Nguyen Tu-Dung, MBA-IB Graduate, Class of 2020
When I was reflecting on my two years at the University of Tsukuba MBA-IB program, I realized that I had gained more than I had ever expected. I was able to study in a diversified environment with many fellow students from different backgrounds and industries. I could learn from many renowned professors for their extensive knowledge and professional experience. I had the chance to participate in various overseas study trips which brought a wealth of the real business world experience. And last but not least, I was grateful that I could broaden my knowledge, enrich my life experience and establish a network of professionals to improve my career growth and development. I believe each and everyone of us has unique interests and goals, but what makes us be here together is the constant thirst for new knowledge and skills. So rock it! Earn your Master Degree in a marvelous way. Enjoy every moment of your school time to the fullest. Don’t give up. The journey is worth it in the end. Good luck and have fun.
Bryce Raynor, MBA-IB Graduate, Class of 2019
In 2017, I made the decision to join the Tsukuba MBA-IB Program in order to gain a greater understanding of international business. Since I specialized in Psychology in my undergraduate years, I felt that I lacked a lot of essential knowledge in areas such as Accounting, Finance, Marketing and Management. Over the two years in this program, I have become more familiar with all facets of business management through the courses provided by the program and built relationships with professors, lecturers and colleagues came from diverse backgrounds. Thanks to this program, I feel that I have the tool set and the network to help me create the change I want to make in my field and in my career. I urge future students to be open to making mistakes, eager to learn and daring to take advantage of all the opportunities that University of Tsukuba offers.
Yamato Adachi, MBA-IB Graduate, Class of 2018
I chose the Tsukuba MBA-IB program as one of my drivers to pursue an MBA was to utilize it as a chance to gain more international experiences and interaction with people from different industries. I was looking for a program that promotes diversity in every aspect.
The diversity and quality of the class at the Tsukuba MBA-IB program delivers interesting class discussions, at the same time enhancing the overall learning experience. Moreover, the faculty has been committed and extremely supportive of me and my Business Project in pushing my initiative through the right channels. This program has opened the door for me to a new set of opportunities I would not have had access to without these experiences.
Chihiro Hosoya, MBA-IB Graduate, Class of 2017
This intensive two-year program for working professionals was not just a place to learn state-of-the-art academic knowledge from high quality professors, it was also a laboratory to develop new business competencies through active interactions with my classmates. Opportunities such as group projects, overseas field work, seminars and much more were all stimulating experiments for me. I wish all future students enjoy their new endeavor to awake unlimited potential at MBA-IB.
Siew Sin Lim, MBA-IB Graduate, Class of 2016
With guidance from faculty and colleagues, the MBA-IB's four area curriculum segmentation allowed me to target my weaknesses while simultaneously expand on my strengths. Thanks to both in and out of classroom experiences, I believe I am on the way to making improved business decisions and building better relationships. The program really gives back what one puts in and as such, I would urge future students to continue pushing boundaries and rediscover themselves here at University of Tsukuba's MBA-IB program.
Makoto Tomita, MBA-IB Graduate, Class of 2015
I joined the program with hopes to master and improve my global business skills further in order to find solutions to specific issues in the real business world. The Business Project is an ideal opportunity to achieve this goal. Both faculty and classmates are well diversified in nationality, industry, and experience hence you will also learn a lot from one another and broaden your perspective in these tough yet rewarding two years.
Leslie Anne James, MBA-IB Graduate, Class of 2014
This program first stood out to me because the professors and students come from a variety of backgrounds, and I believe that this leads to valuable insights. I was able to learn about all kinds of businesses and national cultures through both course content and my peers. MBA-IB encourages you to develop public speaking, critical thinking, teamwork, and international communication skills.