International University of Japan

Program Description


International University of Japan


Gobal Perspective for Global Managers

From our vantage point in the heart of Asia, we offer a unique perspective of the world in a lively global setting. At the International University of Japan, our culturally diverse campus, coupled with our location and our insight into Asia, will enrich your educational experience. After two years at IUJ, graduates have not only an MBA, but a unique global perspective, real-world international management experience, and a powerful business network in Japan and in the 80 other countries worldwide where IUJ alumni are government and business leaders. This is the IUJ advantage.

Study on Emerging Markets. The IUJ MBA Program is placing stronger emphasis on emerging markets with a special focus on China, India and other markets in Southeast Asia in its curriculum. GSIM highlights Japan's increasingly important role in the growth of new and sustainable business efforts in this region, and their importance in overall global competitiveness.

Demand for IUJ Graduates. IUJ graduates are more qualified than the average MBA. They have worked with Japanese and multinational companies during their MBA program. They also have the experience of living and working with classmates from over 50 countries, many of whom are accomplished businesspeople and public servants. An international orientation and cross-cultural communications skills, when combined with a world-class practical education and proficiency with the most advanced technology, make IUJ graduates highly attractive to employers. The IUJ experience is both Japanese and international. IUJ's location in Japan is ideal for an MBA program with a distinct Asia focus. IUJ's rural location allows students to experience the wonders of traditional Japanese culture. Cosmopolitan Tokyo, arguably the most fun, and definitely the trendiest city in the world, is easily accessible via bullet train. Students have academic and business opportunities in this world financial center.

Our MBA puts top priority on your business career. Passport to your chosen career opportunities, top companies recruit IUJ MBAs. Support from a global network of Alumni, world-class faculty, regional communities, multinational corporations and governments. Move to exciting management careers in: Finance, Marketing, IT, HR, Accounting, Operations, Consulting, General Management and More...

Why an MBA from LUJ

  • We are the only Business School in Japan to be included in the Economist Intelligence Unit’s presigious "Top-100 B-Schools of the World" ranking for the last five years running
  • We have a World class faculty with wide business experience, who are partnering with Local, Regional, National and Multi-national companies for research and class-based projects.
  • The real experience of cultural diversity in all classes
  • We have more than 35 exchange partners around the world, including top schools in the US, Europe, and Asia
  • Outstanding language programs for both English and Japanese proficiency
  • A State-of-the-art E-Lab
  • All housed in a resident campus, in the heart of Japan’s beautiful Snow Country.

MBA Program Structure

The MBA program at IUJ is designed to give students a wide range of experience and knowledge suitable for their future careers. The first-year curriculum consists of required basic core courses.

MBA professors regularly conduct research and consult with sponsoring companies, government organizations, and the local community, including Niigata's prefectural government. Students are exposed to some of these activities in several ways during the two-year MBA program.

In the second-year curriculum, the MBA research report is the only core requirement, thus giving MBA students plenty of flexibility to concentrate on the areas of their interest. MBA students can elect a "concentration area" from Finance, Marketing, Management, or IT/OM, if so desired, to position themselves for a future career. To declare a concentration area, students must take at least 12 credits from that area. 48 credits are required for the degree.

Minimum Qualifications for Admission

The Graduate School of International Management considers individuals with one of the following qualifications to be eligible applicants:

(1).Those who hold, or are about to receive, their bachelor's degree from an accredited four-year college or university and who have completed a minimum of sixteen years of formal schooling.

(2).Those who hold a bachelor's degree in a country where less than 16 years of formal schooling is required for completion of that degree program and who have one or more years of research experience subsequent to their bachelor's degree at an academic institution; minimum age of 22. (An official letter attesting to the academic research experience is required as part of the application documents.)

(3).In some cases, those who hold a bachelor's degree from an educational institution in a country where 15 years of formal schooling is required for completion of that degree program but have no research experience may be regarded as eligible applicants based on their undergraduate performance.

(4).Those who have completed two years of education beyond secondary school (such as junior college or vocational school), have more than two years of work experience, a minimum age of 22, and submit an additional essay on the topic of "unique features of my work experience and how they contribute to the MBA program or E-Business Management Program at IUJ."

This school offers programs in:
  • English
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
Apr. 2017
2 years
Full time
1,900,000 JPY
Start date Apr. 2017
Japan Niigata
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Duration 2 years
Price 1,900,000 JPY
tuition fee per year