Degree Requirements

The requirements for completing the JGDP 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

A credit requirement breakdown for each course category is shown in the table below.

Japan-Global Development Program (JGDP): Management Concentration
School GSIM
Degree MBA
Categories Course Title
Core Required Courses Basic
・Corporate Finance
・Corporate Social Responsibility (1cr)
・Financial Accounting
・International Management
・Marketing Management
・Operations Management
・Organizational Behavior
・Strategic Management
・Japanese Style Management and Corporate Governance
Credit Required 17
Core Elective Courses

10 credits for thesis option
14 credits for research report option

JGDP Courses
(Offered by GSIM)
・Employment Practices and Human Capital Accumulation
・Business Leaders in Japan
・Monozukuri (Manufacturing) Management in Japan
・Small to Medium-sized Firms in Japan
・Japanese Corporate Finance and Financial System
・Development of Japanese Industries
・Agriculture Business and Policy in Japan
JGDP Courses
(Offered by GSIR)
・Japanese International Development Cooperation
・Postwar Japanese Politics
・Japanese National Security Policy
・International Relations and Foreign Policy of Japan
・Japanese Development Cooperation: Implementation and Practice
・Japanese International Development Cooperation
・Japanese Public Finance and Administration
・Postwar Japanese Economy
・Modern Japan in the World
・Japan’s Education System
Core Required Courses Seminar Courses
 (6 credits)
・Advanced Seminar I
・Advanced Seminar II
・Advanced Seminar III
Elective Courses All the courses offered by the university (including language courses) can be counted as Elective Courses.  The upper limit of language credits which can be counted toward graduation is 2 credits.
Required Number of Credits for Graduation
40 credits (Thesis option) / 44 credits (Research Report option)

In addition to the minimum credit requirement for each category mentioned above, students are required to obtain at least 28 credits from the courses offered by the school to which they belong.

Note) The required number of JGDP course credits differs depending on whether a thesis or research report is to be undertaken. In the thesis option, 10 credits must be obtained from JGDP courses, while 14 credits must be obtained for the research report option.