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Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University (APU)

Graduate School of Management


The APU Graduate School of Management (GSM) offers a case method education focused on Japanese business and management with a strong foundation in established management techniques and opportunities for independent research. Classes are conducted entirely in English in a multicultural environment, giving students the chance to benefit from the experiences of experts in the field and learn the skills and sensibilities required for a successful career in international business.

Degree Information
Degree Master's
Type of Degree Master of Business Administration
Subject - Social Sciences (Business, Economics, Law, etc.)
Major Japanese Management
Accounting and Finance
Marketing and Management
Innovation and Operations Management
Duration 2 years
Entry Date April 1, 2017 / September 21, 2017
Location 1-1 Jumonjibaru, Beppu, Oita 874-8577 Japan
Area Chugoku, Shikoku & Kyushu Region (Fukuoka, etc.)
Postgraduate Program Started April, 2003
No. of Students 64
No. of Full and Part-Time Faculty Members 28
Tuition Fees 1,800,000 yen
Additional Information
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Admission Information
Admission Capacity 40
Application Type Open to everyone
Eligibility Requirement 1: Educational Qualifications

Applicants must fulfill one of the following conditions at the time of application.
1. Applicants who have graduated or are scheduled to graduate from a university.
2. Applicants who have completed or are scheduled to complete a standard 16 year school education curriculum outside Japan.
3. Applicants who have completed a standard 15 year school education curriculum outside Japan and academic achievement are determined to be outstanding by the University.
4. Applicants who are 22 years of age and have been individually screened by the graduate school to have the academic ability of a university graduate or higher.

Requirement 2: Language Proficiency

As English is the language of instruction in all graduate classes at APU, applicants must possess the ability to comprehend lectures, undertake independent research and produce well written reports in English.
TOEFL® Official Score Report iBT 80 points and above / PBT 550 points and above
IELTS (Academic) Test Report Form 6.0 and above
TOEIC® Official Score Report 780 points and above

Requirement 3: GSM (MBA) Applicants ONLY

Applicants must have at least one of the following:
Solid full time work experience of at least two years, preferably related to your desired major
A satisfactory GMAT® score or GRE® score
Application Period For April 2018 Enrollment: September 28, 2017 - October 25, 2017
For September 2018 Enrollment: March 1, 2018 - April 4, 2018
Examination Type & Date *Details of interviews conducted in person (date and venue) will be designated by the university and notified to applicants.
For April 2016 Enrollment: November 2, 2015 - November 11, 2015
For September 2016 Enrollment: April 25, 2016 - May 11, 2016
Presence in Japan Required for Screening Process No
Admission Fee For International Applicants: 5,000 yen
For Domestic Applicants: 35,000 yen

As of May 23, 2017


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