IUJ Business School Teaching Methods
Relating classroom teaching to “real business practices” is the aim of any business school. But, many business schools lack the kind of “real business environment” to make the business teaching meaningful. IUJ is different. At anytime you will find about 30 multinational corporations represented in the student body. Plus the kind of global environment which only a few top business schools in the world can offer a student body with a variety of backgrounds from 40 plus countries. Our team projects are designed in ways for students to learn how to communicate, lead, find problems and solutions, negotiate, and facilitate changes in organizations.
Established by close to 1,000 companies, including multinationals such as Sony, Matsushita, Toyota, we maintain a close relationship with the business community. Our regular guest speaker series attracts top business and government executives to the campus where students have ample opportunity to interact with them and hold face-to-face discussions.
Our superior IT environment provides excellent learning tools and databases for extensive business research.
IUJ MBA Program’s Teaching Methods
ENGLISH-BASED EDUCATION TO DEVELOP “WISE” INDIVIDUALS FOR GLOBAL BUSINESS AND SOCIAL LEADERSHIPS
GSIM’s Teaching/Learning Model
GSIM fully utilizes its key advantage of a campus located in a local rural area. Students and faculty live all the time on campus obligatorily for the first year, if belong to two year program; whereas, in one of the one year programs they are expected to live on campus unless a special permission is granted upon request. With a campus having students coming from around 35 countries every year, students are exposed to a multicultural and multinational environment.
The GSIM Model is complemented by eight major components as outlined in the Fig. 5-1. Though there are still many traditional lecture type classes, these classes include interactive activities such as student presentations analyzing companies and other organizations both from inside and outside Japan. For the core courses teaching assistants are recruited from among students to supervise the learning of students and oversee exams. The Case Method is being increasingly used both for qualitative and quantitative courses. Students are challenged with intensive group work, 4-5 guest speakers every academic term, 3 or 4 major field trips a year plus several short study tours by class instructors. Carefully designed opportunities for volunteer/social work assure continuous engagement and exposure.
we realize that some of the most important skills for business school students to learn are those focused specifically upon solving current, real-world challenges, and that the greatest level of learning will come from face-to-face interactions with companies and executives facing such issues.
IUJ-REP (Research & Education PLATFORM)
Embracing Current, Real world Challenges
IUJ-REP (Research & Education PLATFORM) is a comprehensive multidisciplinary approach through which our researchers tackle global issues in practical terms by conducting research in dynamic collaboration with alumni, companies and other IUJ stakeholders. At the Graduate School of International Management, we realize that some of the most important skills for business school students to learn are those focused specifically upon solving current, real-world challenges, and that the greatest level of learning will come from face-to-face interactions with companies and executives facing such issues. In an effort to integrate these elements into our existing curriculum, the GSIM faculty has created a number of joint faculty research and consulting projects (called PLATFORMs) focused on addressing the most complex and daunting challenges facing business leaders today in partnership with a variety of IUJ stakeholders.
Currently, the following PLATFORMs are organized by GSIM faculty:
- Community Involvement, Disaster Recovery and CSR
- The Innovations of ICT and Their Strategic Use in Governance, Society, and Globalization
- The Impact of Mobile Technologies on Markets and Societies
- Global Human Resource Development
- Performance Evaluation and Incentive System
- Toward Value Co-Creation through New Forms of Customer Relationships
- Global Strategy
- Corporate Environmental Strategy and Management
- Establishment of Collaboration and Human Interaction in the Context of International Business in Emerging countries
- Investments in Emerging Markets and Evaluation of the Impact of Natural Disaster on Economy
- Supply Chain Management and Environmental Sustainability
For more information about the IUJ-REP, please refer to:Research Report section.