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Application Requirements


MBA (English Track) applicants

  • A minimum of 16 years of education, including a bachelor degree or equivalent
  • A minimum of 3 years of professional, full time work experience
  • GMAT or GRE Score*
  • TOEFL PBT 550, iBT 80 / IELTS 6.0 / TOEIC 800 (applicable to those who have not completed their undergraduate or graduate program in English)
  • Test center or online test results administered by the above are accepted

*Prospective applicants may qualify for a GMAT/GRE Waiver. Please read the Preliminary Screening section to find out more.


MiM (MSc in Management) applicants

  • A minimum of 16 years of education, including a bachelor degree or equivalent
  • TOEFL PBT 550, iBT 80 / IELTS 6.0 / TOEIC 800 (applicable to non-native English speakers who have not completed their undergraduate or graduate program in English)
  • Test center or online test results administered by the above are accepted

Preliminary Screening

Applicants who are unsure of which program they can apply for or who wish to have the GMAT/GRE requirement waived should submit documents for Preliminary Screening or GMAT/GRE Waiver prior to application. Please submit the following documents to the admissions office via the appropriate form linked below before commencing the online application.

  • CV/Resume
  • Scanned PDF of the official undergraduate transcript showing your GPA
  • English language test score (if applicable) or other evidence of English proficiency
  • *The GMAT/GRE waiver is an assessment of various factors of the candidate's professional and academic background. The application process is similar to the application for preliminary screening, except for one additional requirement:

  • Essay (350-400 words). Please find the essay prompt within the GMAT/GRE Waiver submission form in the description for the essay submission field.

  • Preliminary Screening Form


    GMAT/GRE Waiver Application Form


    GMAT/GRE Requirement


    Official scores may be sent directly from the testing institutions to the admissions office using the following codes.

    GMAT: 7109

    GRE DI Code: 0340
    TOEFL DI Code: B407


    Registration & Information


    GMAT or GRE exams are available both at test centers and online – giving you the convenience and flexibility to plan your testing strategy.

    You might feel more at ease at home with the online exam or prefer the structure of a test center. Both options will always be available to help you meet your application deadlines.


    Learn More & Register for the GMAT


    Learn More & Register for the GRE


    Free Official GMAT Starter Kit & Practice Exams


    The Graduate Management Admissions Council (GMAC) offers a sampler of 90 past exam questions and two free, full-length GMAT™ practice exams that match the real exam format, increase in difficulty, and help you manage your pacing.

    Follow the link below to create an account on MBA.com, download the Starter Kit, and start preparing for the exam.


    GMAT™ Official Starter Kit + Practice Exams 1 & 2


    Free Official GRE POWERPREP Practice Tests


    The Educational Testing Service (ETS) offers two full timed practice tests  that simulate the actual test with its test-taker friendly design features you’ll encounter on test day.


    GRE POWERPREP Practice Tests 1 & 2


    Schedule


    Application Deadlines

    Please note that the Online Application can be completed and submitted when the application window is open, and our admissions staff will contact the applicant with further instructions once the online application is complete. All application windows close at 18:00 JST on the application deadline date.

    Fall 2022 Application Dates

    Available for reference. Dates for Fall 2023 will vary.


    Application Open Application Deadline Interview Dates
    Feb 27 May 21 May 27-28
    May 22 June 18 June 24-25
    June 19* July 23* July 29-30*

    Spring 2023 Application Dates


    Application Open  Application Deadline  Interview Dates
    June 19 July 23 July 29-30
    July 24 October 22 October 28-29
    October 23 December 10 December 16-17
    December 11 January 28 February 3-4
    January 29* February 25* March 3-4*

    *Only applicable to applicants who do not need visa application upon enrollment (domestic applicants).

    Interviews may be requested on demand for those who require an early decision or deadline based decision (for scholarship such as MEXT), after submitting your application please contact the school to request an interview date.


    Admission Procedure

    Please follow the steps below. Please note that applications close at 18:00 JST on the application deadline date.


    1. Online Application

    Click the "Online Application" button and complete the online application form.


    Online Application


    2. Screening Fee Payment

    The screening fee for the MBA & MiM applications is JPY 20,000 for international applicants and JPY 26,000 for domestic applicants. Applicants are required to pay the fee by bank transfer (details in application form) or PayPal. Please select either of the buttons below when using the PayPal from overseas / Japan. The amount shown by PayPal includes the remittance charge.


    PayPal - Click here for Overseas remittance


    PayPal - Click here for Domestic remittance


    3. Submit the Application Documents Online


    Submit the rest of the application materials online by either of the following methods:


    Click the "Online Submission" button on the Admission page and attach your application documents. A Google Account is required to use this submission method. If you do not have a Google Account, we strongly recommend that creating one for applying to our school.


    Online Submission

    If you cannot create a Google account:
    Please submit the documents by email to: <entry@gsm.nucba.ac.jp>
    Be sure to clearly label the email with a subject line that includes your name and the attached contents.


    Application Documents

    【All Applicants】

    • Answers to essay questions (three pages)
    • Color passport-type photo (JPEG or PNG / Height:Width 4:3)
    • Confirmation of payment of Application Fee (receipt / proof of payment - PayPal or bank transfer)
    • Graduation certificate (bachelors) / confirmation of expected graduation
    • Transcript of Grades (with certified translation if not in English)
    • Passport with passport number page clearly shown
    • Certificate of health (from your primary physician in your home country)
    • Financial Status Letter

    Also required by email to entry@gsm.nucba.ac.jp : Two (2) Recommendation Letters, which for security must be written, signed and submitted directly by the writers as pdfs.

    【As Applicable】

    • Resume / CV if not already submitted (Optional but recommended for MBA applicants)
    • Application for Family Business Successors (applies to those applicants ONLY whose family is running their own business)
    • Letter of Consent from Employer (applies to those applicants ONLY whose employer is sponsoring/paying for their degree program)
    • Japanese Residence Card if held (i.e. for domestic applicants)
    • TOEFL/IELTS/TOEIC score (only for non-native English speakers who have not completed their undergraduate or graduate program in English)
    • GMAT/GRE score (only if you are applying for MBA and did not receive GMAT Waiver)
    • Any other certifications or qualifications you wish to submit to support your application.

    Admissions Assessment

    For MBA applicants, the admissions procedure comprises the assessment of application documents followed by an interview with faculty members. MSc (MIM) applicants will in addition take a written essay examination in timed conditions. For applicants outside Japan, these will be conducted via Zoom.