The GLOBIS Pre-MBA allows you to take actual MBA courses before becoming an MBA student. Over one year, you can take a limited number of courses, with all credits earned transferable to the MBA program. Most GLOBIS MBA students start with the Pre-MBA due to the benefits mentioned below.
You can see more information here: https://www.globis.ac.jp/programs/pre-mba/
Most GLOBIS MBA students start with the Pre-MBA, as it offers the following benefits: – Experience GLOBIS MBA courses first-hand before deciding to enroll – Start from any term (January, April, July, October) – Earn credits that can be transfered to the MBA, to reduce your workload as an MBA student – Gain practical skills that can be immediately applied at work – Earn a certificate of completion for each course to add to your CV – Pre-MBA tuition paid is later deducted from the MBA tuition, reducing the financial burden
Pre-MBA students usually fall into two categories: (1) those who are planning to do an MBA and would like to experience courses beforehand, and (2) those who would just like to gain some practical skills in a particular field that they can immediately apply at work.
Pre-MBA student status lasts for a maximum of 2 years or until you have enrolled in the MBA program.
Students can take a maximum of 8 courses (12 credits).
Pre-MBA students can take most of GLOBIS’s Fundamental MBA courses, a couple of Applied courses, and Technovate courses.
You can see the next term’s course schedule here: https://www.globis.ac.jp/programs/pre-mba/course-schedule/
No. The classes themselves are actual MBA classes from our Part-time & Online MBA program. Your classmates will consist of MBA students and fellow Pre-MBA students.
You can get a certificate of completion for each course you complete. Please note you need to request this.
No. The program is conducted entirely in English.
No. To get a student visa, you will need to be enrolled in the Full-time MBA program.
Students have the option of taking courses both online and on campus in Tokyo, in line with their needs. You can see the schedule of on-campus and online courses here: https://www.globis.ac.jp/programs/pre-mba/course-schedule/
As the program is designed for working professionals, classes are held on weekday evenings and weekends.
You can see the next term’s class schedule here: https://www.globis.ac.jp/programs/pre-mba/course-schedule/
Terms start in January, April, July and October. You can join from any term. Please see the application details and deadline here: https://www.globis.ac.jp/admission-fees/how-to-apply-to-pre-mba/
One courses is three months, with classes held bi-weekly.
The course schedule is designed to suit those who are working full-time. Each course will require about 5-8 hours to prepare for classes, which are held bi-weekly. Students can start with just one or two courses to get used to the workload.
All GLOBIS classes are highly energetic and interactive. A typical class consists of a case study to be analyzed as preparation, followed by groupwork, student presentations, and discussions in class.
Rather than “lecture,” GLOBIS lecturers focus on leading students to find their own solutions and deepen their understanding of a given learning point.
A typical GLOBIS class has 20-30 students. The small size allows for increased interaction among students and with the lecturer.
For most courses, students are primarily graded on their participation in each class and a report to be submitted. There are no tests within the courses. In order to graduate from the Part-time and Online MBA, students need to pass all required courses and earn the minimum number of required credits. Students entering after 2018 also need to pass the GMAP (GLOBIS Management Assessment Program) test.
GLOBIS strives to maintain the same high level of quality for both online and on campus (Tokyo). Course contents and expectations are identical for both formats. Both on-campus and online courses are highly interactive, revolving around group work and discussions facilitated by GLOBIS faculty, not one-way lectures or pre-recorded videos.
With that in mind, here are some of the differences that students can expect: (1) Students taking courses online can watch recordings of classes they miss (2) Participation for online courses is graded based on voice communication as well as using extended online features, including voting, chatting, and real-time collaboration tools.
GLOBIS utilizes Zoom technology to deliver classes live to your computer. Students communicate via voice, video, chat, voting, and other online collaboration features.
Most modern computers are sufficient to join online courses. In addition, you will need a webcam, headset, and broadband internet connection.
Yes, you can apply to take Japanese Pre-MBA courses here: https://mba.globis.ac.jp/pre-mba/info/
Please note the Pre-MBA course limit includes both English and Japanese courses.
If you miss a class, you can take a substitute class in the same term if it is offered, or a later term. For online courses, you can watch a recording of the class you missed. Please note that students who miss more than 2 out of 6 classes will be ineligible for grading.
You can apply by filling out our online application form. Please provide us with some brief background information, as well as a 200-word essay. You can apply here: https://www.globis.ac.jp/admission-fees/how-to-apply-to-pre-mba/
The application deadline is usually two weeks before the course starts.
Please see here for more details: https://www.globis.ac.jp/admission-fees/how-to-apply-to-pre-mba/
No documents are required, but please fill out the application form including your work and education background, as well as your English test score. If you don’t have an English test score, we can arrange for you to take an English test provided by us.
You can access the application form here: https://www.globis.ac.jp/admission-fees/how-to-apply-to-pre-mba/