Admission Policy

Master’s Degree Program
The Master’s Degree Program at the Graduate School of Business Administration fosters specialists in the fields of research and education who have an independent mind, strong individuality and great expertise, i.e. top management of various companies and/or public sectors, and advanced professionals in management related areas. To pursue this aim, we proactively grant admission to the following types of domestic and foreign students with an earnest attitude toward research:
- with respect to the Research Course, those who desire to develop and advance business administration to a higher level;
- with respect to the Management Course, those who desire to discover the root of problems in light of their professional experiences, and to theoretically delve into the knowledge gained during professional practice;
- those who desire to explore academic characterization of the knowledge gained during professional practice by expanding their knowledge of management; and
- those who desire to conduct research on management and accounting using a foreign language and to learn specialized subjects concerning management not only in domestic universities but also in a foreign university, graduate students of foreign graduate schools that have a partnership with our school through the double degree programs or other related programs, or those who desire to participate in programs developed through collaboration with external organizations such as the Japan Federation of Labor and Social Security Attorney‘s Associations or the Japan Small and Medium Enterprise Management Consultant Association.

With the above ideals of desirable students in mind, we administer internal entrance examinations, general entrance examinations, entrance examinations for international students, special entrance examinations for adult students, entrance examinations for early graduating third-year students and early admission entrance examinations, and make selections of graduate students by written examinations (excluding cases where the applicant’s academic ability can be evaluated by means other than written examinations) and interview examinations.

We require students who enroll in the Master’s Degree Program at the Graduate School of Business Administration to have the following knowledge, skills, interests or other qualities:
- linguistic ability, and knowledge and comprehension of business administration, which serve as a basis of research;
- ability to make logical analysis on research issues;
- basic ability to process information; and
- ability to communicate with anybody and cooperativeness.
 
Doctorate Program
The Doctorate Program at the Graduate School of Business Administration fosters people who engage in research in the area of business administration as a professional with an independent mind, strong individuality and considerable expertise, i.e. human resources who hold a position as a researcher or educator at a university or research institution. To pursue this aim, we proactively grant admission to the following types of domestic and foreign students with an earnest attitude toward advanced research:
- those who have a strong sense of mission to pursue research in their study area at a higher level and desire to contribute to the development of business administration as a social science, and those who obtained a master’s degree at a domestic or foreign graduate school;
- those who aim to theoretically and empirically establish a principle in the research field of business administration and to enter the research profession, and foreign exchange students of foreign graduate schools that have a partnership with our school; and
- those who are deemed to have academic ability equivalent to a master’s degree holder such as a university faculty member, certified public accountant, judge, prosecutor, attorney-at-law.

With the ideals of desirable students held out by the above admission policy in mind, we administer general entrance examinations and entrance examinations for international students, and make selections of graduate students by examination of their application thesis for a master’s degree or, in cases where no application thesis for a master’s degree is completed, a thesis corresponding to an application thesis for a master’s degree, and written examinations (excluding cases where the applicant’s academic ability can be evaluated by means other than written examinations) and interview examinations.

We require students who enroll in the Doctorate Program at the Graduate School of Business Administration to have the following knowledge, skills, interests or other qualities
- expertise and ability to resolve problems pertaining to business administration;
- a quantitative perspective and a qualitative perspective;
- linguistic ability to read and comprehend literature written in foreign languages; and
- internationality demonstrated by an eagerness to participate in overseas study programs or international academic conferences.
 

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