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Mini MBA: 6. Financial Management (L03-6)


Dive into the exciting world of finance with Module 6 of our Mini MBA program, centred around "Strategic Financial Management and Investment Analysis".

This module will provide you with essential financial skills in a practical and engaging manner, steering clear of overly technical jargon. We'll look at typical differences between Japanese and overseas financial approaches, and analyze cases that reveal the best practices of leading global enterprises.

It's perfect for those managing an organization, a department, or specific projects, as well as anyone eager to enhance their financial understanding and make impactful investment decisions. Whether it's creating a business plan for a café or analyzing investment opportunities, this module transforms complex financial concepts into relatable and applicable skills. By the end of this journey, you will be equipped not only to contribute to your organization's financial health but also to make informed strategic decisions.

This is the special extra sixth module of our regular five month Mini-MBA program which you can join anytime, in any order, and includes a mix of learning activities.

Learning Objectives:

6.1 Organizational and Project Financial Management (Weeks 1 and 2)

  1. Understanding Financial Statements: Learn to interpret financial documents like balance sheets, equipping you to make more informed decisions and better manage your department's finances.

  2. Budgeting and Cost Control: Master the art of budgeting and cost control, ensuring the financial efficiency of your projects or department. Implement these skills in creating a practical, comprehensive business plan for a new café.

  3. Resource Allocation and Risk Assessment: Develop strategies for effective resource allocation and learn to assess financial risks in project financing. Apply these skills to manage the financial aspects of your café, ensuring its success as a business venture.

6.2 Investment and Company Performance Evaluation (Weeks 3 and 4)

  1. Investment Analysis Fundamentals: Gain insights into financial market dynamics and investment strategies, empowering you to make savvy investment decisions.

  2. Company Performance Evaluation: Learn to use financial ratios and indicators for evaluating a company's performance, a crucial skill for anyone involved in project development, mergers, and acquisitions, or equity research.

  3. Practical Analysis and Decision-Making: Analyze the simulated one-year performance of your new café, using this practical application to understand investment outcomes and make strategic decisions for future development.

Join Module 6 to not only enhance your professional expertise in financial management and investment analysis but also to apply these skills in real-world scenarios, making learning both practical and interesting.

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 Application: Apply a blend of Japanese and global leadership insights directly within your hybrid organization.

  • Bilingual Learning: Accessible for both Japanese and English speakers, fostering learning and communication skills enhancement.

  • Preparation for Global Ventures: Ideal preparation for pursuing an overseas full MBA, equipping with the mindset and skills crucial for success in global scenarios and application in a global Japanese organization post-MBA.

Module 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 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:

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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