Message from the Dean


Dr. Keiichi TODA
Dean, Graduate School of Management, Kyoto University

The Graduate School of Management (GSM), Kyoto University was established in April, 2006 in Kyoto, the ancient capital where tradition and innovation are continuously assimilated. GSM aims at human resource development for highly professional management. Since GSM was founded as an MBA course, it has developed a unique educational system that draws upon the latest research in management, as well as advanced and specialized business practices. Especially, it has focused on the issues and their potential solutions for global and sustainable society in the of 21st century, an era of digital transformation and environmental challenges.
GSM is home to highly specialized professors and professionals in various fields such as Economics, Management, Engineering and Informatics. They collaborate to contribute unique educational programs to students and also contribute to development of innovative research, broadly as well as deeply.
In 2016, the Ph.D. course was established with a capacity of 7 students per year. In 2018, GSM developed a new MBA course in Tourism and Hospitality Management. In addition, in 2019, GSM inaugurated a high potential MBA course with Cornell University, and expanded the English-only MBA programs. As a result, total MBA student capacity amounts to 100 per year. GSM delivers various educational opportunities to foreign and domestic students with diverse backgrounds.
In the future, GSM will make every effort to become a stronghold of management education and research in the global society.

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