Faculty

Hitotsubashi ICS faculty offer the best of research and practice.

With collective expertise at the world’s leading institutions in both academe and business, Hitotsubashi ICS faculty
  • Engage with you personally
  • To help you optimize your learning
  • In the critical move from skill acquisition to intentional, clear thinking in business leadership

Hitotsubashi ICS recruits its research faculty from top programs including MIT, the University of Michigan, Penn State University, the University of Chicago, the University of Pennsylvania, Carnegie-Mellon University, and the University of Minnesota. Most have taught at other business schools: Dean Kazuo Ichijo at IMD in Switzerland; Yoshinori Fujikawa at Pennsylvania State University; Kentaro Koga at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; Erica Okada at the Wharton School of Business, University of Pennsylvania; Hiroshi Ono at the Stockholm School of Economics; Tish Robinson at the Stern School of Business, New York University; and Kangyong Sun at Peking University.

We take the practice of business just as seriously. More than half our full-time faculty have served as leaders in global business. Collectively, they offer experience from multinational and Japanese firms such as First Boston, Merrill Lynch, The Bank of Tokyo, UBS Investment Bank for UBS Securities Japan, McKinsey & Company, Morgan Guaranty, A.T. Kearney, Nomura Research Institute, Dentsu, Toyota Corporation, and many more. Others bring executive-level insights from entrepreneurial and venture capital initiatives. Many are graduates of leading business schools including Harvard University, George Washington University, Stanford University, and Columbia University.

With this rich diversity of knowledge and experience, Hitotsubashi ICS faculty are united in their dedication to leading-edge business education.
To a degree that is rare today in professional school programs, our faculty are available to you inside and outside the classroom, through the school’s many interactive student-faculty events, and the Seminar (“zemi”) system in which each full-time faculty provides individual mentorship to 4-5 students. Faculty who lead Seminars within the MBA program are marked with an asterisk (*).