chains.

Tomoya Nakamura

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