The certificate is awarded upon completion of at least 5 MBA second-year elective courses (15 credits to a maximum of 27 credits).
Admission to the course is limited to individuals who already hold an MBA or MSc (Administration) degree deemed equivalent to a North American MBA from a recognized university. Candidates must have achieved a minimum GPA of 3.0/4.0 or equivalent.
Applicants must have at least two years of relevant full-time work experience after completing their university degree. Candidates in the Certificate Program will attend elective courses offered in the MBA Japan Program. Candidates in the MBA Japan Program have an average of 10 years of work experience and usually have at least five years of work experience before joining the program.
Two reference letters must be submitted by individuals who have been directly responsible for evaluating your academic and/or managerial performance and potential.
The Certificate Program is conducted in English. Students must have solid English skills in reading, writing, speaking, and listening in order to participate in our program. For candidates whose mother tongue is not English, and who do not meet the Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies criteria for English proficiency, must demonstrate achievement on TOEFL or IELTS tests. For TOEFL, candidates must achieve at least 86, with a 20 on each of the four sections. For IELTS, candidates must achieve a band score of 6.5 (academic module). Please contact our office if you have questions.
Qualified applicants will be invited to an interview with an alumni or staff member. Interviews take place at our office in Tokyo.
Tuition fees are ¥100,877 per credit + Japanese consumption tax of 8% as of March 2016.
The first payment of ¥500,000 + Japanese consumption tax of 8% is requested upon acceptance into the program as of March 2016.