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Curriculum Outline

Characteristics of the MBS curriculum

Enabling flexibility according to the purpose of each individual

(1) Compulsory Courses Group and (2) Common Courses Group

The compulsory courses group and the common courses group are established to learn primary knowledge and skills for corporate management and occupational fields from a wider perspective without being fixed on expertise in a limited scope of areas.
It is possible to learn not only primary knowledge required in taking special courses, but also quantitative, systematic, and behavioral analytical methods by taking compulsory courses and others. To foster business professionals with extensive knowledge, we requires students to complete five compulsory courses (10 credits) by the time they finish the programme. We also offer the compulsory courses below in medium of English so that we are able to provide our students with more opportunities to learn theoretical courses in English.

-Fundamentals of Financial Finance
-Fundamentals of Management
-Fundamentals of Accounting
-Fundamentals of Marketing
-Global Business Studies


(3) Special Courses Group

The special courses group is set to learn new knowledge and skills necessary for future corporate management and operations, as well as to advance specialized knowledge and skills in 5 fields. In courses of practical learnings and case studies, students develop professional insight in a specialized field while cultivating abilities to identify and solve problems through group discussions and tutorials. We also offer around 60 courses in medium of English so that we value enhancing English proficiency in business scene.

(4) Thesis Tutorial (Seminar)

Students are required to pass a master’s thesis for the MBA degree. They write their theses under supervision by our professors in courses named “Thesis Tutorial” in their third and fourth semester. Such a thesis is not limited to research papers from an academic standpoint, and various forms are allowed, including “creation of future business models” and “case analyses on problems in industries and workplaces”. With the thesis tutorial, not only thesis-writing skills but also the critical thinking and analytical abilities are improved through in-depth discussions and tutorials on an issue of each student’s interest.

Part-time MBA (Weekday nights and Saturdays)

Part-time MBA
Enrollment on either 1st April or 20th September
2-year-long MBA programme
Our course are held in;
-Weekday, 7 periods, 9:00~22:00
-Saturday, 6 periods, 9:00~20:40
Two Types of Courses
-Semester Course: 15 weekdays or 14 Saturdays for 2 credits
-Quarter Course: 2 classes per day, 8 weekdays or 7 Saturdays for 2 credits

Two Clusters (Family Business Cluster & Start-up Business Cluster)

We have introduced the concept of “clusters,” which is a cross-sectional study model, in addition to the existing academic specialties. Now, we have started two clusters: “family business” and “start-up business.” These are mechanisms intended to offer a place where any researchers, our students and alumni who are interested in these fields can discuss in a comprehensive manner without being fixed on a narrow expertise of course.


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MBS Curriculum Policy

MBS students have diverse backgrounds, and the depth of their expertise varies greatly. For this reason, the curriculum of MBS has five compulsory core courses designed to ensure that all students have a strong foundation in fundamental knowledge required for an MBA. Basic common knowledge is learned in common courses. There are five specialised areas in management, marketing, accounting/taxation, finance & real estate, and business law. In MBS, there are two clusters that cross-sectionally integrate these courses to achieve the mission of MBS, and learning models are systematised. Students are expected to learn them mainly systematically and independently. From the perspective of each area, each course consists of a combination of theoretical courses, case studies, and practices.

As for the educational method, MBS has developed a system that allows students to take the most efficient and flexible combination of programmes in various formats, such as small group education, interactive and multidirectional delivery, case studies, English courses, and overseas field trips.

To complete the programme, students are required to submit a thesis equivalent to a master's thesis and pass an oral examination. For this reason, students need to be able to develop their thesis through discussions and thesis tutorials. Furthermore, it is possible to improve analytical ability as a culmination of knowledge and skills and specialised knowledge acquired in MBS. Through such a curriculum and education, it is possible to prepare for entry to a doctoral programme.

In addition, MBS has a system for continuing lifelong learning and refining knowledge through a non-degree course system and alumni association (MBS Network) even after graduation so that students can adapt to evolving business, technology, and academics.

MBS Diploma Policy

Intended human resource
In line with our mission, MBS is committed to fostering human resources with professional knowledge and skills, information analysis skills, value creation, a broad perspective and a high level of ethics, leadership, and a global perspective with a focus on Asia. In particular, they are expected to be managers, successors and supporters for the development of family businesses, human resources responsible for new businesses and second start-up business, as well as human resources who will be responsible for overall organizational management as corporate managers and senior executives.

Specifically, we have established courses in management, marketing, accounting and taxation, finance and real estate, and business law, and have introduced a cluster system that integrates these subjects across the board according to the purpose of human resource development, thereby developing the human resources we need to achieve the above goals.

Specific Achievement
Our intended achievement is to provide students who wish to become professionals in their respective fields with a well-balanced course load and the opportunity to study in depth in their specific field of expertise according to their individuality, with the goal of acquiring practical knowledge that will be useful in society and business. In addition, our goal is for students to reach a level of theoretical learning that will enable them to advance to a doctoral programme. In the business education programme described above, MBA awards the "Master of Business Administration" to students who have acquired a minimum of 46 credits (23 subjects), including five required courses and a master's thesis, as well as a high level of practical expert knowledge and high decision-making skills as business leaders.

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