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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.


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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


  • Had I stayed in my home country, I would have missed the opportunity to engage with instructors and students from all corners of the world. Through exposure to new mindsets and ways of thinking, I was able to accelerate my professional development.

    Matthew Kronick, USA
    Spring 2019 MSc

  • Yoshiaki Saka

    As I have been working for a foreign-capital company, the practical and global decision-making which I could obtain from the voluminous case methods, which is a characteristic of the learning at NUCB Business School, as well as Harvard Business School, is very much useful for the further improvement of my skill. In addition, learning at NUCB Business School which has international accreditation can equal the experience of learning at the business schools abroad with international accreditation.

    Yoshiaki Saka
    Completed the program in September 2018
    Sales director at an automotive-related foreign-capital company

  • Etsumi Sugeno

    My professors and peers have inspired me to solve critical business problems and challenged me to look at as many perspectives as possible. The program provides a wealth of experience with exchanging ideas and shaping them into solid solutions that can be practically implemented in organizations.

    Etsumi Sugeno, Japan
    Spring 2020 MBA
    OYO Technology & Hospitality Japan, K.K.

  • 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

  • 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

  • In my home school I studied logistics, and I wanted to complement my studies with management skills. The NUCB Business School is a good school to learn management and get some new insights and perspectives.

    Amelie Wipfler, Germany
    April 2017 Exchange Student
    University of Mannheim

  • I've met some amazing students representing different industries and professors with a good mix of both academic and practical knowledge. Both of these will undoubtedly be key to my success in my future career.

    Mark Hosang, USA
    Fall 2018 MBA
    Sr. Manager of Enterprise Services & Security, IT Division
    Randstad K.K.

  • 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

  • Yoshihide Ando

    As being a managing position in my company, the learning of case method and SME consulting training are very useful in drawing up the mid-long term management strategy with management team.

    Yoshihide Ando
    Completed the SME management consultant course in March 2013
    Representative at Toho Flower
    Co., Ltd.

  • I chose the NUCB Business School because in addition to its reputation, ranking and important dual accreditation worldwide, it is located in one of the most powerful economies in Japan which is Nagoya. Here there is a multicultural experience that we can live in every class, sharing the same classroom with people whose background and culture is totally different than in South America would help me to develop new skills and new ways of doing business around the world.

    Andrea Idarraga Vanegas, Colombia
    Fall 2017 Exchange Student
    ESAN Graduate School of Business

  • 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.

  • Yaoki, Japan

    Classmates are well diversified in nationality, industry, and experience. Hence, I can learn a lot and broaden my perspective.

    Yaoki,
    Japan

  • 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

  •  Xiang Li

    Studying here has motivated me to work harder every day to be better than I was yesterday. I feel that my ability to think, interact, and make decisions has improved dramatically. In addition, through my schooling, I have been able to make valuable friends and meet a variety of people, which has expanded my personal network.

    Xiang Li, China
    Spring 2020 MBA

  • The NUCB Business School is one of the most well-known schools in Japan, and the teaching approach is very appealing.

    Valentin Laigre, France
    April 2017 Exchange Student
    NEOMA 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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