Sharfa Hannan

  • Bangladesh
Program year:
  • 2023
  • Japan
  • Student
What made you choose the GLOBIS MBA?

My decision to pursue the GLOBIS MBA stemmed from a profound desire for meaningful change rooted in personal conviction. What truly resonated with me was the emphasis on kokorozashi, the Japanese concept that articulates an individual’s unique life mission in GLOBIS’ curriculum. This principle highlighted the importance of discovering and nurturing the inherent drive within myself.

Through meticulously designed courses, introspective reflection sessions, and diverse extracurricular activities, GLOBIS creates an environment that allows you to delve into your life story and find your kokorozashi. It’s not just about discovering it, it’s about actively developing it. The faculty’s mentorship and the support of the community serve as guiding lights throughout this journey of self-discovery.

At GLOBIS, you learn to reconnect with your core self, realizing how your distinctive strengths and passions can be channeled toward creating a positive societal impact. This journey towards your kokorozashi isn’t confined to your time at the university. It’s a lifelong endeavor. Studying at GLOBIS creates a sort of compass that will help you navigate the purpose-driven path ahead.

What do you like the most about studying at GLOBIS?

From the very beginning of my time at GLOBIS until now, the focus on personal development has been a constant source of inspiration. The concept of kokorozashi, the belief in a unique life mission, has been a guiding principle woven into every facet of our learning experience. It’s not just about attending classes; it’s about delving into introspective sessions, engaging in meaningful discussions, and exploring diverse extracurricular activities that contribute to this transformative process.

The support network at GLOBIS is incredible. Our faculty members aren’t just educators, they’re mentors deeply invested in nurturing our growth. And the camaraderie among students from varied backgrounds creates a rich environment for collaboration.

The emphasis on practical learning is also something I value immensely. The integration of real-world case studies and interactive sessions has equipped me with applicable knowledge that transcends the classroom.

But what stands out the most is the sense of purpose that GLOBIS cultivates. It’s about applying that knowledge ethically and effectively in the real world. This comprehensive approach to education continues to shape not just my academic journey but also my aspirations and the way I envision contributing meaningfully to society in the future.

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

My journey through the GLOBIS MBA program has sparked significant change in how I approach various aspects of my life. The experience has been a continuous evolution, shaping not just my academic understanding but also influencing my mindset in profound ways.

The exposure to diverse perspectives, insightful discussions, and thought-provoking coursework has broadened my way of thinking. I find myself approaching problems with a more strategic and analytical mindset, seeking innovative solutions and considering multiple viewpoints before making decisions.

Engaging in real-world case studies and hands-on projects has instilled a sense of confidence in applying theoretical knowledge to practical situations. This has translated into a more proactive approach to problem-solving and decision-making, both academically and professionally.

Overall, these changes aren’t just confined to the academic spheres—they’ve become integral parts of my daily life. The MBA journey at GLOBIS continues to shape my thinking, actions, and aspirations, and I’m excited to see how these transformations further evolve as I progress in life.