Mengqi Yang

  • China
Program year:
  • 2023
  • Japan
  • Student
What made you decide to pursue an MBA?

Following the completion of my bachelor’s degree, with a major in clinical medicine, I decided to shift my career and gained several years of experience in the e-commerce industry. It was there that I recognized the importance of boosting my business expertise. In order to obtain a more comprehensive and objective perspective, I aimed to deepen my understanding of professional business practices and grasp the logic behind corporate operations.

What do you like the most about studying at GLOBIS?

What I like most about studying at GLOBIS is the emphasis on practical application in both course design and teaching methods. Through numerous case studies and group discussions I’ve not only acquired knowledge but, more importantly, gained valuable insights on how to apply that information for effective decision-making.

Since starting your MBA program, have you seen any changes in how you think and act?

I can honestly say that my perspective has become more rational and objective. For instance, when faced with once-familiar convenience stores, I now unconsciously analyze their success from various angles.

Walking through the bustling streets of Ginza, I find myself pondering, “If I were to quantify Ginza’s prosperity and rank it globally, what dimensions of data would I need?” Apart from assessing foot traffic, should I also consider factors like brand occupancy rates, brand awareness distribution, product variety, average transaction value per minute, and average daily transaction value per square meter of retail space? It’s quite fascinating to suddenly see all the behind-the-scenes elements that go into a business.

Additionally, thanks to numerous networking events at GLOBIS, I, who used to be somewhat introverted, have become more confident in introducing myself and connecting with other professionals.