Global MBA®

The goal of the Global MBA is to instill in our students the motivation for embarking upon or enhancing successful and rewarding careers in global business environments. Our faculty and staff members provide students with the knowledge and skills needed for future employment and leadership opportunities.

Start of the programme
September / April
1year full-time (MBA), 2year (MBA/MSc)
Language of instruction
3 years work exp. (MBA)
Class size
Average 30-40


Teaching Methodology

The GLP courses are 100 % conducted in English and follow the case-study method in order to promote cultural diversity and facilitate learning.



MBA degree can be obtained in 1 full-time year. The length of study can be extended up to 2 years for students who wish to continue working.


Double Accredited

The first and only MBA accredited by both AACSB and AMBA in Japan.


Best Masters Ranking

GLP is ranked among the top in Japan in Eduniversal Best Masters Ranking worldwide 2015.

“Teaching in the
management classroom,
doing it in the
real business world”

Nigel Denscombe

"Come and create
your own market
value through MBA."

Yuji Nagasawa

“An MBA is not just
about achieving a
goal. It will be a
great source of
strength for you.”

Takehiko Ito
Professor, Vice Dean

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Enhance Your Network

Our students represent a wide range of academic disciplines, professional experience, and cultural backgrounds. Alumni are engaged in various fields worldwide as well. A lifelong network of diverse peers will help you gain a global mind-set and develop your career.



With students coming from more than 31 countries, NUCB maintains a multicultural environment that helps for an exchange of ideas.


Average Age

On average, our students are in their late 20s with several years of working experience which contributes to the quality of class discussions.



Over 90 % of the international students receive a scholarship either from the Japanese government or from NUCB.


Gender Balance

The gender balance of 60/40 ensures high-quality class discussions that outline efficient and unbiased business solutions.

Pre MBA Education

Business Administration40%
Social Studies9%
Foreign Language6%



Czech Republic1.19%

"At NUCB I've learned
how to develop
an effective team."

Jon Lilja Global MBA®'13
Nationality: American
Current work: Boeing Japan

“Next Step
in Your Career.”

Caroline Pulg Global MBA®’11
Nationality: German
Pre-MBA education: University of Cooperative Education Karlsruhe, Germany
Pre-MBA work experience: Sulzer Pumps Inc, USA (trainee) dm-drogerie markt Germany
Bristol-Myers Squibb Germany

"Remarkable experience
that has changed my life around."

Ivan Petrov Global MBA®’13
Nationality: Bulgarian
Education: University of Mannheim

An Innovative Curriculum

The curriculum for Global MBA (Global Leader Programme) is designed to train you to become a competitive leader in the global economy. Covering various fields required for a global leader, Asian perspectives related to business are also reflected to all aspects of the curriculum.

GLP best fits for those who want to

  • Learn from cutting edge business cases
  • Gain new insights on Asian and Japanese ways of business
  • Broaden their perspectives
  • Expand their global network
  • Adopt innovative solutions for their business


Global MBA Curriculum

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“The Power of Case
Study Method.”

Cheng-wei Kao Global MBA®’12
Nationality: Taiwanese
Pre-MBA education: University of Evansville,
Pre-MBA work experience: Hi-tech Paradise
Shanghai Taimao Electronics Co,Ltd

“Create your Com-
petitive Advantage.”

Gergo Halasi Global MBA®’11
Nationality: Hungary
Pre-MBA education: University of Evansville,
Pre-MBA work experience: Hi-tech Paradise
Shanghai Taimao Electronics Co,Ltd

A “Real MBA” Accredited by AACSB and AMBA

There are more than 10,000 management education programs in the world. International associations, such as AACSB International and AMBA, accredit business schools which meet their strict standards for the quality of education. In the international business community, only programs with international accreditation are considered “real MBA programs".

Best Masters Ranking 2015-2016

Full-time MBA®

  • #1 in Japan
  • #7 in Asia

Greater Nagoya

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.

GDP of Nagoya

Los Angeles
3,950 (billion US dollars)
New York
4,450 (billion US dollars)
4,480 (billion US dollars)

Downtown Campus

Located in downtown Nagoya, NUCB New Nagoya Campus has excellent access to the centre of both business and culture. As a financial district of Nagoya, world-recognized companies are based at Marunouchi. The neighboring district of Sakae is the centre 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.

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The Chiyoda dormitory

Located in downtown Nagoya, NUCB’s Chiyoda Residence has a convenient 24/7 independent access and is 3 minutes walk to the nearest station. Easy access to the main shopping and leisures areas, such as Nagoya Station, Sakae, Fushimi and Osu. NUCB scholarship and financial assistance is also available.

The fully furnished, single-occupancy international student dorm rooms create a comfortable living environment for both domestic and international students.

International Education Research Centre

The International Educational Research Centre will serve as a guest residence with 44 single rooms. The Centre will help us expand our international research and scholarly initiatives, thereby helping us to promote one of our main core values: international education.

Housing Scholarship

NUCB may award housing scholarship to the students with outstanding academic performance. The assessment standard is based on the academic performance for the first semester after enrollment.

Housing Scholarship
JPY 25,000 - JPY 40,000/mon.
NUCB Residence Hall Rent
JPY 71,250*
* including utility fee


NUCB Scholarship - Prior to Enrollment

Remission will be applied for the first semester after entrance. The recipients undergo an eligibility review every semester based on their academic performance. Candidates must enclose the application form for the scholarship with the application materials for admission.

  Tuition Reduction Minimum Score for Application
A60% Tuition Reduction GMAT 720 or above
B30% Tuition Reduction GMAT 640 or above
C10% Tuition Reduction GMAT 560 or above

NUCB Scholarship - After Enrollment

Qualified students may receive the following tuition remission according to academic performance.

  Tuition Reduction Assessment Standards
A 60% Tuition Reduction Required No. of Courses / Semester
Grade Point Average
Attendance Rate
Three or above
3.60 or above
B 30% Tuition Reduction Required No. of Courses / Semester
Grade Point Average
Attendance Rate
Three or above
3.00 or above
C 10% Tuition Reduction Required No. of Courses / Semester
Grade Point Average
Attendance Rate
Three or above
2.65 or above


Governmental Scholarships

The Japanese government offers international students financial aid. Some of the scholarship cover both tuition and living expense.

International Network of 106 Top Business Schools in 47 countries

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Study Abroad at Our Partner Schools

NUCB has established student exchange partnerships with 106 leading business schools, from 47 countries across 5 continents. In our exchange programmes, students are able to study abroad while tuition fees at partner schools are waived. There are also scholarship programmes for study abroad students who demonstrate the highest levels of excellence.

Double Degree Programme

After completing one year of study at NUCB and one year of study abroad, students in our Double Degree Programme obtain two Masters degrees - one at NUCB and one at a partner school. This unique programme provides an advanced experience of international education, and a unique qualification with which to further your career in the global business community.

Extensive Career Support

Students have extensive opportunities to participate in recruiting activities on and off campus, including information sessions with recruiting agencies and headhunters who prize NUCB Graduate School MBA graduates highly.

JAC Recruitment

Wall Street Associates

Corporate Study Tours

The NUCB Graduate School provides great practical opportunities to explore and deepen your business knowledge and skills through various company tours. The tours are accompanied by an English-speaking guide, and there is always the chance to pose your own questions through Q&A sessions at the end. The Graduate School places great emphasis on such practical learning, and we believe that visiting pioneering companies and engaging in constructive dialogue with business leaders that have made a real impact on the business world serves to both enlighten and inspire our students.

One-on-One Skype Consultation

The team of the NUCB Graduate School staff member 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 for any questions!


To see the frequently asked questions, please go to "FAQ".

Mailing Address/ Contact

nagoya campus

NUCB Graduate School Office

1-3-1 Naka-ku Nishiki Nagoya-city,
Aichi, Japan 460-0003
TEL: +81 52 203 8111