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Waseda University

Graduate School of Commerce

MBA Program (Waseda Business School)

The International MBA program is a full-time two-year program which aims to develop business leaders with a global mindset. In addition to students from Japan, this program also welcomes international students from all over the world, and offers a learning environment that enables students to be exposed to a global environment in the very center of Tokyo. The program provides a well-balanced curriculum of subjects taught in English and Japanese. Degrees can be earned in either language (i.e., English or Japanese). The school year begins in September for those who take core courses conducted in English. For those who undertake core courses in Japanese, classes begin in April. In order to facilitate student interaction, bilingual courses are available where students can participate in either English or Japanese as instructors summarize and translate. During summer and winter vacations, intensive courses are available in both languages, and one such course in English is hosted in Singapore, USA, France, UK, Hong Kong and Myanmar. Communication skills and management capabilities that students acquire through this program serve as a foundation for their success as business leaders who can thrive in the truly global era.

Degree Information
Degree Master's
Type of Degree Master of Business Administration
Subject - Social Sciences (Business, Economics, Law, etc.)
Major International MBA Program
Double MBA Program
Duration 2 years
Entry Date *2015 version
April 1, 2015
September 21, 2015
Location Waseda University, Waseda Campus, 1-6-1 Nishi-Waseda, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 169-8050
Area Kanto Region (Tokyo, etc.)
Postgraduate Program Started 1973
No. of Students 465
No. of Full and Part-Time Faculty Members 86
Tuition Fees *2015 version
1,933,000 yen
Additional Information <Scholarships>
We provide various kinds of scholarships. There is "Scholarship Prior to Matriculation" also, which selection is based on the admission screening results.
<Career Management>
WBS (WASEDA Business School) Career Management Center work one-on-one with students to help students reach their goals.
Contact Addressee: Waseda Business School, Admissions Office
Phone: +81-(0)3 -5286 -8719
Fax: +81-(0)3 -5286-8720
Admission Information
Admission Capacity 70 (including Japanese Program)
Application Type Open to everyone
Eligibility Applicants must fulfill ONE of the following requirements. Work experience of three years is recommended.
(This is not a mandatory requirement for application since such experience will be evaluated on an individual basis)
1. Those who have graduated or are scheduled to graduate from a university by the entrance period that applicants wish to matriculate.
2. Those who have received a Bachelor’s Degree from the National Institution for Academic Degrees and University Evaluation or are scheduled to receive such a degree by the entrance period that applicants wish to matriculate.
3. Those who have completed 16 years of standard school education outside of Japan or are scheduled to complete such education by the entrance period 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 entrance period that applicants wish to matriculate) and have been recognized by WBS as having earned a specified number of credits with an excellent academic record.
*This is not applied to the students who graduated from a three-year specialized college (zhuanke) program in China.
6. Those who have been recognized by the Graduate School Program 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 entrance period that applicants wish to matriculate.
7. Please refer to the following webpage for further details regarding Qualification No.4.
Application Period <Application Deadlines>
For April 2015 Admission
1st round: September 19 (Fri), 2014
2nd round: November 13 (Thu), 2014
3rd round: January 7 (Wed), 2015

For September 2015 Admission
1st round: September 19 (Fri), 2014
2nd round: November 13 (Thu), 2014
3rd round: January 7 (Wed), 2015
4th round: April 10 (Fri), 2015
5th round: May 26 (Tue), 2015
Examination Type & Date Application with GMAT or GRE
Admission selection will be based on application documents. All applicants are required to submit their GMAT/GRE scores/score. The admission screening will be based on overall performance of GMAT/GRE scores/score, educational background, academic record, work experience, social activities, essay, recommendation letters (applicant evaluation forms), language proficiency scores, etc. A high GMAT/GRE scores/score does not necessarily guarantee enrollment.
For some applicants, telephone interviews will be required. Candidates will be contacted individually by the WBS Admissions Office.
The results for admission will be sent to individual applicants at the “Admission Announcement” dates. Some applicants may receive a letter of conditional acceptance. The letter of conditional acceptance is NOT a letter of official admittance. In order to be considered for official admittance, applicants are required to meet the conditions listed in the letter. Once the conditions are satisfied, proof documents must be submitted to the WBS Admissions Office by the due date (listed in the letter). Note that if applicants do not submit the requested conditions by the due date listed in the letter, the admission will be delayed to the next academic year. In this case, you must submit an entirely new application form and screening fees.
WBS offers some other types of application such as "Application for Family business Successors", "Application with Language-Proficiency Emphasis", etc. For more information, please refer to the website;
Presence in Japan Required for Screening Process No
Admission Fee <Application Fee>
Depends on the country of residence at the time of application. (Regardless of nationality)
Domestic applicants: 35,000 yen
Overseas Applicants: 5,000 yen

- In some cases, applicants residing outside of Japan may be asked to provide documentary proof of residence.
- The request to change the application qualification (domestic or overseas) after the application fee is paid cannot be accepted.

As of November 20, 2014


University and program information, costs, dates, policies are subject to change; please confirm important facts with university admission personnel.