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  • 1. MBA Programs GLOBIS University Pre-MBA Orientation The MBA at GLOBIS is committed to developing Visionary Leaders who create and innovate societies

2. 2 Todays objective Todays Agenda: 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 Q&A 3. 3 Lets get to know each other! 4. 4 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 10 minutes 5. 5 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) 6. 6 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 your own words Make decisions as if you were the manager in the case Do not only analyze but also think So what? Speak up Listen to your classmates and exchange opinions Join a Nomi-kai and talk about your goals Summarize the things youve learned in your own words Think about how you can use the things youve 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. 7. 7 How to tackle cases? 8. 8 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 Dont stick to your very first idea. Consider other options as well. Imagine the managers 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 Dont 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? 9. 9 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. Whats the right answer for a case? 10. 10 The Pre-MBA system 11. 11 Pre-MBA System 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) MBA MBA Admission Pre-MBA Limited to 1 year Up to 15 credits (10 courses) Tuition: JPY122,000 / course 12. 12 Pre-MBA Timeline Pre-MBA Student (6 months) GLOBIS MBA Student MBA 2014 2013 October Term January Term Application January Round November Round 2014 13. 13 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 14. 14 The Class Guide 15. 15 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. 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. 16. 16 Before attending your first course 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 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. Class Guide P. 7-9 17. 17 Assignments and Reports Preparation Assignment Day 1 Day 2 Day 3 Day 4 Day 5 Day 6 Review Assignment Preparation Assignment Preparation Assignment Preparation Assignment Preparation Assignment 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. 18. 18 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. Class Guide P. 11-14 19. 19 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 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.) Class Guide P. 12-14 20. 20 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 extreme caution to avoid sharing answers for reports, quantitative analysis, and in particular data such as Excel spreadsheets for analysisanything 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. Class Guide P. 13 21. 21 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 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 Class Guide P. 16 22. 22 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%, DF 10%) Criteria: 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 Class Guide P. 16-17 23. 23 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 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 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! Class Guide P. 15-16 24. 24 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: 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. Class Guide P. 7-9, 17-19 25. 25 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 26. 26 Class Substitution Students who have missed a class can attend a substitute class only in the next term that the same course is offered. -