- チョルパン アスリ教授
- Class Information
- ■ Strategic Management
- Q: Please share with us your research and expertise.
- I’m a Professor of Corporate Strategy at the Graduate School of Management and Graduate School of Economics. My research is on large enterprises that are highly diversified, mostly into unrelated businesses. So I’m working on the development of business groups like Samsung in South Korea, Tata in India and Wallenberg Group in Sweden and conglomerates like Berkshire Hathaway in the US and Softbank in Japan. Another topic that I research is corporate governance, and in particular executive compensation. I’m now teaching Strategic Management and in the fall semester will be teaching Corporate Strategy and Organization.
- Q: What’s your expectation of the KCCDO program and the students?
- As the students of this program can get an MBA from Kyoto University and an MMH from Cornell, they should develop strong leadership capabilities with the MBA program, and a hospitality mindset and knowledge with the MMH program. Students should also have a global mindset, learning different ways to do business and cultures of two different nations. We also hope that the students can have an international career option. If you’re just having an MBA from Japan, your options will be mostly limited to Japan, but now you also have a degree from the US, then you can work in the US, or probably with two degrees from Japan and US you can have career options anywhere in the world.
- Q: To help us reach your expectation, what kind of support, speaking from your expertise or networks, would you provide for the students?
- Speaking as the head of the program from Kyoto University’s side, for the courses, in the first semester we want you to have a strong background by learning core MBA courses. So you will learn about strategy, finance, marketing, and so on. In the last semester, you will have more flexible options. You could specialize in, for example, hospitality that you also learn in Cornell; but you also have options to take more finance or accounting related courses as well. We want you to have a wide range of options to specialize in different subjects that will well link to your career after the program finishes.
We also try to help you as much as possible with internships and career opportunities in Japan, because our networks are mostly in Japan. There are many executives who work in various industries that will be teaching you, especially in the last semester, so you’ll be meeting them and increasing your networks. Once you want to work in a company and want to interact with people in the industry, you will have a network already established when you are a student here. This kind of wide academia-industry collaboration is one of the strengths of the Graduate School of Management of Kyoto University and we would like to offer you as many interactions with industry leaders as possible.
- 【Interviewer】Jia CAI (KC-CDO ‘23)
- It was great to know that Professor Coplan’s answers corresponded with my expectation of the program even before enrolment. What’s amazing about KC-CDO is that you can specialize on hospitality studies, but at the same time, it allows you to find inspirations in other fields, for instance, from abundant choices of courses both at Kyoto and Cornell. Sometimes it can be these optional credits which determine your career passion!
御立 尚資 氏
ハン H. スプリング 氏
関口 倫紀 氏