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Mini MBA: 3. Global Competitive Strategy (L03-3)


This module dives deep into strategic planning, fostering skills to apply strategic frameworks for growth and effective execution in the competitive business landscape. Join us on this transformative journey to:

  • Master Strategic Planning Best Practices: Acquire knowledge of strategic planning methods, competencies, and understanding of the surrounding environment and stakeholders.

  • Apply Strategic Frameworks for Growth: Learn to apply strategic thinking to enhance business growth and development strategies.

  • Execute Strategies for Business Development: Develop skills for successful strategy execution vital for organizational growth and success.

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:

Strategic Planning Best Practices (Weeks 1 & 2)

  • Grasp strategic planning methods and approaches, understanding their relevance and application in different business scenarios.

  • Develop competencies required for strategic planning, including analytical skills to assess the business environment and stakeholders' impact.

  • Analyze and interpret the surrounding environment and stakeholder influence, aligning them effectively with strategic planning initiatives.

Strategic Management (Weeks 3 & 4)

  • Understand the interconnectedness between strategy and business development, identifying avenues for business growth and expansion.

  • Develop skills in strategy execution, including resource allocation, alignment of objectives, and adapting strategies in dynamic environments.

  • Engage with guest lectures, exploring relevant cases and best practices in strategic management, enriching understanding and application of strategic concepts.

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.


  • Immediate Applicability: Apply insights directly to your hybrid organization, leveraging Japanese and global management styles learnt during the program.

  • Bilingual Support: Whether proficient in Japanese or English, the program accommodates both languages, facilitating learning and enhancing communication skills.

  • Preparation for Global Ventures: Preparing for an overseas full MBA, this bilingual mini-MBA instils the right mindset, skills, and practical frameworks for success while providing tangible ideas for application in a global Japanese organization post-MBA.

Module 3 Dates: (All Zoom webinars, Japan time)

Please note: The class on 28 May at 20:00 is now on 29 May at 21:15.

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 a 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 at 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 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:

Please note: The class on 28 May at 20:00 is now on 29 May at 21:15.

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 module 1 later.

2) New groups start every few months in the 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 discussions 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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