1. Key Details, 2. Admission Policy, 3. Qualification for Admission


All dates and time are shown based on JST (Japan Standard Time).

1. Key Details

  • Enrollment capacity: 30 students
  • Duration: 2 years
  • Format: Part-time (weekday evenings and Saturdays)
  • Degree type: Professional Degree (equivalent to Master’s Degree)
  • Degree conferred: Master of International Business Administration (国際経営修士(専門職))
  • Location: Tokyo Campus
  • Fees (as of April 2019):
    – Admission Fee: JPY 282,000
    – Tuition: JPY 535,800 per year (JPY 267,900 per term)
    – Total in two years: JPY 1,353, 600
  • Financing: Specialized Practice Education and Training Benefits (専門実践教育訓練指定講座)

2. Admission Policy


Who should apply?

Those who aim to become international business management professionals who can act autonomously in the new global business environment.

Admission Policy

Integrated evaluation will be made based on the review of information submitted through Web entry, Supporting documents, English proficiency test score and individual interviews. The supporting documents include transcripts, personal essays and professional recommendations.
The individual interview will be conducted to understand applicants’ career experience, motivation, analytical and communication skills, and future vision.

3. Qualification for Admission

The aim of the MBA Program in International Business at the University of Tsukuba, Graduate School of Business Sciences, is to respond to the social need for the reeducation and training of working professionals. Qualifications for Admission are as follows.

  • Work experience
    – At least one year work experience by March 2020
    Work experience can be from any industry including both full-time and part-time jobs.
    EXCEPTIONS: Jobs held while enrolled as a full-time student DOES NOT qualify as work experience.
    – Applicants without work experience are not eligible to apply.
  • Academic background
    Bachelor’s degree holder in any subject
    – Applicants without a bachelor’s degree may still be considered if they meet either of Qualification 2 (go through Eligibility screening).

    – Applicants without a bachelor’s degree but with a higher degree still need to go through Eligibility screening under Qualification 2.

Qualification for Admission 1

If the applicants meet one of the following “Qualification for Admission 1″, please make sure to complete the Web Entry and submit the Supporting documents to the Academic Service Office (13. Inquiries and Where to submit) within the following period.

We would strongly recommend applicants to download the necessary forms from 4. List of Supporting Documents in advance.

Web Entry:
Tuesday 10th September 2019, 10:00 ~ Saturday 28th September 2019, 15:00

Supporting Documents Submission:
Tuesday 10th September 2019 ~ Saturday 28th September 2019

— Registered mail or Courier: Must be delivered by 28th September 2019.
— Submit in person: Must be submitted by 28th September 2019, 19:00.
(Click here to check the office hours.)

(1)
Applicants who have graduated or will graduate from a university or college recognized under Article 83 of the School Education Law of Japan by March 2020.

: Applicants who have graduated or will graduate from a 4-year university in Japan by March 2020.


(2)
Applicants who have received or will receive a bachelor’s degree under Article 104-4 of the School Education Law of Japan by March 2020.

: Applicants who have received or will receive a bachelor’s degree from the National Institution for Academic Degrees by March 2020.


(3)
Applicants who have completed or will complete at least 16 years of school education overseas by March 2020.

: Applicants who have graduated or will graduate from an overseas university or college which requires at least 16 years to complete primary to higher school education by March 2020.


(4)
Applicants who have completed or will complete 16 years of school education in an overseas country while residing in Japan through correspondence courses offered by foreign educational institution by March 2020.

: Applicants who have graduated or will graduate by March 2020 after completing an online education program offered by an accredited university or college overseas, where it requires at least 16 years to complete primary to higher school education.


(5)
Applicants who have completed or will complete 16 years of school education by March 2020 at an educational institution which has been established under the educational system of an overseas country and also recognized by the Japanese Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology.

: Temple University’s Faculty of Art, Faculty of Communication Theater, Faculty of Liberal Arts, Faculty of Tourism Business (The Faculty of Tourism Business was abolished as of 31 August 2009); Tianjin University of Traditional Chinese Medicine Japan’s Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioner Program; Beijing Language and Culture University Tokyo College’s Faculty of Chinese Language, Department of Chinese Language


(6)
Applicants who have received or will receive a degree corresponding to a bachelor’s degree by March 2020 by completing a 3-year or more than 3-year program (including completion of a program of an accredited university or college overseas by taking correspondence courses in Japan, and completion of a program of an educational institution which has been established under the educational system of the said overseas country and also recognized as in the preceding paragraph) from a university overseas or other school overseas (which in regards to the comprehensive conditions of education such as activities for educational studies, limited to those assessed by person(s) who are authorized by foreign governments or related institutions, or equivalents designated separately by the Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology).

: Applicants who have completed less than 16 years of school education overseas and, have received or will receive a degree corresponding to a bachelor’s degree from educational institution assessed by person(s) who are authorized by foreign governments or related institutions, after completing a 3-year or more than 3-year program by March 2020.


(7)
Applicants who have graduated or will graduate from a specialized training college (limited to those which require a minimum of 4 years of study and are designated by the Japanese Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology under the Education Enforcement Order (Article 155-1-5 of Minister Ordinance)) by March 2020.

: Applicants who have completed a specialized training college and hold the degree of Koudo-Senmonshi or will complete a specialized training college by March 2020 and are expected to hold the degree of Koudo-Senmonshi.


(8)
Applicants who have been specially designated by the Japanese Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology under the Education Enforcement Order (Article 155-1-6 of the Minister Ordinance) of having the academic competence equivalent to those who have graduated from a university or college.

: Applicants who are over 22 years of age and have the first teacher’s certificate of elementary school, junior high school, senior high school or kindergarten, or those who have a teacher’s license for physically handicapped or mentally handicapped children education, etc.

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Qualification for Admission 2

Those who are qualified as either of the following Qualification for Admission 2 need to go through the Eligibility screening process (*).

Please download the necessary forms from 4. List of Supporting Documents in advance and make sure to submit it to the Academic Service Office (13. Inquiries and Where to submit) within the following period.

(*) “Eligibility screening”: The University of Tsukuba will evaluate whether or not the applicants’ academic competence is equivalent to those who have graduated from university before their applying for the program. The University will put on hold the application until completing the Eligibility screening. A passcode necessary for the Web Entry will be provided if The MBA-IB Admissions Committee deems that your academic competence is equivalent to those who have graduated from a university or college. The University will put on hold the application until completing the Eligibility screening.

Please do not pay the Application fee until the result of Eligibility screening is notified.

Eligibility Screening Submission:
Tuesday 20th August 2019 ~ Saturday 31st August 2019

— Registered mail or Courier: Must be delivered by 31st August 2019.
— Submit in person: Must be submitted by 31st August 2019, 19:00.
(Click here to check the office hours.)


Applicants are still required to complete the Web entry and submit the rest of the required materials if they pass the Eligibility screening.
A passcode necessary for the Web entry will be provided to only those who have passed the Eligibility screening.

Please make sure to pay the Application fee for the First screening, complete the Web entry and submit the rest of the required materials (Certificate of payment, Postal stamp) to the Academic Service Office (13. Inquiries and Where to submit) within the period mentioned in Qualification for Admission 1.


(9)
Applicants who are or will be over 22 years of age by March 2020 and have been deemed equivalent or superior to university graduates by the University of Tsukuba.

  • Applicants who graduated from upper secondary school, junior college, technical college, higher vocational school, school in the miscellaneous category, Japan branch / campus of a foreign university, international school or other, and also have been deemed equivalent to university or college graduates as having sufficient academic competence by the University of Tsukuba pursuant to its rules and regulations.
  • Foreign applicants who have completed less than a total of 16 years of school education (including primary, secondary, and higher school education) overseas and have completed approximately one year or more than one year as a research student or research fellow in a university or a National Inter-university Research Institute in Japan or overseas.

(10)
Applicants who have been enrolled in a Japanese university for more than 3 years by the end of March 2020 and recognized by the University of Tsukuba for having earned prescribed credits and received excellent grades.


(11)
Applicants who meet one of the following criteria and are recognized by the University of Tsukuba for having earned prescribed credits and received excellent grades.

  • Applicants who have completed 15 years of school education (including primary, secondary, and higher school education) overseas.
  • Applicants who have completed 15 years of school education of an overseas country through a distance education program offered by a foreign educational institution while residing in Japan.
  • Applicants who have completed 15 years of school education at an educational institution which has been established under the educational system of an overseas country and also recognized by the Japanese Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology.

(12)
Applicants who entered into a graduate school by the rules in Article 155-1-7 of the School Education Law of Japan and are recognized by the University of Tsukuba as having the necessary academic ability to receive its education.

: Applicants who jumped to the graduate school without completing the undergraduate education should submit the Certificate of completion from the graduate school they attended.

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