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2022/02/22 ・ 02/26 ・ 03/02 ・ 03/05 ・ 03/09 ・ 03/12



Thank you for the great attention.
Due to the large number of applicants, we have closed the call for applications.

修了者には、早稲田大学ビジネス・ファイナンス研究センターおよびRady School of Management, UCSDの連名による修了証を授与します。

A mini-program, “MicroMBA” will be held for Undergraduates, Graduated students, Ph.D. candidates, Post-Docs, and Junior scientists and engineers who has Science/Technical background.
In this program, lectures on MBA-level knowledge of business will be given.

MicroMBA is a tie-up program with University of California at San Diego, thus all sessions will be held in English.

The Certificate of Completion from Institute for Business and Finance, Waseda University and Rady School of Management, UCSD will be awarded.

2020年度 MicroMBAダイジェスト

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■主 催Host

早稲田大学ビジネス・ファイナンス研究センター 科学技術とアントレプレナーシップ研究部会
Science, Technology and Entrepreneurship Research Group at Institute for Business and Finance, WASEDA University

■共 催Co-host

Rady School of Management, UCSD / 早稲田大学WASEDA-EDGE人材育成プログラム
Rady School of Management, UCSD / WASEDA-EDGE Program, WASEDA University

Session Day / Time (JST) Contents Lecturer
#1 (WASEDA) 19:00-21:00 Tuesday, February 22, 2022 (JST) Innovation Kanetaka Maki
#2 (UCSD) 10:00-11:30, Saturday, February 26, 2022 (JST) AI and Management Mario Moline
#3 (WASEDA) 19:00-20:30, Wednesday, March 2, 2022 (JST) Strategy Jusuke Ikegami
#4 (UCSD) 10:00-11:30, Saturday, March 5, 2022 (JST) Experimental Economics Marta Serra Garcia
#5 (WASEDA) 19:00-20:30, Wednesday, March 09, 2022 (JST) Accounting Shigeru Nishiyama
#6 (UCSD) 10:00-11:30, Saturday, March 12, 2022 (JST) Social Entrepreneurship and Behavioral Economics Ayelet Gneezy
Certificate award ceremony (WASEDA) 11:30-12:00, Saturday, March 12, 2022 (JST) Certificate award ceremony -

* Attendance for all 6 lectures are mandatory. All lectures will be delivered in English. Required Level of English ability is approx. 750 or above in TOEIC score for non-native English Speaker.

* All lectures are provided online.


3月12日(土)11:30~ オンライン開催
March 12 (Sat) 11:30- @Online.
* The Certificate Award Ceremony will be held right after the last session on the day. The Certificate will be physically mailed afterwards.


・Skyward EDGEコンソーシアムの主幹・協働機関(早稲田大学、滋賀医科大学、東京理科大学、山形大学、多摩美術大学)に在籍する学部生、大学院生、ポスドク等若手研究者
・Undergraduates, Graduated students, Ph.D. candidates, Post-Docs and Researchers from institutes of Skyward EDGE Consortium (WASEDA University, Shiga University of Medical Science, Tokyo University of Science, Yamagata University, Tama Art University)
・WASEDA Business School (WBS) students
・W-SPRING selected students
・Fully employed individuals(including alumni of WBS)



*If it exceeds the capacity, there is a possibility of selection.

Skyward EDGEコンソーシアムの主幹・協働機関(早稲田大学、滋賀医科大学、東京理科大学、山形大学、多摩美術大学)に在籍する学部生、大学院生、若手研究者
Students, graduate school students and researchers of chief and collaborative institutes of Skyward EDGE Consortium (WASEDA University, Shiga University of Medical Science, Tokyo University of Science, Yamagata University, Tama Art University)
Free of Charge
WASEDA Business School (WBS) students
WBS alumni, Fully employed individuals

*If you belong to a sponsoring company of WASEDA-EDGE program, please contact us about your fees from here.

■締切Deadline of application

15:00, Thursday, February 17, 2022

Thank you for the great attention.
Due to the large number of applicants, we have closed the call for applications.


Orientation / Innovation (Wednesday, February 22)

Kanetaka Maki(牧 兼充)
Associate Professor of Finance, WASEDA Business School, WASEDA University
(早稲田大学 大学院経営管理研究科 准教授)



Prof. Kanetaka Maki received his Ph.D. in Management from the University of California San Diego. He received Master of Media and Governance and B.A. in Environmental Information, both from Keio University.
Prof. Maki’s research interests involve fields of socio-economics of innovation & entrepreneurship, science policy, and university-industry technology transfer. He has three streams of research contribution: (1) the institutional design of entrepreneurship at research universities; (2) methods to improve startup success rates; and (3) quantitative research of innovation systems, particularly comparing the US and Japan.
Prior to joining WBS, Prof. Maki worked at GRIPS, Stanford University, University of California, San Diego and Keio University. In both the U.S. and Japan, he has been actively involved in designing and implementing the innovation system around university. Particularly in Japan, he is a committee member at national and local governments to create effective innovation policy.


AI and Management (Saturday, February 26)

Mario Moline
Assistant Professor of Accounting

Mario Milone's research focuses on the real effects implications of financial statements and accounting rules as well as the understanding of information flow and information processing. His research aims to use new theoretical and empirical techniques borrowed from artificial intelligence to enhance our grasp of the trade-offs embedded in accounting rules and to help build more efficient regulatory frameworks.

Mario earned an MRes in Finance and a Ph.D. in Finance from Paris-Dauphine University in 2018. He also obtained an MEng in Computer Science from INSA Toulouse and an MRes in Artificial Intelligence from University Paul Sabatier in Toulouse. Mario has spent a year at Harvard University during his Ph.D. and a year at Hong Kong University during his Computer Science studies.

Mario was awarded the prize for the best thesis in Corporate Finance by the French Finance Association in 2019.


Strategy (Wednesday, March 2)

Jusuke Ikegami(池上 重輔)
Professor of Finance, WASEDA Business School, WASEDA University
(早稲田大学 大学院経営管理研究科 教授)

ボストン・コンサルティング・グループ(BCG)、MARS JAPAN、ソフトバンクECホールディングス、ニッセイ・キャピタルを経て2016年より現職。
英国ケンブリッジ大学ジャッジ経営大学院MBA、英国国立シェフィールド大学 政治学部 大学院修士課程国際関係学 修士、英国国立ケント大学 社会科学部 大学院修士課程国際関係学 修士。


Professor Ikegami received Doctor of Business Administration from Hitotsubashi University in 2015. After working for Boston Consulting Group (BCG) Tokyo office, he joined MARS Japan. While he is working for Softbank EC Holdings as a Director of New Business Development, he also served as BOD of several subsidiaries. He also worked for Nissay Capital Co. Ltd., before joining Waseda Business School. His research interest includes corporate strategy, global management, new business development and global leadership. He is a member of international committee of JAIBS (Japan Academy of International Business Studies). He is also an outside company auditor of Toyo INK SC Holdings.


Experimental Economics (Saturday, March 5)

Marta Serra Garcia
Associate Professor of Economics and Strategic Management

Serra-Garcia conducts research in behavioral and experimental economics. Her research focuses on how individuals acquire and transmit information and how this in turn affects their preferences and behavior. Among others, her research studies how the desire to preserve a positive self-image shapes individuals’ ethical decision-making, such as lying and charitable giving. Serra-Garcia’s research has been published in numerous journals including American Economic Review, Management Science, and Psychological Science. She has also been recognized as the 2020 Best 40 under 40 MBA Professors.

Prior to coming to the Rady School, Serra-Garcia was an assistant professor at the University of Munich. Serra-Garcia earned her Ph.D. and M.Sc. in Economics at Tilburg University. She earned a B.A. in Business Administration from the Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona.


Accounting (Wednesday, March 9)

Shigeru Nishiyama(西山 茂)
Professor of Finance, WASEDA Business School, WASEDA University
(早稲田大学 大学院経営管理研究科 教授)

2002 年から早稲田大学で教鞭をとり、2006年から現職。会計や財務といった数字をベースに理論と実務の両面から経営を考える授業やゼミを担当している。国内主要企業の監査役を歴任。会計・財務に関する著書多数。公認会計士。


Upon graduation from WASEDA University, Professor Nishiyama started his professional career with Tohmatsu & Co., which is a member firm of Deloitte in 1984. After obtaining MBA from University of Pennsylvania, he performed various kinds of projects, such as auditing, IPO consulting, M&A consulting, management control system consulting and training for managers in many Japanese companies through Tohmatsu & Co. and his own firm as a Japanese CPA. He has taught Accounting and Corporate Finance from perspectives of general management at WASEDA since 2002. His current position has begun since 2006 and served as the Assistant Dean of WASEDA’s Graduate School of Commerce from 2008 to 2010 and from 2012 to 2014.


Social Entrepreneurship and Behavioral Economics (Saturday, March 12)

Ayelet Gneezy
Carol Lazier and Family Endowed Chair in Social Innovation and Impact, Professor of Behavioral Sciences and Marketing, Faculty Director for Center for Social Innovation and Impact (CSII), Director of U.S.-Israel Center on Innovation and Economic Sustainability (USIC)

Dr. Gneezy's research has been published in leading academic journals, including Science, PNAS, the Journal of Marketing Research, Marketing Science, the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, and the Journal of Consumer Research, and was featured by top media outlets such as The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Scientific American, The Huffington Post, and The Atlantic.

Her research addresses a wide variety of questions pertaining to consumer behavior such as behavioral pricing, prosocial behavior & charitable giving, social preferences (e.g., promise accounting, negative reciprocity, fairness), and factors affecting individuals’ quality of life. In her research, Dr. Gneezy collaborates with both small (e.g., a local winery) and large (e.g., Disney) firms and organizations, allowing her to conduct field experiments and test her predictions in “the wild.” Professor Gneezy is also collaborating with organizations and researchers interested in questions that address the many challenges facing our society such as poverty, female genital mutilation (FGM), and health.

She is the co-founder and faculty director of the Rady School of Management’s US-Israel on Innovation & Economic Sustainability (USIC), and the Center for Social Innovation & Impact (CSII).

Dr. Gneezy comes to UC San Diego from the Booth School of Business at the University of Chicago, where she earned her PhD in Marketing. Before embarking on her academic career, she managed the strategic planning department of DataPro Proximity (a subsidiary of BBDO Worldwide).




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