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The Global MBA student body brings together a diverse group of people from all over the world, with various academic and professional backgrounds and a broad range of life experience. See what students have to say about our program and their experiences studying at Doshisha Business School.

Current students on why they chose the Doshisha Global MBA

[2020 Entry Students]

Current Student

Greg Koch, Canada (2020)

Based on good reviews from past graduates and the sustainability aspect of the program, I decided to join. As I'm writing this Corona is striking at the heart of our global societies, almost certain to irrevocably change the way we live, think and do business for the foreseeable future. Moving forward, I have a sense that the demand for more sustainable ways of living and doing business is only going to grow larger. I'm hoping the new skills and approaches I learn will help me meet the challenges of an ever changing business landscape, plus help create a future utilising technology, sustainable methods and innovative ideas to deal with climate change and other challenges of the 21st century.
Current Student

Nick Linnan, U.S.A. (2020)

I am overjoyed to begin the global MBA program at Doshisha University this year. Doshisha University has always been an institution that I have admired, and I quickly fell in love with the breathtaking landscapes of Kyoto. Since the beginning, I was drawn to the global aspect of this program. It is a privilege to work alongside my fellow students from all around the world. Thanks to them I can broaden my perspective and I hope that I can impart some of my knowledge onto them as well. After graduating I aspire to establish my own company that can strengthen the bond between Japan and the U.S. I have no doubts that the academic and social environments at Doshisha University will allow me to make a positive impact on the world.

Wong Laam Fai, Hong Kong (2020)

I had been studying in Japan for six years. After I graduated from Doshisha University for my bachelor degree, I decided to continue my student life in Doshisha for my personal development and future career. After I enrolled in DBS I met and studied together with many brilliant students from different cultural backgrounds from all around the world and learned a lot from kind and patient professors who led us with helpful skills and knowledge to succeed in our future careers. DBS facilities are advanced and user-friendly, they provide a comfortable environment and atmosphere to help so that students can engage in a positive study mood to increase our academic efficiency. Also, DBS office staff are considerate and informative, always being prepared to provide us with useful information when we have problems about school and life in Japan.

[2021 Entry Students]

Current Student 2021

Lawrence Andrew Medina, U.S.A. (2021)

After living in Japan over the last 15 years, I wanted to expand my business knowledge and looked at various MBA programs. Unlike other MBA programs in Japan, I liked how Doshisha's MBA program emphasized sustainability, culture, and a diverse student body. In addition, the focus on "Green Business" perfectly aligns with my previous position at a Japanese cosmetics company. One of the main issues that plagued my clients was developing and maintaining sustainable development goals. Using the tools at Doshisha, I can learn how a business can be more green, and I hope to provide my clients with better insight into building sustainable organizations. Moreover, I thrive in environments where diverse peers and faculty alike can discuss and find solutions to the challenges of working with foreign and domestic clients, particularly regarding sustainability issues.
Current Student 2021

Jae Eun Jung, Korea (2021)

The reason why I decided to attend DBS is because its differentiated curriculum such as sustainability in business, culture and creativity, and business in Asia attracted me. My impression of the program so far is that it not only focuses on business fundamentals but also takes an integrated approach to upskilling people with practical and valuable skills that underline good business practice now and for the future. Therefore, I am confident that the informative program and knowledgeable faculty members will guide me to achieve my academic goals so that I will be able to take a leading role in my future career.
Current Student 2019

Robert Mugema, Uganda (2021)

I chose Doshisha Business School because I wanted to acquire business knowledge that could help me establish a venture capital to help coffee farmers in my community since findings of my research showed that venture capital could address most of their problems. After joining DBS, I was impressed by the unique skills studied in courses such as Operation and Strategic Management, which challenged my expectations. I was also impressed by the multicultural academic environment where students from different backgrounds express their opinions on different topics hence learning from each other.
Current Student 2021

Dhiyan Arini, Indonesia (2021)

I feel grateful to pursue one of my goals to continue studying in Kyoto, Japan, and it is challenging to balance our new "normal" study style because of this pandemic. However, it is rewarding at the same time that I can share my previous experiences with other students who have different backgrounds and cultures so that I can have great insights and opinions both in the learning process and in understanding other businesses as a whole. Furthermore, guided by many renowned Professors in Doshisha, I believe that learning new skills will help me to face challenges in the business world with technological developments and sustainable innovations.