Graduate School of International Relations (GSIR)

[International Relations Program (IRP)]

IRP Director, Prof. Motohide Saji

The IRP provides both basic and more advanced knowledge and skills to understand and analyze international affairs through teachings of faculty members from four different countries. You can learn the above knowledge and skills in a cozy but highly internationally diverse campus, so that you can consolidate such knowledge and skills not just in classes but also by practicing in everyday life at a level smaller than that of the state. We help you launch a new chapter whereby you will develop the capacity to think critically for yourself, a capacity that is crucial for the rest of your life wherever you go after graduation.

[International Development Program (IDP)]

IDP Director, Assoc.Prof. Robert F. Kane

The program provides both vigorous training in economic theory as well as applied economics.  First year students take the standard course structure of: Micro, Macro, Math, and Econometrics. The program features a very diverse set of electives. In addition to coursework, students benefit from academic supervision during their thesis writing.

IDP students should have knowledge of mathematics. We strongly encourage students to review their coursework in mathematics.

[International Public Policy Program (IPPP)]

IPPP Director, Prof. Hiroshi Kato

The International Public Policy Program (IPPP) is a one-year mid-career program. Introduced through close consultation between IUJ and the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA),  it’s a program designed for diplomats and government officials of countries in Asia, the Pacific and around the world. It will help professionals working in the public sector develop their core competencies to successfully plan, design, manage and monitor public policies. Students will choose either “International Affairs” or “Public Policy” concentrations depending on their professional background and career plans, and choose various discipline-based and/or issue-oriented courses.

It’s a compact, one-year program, at the end of which you can earn the Master of Public Policy degree. In summer, toward the end of their intensive one-year academic life at IUJ, students will participate in capstone courses. They are courses organized in collaboration with experts from around the globe, and students will be able to discuss various global issues such as the changing global political and economic landscapes.

Graduate School of International Management (GSIM)

[MBA Program]

MBA Director, Assoc.Prof. Zaw Zaw Aung

The GSIM’s flag-ship MBA program has earned many recognitions from outside accreditors like the Economist’s “Top 100 Business Schools” and AACSB International, not to mention praise from its stakeholders. The curriculum puts emphasis on ‘Leveraging Emerging Markets for Global Advantage’. It focuses on the knowledge, skills, and mindset required to take the best advantage of the world’s fastest-growing economies. Leading the fast-changing environment, we have developed the latest rigorous ideas and disseminated them widely. Updated program contents have added a new critical element that exposes students to the impact of digital transformation and the 4th industrial revolution to better handle technological challenges.

IUJ has significant connections with large Japanese and international corporations. IUJ students have many chances to interact with the international business community and see how the real world of business “works”. We encourage corporate or sponsored students to identify and share their interests so that more research can be jointly done under the guidance of the school professors. Students often choose the research topic that deals with their company’s concurrent issue. It is not unusual for the students bringing in those issue for classroom discussion and brainstorming too.

[Intensive MBA Program (IMBA)]

IMBA Director, Assoc.Prof. Yuen Leng Chow

The 12-month MBA program is a compact program that aims to build up the business professional’s core competencies in successfully managing business strategies, human resource and developing business opportunities. The case method of teaching ensures that students not only learn the theory but also how to apply them in real business situations.
Alongside these core competencies, our IMBA students interact with a diverse and international student cohort that builds up soft skills such as communication, leadership and teamwork.
Upon graduation, our IMBA students are equipped with the knowledge and skillset to meet the challenges in today’s business environment. In addition, our IMBA students also cultivate a strong network of contacts that span over 50 countries.
The changing business landscape towards digitalization and sustainable business practices requires the business professional to be cognizant of these issues and to be able to deal with these trending challenges. The IUJ IMBA provides you an opportunity to recognize and gain confidence in your core capabilities, consolidate your business skills, learn new knowledge, broaden your perspective and widen your network.

[Digital Transformation Program (DXP)]

DXP Director, Prof. Hyunkoo Lee

The DXP at IUJ is blessed with the MBA program’s international curriculum and GLOCOM’s expertise in digital technologies in Japan. The program covers the latest worldwide research and practical applications in balance.
DX is not another IT investment nor a kaizen of existing business. DX is about a business strategy to improve an organization’s competitive position in a new digital world. It is essential to solving many business problems and surviving in volatile environments.
Despite this urgency, I feel that the role of DX is not fully recognized among senior managers in practice.
At DXP, we send messages on the implications of digital technologies and spread the proper way of conducting DX projects. The program helps organizations to take advantage of new digital technologies by helping them to bring up essential talents within the organization. IUJ’s residential campus and interactive learning atmosphere are the perfect environments to focus on intensive learning.