Program Outline and Requirements

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Degree Programs, Educational Objects and University Policies

The degree program offered in the Graduate School of Management is as follows.

Degree Type Major Degree Awarded on Completion
MBA Management Master of Business Administration

Educational Objectives
The educational objectives (The Mission) in the Graduate School of Management are outlined in the document below.

Educational objectives in the Graduate School of Management (PDF)

University Policies

Diploma Policy
This is the basic policy that stipulates rules for assessing graduation and the conferral of degrees on students who have acquired the requisite skills in accordance with the mission (educational objectives) of the university. It also serves as the target for students’ academic performance. Please see the information in the document attached below for details.

Graduate School of Management (shortened version) (PDF)

Curriculum Policy
The curriculum policy is the basic policy formulated to realize the diploma policy by defining how the curriculum is designed, how educational content and teaching methods are put into practice, and how learning outcomes are assessed. Please see the information in the document attached below for details.

Graduate School of Management Curriculum Policy (PDF)

Completion Requirements

Basic Requirements for Completion
Students will be qualified for the degree upon successful completion of the following requirements:

1.Period of Enrollment: In principle, a student must be enrolled as a regular, full-time student in the Master’s Program for 2 years. However, the degree may also be granted to outstanding students in less than two years. In this case, the minimum period of full-time enrollment is 1.5 years.
2.Credit Requirements: Students are required to earn 44 credits or more which must include all credits from Required Subjects and Seminars and 8 credits from Elective Subjects to complete the program.
3.Research Project (Master’s Thesis / Independent Final Report/ Internship-based Case Study) Requirements: All students must complete an extended piece of writing (Research Project), which presents the findings and conclusions of their individual research. GSM students may choose between 3 types of Research Projects: Master’s Thesis, Independent Final Report or Internship-based Case Study. All Research Projects must be approved in accordance with the University's examination procedures. For further details on requirements and examination procedures, see the information in the Research Projects page.

Credit Requirements for Completion
Students must acquire at least 44 credits for program completion. In addition to the designated minimum number of credits from Required Subjects (22), Elective Subjects (8) and Seminars (6), students must complete at least additional 8 credits from any of the subject categories listed below. Please check the GSM Subject List below for the category in which each class falls (i.e. Required Subject, Seminar Subject, etc.).

Subject Type Minimum Required Credits Credit Rules
Required Subjects 22 -
Elective Subjects 8 Students should register for subjects related to their chosen Specialization*.
Any credits earned from Elective Subjects exceeding the minimum required
Seminars 6 -
Core Related Subjects - Credits earned from Core Related Subjects will count towards the credits required for program completion **
TOTAL 44 *See below for a list of Specializations
**Subjects from the Graduate School of Asia Pacific Studies will also be counted

Specialization Requirements
GSM students may specialize in one of the four fields listed below. Specialization requires completion of at least 4 Elective Subjects (8 credits) in addition to Management Seminar I, II, and III, and a Research Project within one of these fields. In addition, those who do not fulfill these requirements can still be conferred a Master’s degree, but without specialization.

Japanese Management (JM)
Accounting and Finance (AF)
Marketing and Management (MM)
Innovation and Operations Management (IOM)

Subjects in the Graduate School of Management

GSM Subject List (PDF)
GSM Subject Codes (PDF)
GSM Curriculum Alignment Matrix (CAM) (PDF)

Last Update: February 2017

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