The NUCB Business School ensures that exchange students from our partner schools have an unforgettable study abroad experience in Japan.
At our campus set in the heart of the vibrant city of Nagoya’s central business district, international exchange students study on our 100% English Global Leader Program (GLP), which is designed to train our students to become global leaders with real, hands-on experience in the Japanese and Asian context.
With our 4-term flexible schedule, students can experience the many faces of modern Japan while gaining a first-class education at one of the country’s leading business schools.
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|Fall Semester||Sept. & Oct.||Nov. & Dec.||Jan. & Feb.|
The students could see the production process up close which we can’t see in usual. Especially, students were glued to the welding process by robots.
Field trips and excursions are essential components of the learning experience we provide. The NUCB Business School International Affairs team arranges a comprehensive program of cultural and business-related trips and activities for our incoming international exchange students. These are often entirely or substantially subsidized by the university. Trips and activities vary by semester but include: a visit to the Toyota manufacturing plant, visits to World Heritage sites in Takayama and Shirakawa-go, a visit to Kyoto, Japanese tea ceremony and ikebana flower arranging, and many more.
Our students represent a wide range of academic disciplines, professional experience and cultural backgrounds. By studying at the NUCB Business School you will join over 100 other students, some studying while working in Japan, and some of whom we receive each year from our partner schools in 57 countries around the world. You will gain a unique insight into other cultures, learn with your fellow students, and form friendships which will last far beyond your time in Japan.
NUCB is the first and only business school in Japan to hold dual accreditation from both AACSB and AMBA. In 2006 NUCB was the second university in Japan awarded accreditation from the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) which it has successfully maintained to date. The university received its second major accreditation in 2009 from the Association of MBAs (AMBA) - the first institution in Japan to be recognized by the board. Regardless of where your career path takes you in the world, a degree from an accredited university like NUCB will be recognized and well-respected by employers and institutions worldwide.
The NUCB Business School is committed to supporting its incoming exchange students not only in their academic activities but also in their day-to-day lives. Our English-speaking International Affairs team provides friendly care and advice to all of our students on an individual basis, ensuring that they enjoy and benefit from their time with us to the fullest possible extent.
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The aim of the program is to cultivate highly skilled professionals with a global mindset, a strong sense of ethics, and the ability to contribute positively to the international business community.
Graduate international exchange students study on our Global Leader Program (GLP). The GLP is one of the few fully English-taught Masters degree programs in Japan, comprising over 35 different business courses. The program covers various fields required to become a global leader, and Asian business perspectives are also reflected in all aspects of the curriculum.
Professors are well-equipped with business experience, and make great use of the case-study method to facilitate the exchange of diverse student backgrounds and perspectives in the analysis of management challenges in the classroom.
For more details on the GLP and to view course syllabi, please click here.
The Strategic Management course will introduce and discuss various strategy frameworks and related strategic concepts connected to real world business situations so as to enable participants to gain a better understanding of how to deal with the strategic issues in their own prospective future business roles. After the course, participants will be able to overcome the challenge of how to best integrate all relevant factors and priorities while maintaining a clear focus on the broader strategic whole.
This course examines how people and talent contribute to creating an extraordinary firm. The course focuses on the major domains and theories of organisational behavior including employee engagement, decision-making, managing teams and groups, leadership, organisational structure, conflict, power and how each dimension can help or hinder the accomplishment of company goals. The course also examines cultural and ethical challenges for business leaders and their organisations.
We offer levels of semester-long elementary and intermediate Japanese language courses at the Nagoya campus. Higher levels of Japanese language courses are available at Nisshin campus for those who would like to pursue more advanced language study.
In silence, touching the heart of Zen to unite spirituality, and arranging themselves in their seats with the correcting posture, students truly experienced a deep aspect of Japanese culture.
A global business power-region, the area known as ‘Greater Nagoya’ is clean, safe and technologically cutting-edge. Home to front-running companies such as Toyota, Greater Nagoya produces nearly 1% of world GDP annually. Centrally located, Greater Nagoya functions as the transportation hub of Japan making travel to other destinations fast and easy.
|Sweden||511 (billion US dollars)|
|Shanghai||516 (billion US dollars)|
|Nagoya||577 (billion US dollars)|
Located in downtown Nagoya, the Nagoya Marunouchi Tower Campus has excellent access to the center of both business and culture. As a financial district of Nagoya, world-recognized companies have offices based in Marunouchi such as Toyota, Honda, Suzuki, Mitsubishi Motors, Denso, Sharp, Panasonic, Toshiba, Fujitsu, Yamaha, Noritake, Yamazaki Mazak, Nippon Sharyo, NGK Spark Plug, Makita, and Brother.
The neighboring district of Sakae is the center of culture, as well as commerce and shopping, which is only a 10-15 minute walk from Marunouchi. Moreover, Nagoya Campus is just a few minutes from the subway station and only a 15 minute walk from Nagoya Central Station. The easy access from the workplace encourages our MBA students to keep working while they study.
Nagoya is a center of manufacturing craftsmanship, with strong connections to the automotive, aircraft, and industrial robot industries.
A distinctive food culture exists full of local delicacies such as kishimen (noodles), tebasaki (chicken wings), misonikomi (miso boiled udon), and much more.
Nagoya’s population density is only one-third of that of Tokyo or Osaka. The city has a number of lush parks that are great for enjoying the weather, jogging, or taking part in the many seasonal events that are held in the city. It’s also a great place for enjoying professional sporting events such as baseball and soccer as well as the annual Nagoya Tournament of the Japan Sumo Association.
There are many well-known tourist spots, such as Hida-Takayama in Gifu or Ise and Toba in Mie, which are easily reached by train from Nagoya. Nagoya also has a well-developed public transportation network of subway and bus lines that make commuting or shopping very easy.
Exchange students are automatically allocated a comfortable, single-occupancy room in one of the NUCB Business School’s international student residences, allowing them to settle quickly and focus on their studies from the very first day of their stay.
The residences are fully furnished, with each student room having electronic pass-key locking, Wi-Fi, bed and bedding, closet, desk and chair, desk lamp, toilet, Japanese style bath and shower, book shelves, AC/heater, refrigerator and freezer, washing machine, and balcony.
The Global Center accommodates 44 students, and is highly regarded for its multiple functionality and sophisticated Japanese-style design. It also contains a gym, cinema room and adequate common areas for international students to enjoy coming together in Japan.
The Chiyoda Residence is located within a few stops by subway from the Nagoya campus and provides accommodation for 94 domestic and international students. This residence is located in central Nagoya, so in addition to being walking distance from the campus, students enjoy the lifestyle of living in near Osu Kannon, Sakae and Tsuruma Park.
The NUCB Business School offers various kinds of financial support for exchange students. A limited number of Japanese government scholarships (JASSO) are available, as well as NUCB housing scholarships. Students are not required to apply for either of these, they are automatically considered upon application to NUCB. Please note that many factors are taken into consideration when deciding upon scholarship allocation – your GPA score, your Letter of Motivation, and your resume (all documents you will need to provide for your application). We cannot guarantee all students will receive a scholarship.
|Housing Scholarship||JPY 25,000-35,000 /mon.|
|Higashiyama Global Center||JPY 88,250 /mon.|
|Chiyoda Residence||JPY 73,250 /mon.|
My choice of NUCB as my exchange destination was driven mainly by my longstanding fascination for the Japanese culture and way of life. And NUCB's Global Leader Program combines that exposure with a great mix of students from across the world.
Kruti KharodFall 2017 Exchange StudentIIM Calcutta
NUCB is among the best business schools in Japan with focus on international management complemented with the Japanese view of business. I decided to come to Japan because it is the most developed country in Asia and it allows to have a profound understanding of why his Japan thrive and lost track in recent years and gives you a glimpse of what Asia as a whole stands for.
Javier Barajas, MexicoFall 2017 Exchange StudentIPADE Business School
I've chosen NUCB because it was offering me the possibility to follow lessons given by renowned teachers, meet students from all over the world and, experiment a totally different lifestyle here in Nagoya.
Julien Gennatas, BelgiumFall 2017 Exchange StudentSolvay Brussels School of Economics & Management
I chose NUCB in order to gain a greater insight into Japan's business practices and culture. My family has a coffee business in Hawaii and many of our customers are from Japan. I plan to run the family business after completing my MBA and I wanted to increase my understanding of Japan's language, culture, and business practices so I can better serve our customers. I've even thought that one day, I may expand the family business into Japan!
Kendall Kunitake, United States of AmericaFall 2017 Exchange StudentShidler College of Business, University of Hawai'i at Manoa
I chose NUCB because in addition to its reputation, ranking and important dual accreditation worldwide, it is located in one of the most powerful economies in Japan which is Nagoya. Here there is a multicultural experience that we can live in every class, sharing the same classroom with people whose background and culture is totally different than in South America would help me to develop new skills and new ways of doing business around the world.
Andrea Idarraga Vanegas, ColumbiaFall 2017 Exchange StudentESAN Graduate School of Business
I decided to study at NUCB because Nagoya is a nice place to live and the GLP program is very attractive. The program is full of international students from different countries, cultures and academic backgrounds which could give a great chance to widen my perspectives. In addition, the classes provide case study discussion which could encourage me to understand the context and theory more clearly and be able to apply them in the real situation.
Pathama Niyomsen, ThailandFall 2017 Exchange StudentThammasat University Faculty of Commerce and Accountancy
I decided NUCB, because it was a perfect mix of studying in a top international business school and having the experience of living in a different culture for me, living in a country as Japan which is an example of excellence and sustainability for the entire world. Knowing how businesses are done in Japan gives you a completely new scope for your professional career. In a few words NUCB's experience that definitely will change your personal and professional life.
Jos? Dominguez, MexicoFall 2017 Exchange StudentIPADE Business School
NUCB offers great opportunities for advanced business studies with a remarkable teaching method. Great location for discovering - Nature, Unique food, Culture and Best technology!
Anna Mirochnik, IsraelFall 2017 Exchange StudentColler School of Management, Tel Aviv University
I chose NUCB because, as I student in Management of Innovation at my home university, I am interested in highly innovative industries. Japan as a nation is known for its technologically advanced society and products, and from Nagoya we have to opportunity to visit Toyota and work on a project for Mitsubishi. I wanted to go in exchange to apply my domain-specific knowledge in MI to a broader set of business questions, and the GLP offers a broad spectrum of courses.
Christiaan Der Nederlanden, NetherlandsFall 2017 Exchange StudentRSM Erasmus University
NUCB is one of the best business schools in Japan. I came here to learn about different methods of learning and experience learning from different cultures. Life in Nagoya is perfect! I wouldn't want to go back.
Basmah Jasim, PakistanFall 2017 Exchange StudentInstitute of Business Management
In Peru, Japanese culture has had a great impact since the beginning of the last century. Studying an MBA at NUCB allows me not only to expand my global strategic field of vision, in one of the most prestigious business schools in Asia, but allows me to return to my country with knowledge and valuable tools that will serve me in the future, both in business and in life.
Oscar Diez, PeruFall 2017 Exchange StudentESAN - Graduate School of Business
When I was selecting graduate schools from the list, I had to narrow down at least 3 universities and rank them according to my priority. For me, NUCB Japan was an easy choice. With humongous technological advances and research scope, Japan is one of the innovative nations out there. I was inspired to get the exposure and learn from the highly educated professors at NUCB.
Ambreen Zulfiqar, PakistanFall 2017 Exchange StudentInstitute of Business Management
Coming to NUCB is a great opportunity to experience the Asian culture and I am looking forward to work in a Japanese company in the future.
Viacheslav Inzerovm RussiaApril 2017 Exchange StudentLomonosov Moscow State University Business School
The reason I chose NUCB is to experience a cultural shock in a place that is as different as possible from Norway.
Alexander Kristiansen, NorwayApril 2017 Exchange StudentNorwegian School of Economics
NUCB was the best university available for exchange to Japan for me.
Louis Joffroy, FranceApril 2017 Exchange StudentICN Business School
I did an internship in Okinawa, but Okinawa is very different than Japan and I wanted to experience the Japanese 'real' culture. And it was also a very good opportunity to learn Japanese.
Roxane Bourgeois, FranceApril 2017 Exchange StudentBurgundy School of Business
I always wanted to come to Japan since I was a child and NUCB was one of the choices offered in my home school. This was the one that I found to be the most interesting.
Domitille Holik, FranceApril 2017 Exchange StudentKEDGE Business School
NUCB is one of the most well-known schools in Japan, and the teaching approach is very appealing.
Valentin Laigre, FranceApril 2017 Exchange StudentNEOMA Business School
Since I was a child I always wanted to come to Japan. I think it is a country you need to visit and need more than two weeks and this exchange program was the best opportunity to experiment the culture, try new food and get to know the Asian mindset.
Johanna Borne, FranceApril 2017 Exchange StudentNEOMA Business School
NUCB is a high-quality school and is a highly-ranked business school in Japan. Coming to NUCB represented a great opportunity for me since I wanted to come to Japan since I was a kid.
Leo Primard, FranceApril 2017 Exchange StudentKEDGE Business School
I wanted to go to a different country, as much as possible different from France to experiment a different culture. I was looking for good quality courses so NUCB was my first choice, also I talked to some of the students that came on exchange last year and they told me it was very nice.
Lucie Wack, FranceApril 2017 Exchange StudentAudencia Business School
Going Abroad is a good experience - Japanese culture is very different than the European culture and Japan is the best choice in Asia. Asia is the place to work in the future and NUCB has a very attractive offer and is open to foreign countries.
Sebastien Boval, FranceApril 2017 Exchange StudentKEDGE Business School
In my home school I studied logistics, and I wanted to complement my studies with management skills. NUCB is a good school to learn management and get some new insights and perspectives.
Amelie Wipfler, GermanyApril 2017 Exchange StudentUniversity of Mannheim
I like the culture and I really wanted to experienced it.
Aimee Briant, FranceApril 2017 Exchange StudentAudencia Business School
NUCB is a high value university and the case method seemed really interesting.
Tiina Naomi Palmunen, FinlandApril 2017 Exchange StudentAalto University, School of Business
I am from the Czech Republic and Japan has a very different culture than my home country. NUCB has great diversity of students and that is very important for me.
Tomas Hovorka, Czech RepublicApril 2017 Exchange StudentUniversity of Economics, Prague
My name is Mathilde, an exchange student from NEOMA Business School in France. NUCB supports me to turn my ambition to start a career overseas into action.
Mathilde Capello, FranceFall 2017 Exchange StudentNEOMA Business School
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