Corporate Mentorship Program — ALBION Co., Ltd.

Course Objectives

GLOBIS University is pleased to announce its new course offering of the Corporate Mentorship Program with ALBION Co., Ltd. ("ALBION"), Japan's leading premium cosmetic company.

This course aims to offer students a chance to demonstrate their skills in ideating new products and services that take advantage of ALBION's cutting-edge researches and biotechnologies in the extraction and applications of unique plant properties.

ALBION has two research centers in Japan. One in Shirakami, Akita, a World Heritage site in the North part of Japan, aspires to discover much broader applications of their findings beyond skincare. The possible applications include but are not limited to medicine, food, gardening, and culinary experience targeting global consumers. As its first step, the research center recently opened a brand-new winery by its vineyards to pursue various usages of grapes for skincare, wines, and tourist attraction. It also acquired a vast medical plant garden in Yachiyo, Chiba, to further its research on Japanese traditional medical plants. The other laboratory locates close to the company's headquarter in Tokyo and focuses on product development.

The company's strong interest in traditional medical plants realized the Institute of Traditional Plants in Sri Lanka in 2014. The institute builds on Ayurveda's long history, the local traditional herbal medicines, and supports the local industries with its findings.

The course welcomes those who wish to experience a product concept development process and deepen the understanding of biotech and ecological business. GLOBIS University trusts those participating students to make the best use of their global mindset and team approaches for making this project a success.

Course Details

Programs: Full-time MBA, Part-time MBA
Discipline: Special Courses
Course Level: Specialized Courses
Required/Elective Course: Elective Course
Number of Credits: 1.0
Report: Day 4
Hours Per Class: 3 hours
Class Capacity: 30 (Part-time MBA)

*Due to the characteristics of the course, application of the substitute class and leave of absence system is not available.


Recommended Preliminary Courses

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Theme/Reading Materials


Megumi Taoka
Megumi Taoka
Accounting and Finance, Organizational Behavior and HRM, Specialization
"Mastering accounting as a common language of business has never been so relevant and exciting for us all. Accounting can serve as the global language, allowing us to travel anywhere and reach whomever we make business with. On the other hand, emotional intelligence, as the basis for effective organizational behavior, allows us to connect and collaborate on a deeper level. Interestingly, if you understand that accounting is merely a tool to translate basic human behaviors into numbers, you will see how nicely financial literacy and emotional intelligence complement each other in actual management practice. I get great joy out of conducting training in these two different but equally important MBA skills. Be prepared to be good at both, as that’s what it takes to be a leader."