Program Overview


What is Pre-MBA?

The GLOBIS Pre-MBA offers the opportunity to take a limited number of for-credit MBA courses before officially enrolling in one of our MBA programs. Start with as little as one course in your area of interest, either online or on campus in Tokyo. Build up to an MBA at your own pace.

Since courses taught in the Pre-MBA are actual MBA courses, you are guaranteed the same GLOBIS MBA quality. All courses are accredited by the Japan University Accreditation Association.



Learn more about Part-time & Online MBA and Full-time MBA.

Program Overview

Term Start Length Formats Enrollment Duration Maximum Credits Certification Tuition Application Deadline
January, April, July, October 12 weeks per course, 6 sessions biweekly On campus in Tokyo and online 3 months to 1 yearFor students admitted into the MBA program, 2 years 12 credits (equivalent to 8 standard courses)Credits earned within 5 years of MBA enrollment (Full-time or Part-time) can be transferred Certificate of completion after each course 128,000 JPY per course 2 weeks before course startCourses are on a first-come, first-served basis and have limited seats. Early application is recommended
  • Lancaster Lawson

    “I work in a digital innovation department where I need to tackle new problems on a daily basis. The general problem-solving framework I learned through the Critical Thinking course helped me identify the main issues using broad questions.”

  • Makoto Sakamaki

    “I figured that if I wanted to expand my career opportunities and get more involved in international projects, I had to brush up my business communication in English. I was not sure whether I could understand the class, but I ended up enjoying it, which made me take more and more Pre-MBA courses.”

  • Kenji Kawamura

    “The benefit of starting with the Pre-MBA is that you can start learning immediately with the specific knowledge you need. In my case, that was marketing. From there, you can decide whether to join a full MBA program.”

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