Xoluqobo Mkhwanazi

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

I chose the GLOBIS MBA based on three main criteria:

  • How I would learn/grow
  • Availability and transparency of information
  • Support before and during my MBA

GLOBIS MBA classes are structured in a way that really facilitates interactive conversations. This helps build confidence and courage to communicate in a professional setting–which is something I really wanted to work on, especially my communication and thought articulation.

Beyond that, the trial class also gave me a solid idea of the lecturing style and course content that GLOBIS offers.

Ultimately, the clear communication I experienced throughout the application process (both on the website and info sessions), and the support I received during and after was a huge deciding factor. I really felt it was an encouraging preview of what studying at GLOBIS would be like.

What stands out to you the most about studying at GLOBIS?

One of my favourite aspects of studying here is the people—student services, lecturers, fellow students, and guests. GLOBIS allows you to encounter and learn from a range of diverse perspectives, gaining a deeper appreciation for possibilities you’ve never considered before.

Surrounding yourself with people who are passionate, kind, and good-natured inspires personal growth and a desire to be a better person. The people who make up the GLOBIS community were the highlight for me, personally.

Since beginning your MBA program, have you noticed any changes in your thinking and behaviour?

Yes! I find myself thinking more deeply on my day-to-day functionalities. Learning to view business decisions from a diverse range of perspectives allows me to empathise with my colleagues better and more quickly.

I also feel more empowered to take on my personal goals that felt too intimidating in the past. By understanding others’ journeys (as professionals and individuals), my viewpoint has transformed into excitement and an overall positive outlook on my future.