Entry Requirements

MBA applicants

  • A minimum of 16-year education with the bachelor degree or its equivalent
  • A minimum of 3-year work experience or its equivalent
  • GMAT or GRE* Score (may be waived by Preliminary Screening*)
  • TOEFL PBT 550, iBT 80 / IELTS 6.0 / TOEIC 750 (applicable to those who have not completed their undergraduate or graduate program in English)

MIM (Masters in Management) applicants

  • A minimum of 16-year education with the bachelor degree or its equivalent
  • TOEFL PBT 550, iBT 80 / IELTS 6.0 / TOEIC 750 (applicable to those who have not completed their undergraduate or graduate program in English)


Official scores may be sent directly from the testing institutions to the admissions office
GMAT: 7109
GRE DI Code: 0340
TOEFL DI Code: B407

Preliminary Screening

Candidates who do not meet the qualifications, as well as candidates who wish for a GMAT waiver, are required to take a Preliminary Screening prior to application. Email the following two documents to the administration office (mba@nucba.ac.jp) by the Preliminary Screening Deadline.

  • CV/Resume
  • Scanned PDF of the official transcript
  • English language test score (if applicable)

Application Deadlines - Spring 2020

Please note that the Online Application can be completed and submitted when the application window is open (check the schedule below) , and the NUCB Business School admissions staff will contact the applicant with further instructions once the online application is complete.

Application Open Application Deadline Interview Date
Oct 15 Oct 29 Nov 02
Dec 3 Dec 17 Dec 21
Jan 21 Feb 04 Feb 08
Feb 18* March 03* March 07*

*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.

Entrance Exam and Interview

For those who have 3 years of work experience, the admission will be a interview and assessment of application documents. We will arrange a telephone or SKYPE interview for those living outside Japan.

Application Fee

The application fee for the MIM is JPY 20,000. 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.


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