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Creating new value through self-reinvention

The generation of ideas is one of the most important skills a businessperson can have. Through problem-based exercises, fieldwork, and the case method, students develop creative thinking skills and an entrepreneurial spirit. Our MBA program encourages new ideas without nipping the seeds of original ideas in the bud while ensuring that the time-tested fundamentals become second nature.

Students will practice the methods and processes learned in the class, analyze the results, and summarize them in an original case study that synthesizes the lessons learned throughout the program. Students will be challenged to "create new value" related to products, services, marketing, and organizational management by taking up topics related to actual situations faced by businesses defining their industries.

About the MBA

In addition to the problem-solving management skills acquired in a traditional MBA education, our MBA equips students with the ability to observe, analyze, and create new sustainable value. Business leaders need the ability to solve problems and the ability to find problems in all aspects of the organizations they manage. Of course, unprecedented problems often require innovative methods to solve them. These skills are essential for navigating an uncertain future and can be developed by diversifying experiences, interactions, and partnerships.

The MBA program brings together young businesspeople and seasoned career professionals who are diverse in age, occupation, industry, and cultural background. Together, peers develop a keen awareness of industry conventions and preconceived notions and foster the ability to generate innovative solutions and create new businesses through observation, analysis, and creative thinking.

MBA Ranking


  • QS Global MBA Ranking

    # 1 in Japan

  • QS Global MBA Ranking

    # 17 in Asia

The QS Global MBA Rankings is released annually by QS (Quacquarelli Symonds - U.K.), one of the world's top three rankings higher education organizations. In the QS Global MBA Rankings 2021, our school ranked first in the domestic MBA rankings, bringing our position to 17th in Asia from 19th in 2020. QS is the well-known publisher of World University Rankings (#QSWUR), which evaluates universities worldwide and publishes university rankings in various categories. The new business school rankings cover more than 300 institutions in 40 countries. QS Global MBA Rankings' key measures include employability, entrepreneurship, alumni performance, return on investment, thought-leadership, and diversity.
 
As one of the top 150 business schools globally, this evaluation proves that our institution and partnerships with business schools worldwide are recognized worldwide as the top business school in Japan.



Environment


Growth through competition

The meaning of taking on the challenge of an MBA at a business school is to create a strong network that can be an immediate asset. At our school, students with diverse backgrounds and thinking styles form teams to learn the process of creating new value, and then put ideas into practice, and experience success firsthand. The bonds forged between peers are strengthened through regular discussion and collaborative learning, leading to the development of new businesses in some cases.

Our MBA program is an unparalleled place of growth for those who want to greatly expand their ability to create value. Learn how to think quickly, speak freely, and stimulate new and valuable ideas through goal-oriented discussion leadership fostering mutual respect and lasting connections.


Current students by industry


Current students by age


Interview



  • Mariko Hiraiwa

    Through learning and discussions with professors and peers with diverse backgrounds, I have broadened my perspective on things. By thinking about the essence of things, I feel that my life as well as my work has been enriched.

    Mariko Hiraiwa
    Mar. 2019 Completed
    Accenture Co.
    Strategy & Consulting

  • Emi Kataoka

    While sitting in the middle of a lecture one day, I realized that I was surrounded by excellent business people. My desire to step-up resulted in my career change.

    Emi Kataoka
    Enrolled April 2016
    MetLife Life Insurance Co., Ltd.

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

    Ossama Elssalih, Sudan
    Fall 2018 MBA

  • 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.

  • I realized that one casual word has potential to evolve into an idea that has never been thought of before and make new connections.

    Daigo Ito
    Senior Managing Director

  • Youjun Wang

    I want to learn how to run a company and be an innovative global leader through the program. I've been fortunate to meet and study with talents from many different countries. Student diversity opens the mind and encourages deeper consideration of case studies.

    Youjun Wang, China
    Fall 2020 MBA
    Suzuki Motor Corporation

  • Simon Peter Cook

    I sought the opportunity to participate in courses taught using the case method, which is not available at other Japanese graduate schools. I am already outside of my comfort zone and having to re-assess the previous mindset that I brought to work. I believe my new, broader approach will bring benefits to any organization I work with in the future.

    Simon Peter Cook, UK
    Spring 2021 MBA
    Mitsubishi Aircraft Corporation

  • Cathrine Akpanya

    I chose this institution because I wanted to take in a new culture, develop career opportunities, and hone my language skills. Through the program, I've been able to consolidate my knowledge and get out of my comfort zone.

    Cathrine Akpanya, Ghana
    Fall 2020 MBA
    Lex Larutiss

  • Zhikai HE

    This program is famous for its innovative approach to stirring critical and creative thinking. I hope to gain knowledge essential for a rapidly evolving business world and strengthen my ideas by learning from my peers and professors.

    Zhikai HE, China
    Spring 2021 MBA
    Atotech Chemicals Ltd.


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MBA in Japan

About MBA


MBA

MBA stands for Master of Business Administration, and three organizations accredit MBA programs internationally (AACSB, AMBA, and EQUIS). The standard MBA program in Japan and the U.S. requires one to two years of study. The MBA is a degree in business administration, not a proprietary qualification like those for accountants and lawyers.

In the U.S., the home of the MBA, 100,000 MBAs graduated per year. In addition, it has been reported that 60% of general managers in listed companies hold an MBA degree or higher. The two major industries in which demand for MBAs is high worldwide are finance and securities and healthcare and pharmaceuticals. This is because industries that barriers to entry have traditionally protected are undergoing restructuring on a global scale.



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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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Brochure & Application Guide

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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  • MBA Infosessions in Nagoya and online

    NUCB Business School offers info sessions and individual consultations in Nagoya and online. Please feel free to contact us for more information.

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