Where world-class education become reality.

Since its foundation in 1953, Nagoya University of Commerce & Business has been dedicated to helping students create a path in life that is distinctly their own.

The energy driving the mission of NUCB is the ambition and optimism behind a ‘Frontier Spirit.’

Brief History

In 1930 NUCB founding President Yuichi Kurimoto became the first Asian graduate of the University of Alberta. Upon his return to Japan, he brought with him the spirit of Westward expansion impressed upon him during his student days working for the Canada Pacific Railway, whose motto was ‘Span the World.’

In 1935, Yuichi drew upon the vision of success he learned while working on the railway and upon his accomplishments in obtaining a foreign education – still a rare achievement in Japan at the time – to open a technical-vocational school guided by the mission of helping students discover and develop their own path in life.

The Second World War brought with it the destruction of Yuichi Kurimoto’s efforts. Picking up the pieces, in 1953 post-war Japan, he slowly began the process of rebuilding his dream. However instead of reestablishing a technical school, Yuichi decided to open a school of commerce and business that would help rebuild Japan into a new nation by building the leaders of tomorrow.

Today, founding President Yuichi Kurimoto’s modest start has grown to become the Nagoya University of Commerce and Business with the ambition of becoming the first truly international business school in Japan for both undergraduate and graduate students from around the world.

History of NUCB

1953 Nagoya University of Commerce & Business founded, Faculty of Commerce established 
1968 Relocation to Nisshin campus began, Pioneering suburb locations for university campuses
1976 Computer Center opened
1978 Central Information Center (general library) opened
1981 General Language Education Center opened
1986 Campus LAN completed
1996 Study abroad program (Frontier Spirit Program) inaugurated
1998 Faculty of Global Studies established
2000 Millennium Gate completed
2001 Faculty of Management established
2003 50th Anniversary Pole completed
2005 New study abroad program (Gap Year Program) inaugurated
2006 Accredited by AACSB International
2008 Faculty of Economics established
2012 "Career Advancement Program International" (Internship abroad) started
2016 NUCB Alliance Partner Schools (overseas affiliated schools) achieved over 100 schools

Millennium Gate

50th Anniversary Pole


Our values are

  • Excellence in teaching and research.
  • Continuous quality improvement in enrollment management.
  • Provision of efficient, responsive and effective administration.
  • Determination to being innovative in our pedagogy and social orientation.
  • To promote practical industry-focused teaching and research hand in hand with theoretical considerations.
  • Inculcate ethical values in business and academic practices.
  • To value diversity.
  • To provide education from a global perspective.
  • To attract and maintain a high quality staff.
  • Utilize leading-edge educational technology in teaching and administration.


Year of Enrollment # of New Enrollments # of Graduates # of Int'l Students
2009 909 705 36
2010 1001 788 36
2011 889 782 50
2012 750 752 76
2013 750 793 101
2014 534 793 111
2015 498 720 114
2016 614 614 131
2017 758 618 128