Global MBA

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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


  • Satoshi Oura

    It was the best environment that provided me with a unique learning experience when I looked beyond my qualification as a tax accountant and MBA.

    Satoshi Oura
    Graduated March 2018
    Representative Director, Connect Consulting Co.
    Tax Accountant, Real Estate Consultant

  • 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

  • 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

  • Iqbal Lintang

    The participant-centered learning model intensifies discussion of real-life business cases and my thirst for knowledge. Communication here flows between teachers and students, and students with one another, providing a complex, multifarious, and captivating flow of exchange in each class.

    Iqbal Lintang, Indonesia
    Fall 2020 MSc

  • Thomas Bendaoud

    The true strength of the program is its teaching method that fosters participation among its students of various backgrounds hailing from all over the world. This leads to meaningful interactions that are priceless in the current business landscape, developing my acumen for doing business on a global scale.

    Thomas Bendaoud, France
    Fall 2020 MSc

  • 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

  • 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.

  • Yoko Fujimoto

    I was pleasantly surprised to find that what I had intuitively felt in practice was systematized and established through the co-creation that took place in the classroom, and I was captivated by the courses at the NUCB Business School.

    Yoko Fujimoto
    Enrolled April 2019
    Pfizer Japan Inc.
    Executive Officer

  • The School conveys great international and Japanese business knowledge with professors from all over the world. They do not only bring in practical experiences, but also come with a connection to Japan to give the students insights from different angles. Mixing with students from various countries has really helped me to get a global perspective.

    Sven Jensen, Germany
    Spring 2019 MBA
    NRW Japan

  • The quality of professors and peers is difficult to overstate. I feel both informed and challenged in every class I attend. This couples well with the lessons my fellow students provide. My time here is a challenge I welcome and feel confident I will grow from.

    William R. Stull, USA
    Spring 2020 MBA
    Paddock Realty and Property Development
    Co Owner

  • Alan Lapira

    Apart from learning more about marketing and international business strategies, the diversity of students enrolled in my program allows me to discover others' points of view and open my mind.

    Alan Lapira, France
    Fall 2020 MSc

  • Eiko Sugiura

    It is highly attractive to be able to obtain knowledge that is directly linked to my practical business in the field of tax planning.

    Eiko Sugiura
    Enrolled April 2015

  • The NUCB Business School is one of the best business schools in Japan. I came here to learn about different methods of learning and experience learning from different cultures. Life in Nagoya is perfect! I wouldn't want to go back.

    Basmah Jasim, Pakistan
    Fall 2017 Exchange Student
    Institute of Business Management

  • Kavitha, India

    Because, Nagoya is a leading economic market, I wanted to do my Masters here, at the NUCB Business School.

    Kavitha,
    India

  • 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


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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