Degree Requirements For 2-Year Track Students (MBA)

Minimum requirements are:

  1. Six-term residence in principle
  2. A total of at least forty-eight (48) credits
  3. An acceptable Research Report or Master’s Thesis (grade of B+ or better)
  4. Total GPA of at least 3.00


Credit and Residency Requirement

The MBA 2-Year Track is designed as a full-time, residential program, 21 months (six terms and a summer internship* period) are required for completion of the degree. Previous study at other institutions does not reduce the 21 month residential requirement for the MBA degree. * Summer internship is optional.

The courses are divided into the five categories listed below and students are required to complete a minimum of 48 credits according to each category.

Courses in each category are shown HERE.
Category Required Credits
Core Required Courses (Basic) 22
Core Required Courses (Seminar) 3
Language Core Courses* 0~3
Elective Courses ** 20~23
Required number of credits for graduation 48

*   Language Core Courses (Academic English I, II and III) may be exempted.
** See Item No. 3 below for details
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  1. In the first year, students are required to take 12 Basic Courses (22 credits), and if not exempted, 3 courses (3 credits) of Language Core Courses (Academic English I, II, and III).
  2. A student who is exempted from taking Language Core Courses must substitute 3 credits from Elective Courses.
  3. In addition to the credits from GSIM elective courses, credits earned from the following courses can also be counted in the Elective category.

    a. GSIR courses

    b. Language courses (English for Thesis Writing I & II, Japanese Language courses)

    (1) English for Thesis Writing I & II are the courses for the 2nd year students only.

    (2) A maximum of 6 credits taken from language courses can be counted as Electives.

  4. In the second year, students are requrid to take 3 Research Seminar courses.  Research Seminars are designed for guiding students to develop and complete the graduation research report or thesis.  Seminar courses are offered in sequence, starting from Seminar I (fall), II (winter), III (spring). For more details about these seminars, please refer to the  Research Seminar section.
  5. It is recommended that the students evenly distribute their course load over each term. When this recommendation cannot be followed, then a student’s course load must not exceed twelve(12) credits per term nor can a student take less than seven (7) credits per term.


Our Mission


ENGLISH-BASED EDUCATION TO DEVELOP “WISE” INDIVIDUALS FOR GLOBAL BUSINESS AND SOCIAL LEADERSHIPS

Concentration Area

There are six concentration areas as follows:

  1. Finance
  2. Marketing
  3. Management
  4. IT/OM
  5. Project Management
  6. Social Enterprise

A Student who decides to have a concentration area must have twelve credits from the Elective courses designated as concentration core courses for each area. Students who prefer not to have a concentration area are free to choose their elective courses. Students may declare double concentration by meeting the appropriate credit requirements in each area. The concentration area will be specified on the student’s transcript.

Schedule for 2-Year Track 

Jul.-Sep.
8 weeks
Pre-enrollment Intensive English Program (IEP)
Recommendation for non-native English speakers
Courses teaching communication and presentation skills in English
Late Sep. Entrance Ceremony
Pre-Enrollment Program (Preparation course)
Academic Orientation
1ST YEAR CORE REQUIRED COURSES ELECTIVE COURSES
Fall Term
Oct.-Dec.
10 Weeks
Financial Accounting
Applied Statistics
Computer Based Decision Modeling
Marketing Management*
Strategic Management*
Academic English I**
GSIM Elective Courses
GSIR Courses
Japanese Language Courses
Winter Term
Jan.-Mar.
10 Weeks
Organizational Behavior
Operations Management
Managerial Economics
Corporate Finance*
Cross-Cultural Management*
Business Ethics*
Academic English II**
GSIM Elective Courses
GSIR Courses
Japanese Language Courses
Spring Term
Apr.-Jun.
10 Weeks
Managerial Accounting
Academic English III**
GSIM Elective Courses
GSIR Courses
Japanese Language Courses
Summer
Jul.-Sep.
Self-study
Internship (if desired)

*These courses are offered twice in different terms in a year. For example, Marketing Management is offered in Fall and Winter terms. Students can choose either one of them.

**Academic English I, II and III may be exempted

 You can also find the program structure (for 1st year) HERE.

2ND YEAR CORE REQUIRED COURSES ELECTIVE COURSES
Fall Term 
Sep.-Dec.
10 Weeks
Research Seminar I GSIM Elective Courses
GSIR Courses
Japanese Language Courses
English for Thesis Writing course
Exchange Programs Abroad (optional, in Fall or Winter term)
Winter Term
Jan.-Mar.
10 Weeks
Research Seminar II GSIM Elective Courses
GSIR Courses
Japanese Language Courses
English for Thesis Writing course
Spring Term
Apr.-Jun.
10 Weeks
Research Seminar III GSIM Elective Courses
GSIR Courses
Japanese Language Courses
Late June Graduation: Master of Business Administration (MBA)