Our Mission and Values

IUJ Business School, the Graduate School of International Management (GSIM), was started in 1988 in collaboration with the Amos Tuck School of Business Administration at Dartmouth College, USA, becoming the first U.S. style business school in Japan. With the aim of developing global business leaders for the future, our programs are built upon an English-based curriculum which focuses on the comparative analysis of global issues from a Japan-Asia perspective, while also adhering to the high standards set for a global MBA education. Through this unique approach, the IUJ Business School has established itself as a leading graduate business school in Japan and Asia Pacific.


As our MBA program grew, it became clear that we needed a more technology oriented program to meet the growing demand for managers with technology and business skills. Thus, in 2001, the IUJ Business School started the one-year E-Business Management (E-Biz) Program, becoming the first business school in Japan to create such a program.

IUJ’s unique cross-cultural environment offers excellent opportunities for students to interact and network with fellow students in a truly global environment found only at a few leading business schools in the world. Our resident and visiting faculties with world-class business experience provide excellent opportunities for students to interact on our residential campus. We also provide ample industry interaction with guest speakers, company visits, and projects.

GSIM’s Mission

GSIM is dedicated to developing “wise” (i.e., socially responsible) individuals for global business and social leadership, with an emphasis on serving the emerging countries.

GSIM’s Vision

To be the premier business school with a world-wide reputation that develops future leaders with social awareness who understand both Japan and emerging countries in Asia and Africa.

GSIM’s Values

  • Inclusiveness (and Multicultural Awareness)
  • Global mindedness
  • Social responsibility
  • Ethical integrity and Professionalism

  • Inclusiveness (and Multicultural Awareness)

    Our students are educated to be capable of being sensitive and skillful in reaching common objectives with people from various cultural backgrounds.

  • Global mindedness

    Our students are trained in such a way that they can cope with any competitive environment on the global business stage.

  • Social responsibility

    Our students are educated (1) to influence the activities of other individuals or the group to which he/she belongs to and (2) take wise and socially responsible decisions.

  • Ethical integrity and Professionalism

    Our students are inculcated to be aware that in businesses moral and ethical conduct is  essential. The students master business fundamentals necessary to become truly competent professionals.

B-School Ranking

IUJ Business School is enjoying solid rankings by several major international MBA school ranking services.

In the prestigious Economist Intelligence Unit’s “Top-100 Business Schools of the World” rankings, IUJ is the only Business School in Japan to again to make the cut, and is among only a handful of Asian Business School: IUJ is placed 79th in the world and 5th in Asia (Fall 2012).

The IUJ MBA is among the “Rising Stars” of the year 2012 recognized by the FindyourMBA.com, as one of 35 promising schools that have made significant improvement in recent years. IUJ, as the only school from Japan, made this ranking achieving the 9th spot worldwide and #2 in Asia.

In other ranking results:

  • CNN Expansion, Mexico’s leading business magazine, ranked IUJ 1st in Asia in 2012
  • QS ranked IUJ first in Japan in its “Global Top Business Schools 2009: The Employers’ Choice.”
  • “Nikkei Career Magazine,” one of the most widely read career development magazines in Japan, announces business school rankings annually. IUJ was ranked third in the “MBA rankings in Japan” in 2009.