Field trips and excursions are essential components of the learning experience we provide. The NUCB Business School International Affairs team arranges a comprehensive program of cultural and business-related trips and activities for our incoming international exchange students. These are often entirely or substantially subsidized by the university. Trips and activities vary by semester but include: a visit to the Toyota manufacturing plant, visits to World Heritage sites in Takayama and Shirakawa-go, a visit to Kyoto, Japanese tea ceremony and ikebana flower arranging, and many more.
Twice each year at the NUCB Business School, Graduate School of Management courses are held over three days at the main campus in downtown Nagoya which bring together students across all programs and across all campuses. January 12-14 was the first set of joint session courses in 2019. Students from the Tokyo and Osaka satellite campuses rarely have a chance to enroll in courses at the Nagoya Marunouchi Tower Campus and network with their classmates across Japan so this opportunity is a way to provide these encounters.
In addition to bringing students across geographical locations together, the courses are intermixed as elective core courses which means EMBA, MBA and MSc students have the chance to see new perspectives and learn in new ways that may be different from their base program. At the same time, students earn core credits towards graduation to provide more incentive to step outside their comfort zone.
Courses offered in this joint session period included Risk Management and Sustainability, Corporate Governance, Financing of Innovation, Enterprise Turnaround Strategy, Strategic Change Leadership and Corporate Mission & Strategy.
For the students in the Global Leader Program taking Prof. Marius Ungerer’s (visiting professor, University of Stellenbosch in South Africa) course in Strategic Change Leadership who welcomed EMBA and MBA students from the Japanese language program, it was a valuable opportunity to learn the Japanese approach to leadership and change management from their perspective.
The next合同講義is scheduled for July 2019 – see you all in Nagoya then!
Our students represent a wide range of academic disciplines, professional experience and cultural backgrounds. By studying at the NUCB Business School you will join over 100 other students, some studying while working in Japan, and some of whom we receive each year from our partner schools in 57 countries around the world. You will gain a unique insight into other cultures, learn with your fellow students, and form friendships which will last far beyond your time in Japan.
NUCB Business School is the first and only school in Japan to hold dual accreditation from both AACSB and AMBA. In 2006 NUCB was the second university in Japan awarded accreditation from AACSB which it has successfully maintained to date. The university received its second major accreditation in 2009 from the Association of MBAs (AMBA) - the first institution in Japan to be recognized by the board. Regardless of where your career path takes you in the world, a degree from an accredited university like NUCB will be recognized and well-respected by employers and institutions worldwide.
NUCB Business School is committed to supporting its incoming exchange students not only in their academic activities but also in their day-to-day lives. Our English-speaking International Affairs team provides friendly care and advice to all of our students on an individual basis, ensuring that they enjoy and benefit from their time with us to the fullest possible extent.
Graduate international exchange students study on our Global Leader Program (GLP). The GLP is one of the few fully English-taught Masters degree programs in Japan, comprising over 35 different business courses. The program covers various fields required to become a global leader, and Asian business perspectives are also reflected in all aspects of the curriculum.
Professors are well-equipped with business experience and make great use of the case-study method to facilitate the exchange of diverse student backgrounds and perspectives in the analysis of management challenges in the classroom. For more details on the GLP and to view course syllabi, please click here.
Earlier this Fall, regular MBA degree student from the Global Leader Program, Marius Klein, was in Rome, Italy where he spent one week at the MBA International Week hosted by partner institution LUISS Business School. The core of the program is to utilize the business school as facilitator between a sponsor company and international mix of MBA students from around the world to work on a problem facing the company. Of course, students also had the chance to experience Italian culture.
Among the participants in the program, a total of eight business schools were represented from nine distinct nationalities that ensured the program would be truly international. The students were tasked with the concept of “Embracing the Future in Art Management” and focused their entire week on the case of Scuderie del Quirinale. The Scuderie del Quirinale is a museum in Rome, which wants to represent the Italian heritage and thus be the flagship museum in all of Italy. The specific problem the group had to ask was: How can a museum that has no own collection become more attractive to people?
Marius summarized his experience overall in the following way – “The combination of working on a completely new topic, meeting new people from different backgrounds and cultures as well as the fact that we had the chance to present findings of a case study to the actual management team of the company, made this week more than worth it. I feel like I have learned somethings in this MBA International Week at LUISS Business School that I would have never learned otherwise in my life. This fact plus the fact that I could grow my network even further, made this an experience that I could only recommend to anybody else!”
We offer levels of semester-long elementary and intermediate Japanese language courses at the Nagoya campus. Higher levels of Japanese language courses are available at Nisshin campus for those who would like to pursue more advanced language study.
Located in the heart of Japan, the Greater Nagoya area is well-known as the manufacturing backbone of Japan. But it's not all just lean manufacturing and just-in-time supply chain logistics. The area of Nagoya is home to beautiful natural landscapes for exploring, historic temples and villages over hundreds of years old and many of the modern and trendy themes of "Cool Japan." Students in the NUCB Business School use the great location of Nagoya as their starting point for discovering Japan while studying hard in business administration and management.
A global business power-region, the area known as ‘Greater Nagoya’ is clean, safe and technologically cutting-edge. Home to front-running companies such as Toyota, Greater Nagoya produces nearly 1% of world GDP annually. Centrally located, Greater Nagoya functions as the transportation hub of Japan making travel to other destinations fast and easy.
In Singapore on February 23rd and 24th, the National University of Singapore (NUS) Entrepreneurship Society held UNICON 2019. This unique conference is promoted as “Asia’s CRAZIEST student conference” but there was nothing crazy about the theme of the conference, which is ‘creating the unicorns of tomorrow.’
Speakers from a variety of fields and positions as entrepreneurs, founders, CEOs and directors led the two days of the conference in a variety of sessions that all promoted the idea of entrepreneurship and creating value at scale. Most notable among the speakers were Chatri Sityodtong (Founder, CEO of ONE Championship) and Rachel Lim (CEO of Love, Bonito). Three NUCB Business School students attended this conference and reported the following comments about UNICON 2019 -
“This is a great platform for young aspiring graduates who are looking into entrepreneurship as their career options. They would be able to do networking, listening to the experience entrepreneurs on their struggle of starting up a company, what to prepare before making the jump and a little insights from the speaker's respective industry such as ride hailer, shopping platform, VC/incubator and etc.
This might be basic advice but most speakers talk about developing a resilience attitude and failure is part of the game - 'repeat, repeat and repeat'. Well, I'm more of an analog guy. So the best part about the event was it made me realised how important a business to go digital. Not just businesses, even as an individual we need to keep up to stay relevant. The exploration of new tech should be part of manager's routine because it can lead to finding more effective ways of doing business. The current trends at the moment are FinTech and blockchain.“
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The NUCB Business School has 115 elite global partner institutions in 53 countries around the world. As the most globally oriented business school in Central Japan and one of the top leading business schools in all of Japan, the emphasis on study abroad and international exchange is a key driver of the mission at the NUCB Business School. For details about the double degree program and procedures for new applicants and current students please visit our dedicated page "International Program."
Located in downtown Nagoya, the Nagoya Marunouchi Tower Campus has excellent access to the center of both business and culture. As a financial district of Nagoya, world-recognized companies have offices based in Marunouchi such as Toyota, Honda, Suzuki, Mitsubishi Motors, Denso, Sharp, Panasonic, Toshiba, Fujitsu, Yamaha, Noritake, Yamazaki Mazak, Nippon Sharyo, NGK Spark Plug, Makita, and Brother.
The neighboring district of Sakae is the center of culture, as well as commerce and shopping, which is only a 10-15 minute walk from Marunouchi. Moreover, Nagoya Campus is just a few minutes from the subway station and only a 15 minute walk from Nagoya Central Station. The easy access from the workplace encourages our MBA students to keep working while they study.
Nagoya is a center of manufacturing craftsmanship, with strong connections to the automotive, aircraft, and industrial robot industries. A distinctive food culture exists full of local delicacies such as Kishimen (noodles), Tebasaki (chicken wings), Misonikomi (miso boiled udon), and much more. Nagoya’s population density is only one-third of that of Tokyo or Osaka. The city has a number of lush parks that are great for enjoying the weather, jogging, or taking part in the many seasonal events that are held in the city. It’s also a great place for enjoying professional sporting events such as baseball and soccer as well as the annual Nagoya Tournament of the Japan Sumo Association.
There are many well-known tourist spots, such as Hida-Takayama in Gifu or Ise and Toba in Mie, which are easily reached by train from Nagoya. Nagoya also has a well-developed public transportation network of subway and bus lines that make commuting or shopping very easy.
Exchange students are automatically allocated a comfortable, single-occupancy room in one of the NUCB Business School’s international student residences, allowing them to settle quickly and focus on their studies from the very first day of their stay.
The residences are fully furnished, with each student room having electronic pass-key locking, Wi-Fi, bed and bedding, closet, desk and chair, desk lamp, toilet, Japanese style bath and shower, book shelves, AC/heater, refrigerator and freezer, washing machine, and balcony.
The Global Center accommodates 44 students, and is highly regarded for its multiple functionality and sophisticated Japanese-style design. It also contains a gym, cinema room and adequate common areas for international students to enjoy coming together in Japan.
The Chiyoda Residence is located within a few stops by subway from the Nagoya campus and provides accommodation for 94 domestic and international students. This residence is located in central Nagoya, so in addition to being walking distance from the campus, students enjoy the lifestyle of living in near Osu Kannon, Sakae and Tsuruma Park.
The NUCB Business School offers various kinds of financial support for exchange students. A limited number of Japanese government scholarships (JASSO) are available, as well as our housing scholarships. Students are not required to apply for either of these, they are automatically considered upon application to NUCB Business School. Please note that many factors are taken into consideration when deciding upon scholarship allocation – your GPA score, your Letter of Motivation, and your resume (all documents you will need to provide for your application). We cannot guarantee all students will receive a scholarship.
If you have any questions about the NUCB Business Schools’s exchange program, please contact. To see the frequently asked questions, please go to FAQ.
Prospective MBA/MSc students are welcome to visit us for individual consultation. Feel free to register at any time.
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