AACSB International


In 2002, we acquired AACSB International membership as the second educational institution in Japan. NUCB Business School has achieved accreditation of its graduate programs in 2006 and successfully maintained it to date. AACSB-accredited schools have better programs, better faculty, better students with higher overall GPAs, more international students, more employers that recruit from them, and graduates that receive better salaries. Click here to find out why an investment in an AACSB accredited school pays off.

Association of MBAs: AMBA

NUCB Business School is the only Japanese business school accredited by AMBA. AMBA accreditation represents the highest standard of achievement in postgraduate business education and is earned only by the best programmes. Students, business schools, graduates and employers all recognize it as a gold standard. In a crowded education market, our AMBA accreditation ensures your investment is rewarded with the finest business education available. Click here to find out more.

International Networks


NUCB Business School is proud to announce our recent commitment to sustainability in business education as our new participation in PRME: Principles for Responsible Management Education. The mission the PRME initiative is to inspire and champion responsible management education, research and thought leadership globally. The PRME participating schools are inspired by internationally accepted values such as the principles of the United Nations Global Compact. They seek to establish a process of continuous improvement among institutions of management education in order to develop a new generation of business leaders capable of managing the complex challenges faced by business and society in the 21st century.


Being the best means being among the best, and therefore the NUCB Business School is a school member of the EFMD - Management Development Network. This organization is nearly 900 members strong with academic institutions, corporations, public service entities and consultancies in 88 countries. The School follows the principles of EFMD as a catalyst for development in research, academic and practical outcomes and continuous improvement and innovation of the staff, faculty and students for the long-term sustainability and high-quality impact of the School to the local, regional and global stages. As the NUCB Business School strives to become the first Japanese school to achieve the coveted 'triple accreditation' of business schools, the commitment and dedication to enhancing our excellence in management development is achieved by being a member school of the EFMD.


The NUCB Business School is the only Japanese institution listed as a member school of the Executive MBA Council (EMBAC). This unique network of global business schools is highly specialized in forming an elite collection of programs that offer EMBA programs as part of the programs with the specific intent of allowing business leaders the flexibility to earn their degree while continuing to work full time. The School's flagship program is centered around this principle - the Weekend MBA. What's more, a significant number the School's global partner institutions are also member schools of EMBAC. This organization was founded in 1981 at the University of Houston when only 50 EMBA programs existed. Today, more than 330 such programs have been launched.


Recognizing the important of regional strength and forming a collective for the mutual ascension of the reputation and awareness of Asia-Pacific Business Schools, the NUCB Business School became a member of the Association of Asia-Pacific Business Schools (AAPBS) which was formally established in 2004. The founding President, Professor Sung Joo Park, who had been the Dean of the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) has played a personal role as a visit professor and direct advisor to the development of the graduate school programs. Although the majority of member schools are based in the Asia-Pacific region sharing best practices and know-how at annual conferences, there are a number of European, Latin American and North American institutions included as affiliate, associate or corporate members as well.