The M.A. in International Business and Development Studies emphasizes analytical skills to deal with a broad range of contemporary global business and development problems, with a strong focus on Japan and Asia. It seeks to provide students with an integrated understanding of business and development together with specialized training in one of these fields. Under globalization, business activities are increasingly worldwide in scope, requiring a deep understanding of conditions in both developed and developing countries as well as specialized managerial capability. International organizations, developing country governments, and businesses committed to sustainable development likewise need specialists capable of handling development issues from a business perspective. Graduate students plan their study in consultation with faculty members so as to acquire an integrated or specialized capability in business and/or development.
|Type of Degree||Master of Arts in International Business and Development Studies|
|Subject||- Social Sciences (Business, Economics, Law, etc.)|
|Major||International Business and Development Studies|
|Entry Date||Spring Semester: April 1, 2017
Autumn Semester: September 21, 2017
|Location||7-1 Kioi-cho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 102-8554, Japan|
|Area||Kanto Region (Tokyo, etc.)|
|Postgraduate Program Started||April 2006 (formerly the Graduate Program in Comparative Culture from 1979 to 2005)|
|No. of Students||29|
|No. of Full and Part-Time Faculty Members|
|Tuition Fees||941,400 yen|
|Contact||Addressee: Sophia University Admissions Office
|Admission Capacity||Spring Semester: 15 students
Autumn Semester: 15 students
|Application Type||Open to everyone|
|Eligibility||Applicants who meet one or more of the following criteria may apply for entrance to the GPGS.
(1) Those who have graduated, or are expected to graduate Japanese universities.
(2) Those who have completed, or are expected to complete, 16 years or more of formal education in foreign countries.
(3) Those who have been recognized individually by Sophia University as having qualifications equivalent to (1) or (2) and will reach the age of 22 at the time of entrance to Sophia University.
(4) Those who have been recognized by Sophia University as having qualifications equivalent to (1), (2), or (3).
Applicants must hold a Bachelor's degree or equivalent at the time of matriculation. Those holding an undergraduate degree other than a Bachelor's degree should inquire at the Sophia Admissions Office in advance.
|Application Period||Spring 2017 entry: September 1 to September 22, 2016
Autumn 2017 entry: April 1 to April 21, 2017
|Examination Type & Date||Screening of the documents|
|Presence in Japan Required for Screening Process||No|
|Admission Fee||35,000 yen|
As of June 20, 2016
University and program information, costs, dates, policies are subject to change; please confirm important facts with university admission personnel.