January 2018 Term Pre-MBA Application Period: Wednesday, October 17 - Friday, December 22

  • Please contact us in advance if you are unable to apply by the deadline.
  • Please try to submit your application early. As priority is given to MBA students, seats for Pre-MBA students are limited.
  • New students will be asked to attend an orientation on Wednesday, December 20 (from 19:00-20:00). If you are not available on this date, please contact us at
    *We do NOT provide student visas for those who wish to join Pre-MBA program

Pre-MBA Application Guide

Application Requirements:
  1. A University degree or equivalent
  2. One year of work experience
  3. English Proficiency (We consider any of following criteria)
    • Native English speaker
    • English exam score: TOEIC/TOEFL/IELTS*
      *Please send us your most recent English test score should you possess one.
      Depending on your score and essay, we may conduct an English interview.
      We will conduct an English interview if you do not possess an English test score.
  4. Essay: “Why do you wish to apply to the MBA (or Pre-MBA) at GLOBIS University?” (written in English, at least 200 words *)
    * You will be asked to resubmit your essay if it is less than 200 words. Please check the total word count before submission.

Pre-MBA Program Rules and Regulations

Enrollment Duration: One year
*Pre-MBA student status will be extended until entrance if a student applies and is admitted to the MBA Program.
Maximum credits:
  • Students who are admitted in the January, April, and July 2016 terms: 15 credits
  • Students admitted from the October 2016 term onwards: 12 credits
*Students who are registered for the Japanese Pre-MBA (tankasei) besides the Pre-MBA can take up to 12 credits in total.
*Students who entered before the October Term 2014 can still earn up to 15 credits.
Maximum credits transferable to the MBA: Same as credit limits above. Maximum validity of five years.
*Credits earned within five years from the date of admission can be transferred.
*Students admitted to the MBA Program in Japanese can transfer a maximum of 12 credits from the Pre-MBA Program.
Visas: Student Visas are not offered for the Pre-MBA Program.


  • Pre-MBA students may take courses offered by the Japanese MBA Program (Tankasei).
    *Additional specified documents will be required.
  • Pre-MBA students are required to undergo a different screening process when applying
    to the MBA program.
  • Student IDs or railcards will not be issued to non-degree students.
  • Courses can not be paid for using GLOBIS points earned at GLOBIS Management School.

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