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Campuses in All Three Major Global Business Districts

NUCB Business School is proud to provide a prime environment for working professionals to further their studies. Students have the opportunity to attend top business schools worldwide through our vast network of partner schools and a variety of programs ranging in length, including short-term exchange programs at prestigious business schools such as Harvard, MIT Sloan, and IMD.

Our school is widely recognized domestically and internationally by business schools and the industrial sector alike for its campuses, which are located for convenient access by working professionals in Tokyo, Nagoya, and Osaka. Our EMBA program was honored as Japan's #1 in the Financial Times (FT) "2018 Asia-Pacific Top 25 Business School Ranking," and all of our programs continue to rate at the top in the world-renowned QS rankings for Asia and Japan.


Programs


Our school offers internationally accredited MBA, Msc, and EMBA programs through its campuses in Tokyo, Osaka, and Nagoya. Our MBA program was the first program for working professionals to be established domestically. This program, known as the Weekend MBA, was established in 2003 and is the longest running program for professionals in Japan. The program is the largest in scale amongst MBA programs in Japan, and boasts over 95% of its enrollment from working professionals representing a vast range of industries.


Programs


Accreditations & Networks

When researching business schools, one of the first steps is understanding which institutions have international accreditation. Accreditation means that our institution has surpassed and maintained the highest standards in higher education business school quality and performance, and that we are committed to offering the best in business education. It means that your degree is worth more as you enter the marketplace.



International Accreditations


Case Method


All classes are taught through the Case Method, using the latest business cases. These business cases paint a vivid picture of the management issues faced by real companies on a daily basis. Course participants vicariously experience the situation from a manager’s perspective as they read the case and participate in a series of class discussions. Through the wide scale of experiences represented by several hundred cases, students are given first hand experience in decision making from a manager’s standpoint, allowing them to further advance their practical management skills.

Analytical skills, theoretical thinking, presentation skills, and leadership are only a handful of the extensive range of skills required in management. At our school, students cultivate these abilities through repetition of the 3-step process: self-study, group discussion, and class discussion.


Case Method


Faculty

More than 90% of our faculty members are practitioners who have been active on the front lines of business. They have passed a number of strict international standards such as academic and practical experience related to their teaching fields. Unlike unidirectional academic lectures for training researchers, we provide practical learning directly related to business for working professionals, reflecting the experience and knowledge gained from international business through participant-centered case method learning.


Faculty


Students


  • Zhikai HE

    This program is famous for its innovative approach to stirring critical and creative thinking. I hope to gain knowledge essential for a rapidly evolving business world and strengthen my ideas by learning from my peers and professors.

    Zhikai HE, China
    Spring 2021 MBA
    Atotech Chemicals Ltd.

  • Mr. Soutaro Takahashi

    Through case studies, in addition to the knowledge of frameworks, I am able to gain new perspectives and awareness.

    Sotaro Takahashi
    Spring 2020 MBA
    Pharmaceutical company

  • Mikiho Kaneto

    In the lectures given by professors with a wealth of knowledge and experience, students are able to learn not only general management knowledge but also management philosophy, providing an environment in which they can grow as human beings. Discussions among students with diverse values and backgrounds helped me to broaden my thinking and to develop friendships that will last even after graduation.

    Mikiho Kaneto
    September 2018 Enrollment
    Recruit Marketing Partners Co.

  • Ritsuko Ota

    Since I have lived my entire life in the media industry, considering my experiences in class brings fresh and stimulating insights. The best part is that I have made friends from various backgrounds who study with me.

    Ritsuko Ota, Japan
    Fall 2020 MBA


  • Yusuke Masai

    By using the case method, I realize that I can acquire practical knowledge and a strong sense of know-how by putting myself in the shoes of top management.

    Yusuke Masai
    Graduate, March 2017

  • Rie Tanaka

    The methodology opened the possibility to think about the case problem based on the law, the theory and the case precedent. This is something that I could not have achieved by simply studying for the certified tax accountant examination.

    Rie Tanaka
    Double Master

  • Going Abroad is a good experience - Japanese culture is very different than the European culture and Japan is the best choice in Asia. Asia is the place to work in the future and the NUCB Business School has a very attractive offer and is open to foreign countries.

    Sebastien Boval, France
    April 2017 Exchange Student
    KEDGE Business School

  • Adel Zayed

    Japan, Case Method, Diversity. The greatest strength of the program comes from its diverse academic faculty, especially international business executives who can bridge the gap between western business culture and Japanese business culture. This global perspective is precisely what will help me progress toward my career goals in an interconnected world.

    Adel Zayed, USA
    Fall 2020 MBA
    Cool Penguin Pictures

  • Studying here has both broadened and deepened my perspective on business. Knowledge and experiences shared with students and faculty who are leaders from diverse backgrounds, as well as with local communities, will continue to be valuable for years to come.

    Monica Chinn, USA
    Spring 2019 MBA
    The Boeing Company

  • Mr. Kazushige Sakai

    In the age of VUCA, the ability to come up with the best answer within a limited time and many constraints is required, and the NUCB Business School fosters this ability. Being able to learn how to think in a way that can be applied to any situation, rather than the only answer based on knowledge, has been a great asset for me.

    Kazushige Sakai
    Enrolled April 2019
    Toyota Motor Corporation
    Chief Accountant / U.S. Certified Public Accountant

  • Since I was a child I always wanted to come to Japan. I think it is a country you need to visit for more than a few weeks. This exchange program was the best opportunity to experience the culture, try new food, and get to know the Asian mindset.

    Johanna Borne, France
    April 2017 Exchange Student
    NEOMA Business School

  • A comprehensive curriculum focusing on real world business scenarios and problems using the case study method provides a good balance for the students to hone their management capabilities for Japanese business environment, at the same time preparing them for the global market.

    Dhiviya Sri, India
    Spring 2019 MBA
    Global Procurement Planning & Strategy
    Yamaha Motor Co. Ltd.

  • Experiencing Japan and its culture has been my dream for several years and this dream came true for one full year thanks to the NUCB Business School. Not only was I able to learn many skills and new methods with students and professors from all around the world, but also was I able to travel and discover this amazing country.

    Celia Woehrel, France
    Fall 2017 DDP Student
    ICN Business School

  • Joken Son

    You can create a network of connections that you would not be able to build anywhere else.

    Joken Son
    Enrolled April 2016

  • Youjun Wang

    I want to learn how to run a company and be an innovative global leader through the program. I've been fortunate to meet and study with talents from many different countries. Student diversity opens the mind and encourages deeper consideration of case studies.

    Youjun Wang, China
    Fall 2020 MBA
    Suzuki Motor Corporation


International Programs


Support for Learning at Top Business Schools

There is a prevailing misconception that working professionals can't study abroad while fulfilling their professional duties. However, our school has made this possible by establishing its “Support System for the Overseas Training of Working Professionals." Our school created the system in 2005 in cooperation with Harvard Business School, the MIT Sloan School of Management, IMD Business School, and the Kellogg School of Management to provide short-term study abroad opportunities, ranging from 3 to 7 days in length, enabling an enriching learning experience with a minimum time commitment. There are also options for participants, such as student grants and credit recognition applicable toward NUCB Business School programs.


Overseas Partner School Programs Included in Tuition

Our school has partnerships with over 120 prestigious business schools worldwide, giving students the opportunity to participate in exchange programs starting at a length of 60 days. All of our partner institutions are not only highly reputed in their respective regions, but also rank at the top of world MBA rankings and hold international accreditation. No additional tuition fee is required for participation in partner school programs, and scholarships are granted to nominees meeting qualification requirements. A total of up to 10 credits can be recognized and transferred toward the completion of your program at NUCB Business School.


Double Degree Program

The Double Degree Program is an advanced degree program in which students study for a year each at both NUCB Business School and a partner business school. Graduates obtain master’s degrees from both business schools in a period of two years. Students participating in this program are only required to pay the tuition fee for the two-year program at our school.


Learn about our international programs


  • 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.

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Access

All of our campuses are conveniently located within a ten-minute walk of major transportation terminals. The option of transferring from one campus to another is available for those being relocated due to a corporate transfer, or a moving to a different city for any other reason. Our main campus lecture auditoriums have a "horseshoe" layout, the international business school standard providing an ideal space for case discussion. Furthermore, all of our campuses are equipped with wireless internet access, group study rooms, and CISCO teleconferencing systems, constituting a learning environment designed to meet the needs of executive students.



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