What's your work professional background?
After I finished MS degree in Chemistry, I joined my company and was assigned to the R&D section. I spent several years in laboratories, two years at a foreign university, and three years at a foreign plant. Currently, my roles are the management of research and development of production process for conventional and new products, and the development of human resources through research and development.
What do you like best about studying at GLOBIS?
What I like best is the case method. Before each lecture, I needed to read a case carefully and prepare an assignment. This process is very important. The more you prepare, the more you learn. At GLOBIS, class discussion is much more important than lectures. You can learn a lot from your classmates, as well as the lecturer. In addition, my classmates are multinational with different ways of thinking ways. That is also a huge value to me.
Since starting your MBA program, have you had an opportunity to apply what you learned at work?
Yes, I actually utilize what I learned from “Human Resources Management” and “Organizational Behaviors and Leadership” to improve my management and leadership skills. Before entering MBA, I thought that quantitative analysis skills and knowledge of accounting and financing would be practical and help me. However, what I learned from those courses about human relations is more practical and has helped me every day. It is natural because my job cannot be implemented without human relations.
What are your plans after the MBA? Do you intend to stay in the same industry or do a career pivot?
At this moment, I am going to stay in my company and utilize what I gained in MBA. I would like to expand my career by challenging wider responsibilities.
What advice would you give to potential prospects who are interested in taking the GLOBIS MBA/Pre-MBA?
If you are interested in taking an MBA, I recommend you to take action immediately. You don’t need to worry too much. You can choose from a variety of ways, depending on your situation.
One of the good points for Part-Time MBA is that you can apply what you have learned from the courses to situations you are facing in your job. I believe that thinking ways and frameworks learned systematically through MBA will help you to make difficult decisions at a crossroads in your life.
Let me quote Charles Darwin’s wisdom: “It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent that survives. It is the one that is most adaptable to change.”