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Hokkaido University

Graduate School of Economics and Business

Master's Program

There are two types of courses in our master’s program: the Doctoral Course and the Specialized Course.
1. Master’s Program (Doctoral Course)
This is a pre-doctoral program designed for prospective research students who will progress to the 3-year Doctoral Program in the field of economics and management. Toward the end of the program, students choose their own topic and write a master’s thesis.

2. Master’s Program (Specialized Course)
The Specialized Course is designed for students who aim to be specialists in government agencies, companies, and NPOs with wide knowledge and skills in economics and business administration. There are two sub-courses: the Economic Policy Course and the Master of Business Administration Course. Students in the Specialized Course write a “research paper.”

Degree Information
Degree Master's
Type of Degree Master of Economics / Business
Subject - Social Sciences (Business, Economics, Law, etc.)
Major Modern Economics and Business Administration
Duration 2 years
Entry Date October 1, 2021 / April 1, 2022
Location Kita9 Nishi7, Kita-ku, Sapporo 060-0809, Japan
Area Hokkaido & Tohoku Region (Sapporo, Sendai, etc.)
Postgraduate Program Started May, 1953
No. of Students 81
No. of Full and Part-Time Faculty Members
Tuition Fees 817,800 yen:
Tuition: 535,800 yen per year
Entrance fee: 282,000 yen (upon enrollment)
Additional Information
Admission Information
Admission Capacity 35
Application Type Open to everyone
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Examination Type & Date Please refer to the following URL,
Presence in Japan Required for Screening Process Yes. Applicants should appear for the written and oral examination.
However, there is a possibility that it will change due to the spread of Coronavirus.
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Admission Fee Examination fee: 30,500 yen (including handing charge)

As of June 9, 2021


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