Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University



APU MBA receives "Excellent Business School" rating from Eduniversal


Nov 8, 2011

On October 13-15, 2011, the 4th Eduniversal World Convention 2011 was held in Shanghai, China, and invited university representatives from around the globe for three days of workshops and plenary sessions on a range of subjects relating to this year’s topic: “Educating the World: redefining Excellence in the Business Education of the Future”. Dean of the Graduate School of Management, YOKOYAMA Kenji, attended the event.

During the conference, the Eduniversal Master’s Ranking results were announced including the results for Japan. For the second year running, the APU MBA received the eduniversal “Three Palmes” rating as an “Excellent Business School” placing APU ahead of Meiji, Doshisha and other well established Japanese universities.

The Eduniversal rankings are based on a range of criteria including accreditation, existing ranking data, and local and international network partnerships. This data is then assessed by a committee of international experts in addition to a “Dean’s vote” made by deans from each of the participating business schools.

Dean YOKOYAMA commented on the achievement, “It is great to see the APU MBA program receiving greater attention and recognition in the international educational community. We will continue to develop and improve our program and strive to produce graduates with an internationally competitive MBA and the skills they need to succeed on the international business scene”.

Taught entirely in English, the APU MBA program offers specializations in the following areas: finance, international business and marketing, innovation and technology management, and comparative institution design for transition economy and business management.

With a strong emphasis on Japan and Asia, the program makes use of a wide range of case studies, many of which focus on the world’s leading companies in Japan and other Asia nations. Coupled with APU’s multicultural environment, these characteristics make our business school one of the very few where a world-class MBA can be attained in a Japanese context.

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