NUCB BUSINESS SCHOOL - Graduate School of Management


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Our MBA is the only program in Japan to have earned all three major international accreditations for management schools (AACSB, EQUIS, and AMBA) and has consistently been ranked first in Japan by QS and FT, the world's top MBA rankings. Our school uses the case method in all of its courses, with in-class discussion facilitated by experts in their fields. 80% of our faculty members are researchers with experience as practitioners who, by applying their knowledge gained from both practice and research in the classroom, deliver a program that provides students with learning directly related to their careers.

  • Executive MBA

    Asia #18

    # 1 in Japan

  • Executive MBA

    Asia #15

    # 1 in Japan

  • MBA

    Asia #17

    # 1 in Japan




Case Method

The Case Method is a learning method rapidly made famous by Harvard's "Incandescent Classroom." As a pioneer of Case Method education, NUCB Business School contributes toward its research and the development. To increase the quality of domestic business schools' teaching methods, the Center for Case Teaching & Learning has been established as an authority for educators and case developers to share best practices in the classroom. The center's mission is to translate top-quality cases that have been developed worldwide, and, more importantly, to hold workshops conveying the value and attraction of Case Method education to a large number of educators.


Academic Programs

Since 2003, pioneering students have been undertaking Japan's longest-running and largest MBA program through weekend courses. Over 95% of their classmates being working professionals with abundant practical experience representing dozens of different industries and fields. The Business School offers an internationally accredited MBA and EMBA in Tokyo, Osaka, and Nagoya.

  • Executive MBA

    The Executive MBA in Japan is aimed at training leaders and executives in globally and locally active companies. We cultivate a core group of managers from various organizations including executives, small/ medium enterprise managers, entrepreneurs and consultants driven to lead with the Executive MBA Degree. We learn the necessary abilities to solve problems and engage in decision-making in a way that overlooks the whole organization by methods developed with the practical case method.


  • MBA

    The MBA is aimed at training “innovation talent” able to create new value with methods never before used in large global corporations. The strength stems from a concrete understanding of small business innovation that includes women at the SME, community and individual levels to cultivate MBA skills. In addition to value imagination, such as creative attitude, we also develop value-gaining capacities to carry out innovation and management skills to make the organization innovative.


  • MSc in Management

    The MSc is aimed at training human resources at globally-minded companies who will be the core of management – including senior executives of global enterprises, entrepreneurs, consultants, managers of SMEs and venture companies responsible for regional revitalization. Framed in the context of Japan, students learn numerous management theories, frameworks and soft skills all conducted in 100% with international students gathered from all over the world.


  • MSc in Accounting & Taxation

    The program is aimed at training tax accountants in Japan who can contribute to sustainable economic development and society by forging a connection between companies and society through expert tax knowledge, accounting, and management skills at the Master's level. The taxation side focuses on international tax, business succession, and organization restricting and the accounting side focuses on preparing financial statements for any sized company.


Executive Education

  • Postgraduate Diploma

    A certified management study course taken online at weekends over one year, to prepare candidates for business school.


  • Focused Programs

    Live virtual courses which can be taken on weekends covering the essentials of the MBA most useful to management professionals.



Brochure & Application Guide

Download materials that comprehensively introduce programs of study, employment, and international exchange at the NUCB Business School, as well as materials that introduce in detail the schedule and examination subjects of last year's entrance examinations, a collection of entrance examination questions, entrance examination data, and entrance qualification examination forms.

Request for Information

  • Enrollment Guidance

    A selection of entrance exams for the MBA/MiM are available. For further details, please see the admission selection, application method, scholarships and the tuition fees table.