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International Management

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
  • Class Size: 50-60 students

  • Average age

    25 years old

  • Program

    2 years

  • Degree



  • Ranking

    1 st

  • Language


  • Program Start


  • Case Method

    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.

  • Learning Quality

    Improving the quality of management education, our school puts a high value on international accreditation. Fewer than 5% hold AACSB accreditation among global business schools, and fewer than 2% hold AMBA accreditation.

MiM Curriculum

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
  • Managerial Accounting & Control
  • Marketing Management
  • Business Issues and Ethics
  • Strategic Change Leadership
  • Human Resources Management
  • Business Economics

Business Management

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

Business Innovation

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

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.

International Master Rankings

  • QS Business Master Rankings

    # 1 MiM in Japan

  • QS Business Master Rankings

    # 8 MiM in Asia


International MSc in Management

International accreditation associations, such as AACSB, EQUIS, 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 174 leading business schools, from 60 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

    We provide practical opportunities to explore and deepen your business knowledge and skills through various company tours. 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.

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 50% of the international students receive a scholarship, either from the Japanese government or from us directly.

  • Gender balance

    The gender balance of around 50/50 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.


  • Akansha Sampat

    The best part about NUCB Business School was that I came in as a raw individual and left with an entirely different personality. The case method has a very positive influence on a person in their career.

    Akansha Sampat, India
    Class of 2023 MiM

  • Maxime Ferreira Rodrigues

    Coming from a lecture-style university, This school changed my view of how education works. I really enjoyed group and class discussions where learning is mostly achieved through your peers.

    Maxime Ferreira Rodrigues, France
    Fall 2022 Exchange

  • Alan Lapira

    Apart from learning more about marketing and international business strategies, the diversity of students enrolled in my program allows me to discover others' points of view and open my mind.

    Alan Lapira, France
    Fall 2020 MSc

  • Thomas Bendaoud

    The true strength of the program is its teaching method that fosters participation among its students of various backgrounds hailing from all over the world. This leads to meaningful interactions that are priceless in the current business landscape, developing my acumen for doing business on a global scale.

    Thomas Bendaoud, France
    Fall 2020 MSc

  • Iqbal Lintang

    The participant-centered learning model intensifies discussion of real-life business cases and my thirst for knowledge. Communication here flows between teachers and students, and students with one another, providing a complex, multifarious, and captivating flow of exchange in each class.

    Iqbal Lintang, Indonesia
    Fall 2020 MSc

  • Athicha Horiguchi

    The School provides a globally-ranked MBA program through which I could broaden both my interpersonal and intrapersonal skills. It's connected me to great people with fresh and varied perspectives on businesses that will be valuable for my future career.

    Athicha Horiguchi, Thailand
    Spring 2021 MSc

  • Claire, France

    This school's greatest strengths are its case method 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 this school stood out because of its emphasis on a global mindset and developing global leaders.




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.



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.

  • 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.

    Advantages of study at our school

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Download materials that comprehensively introduce programs of study, employment, and international exchange at the NUCB Business School, as well as materials that introduce in detail the schedule and examination subjects of last year's entrance examinations, a collection of entrance examination questions, entrance examination data, and entrance qualification examination forms.

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