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Sophia University

Graduate School of Global Studies

M.A. in International Business and Development Studies

The M.A. in International Business and Development Studies emphasizes analytical skills to deal with a broad range of contemporary global business and development problems, with a strong focus on Japan and Asia. It seeks to provide students with an integrated understanding of business and development together with specialized training in one of these fields. Under globalization, business activities are increasingly worldwide in scope, requiring a deep understanding of conditions in both developed and developing countries as well as specialized managerial capability. International organizations, developing country governments, and businesses committed to sustainable development likewise need specialists capable of handling development issues from a business perspective. Graduate students plan their study in consultation with faculty members so as to acquire an integrated or specialized capability in business and/or development.

Degree Information
Degree Master's
Type of Degree Master of Arts in International Business and Development Studies
Subject - Social Sciences (Business, Economics, Law, etc.)
Major International Business and Development Studies
Duration 2 years
Entry Date April, 2022
September, 2022
Location 7-1 Kioi-cho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 102-8554, Japan
Area Kanto Region (Tokyo, etc.)
Postgraduate Program Started April 2006 (formerly the Graduate Program in Comparative Culture from 1979 to 2005)
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Admission Information
Admission Capacity Spring Semester: 15 students
Autumn Semester: 15 students
Application Type Open to everyone
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Presence in Japan Required for Screening Process
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As of June 4, 2021


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