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Awaken Your Ambition

The goal of the MSc degree program is to instill in our students the motivation for embarking upon or enhancing successful and rewarding careers in global business environments. This is reflective of the school's founding vision of embracing a "Frontier Spirit." Our faculty and staff members provide students with the knowledge and skills needed for future employment and leadership opportunities at the Master's level.

  • Program Start: September / April
  • Duration: 24 months
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Class Size: 50-60 students
  • Degree Offered: MSc in Management

  • Teaching Methodology

    Courses are conducted 100% in English and follow the Case Method, in order to promote cultural diversity and facilitate learning. Case Method is proven as the global standard for top-level business schools to develop practical experience in the academic theater.

  • Learning Style

    The MSc degree can be obtained in 2 years. The length of study can be reduced to 1.5 years for outstanding students or extended to up to 4 years for students who wish to continue working.

  • International Accreditation

    The NUCB Business School is the first and only institution to obtain accredited by both AACSB and AMBA in Japan. Among global business schools, less than 5% hold AACSB accreditation and less than 2% hold AMBA accreditation.


The MSc in Management (MiM) program will prepare you for your role in the global economy by introducing to your perspective principles of business management unique to Asia that are emphasized in analysis of both Western-based and Asian-based companies throughout the program. The flexibility built into the curriculum means that students can take weekend-only courses part-time or mix weekend and weekday courses full-time. Regardless of your personal experience and individual ambitions, you can awaken your potential through a program tailored to meet your needs.

Business Fundamentals

  • Management Essentials
  • Corporate Finance
  • Financial Analysis
  • Strategic Negotiation
  • Managerial Accounting & Control
  • Marketing Management
  • Business Issues and Ethics
  • Strategic Change Leadership
  • Human Resources Management
  • Business Economics

Academic Specialization

  • Strategic Thinking
  • Business Plan
  • Business Analysis
  • Business Analytics
  • Business Model Innovation
  • Marketing Management
  • Leadership & Organizational Behavior
  • Risk Management and Sustainability
  • Leadership Development
  • Consumer Behavior
  • Strategy for Competitive Advantage

Sector Specialization

  • Innovation & Creative Thinking
  • Design Thinking
  • Service Design
  • Technology & Operations Management
  • Innovation Management
  • Entrepreneurship and Family Business
  • Behavioral Economics & Finance
  • Managing Multinational Business
  • Enterprise Turnaround Strategy
  • International Entrepreneurship
  • Case Writing

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Learning Style

The MIM (MSc in Management) degree track offers global students an academically 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 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.


  • QS Master in Management

    #1 in Japan


Accredited MSc by AACSB

International accreditation associations, such as AACSB International and AMBA, accredit business schools meeting their strict standards for educational quality and institutional excellence. Although there are more than 10,000 management education programs in the world, only programs with international accreditation are taken seriously by those in the global business community. The accreditation of our MSc ensures that the degree you earn will be recognized by employers and institutions worldwide, regardless of where your career path will take you.

  • Exchange Program

    Our school has established student exchange partnerships with more than 120 leading business schools, from 54 countries across 5 continents. In our exchange program, students are able to study abroad with tuition fees at partner schools waived. There are also scholarship programs for study abroad students who demonstrate the highest levels of excellence.

  • Double Degree Program

    After completing one year of study at NUCB Business School and one year of study abroad, students in our Double Degree Program obtain two Masters degrees - one at our school and one at a partner school. This unique program provides an advanced experience of international education, and a unique qualification with which to further your career in the global business community.

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  • Corporate Study Tours

    The NUCB Business School provides great practical opportunities to explore and deepen your business knowledge and skills through various company tours. The tours are accompanied by an English-speaking guide, and there is always the chance to pose your own questions through Q&A sessions at the end. Our school places great emphasis on such practical learning, and we believe that visiting pioneering companies and engaging in constructive dialogue with business leaders that have made a real impact on the business world serves to both enlighten and inspire our students.

  • Chiyoda Residence

    A short journey from the Nagoya Campus, Chiyoda Residence has convenient 24/7 access, wi-fi and internet access, bicycle and car parking, and a secure entrance. Located in Naka-ku, students who live in Chiyoda have easy access to the main shopping and entertainment areas of Nagoya including Sakae, Fushimi, and Osu Kannon. Rooms are fully furnished and include a washing machine, refrigerator, and gas stove top.

  • Higashiyama Global Center

    Our Global Center in the Higashiyama area of Nagoya has 44 single occupancy rooms, a fitness center, screening room, and large communal space for international graduate students. The residence provides a rich, comfortable living experience that complements the international research and scholarly initiatives of the NUCB Business School towards one of our main core values: international education.

  • Housing Scholarship

    International students are eligible for housing scholarships based on outstanding academic performance. The assessment standard is based on the academic performance for the first semester after enrollment.

    • JPY 25,000 - JPY 40,000/mth

    Residence Hall Rent

    • JPY 73,750/mth Chiyoda Residence
    • JPY 88,750/mth Higashiyama Global Center

Class Diversity

  • Average age

    On average, our students are in their late 20s – early 30s, with several years of working experience contributing to the quality of class discussions.

  • Scholarship

    Over 60% of the international students receive a scholarship, either from the Japanese government or from us directly.

  • Gender balance

    The gender balance of around 60/40 ensures high-quality class discussions that put forward and analyze the perspectives and ideas of all participants.

Pre Master Education


Expand your network

Our students represent a wide range of academic disciplines, professional experiences, and cultural backgrounds. Within the cultural and business setting of Japan, students learn the importance of intercultural communication skills in a globalized business world. Through this diverse network and dynamic confluence of leadership development, creative thinking, and interpersonal growth, our students benefit from a competitive advantage that prepares them for success on the global stage.

Learn from veteran practitioners

Learn advanced management skills at the highest level from our core faculty and visiting professors. The instructors at NUCB Business School are real-world business professionals with strong global influence in their respective fields. This ensemble of teacher-practitioners are MBA or higher degree holders from renowned institutions all over the world.


  • Matej, Slovakia

    I really welcome the opportunity to come here and get hands on experience how Japanese negotiate, how they work, how they communicate, what the hierarchy is and so on.


  • Claire, France

    NUCB Business School's best strength is the case studies and global presence.

    Claire, France

  • Yaoki, Japan

    Classmates are well diversified in nationality, industry, and experience. Hence, I can learn a lot and broaden my perspective.


  • Philip, USA

    Looking at different schools in Japan, I found that NUCB Business School stood out because of its emphasis on a global mindset and developing global leaders.


  • Kavitha, India

    Nagoya is a leading economic market. So I wanted to do my Masters at NUCB Business School.


  • NUCB Business School conveys great international and Japanese business knowledge with professors from all over the world. They do not only bring in practical experiences, but also come with a connection to Japan to give the students insights from different angles. Mixing with students from various countries has really helped me to get a global perspective.

    Sven Jensen, Germany
    Spring 2019 MBA
    NRW Japan

  • The opportunity to study at NUCB Business School and immerse myself in a multi-cultural environment has been a very instructional, eye-opening and character shaping experience. I was able to expand my global perspective and further develop the skill set necessary to support my career, unleash my true potential and create a bigger impact.

    Rim Lemchachti,
    Fall 2019 MBA

  • An ideal experience to expand your horizons and return to your country with a broader view of the world. With students from all around the globe, learning from the exchange of experiences and differing approaches to business will be an invaluable tool to have during your career.

    Maximo Arozarena,
    Spring 2019 MBA

  • An ideal experience to expand your horizons and return to your country with a broader view of the world. With students from all around the globe, learning from the exchange of experiences and differing approaches to business will be an invaluable tool to have during your career.

    William Roebuck, USA
    Spring 2019 MSc
    Zest Corporation
    International Business Director

  • Had I stayed in my home country, I would have missed the opportunity to engage with instructors and students from all corners of the world. Through exposure to new mindsets and ways of thinking, I was able to accelerate my professional development.

    Matthew Kronick, USA
    Spring 2019 MSc

  • The quality of professors and peers is difficult to overstate. I feel both informed and challenged in every class I attend. This couples well with the lessons my fellow students provide. My time here is a challenge I welcome and feel confident I will grow from.

    William R. Stull, US
    Spring 2020 MBA
    Paddock Realty and Property Development
    Co Owner

  • Be it Japanese or global companies, NUCB Business School's case study method simulates a business environment and situations to introduce established business frameworks whilst allowing for the exploration of new ideas needed in the organizations of tomorrow. I have enjoyed being a part of that experience.

    Solomon Njie, Gambia
    Fall 2019 MBA

  • Besides its internationally accredited program and interactive case method style learning, NUCB Business School also offers networking opportunities with the full-time international students and exchange students from partner schools.

    Ossama Elssalih, Sudan
    Fall 2018 MBA

  • NUCB Business School is a global hub for learning and discussing innovative ideas, while connecting and building relationships with experienced and promising talents from Japan and from around the world.

    Amar R, Canada
    Spring 2017 MBA
    Program Director
    Mitsubishi Aircraft Corporation

  • It is the best place to seek out unique strategy, essence of business solutions and great networking internationally.

    Junko Kimura, Japan
    Fall 2011 MBA

  • "The School provides an international network full of emerging young talent.The model of the class is pushing participation which will be really useful in my business career. Classes also give me a taste of a huge variety of business topics to understand where I fit and what I need to improve."

    Mathieu Labro, France
    Spring 2019 MBA
    IT Business Analyst
    Mitsubishi Aircraft Corporation

  • The School offers a comprehensive curriculum focusing on real world business scenarios and problems using their case study method. It provides a good balance for the students to hone their management capabilities for Japanese business environment at the same time prepare them for the global market. Class discussions are a very good way to learn about new concepts and strategies of business leaders while offering the chance to gain insights from the manifold backgrounds and experiences of the students themselves.

    Dhiviya Sri, India
    Spring 2019 MBA
    Global Procurement Planning & Strategy
    Yamaha Motor Co. Ltd.

  • I've met some amazing students representing different industries and professors with a good mix of both academic and practical knowledge. Both of these will undoubtedly be key to my success in my future career.

    Mark Hosang, USA
    Fall 2018 MBA
    Sr. Manager of Enterprise Services & Security, IT Division
    Randstad K.K.

  • Going to Japan has been a dream of mine for a long time, so when I had the opportunity to go on an exchange semester, there was no question that I wanted to do it in Japan. I chose the NUCB Business School as it is a top ranking school in Japan and offers a teaching method which is very different to the one in my home university.

    Sarah Hearn, France
    Spring 2018 Exchange Student
    NEOMA Business School, France

  • The NUCB Business School was my first choice - and I am not disappointed! It is an amazing opportunity to get to know students from all around the world, and I feel like I learned a lot during my time in Japan.

    Caroline Chazerain, France,
    Fall 2017 DDP Student
    EDHEC Business School




Case method learning

MiM courses instill comprehensive business management skills and knowledge required of business leaders to effectively guide their teams and make the key decisions that will shape their careers. Our curriculum is dedicated to help students acquire the ability to look at management from the perspective of executives and managers in order to implement strategic thinking that provides sustainable benefit to the organization with every decision.

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Applicants will be screened for eligibility based on entrance examination results and GMAT score. Remission will be applied for the first semester after entrance. The recipients must undergo an eligibility review every semester based on their academic performance. Applicants must enclose the application form for scholarship with the application materials for admission.


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  • Extend your reach to global lengths

    With forward-thinking programs taught in auditoriums ideal for case method style courses by faculty renowned for their experience in both business and academics, there's no question as to why our school has consistently been ranked amongst and above Asia's top business schools (1st in Japan) in the QS/FT rankings.

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