We offer a degree in “General Management,” however our flexible curriculum offers you the opportunity to specialize in different areas during your MBA. Popular specializations include “entrepreneurship,” “finance,” and “Japanese/Asian management and globalization.”
You can see the courses offered in our curriculum map: https://www.globis.ac.jp/curriculum/
There is no need to study business before joining our MBA program. GLOBIS offers basic (elective) courses for those who are new to topics such as accounting and marketing, and welcomes students from various industries and backgrounds.
Yes. GLOBIS is officially recognized as a university by the Japanese Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, and is accredited by the Japan University Accreditation Association.
GLOBIS develops “Visionary Leaders who create and innovate societies.” GLOBIS’s 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 1,000 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.
The Full-time program is a one-year program, and is designed for those who want to take one year off work and focus on their studies. In general, students in the Full-time program are a little younger.
Both programs are highly international, but due to the nature of the study, the Part-time & Online program consists of more students who are already living and working in Japan.
Students have the option of taking courses both online and on-campus, in line with their needs.
As the program is designed for working professionals, classes are held on weekday evenings and weekends JST (Japan Standard Time).
The program takes two years, with the option to extend to a maximum five years. Please note extending the program will incur an additional fee (see: https://www.globis.ac.jp/admission-fees/part-time-online-mba-fees-and-financing/).
Additionally, please note that completing the program within two years requires students to take courses on weekends and weekdays. 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 (https://www.globis.ac.jp/programs/pre-mba/).
The program starts in October each year. Students can start taking courses earlier through the Pre-MBA, either online or on-campus (https://www.globis.ac.jp/programs/pre-mba/).
The program is designed to fit the schedule of busy working professionals. That said, students should prepare to dedicate a significant portion of their time to studies. A typical study schedule would include 8-15 hours of study time per week, outside of classes.
Students can control their schedule by adjusting the number of courses each term. Taking courses in advance through the Pre-MBA can also greatly reduce the study burden (https://www.globis.ac.jp/programs/pre-mba/).
All GLOBIS classes are highly energetic and interactive. A typical class consists of a case study to be analyzed as preparation, followed by groupwork, student presentations, and discussions in class.
Rather than “lecture,” GLOBIS lecturers focus on leading students to find their own solutions and deepen their understanding of a given learning point.
In order to graduate, students will need to earn 36 credits (approximately 25 courses from the curriculum map: https://www.globis.ac.jp/curriculum/).
This program is designed for those who want to upgrade their business skills and network with minimal disruption to work and other commitments. You can see a profile of our current students here: https://www.globis.ac.jp/students/
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.
No. The program is conducted entirely in English.
In order to gather all the documents in time, we recommend starting the application at least one month before the deadline. Generally, applicants who start their application earlier are able to submit a stronger 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.
Application documents include essays, a letter of recommendation, university transcripts and an English test score. You can see a full list of the required documents here: https://www.globis.ac.jp/admission-fees/how-to-apply-to-mba/
There is no defined minimum English test score as applicants’ English ability is evaluated throughout the essays and interview as well as the English test.
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.
Applicants should be at least 22 years of age, have a bachelor’s degree, and have at least two years of full-time work experience (at the time the program starts). If you do not have a bachelor’s degree or enough work experience, you can still apply but will need to take a Preliminary Screening (https://www.globis.ac.jp/admission-fees/how-to-apply-to-mba/).
The application is completed entirely online, through our Online Admission Portal. You can start your application by creating an account here: https://www.globis.ac.jp/admission-fees/how-to-apply-to-mba/
You can see all application deadline dates here: https://www.globis.ac.jp/admission-fees/how-to-apply-to-mba/
Applicants should apply as early as possible to increase their chances of acceptance.
There is one intake per year, in October. You can start taking MBA courses earlier through the Pre-MBA: https://www.globis.ac.jp/programs/pre-mba/
Tuition is JPY 2,998,000, payable in installments throughout the program. There is also an enrollment fee of JPY 80,000 due before the program starts (enrollment fee paid for the Pre-MBA will be deducted from JPY 80,000).
GLOBIS offers scholarships which can cover up to 50% of the tuition. You can see details regarding the scholarship criteria and application procedure here: https://www.globis.ac.jp/admission-fees/part-time-online-mba-fees-and-financing/part-time-online-mba-scholarships-and-loans/
The number of scholarships awarded is not disclosed. Your chances will greatly depend on the quality of your application, your profile and the competition at the time of your application.
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.
For those who have been living and working in Japan, you may also be able to apply for Education and Training Benefits from the Japanese government. This can provide up to 960,000 JPY towards your tuition expenses. You can see details here: https://www.globis.ac.jp/admission-fees/part-time-online-mba-fees-and-financing/part-time-online-mba-education-and-training-benefits-system/
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.