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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


  • Yoichi Toyoda

    As a person who relied on my instinctive senses to develop my business, I was able to get what I wanted most. It's a great opportunity to learn the principles of business in a systematic way.

    Yoichi Toyoda
    Graduated September 2019
    VDT Corporation 
    President and Representative Director

  • 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

  • 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.

  • Athicha Horiguchi

    The School provides a globally-ranked MBA program through which I could broaden both my interpersonal and intrapersonal skills. It's connected me to great people with fresh and varied perspectives on businesses that will be valuable for my future career.

    Athicha Horiguchi, Thailand
    Spring 2021 MSc

  • Yukiko Kitajima

    What I felt when I enrolled in the NUCB Business School was that I could not only acquire knowledge of frameworks, finance, and accounting through classes given by excellent professors, but also receive tremendous input from my classmates who are active in various fields. I believe that I have found a place where I can truly grow.

    Yukiko Kitajima
    Enrolled September 2019
    Taisho Pharmaceutical Co.

  • 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

  • Chad Balser

    Networking with individuals from diverse backgrounds and life experiences has been one of the most eye opening and mind broadening opportunities.

    Chad Balser, USA
    Fall 2021 MBA

  • 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

  • Aiko Enda

    My classmates and professors are full of enthusiasm and this pushes my motivation beyond imagination. This has been the most interesting experience in my life!

    Aiko Enda
    Enrolled September 2016
    NTT Business Assoc. Co., Ltd.

  • Emi Kataoka

    While sitting in the middle of a lecture one day, I realized that I was surrounded by excellent business people. My desire to step-up resulted in my career change.

    Emi Kataoka
    Enrolled April 2016
    MetLife Life Insurance Co., Ltd.

  • Mamoru Ichihara

    We have the chance to constantly be inspired by the attitudes of students from various industries that are striving for their respective goals.

    Mamoru Ichihara
    Enrolled September 2016
    Yanagawa Tax Accounting Firm

  • Siphosethu Makananda

    I hope to develop as an exceptional global leader by getting equipped with tools to deal with rapid change and navigate complexity. I have met the most incredible students from all across the world and have been able to, through them, learn and grow while forming deep meaningful relationships and expanding my network. The "Frontier Spirit" resonates deeply within me.

    Siphosethu Makananda, South Africa
    Fall 2020 MBA
    Eskom SOC Limited

  • 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

  • After one year at the NUCB Business School, I have the impression that my horizons have been broadened: I learned a lot from working with students from so many different countries in the world, I met inspiring people and I got the chance to travel around Japan.

    Agathe Verro, France
    Fall 2017 DDP Student
    EDHEC Business School

  • I always wanted to come to Japan since I was a child and the NUCB Business School was one of the choices offered at my home school. This was the one that I found to be the most interesting.

    Domitille Holik, France
    April 2017 Exchange Student
    KEDGE Business School


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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