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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 Ivey.

Our school is widely recognized both 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 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


International Accreditations

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.


  • aacsb
  • amba

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 set by AACSB and AMBA, such as practical experience related to their teaching fields and publications. 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


  • An exchange at the NUCB Business School represents a truly mind opening experience through deep-diving into the Japanese culture while simultaneously being exposed to classmates from a broad range of nationalities.

    Nicolas Sans, France
    Spring 2018 Exchange Student
    University of St. Gallen, Switzerland

  • My choice of NUCB Business School as my exchange destination was driven mainly by my longstanding fascination for the Japanese culture and way of life. And the Global Leader Program combines that exposure with a great mix of students from across the world.

    Kruti Kharod,India
    Fall 2017 Exchange Student
    IIM Calcutta

  • Atsuya Shimizu

    You can engage with a group aiming to be tax accountants working on the front line of society - not just a simple tax accountant. This is very exciting.

    Atsuya Shimizu
    Graduate, March 2016
    Yamada & Partners Tax Accounting Firm

  • The curriculum of the Global Leader Program offers me the opportunity to attend classes with a very different course structure and content than at my home institution HHL. That way, it is a perfect complement to my Master studies in Germany. The case based study method which stimulates class discussions is a very good way to learn about new concepts and strategies of business leaders while it offers the chance to gain insights from the manifold backgrounds and experiences of the students themselves.

    Viktor Winkler, Germany
    Spring 2018 Exchange Student
    HHL Leipzig Graduate School of Management

  • Hiroya Mizuta

    It's a natural environment to think with everything that you do and create an atmosphere for discovery. The faculty inspires students' ambition with knowledge and skills.

    Hiroya Mizuta
    Graduate, March 2016
    Toyota Motor Corporation

  • Reiichi Murakami

    As a working doctor with only a monthly salary, I was tormented by a sense of crisis when I realistically thought about taking over my family's medical corporation. In an age when users choose medical institutions, an MBA can be a great weapon.

    Dr. Reiichi Murakami
    Graduated March 2016
    Murakami Shinmachi Hospital 
    Vice President


International Programs


Support for Training at Top Business Schools Abroad

There is a prevailing misconception that it is impossible for working professionals to study abroad while fulfilling their professional duties. However, our school has made this possible with the establishment of its “Support System for the Overseas Training of Working Professionals." The system was created in 2005 in cooperation with Harvard Business School (US), the MIT Sloan School of Management (US), IMD Business School (Switzerland), and the Kellogg School of Management (US) 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 - Admissions & Scholarships

    A selection of entrance exams for the MBA 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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