Number of women studying for MBAs at universities rises as China and Japan pave the way for future female business executives
The traditionally male-dominated world of business education – particularly on Master of Business Administration (MBA) courses – is going through a major change as more and more women join the ranks – spear-headed by those in Asia, research shows.
... Even Japan – which is known to have very few females in senior positions, such as commerce, industry, and government – is bucking-the-trend as the MBA programme in Tokyo, which is run by Canada’s Desautels Faculty of Management, is almost half female.
Yo Omata is an ambitious woman. At 36, she is a medical science liaison with a U.S. pharmaceutical company in Tokyo, a job that perfectly complements her professional experience as a scientist with a PhD in dentistry.
Now, with a brand new MBA from the Desautels Faculty of Management of McGill University’s Japan program, her sights are firmly set on the C-suite.
It’s a goal she feels is a real possibility despite Japan’s stubbornly poor track record in promoting women to managerial or executive positions.
Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers (NYSE: RBA) reported Q3 EPS of $0.13, in-line with the analyst estimate of $0.13. Revenue for the quarter came in at $102.2 million versus the consensus estimate of $101.47 million.
On November 17, the first business case competition conducted in English in Japan took place. The main event was hosted by Aoyama Gakuin, in Shibuya, Tokyo, with a networking event following elsewhere in the area.
... This time, teams from Waseda University, Globis, McGill Japan and Desautels Faculty of Management won a prize in each section, and the winning presentation was given by the McGill Japan team.
On November 17, McGill MBA Japan students Deb Tripathy, Lyal Clough, Satishi Juriani, and Taka Ishikawa took 1st place at the inaugural Japan MBA Case Competition (JMBACC). 12 teams from universities across Japan participated at this competition held in Tokyo.
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(From left to right: McGill MBA Japan students Deb Tripathy, Lyal Clough, Satishi Juriani, and Taka Ishikawa, receiving their 1st place award)
Myway Plus Corporation (Yokohama-shi, President Osamu Hoshino, MBA Japan'12), an expert in eco-car performance evaluation, has developed a quick test/evaluation equipment for highly efficient hybrid car (HV) motor. The equipment is targeted at Switch Reluctance (SR) motor testing and evaluation, which gives a reduction of 80% testing time. Many leading Japanese automobile companies have decided on this equipment.
The hybrid car battery evaluation device company, Myway Plus Co. Ltd (Yokohama-shi, Osamu Hoshino (MBA Japan'12), President), together with IHI and Alps Electric, have developed a mobile electrical storage system. The product is half the size compared to conventional products, and it is also the world’s first water and dust proof mobile electrical energy storage system. It can be used under the scorching sun or in rain, and expected to be an alternative to the generator in outdoor construction and disaster.
Professor Heather Munroe-Blum, Principal and Vice-Chancellor of McGill University, will receive tonight the Chief Executive Leadership Award from the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE). The award is one of six major distinctions that will be presented by CASE International’s chapter for northeastern United States and Eastern Canada (District I), at an event to be held in Boston, Massachusetts.