Entry Requirements

for 1-year or 2-year Master in Management (MIM) applicants

  • A minimum of 16-year education with bachelor degree or its equivalent
  • A minimum of 3-year work experience or its equivalent
  • GMAT or GRE* Score (may be waived by Preliminary Screening*)
  • TOEFL PBT 550, iBT 80 / IELTS 6.0 / TOEIC 750 (applicable to those who have not completed their undergraduate or graduate program in English)


Official scores may be sent directly from the testing institutions to the admissions office
GMAT: 7109
GRE DI Code: 0340
TOEFL DI Code: B407

Preliminary Screening

Candidates who do not meet the qualifications as well as candidates who wish for a GMAT waiver are required to take a Preliminary Screening prior to application. Email the following two documents to the administration office (mba@nucba.ac.jp) by the Preliminary Screening Deadline.
- CV/Resume
- Scanned PDF of official transcript
- English language test score (if applicable)

Application Deadlines

for Spring 2018

Preliminary Screening Deadline Application Deadline Interview Date**
January 23 January 30 February 3
February 20* February 27* March 3*

*Only applicable to applicants who do not need visa application upon enrollment (domestic applicants).
**Applicants residing in Japan must come to Nagoya for an on-site interview while applicants living outside of Japan will conduct the interview by video conference.

Entrance Exam and Interview

For those who have 3 years of work experience, the admission will be a interview and assessment of application documents. We will arrange a telephone or SKYPE interview for those living outside Japan. Applicants without 3 years of work experience are required to take an essay exam in addition (apart from the 3 essays required upon submitting the application documents).

Application Fee

The application fee for the MIM is JPY 20,000. Applicants are required to pay the fee by bank transfer (details in application form) or PayPal. Please select either of the buttons below when using the PayPal from overseas/Japan. The amount shown by PayPal includes the remittance charge.


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Application Materials

Applicants are required to send all of the documents indicated in the Application Form to Admission Office via registered air mail or express courier by the deadline. Application form and brochure for the MIM can be downloaded online.


MBA Japan

2017 MIM Brochure

One-on-One Skype Consultation


The member of the NUCB Business School staff is available for one-on-one Skype conversations and consultations to answer any questions you may have on our Master's programs, admission requirements and procedures, housing options and student life in Nagoya and in Japan, etc. Feel free to contact us with any questions!

Graduate School Admission Policy

The Nagoya University of Commerce & Business (NUCB) was originally established by Dr. Yuichi Kurimoto in 1935. In 1990 NUCB opened the graduate school which marked the establishment of Japan’s first postgraduate institution in Management Information.

NUCB was formed under the philosophy the "Frontier Spirit," adopted from the late founder Dr. Kurimoto during his time as a student at the University of Alberta.

As the school motto, Frontier Spirit is defined as the 'spirit of that person who never gives up and who, by acting in an original manner, seeks to benefit humanity, society, and the nation.

The mission of the Nagoya University of Commerce and Business calls for the development of leaders with the skills required to achieve success in a globalized business environment and bridge the gap between New Asia and the rest of the world. Focusing on business ethics, innovation, and communication in their management practices, NUCB's educational policy is to instill the 'Frontier Spirit' in its students. Providing high-quality education for students is a central pillar to fulfill our mission.

As a result, our graduate school aims to be one of the leading business schools in Japan through management education and research in Asia.

Those who are permitted to enter the graduate school must have the ability to embody the philosophy and mission mentioned above.

Address/ Contact


NUCB Business School

NUCB Business School Admission Office

1-3-1 Naka-ku Nishiki Nagoya-city,
Aichi, Japan 460-0003
Email: mba@nucba.ac.jp
TEL: +81 52 203 8111