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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 September 21, 2019
Location Karasuma-Imadegawa, Kamigyo-ku, Kyoto 602-8580 Japan
Area Kansai Region (Osaka, Kyoto, etc.)
Postgraduate Program Started 2009
No. of Students 70
No. of Full and Part-Time Faculty Members 18
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
Eligibility 1) Bachelor's degree or equivalent from a recognized college or university
2) GMAT® or GRE® score
3) Work experience (at least 2 years' full-time work experience is preferred.)
4) English Proficiency Test (for non-native English speakers)
Any of the following are acceptable:
TOEIC®Listening and Reading Test (TOEIC® Test) score of 760 or above
TOEFL®Test score of 83 or above (iBT), 560 or above (PBT), 220 or above (CBT)
IELTS (Academic Module) score of 6.0 or above
Cambridge Examination pass
Application Period Round 1:
December 11, 2018
Round 2:
February 12, 2019
Round 3:
March 26, 2019
Round 4:
May 14, 2019
Round 5:
June 14, 2019

Round 5: This round is only available for applicants who have Japanese nationality or who currently reside in Japan with valid visa for the entire period between application and enrollment.
Examination Type & Date Interview

Round 1:
By December 18, 2018
Round 2:
By February 21, 2019
Round 3:
By April 4, 2019
Round 4:
By May 23, 2019
Round 5:
By June 20, 2019
Presence in Japan Required for Screening Process No
Admission Fee 15,000 yen

As of November 2, 2018


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