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Meiji Business School, Global Business Programme (MBA) Application Guideline

Updated: 2023/4/27
<Important Notes>
※Entrance exam informaion for each intake is updated in late April.
※The application by registered mail service is only acceptable. The application by email is NOT available.
※The entrance exam is going to be held on the venue in face-to-face. Online exam is NOT available.
※The entrance exam in English is ONLY held in July.

Exam for September 2023 Enrollment

Examination and Admission Procedures Schedule (September 2023 Enrollment)
Application Period
From 16 June 2023 to 26 June 2023
- Documents sent with a postmark on 26 June 2023 are eligible.
- Application documents from overseas must arrive at the Professional Graduate School Office, Meiji University by 26 June 2023
Examination Date
16 July 2023
- The venue is on Surugadai Campus, Meiji University
Exam Result Announcement
15:00(JST) 19 July 2023
- The applicant ID numbers offered admission will be posted on our website.
Deadline for Admission Procedures for Successful Applicants
20 July 2023 to 28 July 2023
- Payment of admission fee, tuituion fee, and any other relevant fees must be made by 28 July 2023.
- Designated Documents must be submitted by 28 July 2023.

Application Guideline and forms 2023

Application guideline and designated application forms for Graduate School of Global Business are now available from the following links. 

Read "Application Guideline" carefully to prepare your application documents before downloading the application forms below.
Application Guideline, Autumn 2023(.pdf)

Notice on Obtaining a “Student” Visa"(.pdf)
Meiji Business School Office (Professional Graduate School Office)
E-mail: guroken■mics.meiji.ac.jp (please replace ■ with @)
Provided that applicants graduated or are expected to graduate from a university or graduate school in China (excluding Hong Kong, Taiwan, and Macau)
(1) Expected Graduates from universities or graduate schools
- Original certificate(s) (either in English or in Japanese) issued and verified by all of your graduated or attending universities or graduate schools must be submitted. Any date of issue is acceptable.
- Follow (2) below as soon as you graduate from a university or graduate school.
(2) Graduates from universities or graduate schools
- Both certificates in English as below (a) and (b) sent by email directly to MBS by China Higher-education Information and Student Information (CHSI) or Japan Office of CHSI.
(a) Verification Report of China Higher Education Student’s Academic Transcript
(b) Online Verification Report of Higher Education Qualification Certificate

- Please apply to CHSI to issue each certificate in English. The documents written in language other than English can't be acceptable.
(CHSI in China)
(CHSI in Japan)
- Please note that each certificate must be sent by email directly to MBS. Certificates forwarded to MBS by applicants are invalid.
(Email address) guroken◆mics.meiji.ac.jp (replace ◆ with @)
- The application for these documents needs designated fees by CHSI. (the details on the website)
- We can accept the certificates before the beginning of the application period and the deadline is the day before the interview.
- In case that the certificates don't arrive by the deadline, you cannot take the interview.

Admission Policy

Qualities expected for applicants

MBS aims to develop human resources with specialised knowledge/skills, value creativity, broad perspective and advanced ethical sense, leadership, and a global perspective centred on Asia. For entrance examinations, applicants are required to have sufficient motivation and potential as a professional and the possibility of demonstrating them. Whether or not there is special knowledge and skills related to each field and whether or not there is work experience is not a necessary condition, but in order to develop human resources who are useful in management practice, it is necessary to have a strong awareness of problems in business and management. The reason and career plan are required to be clear.

Target applicants

It is intended for those who have graduated or are expected to graduate from a university or who are recognised by MBS as having academic ability equivalent to or higher than that. For example, those who are in charge of management for the development of family business, those who are in charge of successors and support, those who are in charge of start-up business and innovation including new businesses and second start-ups, those who are in charge of corporate management and senior executives, overall organisational management. Those in charge of business and those in charge of occupations that require a high degree of specialisation (management consultants, accountants, tax accountants, financial planners, etc.). Work experience is not required.

Notes on the entrance examination

The entrance examination is conducted by document screening and interview. Prior to that, you will be required to submit an explanation ("Research Proposal") that describes your motivation, purpose of study, and required specialisation. In the interview, viewpoints such as the expressiveness of the content and the clarity of the logic are emphasised based on the aim of this graduate school.