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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, offered in both Japanese and English tracks, 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. English-speaking international students and Japanese professionals will join forces to create new value by taking up topics related to actual situations faced by businesses defining and redefining 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. Amongst the participants of any class, there may be 30-40 nationalities represented and just as many languages spoken. Together, a variety 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



  • Siphosethu Makananda

    I hope to develop as an exceptional global leader by getting equipped with tools to deal with rapid change and navigate complexity. I have met the most incredible students from all across the world and have been able to, through them, learn and grow while forming deep meaningful relationships and expanding my network. The "Frontier Spirit" resonates deeply within me.

    Siphosethu Makananda, South Africa
    Fall 2020 MBA
    Eskom SOC Limited

  • Nils Anderlind

    Spiced with great peer interactions, challenging professors, and world-class facilities, the multidisciplinary MBA program is allowing me to widen my network with talented professionals from all over the world. The case method is the best teaching method to get the most out of the 4-day classes.

    Nils Anderlind, Switzerland
    Fall 2020 MBA
    Deloitte Consulting AG

  • Noriko Ishikawa

    We have a wide variety of experiences in each lecture, which provides new awareness so our livelihood is enriched on weekdays, too.

    Noriko Ishikawa
    Toyo Electrical Construction 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.

  • Etsumi Sugeno

    My professors and peers have inspired me to solve critical business problems and challenged me to look at as many perspectives as possible. The program provides a wealth of experience with exchanging ideas and shaping them into solid solutions that can be practically implemented in organizations.

    Etsumi Sugeno, Japan
    Spring 2020 MBA
    OYO Technology & Hospitality Japan, K.K.

  • 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.

  • Naoko Iwata

    You can broaden your horizons as you learn through friendly competition with people from various professions.

    Naoko Iwata
    Fall 2020
    Iwata Tax Accountant Office

  • 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, USA
    Spring 2020 MBA
    Paddock Realty and Property Development
    Co Owner

  • Ritsuko Ota

    Since I have lived my entire life in the media industry, considering my experiences in class brings fresh and stimulating insights. The best part is that I have made friends from various backgrounds who study with me.

    Ritsuko Ota, Japan
    Fall 2020 MBA



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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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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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