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Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University (APU)

Graduate School of Management


The APU Graduate School of Management 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 Spring Enrollment: April 1
Fall Enrollment: September 21
Location 1-1 Jumonjibaru, Beppu, Oita 874-8577 Japan
Area Chugoku, Shikoku & Kyushu Region (Fukuoka, etc.)
Postgraduate Program Started April 2003
No. of Students 54
No. of Full and Part-Time Faculty Members 30
Tuition Fees 2,000,000 yen
Additional Information
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Admission Information
Admission Capacity 40
Application Type Open to everyone
Eligibility 1. Bachelor's degree or equivalent
2. Three years of full-time work experience
3. English language proficiency test score
Minimum requirements:
TOFEL iBT® Test – 85
TOEIC L&R Test – 800
IELTS – 6.5
PTE Academic – 58
Cambridge English Language Assessment – 176
Application Period September 2021 Enrollment:
September 1, 2020 (Tue) - March 31, 2021 (Wed)
Examination Type & Date After submitting an online application, applicants will take a recorded video interview and online assessment
Presence in Japan Required for Screening Process No
Admission Fee If you reside outside Japan: 5,500 yen (credit card)
If you reside in Japan: 36,800 yen (credit card)

As of June 21, 2020


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