<For 2019 prospective students>

E-Business Management Program will be discontinued and merged into the IMBA in 2019 as an E-business (E-biz) concentration.

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E-BIZ Curriculum

Program Structure



The E-Business Management Program is designed as a full-time one-year masters program. It consists of three terms (Fall, Winter, and Spring) plus Summer period of course work, and completion of a research report or thesis under the supervision of a faculty member.

Degree Requirements

Minimum requirements are:

1 Three terms of enrollment
2 Acquisition of at least 32 credits
3 Submission of a master’s thesis or research report
4 Passing the thesis/research report evaluation and final examination
5 Acquisition of total GPA of at least 2.5



Our Mission


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

Credit Requirement


The courses are divided into the 6 categories listed below and students are required to complete a minimum of 32 credits according to each category.

You can also find the program structure HERE.

Category Required Credits
(Research Report Option)
Required Credits
(Thesis Option)
Core Required Courses (Basic) 15 15
Core Required Courses (Advanced Seminars)
 6  6
Core Elective Courses 13 9
Elective Courses 2 2
Required number of credits for graduation 36 32
  1. Students are required to take 9 Basic Courses (15 credits),  3 Advanced Seminars (6 credits).
  2. 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

    Both English and Japanese courses are available to E-biz students. However, if E-biz students are required to take Academic English in a specific term, those students cannot take a Japanese course in the same term.
    GSIR courses

  3. Students are required to take 3 Advanced Seminar courses. Advanced Seminars are designed for guiding students to develop and complete the graduation research report or thesis. Seminar courses are offered in sequence, starting from Advanced Seminar I (fall), II (winter), and III (spring). For more details about these seminars, please
    refer to the E-biz Research Seminar section.

  4. It is recommended that students evenly distribute their course load over each term. When this recommendation cannot be followed, a student’s course load must not exceed twelve (12) credits per term nor can a student take less than two (2) credits per term. Credits from Advanced Seminars and language courses are excluded in these maximum/minimum term credit limits.

You can also find the program structure HERE.


Schedule for E-Business Management Program


Jul.-Sep. Pre-enrollment Intensive English Program (IEP)
Recommendation for non-native English speakers
Courses teaching general academic English skills
Late Sep. Entrance Ceremony
Pre-Enrollment Program (Preparation course)
Academic Orientation
Fall Term
Oct.-Dec.
Required Courses
Computer Based Decision Modeling
Digital Business Models
Financial Accounting
International Management
Marketing Management
Advanced Seminar I
+ E-Biz Core Elective courses
+ All courses offered by the university, except for E-Biz Core  Courses and language courses, can be counted as Elective Courses.
Winter Term
Jan.-Mar.
Required Courses
Corporate Social Responsibility
Advanced Seminar II
+ E-Biz Core Elective courses
+ All courses offered by the university, except for E-Biz Core  Courses and language courses, can be counted as Elective Courses.
Spring Term
Apr.- Jun.
Required Courses
Digital Business Transformation
Advanced Seminar III
+ E-Biz Core Elective courses
+ All courses offered by the university, except for E-Biz Core  Courses and language courses, can be counted as Elective Courses.
Jul.-Aug.

 Required Courses

International Career Development
Leadership Bootcamp
+ E-Biz Core Elective course
End of Aug. Completion of Degree Requirements
(Master of E-Business Management)