Why McGill

The McGill MBA Japan program is the only program in Japan that is offered by a Financial Times ranked program in Tokyo. The Desautels Faculty of Management’s MBA program is #1 in Canada in the most recent Financial Times Global Top 100 Survey.

The McGill MBA Japan Program’s weekend courses are based on the world-leading Integrative MBA Program offered by McGill University’s Desautels Faculty of Management in Montreal. McGill MBA Japan Program classes take place in Nishi-Shinjuku, in central Tokyo, placing McGill at the heart of business in Japan and Asia. McGill University and the Desautels Faculty of Management are well-known globally.

McGill is one of the top 25 universities in the world in the QS World University Rankings, and the Desautels Faculty of Management is listed in the Financial Times Global Top 100 (for 2016). This means that we offer the only MBA in Japan from an FT-ranked school. To enable you to lead people effectively and responsibly in an increasingly complex and interconnected world, the Desautels Faculty of Management has created a truly innovative integrated MBA curriculum that breaks down barriers between traditional disciplines. Our unique integrated management approach will allow you to work across managerial boundaries and to fully understand how organizations function as a whole, and in an international context.

The McGill MBA Japan Program is offered on two, and sometimes three, consecutive weekends throughout the year, with the same class hours and academic standards as the program in Montreal. The weekend format allows you to reflect on what you are studying while implementing  new solutions to business matters.

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The brochure is available in Japanese: McGill brochure (PDF, Japanese)

Laying the Foundations

Integration is achieved through a unique set of core modules. Each module is taught by multiple professors from different disciplines—no other MBA program in the world offers this groundbreaking, collaborative approach.

Starting with the fundamental quantitative tools needed to understand business issues, our program covers the leadership qualities that you need to function as a responsible manager and leader.

Integrating Disciplines

Students begin the Integrated Core Curriculum that consists of four modules. The first, Business Tools, covers the analytical skills you will need in making decisions. This is followed by modules in Managing Resources and Value Creation, which provide an understanding of the portfolio of resources available to managers (human, financial, and technological), to create value through the operations of the organization. Lastly, Markets and Globalization will challenge you to introduce this value to the global marketplace.

The first year Core includes a business Case Competition that allows you to put what you have developed to work. It also features a Global Leadership module that will help you reflect on what success means for you and what goals and responsibilities (personal, organizational, and societal) you would like to assume in the business world.

International Study Trip

Students in the McGill MBA Japan Program will participate in an International Study Trip to McGill’s beautiful home campus in Montreal. This will further expand horizons and instill an understanding of business globally. The study trip takes place during Golden Week in Japan, during the second year of the program.

Convenient Location

The McGill MBA Japan Program is delivered in a location in Nishi-Shinjuku, a short walk from Shinjuku Station, one of Japan’s main transportation hubs, with easy access by train, metro, subway, and quick connections to Narita and Haneda airports.