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Doshisha Business School

Established in 1875, Doshisha University is widely recognized as one of Japan’s top comprehensive universities, with a distinguished history of education based on founder Joseph Hardy Neesima’s philosophy of “education guided by conscience.” Doshisha Business School (DBS) opened in 2004, following a long tradition of successful Kyoto-based global corporations such as Omron, Kyocera, Shimadzu, and Nintendo.

Location Karasuma-Imadegawa, Kamigyo-ku, Kyoto 602-8580 Japan
Area Kansai Region (Osaka, Kyoto, etc.)
Postgraduate School Started April, 2004
No. of Students 155
No. of International Students 83
No. of Full and Part-Time Faculty Members 62
Additional Information Our graduates have successfully found positions with a range of companies both in Japan and internationally. Whether you are looking to work in Japan or abroad, for a Japanese or international company, Doshisha Business School will help you achieve your career goals.

A few of the well-known companies our graduates have gone on to work for include:

- Amazon.com, Inc. (China)
- Dell Inc. Japan
- Hitachi Capital Corporation
- ITOCHU Corporation
- Qatar National Bank Group (Qatar)
- Rakuten, Inc
- NTT Data

(Data reflects employer information at the point of graduation for students who graduated from 2011 to 2015)
Contact Doshisha Business School
Doshisha University
Karasuma-Imadegawa, Kamigyo-ku, Kyoto
602-8580 Japan
Telephone: +81-75-251-4600
Fax: +81-75-251-4710
List of Programs - Global MBA (Global Business and Management Studies) program

As of August 5, 2016

Graduate School of Global Studies

Doshisha University’s Graduate School of Global Studies (GSGS) is an independent graduate school launched in April 2010 in response to the recent emergence of global issues such as transnational migration and environment issues. In today’s society where people and things are intricately intertwined across borders, whatever issue that may arise should not be considered within the limited context of any specific area. And “global” does not only mean the geographical expansion. Global issues today involve multiple layers of contexts such as society, economy, culture and philosophy, which have previously been discussed separately. Issues arising in today’s world drastically shake the traditional frameworks of humanities and social sciences.

Location Graduate School of Global Studies, Doshisha University Karasuma-dori, Kamidachiuri-agaru, Kamigyo-ku, Kyoto, 602-8580 Japan
Area Kansai Region (Osaka, Kyoto, etc.)
Postgraduate School Started April, 2010
No. of Students 147 (MA: 66, PhD: 81)
No. of International Students 70 (MA: 32, PhD: 38)
No. of Full and Part-Time Faculty Members 43
Additional Information The Graduate School of Global Studies (GSGS) aims to cultivate human resources who contribute to the promotion of international exchange and understanding between multicultural societies. Our graduates work actively in a variety of fields including international organizations, public institutions, international business and journalism. There are also many students who go on to the Doctoral program or overseas graduate schools.

List of Major Employers (partial)
Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), Japan Broadcasting Corporation, Jiji Press, Ltd., West Japan Railway Company, Nippon Express, Mitsubishi Electric Corporation, Hitachi, Ltd., Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd., Horiba Advanced Techno, Co., Ltd., Mazda Motor Corporation, Mitsubishi Motors Corporation, Kirin Beverage Co., Ltd., Soft Bank Group, Itochu Aviation, Co., Ltd., Philip Morris Japan Kabushiki Kaisha, Robert Walters Japan, National Museum of Ethnology, Public Services etc.
Contact Office of International Students
International Center
TEL:+81-75-251-3257
FAX:+81-75-251-3123
E-mail: ji-intad@mail.doshisha.ac.jp
List of Programs - MA: American Studies Cluster / Contemporary Asian Studies Cluster / Global Society Studies Cluster
- PhD: American Studies Cluster / Contemporary Asian Studies Cluster / Global Society Studies Cluster

As of June 12, 2017

Graduate School of Life and Medical Sciences, Biomedical Engineering and Biomedical Information / Medical Life Systems

In order to create new engineers and researchers in the multidisciplinary scheme, Graduate School of Life and Medical Sciences offers M.S. and Ph.D. programs with two major fields.
The Biomedical Engineering and Biomedical Information of the Graduate School of Life and Medical Sciences provides a multidisciplinary education to create professional engineers, who will develop innovative future life technologies. It offers electronics, information and mechanical based curriculum which give diverse points of view for a new-generation engineer.
The Medical Life Systems of the Graduate School of Life and Medical Sciences administers diverse graduate curricula that lead to M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Medical Sciences. It provides the multidisciplinary education leading the students to become professional researchers in the diverse fields which require specialized knowledge and technology of basic medical sciences.

Location 1-3 Tatara Miyakodani, Kyotanabe-shi, Kyoto-fu 610-0394, Japan
Area Kansai Region (Osaka, Kyoto, etc.)
Postgraduate School Started September 2010
No. of Students 255
No. of International Students 8
No. of Full and Part-Time Faculty Members 81
Additional Information Preparing Highly-Educated Engineers and Researchers for the Future of the Life and Medical Sciences. Interest in medicine, welfare, and health has dramatically increased. We have also noticed a strong need for solutions to problems--for example, how to increase our healthy life span and how to lower the huge social burden associated with medical and nursing care-related costs. The Faculty of Life and Medical Sciences was established to meet these contemporary social demands. On the basis of broad expertise in the various engineering fields, we will develop professional researchers and engineers who can contribute to the future of medicine.
Contact Office of International Students
International Center
TEL: +81-75-251-3257
FAX: +81-75-251-3123
E-mail: ji-intad@mail.doshisha.ac.jp
List of Programs - International Science and Technology Course, Master's Program

As of June 12, 2017

Graduate School of Science and Engineering

The Graduate School of Science and Engineering consists of five majors;
Information and Computer Science, Electrical and Electronic Engineering,Mechanical Engineering, Applied Chemistry, and Science of Environment and Mathematical Modeling. Each of these majors offers Master’s and Doctoral degree programs.
Under the guidance of the faculty members with superior research achievement, students are able to engage in the most-advanced research activities utilizing top-level research facilities, such as one of the largest massively parallel evolution simulators in Japan.
The major characteristic is the active exchanges with the society and the promotion of internationalization. Along with the implementation of entrusted researches and collaborative projects sponsored by business enterprises, the Cooperative Graduate School System, which the students are able to receive research guidance by the researchers of private companies and public institutions, has been introduced. The Graduate School has exchange programs with foreign institutions. 

Location 1-3 Tatara Miyakodani, Kyotanabe-shi, Kyoto-fu 610-0394, Japan
Area Kansai Region (Osaka, Kyoto, etc.)
Postgraduate School Started September 2010
No. of Students 748
No. of International Students 67
No. of Full and Part-Time Faculty Members 111
Additional Information The five courses of the Graduate School of Science and Engineering--Information and Computer Science, Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Applied Chemistry, and Science of Environment and Mathematical Modeling--each have M.Sc. /M.Eng. and regular doctoral programs. The focus of the M.Sc. programs is to develop students capable of entering a professional occupation that in each discipline demands deeper learning and a high level of expert knowledge, while in the doctoral programs the focus is on developing students capable of undertaking independent research.
Contact Office of International Students
International Center
TEL: +81-75-251-3257
FAX: +81-75-251-3123
E-mail: ji-intad@mail.doshisha.ac.jp
List of Programs - International Science and Technology Course, Doctoral Program
- International Science and Technology Course, Master's Program

As of June 12, 2017

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