Admission General Info

Number of Students

A combined maximum of seventy-five (75) students for MBAs, JGDP, and Digital Transformation Programs are admitted per year.

Time of Enrollment

Enrollment in the IUJ program is possible only in September, at the start of the fall term.

Type of Applicants

IUJ receives applications from two groups: Domestic Applicants (residents of Japan, regardless of nationality) and International Applicants (residents of countries other than Japan, regardless of nationality). Admissions guidelines are slightly different for domestic and international applicants.

Decision Cycles

Applications still incomplete by the closing date of each cycle will be considered in the next cycle if they are subsequently completed. Applications which are incomplete as of the final application deadline for each applicant’s group will not be evaluated.

Minimum Qualifications for Admission

The Graduate School of International Management considers individuals with one of the following qualifications to be eligible applicants:

(1) Those who hold, or are about to receive, their bachelor’s degree from an accredited four-year college or university and who have completed a minimum of sixteen years of formal schooling.

(2) Those who hold a bachelor’s degree in a country where less than 16 years of formal schooling is required for completion of that degree program and who have one or more years of research experience subsequent to their bachelor’s degree at an academic institution; minimum age of 22.
Note: An official letter attesting to the academic research experience is required as part of the application documents.

Note: In some cases, those who hold a bachelor’s degree from an educational institution in a country where 15 years of formal schooling is required for completion of that degree program but who have no research experience may be regarded as eligible applicants based on their undergraduate performances.

(3) Those who hold an Associate Degree (one of the higher tertiary degrees issued usually after 14 years of schooling by such educational institutions as junior colleges in the U.S.A., Japan, or other countries that have compatible education systems), minimum age of 22, has 2 years of work experience, and whose demonstrated academic ability is recognized as equivalent to that of a bachelor’s degree holder by IUJ prior to application.

Those in this category, please contact the IUJ Admissions team for details.

Special considerations for 1-year MBA

In addition to holding a bachelor’s degree as noted in (1) above, the applicant should have a minimum of 3 years of work experience.

Entrance Examination

Interview test

Admission interviews are conducted in English. However, when required, they may be carried out in Japanese. An applicant will be notified of the interview schedule by the Admissions Office.

Domestic Applicants (residents of Japan)

We base admission decisions on an evaluation of the application documents and an entrance exam . There are several separate intakes for admissions. Entrance examinations will be held online.

International Applicants (residents of countries other than Japan)

We base admission decisions on an evaluation of the application documents submitted. There are separate intakes for admissions.
*In some cases, we may conduct an online interview to international applicants.