Journeying Through Japan With UVA Darden

By Jay Hodgkins

The University of Virginia Darden School of Business launched a new Darden Worldwide Course in Japan this year, “Mega Projects in Japan,” and the offering turned into a mega-hit as 48 students joined the course led by Professors Bob Conroy and Yael Grushka-Cockayne.

Darden’s Center for Global Initiatives (CGI) provided a recap of the inaugural global course, which made multiple stops at businesses and with Darden alumni throughout Kyoto and Tokyo while exploring project management and innovation in Japan.

Double Hoo Helen Hwang serves as the Principal Commercial Consul of the U.S. Consulate General in Osaka-Kobe. During the welcome dinner, she briefed the students with an overview of the business and commercial environment in Kansai (the region that contains the trifecta of Kyoto, Kobe, and Osaka), provided background on trade between the U.S. and Japan, and gave pointers on how to do business in Japan.

Read more about the course and view photos from throughout the trip on CGI’s Global Voices of Darden blog.

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The University of Virginia Darden School of Business prepares responsible global leaders through unparalleled transformational learning experiences. Darden’s graduate degree programs (MBA, MSBA and Ph.D.) and Executive Education & Lifelong Learning programs offered by the Darden School Foundation set the stage for a lifetime of career advancement and impact. Darden’s top-ranked faculty, renowned for teaching excellence, inspires and shapes modern business leadership worldwide through research, thought leadership and business publishing. Darden has Grounds in Charlottesville, Virginia, and the Washington, D.C., area and a global community that includes 18,000 alumni in 90 countries. Darden was established in 1955 at the University of Virginia, a top public university founded by Thomas Jefferson in 1819 in Charlottesville, Virginia.


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