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Pre mba orientation handouts (april 2014)


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Pre mba orientation handouts (april 2014)

  1. 1. MBA Programs GLOBIS University Pre-MBA OrientationPre-MBA Orientation The MBA at GLOBIS is committed to developing “Visionary Leaders who create and innovate societies”
  2. 2. Today’s objective  Today’s Agenda:  Get to know your future classmates  Help you understand what to do to maximize your learning experience at GLOBIS 2 your learning experience at GLOBIS  Help you understand the Pre-MBA system  Q&A
  3. 3. 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 3 10 minutes
  4. 4. What should you do at GLOBIS? In order to maximize your learning experience, what exactly should you do during your studies? 4 Discuss within your group and list up your ideas on the white board (10 minutes)
  5. 5. Preparation This is what a typical class looks like Class Preparation Class - Day 1 Review Class – Day 2 • Thoroughly read the class material • Prepare your opinion in • Speak up • Listen to your classmates and • Summarize the things you’ve learned in your own words 5 • Prepare your opinion in your own words • Make decisions as if you were the manager in the case • Do not only analyze but also think “So what?” classmates and exchange opinions • Join a Nomi-kai and talk about your goals 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 the amount of effort you put into it.” *For non-native speakers (English), please brush up your English outside of the class if necessary.
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  7. 7. 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? 7  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?”
  8. 8. 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 What’s the right answer for a case? 8 learn a “Success Theory” but to see things from different angles, thus refining your thinking process.
  9. 9. The Pre-MBA system 9 The Pre-MBA system
  10. 10. Pre-MBA System MBA MBA Admission Pre-MBA • Limited to 1 year • Up to 15 credits (10 courses) • Tuition: JPY 126,000 / course Start taking courses before officially joining our MBA programs 10 <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. • Actual MBA workload becomes lighter • Exempted from the logical thinking examination (with CRT credit)
  11. 11. Pre-MBA Timeline 2014 Application January Round November Round September Round 11 Pre-MBA Student (12 months) GLOBIS MBA Student MBA 2015 April Term July Term 2014 October Term January Term
  12. 12. 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 12  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
  13. 13. The Class Guide 13 The Class Guide
  14. 14. Class Guide Please read the Class Guide carefully before your classes start, in order not to miss any important information necessary for taking your courses. 14 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.
  15. 15. 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)  Exercises  Preparation assignment Class Guide P. 6-10 15  Preparation assignment <Before the class starts on Day 1> 1. Check in on the the iPad in the classroom (otherwise absent). 2. Place your assignment in the tray located in the classroom. 3. Prepare your name plate. 4. Introduce yourself to your classmates.
  16. 16. Assignments and Reports Preparation Assignment Day 1 <Essentials Courses> <Most Courses> Day 2 Day 3 Day 4 Day 5 Day 6 Review Assignment Preparation Assignment Preparation Assignment Preparation Assignment Preparation Assignment 16 <Most Courses> Preparation Assignment Day 1 Day 2 Day 3 Day 4 Day 5 Day 6 Preparation & Review Assignments Preparation Assignment Report Preparation Assignment Preparation Assignment 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.
  17. 17. 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. Class Guide P. 11-14 17  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.
  18. 18. 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: Class Guide P. 12-14 18  How to hand in your report:  Place your report in the box at the reception desk in front of the elevator on each floor before the class begins. The deadline is one hour after the class starts.  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.)  Contact the Student Services Office ASAP if you have any issues concerning your report submission.
  19. 19. Plagiarism Measures 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 Class Guide P. 13 19 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.
  20. 20. Grading: Essentials courses  Points (Total of 14 pts):  Assignments (6 pts): 1 pt x 6 classes  Participation on Day 6 (8 pts):  Quantity: 0 pts / 2 pts / 3 pts  Quality: 0 pts / 3 pts / 5 pts Criteria: Class Guide P. 24-25 20  Criteria:  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
  21. 21. 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%)  Criteria:  Attendance of at least 4 classes  Understanding of the concepts  Contribution to the class Class Guide P. 25 21  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
  22. 22. Grading: Please be on time! You must attend at least two-thirds of the entire class! - 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 check in on the iPad in the classroom. Class Guide P. 24-26 22 Please check in on the iPad in the classroom. (You cannot check in 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 Pre-MBA) - 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!
  23. 23. Support System  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 sessions: Class Guide P. 8-9, 16-18 23  Study sessions:  Study rooms are available upon reservation. Students often get together for preparation/review sessions. (p. 16 “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.
  24. 24. How to Reserve a Study Room  Only available only during school hours when classes are open (not available Friday evenings).  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) 24 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.  Due to space limitations, only one study room may be booked per class between each class.  Please make reservations for your course only.
  25. 25. Class Substitution 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 Guide P. 18 -20 25  Class substitution is only allowed for the same course within our Part-time MBA programs.  Class attendance, participation, assignments and reports will not be graded.  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.
  26. 26. 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: Class Guide P. 20-22 26 The following are reasons you may need a leave of absence:  Natural disasters  Hospitalization, long-term outpatient treatment involving the student  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 employer
  27. 27. Don’t hesitate to ask questions! Who to ask? Your Lecturers  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. Your Classmates Talk with your classmates (Pre-MBA and MBA students) and maintain 27  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
  28. 28. Read emails from the Student Services Office All important announcements are made through email and can also be viewed on your Student Page. 28
  29. 29. Please consult with the Student Services Office:  Pre-MBA system and rules  Course registration plan  Application for our MBA Programs GLOBIS MBA Student Services Office 29 - Business hours- Mon-Thu, Sat: 10:00-19:00, Fri: 10:00-18:00, Sun: 10:00-17:00 TEL:03-5275-3850 FAX:03-5275-3787
  30. 30. Sign up for our Newsletter! 30
  31. 31. GLOBIS Social Media 31 Click on the Social Media icons on our Website!
  32. 32. Thank you for your attention! 32