GLOBIS MBA TOP Joanna Muraishi
What attracted you to GLOBIS?
I must say that the GLOBIS brochure makes quite an impression, mainly through the powerful message of Hori-san who put his whole heart into making GLOBIS work. I respect such individuals and aspire to be like them. Therefore, I was convinced that trying a class or two at GLOBIS was the way to go - especially as the Pre-MBA program was flexible enough to let us control the number of classes we want to try and the time we want to spend on studying at GLOBIS. I felt I had nothing to lose! And after one visit to GLOBIS, I was sure this was the business school I wanted to do my MBA at. It was like some sort of destiny for me.
How are you developing your personal mission at GLOBIS?
My mission is to add value to society by educating people and making their lives more fulfilling.
I believe that GLOBIS can help me achieve my mission as it is a business school that is very much dedicated to developing future leaders who change and innovate societies. This is very much in line with what I want to achieve, yet I hope to focus on middle management and staff too.
I think not everyone is a born leader and not everyone wants to become one. But everyone wants to have a fulfilling life. I hope I can educate people and lead them to that goal.
How have you found the program so far?
So far, everything has been wonderful. In some cases, exhausting and demanding in terms of self-discipline and self-motivation, but I have never been disappointed in GLOBIS classes, professors or students!
What is your favorite class so far?
My favorite class so far has been the Corporate Mentorship Program course. It was a wonderful opportunity to apply what I have learned so far and to go out there into the real world and do research. I could interview different professionals and learn a lot about real business trends, specifics regarding the industry and market I was researching and think of possible growth strategies. It was a fascinating class.
What are GLOBIS lecturers like?
The lecturers here are all nice but strict. They don't let us get lazy. They praise us when we do a good job. I think this helps in maintaining proper discipline and self-motivation. All the lecturers are business professionals with solid experience so they let us know what the real scenarios are like. Therefore lessons are not just a bunch of theory but interesting, fun and exciting discussions!
What kind of classmates do you have?
My classmates are all very intelligent and extremely motivated. They think about others and they can apply various ways of analysis in order to arrive at the right solution. They know what it means to think out-of-the-box. This allows for more interesting discussions and very productive study sessions. I admire them all and I believe they will be extremely successful in life.
Would you recommend GLOBIS?
I definitely recommend GLOBIS! I feel there is no better place to learn and develop as an MBA student than GLOBIS. It is not only Hori-san whose powerful energy we can feel every single time we enter the building but also the wonderful students, lecturers and professors, and staff that make GLOBIS the place to learn about business administration.
To my mind, GLOBIS gives you much more than just an MBA. It gives you a solid set of values, a wonderful network of friends and business contacts as well as unforgettable memories you will keep for the rest of your life. That, in a nutshell, makes a great investment in your future, don't you think?