Curriculum Features


┃ Three Main Courses

The Graduate School of Management provides three educational courses to cater to students with diverse backgrounds. In addition to the regular [Two Year Course], there is a [One and a Half Year Course] for finance/accounting experts, and an [International Project Management Course] which is conducted entirely in English.

┃ Various Lecture Styles to Accommodate Diversification

The Graduate School of Management is a full-time professional graduate school with lectures held during the daytime, Mondays through Saturdays (8:45AM to 6PM). Various lecture styles are offered for the diversified needs of the students.
There is a curriculum system called credit auditor for those who have professional work experience and have a clear mindset for solving problems in modern management. There is also a joint degree system which allows graduate students in other departments at Kyoto University to take credits at the Graduate School of Management and complete the MBA program in 1 year. In addition, it is also possible to graduate in 1 year if after evaluation, credits acquired at other graduate schools are certified towards degree completion.


┃ Individuals Aspiring to embark on Global Careers

The Graduate School of Management aims to nurture future leaders who will contribute to the expansion of global business in global enterprises, international organizations, etc.
To accomplish this, the school has established an international project management course which offers English language education, strengthening of debate skills in English, etc. and is actively developing international business/ project case study materials. In addition, information regarding international internships through global enterprises, the World Bank, the Asian Development Bank, JICA among others, or international seminars offered by universities and research institutions overseas are disseminated to students who are actively supported in participating in such opportunities. Furthermore, student exchange programs with overseas institutions have been established to promote the internationalization of students, where students are given the opportunity to study abroad for one semester and acquire credits at an overseas institution. Currently, the graduate school has such student exchange agreements with the National Taiwan University, National Chengchi University (Taiwan), Koc University, Izmir University of Economics (Turkey), Ewha Womans University, Pusan National University, Seoul National University (Korea), Indian Institute of Management Calcutta, Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad (India), Ryerson University (Canada), Technical University of Munich (Germany), Bucharest University of Economics Studies (Romania), University of Transport and Communications (VIETNAM), EMLyon Business School (FRANCE), Chulalongkorn University (THAILAND), Peking University (CHINA).


┃ Supervisors

Supervisors provide students with guidance in taking courses and assist in overall studies to help provide a meticulous educational system. Through practical advice in course completion and planning, supervisors will support students so that they can conentrate on their studies.


┃ Step-by-step Course Structure

The Graduate School of Management provides a variety of subjects in order for students to acquire specialized knowledge in scientific theories and practical problem-solving abilities. Students will mainly take basic subjects in the first semester of the first year, and then take specialized subjects from the second semester of the first year to the first semester of the second year. From the first semester of the second year, students will take practical business and advanced subjects so that they can systematically complete the course.

Basic Subjects: These subjects aim for the student to acquire basic understanding in management and analysis.
Specialized Subjects: These subjects are necessary for the student to acquire specialized knowledge necessary for solving practical management issues.
Business Practice Subjects: In these subjects, situations, circumstances and issues seen in practical business scenes along with knowledge and business methods are taught by faculty who are practitioners in leading business affairs.
Advanced Subjects: These subjects integrate and further develop the knowledge and theories acquired from specialized subjects and business practices learned from business practice subjects.

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Kyoto University Graduate School of Management Administrative Office

Yoshida Honmachi, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto-shi
Kyoto 606-8501, Japan