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Doshisha University

Doshisha Business School

Global MBA (Global Business and Management Studies) Program

Our English-language Global MBA was inaugurated alongside the school’s Japanese MBA in 2009, and following five successful years was strengthened as an independent Global MBA (Global Business and Management Studies) program in 2014 with a bolstered dedicated faculty and expanded course offerings. Sharing the vision of our university’s founder, we strongly believe that companies and businesspeople must strive not only for financial success, but also to make a positive social contribution to the world in which we live.

A striking feature of our Global MBA is the diversity of the people who make our program special. Our students come from a wide variety of backgrounds and over 30 different countries. With our focus areas of Culture and Creativity, Sustainability and Green Business, and Business in Asia, and location in the beautiful and historic city of Kyoto, we offer a unique MBA for those who want to make a difference.

Degree Information
Degree Master's
Type of Degree MBA
Subject - Social Sciences (Business, Economics, Law, etc.)
Major Global Business and Management Studies
Duration 2 years
Entry Date October 1, 2021
Location Karasuma-Imadegawa, Kamigyo-ku, Kyoto 602-8580 Japan
Area Kansai Region (Osaka, Kyoto, etc.)
Postgraduate Program Started 2009
No. of Students 52
No. of Full and Part-Time Faculty Members 10
Tuition Fees 907,000 yen
Additional Information While many of our students seek positions with established companies in Japan and abroad, a growing number look to develop their own businesses or join up-and-coming small and medium enterprises. With the skills and international experience gained during their MBA studies, our graduates are prepared to work in a range of companies and environments.

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

-, Inc. (China)
- Dell Inc. Japan
- Hitachi Capital Corporation
- ITOCHU Corporation
- Mitsubishi FUSO
- Rakuten, Inc
- NTT Data
- Yamaha Motor Co Ltd

(Data reflects employer information at the point of graduation for students who graduated from 2011 to 2018)
Contact Doshisha Business School
Doshisha University
Admission Information
Admission Capacity 45
Application Type Open to everyone

・Bachelor's degree or equivalent from a recognized college or university
・GMAT® or GRE® score
・Work experience (at least 2 years' full-time work experience is preferred.)
・English Proficiency Test (for non-native English speakers)
Any of the following are acceptable:
TOEIC® Listening and Reading Test score of 760 or above
TOEFL® Test score of 83 or above (iBT)
IELTS™ (Academic Module) score of 6.0 or above
Cambridge Examination score of FCE (Pass)
Application Period Round 1:
By December 9, 2020

Round 2:
By January 27, 2021

Round 3:
By February 10, 2021

Round 4:
By March 24, 2021

Round 5:
By April 7, 2021

Round 6:
By May 12, 2021

Round 7:
By June 9, 2021
Examination Type & Date Round 1:
By December 16, 2020

Round 2:
By February 3, 2021

Round 3:
By February 17, 2021

Round 4:
By March 31, 2021

Round 5:
By April 14, 2021

Round 6:
By May 19, 2021

Round 7:
By June 16, 2021
Presence in Japan Required for Screening Process No
Admission Fee 15,000 yen

As of October 7, 2020


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