Our Mission and Values
IUJ Business School, the Graduate School of International Management (GSIM), was started in 1988 in collaboration with the Amos Tuck School of Business Administration at Dartmouth College, USA, becoming the first U.S. style business school in Japan. With the aim of developing global business leaders for the future, our programs are built upon an English-based curriculum which focuses on the comparative analysis of global issues from a Japan-Asia perspective, while also adhering to the high standards set for a global MBA education. Through this unique approach, the IUJ Business School has established itself as a leading graduate business school in Japan and Asia Pacific.
As our MBA program grew, it became clear that we needed a more technology oriented program to meet the growing demand for managers with technology and business skills. Thus, in 2001, the IUJ Business School started the one-year E-Business Management (E-Biz) Program, becoming the first business school in Japan to create such a program.
IUJ’s unique cross-cultural environment offers excellent opportunities for students to interact and network with fellow students in a truly global environment found only at a few leading business schools in the world. Our resident and visiting faculties with world-class business experience provide excellent opportunities for students to interact on our residential campus. We also provide ample industry interaction with guest speakers, company visits, and projects.
‘GSIM is dedicated to developing “wise” (i.e., socially responsible) individuals for global business and social leadership.’
It is GSIM’s vision to be a leading business school, which educates socially responsible future leaders from Asia, including Japan, Asia Pacific, and African regions, while recognizing that these regions are increasingly becoming the driving force in the world economy.
Thus, our alumni, after graduating from GSIM, will be pushing forward the development of their countries of origin, creating value and contributing to the improvement of the living and working environments of their fellow citizens.
Derived from the GSIM mission statement, the following are its notable values.
IUJ Business School is enjoying solid rankings by several major international MBA school ranking services.
In the prestigious Economist Intelligence Unit’s “Top-100 Business Schools of the World” rankings, IUJ is the only Business School in Japan to again to make the cut, and is among only a handful of Asian Business School: IUJ is placed 79th in the world and 5th in Asia (Fall 2012).
The IUJ MBA is among the “Rising Stars” of the year 2012 recognized by the FindyourMBA.com, as one of 35 promising schools that have made significant improvement in recent years. IUJ, as the only school from Japan, made this ranking achieving the 9th spot worldwide and #2 in Asia.
In other ranking results:
- CNN Expansion, Mexico’s leading business magazine, ranked IUJ 1st in Asia in 2012
- QS ranked IUJ first in Japan in its “Global Top Business Schools 2009: The Employers’ Choice.”
- “Nikkei Career Magazine,” one of the most widely read career development magazines in Japan, announces business school rankings annually. IUJ was ranked third in the “MBA rankings in Japan” in 2009.