MBA Program (MBA)

As the first US-style business school in Japan, IUJ’s MBA program has bridged management thinking between international and Japanese business communities. It has helped international students access Japanese job markets, and Japanese companies expand their business to global markets. Leading in the fast-changing environment, it has developed the latest rigorous ideas and disseminated them widely. As a result, the program has earned many recognitions from outside accreditors like the Economist’s “Best Business Schools” and AACSB International.

The curriculum of the program puts considerable 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. Another critical element is technological challenges. Updated program contents expose students to the impact of digital transformation and the 4th industrial revolution. The program also integrates socially responsible business leadership in the curriculum and supports sustainable growth and development.

High Recognition

Your MBA is a synonym for business knowledge that allows you to enrich your future profession.

Job Placement

IUJ students benefit from completing internships in widely known and recognized Japanese companies.

Japan’s Uniqueness

Reap a rewarding experience in an attractive country where tradition and modernity mix.

knowledge, skills, and mindset for tomorrow leaders

After graduating from IUJ in 1990, I worked for more than 10 years overseas. My experiences at IUJ have always been a strong foundation which has enabled me to work with people from various backgrounds. Likewise, this new efficient and intensive programme will help you obtain the basic skill set needed to perform in a global as well as “pan-Asian” context.

Hideyuki Kawashima, (MBA 1990)
Former Member of Board of Directors, Mizuho Securities Co., Ltd.


“I believe that no other experience could substitute for my time at the International University of Japan (IUJ). The series of study and research activities provided valuable opportunities similar to top management experiences. Such activities were undertaken in a very diversified environment. It is not easy to find a place where you can participate in such a globalized community. The faculty has vast expertise while students have different backgrounds and nationalities. Studying at IUJ means not only a chance to develop sophisticated business management knowledge but also to broaden your global human network.

Katsuyoshi Kutsuwada, (MBA 2003)
CEO, Lotus Places, LLC (Former Senior Manager, Sony Co., Ltd.)


“Learn teamwork through practical group work in diversity” A big advantage of IUJ’s MBA program is that we can learn how, in practice, to work in teams by doing group work alongside people with diverse opinions, cultural backgrounds and work experience. I personally learned a lot not only from my professors but also from my classmates, and that made me realize how much I have yet to learn.

Keita Tsujimoto, (MBA 2020)
Staff of HR Department, Chiba Branch Office, East Japan Railway Company, Japan.

Program Director’s Message

GSIM’s full-time two-year MBA prepares students for careers as all-round managers who can succeed in today’s complicated world. We are unique in that we offer small classes and a balance of contents covering both Western and Japanese management ideas. Students can benefit from our wide variety of course offerings and specializations, our multicultural learning environment, and global opportunities to network.

Within our MBA program, students receive a hands-on learning experience through core courses, small group seminars, an integrated research project, and a wide range of electives. Our multicultural campus provides unequaled opportunities to build your global network and discover international careers.


Core courses are the building blocks for future professionals who need a 360° perspective to manage their firms.


Choose elective courses in order to personalize your MBA. Select and build your customized curriculum from courses among Finance, Management, Marketing, IT, etc

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