It is with a heavy heart that the Desautels Faculty of Management at McGill University announces the discontinuation of the McGill MBA Japan program in its current format.
According to the Graduate Management Admission Council, applications to business schools in the Asia-Pacific region are on the rise. David Hackett, course director of the MBA Japan program, notes that the spike in MBA applicants corresponds with recent changes in the fabric of Japanese business.
When you have a diverse network, it allows you to tap into other professionals’ smart thinking, accelerates your career, and helps answer important questions as you navigate current and future opportunities. DesautelsConnect is a valuable tool for expanding your network, since it facilitates connections with other members of the global Desautels community.
In honour of the late Professor Richard Donovan, the Desautels MBA Japan program recently hosted the McGill MBA Japan Case Competition. The internal event gives students a chance to put their knowledge to practice by bringing them together over 24 hours to solve a case competition.
Teams presented to a judging panel of McGill MBA Japan alumni before the winners—Hoson Kablawi, Naohisa Takahashi, and Hazuki Yamashita—were awarded the Richard Donovan Cup.
Congratulations to MBA Japan students Kari Ito, Shannon McCarron, Hiromi Naritsuka and Chris Shragin who won the 2019 Japan InterMBA case competition, coming in victorious over teams from five other business schools.
David Hackett, Administrative Director of McGill’s MBA Japan program, sits down with the Financial Times to weigh in on the changing landscape of MBA education and employer demand in Japan.
Hear from Eiko Takahashi (MBA'17), a graduate of the EQUIS-accredited McGill MBA Japan, as she reflects on the value of her experience in the program.
Applications for the next cohort beginning in April 2019 are now open.
Director of the Desautels MBA Japan program Philip O’Neill (BA’87, MBA’03) talks to The Japan Times about the opportunities that having a McGill degree can provide.
“There are doors you don’t even know are there, and they will open. And if you let them open, you’ll be surprised”
This summer, a combined group of Desautels MBA Japan students and participants from the PMBA cohort in Montreal accompanied Associate Professor Desmond Tsang on a Study Tour of Vietnam to get a feel for the country’s culture and learn about its status as a rapidly-emerging market.
Why McGill MBA Japan?
The McGill MBA Japan program, of the Desautels Faculty of Management of McGill University in Montreal, is a weekend MBA program offered in Shinjuku, Tokyo. The Program is entirely taught in English by professors who fly in from our home campus in Montreal, Canada. The McGill MBA Japan program is the leading MBA program in Japan, and one of the top programs in Asia.
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.
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.
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