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Message from the Dean

APM Mission

The Mission of the College of International Management (APM) is to cultivate human resources with strong business ethics that will play an active role in resolving management issues at globalizing enterprises and other organizations by imparting fundamental knowledge in management, enhancing intercultural communication skills and upholding cultural diversity.


Welcome to the School of Management!

If one thing that stands out to me at the School of Management, it’s the people. The School of Management is proud to be a place where people across the globe who aspire to make a difference in their life and in the lives of others and believe in the important role of business in shaping a better society come together. They are global thinkers, visionaries, and catalysts for positive change. I invite you to meet them and explore all that the College of International Management (APM) and Graduate School of Management (GSM) have to offer.

Why join APM?

APM offers a world-class program. It has achieved the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) accreditation, which is the most prestigious and rigorous standard of excellence for management schools worldwide, ensuring quality education for all APM students.

Combined with APU’s strong emphasis on liberal arts and language education, APM curriculum stands out from other management schools’ programs. At APM you will do more than study business as a discipline. You will learn to appreciate its contribution to the world. By integrating liberal arts education into our management curriculum, APM students develop a deeper understanding of the social, cultural, economic, and political contexts in which organizations and businesses operate. Integrating liberal arts education into APM curriculum equips students to become well-rounded professionals and responsible leaders, capable of creative solutions to business and societal needs and generating new value in Asia Pacific and beyond.

APM provides applied learning experiences in a multicultural environment that encourages richer interactions and heightens people skills, both inside and outside of the classroom. Students learn from the real-life cases of different organizations through which they develop their management knowledge and skills and appreciation for diversity and inclusion. For example, in APM capstone, students are assigned to a multicultural team to collaborate and recommend solutions to a private or public entity based in Japan. In addition, students participate in national and international business case competitions hosted by other institutions and APU, including the Japan Business Case Challenge and Global Business Case Challenge.

APM gives you access to the outstanding curriculum of world-renowned universities through exchange and double degree programs. The educational experiences gained through these programs will broaden your perspectives and advance your career.

Dean and Professor, College of International Management