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Mini MBA: 1. Global Leadership and Communication (L03-1)


This transformative program offers a fusion of Japanese and global management insights to empower you in excelling within hybrid organizations. Through a bilingual curriculum, this module aims to provide immediate practical applications and success in global roles. Join us on this journey to:

  • Understand Global Dynamics: Grasp the nuances between global and Japanese organizational cultures.

  • Develop Effective Leadership Styles: Acquire diverse leadership approaches crucial for navigating global contexts.

  • Master Global Performance Management: Learn methods and strategies for managing performance on a global scale.

This is part of a five month Mini-MBA program which you can join anytime, in any order, and includes a mix of learning activities.

Learning Objectives:

1.1 Global Communication (Weeks 1 & 2)

  • Understand the nuances of global organizations, highlighting differences and similarities with Japanese organizational cultures.

  • Identify and address gaps in cross-cultural communication, honing skills necessary for effective global communication.

  • Analyze case studies and challenges to apply practical solutions, culminating in a 360° survey challenge to enhance communication prowess.

1.2 Global Leadership (Weeks 3 & 4)

  • Define effective leadership styles suitable for diverse global environments, integrating Japanese and global perspectives.

  • Explore key aspects crucial for successful global leadership, focusing on adaptability and cross-cultural competence.

  • Engage with guest lectures, diving into relevant cases and best practices, enriching your understanding and application of global leadership concepts.


  • Immediate Applicability: Apply learnings directly within your hybrid organization, leveraging both Japanese and global management insights.

  • Bilingual Accessibility: Whether you speak Japanese or English, the program offers bilingual support, fostering language enhancement during or after the program.

  • Preparation for Global Ventures: If pursuing a full MBA abroad, this mini-MBA primes you with the right mindset, skills, and practical frameworks for success while enabling seamless application in a global Japanese organizational setting post-MBA.

Join the Mini MBA!

Embark on a transformative journey with the J-Global Mini MBA program, where the fusion of Japanese and global management insights empowers you to excel in hybrid organizations, through a comprehensive, bilingual curriculum designed for immediate practical application and success in global roles.

Module 1 Dates: (All Zoom webinars, Japan time)

Language Requirements:

  • This program is delivered bilingually in both Japanese and English to accommodate a diverse range of participants.

How to join

  • You can join this and over 30 other bilingual intercultural programs to develop your global leadership skills for just 5000 yen per month. Click the buttons below to start with a free coaching session and one month free trial.


What is a Mini-MBA?

A Mini MBA is a smart, low-risk investment delivering surer, more immediate results than a full MBA.

  • Mini MBAs are accelerated, part-time programs — a sprint, not a marathon.

  • Can be completed in a few weeks or months.

  • Costs as little as ¥150,000, compared to up to ¥30 million for a full MBA

  • Hyper-targeted curriculum helps students acquire needed skills in the moment.

  • Provides an expanded network equal to or better than traditional MBA programs.

  • You don’t need to leave your job to get a mini MBA.

What is the J-Global Mini-MBA?

A mini/micro-MBA is becoming popular around the world but it tends to only explain global best practices. An intercultural mini MBA explains in a. practical way how to adapt and apply those lessons for use in a Japan-based organization. Our program not only teaches the practical skills and mindset necessary for a global workplace but it has been developed in conjunction with experts in the field from Japan’s top universities, so it also includes academic content and advanced study skills that one would ordinarily gain from a full MBA. This program is fully bilingual, and includes an appreciation of Japan’s unique strengths in team-based organizations and how to bridge gaps with global counterparts which focus on individuals,

Do you have concerns such as these?

  • You want to build the strategic mindset and tools to win promotion and bigger global roles

  • You want to learn the principles of global strategy, marketing, sales, and organizational design, and how to apply them in Japan.

  • You need to develop key leadership and communication skills to bridge typical cultural gaps.

  • You need to create a new resilient mindset for self and your colleagues for dealing with constant, stressful unpredictable change.

  • You want to transform your role and your organization’s culture, strategy, and processes for global success

  • You are motivated to do an MBA but you are concerned about the costs, time, and lack of work-life balance


J-Global Mini MBA - All program group dates:

(All Zoom webinars, Japan time)

Choose the group (start date / time of day) that suits your schedule, and access other webinar dates freely if your availability changes:

Flexible learning order is possible.

1) You don't have to study from Module 1 to 5 in order. For example, if you start the program in module 2, and catch up with with module 1 later.

2) New groups start every few months in afternoons and evenings,, so if you miss any class, you can make it up in a different group ( different time of day, or different time of year.)

Learning webinars are 90 minute interactive lectures and discussion for understanding the topic. Study groups are 60 minute sessions for the members to practice the activities in case studies and related role-plays / simulations.


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