MBA in Tokyo an unlikely path to entrepreneurial success

For budding entrepreneurs seeking to move abroad and live out their start-up dream, few look beyond the lure of Silicon Valley. However, in a world where differentiation is essential, Jesús Rodríguez decided to take a distinctly different route, opting to nurture his entrepreneurial acumen among the bright lights of Japan’s capital, Tokyo.


It is a move that appears to have paid off. After getting an MBA from Japan’s largest business school at GLOBIS University, Rodríguez returned to Mexico City where serves as CEO of Madness Entertainment – a film licensing and distribution company that specializes in Japanese content.


Rodríguez says the company is the continuation of a project that began in a Venture Strategy course during his MBA.


“After managing a couple of start-ups in Mexico, I realized I needed more formal education in business administration,” says Rodríguez. “So, for my next big step, I moved to Tokyo and started my MBA at GLOBIS.”


“I always knew there were other, more academically oriented MBA programs but my passion has been always to start a new business, which aligned perfectly with the entrepreneurial spirit of GLOBIS.”


He says his time in Japan helped him develop both unique perspectives and practical knowledge.


“My current role has been possible to a great extent thanks to the knowledge I acquired during my MBA, and the work experience and contacts I developed in Tokyo,” he explains.


“Most of what I learned in my MBA, I am using right now in my professional life.”


GLOBIS University is Japan’s leading business school, offering MBA programs entirely in English both on-campus in Tokyo and online.


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