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Preview MBA: MBA in 10 Days

Course Code: MBA200
Day: Sat Time: 13:30-15:20 Hours: 20 Sessions: 10 Semester: Fall Instructional Language: English Special Notes: 【This is a hybrid course that you can join either at our Tokyo campus or online via Zoom.】 【This course is offered in the Fall and Spring semesters.】 Location: Hybrid, In-Person (Tokyo), Online English Proficiency Level: High Intermediate

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Course Description

This MBA preview course will provide a useful foundation in the key principles of business management such as marketing, strategy, finance, leadership, ethics, economics, financial analysis and accounting.

Participants will gain insight into the formulation of business strategy, discover how the components of business fit together, better understand the broader competitive forces acting on organizations, and examine the critical task of motivating and leading people. Participants will gain a wide understanding on business issues and principles that will help to make sounder and more informed business decisions. This course is designed and taught as a primer for students considering an MBA but is useful for all who manage or aspire to manage in business, government or non-government organizations. Through MBA-level assignments, interactive lectures and discussions, students will engage and apply analytical and strategic thinking concepts.

This course offers an array of tools, methods and analytical techniques which can be applied directly in the workplace.

Learning Objectives

• Gain a broad understanding of the key components of business and how they fit together
• Grasp and apply various business concepts, tools, methods and analytical techniques
• Learn how to think like a senior manager and make critical, strategic decisions

Who should take this course

• Those who would like to gain a broader perspective on business concepts and practices
• Those who are considering pursuing an MBA
• Those who are already enrolled in an MBA program and would like to prepare themselves

Professional Training Certificate Core Course For:


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Gil Chavez

Instructor Biography

Gil is an experienced Tokyo-based consultant, professor, with extensive experience in delivering courses and seminars in talent development, marketing, and leadership. He has taught at universities since 1998, when he began as a professor at California Polytechnic State University. Since then, he has taught numerous courses at several universities and MBA programs in Japan. Throughout his time as a professor and trainer Gil has gained recognition for his engaging and sincere approach to education and professional development.

Gil’s work experience includes managerial, consultant, and executive positions, including IBM Asia Pacific, Nortel Networks, Hill & Knowlton, and Kyodo PR. He has advised many global and regional executives of top companies as well as ambassadors and embassies. He has a master’s degree from the University of Kansas, a bachelor’s degree from Colorado College, and has attended executive education programs at Harvard Business School. He is from the United States and speaks Japanese.