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Applications for April 2019 will open in Summer 2018

May 31, 2018

Applications for the McGill MBA Japan program entrance in April 2019 will open later in the summer of 2018.

Candidates should visit the GMAT website, and prepare for the TOEFL or IELTS test if necessary.

Open House Sessions will start in June 2018.

To register for the Open House Session, please visit

or send us an email to

Join us! McGill Japan Forum & Shinnenkai, 9th Jan 2018

December 15, 2017
We are very pleased to announce the upcoming McGill Alumni Association in Japan–MAAJ–
McGill Japan Forum and Shinnenkai taking place on Tuesday, January 9th, 2018 at the Tokyo American Club. (TAC)
This is the best way to ring in the New Year, make and renew friendships, and attend an interesting panel discussion.

Doors open 18:30.
McGill Japan Forum Starts 19:00.

The Shinnenkai will commence promptly after the Forum.
Price of the ticket includes buffet dinner with two drinks.
Event ends at 21:30.
二次会 (after party) venue will be announced at 新年会.


Topic: The Next Twenty Years


Mr. Danny Risberg, CEO Philips Electronics Japan
Ms. Yuka Shimada, Head of HR, Board of Directors, Unilever Holdings Japan

Event Details:

McGill Alumni Association in Japan — McGill Japan Forum and Shinnenkai
Tuesday, January 9th, 20187PM
Doors open: 6:30PM
Venue: Tokyo American Club, Azabudai, Tokyo [Access]
Event is open to the General Public and is Off the Record.


Advance Purchase:
Purchase tickets by December 20th:  6,000yen
Purchase tickets after  December 21st: 6,500yen
Tickets at the door: 7,000yen

Sign up through the Peatix Link:

– Ticket prices include admission to both events. –

Looking forward to seeing you soon!

McGill MBA Japan

Next Class Start Saturday April 7th, 2018

November 18, 2017

The next academic year starts on April 7th, 2018. Be sure to submit your application soon so that you can join us at the top weekend MBA program in Japan.

New Class Year Starts April 7th, 2018

The next class year will start on Saturday, April 7th, 2018. The Core Schedule for 2018 is here: McGill MBA Japan–Core Courses in 2018–as of November 2017

Invitation to Professor’s Tuesday –October 31st, 2017–

October 13, 2017
Join us for the McGill MBA Japan’ special evening event, Professor’s Tuesday, this time with the Desautels Faculty of Management’s Benjamin Croitoru, Associate Professor, Finance; and Academic Director, McGill MBA Japan Program.

Professor Croitoru will give us an update on the Faculty, Programs and New Course Initiatives, including the development of Hybrid Courses for the MBA Japan and Professional MBA programs, as well as new course selections for alumni of McGill and other universities.

This will be an outstanding chance for Discussion and Networking with a wide range of McGill Alumni and other friends in Tokyo.

Be sure to come out to re-connect with your professors, make and re-fresh friendships, and enjoy a good discussion with McGill MBA Japan students, alumni and friends.

This event is open to the general public.

Be sure to sign up soon at:

Event: Professor’s Tuesday with Professor Benjamin Croitoru of the Desautels Faculty of Management
Venue: Hotel Rose Garden Shinjuku Oak Room (2F of Main Building) – Newly Renovated
Date : Tuesday, October 31st, 2017
Time : Doors Open at 18h00
Event: 18h30 – 21h00
Rrefreshments served from 18h30.
Presentation and discussion from 19h00.

Cost : 6,000 yen for Alumni and Guests.

Includes event fee, food and refreshments.
(Hallowe’en costume optional.)

Looking forward to seeing you there!

Event Report: Energy in Québec – Discussion about the 2030 Quebec Energy Policy

September 21, 2017

Special event by McGill Japan, the McGill Alumni Association in Japan, and the Delegation Generale of Quebec in Tokyo was held on Tuesday, September 19th, 2017.

We welcomed Mr. Pierre Arcand, Quebec Minister of Energy and Natural Resources as our speaker at Canadian Embassy in Tokyo. Mr. Arcand is a minister responsible for Plan Nord, a plan to promote the potential for mining, energy, tourism, and social and cultural development in Québec north of the 49th degree of latitude. This is part of an initiative for Quebec to become one of the world’s leaders in automobile electrification, and a world leader in the use of renewable resources for future economic development.
Mr. Arcand shared information regarding the project and initiative, followed by a panel discussion regarding the 2030 Quebec Energy Policy and Transport Electrification.

For more information regarding the themes presented by the minister:

1. Quebec’s new Energy Policy

2. Transport Electrification

Special Event Invitation: Energy in Québec: A Source of Growth.

September 14, 2017

You are invited to this interesting discussion about the 2030 Quebec Energy Policy

Join us for this very special event brought you you by McGill Japan, the McGill Alumni Association in Japan, and the Delegation Generale of Quebec in Tokyo, on Tuesday, September 19th, 2017.
Energy in Québec: A Source of Growth. Discussion about the 2030 Quebec Energy Policy and Cocktail with Quebec Minister of Energy and Natural Resources and minister responsible for Plan Nord Mr. Pierre Arcand and McGill Japan.
This will be a discussion event on Quebec’s initiative to become one of the world’s leaders in automobile electrification, and a world leader in the use of renewable resources for future economic development.
The event takes place at the beautiful Oscar Peterson Theatre at the Canadian Embassy in Tokyo.
Everyone is welcome.
Sign up is through this PEATIX Link:

Relocation of McGill MBA Japan office

September 12, 2017

It is our pleasure to inform you that we have relocated our office to smarter business premises at Shinjuku NS building with effect from 4th August 2017.

Our new premises is located at:

Shinjuku NS Building 1F, 2-4-1 Nishi-shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 163-0801

〒163-0801 東京都新宿区西新宿2丁目4番1号 新宿NSビル1階

Tel: +81-(0)3-6279-0412
Access: Map

Our new office is conveniently located 10 minutes walk from the West Exit of Shinjuku Station. It’s directly beside Tokyo City Hall. The office offers a meeting space and a mini library. Visitors are welcome during the opening hours for a friendly chat. For consultations, please contact us for an appoitment.

We look forward to serving you at our new address.


Asia Study Tour 2017 – Vietnam, a country of rapid economic growth

August 16, 2017

Professor Desmond Tsang, Associate Professor, Accounting, lead a group of students for a Study Tour in Vietnam, which focused on Ho Chi Minh City–Saigon in mid-July, 2017.   For the first time, the tour took place combining 2nd year students of the Desautels Faculty of Management’s McGill MBA Japan program and Professional MBA (PMBA) students from Montreal.

The students visited important international companies such as JETRO, Mitsubishi corporation, Mitsui & Co,  Pharmascience, Sapporo, and more. The students also had cultural experiences through the city tour and the cooking class.

Through these visits and activities, students learnt about the Vietnamese history, how the country achieved the rapid growth in a decade, and the ideas about the future of Vietnam.

Professor Tsang who lead the tour commented, “It was a valuable learning experience for all of us during our stay in Vietnam meeting with company executives and government officials. Nonetheless, the interactions between students from Japan and from Montreal have been great. Overall, the trip to Vietnam has been successful in bringing students of different culture and background to explore the opportunities and possibilities offered by a fast growing emerging market. I hope more students would take advantage of this unique learning adventure and join us for future trips.”

The Study Tour to Vietnam is part of our unique series of Study Tours in Asia which help to broaden our students’ horizons, develop their understanding of other countries and cultures, and to solidify McGill’s network throughout Asia and the world. Previous study tours have included Chong Ching and Kunmin China, Shanghai and Bejing, as well as Myanmar. Since 2015, students have selected Vietnam as a study tour destination.This year, the participants also enjoyed developing friendships between the students from Japan MBA and Canadian PMBA.



Featured in Forbes: How To Better Engage Your Introverts (日英)

July 25, 2017

‘How To Better Engage Your Introverts’ contributed by Professor Karl Moore is featured in Forbes. Please click to read the English Article.

Karl Moore教授の投函された「内向的な社員のやる気を引き出す方法」がフォーブスジャパンで掲載されました。 日本語記事はこちらから。

*Karl Moore, Ph.D. is associate professor at Desautels Faculty of Management and associate fellow at Green Templeton College, Oxford University.

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