In the dynamic business environment today, Entrepreneurship and Technology go hand in hand. Of course, technology has come to play a major role in any kind of organization — private, individually owned, or government. Across all areas of business (e-business), education (e-education), and government services (e-government) — technology has become the facilitator.
The intensive 1-year curriculum has recently been revised to meet today’s needs, and will focus on Entrepreneurship and Technology (E&T), which is fast becoming the driving force in emerging economies and developed economies alike. This new focus is unique in Japan: a Master’s Degree program focused on E&T.
The first term (Fall) focuses students on learning the core business skills and technologies that will form the foundation for their future careers. These courses also provide the fundamental knowledge for subsequent courses in the Winter and Spring Terms as well as for their thesis-writing efforts.
In the Winter and Spring Terms, students enhance their business aptitude with two core courses, one on Entrepreneurship & Small Business Development and New Product Development, respectively; plus, numerous other courses students select after consultation with the thesis supervisor. The E&T students benefit from the program’s own course off erings, as well as those in the MBA and the MA programs at IUJ through cross-registration to customize their study and career plans.
Language & Opportunities
Throughout the year, students seeking to work in Japan may take advantage of the strong Japanese language program off ered on campus. The students are also encouraged to take full advantage of the excellent crosscultural environment prevailing within IUJ campus. The GSIM attracts a number of Japanese corporate sponsored students and also company employees who attend short corporate-training programs; providing our overseas students with many opportunities to build lasting relationships that may lead to useful business opportunities in the future.
Our programs provide the ideal opportunity to take on leadership roles through team projects across many of our courses. Through working with international colleagues on case challenges as well as real business projects, all participants in our IMBA program will gain new insights into how to eff ectively lead cross-functional, global teams. Additionally, every student will be exposed to new ways of thinking and analyzing the materials provided in order to create the most eff ective solutions to course projects together with their colleagues.
Interaction with Exchange Students
from Top Business Schools Worldwide
The International University of Japan has ongoing partnerships with many other world-class business schools around the world. From China and India, to the United States, Europe and Australia, every year our Business School welcomes international exchange students from all around the world to our campus.
A unique component of the E&T program is the required Summer practicum. The program makes every attempt to connect student’s career objective with the practicum. Given the broad spectrum of students in this program, the practicum is designed to take diff erent shapes each year: a real consulting experience with a company, course-related unpaid internships, experimenting with a student’s own business, or a team project under the close supervision of a professor.