The MBA at GLOBIS is committed to developing
“Visionary Leaders who create and innovate societies”
Get to know your future classmates
Help you understand what to do to maximize
your learning experience at GLOBIS
Help you understand the Pre-MBA system
Share within your group
First, introduce yourself in your group
Your name, and job
Why you decided to take MBA courses
Which course you will take this term
What should you do at GLOBIS?
In order to maximize your learning experience,
what exactly should you do during your studies?
Discuss within your group and list up your ideas
on the white board (10 minutes)
This is what a typical class looks like
Class - Day 1 Review
Class – Day 2
• Thoroughly read the class
• Prepare your opinion in
your own words
• Make decisions as if you
were the manager in the
• Do not only analyze but
also think “So what?”
• Speak up
• Listen to your
• Join a Nomi-kai
and talk about your
• Summarize the
things you’ve learned
in your own words
• Think about how you
can use the things
you’ve learned at
your current job
• Join Study Sessions
“The results of your learning process depend on what amount of
effort you put into it.”
*For non-Native speakers (English), please brush up your
English outside of the class if necessary.
How to tackle a case
Look at the case from different angles
Human resources, finance, production, R&D, operation, competition,
market trends, branding, corporate culture etc.
You need to have a broad knowledge to make better decisions
Don’t stick to your very first idea. Consider other options as well.
Imagine the manager’s dilemma
e.g. Short term vs. long term? Make it yourself or buy competitors?
Growth speed vs. maintenance of corporate culture?
Make your own decision
Don’t say “it depends”
Decide “Go” or “No go”, “Yes” or “No”
Prepare your reason for the decision
Not only “Yes” or “No”, but also “Why?”
There is no single right answer
for a case study.
The objective of a case study is not to
learn a “Success Theory” but to see
things from different angles, thus
refining your thinking process.
What’s the right answer for a case?
<Merits of starting from Pre-MBA>
• See if the MBA program is a fit for you.
• Transfer the credits to the MBA program.
• Tuition deducted from the MBA total tuition.
• You course workload as an MBA students can be much lighter!
• Exempted from the logical thinking examination
(with CRT credit)
• Limited to 1 year
• Up to 15 credits (10 courses)
• Tuition: JPY122,000 / course
Pre-MBA Student (6 months)
What can you get from the Pre-MBA?
At the GLOBIS Pre-MBA you will get
Great classmates who will have a positive impact on your life
Excellent lecturers who are top professionals in real businesses
Opportunities to listen to famous business leaders
Practical learning that you can immediately apply at work
・・・And so much more!
A life-changing experience awaits
Pre-MBA students at GLOBIS
Please read the Class Guide carefully before
your classes start, in order not to miss any
important information necessary for taking
The guide contains information regarding school
procedures and grading. Please read the guide carefully as
it will assist you throughout your studies at GLOBIS.
The Class Guide is attached to the Class Preparation Email.
Before attending your first course
<Before Day 1>
1. Register for the class mailing list (ML)
Access archived emails from the Student Page.
Send your self-introduction to the ML.
2. Prepare for Day 1 (5-10 hours)
<Before the class starts on Day 1>
1. Leave a check mark at the reception desk. (otherwise absent)
2. Place your assignment in the tray located in the classroom.
3. Prepare your name plate.
4. Introduce yourself to your classmates.
Assignments and Reports
Day 2 Day 3 Day 4 Day 5 Day 6
Day 1 Day 2 Day 3 Day 4 Day 5 Day 6
Please fill in the questionnaires after Day 2, and Day 6.
In order to see the final grade, you will need to fill in the Day 6 questionnaire.
How to write assignments and reports
Write down your thoughts and come to a conclusion.
Do not summarize the case or concepts.
Come to a conclusion and support it logically.
Persuade the reader.
Use evidence, concepts and frameworks.
Keep it simple and clear.
The priority is to make the reader want to read and to have
him understand what your are trying to say.
How to hand in assignments and reports
How to hand in assignments:
Place them in the tray located in the classroom before
the class starts.
Assignments are only accepted when you attend the
class. (fax or e-mail not allowed)
How to hand in your report:
Hand in your report at the box in the lobby before the
class begins. The deadline is one hour after the class
If you are unable to attend the class, fax your report to
03-5275-3787 and call for confirmation before the
deadline. (Emails with attachments are not accepted.)
Plagiarism involves the unacknowledged inclusion of
content from the reports of other students, materials
distributed in other classes or any other sources,
and will subject both the writer and the supplier of the material (if
complicit) to disciplinary actions.
If you plagiarize any material, you may not be permitted to complete
the course. With the exception of group reports, please exercise
extreme caution to avoid sharing answers for reports, quantitative
analysis, and in particular data such as Excel spreadsheets for
analysis—anything that may be part of report, even if the data itself
is in the formulation process.
In other words, do not plagiarize, do not cheat,
as disciplinary actions will be taken!
Ex. Sharing the hand-out URL after class is strictly prohibited!
Also on your own mailing list for absent students.
Grading: Essentials courses
Points (Total of 14 pts):
Assignments (6 pts): 1pt x 6 classes
Participation on Day 6 (8 pts):
Quantity: 0 pts / 2 pts / 3 pts
Quality: 0 pts / 3 pts / 5 pts
Attendance of at least 5 classes (submission of assignments)
Understanding of the concepts
Contribution to the class
Grading: Pass or fail
Pass: when the criteria are met and at least 5 pts
Fail: when the criteria are not met and less than 5 pts
Grading: Most courses
Grading: Pass (A/B/C/D) or fail (F)
Grading will be based on a curve
(A 15%, B 35%, C 40%, D＆F 10%)
Attendance of at least 4 classes
Understanding of the concepts
Contribution to the class
Submission of a report
Points (Total of 96 pts):
Assignments (8 pts): 1 pt x 5 classes + 3 pt x 1 class
Participation (48 pts):
Quantity: 0 pts / 2 pts / 3 pts x 6 classes
Quality: 0 pts / 3 pts / 5 pts x 6 classes
Report (40 pts): 10 pts possible x 4
Grading: Please be on time!
You must attend at least two-thirds of the
- Please be aware that -
You will be marked as absent if you are more than one hour late or if you
leave one hour before your class ends.
- Important reminder -
Please leave a check mark at the reception desk.
(You cannot leave a check mark when you arrive more than one hour after
the class started.)
- If you fail a course (receive “Failed (F)” or “Ineligible for grading”), your
credits will not be transferred and the tuition will not be
deducted from your total tuition! (3 Ds or Fs = you need to stop your
- A total of 5 Ds or Fs mean you will fail the entire MBA program.
(including Ds and Fs from your Pre-MBA studies)
- If you cannot make it to 1 class, you do not need to inform us!
Class Mailing list:
Share your questions, thoughts, and suggestions with your
classmates and the lecturer by sending them to the class mailing
list. (You can retrieve archives from the Student Page)
*The Student Services Office also receives e-mails posted by the
students on the class mailing list and might make some important
announcements to the class mailing list.
Study rooms are available upon reservation. Students often get
together for preparation/review sessions.
(p. 17 “How to reserve a study session room”)
(Outside of class)
Social gatherings after class:
Students and lecturers often have lunch or dinner together after
class. There is a lot to learn during these informal sessions! Ask
questions and create a bond with your classmates and lecturers.
P. 7-9, 17-19
How to Reserve a Study Room
Study rooms on campus are available only during school
hours when classes are open
To reserve a study room, login to the Student Page.
Select "Class Support Services” at the left. A new page will
open. Click “Study Session Room” at the top. A PDF file will
open. (Please note that the reservation is in Japanese)
Reservations can be made beginning one week before
the first day of the course until one week before the final
day of the course.
Please make reservations for your course only.
Ex. 2-3 hours every other week
Students who have missed a class can attend a
“substitute class” only in the next term that the same
course is offered.
- Please be aware -
Class substitution is only allowed for the same course
within our Part-time MBA programs.
Class attendance, participation, assignments and reports will not be
Day might be different: Ex. July term Day 3 → October term Day 4
- Important reminder -
The registration period usually starts about two weeks prior to the start of a
new term. Please wait for an announcement from us by e-mail.
P. 19 -21
Leave of Absence
If you know you won’t be able to attend the required
number of classes, you must notify our office and fill in
a request for leave of absence.
You can even do this in the middle of your course, but please make
sure to download the document and submit it to our staff as soon
as possible. Please read the Class Guide for more details.
The following are reasons you may need a leave of absence:
Hospitalization, long-term outpatient treatment involving
Death or hospitalization involving any immediate family
member including any relative within the second degree
of kinship of the students or his/her spouse
Long-term business trip required by the student's
Don’t hesitate to ask questions!
Who to ask?
Talk to your lecturers during the break, or before or after the class
They’re not only great facilitators but will also lend you a helpful ear.
Talk with your classmates (Pre-MBA and MBA students) and maintain
good relations with them.
Proactively participate in Nomi-kai and study groups.
Student Services Office：
Ask the Student Services Office about your study plan, career plan,
school rules etc.
Individual Consultation is available
Please call or send e-mail to the Student Services Office
Read emails from the Student Services Office
All important announcements are made through email and
can also be viewed on your Student Page.
Please consult with the Student Services Office:
Pre-MBA system and rules
Course registration plan
Application for our MBA Programs
- Business hours-
Mon-Thu, Sat: 10:00-19:00, Fri: 10:00-18:00, Sun: 10:00-17:00
GLOBIS MBA Student Services Office