Yu Kan

Yu Kan

Home country:
Japan
Industry Background:
IT, Retail, Project Management

What's your work professional background?

I have spent a large part of my professional career in the IT Industry, having extensive experience in a variety of different roles, projects, and locations.  I am currently working at one of the largest retail companies in Japan, where I am tasked with transforming the store-based retail industry to create an entirely new digital-based retail industry by leveraging digital technologies. To achieve this objective, I am managing digital transformation projects at more than 8,000 stores in 30 countries scattered across America, Europe, and Asia.

What do you like best about studying at GLOBIS?

In order to truly achieve digital transformations, strong synergies between business strategies and technological strategies are required. I like that GLOBIS provides a perfect platform to learn about creating synergies between business and technology through their Techonovate courses. These courses allow students to understand how the technology works and how that technology can be utilized to meet critical business objectives.

What is it like studying online

The online platform provided by GLOBIS can be summed up in three words: “Flexible,” “collaborative,” and ”interactive.” The freedom on how we can take courses, is an essential requirement for busy individuals. You can pretty much take courses at any time and from anywhere, whether you are in your house, a café, or waiting in an airport lounge.

Moreover, the online platform emphasizes collaboration between classmates and professors, which drives a lot of great discussion and interactions during class.

Since starting your MBA program, have you had an opportunity to apply what you learned at work?

One of the critical benefits of learning part-time MBA is the speed at which you can apply the learnings of MBA at work. This agility has benefited me in many situations, in which the learnings of the MBA allowed me to think out-of-the-box and find solutions using MBA frameworks.

What can you tell me about the other students in the program?

The diversity in thinking, which stems from the diversity of the students in GLOBIS, truly makes it a unique experience. Using the online platform opens up discussions that transcend cultures and countries to have truly globalized discussions about real-world problems.

What advice would you give to potential prospects who are interested in taking the GLOBIS MBA?

To ensure that we can keep up with this new digital era, the emphasis on education for broadening our thinking to accommodate different cultures and mind-sets is very important. GLOBIS provides a perfect blend of Conventional Thinking, Digital Thinking, and Diversified Thinking to create leaders of the new era. For Prospective Students, interested in this new way of learning, give it a try, and see for yourself.