Advanced Business Topics
Japan Solutions' Pre-MBA is a full-time, eight-week program designed to prepare graduate level Japanese students, who have high intermediate to advanced English, to study for an MBA Program at North American and English speaking European universities.
Course activities focus on all elements of language learning (reading, writing, listening, speaking), especially as these apply to the language of the business world. The course also will focus on specific academic and business-related areas, such as improving business report writing, research, case study analysis, leadership and presentation skills.
Intensive language study as it relates to Business English usage.
Business-related projects: All students will be required to complete a major case study team project that involves considerable research, analysis of economic and financial data, a written report – including a recommendation – and a related oral presentation.
Content-related modules, such as the following, to introduce language used in a business environment:
International Business Issues
Financial and Management Accounting
This program prepares international students for admission and successful study in competitive American, Canadian, United Kingdom and other MBA programs held in English.
Our PreMBA program supports your admissions and successful completion to graduate programs by offering the following:
• Admissions interview training
• GMAT and application essay writing development
• Assistance in identifying MBA programs that match your professional goals and academic profile
• Cooperation with MBA programs that offer conditional admission.
To help ensure your success once you gain admissions, our PreMBA program provides:
• Training in case study analysis
• Development of effective oral presentation and seminar intercultural communication skills
• Development of critical reading and writing skills required for MBA programs
• Exposure to economics, management, and finance vocabulary and concepts
• Workshops and lectures by entrepreneurs and MBA faculty
Instruction combines both the development of English language and academic skills with course content and instructional methodology similar to that in American MBA programs.
Reading/Writing for Graduate Programs
Oral Business Case Studies
•Oral Business Case Studies: In this course, students focus on developing their academic English vocabulary and listening/speaking language proficiency skills as they discuss, analyze, synthesize, explain, report, and present case studies. The case study method is widely used for instruction in MBA programs, and this course offers students practice with the methodology using Harvard Business School Field Case Study materials.
•GMAT Preparation: Students develop their reading and writing skills and apply these skills for the purpose of meeting the admissions requirements of the MBA or other graduate programs. The course focuses on test taking strategies to score well on the GMAT, when English is the applicant's second language, academic and business vocabulary, and analytical essay writing.
• Reading and Writing for Graduate Programs: In this course, students develop their ability to read and write graduate-level texts. Each student conducts in-depth library research into a topic of interest in their graduate field of study and writes an analytical literature review. The course also includes a comprehensive review of academic written English grammar..
•Entrepreneurship and the Business Plan: With instructor guidance, students in this course work in teams to create a small business. Teams research, prepare and present a business plan with operational business and competitive and marketing strategies and a statement of cash flow. The Delaware Small Business Development Center (SBDC) provides speakers for the class and online workshops on aspects of business planning. At the end of the course, the teams make a formal presentation of their plans and are questioned by the Director of the Delaware SBDC.
Workshops and Services
•Workshops ◦ Resume Writing Critical and Analytical Thinking
◦How to read the Wall Street Journal
•Additional services ◦Two visits to area corporations
◦ Personal counseling on MBA program choice
◦Application preparation and application essay revision
◦ Letters of recommendation, and
◦ Tutoring for GMAT or GRE.
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