English Management Training (EMT)

Course Objectives

Increasingly there is a demand for international capabilities in business and yet the time required to obtain these skills is limited for those who are under the constant demands of their current jobs. Non-native speakers of English feel this conflict more acutely than others.

EMT is designed for those people, who have TOEIC of about 700 -- they have good business experience and understand English reasonably well, but are challenged to participant in meetings, present persuasively, and are unfamiliar with to the debate-oriented and logic-focused practices of international organizations. Designed in three 6-hour sessions, EMT focuses on ramping up a non-native speaker’s ability to communicate confidently and with persuasive force in a business setting.

EMT is an introductory business course in English, not a business English course. The initial content consists of understanding the cultural differences that inhibit communication, and how to build basic, structured arguments. Methodologies are then introduced for developing more complex arguments, and how to employ segmentation to understand issues and data in a systematic way. The course concludes with a complete business case involving group work, and the development of formal presentations advocating a solution.

Upon completion of the course, participants should have a stronger understanding the skills they possess, how to alleviate their weaknesses and how to further build upon their strengths. Participants will also have an understanding of the basics of problem solving and communication methods that will they will be able to apply in their daily work immediately.

Course Details

Programs: Part-time MBA, Pre-MBA
Discipline: Critical and Analytical Skills
Course Level: Fundamental Course
Special Features: None
Required/Elective Course: Elective Course
Number of Credits: 1.0
Presentation: Day 4
Hours Per Class: 3 hours
Class Capacity: 25

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

Theme/Reading Materials

Day 1
THEME Structured Communication
CASE -Cocktail party
-Experience in a business setting
-Tourist agency
Day 2
THEME Applying structure
CASE -New recruits
-New flights
-Smart decision
Day 3
THEME Segmentation, Problem solving
CASE -Dealership X
-TV Station 
-Convenience store
Day 4
THEME Problem solving and communication
CASE -Presentation to the CEO of Company A
-Problem solving for Company A


If you wish to start from Pre-MBA

Tuition Fee: 84,000 yen
Please find more about the Pre-MBA Program.


Gil Chavez
Gil Chavez
Critical and Analytical Skills, Management Philosophy, Marketing and Strategy
The ability to assess a given situation, to quickly sift through data to indentify key factors, is essential in any profession. In business, it is the foundation of management and leadership.
Brian Cathcart
Brian Cathcart
Critical and Analytical Skills
"Critical Thinking is an essential life skill that can improve not only how you conduct your business but also how you communicate with people and how you direct your life. In this course, we will work together to develop tools to improve your own critical thinking so that you can be more persuasive, work more efficiently, and be more effective throughout your entire MBA experience. I look forward to seeing you in class!"