There are only a handful of MBA students who are Japanese at Haas School of Business. Japan was the 2nd largest economy until recently. Doing what you are told will not drive economic growth, it will make competition even worse and profitability goes to zero, according to Microeconomics Theory on Longterm Equilibium of Pricing (Increase in the number of suppliers drives sales price down).
What we need is someone who can make changes, drive economic growth and create wealth for the company and the society. Haas School of Business at UC Berkeley will teach you how to think differently and drive innovation. I think this is one of the best value propositions I have ever seen from anyone.
1. Why Berkeley for your MBA program:
UC Berkeley is a large research university and is very strong in research area such as Electrical Engineering, Semicondustor, Computer Science, Genetech, Nanotech, Clean Energy and so on. In the social science area, there are infinite numbers of experts in the research area in Public Policy Making, Economics and so on.
While studying at Haas (UCB MBA Program), there will be numerous opportunities to listen to the lectures by experts in many different subject area, to have joint project with graduate student from various engineering schools, to create your own research agenda or write a business plan for your own start up venture idea.
MBA program does not mean that you go through one size fits all one or two year program. We all have different professional background and how we want to shape our future carriers are all different. Berkeley MBA program with many certificate programs in areas listed below, allows you to develop in depth knowledge and skill, and to prepare you for taking a new position in the industry of your choice. ( Consultants, VC, Investment bank, Real Estate, Private Equity, Entrepreneur, CSR, MOT, Health, etc)
But most of all, UC Berkeley is not only where students turn themselves into innovative leaders, it is where people from different back ground interact with each other to shape the future of our society so we can make the world a better place.
Even after you graduate from UC Berkeley, there will be many opportunity to stay involved. As Berkeley is on the West Coast of the United State and a short subway ride from San Francisco International Airport, you may be able to visit Berkeley every time you visit the USA on business or on vacation. Now a days, with SNS tools such as Facebook, LinkedIn and also with the help from Haas Alumni organization, it will be easier to stay connected to your classmates at Haas. In Tokyo, UC Berkeley Alumni Association has frequent events including a party at US Embassy in Nov 2008 and a lecture by Mr. Kitashiro, ex Chairman of IBM Japan.
The party at the US Embassy: http://www.berkeleyjapan.net/gyouji/gyoujiEfile/UC_2008_birgeneau_nov10/2008_us-embassy_birgeneau_reception.htm
Lecture on Innovation http://www.berkeleyjapan.net/gyouji/gyoujiJfile/Kitashiro07.html
Alumni network http://www.haas.berkeley.edu/groups/alumni/
MBA program at UC Berkeley has been an incredible and rewarding experience for each one of us who had the opportunity to ENDURE it. The amount of the knowledge one can earn through the program justifies every penny of very expensive tuition ($100,000) and the effort one has to put in, but the ability to tap into the brain power of the University of California community (Professors, graduate students and alumni) even after you graduate is what makes the MBA programs at the University of California so compelling.
I encourage you to apply to the MBA program at UC Berkeley. When you compose your essays, make sure that what you are explaining is unique enough so that the reader can pretty much recall what you have mentioned in the essay. Mind Mapping technique is an effective way to list up and organize your thoughts.
OPTIONAL ESSAY SUGGESTION:
In addition to subjects regarding your professional goal, you might want to mention some of social issues we have in our society, how you might be able to work with others within the University of California System while you are MBA students at Berkeley to gain insights into possible solution and how your studies, experience and connection while at Berkeley will help your participation in combating social issues after you graduate. (e.g. poverty, conflicts, world peace, public consensus building to boost new industry, education system, global warming, etc)
Perhaps, Berkeley MBA admission committee is looking for someone who will not only succeed professionally, but also someone who will speak up to shape public consensus, help others combating social issues and participate in the effort to make the world a better place. http://www.berkeleyjapan.net/dousoukai/calfmsgE.htm
Tips on writing “Personal Statement ” Essay Structure, flow, MUST SEE
Come join Univ. of Calif Community. http://www.universityofcalifornia.edu/campuses/welcome.html
Added Oct 17 2009
UC Berkeley Professor Oliver Williamson wins 2009 Nobel Prize in Economics:
“Berkeley strives for excellence. 35 of 36 departments ranks top 10 in USA”.
”The energy you feel here in Berkeley is incredible. You can not walk on this campus without being picked up by others who want to have discussion on so many intellectually stimulating topics.”
Economist Magazine – Nobel Prize Economics 2009
取引コスト アプローチ Transaction Cost Approach Williamson
人的資本のマネジメント : 取引コスト・アプローチからの考察
2) Berkeley’s Specialties: Certificate programs, joint degrees, recognized top MBA area.
See Page 24-28 of the brochure for Full time MBA Program:
a) Service Science Management Engineering SSME (See Detail Google Knol SSME)
c) New Venture Fianance From Entrepreneur’s point of view
d) Venture Capital & Private Equity
e) M&A strategy is a must in this over capacity of supply era.
f) Alternative Energy 50 % of VC funding is in Alternative Energy
R&D program with BP / Exxon $500 Million over 10 years.
Dr Steven Chu Dept of Energy
In Japanese http://goldenbear.exblog.jp/11151177/
i) Joint program with School of Law:
Intellectual property strategy is essential. http://www.law.berkeley.edu/institutes/bclt/
See introduction to IP Law: http://blog.livedoor.jp/qingye1112/archives/cat_15094.html
Courses in IP Law available at Berkeley Boalt Law School.
MIT has Syllabus and Reading assignments available on OCW (Open Courseware):
Browse through course description concerning “Laws of ……”
Double Degree: Law School, Public Health URL Added Oct 17 2009
j) Public Policy Making –
One week visit to the Washington DC. http://goldenbear.exblog.jp/10528096/
The Washington Campus http://kelley.iu.edu/kjsa/extraprogram/washington.htm
RE: Question about student visas
After some research, we cannot find anything which would indicate that a foreign student could NOT study in a part-time MBA program. As long as the student has the I-20 from the school, we would issue the visa, assuming the student is otherwise qualified.
Unquote Confirmation received shortly before Sept 14 2010 from US Embassy Tokyo.
3. Recommended courses: Electives
a) Competitive Strategy (Competitive advantage is the only source of profit )
b) Leadership ( all other efforts are waisted without a good leader )
e) New Venture Finance ( From Entrepreneur’s point of view. )
g) Sales force management & channel design
3. Core Courses
b) Organizational Behaviors
c) Financial Accounting
d) Marketing http://www.oxlearn.com/default.aspx
f) Corporate Finance
h) Business Ethics
Blog: http://betterworldpilot.blogspot.com/ Let’s make the world a better place together
APPLYING FOR MBA
- Studying for GMAT (Japanese)
- Diary of 2009 MBA Applicant
- Managing the Process (Japanese)
- Links to MBA Blogs (Japanese)
- MBA Tests, GMAT, TOEFL in Tokyo
- Excellent Study Guide & Application Mgmt in Japanese
- Tips for Essays, Applications – Adam Markus
- MBA Consulting Service in Tokyo / Sundai
WHAT TO STUDY @ MBA SCHOOL ?
- ROIC is it ! See Jan 9 09 presentation
- UCB – MBA Class Description in Japanese
- Marketing PPT Slides
- Strategy Class Syllabus
- UCB – Innovation by big corporation
- USC – Exciting Entrepreneurship Lecture
- NorthWestern – Curriculum in Japanese
- UCLA Course Detail in Japanese
- Emory Univ. – Japanese MBA Site
- BerkeleyMBA – Japanese Blogs
- USC – Exciting Lecture Eample
- Innovation – But How ?
- Hitstsubashi ICS – Course Description
NTT Data http://www.nttdata.co.jp/bs2006/day/pdf/d3_i13.pdf Web Marketing
NTT AgileNet http://www.nttdata.co.jp/event/report/usinsight/
NTT 研究所 http://www.ntt.co.jp/RD/OFIS/magazine.html
MSK 国際戦略研究所の情報誌 Movin: http://www.mitsubishicorp.com/jp/bg/cs/dstrategy2.html
MIT Open Courseware http://ocw.mit.edu/OcwWeb/web/home/home/index.htm
Knowlege@ Wharton http://knowledge.wharton.upenn.edu/
14) VOTE HERE AND TALK TO YOUR CONGRESSMAN IF YOU THINK THIS IS A GOOD IDEA !
雇用を創出する新たな産業の立ち上げや 楽天、ユニクロ、Softbank等の優位性がありMarket NeedsにあったVentureを立ち上げる為には Creativeで Innovativeな人材を増やす必要があります。 海外のTop Levelのﾋﾞｼﾞﾈｽスクールや NanoTech, WebMedia, CleanEnergy、社会政策等の専門分野の大学院等に留学する人間に対しては 企業からの奨学金制度を拡充し １００％所得税税額控除を企業に対し認める必要があります。
異文化に触れ、Innovative Spritのある人材との交流等 多様な経験が経済の発展には必要です。