Izumi Gutierrez

  • Mexico
Program year:
  • 2020
  • Japan
  • FX Tech officer, Citibank

What made you choose the GLOBIS MBA?

“My background was technical, so I wanted an MBA to gain a more holistic understanding of business.

GLOBIS University has a unique value proposition. It’s a great university in its own right, but it’s also in Japan. Therefore, it prepares every graduate to stay competitive globally. The lecturers are top business professionals with excellent backgrounds.

Finally, since it is one of the largest business schools in Asia, students and alumni can leverage a valuable network.”

How did you start your current career in Japan after graduating from the Full-time MBA program?

It’s very challenging to integrate into the working ecosystem in Japan. After graduating, I used every single option that I had available to find a job: job-hunting platforms, social media, and the GLOBIS career support services. In the end, the GLOBIS Buddy System, which pairs people with similar backgrounds, led to an offer from my current company.

How did GLOBIS help you achieve personal and professional changes?

“I feel more confident when I speak in front of an audience. I can elaborate better, which helps me to get the expected outcome and meet goals.

I also learned how to thrive in a cross-cultural environment. That’s something I use daily at work. GLOBIS nurtured this with a multicultural environment, as well as courses such as Cross-cultural Management.”

What is your advice for potential applicants considering an MBA?

You should really consider GLOBIS for your MBA. I think everything I learned is useful for any kind of career, no matter your background or goals. Whether you want to improve your current career or start your own business, GLOBIS is totally worth it.