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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
This institution is a global hub for learning and discussing innovative ideas, while connecting and building relationships with experienced and promising talents from Japan and from around the world.
Amar R, Canada
Spring 2017 MBA
Mitsubishi Aircraft Corporation
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.
September 2018 Enrollment
Recruit Marketing Partners Co.
Be it Japanese or global companies, the case study method simulates a business environment and situations to introduce established business frameworks whilst allowing for the exploration of new ideas needed in the organizations of tomorrow. I have enjoyed being a part of that experience.
Solomon Njie, Gambia
Fall 2019 MBA
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.
Graduated September 2019
President and Representative Director
I feel that the elements of behavioral economics have elements that can be adopted little-by-little in business.
Enrolled April 2015
The NUCB Business School was for me the first choice. Lessons are not just about memorizing. Teachers with impressive backgrounds are constantly encouraging you to think about the problem from all sides.
Veronika Davidova, Czech Republic
Spring 2018 Exchange Student
University of Economics, Prague
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
Spiced with great peer interactions, challenging professors, and world-class facilities, the multidisciplinary MBA program is allowing me to widen my network with talented professionals from all over the world. The case method is the best teaching method to get the most out of the 4-day classes.
Nils Anderlind, Switzerland
Fall 2020 MBA
Deloitte Consulting AG
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
I have never been to Japan before this experience, but its culture has always fascinated me. I chose the NUCB Business School not only for this reason but also and above all for its international reputation and the quality of its programs. Here I have the opportunity to get in touch with many colleagues from all over the world who have contributed to enrich this experience not only from a professional point of view but also human.
Valerio Di Girolamo, Italy
Spring 2018 Exchange Student
LUISS Business School, Italy
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
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
Looking at different schools in Japan, I found that this school stood out because of its emphasis on a global mindset and developing global leaders.
I chose the NUCB Business School in order to gain a greater insight into Japan's business practices and culture. My family has a coffee business in Hawaii and many of our customers are from Japan. I plan to run the family business after completing my MBA and I wanted to increase my understanding of Japan's language, culture, and business practices so I can better serve our customers. I've even thought that one day, I may expand the family business into Japan!
Kendall Kunitake, USA
Fall 2017 Exchange Student
Shidler College of Business, University of Hawai'i at Manoa
Practical lectures delivered through various kinds of business cases with excellent classmates have driven me to reach new levels.
Graduate, March 2016
Koji System Solutions Co.
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.
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.
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.