Greeting from the Chairperson

Hiroyoshi Fujiwara (October 27th, 2018)

I, Hiroyoshi Fujiwara, was elected as a chairperson of the Graduate School of Management (GSM) Alumni Association from the Alumni General Meeting of GSM, Kyoto University in 2018. The GSM Alumni Association is a student organization which has been established under a unifying emphasis to continually support the GSM, Kyoto University and the GSM Alumni Association. Mr. Omori, former chairperson of the GSM Alumni Association, was highly committed to work to advance the GSM Alumni Association capabilities and improvements. I will continue his outstanding work in the development of the GSM Alumni Association and focus on the following three initiatives at my term of office for next two years.

1, Network Our alumni, with different backgrounds and experiences, live and work across the world. It is difficult to maintain their networks. Our challenge is to help and create opportunities for alumni connect with one another through collaboration with the graduates of Executive Education Program and strengthen the networks with oversea alumni.

2, Work to Advance the GSM of Kyoto University Thanks to Mr. Omori’s efforts and commitments, the GSM Alumni Association is capable to support Graduate School of Management, Kyoto University. We will strengthen our support by maximizing alumni networks to provide guest lecturers, seminars and internships. Furthermore, we aim to build a system that can finance the facilities for the Kyoto University and financial aids for scholarships.

3, Publish Information We contributed to the development of the GSM of Kyoto University through our activities. We believe that our contribution to the GSM of Kyoto University is imperative for the growth of both the GSM Alumni Association and Kyoto University, and will create more value for our network. In order to strengthen and create more opportunities for alumni, we will increase the number of activities and publish more reports through our website and SNS.

We will further enhance the appeal of the GSM of Kyoto University and be remarkably dedicated to constantly serving as the connection between students and alumni.



Greeting from the Dean, Graduate School of Management

Dean Yoshinori HARA (January 8, 2019)


Graduate School of Management (GSM), Kyoto University was founded in 2006, and celebrates 14 th anniversary. 

GSM, Kyoto University was founded, by fostering advanced professionals, in a global city of Kyoto where tradition meets innovation. We offer a degree opportunity giving students the ability to earn the basics of business management not just business leadership, finance and accounting but more we provide project management operations, services and hospitality for students who will be successful on a global scale. Since 2018, GSM, Kyoto University has started the new professional education development project for executives and managers in the tourism sector, as well as Executive MBA program.

In March 2019, we are expecting a new GSM Alumni Association member who has completed Ph.D. degree in Management Science. From April 2019, we will offer two international full-time two-year programs which are fully instructed in English. One program is International Business Administration Program (i-BA) and the other is International Project Management Program (i-PM). Also, together with the Hotel School Cornell SC Johnson College of Business, we will offer a collaborative degree opportunity, giving students the ability to earn a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Kyoto University and a Master of Management in Hospitality (MMH) from Cornell University in four semesters over two years.

The role of GSM Alumni Association is increasing more and more, which connects research and practical business, and is encouraging the cooperation with industry, government, schools. Since October 2018, we hold regular lectures and gatherings called GTP (Get Together Party) with the aim to develop relationships among students, alumni, related companies, faculties and staffs. GTP is, in principle, scheduled once a month (In Wednesday evening of the third week of first classes held in the first and second semesters, but please double check the details by yourself), and is planned to be held at the degree award ceremony in March. Let’s create and engage the core culture of GSM Kyoto University together. We are happy to welcome our alumni participations.

We will continue providing global opportunities, exclusive access to a professional network with alumni, and more cooperation projects with public and private sectors. 

Contact Us

Kyoto University Graduate School of Management Administrative Office

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