The purpose of Field Courses are to learn logical decision making process through analyses of actual management practices and their backgrounds, as a practical application of the fundamental management theories.
Students will address a strategic issues being faced by client companies through field researches on, and discussions with, the executives and key players of the companies.
|Preparations for Field Research
|Field Research & Field Camp
Key Coffee Inc.
A coffee company operating in fields ranging from overseas coffee farming to production, sales, and management of related business operations
Osaki Medical Corporation
Medical supplies (pharmaceuticals, medical equipment, quasi-drugs and cosmetics), nursing care products, production and distribution of the obstetrics and gynecology brand "dacco"
Short-term field studies organized in cooperation with partner schools mainly in North America, Asia and Africa
In this course, students meet business leaders, cabinet members, artists and other key figures who are at the forefront of respective fields.
The discussions aim to create an active learning environment through three steps: preparatory research before meetings, interactive lectures, and review of what was learned.
KBS welcomes visiting lecturers from leading business schools abroad to provide opportunities for learning about the diversity of mindsets in the world and reconsidering one's own set of values against this global backdrop. In contrast to merely gaining new knowledge about the world, the Global Management Seminar Courses aim at stimulating the students to extend their own perception through discussions with the visiting lecturers.
For professional success, business leaders must gain both general and specialized skills. Elective Courses cover each core field of business management and are taught by instructors who also have extensive academic research backgrounds in their respective fields.
The classes aim at providing an opportunity for deeper study into issues that cannot be covered in other courses. Based on the students' awareness of today's business world and problem consciousness, they attempt to create a solution for an issue they are facing either in their private or professional lives. In their research project, MBA candidates receive guidance from faculty members with expertise related to their research topics.
"The aim of this course is for executive students to envision a desirable future with a cause in 30 to 40 years ahead, back-cast the future to the present to figure out the gap, and construct social/business strategies to fill the gap from the global viewpoint.
Business managers often focus on mid to short term strategy plans based on the “forecasting method.” Executive students in this course are expected to nurture long term views instead.
Students are also expected to combine their learnings and knowledge they earned during the field course and the overseas field course into this project.
The outcome of this project is publicly released every year to disseminate the idea of the cohort.
For MBA candidates whose professional life makes it possible, KBS offers a chance to apply for student exchange in one of the 50 partner schools around the world. The International Exchange Program takes place for one term during the second term of the second year and offers an additional opportunity for learning about management in the international context.