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GLOBIS USA Launches to Bring MBA, VC, Online Learning, and Corporate Education to the Americas

, GLOBIS USA News  |  October 15, 2021

Chiyoda-ku, TokyoOn April 1, 2021, GLOBIS Corporation established GLOBIS USA Inc., based in San Francisco, California. This is GLOBIS’s first location in the Americas and an important step toward bringing the expertise of Japan’s No. 1 MBA to the global stage. Future business leaders will need diverse, expert knowledge to harness the power of technology and innovate in a new era of globalization–the era of Technovate.

GLOBIS USA will initially serve as a hub for corporate training programs and the GLOBIS Unlimited online learning platform. Eventually, Pre-MBA courses will also be offered both online and in person. The San Francisco location will also help support portfolio companies of GLOBIS Capital Partners, widening their reach as global ventures.

Serving as president of GLOBIS USA will be Tomoya Nakamura, former dean of GLOBIS University in Japan. The Board of Directors will include GLOBIS Corporation Managing Director Tomoko Kimijima and GLOBIS Digital Platform Director Alex Scharf.

GLOBIS USA marks an important step forward in the GLOBIS mission to support ecosystems of people, capital, and knowledge for a positive impact on the future of business. To date, over 170,000 students have completed GLOBIS courses, and over 1,120,000 have received corporate training. GLOBIS Capital Partners is a leading venture capital fund in Japan with a total AUM of over $1B. The next chapter in this legacy brings GLOBIS into a key market on the global stage.

On January 13, 2022, GLOBIS USA will host Creative Confidence for Startups, an online launch event featuring guest speaker Mr. Tom Kelley. As a partner at IDEO and founder and chairman at D4V, Mr. Kelley is a respected global authority on critical business skills such as storytelling and design thinking. In addition to a keynote speech, he will join GLOBIS USA President Tomoya Nakamura in a dialogue and address the audience in a Q&A. Details and sign-up information will be announced on GLOBIS USA’s official website nearer to the event.


Since its foundation in 1992, GLOBIS has fostered a vision to create and innovate societies by fostering management ecosystems of people, capital, and knowledge. Today, the company is involved in a range of activities, from higher education and corporate training to venture capital. GLOBIS also operates the G1 Institute and the KIBOW Foundation, both non-profit organizations to promote creativity and innovation in society. The GLOBIS MBA and corporate training programs are offered both online and in person across Japan, Shanghai, Singapore, and Thailand. GLOBIS University is the proud home of Japan’s No. 1 MBA and is rapidly growing to claim this title for all of Asia.


– GLOBIS University

 - English (Part-time MBA, Online MBA, and Full-time MBA)

 - Japanese (Part-time MBA and Online MBA)

– GLOBIS Corporation

 - GLOBIS Executive School

 - GLOBIS Management School

 - Corporate Training

 - GLOBIS Insights

 - GLOBIS Unlimited

– GLOBIS Capital Partners

– GLOBIS China

– GLOBIS Asia Pacific Pte. Ltd.

– GLOBIS Thailand Co. Ltd.


Other activities:

– G1 Institute

– KIBOW Foundation

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