“Social Venture” Online MBA Trial Class

Monday, December 06, 2021
19:30 - 21:30 (Japan Standard Time)
with Suzuka Kobayakawa Register Now Details

Explore the GLOBIS MBA through a Trial Class, learn practical business skills, and take the first step towards a life-changing experience.

The concept of social entrepreneurship has attracted lots of attention in recent years. 21st-century crises ranging from the global financial crisis and environmental challenges, to COVID-19 are changing the way enterprises and individuals are approaching social issues.

Can business solve social issues? Can social impact and financial returns be compatible?

At this “Social Venture” Trial Class, you will:

  • Learn how to define a social problem, and understand contextual realities
  • Perform cause-analysis to prioritize which social issues to tackle
  • Discuss real examples of how social entrepreneurs transformed social issues into business opportunities
  • Experience GLOBIS's unique case-centered and interactive learning environment
  • Speak directly with our Admissions Advisors to learn about our programs in more details
  • Have the opportunity to receive a free ebook "KOKOROZASHI: The Pursuit of Meaning in Business."

This class introduces frameworks and knowledge from the GLOBIS MBA course "Social Venture Management", one of the specialized courses of the GLOBIS MBA curriculum.

Notes about this interactive online event

This event will be held live online. Upon registration, a link will be sent to your email address with a URL and details on how to join. Some tips for the event!

  • Join on time as the event will be live (we recommend signing in at least 5 minutes early)
  • Please try to have earphones, microphone and/or a webcam ready for a more interactive experience
  • Have a good time and don’t be shy to participate in the discussions

We look forward to meeting you online.

If you are a GLOBIS student, please register from the Virtual Campus


  • Date
    Monday, December 6, 2021
  • Time
  • Where
  • Registration Fee
    Free of charge
  • Language


  • 19:30
    Welcome & MBA Program Info
  • 19:45
    Trial Class
  • 21:05


Suzuka Kobayakawa
MA in Sustainable Development, SIT Graduate Institute
BA in International Development, University of Tsukuba
Ms. Suzuka Kobayakawa started her career in Japan designing human resources training and recruitment plans for more than 900 client companies at Recruit Co., Ltd. After that, with the hope of utilizing her business and training expertise for the marginalized outside of Japan, she relocated to the US, Nepal, and Nigeria for six years. In the US and Nepal, she worked as Program Coordinator for peace-building training programs. As Reporting Officer of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Nepal, she supported ex-child combatants upon their return to civilian life by starting a business, and reporting their progress in regards to their rehabilitation. In Nigeria, she worked for a rapidly growing start-up company as Project Manager for their mobile savings/payment business that aimed to enhance financial inclusion for low-income communities. Read more
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