Entrepreneurial Leadership

For part-time students, we strongly recommend taking this course in the second year of studies, in order to gain a deeper understanding of its contents.

 

Course Objectives

This course uses case studies of an entrepreneur, a businessperson, a politician, and an adventurer to achieve its primary objective of having students develop a “feel” for how s/he should think and act when s/he begins to pursue a path of creation and innovation. Students will think deeply about their personal qualities, ambitions, philosophy, vision, and mission as business people and aim to ultimately identify their own missions.

 

Course Details

Programs: Full-time MBA, Part-time MBA
Discipline: Management Philosophy
Course Level: Applied Course
Required/Elective Course: Required Course
Number of Credits: 1.5
Report: Day 6*
Hours Per Class: 3 hours
Class Capacity: 35 (Part-time MBA)

*To complete this course, participants are required to give a presentation entitled “My Personal Mission Statement” on Day 6.

 

Recommended Preliminary Courses

-Critical Thinking
-Leadership Development, Ethics and Values

 

Theme/Reading Materials

Day 1
Session A
THEME Leadership from Good to Great
CASE ・Collins, J., 2001. Good to Great: Why some companies make the leap… and others don’t. Harper Business.
Session B
THEME Leadership in Crisis
CASE ・Leadership in Crisis: Ernest Shackleton and the Epic Voyage of the Endurance
 
Day 2
Session A
THEME Leadership in a State of National Change
CASE ・ Mandela's Way: Lessons on Life
Session B
THEME Leadership in a State of National Change (Continued)
CASE ・ Invictus [DVD]
 
Day 3
Session A
THEME The Entrepreneur’s Vision and Management Philosophy
CASE ・ Matsushita Leadership
Session B
THEME The Entrepreneur’s Vision and Management Philosophy (Continued)
CASE ・ Matsushita Leadership
 
Day 4
Session A
THEME The Japanese Spirit
CASE ・ Representative Men of Japan
Session B
THEME The Japanese Spirit (Continued)
CASE ・ Bushido
 
Day 5
Session A
THEME Leadership toward Creation and Innovation
CASE ・Video of Yoshito Hori's speech
・My Personal Mission Statement
Session B
THEME Leadership toward Creation and Innovation (Continued)
CASE ・Sadako Ogata: Leadership Facing Global Challenges ―Spirit of Realism and Compassion―

 
Day 6
Session A
THEME Presentation Session - "My Personal Mission Statement"
CASE  
Session B
THEME Presentation Session - "My Personal Mission Statement"
CASE

 

Textbooks/DVD (Please purchase the following textbooks and DVD before the course starts.)

Representative Men of Japan (bilingual version)
Kanzo Uchimura (Kodansha International)

Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap...And Others Don't
Jim Collins (HarperBusiness)

Mandela's Way: Lessons on Life
Stengel, R., 2010 (Virgin Books)

Bushido
Nitobe I., 1998 (Kodansha International Ltd)

Matsushita Leadership
Kotter J., 1997 (Free Press)

Invictus (DVD)
Warner Bros. 2010 (Warner home video)

Faculty

Satoshi Hirose
Innovation, Management Philosophy
"Sound management would create competitive organization, while loose management would guide company to difficulties in long-run, and make stakeholders, including employees and their families, facing unexpected tough environment. Finance is an excellent tool to examine current situation with fact and logic, and also to evaluate impact and feasibility of strategic options. Everybody need NOT to become financial specialist, at all. However understanding how to use finance would be indispensible to become good management officer. My class is designed to create good management officer, instead of financial specialist."
Yoshito Hori
Management Philosophy
Mr. Hori founded the Young Entrepreneurs' Organization (YEO) Japan Chapter and became the first board member in charge of the YEO Asia Pacific region. He also served as the first Japanese representative on the World Economic Forum's New Asian Leaders Executive Committee and is a member of the Harvard Business School Alumni Board. Currently, he is serving as a member of the board of the Keizai Doyukai (Japan Association of Corporate Executives) and the Japan Private Equity Association.
Tomoya Nakamura
Global/Asia/Japan, Management Philosophy, Marketing and Strategy, Specialization
"Welcome to GLOBIS! I am not sure which class you will be studying with me, but I hope to make your learning as stimulating as possible. There are many unique things in Japan and Asia. I hope to introduce them to you and to connect them with management knowledge. Let's explore the dynamism and influence that management can have to our society. I believe that you will be thrilled to see your vision expand."

Faculty

Satoshi Hirose
Satoshi Hirose
Innovation, Management Philosophy
"Sound management would create competitive organization, while loose management would guide company to difficulties in long-run, and make stakeholders, including employees and their families, facing unexpected tough environment. Finance is an excellent tool to examine current situation with fact and logic, and also to evaluate impact and feasibility of strategic options. Everybody need NOT to become financial specialist, at all. However understanding how to use finance would be indispensible to become good management officer. My class is designed to create good management officer, instead of financial specialist."
Yoshito Hori
Yoshito Hori
Management Philosophy
Mr. Hori founded the Young Entrepreneurs' Organization (YEO) Japan Chapter and became the first board member in charge of the YEO Asia Pacific region. He also served as the first Japanese representative on the World Economic Forum's New Asian Leaders Executive Committee and is a member of the Harvard Business School Alumni Board. Currently, he is serving as a member of the board of the Keizai Doyukai (Japan Association of Corporate Executives) and the Japan Private Equity Association.
Tomoya Nakamura
Tomoya Nakamura
Global/Asia/Japan, Management Philosophy, Marketing and Strategy, Specialization
"Welcome to GLOBIS! I am not sure which class you will be studying with me, but I hope to make your learning as stimulating as possible. There are many unique things in Japan and Asia. I hope to introduce them to you and to connect them with management knowledge. Let's explore the dynamism and influence that management can have to our society. I believe that you will be thrilled to see your vision expand."