Put your weekend studies into practice.

The General Manager Programme is designed for business leaders who aim to improve their skills while they work. Through practical courses focusing on case studies you’ll acquire a range of management skills that you can apply directly to real business.


Focused course completion in 4 days over 2 weeks

Each course within the General Manager Programme can be completed in 4 days. Instead of following a distributed learning structure where individual courses are spread over a period of months, our students learn in a highly focused manner. This reduces time spent on review, and allows students to start applying their new knowledge quickly in their workplace.


3 Steps for effective managerial ability building

Knowledge is only useful when it is used effectively. The General Manager Programme provides you with a tried and tested framework for the practical application of your new knowledge to your working life. Through repeated practice of our 3 Step learning process, you’ll learn the thought processes necessary for problem solving as well as honing your decision-making abilities.


The Case Method - knowledge meets practicality

In line with the Global Manager Programme's focus on practical knowledge, great use is made of the NUCB Graduate School's expansive stock of real world business case studies. All courses employ the “Case Method” - using the most recent business cases available as learning materials. Case writing is a requirement of the course, so you will gain ample first-hand experience.


In-house excellence, ensured quality of instruction

We believe that our instructors must have practiced what they teach - nothing beats real world experience. Over 96% of our instructors have practical and experience in the business world, both in Japan and around the world. Because our instructors meet rigorous in-house standards, they are able to draw upon their experience and better train our future business leaders.

Creating a Human Network You Can Use in Work and Life

Our students come from many different backgrounds, and have widely varying experiences. In this richness, strong personal bonds are formed by debating and learning together which goes beyond the standard schoolmate relationships. Studying on the Global Manager Programme you will build a strong human network, to the benefit your professional business life as well as forming enduring friendships.

Average Age

We welcome all ages: we have students in their 20s as well as in their 60s, with the average being 39 years old.


Number of Students

With 224 EMBA students studying at 3 campuses, NUCB is one of the largest business schools in Japan.


Number of Alumni

NUCB Graduate School has already 1400 alumni, a good chance for students to improve their interconnectedness in the business world.


Average Age

We welcome all ages: we have students in their 20s as well as in their 60s, with the average being 39 years old.



80% of our students finish the Global Manager Programme within 2 years. The fastest finish in 1-1.5 years.

Pre MBA Business Experience

3 - 4 years2%
5 - 9 years17%
10 - 14 years28%
15 - 19 years23%
20 - 24 years30%

Current Field of Business

Medical & Pharmaceuticals23%
IT / Technology9%
Consumer Goods8%
Financial Services4%
Tax Accountant / Specialist Job4%
Oil / Energy3%
Public Service2%
Food & Beverage2%
Media / Advertisement2%

Pre MBA Education

Business Administration4%
Social Science35%
Physical Science9%
Health Care5%
Human Science4%
Foreign Language4%

An Innovative Curriculum

The curriculum for GMP is designed for candidates who are determined to become highly innovative general managers. Through the rigorous study of numerous cutting-edge business cases, you will achieve the diverse skills and thought processes necessary to manage changing business environments effectively.

Strategic Thinking / Business Presentation & Negotiation / Law and the Corporate Manager / Business Analysis / Strategic Managerial Accounting / Human Resource Management / Innovation of Learning Organization / Internal Control System & Risk Management / Strategic Change Management / Investment Simulation / Marketing Strategy / Technology & Operations Management / IT Management for CIO / Strategic Store & Channel Management / Organizational Behavior & Leadership / Designing Organizations / Corporate Governance / Strategic Business Planning / Corporate Mission & Strategy / Case Writing / Business Consulting (Project) / Orchestrating Winning Performance @ IMD

A “Real MBA” Accredited by AACSB and AMBA

There are more than 10,000 management education programmes 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 programmes with international accreditation are considered “real MBA programmes".

Top ranked EMBA in Japan, #2 in Far East Asia.

Best Masters Ranking 2014-2015

  • #1 CEIBS - China Europe International Business School
  • #2 The NUCB Graduate School
  • #3 National Taiwan University
  • #4 Tongji University
  • #5 Korea University

Locations in 3 Major International Business Areas

All campuses are easy to access, located in the centers of 3 major cities in Japan. Students can also transfer between the campuses. Campuses are equipped with wireless internet connection and up-to-date IT facilities.

Nagoya Campus

Tokyo Campus

Osaka Campus

International Network of 101 Top Business Schools in 46 countries

Study Abroad at Our Partner Schools

NUCB has established student exchange partnerships with more than 101 leading business schools, from 46 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.