- DD/EXDouble Degree / Exchange Programs
Hitotsubashi ICS offers Double Degree programs for students in the Two-Year MBA program. Students may earn MBAs from two schools after fulfilling the residence and the credit requirements at both, over two years. Hitotsubashi ICS offers Double Degree programs with:
Hitotsubashi ICS has bilateral MBA exchange agreements with excellent schools outside Japan. We host 3-4 month stays from students from, and send our own students (in the Two-Year MBA program) for stays at, these schools:
- Drucker School of Management, Claremont Graduate University (Claremont, CA, USA)
- Darden School of Business, University of Virginia (Charlottesville, VA, USA)
- Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University (Evanston, IL, USA)
- Shidler College of Business, University of Hawai’i at Mānoa (Honolulu, HI, USA)
- Olin Graduate School of Business, Babson College (Wellesley, MA, USA)
- Yale School of Management, Yale University (New Haven, CT, USA)
- INCAE Business School (Alajuela, Costa Rica)
- Guanghua School of Management, Peking University (Beijing, China)
- School of Business, Renmin University of China (Beijing, China)
- CUHK Business School, The Chinese University of Hong Kong (Hong Kong, China)
- Graduate School of Business, Seoul National University (Seoul, South Korea)
Intensive study programs feature company visits and group projects as well as classroom time. They range from one to several weeks, sometimes involving a partner school and include Global Network Week, GNW Tokyo, and Doing Business in Asia, a 16-day intensive course, offered through the BEST Alliance, for comparative study of business practices in Beijing, Seoul and Tokyo.
- BESTBEST Alliance
Along with a global mindset, future business leaders need to develop regional savvy in vast and dynamic East Asia. The BEST Alliance (Beijing Seoul Tokyo) – uniting Hitotsubashi ICS with esteemed regional partners Guanghua School of Management at Peking University and Graduate School of Business at Seoul National University – helps you do precisely that. The three schools engage in student exchange, joint offering of a signature course in comparative study (Doing Business in Asia), research collaboration at the doctoral level, and annual symposia.The BEST Alliance program is sponsored by the governments of Japan, China and Korea to encourage trilateral exchange of students and increased cooperation in higher education in East Asia.The BEST Alliance grant will support activities associated with the BEST Business School Alliance between Hitotsubashi ICS, Peking University’s Guanghua School of Management and Seoul National University’s Graduate School of Business. Our partners in Beijing and Seoul also received grants from their governments to support their activities related to the BEST Business School Alliance. We were the only schools of management or economics to receive this grant, a strong indication that the governments of these three countries consider us as the premier institutions developing global business leaders in East Asia.
The objective of the BEST Alliance is to facilitate full-fledged research and educational cooperation between the three prominent business schools, which are located in the capital cities of China, Japan, and South Korea. The idea of this business school partnership was born out the Trilateral Cooperation Vision 2020 that was jointly created by the governments of China, Japan, and South Korea in May 2010 to explore cooperative partnerships between the three countries, which are increasingly becoming the center of the world economy.
The BEST Business School Alliance provides a platform for business leaders, academicians, and students in these three nations to develop a deeper understanding in each other’s economy, business, society, and culture, as well as other important business-related aspects that are unique to the partner countries.
To do this, the Alliance will feature joint educational collaboration in degree and non-degree programs and opportunities to produce cutting-edge, world-class research in business and management. Some of these activities include student exchange programs, dual degree programs, study tours of partner schools, faculty and staff exchanges, and research collaboration through joint research activities and publications, as well as an annual joint research symposium. Where possible, the partner schools will also exchange academic and administrative information and materials in areas of mutual interest.
This is a 3-week elective program where students have a chance to travel all 3 cities (Beijing, Seoul and Tokyo) to meet the most prominent business leaders from world’s famous companies. This program is open to all students currently enrolled at Hitotsubashi ICS, SNU GSB and PKU GSM. However, credits will only be given towards those in 2 year program and going in to their second year. The number is limited to 10 from each school, and credit-eligible students have the priority to participate. Further details will be announced shortly. Contact your MBA office for more information.
- GNAMGlobal Network for Advanced Management
Hitotsubashi ICS melds global learning with regional savvy.
“The Global Network is an indispensable element of education at Hitotsubashi. Our students can get lessons about managing diverse teams, collaboration across cultures, and learning from differences. They can develop great skills for leading in a global organization.”
- Dean Kaz Ichijo, Hitotsubashi ICS; Vice Chair, Global Network Steering Committee
Hitotsubashi ICS is a founding member, and the only member in Japan, of the Global Network for Advanced Management, an alliance of 30 (and counting) leading business schools that connects you to exceptional global opportunities. Hitotsubashi ICS is an energetic member of the Network, with our Dean serving as a Vice Chair in its Steering Committee. We’ve hosted a number of Global Network events, and our students are among the most active in reaping the benefits of Network membership.
These are 1-week intensive courses held in locations all over the world,offering Global Network school students selections from among 15 modules on 5 continents. As of 2018, almost 5,000 students worldwide had participatedin GNW. Hitotsubashi ICS students are avid travelers for GNWs, with more than 90% taking advantage of this exciting option each year in destination cities such as Bangalore, Cape Town, Hong Kong, Madrid, and New Haven.
And, our own “GNW Tokyo” has been voted one of the top three mostover-subscribed programs since we joined the Network back in 2014 - and number two, only after Yale SOM, for the last 3 years.
Similar to small network online courses, or SNOCs, are virtual courses offered by Global Network member schools, via an online platform and video conferencing for lectures and discussions. You’ll improve virtual teamwork skills through substantive projects, developing working relationships and cross-cultural perspectives. In 2017-18, for example, students could choose from among some High Tech Entrepreneurship (IE Business School);
Political Strategies of Multinational Companies (FGV-EAESP); Urban Resilience, offered in a collaboration among five Network partner schools; and others.
Hosted by the Yale School of Management, is a one-of-a-kind contest dedicated to equity investments. Student teams from Global Network schools submit five investment ideas from the country where they attend school, for a chance to win cash prizes.
Global Network Member Schools
Launched in 2012, the Global Network for Advanced Management includes 32 business schools from diverse regions, countries, cultures, and economies in different phases of development. Schools serve a three-year term that can be renewed without limit.
- EGADE Business School, Tecnológico de Monterrey (Mexico)
- FGV Escola de Administração de Empresas de São Paulo (Brazil)
- Haas School of Business, University of California Berkeley (USA)
- INCAE Business School (Costa Rica, Nicaragua)
- Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile School of Business (Chile)
- Sauder School of Business, University of British Columbia (Canada)
- Yale School of Management (USA)
- Asian Institute of Management (The Philippines)
- Business School, Renmin University of China (China)
- Fudan University School of Management (China)
- Hitotsubashi University, Graduate School of International Corporate Strategy (Japan)
- Hong Kong University of Science and Technology Business School (China)
- Indian Institute of Management Bangalore (India)
- National University of Singapore Business School (Singapore)
- Seoul National University Business School (South Korea)
- University of Indonesia Faculty of Economics (Indonesia)
- UNSW Business School (Australia)
Europe, Middle East, and Africa
- SDA Bocconi School of Management, Bocconi University (Italy)
- ESMT Berlin (Germany)
- HEC Paris (France)
- IE Business School (Spain)
- IMD (Switzerland)
- INSEAD (France, Singapore)
- Koç University Graduate School of Business (Turkey)
- Lagos Business School, Pan-Atlantic University (Nigeria)
- London School of Economics and Political Science, Department of Management (United Kingdom)
- Saïd Business School, University of Oxford (United Kingdom)
- Strathmore Business School (Kenya)
- Technion-Israel Institute of Technology (Israel)
- UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School (Ireland)
- University of Cape Town Graduate School of Business (South Africa)
- University of Ghana Business School (Ghana)