International MBA Programs (i-BA & i-PM)
[Important Notice] International Project Management Program (i-PM) will not have the admission to be held in AY2024 and onwards for students to enroll from AY2025 and onwards. For more details, see this post.
International MBA Programs (i-BA & i-PM)
The Kyoto University Graduate School of Management offers two international full-time programs which are fully instructed in the English. One program is International Business Administration Program (i-BA) and the other is International Project Management Program (i-PM).
These two programs will strive to become a key platform for internationalizing higher education and utilize the most advanced and original research resources unique to Kyoto university and will help create leaders of the next generation who can address the challenges of current society’s problem.
Once you applied to either the i-BA or i-PM program, you are not allowed to change your program.
International Business Administration Program (i-BA)
The International Business Administration Program is a course of study that leads to a general management degree. The Program helps students to develop their vision, improves their business knowledge and expands their skills to broaden their career choices. This program seeks to develop a wide area of expertise such as business leadership, service & hospitality management, as well as finance and accounting. Through the acquisition of basic, specialized, practical and developmental subjects, students acquire not only basic and applied knowledge in business and management, but also practical skills, with the aim of developing human resources with an international outlook and managerial skills. A major feature of this program is the large number of faculty members from various disciplines who have strong relationships with business enterprises.
International Project Management Program (i-PM)
The Project Management Program trains personnel who can plan and manage resources and processes and design overall projects based on an understanding of the engineering issues involved in projects undertaken by relatively large companies and government agencies, such as the development and maintenance of infrastructure and the streamlining of manufacturing operations. Through the acquisition of basic, specialized, practical and developmental subjects, students acquire not only basic and applied knowledge in technical management, financial management, strategy and organizational management, but also practical skills, with the aim of developing human resources with an international outlook and diverse management skills. A major feature of this program is the large number of engineering faculty members who have strong relationships with the engineering practices.
Admission Policy for the Professional Degree Program
The Graduate School of Management (GSM) aims at educating advanced professionals who can provide leadership in a wide range of fields. The admission policy establishes required experience, knowledge, learning skills and mindset for candidates who wish to study at GSM. This policy also describes evaluation criteria used in the admission process.
In our professional program, we have developed lectures and courses that bridge theory and practice based on our curriculum policy. We. accept candidates of high caliber from a wide range of diverse backgrounds under this policy, such as undergraduate students from various disciplines, those with extensive work experience, and international students. Candidates are expected to have basic knowledge in management science and sound intellectual curiosity. In order to accept diverse students, GSM employs a variety of selection processes including those specifically designed for candidates with professional working experience and for English programs. We determine successful applicants based on the overall results of written examinations, essays, interviews, academic and work records, and other relevant information. We specify details of evaluation on the admission guidelines. During evaluation, we give equal consideration to applicants from our university and from other universities. We do not discriminate against any applicant to this course for any reasons such as race, religion, gender, age, nationality, political ideology, or physical disability.
Our mission and policies expect that eligible candidates possess the following characteristics.
(1) Individuals who have a strong will to work on the complex issues that current management is facing with theoretically, practically, and ethically.
(2) Individuals who work hard and encourage each other in the classes of GSM. They should possess intellectual curiosity and social role consciousness.
(3) Individuals who have basic knowledge in management science and broad knowledge in general and are able to apply knowledge and skills in reality.
|International Business Administration Program (i-BA)||10 Students|
|International Project Management Program (i-PM)||10 Students|
Note: The above number may be changed based on the quality of the applicant pool. All details regarding the admission guidelines and required documentation are written in the Admission Guidelines documents, which one included in the application packet.