The IUJ Advantage
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.
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.
A Japanese & International Experience
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.
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, 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. Second-year students take at least 20 credits. Forty-eight credits are required for the degree.