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Business anthropology is the application of theoretical frameworks and research methods from anthropology to understand and solve management challenges. Business anthropology can help managers design and market products in home or overseas markets; adapt to new organizational cultures; communicate effectively across with stakeholders from different cultural backgrounds; and predict and manage conflict in global business situations.
This course will introduce ways of thinking about and researching culture and cultural differences from the anthropology. After an introductory session covering the fundamentals of business anthropology, we will focus on thinking about how business anthropology can contribute to solving three specific management challenges: product design and marketing; organizational culture; and cultural conflict in global business projects.
The course is aimed at students who are not familiar with anthropology or qualitative research in the social sciences.
The MBA-IB Corporate Management Course aims to provide students with the opportunity to learn practical and real world issues, and challenges as well as strategies from the macro managerial point of view. Students will learn theories and frameworks, and practice how to apply them to real cases.
Japanese companies, particularly organizations with long histories, are known for having distinct and well-established corporate philosophies. As Japanese firms pursue global business expansion, what role should corporate philosophy play and how can firms communicate their corporate philosophies effectively to diverse internal and external stakeholders outside of Japan? This course will cover the following topics, from both an academic and practitioner’s perspective: 1) What is corporate philosophy? 2) What is the role of corporate philosophy in global business management? 3) How can Japanese firms effectively communicate their corporate philosophies to diverse stakeholders? The course draws on insights from the fields of intercultural management, corporate communications, organizational development, and corporate governance and is recommended for students who wish to deepen their knowledge of the relationship between corporate philosophy and global business expansion.
International enterprises enjoyed remarkable development in the past decades, amid warming globalization. Just like market share, revenue, branding, and business model, extraordinary capacity of human resource management is a critical part of modern enterprises’ competent. Excellent company always dominates in growing people of excellence.
On the other hand, many enterprises suffer from the shortage of qualified talents, especially for the high-level management, while young managers are not yet prepared to expose themselves to rigorous requirements and responsibilities as a competitive business leader.
When focusing into Japan, such a dilemma poses a past powerful expansion of the business and losing the leading position on each industry. Japanese management has been called as “Galapagos management” who focus only for the domestic market and poor to manage the global competition. On the other hand, neighbour country of China has been continuing unpredictable evolution with very high speed of so called “Dog Year”. Through the long time experience of lecturer on both business and teaching to MBA students, comparative management style will be taught practically.
Tsukuba MBA students are required to obtain knowledge and know-how based on the wisdom of superior leaders in the Global Business Competition.
Those are all so called “Executive Soft Power”.
Using cognitive-behavior psychology and other techniques, the course aims to familiarize the students with both actual coaching skills and intellectual understanding of these skills. The course will deal with both what personal growth means as well as how one can facilitate it. The course includes not only other-coaching but also self-coaching as self-development is essential for promoting growths in others.
This course is structured to provide an overview of basic theories, concepts, and practices of human resource management (HRM). Covering areas, such as recruiting, staffing, performance review, compensation and benefits, and training and development, the course aims to facilitate the understanding of how the design and execution of HRM could contribute to build up an effective and strong organization. The course is designed for students with years of working experiences, and they are expected to participate in the class discussions to exchange ideas and deepen the understanding of HRM and their current (and future) problems in the workplace.
The course is designed for students to acquire theoretical and practical understanding of stress management skills in the workplace. Using cognitive-behavior psychology, tension releasing exercises, hypnotic relaxation and other techniques, the course aims to familiarize students with actual stress reduction skills and the theories behind them.
This course offers an understanding of the human resource management in international business contexts. Topics include the changes of organization in the process of globalization, dynamics of human relations within organization, strategic human resource management, and issues related to recruitment, training and compensation across cultures. The course uses lectures and case study analysis methods, and students are expected to actively participate in the class discussion.
The ability to build and maintain strong relationships based on trust and mutual respect is one of the critical success factors to be an effective leader in today’s complex multinational organizations. At the same time, a leader must drive action and overcome resistance to deliver on expected outcomes. In this course students will learn about leadership based on group exercises, reading materials, and lectures based on the instructor’s experience at top global corporations in the aerospace and mass media industries, and the writings of professors and instructors at leading U.S. universities.
The success of business depends to a large extent on people. This course is designed to provide students with fundamental knowledge about how individuals behave at the workplace, how they are motivated and how they interact with each other. Specifically, course contents are composed of three dimensions, namely, individual, group and organization. For each dimension, integration between theory and implication will be considered. Classes will be a mixture of lectures, discussions and case studies and role plays.
This course will cover topics on learning practical management skills for newly appointed managers to promote performance. It will consist of the three key dimensions of management behaviors, 1) How to successfully make the transition from employee to manager, 2) Tips on how to carry out criticism and discipline, and 3) Strategies and behavior styles for mentoring, coaching, problem resolution. Students are expected to discuss and learn how to succeed and flourish as a manager using highly focused model for effective management.