The Brush Up Program for Professionals (BP) offered by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT)
About the program
The NUCB Business School has been selected by MEXT as an educational institution providing practical and specialized programs that meet the needs of working adults and businesses. All of the School’s master degree and certificate program courses have been approved by the MEXT as part of the Brush Up Program for Professionals (BP). Please be sure to check the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology's web page for more information on the BP system.
Overview of Programs Accredited by BP
This overview is provided on the recommendation of MEXT in order to promote and disseminate information about programs accredited under the BP system.
Graduate schools with accredited programs are required to publish an outline of their programs and provide application forms 1 and 2.
Accredited BP Programs at Our Institution
Faculty of Management
This program aims to train leaders and executives in large corporations with global operations and companies active in local communities. In this program, students learn numerous management theories and skills such as strategic thinking, leadership, and management analysis methods, and cultivate the ability to solve problems and make decisions from an overall perspective of the organization through case-method lectures and practical training in strategy proposal. Students acquire the skills necessary to be core management personnel in various organizations, such as corporate executives responsible for organizational change and development, managers of small and medium-sized companies responsible for regional revitalization, venture entrepreneurs, and management consultants.
The objective of this program is to nurture innovative human resources who can create new value in unprecedented ways in large global corporations and organizations active in local communities. In order to cultivate innovation capability, this program fosters not only the ability to imagine value and discover problems through creative mindsets, thoughts, techniques, and methods, but also the ability to acquire value by implementing innovation. In addition, students will acquire management skills to make their organizations more innovative, and learn skills that can be used by individuals within small and medium-sized enterprises and local communities.
This program aims to develop global leaders in transnational corporations, companies, and organizations around the world by empowering individuals to play a central role in management, as executives, managers, consultants, and entrepreneurs of small and medium-sized companies and venture companies that are responsible for regional revitalization. In this program, students learn core and innovative management theories and skills such as strategic thinking, leadership, and various analytical methods through case studies and practical training. Together with international students from all over the world, in classes taught in English, students cultivate the ability to solve problems and make decisions from an overall organizational perspective while emphasizing a global perspective, and acquire the skills necessary to be a person who is responsible for organizational change and development.
Faculty of Accounting and Finance
This program is designed to train advanced professional accountants who are knowledgeable in taxation, accounting, and management, and who can contribute to the sustainable development of the economy and society by connecting corporations and society. In taxation, students are expected to be able to guide tax planning in view of international taxation, business succession taxation, and organizational restructuring; in accounting, students are expected to be able to provide advice on the preparation of financial statements for both large and small companies; in management, students are expected to have the ability to provide support to managers, especially in the preparation of management improvement plans for small and medium-sized companies.
This program is positioned as an introduction to MBA education, allowing students to acquire the management skills required of businesspersons by systematically studying the essentials of the management field using the case method. Upon completion of the program, students will receive a certificate and a "Management Professional (Level 1)" certification from our institution.
About the Brush Up Program for Professionals (BP) certification system
In accordance with proposals made by the Education Revitalization Executive Committee in March 2015, MEXT launched the “Brush up Program for Professionals (BP)” for the purpose of accrediting practical and specialized programs offered at institutions of higher education which meet the needs of professionals and companies with the aim of expanding opportunities to develop the skills of today’s workforce. More specifically, the program endeavors to accomplish the following:
• Increase the visibility of options for continuing education;
• Attract prospective students to programs offered by educational institutions;
• Promote continuing education of employees among companies and other organizations in conjunction with the benefit system offered by the Ministry of Health, Labor, and Welfare.