Studying Online

Diverse and Interactive

GLOBIS online courses offer the same quality content and curriculum as on-campus courses. As part of our unique hybrid program, on-campus and online credits are fully compatible and award the same degree – a GLOBIS University MBA.

Classes are delivered live via Zoom technology with class discussion boards for deeper understanding between classes. Studying online, you’ll connect with likeminded business professionals around the world. Join GLOBIS online and begin building a worldwide business network.

Life as an Online Student

Studying online at GLOBIS University is nearly identical to studying on-campus, except instead of commuting to our campus in Tokyo, you’ll attend classes via our virtual campus.

Before Class

Review Real Business Cases

You’ll begin by logging into the GLOBIS Student Portal, your virtual home as a student. From the Student Portal, you’ll download course materials and begin studying for class.

Generally, classes require 5-8 hours of preparation, including submission of a short assignment to prepare for class discussion. Most courses also require submission of a more detailed report once per term to demonstrate understanding of core concepts.

During Class

Live Online Classes

Most courses consist of six, three-hour online classes held bi-weekly. 

After joining the class session, you’ll connect with a GLOBIS MBA lecturer and classmates from around the world for a live, interactive discussion. All GLOBIS courses are highly interactive and online is no exception – active participation is key.

After Class

Discussions Using Online Collaboration Tools

Continue the discussion after class with specialized class discussion boards. Post your thoughts and reflections and debate with other students. Lecturers are part of the discussion as well, offering their insights and feedback based on their own business experience.

Use social networking services to network with business professionals across the world, building your network on a global scale.

Features of Online Courses

Like GLOBIS on-campus classes, GLOBIS online classes are highly interactive. With small, live classes, you’ll interact with the lecturer and other students in ways that go beyond the in-person experience. To take advantage of all these features, you’ll need a computer with a headset and video camera. See the Requirements & Setup for full details.

Classes are delivered live via Zoom technology with class discussion boards for deeper understanding between classes. Studying online, you’ll connect with like-minded business professionals around the world. Join GLOBIS online and begin building a worldwide business network.

Real-time Discussions with Full Voice and Video

Debate, discuss, and convince just as you would in-person. Using high-definition audio and video, GLOBIS online courses connect you virtually no matter where you are in the world.

 

Interactive Voting

Do you invest now or wait and see? Make it yourself or buy competitors? Use voting features to express your opinion and see what the entire class thinks at a glance.

 

Online Groupwork

Teamwork is essential in the business world. As more companies go global, “virtual leadership,” leading online and remotely, is becoming more and more important. Use breakout sessions to collaborate with classmates and present your ideas to the rest of the class.

Collaborate and Debate on Virtual Whiteboards

Utilize virtual whiteboards to organize your thoughts, share your ideas, or debate with other students.

 

Chat

Have a follow-up question? Want to share a link to a relevant article? Or just want to share an immediate opinion? Chat keeps the class conversation going even when you’re not speaking out loud.

 

 

Requirements & Set-up for Online Courses

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System Requirements

The information below shows the recommended system/devices requirements for your computer (Windows, Mac).

GLOBIS uses Zoom (*1) as the platform to deliver online classes.
Please prepare and ensure the following internet environment, computer, webcam, and audio device in order to fully experience GLOBIS interactive classes.

Internet Environment

Wired LAN or Wireless (3G or 4G/LTE)

Please refer here for the required network bandwidth.

Computer

Please refer here for updated information and preparation.

(The recommended OS environment of Windows and Mac may update without prior notice.)

Webcam

Built-in camera or USB plug-in camera

Headset

Headset with mic

Class Platform

Zoom (Application) (*2)

* Make sure to always use the updated version

* Check here for version details and downloading method

*1: It is possible to join classes using tablets or smartphones, however, some functions are limited and the view-display may be different. The above recommended system requirements allow students to maximize their online experience. Students are allowed to set a different environment other than the above, however, should there be any issues including unprecedented ones we could not guarantee our full support. (For the System Requirements for tablets and smartphones, click here for details.)

*2: It is possible to join the class from browsers like Google Chrome instead of the Zoom application, however, some functions are limited and the view-display may be different. The above recommended system requirements allow students to maximize their online experience. Students are allowed to set a different environment other than the above, however, should there be any issues including unprecedented ones we could not guarantee our full support. (For the System Requirements for tablets and smartphones, click here for details.)