The Fox EMBA Tokyo program recently began a monthly lecture series to enhance the student and alumni experience. Professors from all over the world are flown into Tokyo to provide lectures on trending and relevant topics.
On March 8, Managerial Information Systems Professor James Moustafellos lectured the Tokyo students on how drawing out a problem can help you visualize complex business problems that today’s leaders are faced with daily. He brought concrete examples of real-world problems that he has been working on with his clients into the classroom for students to consider. Moustafellos explained how though drawings can be messy and disorganized at first, you can get a clearer image each time you practice the drawing and eventually you can find the solution to the problem more efficiently.
On April 8, Finance Professor Pedro Kono conducted a Post-EMBA workshop titled, “Personal Investments.” Alumni from various former Fox EMBA Tokyo classes attended the workshop, including members of the classes of 1998, 2009, 2014, and 2016. Professor Kono spoke on the importance of personal investments that may help you retire near age 60. Professor Kono used various Excel spreadsheets to display how to best manage personal assets and consider the appropriate risk for your investments.
On April 12, Legal Studies Professor Michael Valenza gave a lecture on, “Territorial Disputes in the East China and South China Seas.” Professor Valenza discussed the ongoing territorial disputes in this unique and influential region and explained the historical background, regulations, and the current events in this area and what makes the issue so complex.