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Waseda University

Graduate School of Business and Finance (Waseda Business School)

MSc in Finance

This is a full-time, two year program designed to cultivate global financial professionals that cater to the needs of today’s business and finance sector in Japan and across the globe.

Degree Information
Degree Master's
Type of Degree Master of Science in Finance
Subject - Social Sciences (Business, Economics, Law, etc.)
Major Finance
Duration 2 years
Entry Date September 28, 2017
Location WASEDA University, Waseda Business School, 1-6-1, Nishi-Waseda, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 169-8050, Japan
Area Kanto Region (Tokyo, etc.)
Postgraduate Program Started September, 2016
No. of Students 19
No. of Full and Part-Time Faculty Members 10
Tuition Fees 1,843,000 yen
Additional Information Four unique features to develop financial specialists
(1) Fundamental education for essential knowledge and skills
This program does not require professional work experience at the time of admission. Students will systematically receive fundamental education to acquire the knowledge and skills required to work as financial professionals in the future.
(2) Advanced education for specialists and practical knowledge and skills
WBS faculty members are a dedicated team of excellent researchers and business professionals in the field. Faculty members provide high-quality classes full of practical knowledge and skills.
(3) Related knowledge to support core theory of finance
Well-balanced curriculum enables students to learn comprehensively, obtaining a wide range of knowledge in economics, accounting and other relevant areas.
(4) Global business skills and experience
All academic work is conducted in English in a global setting with students from across the globe. Japanese language classes are also available for interested students (additional fees apply).
Contact Admissions Office Email: wbs-admissions@list.waseda.jp
Admission Information
Admission Capacity 20
Application Type Open to everyone
Eligibility 1. Those who have graduated or are scheduled to graduate from a university in Japan by the enrollment date that applicants wish to matriculate.
2. Those who have received a Bachelor's Degree from the National Institution for Academic Degrees and University Evaluation of Japan or are scheduled to receive such degree by the enrollment date that applicants wish to matriculate.
3. Those who have completed 16 years of standard school education outside Japan or are scheduled to complete such education by the enrollment date that applicants wish to matriculate.
4. Those designated by the Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science, and Technology.
5. Those who have been enrolled at a university for more than three years (or have completed 15 years of school education overseas or are scheduled to complete such education by the enrollment date that applicants wish to matriculate) and have been recognized by WBS as having earned a specified number of credits with an excellent academic record. (Chinese three-year university(専科)graduates excluded)
6. Those who have been recognized by WBS as possessing academic credentials superior to those of university graduates through an individual entrance requirements screening process and are scheduled to reach 22 years of age by the enrollment date that applicants wish to matriculate.
Application Period *Application Deadline of Application with GMAT or GRE
1st Round: September 12, 2016
2nd Round: November 7, 2016
3rd Round: January 9, 2017
4th Round: April 3, 2017
5th Round: May 15, 2017
*Application Deadline of Application for Company Sponsored Applicants
Fall Round: November 7, 2016
Spring Round: April 3, 2017
Examination Type & Date Application with GMAT or GRE: Document Screening
Application for Company Sponsored Applicants: Written Exam and Interview
Presence in Japan Required for Screening Process Application with GMAT or GRE: NO
Application for Company Sponsored Applicants: it depends
Admission Fee Application with GMAT or GRE:
5,000 yen (Outside of Japan), 35,000 yen (Live in Japan)
Application for Company Sponsored Applicants: 35,000 yen

As of December 12, 2016

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