Degree Requirements For 2-Year Track Students (MBA)

Minimum requirements (from students who enrolled 2018) are:

  1. Two years of enrollment
  2. Acquisition of at least 40 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


Credit and Residency Requirement

The MBA 2-Year Track is designed as a full-time, residential program, 21 months (six terms and a summer internship* period) are required for completion of the degree. Previous study at other institutions does not reduce the 21 month residential requirement for the MBA degree. * Summer internship is optional.

The courses are divided into the five categories listed below and students are required to complete a minimum of 40 credits according to each category.

Courses in each category are shown HERE.
Category Required Number of Credits

(Research Report Option)

Required Number of Credits

(Thesis Option)

Core Required Courses (Basic) 15 15
Core Required Courses (Seminar) 6* 6
Core Elective Courses 13 9
Core Elective Courses (Basic Discipline) 4 4
Elective Courses 6 6
Required number of credits for graduation

44

40

*   Students must obtain 6 credits from Advanced Seminars, however, only 2 of the 6 credits can be counted toward graduation when the student opts to do a research report.

  1. 1st year Courses
    In the first year, students are required to take 8 Basic Courses (15 credits) in principle.
    In addition to the Basic Courses, students who are not exempted in accordance with the English exemption policies are required to take Academic English I~III. Please refer to the English Language Program notice board for information about English exemption policies and exemption tests.
  2. Advanced Seminars
    In the second year, students are required to take 3 Advanced Seminars (6 credits). Advanced Seminars are designed to guide students in developing and completing their graduation research report/Master’s theses. The seminar courses are offered in sequence, starting with Advanced Seminar I (Fall), II (Winter) and III (Spring).
  3. Core Elective Courses
    The required number of credits from Core Elective courses differs depending on the paper option (thesis or research report). If a student chooses the thesis option, 9 credits must be obtained, while 13 credits are necessary for the research report option.

    Students must take courses in three basic discipline areas, “Political Science” and “Economics” taught in the GSIR and “Management” taught in the GSIM. Students are required to obtain at least 2 credits from each area and obtain at least 8 credits in total. As 5 of the 6 courses designated as Basic Discipline courses in the Management area are MBA Basic Courses, MBA students can easily obtain 4 credits from the Management area as they take MBA Basic Courses. This means the credit requirements for the Basic Discipline category can be fulfilled if a student obtains 2 credits each from courses in the “Political Science” and “Economics” areas.

  4. Elective Courses
    All courses offered by GSIM and GSIR, except for MBA core required courses, can be counted as Elective courses.
    a. GSIM courses
    If students obtain more than the number of credits required in the Core Elective category, these extra credits will be classified as ‘Elective’ credits.
    b. GSIR courses
    Please refer to Section J on Page 17 for information about Cross Registration in GSIR courses.
    c. Language Courses
    In regards to Language courses (Academic English I~III, English for Thesis Writing I & II, English for Professional Communication I & II, English Academic Literacy and Japanese Language courses), there are some restrictions for course registration and credit numbers. These restrictions are as follows:
    (1) “English for Thesis Writing I & II” and “English for Professional Communication I & II” are courses intended for the 2nd year students and Linkage students.
    (2) The maximum number of credits for Language courses which can be counted as ‘Electives’ is 4 credits.
  5. It is recommended that students evenly distribute their course load over their terms. When this recommendation cannot be followed, then 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.


Our Mission


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

MBA Specialization

There are 4 MBA Specialization areas as follows:

  1. Finance
  2. Marketing
  3. Management
  4. IT/OM/SCM/PM/SE*

* IT/ Operations Mgt./ Supply Chain Mgt. / Project Mgt. / Social Enterprise

A student who decides to have an area of specialization must have twelve (12) credits from the courses designated for that area.  A list of designated courses in each area is available at https://www.iuj.ac.jp/im-info/mba-specialization/.  The area of specialization will be specified on the student’s transcript upon notification by the student to the OAA.  Application  procedures are as follows:

Every student is responsible to check whether he/she has obtained the required number of credits (12) in the selected area, and submit the application form to the OAA.  The application form is available at https://www.iuj.ac.jp/im-info/mba-specialization/.  The completed form must be submitted to the OAA by the end of May in the student’s second-year.  Then the OAA staff will confirm if he/she has earned enough credits for the selected area and provide for that information to be stated on his/her transcript.

Schedule for 2-Year Track 

Jul.-Sep.
8 weeks
Pre-enrollment Intensive English Program (IEP)
Recommendation for non-native English speakers
Courses teaching communication and presentation skills in English
Late Sep. Pre-Enrollment Program (Preparation course)
Academic Orientation
1ST YEAR CORE REQUIRED COURSES CORE ELECTIVE COURSES
Fall Term
Oct.-Dec.
Applied Statistics
Financial Accounting
International Management*
Marketing Management*
Organizational Behavior*
Strategic Management*
GSIM Core Elective courses
GSIM Core Elective courses (Basic Discipline)
GSIM Elective Courses
GSIR Courses
Language Courses
Winter Term
Jan.-Mar.
International Management*
Marketing Management*
Organizational Behavior*
Strategic Management*
Corporate Social Responsibility*
GSIM Core Elective courses
GSIM Core Elective courses (Basic Discipline)
GSIM Elective Courses
GSIR Courses
Language Courses
Spring Term
Apr.-Jun.
Corporate Social Responsibility* GSIM Core Elective courses
GSIM Core Elective courses (Basic Discipline)
GSIM Elective Courses
GSIR Courses
Language Courses
Summer
Jul.-Sep.
Self-study
Internship (if desired)

*These courses are offered twice in different terms in a year. For example, Marketing Management is offered in Fall and Winter terms. Students can choose either one of them.

 You can also find the program structure (for 1st year) HERE.

2ND YEAR CORE REQUIRED COURSES ELECTIVE COURSES
Fall Term 
Sep.-Dec.
Advanced Seminar I GSIM Core Elective courses
GSIM Core Elective courses (Basic Discipline)
GSIM Elective Courses
GSIR Courses
Japanese Language Courses
Exchange Programs Abroad (optional, in Fall or Winter term)
Winter Term
Jan.-Mar.
Advanced Seminar II GSIM Core Elective courses
GSIM Core Elective courses (Basic Discipline)
GSIM Elective Courses
GSIR Courses
Japanese Language Courses
Spring Term
Apr.-Jan.
Advanced Seminar III GSIM Core Elective courses
GSIM Core Elective courses (Basic Discipline)
GSIM Elective Courses
GSIR Courses
Japanese Language Courses
Late June Graduation: Master of Business Administration (MBA)