5月, 2016年

Hult MBAで感じたこと。上海キャンパスのSoyoun Parkさんの記事

2016-05-30

MBAでどのスクールにしようか検討する際は、そのスクールの学生がどんな生活をしていて何を感じているかを知ることは大変重要ですね。

今回は、Hult MBA上海キャンパスに在籍するSoyoun Parkさんの記事をご紹介します。

Soyounさんは7ヵ月のMBA生活の中で、以下の3つの大切なことを学んだそうです。
1.Make yourself uncomfortable(いばらの道を行くこと。)
2.Work as a team not as a group(グループではなくチームで動くこと。)
3.Expand your business knowledge and language(ビジネス知識を広く持つこと。)

具体的な内容は以下に原文のまま転載します。

News-studentblog-shanghai

Hult MBA上海キャンパスSoyoun Parkさんの記事(原文のまま)

It is hard to believe we are seven months in to our MBA at Hult’s Shanghai campus. Since Immersion back in September, we’ve covered: managerial economics, quantitative methods, international accounting, organizational behavior, leadership skills, and financial management. However, I’ve learned much more than these fundamental topics. As I pass the halfway mark of my MBA, I reflect 3 most important things I’ve learned so far.

1.Make yourself uncomfortable

It is, and should be, an incredibly hard decision to leave our ‘safe zone’ of a stable salary, guaranteed job, and career. It’s difficult to say goodbye to colleagues, friends, and family. For me, it was also not easy to leave the land of a familiar language, life style, and job.

Of course, I expected it would be hard to start in a new environment and build a life in a new area again. Actually, it was much harder than I expected. Everything was uncomfortable.

Classes are flowing interactions between classmates and workshops, discussion between students and professors is open and direct – very different from the classroom dynamic of my cultural background. It was hard and took some time to be comfortable again. However, it was great opportunity to learn how to be flexible, adapt in new environment, and leverage my existing skills and knowledge. You grow as a person when you leave your comfort zone!

2.Work as a team not as a group

What are the differences between working as a team and as a group? To be honest, didn’t know or care about the differences before my MBA. Working as a team is not about dividing into separate parts, there are not fixed roles or power dynamics between teammates. Creating a team is a process to develop synergy and reach.

Because nobody has a fixed status, teamwork is complicated and requires multiple communication skills: persuasion, listening, understanding, and being open minded and willing to change your opinions. As I previously worked in strict hierarchical company culture, it was unfamiliar to work in a team. Sometimes, it seems like it takes longer but it is incredibly valuable to learn how to work as a team and respect and learn from each other. Giving feedback and encouraging others is so important and – if you are like me and come from a culture where teamwork is not the norm – it’s time to learn how it works!

3.Expand your business knowledge and language

If you’ve had years of experience working in a specific industry, you can be a specialist but, at the same time, you can be stuck in your box, in certain ways of thinking and seeing.

During marketing class, we were constantly told: ‘Think like a CEO’. And this has really stuck in our minds. We have to broaden our view if we want to get out of our box and lead. The first step is to expand your business knowledge and along with it, your language and terminology. I can now understand and use more accounting, finance, and economics terminology that I ever used in my previous career. And I believe that this, in turn, is helping to extend my way of thinking and see things from multiple perspectives.

However, transforming your way of thinking is not easy. I am still struggling to change my level of thinking from a micro level to macro – seeing the big picture. I know that through discussing ideas and learning from my incredibly diverse classmates, my thinking and worldview will continue to evolve.

MBA or Master?Hultでどちらのプログラムを選択するべきか。

2016-05-12

Hult International Business Shoolには、MBAの他、Marketing, Finance, International Businessの3つのMaster プログラムがあります。
このうち、Master of International Business(MIB)は内容はMBAとほぼ同じですが、実務経験が3年以下の人が対象となるプログラムです。
逆に実務経験が3年以上ある人は、Master of International Businessに出願することができず、MBAを出願することになります。

3年以上の実務経験をつけてからMBAを専攻するか、それとも実務経験が3年未満でMIBを専攻するか、
悩みどころのひとつですね。

今回はHultのMBAとMIBを比較して見てみましょう。

学生プロフィール

MBAは平均年齢が31歳、平均実務経験年数が6年です。
一方、MIBはそれぞれ24歳、1年です。

age

取得単位

取得する単数はMBAが65単位、MIBが48単位。
MBAの方がハードです。

多くの点で共通するプログラム内容

MBAもMIBも最大で3つのキャンパスで学ぶことができるという点は同じです。学生の国籍はどちらも130カ国以上、両方ともダイバーシティに富んでいますね。

そのため、どちらのプログラムも国際感覚を養うための絶好の環境でビジネスを学ぶことができます。もちろん、教授陣の質も同様ですべての教授は国際ビジネスの経験が豊かです。

International

まとめ

大きな違いは「クラスメートのプロフィール」でしょう。
グループワークの多いこれら2つのプログラムは充実度がクラスメートによって変わります。実務経験は少ない将来のマネージャー達と若いネットワークを構築したいか、ある程度経験豊富でマネージャー経験もある人たちとのネットワークを構築したいか、など参考に考えてみては如何でしょうか。

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