Who should join this program?
Whether you’re looking to move up in your current company, expand your career opportunities, or just find a clearer direction in life, this program will help you achieve your goals as easily as possible.
Do I need to speak Japanese to join?
What are the differences with the full-time program?
Both programs are highly international, but due to the nature of the study, the part-time program consists of more students who are already living and working in Japan
Are classes online or on campus?
When are classes held?
How long is the program?
Additionally, please note that completing the program within two years requires students to take courses on weekends and weekdays. Students wishing to take only weekend courses can complete the program in three years. If you have schedule limitations, we cannot guarantee you will be able to take your preferred courses in the preferred order.
Due to the flexible format, students can earn the required credits to graduate earlier by taking on a heavier workload and/or taking courses in advance through the Pre-MBA Program (https://www.globis.ac.jp/
When does the program start?The program starts in October each year. Students can start taking courses earlier through the Pre-MBA Program, either online or on-campus (https://www.globis.ac.jp/programs/online-mba/).
What is the typical workload like?
Students can control their schedule by adjusting the number of courses each term. Taking courses in advance through the Pre-MBA Program can also greatly reduce the study burden (https://www.globis.ac.jp/programs/online-mba/).
How are classes?
Rather than "lecture," GLOBIS lecturers focus on leading students to find their own solutions and deepen their understanding of a given learning point.
How many students are in a class?
How are students assessed?
How many courses will I take?
What fields can I specialize in?
You can see the courses offered in our curriculum map: https://www.globis.ac.jp/programs/online-mba/curriculum/
Do I need to study business beforehand?
Is this degree officially recognized?
Is GLOBIS University internationally accredited?
GLOBIS develops “Visionary Leaders who create and innovate societies.” GLOBIS’ approach of constantly innovating business education has received much support both in Japan and around the world. In just 10 years since its establishment, GLOBIS University has grown to become the largest business school in Japan, currently welcoming over 920 enrolled students per year. We are the only business school in the world which offers a Full-time, Part-time and Online MBA in both English and in Japanese across multiple campuses. We launched “Technovate” courses, which aim to equip business leaders with the tools to leverage the latest technology in business. Further, we are providing GLOBIS Unlimited, a subscription model for management education. We are also working on education using AI.
In order to remain unique and to provide the best and most innovative business education possible, we do not seek international accreditation at this time. We feel that the accreditation by Ministry of Education in Japan is more than sufficient in ensuring the credibility our MBA. Not adhering to other external bodies' guidelines also means that we can provide a more flexible learning schedule and environment to our students.
Can I take the program entirely on weekends?
What if I miss a class?
What if I have a long-term business trip during the program?
Can I take courses in Japanese?
Can I get a visa to study in this program?
What are the requirements to join this program?
How do I apply?
When is the application deadline?
Applicants should apply as early as possible to increase their chances of acceptance.
How often is the intake?
How long does it take to prepare an application?
Applicants who need to take an English test or GMAT should register for the test well in advance of the deadline and be aware of the time required to receive the test result.
What documents do I need to submit?
What GMAT score is required?
What English test score is required?
That said, a score of TOEIC 850, TOEFL IBT 100, IELTS 6.5, Cambridge CPE or Cambridge CAE would be preferable.
Native speakers and those who completed a degree conducted entirely in English are not required to submit an English test score.
Fees & Financing
How much is tuition?
What scholarships are available?
How many students get a GLOBIS scholarship?
To raise your chances of landing a scholarship, we highly recommend applying as early as possible, spending sufficient time working on your application, and especially the scholarship essay. Your academic achievements of the past, or recent GMAT/GRE scores can also play a significant role in helping you stand out.
What other financing options are available?
It is also possible to apply for a loan. Financial institutions tied to GLOBIS University offer educational loans (with favorable interest rates). Please note that you are required to speak and read Japanese in order to understand the contract. If you are coming from outside of Japan, it is generally more feasible to get a loan from within your home country.