Dr. Wenkai Li
Dean and Professor of Graduate School of International Management

Message from the Dean

Opening opportunities for you…

Welcome to the GSIM web site.

The 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. As the first English-speaking U.S. style business school in Japan, GSIM has been ranked among top 100 business schools in the world by Economist, and top 3 business schools in Japan by Nikkei business ranking. In February 2018, GSIM obtained AACSB accreditation, a “hallmark of excellence” in business education, and synonymous with the highest standards of quality.

It is our belief that you won’t be able to find any other university that can provide you with such a comprehensive set of global leadership and general management skills and capabilities as GSIM, IUJ. How do the curriculum, supporting programs and cultural outreach opportunities that GSIM offers compare to those offered at other institutions in Japan and around the world? Let us explain why.

First, our Masters programs (two years and one year versions) offer an outstanding academic environment for individuals who wish to acquire the skills and knowledge to lead a global company. While we are located in Japan, the world’s third largest economy, our campus is only 90 minutes by bullet train from the heart of Tokyo in the beautiful resort region of Niigata; which is a perfect place to study and interact with fellow students, faculty, staff and members of the local community.

Second, the 300+ students, faculty and staff at IUJ create a truly diverse, multinational, multicultural, and multiethnic society. Additionally, the work histories represented within our student body are also quite diverse. While there may be other schools that have 50+ countries represented in their programs and that use English as the main medium of communication, our programs are housed within a campus-based community surrounded by the rich cultural heritage of the Japanese countryside, true Japan, rather than in a major metropolitan city. This immersive campus experience provides our students with the ability to learn how to most effectively work with people from different cultural, historical, and social backgrounds in a way that is not possible anywhere else in the world.

Third, IUJ has signed MOUs with more than 55 Japanese leading corporations, probably the largest in Japan, where our students can seek internship and Job opportunities. Our students have rich opportunities to interact with managers from Japanese leading corporations.

Finally, GSIM students can take courses in IUJ’s Graduate School of International Relations, which offer our business students important opportunities to explore issues related to economics, politics, development and peace studies more deeply. Such courses help GSIM students form broader views on global issues, which will be crucial for working with governments and civil society organizations after their graduation.

In all, the GSIM programs at IUJ provide incomparable opportunities for individuals who truly want to develop the skills, capabilities and sensibilities necessary to become true leaders in their respective fields, countries and organizations. After looking through this web site and other information about IUJ’s Graduate School of International Management, I hope that you will contact us to let us answer your questions, connect you with a member of our alumni in your country or region, or to set up an appointment to visit us here in Niigata.