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Kisho Kurokawa Green Institute Overview

The Anaheim University Kisho Kurokawa Green Institute offers Online MBA, Diploma and Certificate Programs in Sustainable Management. Sustainable management looks beyond short-term quarterly profits, and focuses on long-term gain by incorporating the environmental and social costs of doing business into management decisions. The Online Green MBA empowers you to succeed in a fiscally, socially and environmentally responsible way. Learn about International Business Administration through courses from the Anaheim University Akio Morita School of Business Online International MBA Track and learn about Sustainable Management through"Green" courses in Sustainable Management through the Anaheim University Kisho Kurokawa Green Institute

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The Online Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) allows working professionals to obtain a DBA degree while working full time no matter where they reside. Anaheim University’s cutting edge online infrastructure provides an interactive and intercultural learning environment matched by no other. Earn your accredited DBA completely online and take advantage of the opportunity to major in one of four concentrations: Management, International Management, Global Sustainable Management, or Entrepreneurship.

  • 4 foundation courses + 8 courses in chosen area of concentration + Dissertation = 60 credit hours
  • Online HD Webcam classes with experts in each field from around the world
  • Earn an accredited Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) in approximately 3 years while working full-time
  • Reasonable tuition

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Why Choose the Online Green MBA?

Online Green MBA - an MBA in Global Sustainable Management focused on leadership, social responsibility and sustainable practices

Sustainable management looks beyond short-term quarterly profits, and focuses on long-term gain by incorporating the environmental and social costs of doing business into management decisions. The Online Green MBA empowers you to succeed in a fiscally, socially and environmentally responsible way.

  • 6 courses in Business Administration from the Anaheim University Akio Morita School of Business Online International MBA Track
  • 6 "Green" courses in Sustainable Management through the Anaheim University Kisho Kurokawa Green Institute
  • Interact with your professor and social entrepreneurs around the globe
  • Complete the Online Green MBA from anywhere in the world while working full-time
  • Online MBA courses start every 6 weeks
  • 18-month intensive Online MBA program

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Why Choose the Graduate Diploma in Sustainable Management?

 

The Online Graduate Diploma in Sustainable Management provides an opportunity to acquire expertise in the field of sustainable management from Anaheim University’s Kisho Kurokawa Green Institute. Students take 6 graduate-level sustainable management courses, including two customized capstone project courses. Each course is 6 weeks long making it possible to finish the program in under 9 months. The Diploma is offered 100% online.

Program Highlights

  • Study online from anywhere in the world
  • Year-round enrollment: Begin your studies anytime
  • Customized study: complete an individualized capstone project over two 6-week terms
  • Complete the entire Diploma in under 9 months
  • Study under the direction of highly qualified faculty in an interactive environment
  • Learn to be environmentally friendly and socially responsible in your business
  • Network with business professionals around the world

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Why Choose the Graduate Certificate in Sustainable Management?

greenmba top02The Graduate Certificate in Sustainable Management provides an opportunity to acquire knowledge in the field of sustainable management from Anaheim University’s Kisho Kurokawa Green Institute. Students select 3 sustainable management courses from a choice of 4. Each course is 6 weeks long making it possible to finish the program in 18 weeks. The Certificate is offered 100% online.

Program Highlights

  • Study online from anywhere in the world
  • Year-round enrollment: Begin your studies anytime
  • Target your studies to three areas of your choice
  • Complete the entire Certificate in as little as 18 weeks
  • Study under the direction of highly qualified faculty in an interactive environment
  • Learn to be environmentally friendly and socially responsible in your business
  • Network with business professionals around the world

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Dr. Kisho Kurokawa, a globally acclaimed architect and the founding member of Anaheim University's Executive Advisory Board who served as Chair from 2002 to 2004, passed away on Friday, October 12th, 2007 at the age of 73. A spokeswoman at Tokyo Women's Medical University Hospital, where he was hospitalized on October 9th with an intestinal ailment said he died of heart failure. Over 550 newspapers and publications around the globe reported Kisho Kurokawa's death.

The Japanese architect who led the "Metabolism Movement" and based his designs on themes including ecology and recycling, made his world debut in 1960. At age 26, he led a style known as the Metabolism Movement, advocating a shift from "machine principle" to "life principle" in his literary work and architectural designs based on themes including ecology, recycling and intermediate space. His theory of "Symbiosis" became globally renowned. Read more at Wikipedia or visit Kisho.co.jp

His major works can be found throughout the world including the Kuala Lumpur International Airport in Malaysia, the National Art Center in Tokyo's posh Roppongi district, the new wing of the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam, and Toyota Stadium for the 2002 World Cup. In addition to his work in architecture, Dr. Kurokawa sat on numerous governmental advisory boards in Japan, China and Kazakhstan, and ran in the 2007 election for Tokyo Governor.

The Anaheim University Kisho Kurokawa Green Institute offers Online MBA, Diploma and Certificate Programs in Sustainable Management. Sustainable management looks beyond short-term quarterly profits, and focuses on long-term gain by incorporating the environmental and social costs of doing business into management decisions. The Online Green MBA empowers you to succeed in a fiscally, socially and environmentally responsible way. Learn about International Business Administration through courses from the Anaheim University Akio Morita School of Business Online International MBA Track and learn about Sustainable Management through"Green" courses in Sustainable Management through the Anaheim University Kisho Kurokawa Green Institute

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kurokawa"I think one of the most unique aspects of Anaheim University is that it has an online campus as opposed to a physical campus. I think that this is essential for maintaining an economic balance, especially in Japan as the price of land is so high. Universities that build beautiful campuses must charge high tuition fees, and this can be highly detrimental to a family. Trying to send two children to university can cause a family to become financially bankrupt. The only way for a family to afford sending their children to university is to obtain a loan, but a loan is a loan - it must be paid back in the future. So, in order to offer educational opportunities, a university must reduce the cost of maintaining a campus, thereby allowing money to be spent on quality education. Therefore, a university without a campus is the perfect solution to the problem of offering affordable education of the highest quality .Another reason why Anaheim University is headed in the right direction is that its mode of education aids in the development of global standards, such that there is a common qualification or certification around the world for such professions as lawyers, architects, engineers, doctors, teachers, etc. As you know, each country has its own education system, which makes it extremely difficult to devise a common qualification. If all educational institutions use the Internet or multimedia, then a global standard of quality can be attained. In this sense, Anaheim University is strategically headed in a positive direction for the future."

Kisho Kurokawa
September 1999

The above is an excerpt from the September 1999 edition of the Anaheim University Ambassador Newsletter

kurokawa"I think Anaheim University students at this point in time are pioneers. This is a transitional age - everything is changing towards the 21st century, and using the experience they gain from Anaheim University, they must make use of alumni, fellow students, professors and the University to help bring about change as they move on to their professional fields. Their aim should be to both better themselves and contribute to society. That is their challenge."

Kisho Kurokawa
September 1999

The above is an excerpt from the September 1999 edition of the Anaheim University Ambassador Newsletter

Ayako Kurokawa (Wakao), Honorary Chair

Ayako Kurokawa, widow of Kisho Kurokawa, is the Honorary Chair of the Anaheim University Kisho Kurokawa Green Institute. Born in Tokyo, actress Ayako Kurokawa, whose stage name is Ayako Wakao, entered the film industry in 1951 and has made over 250 movies throughout her distinguished career in film, television and on stage. One of the most renowned actresses in Japan, Ayako Wakao married Kisho Kurokawa in 1983 and endorsed Dr. Kurokawa's candidacy in Japan's Upper House Election in 2007. On January 31st, 2008 Ayako Kurokawa attended the Anaheim University ceremony on behalf of her late husband to launch the Anaheim University Kisho Kurokawa Green Institute.

Hideo Morita, Honorary Vice-Chairman

Hideo Morita, is the eldest son of the late Sony Founder Akio Morita. Hideo is the owner of numerous corporations including Morita Trustee, Inc. where he serves as the 16th head of the family business founded by his ancestors in 1665. Morita Corporation is a traditional Japanese food and beverage manufacturer, including some of the highest-profile brand names for sake [Japanese rice wine], soy sauce, and Miso. Morita Corp. was established in 1665 as a sake brewing business by the Morita family, and manufactures and sells "Nenohi" brand sake and "Morita" brand sauces and food additives. In addition, the company is engaged in a wide variety of businesses including manufacture, wholesale and retail and food service through its affiliate companies. Hideo Morita, is a bicultural philanthropist, growing up in the U.S. and Japan and attended the University of California Davis for a short period of time where he learned the value of an American education. The Morita family’s involvement in Anaheim University has resulted in the naming of the Anaheim University Akio Morita School of Business, and in his role as Honorary Vice-Chairman of the Anaheim University Kisho Kurokawa Green Institute.

The following are photographs depicting Dr. Kisho Kurokawa's contributions to Anaheim University through his involvement in AU's Executive Advisory Board, and his contributions to society through his work in architecture.
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Dr. Clive Grafton (Right) inducts Dr. Kisho Kurokawa (left) into the Anaheim University Executive Advisory Board at 1998 ceremony Dr. Kisho Kurokawa
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Dr. Kisho Kurokawa and Dr. Yuri Konno, Chair and Vice-Chair of the AU Executive Advisory Board in 2003

Dr. Kisho Kurokawa presents award to AU student at Tokyo ceremony

Dr. Kisho Kurokawa with NTT DoCoMo Founding President Koji Ohboshi at Anaheim University ceremony in Tokyo
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AU Chair of the Executive Advisory Board (2002-2004) Dr. Dr. Kisho Kurokawa shares a laugh with AU Chair of the Executive Advisory Board (2005-2007) Dr. Shinji Fukukawa Dr. Kisho Kurokawa receives flowers from Anaheim University MBA Graduate Dr. Julio Garcia at July May 2005 AU Graduation Ceremony Dr. Kisho Kurokawa with AU Chair of the Board of Advisors Dr. Clive Grafton and Executive Advisory Board Members Dr. Shinji Fukukawa and Dr. Natsuko Toda at May 2006 AU banquet

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