The NUCB Business School was established in 1990 and in 2015, we opened our main graduate campus located in the heart of the Nagoya business district. The Nagoya Marunouchi Tower campus has large lecture halls, small conference rooms for group discussions and ample room for private study. Education at the NUCB Business School incorporates new educational methods, including case method and discussions on research and projects, and offers workshops, seminars and extension courses in addition to regular classes. Established in 1990, the institution is characterized by an entrepreneurial spirit guided by the founding mission of instilling "Frontier Spirit."
The NUCB Business School is fully accredited by the Japanese Ministry of Education and was the third educational institution in Japan to become a member of AACSB International. The NUCB Business School achieved the AACSB accreditation in April 2006, and is the 1st school in Japan to achieve the dual accreditation of AACSB International and Association of MBAs (AMBA). All the programs offered by the business school have been highly ranked by the Eduniversal's “Best Masters Ranking 2018”. The Global MBA was ranked #3 in Japan and #16 in Asia by QS in 2018 and 2019 while the EMBA degree was ranked #1 in Japan by both QS and the Financial Times in 2018.
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.
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.
The NUCB Business School is the first and only school in Japan to hold dual accreditation from both AACSB and AMBA. In 2006 our school 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 our will be recognized and well-respected by employers and institutions worldwide.
The 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 the MBA or MIM tracks. The English MBA/MIM is one of the few fully English-taught Masters degree programs in Japan, comprising over 35 different business courses in total. 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 graduate school curriculum and to view course syllabi, please click online course syllabi. Click on courses with the code starting "GLP" to view English language courses.
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.
The MIM (MSc in Management) international exchange offers global students a familiar and balanced schedule to study abroad in Japan. Courses are conducted entirely on weekdays and occur once every other week. In between the curriculum-based elective courses for exchange students, the Japanese language course is offered as well as cultural enrichment activities in the Greater Nagoya area. The MIM is focused on accelerating the practical business management potential of young global leaders through the Case Method in a format that matches the MBA degree tracks.
The MBA international exchange targets professionals with a minimum of three years working experience who want to broaden their perspective while based in Japan. Living in Nagoya, students experience Japanese culture, society and business while enrolling in courses on the weekend with a mix of part-time and full-time degree students. The MBA employs 100% Case Method with a midway break between each course to allow students time to reflect and re-evaluate the theoretical approach to the first half of the class with an analytical discussion in the second half.
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. Lately, Nagoya has been booming with the opening of LegoLand and Gate Tower at Nagoya Station. Students enjoy the cultural and social scene of Nagoya that is a unique blend of tradition and modernity which spans as far north as Takayama and as south as the port area.
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.
Nagoya is a convenient location for students on exchange! Japan is well known as a country with a very high cost of living but overall costs in Nagoya are more than 20% cheaper than Tokyo. The city is conveniently laid out with all the amenities and expectations global students hold for living in a large urban setting. Restaurants, social activities and local travel are very easy for international exchange students in Japan. Even as the 3rd largest metropolitan city in Japan, students find plenty of opportunities to travel around Southeast Asia during the exchange period in Japan.
Note about Case Fees and School Service Charge - At the NUCB Business School, the fees of cases (e-case) are not covered by the partnership agreement. On average, each course total case fee is ~5,000 JPY and for most semester-based exchange students the approximate maximum case fee is 30,000 JPY/semester. Students need to purchase textbooks and other materials by themselves because these costs are not covered by the exchange agreement. Most courses are conducted by using e-casebooks. Cases are provided in data form and students must pay in cash at the office. The school requires all students from our partners schools to pay a separate administrative fee,the School Service Charge, per semester which includes student insurance fee, visa support and Kurimoto Gakuen Education Enhancement Fee (required by all students).
If you have any questions about the NUCB Business Schools’s International Exchange program, please contact us. To see frequently asked questions, please visit our FAQ.
Prospective MBA/MSc students are welcome to visit us for individual consultation. Feel free to register at any time.
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