NUCB offers exchange students from our partner schools the opportunity of an unforgettable study abroad experience. Our Exchange Program is designed specifically for international students and is the most varied of its kind in Japan. We offer a wide range of English-taught courses in our undergraduate campus located in the beautiful Nisshin countryside just outside of Nagoya City.
They may have words such as Kanban, Kaizen, or JIT to describe their capability, but it simply fails to do justice to the awe-inspiring spectacle they have in store in Toyota, Japan.
At NUCB, you will have full support from the team at the Center for International Affairs (CIA). The CIA team will help you settle into your new environment, help with any problems you may encounter, give you advice, and ensure that you have an amazing time in Japan.
By studying at NUCB, you will not only be immersed in Japanese culture, but you will join over 100 other students from our 101 partner schools in 47 countries, at the undergraduate level, 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.
In 2006, the Nagoya University of Commerce and Business 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.
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 Center for International Affairs 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: visit to the Toyota manufacturing plant, visit to World Heritage sites in Takayama and Shirakawa-go, visit to the Nagoya Dragons baseball team with VIP seats followed by a lecture from the marketing department, visit to beautiful Kyoto, traditional Japanese tea ceremony and ikebana flower arranging, NUCB's Sagamine Festival, and much more.
Exchange students had the chance to visit a local Japanese Kindergarten and promote internationalization. An unforgettable experience.
Undergraduate international exchange students study in the Global BBA program. Our Global BBA is one of the largest English-taught program in Japan, comprising over 40 different business and liberal arts courses, as well as Japanese language courses each year.
For more details on the curriculum and to view our course syllabus, please click below.
We offer different levels of Japanese language courses (from introductory to advanced) depending on the student's level, to ensure that you can pick up the language in order to deepen your cultural experience in Japan and to improve your skills further.
The course provides an introduction to International Business (IB). Topics include, globalization and IB, issues related to international expansion, cultural differences within international markets as well as implications of different legal systems in international markets. We will examine the reasons behind firmʼs strategic decisions to move abroad such as production, outsourcing or new market exploration.
This course also discusses optimal ways to manage Multinational Corporations (MNCs) according to their size and mode of operations in foreign markets and we will discuss Japanʼs famous MNCs and their evolving management style to expand or retain their market share around the globe.
There is an increasing attention on the creation of innovation amongst large corporation, family business and even startups. However, till date, there is a lack of understanding on how organizations or individuals can create innovation that meets the end users’ needs. The means towards innovation is more than just applying "problem solving approach". Corporate practitioners are required to learn new form of methodological approach that enables them to think and create new products and services that are user-centric and innovative.
“Design Thinking”is a conceptual and practical methodology that has been successfully adopted by companies and institutions across diverse industries.
Japan is third largest economy of the world with amazingly smaller population and area compared to other large economies. Rise of Japanese economy after world war II till the lost decade explains the economic shift from manufacturing sector to services. Japanese electronics giants are now trying to struggle in presence of recent era innovations. On the other hand, service sector companies with stat of the art technology are innovating and expanding aggressively. Besides shift in basic economic structure Japanese business practices are evolving with the passage of time, corporate culture is getting more open and diverse compared to few decades ago.
The course is designed to explain Japan’s economic shift from world largest exporter of manufactured products to consumer-based economy with huge demand for technologically advanced products. Topics from economic change to demographic change, manufacturing to value addition, homogeneity to diversity will be part of cases and discussion. Also, the course can be helpful for the students who want to know about “Rise of Asia” and its impact on world economy.
Strategic thinking might be the most important management skill that, in a globalizing business world where just about everything is changing and the “status quo” is change itself, is a key requirement that provides the boundaries for other business actions. Understanding strategic thinking and doing it well will be a competitive advantage in your careers and in business itself, but ignoring it may be a sure recipe for professional and business failure.
Strategy and Strategic Thinking – There are various definitions/ideas of strategy, but the overall course focus here will be on understanding of how to develop strategic ideas through analyzing core strategy development/implementation pillars:
1. Defining opportunities/problems: Situation Analysis
2. Defining what to achieve: Goals and Objectives
3. Defining how to proceed: Strategy Setting
NUCB undergraduate and graduate exchange students enjoyed a “rice planting” experience in Ena city in Gifu prefecture, one of the most beautiful agricultural sites in Japan.
Greater Nagoya is Japan’s third largest metropolitan area after Tokyo and Osaka. Home to front-running companies such as Toyota, the city and its surroundings are clean, safe, and an exciting area to live in. Located in central Japan, the region functions as the transportation hub of the country making travel to other destinations fast and easy. Moreover, because the area was once the home of warlords in Japan’s ancient times, it is rich in historical sites and Japanese traditional culture, attracting many tourists. A World Heritage site, Shirakawa-go, is within easy reach, and the city of Kyoto is located only 35 minutes away by Shinkansen. As such, Greater Nagoya is a place where a well-balanced synergy between modern and traditional cultures exist.
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Undergraduate classes are held at our Nisshin Campus. Opened in 1968, fifteen years after the formal establishment of NUCB, it is located just east of the city of Nagoya in the rural area of Nisshin city. Nisshin Campus houses a central administration office with a Mosburger and 7-Eleven on the ground floor. Nearby, the Community Pavilion hosts space for meetings, dining occasions, and entertaining special guests to the university. Spread out all over the campus, academic buildings include lecture halls, classrooms, and research centers as well as the Active Learning Center, the Center for Global Communications, the Central Information Center, the General Language Education Center, and the International Exchange Center. Furthermore, the campus includes full athletic facilities to support the many sports and clubs at NUCB. These include two baseball fields, seven tennis courts, a soccer pitch, an American football field, an archery range and a gymnasium.
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), misomikomi udon(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.
Upon application to NUCB, students are automatically allocated a comfortable, single occupancy room in one of NUCB’s international student residences. Meito Dormitory is set in a modern building in the Meito Ward, at the East end of Nagoya City, with easy access to the Sakae entertainment district. Each student room has electronic pass-key locking, bed and bedding, closet, kitchenette, desk and chair, desk lamp, toilet, bath and shower, bookshelves, AC/heater, refrigerator and freezer, balcony and free WIFI access. Washing machines and dryers are shared by floor. As Japanese students live in this dormitory, it is a good choice for those who are interested in making Japanese friends.
Higashiyama Annex Residence is located in a quiet area of Nagoya, outside the city core, called Higashiyama. It is a shared house with 2 living rooms with a wide kitchen attached to each, as well as 2 bathrooms, 1 shower room, and 4 restrooms. It also offers 8 individual rooms, equally divided between Japanese and Exchange female students. Higashiyama Annex is a good opportunity for exchange students to learn Japanese lifestyle and other culture through living together with international and Japanese housemates.
Chiyoda Residence is primarily used as the international dormitory and provides accommodation for 94 international undergraduate and graduate students. Each individual room is fully furnished, including bed and bedding, closet, kitchenette, washing machine, desk and chair, desk lamp, toilet, bath and shower, bookshelves, AC/heater, refrigerator and freezer, balcony and free WIFI access. This residence is located in central Nagoya, so students enjoy the lifestyle of living in near Osu Kannon, Sakae and Tsuruma Park.
NUCB offers housing scholarships to a certain number of exchange students each term. Students are not required to apply for these scholarships as they are automatically considered upon application to NUCB. Please note that many factors are taken into consideration for scholarships allocation – GPA, Letter of Motivation, and resume (all documents you will need to provide in your application). We cannot guarantee that all students will receive a scholarship.
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Hi, my name is Byambasuren Jargalsaikhan and I am from Mongolia. Currently, I am studying business administration at Stockholm University in Sweden. NUCB gives us a unique opportunity to experience the cultural diversity of Japan.
I'm Alessandra Huydts, I am German/Dutch and I study at Rotterdam School of Management. Experiencing new cultures, meeting new people, learning in a different environment and evolving as a result of these external influences are some of the main reasons I wanted to go to Japan, specifically NUCB.
My name is Irmantas, I was born in Lithuania but I am French. I am studying political science, law, and economics in Sciences Po Lille, France. It is currently my 3rd year of study out of 5 in total.
Talha Ahmed Sheikh, Institute of Business Management
My name is Talha Ahmed Sheikh. I am from Pakistan. I am currently enrolled in Institute of Business Management and pursuing my bachelor's degree in business administration.
John Hlady, McMaster University
My name is John Hlady, and I am from Canada! I am majoring in Accounting and working towards a CPA designation at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario Canada.
Radzevich Lizaveta, St. Petersburg University
My name is Lizaveta Radzevich, I am a student of Graduate School of Management, St. Petersburg.
Thais Miasiro, Insper
Hello! My name is Thaís Hatsumi Miasiro and I am from São Paulo, Brazil. I am 20 years old and I am at the last year of Business Management at Insper.
Maria Victoria Perez, University of Navarra
My name is Maria Victoria and I am from Spain. If you have the opportunity to study abroad, I really recommend it. You will not only improve your language skills but you will also make good friends.
Shiza Syed, Institute of Business Management
I'm Shiza Syed, half Japanese and half Pakistani. NUCB not only focuses on academics but also on teaching us about the Japanese culture and its beautiful scenic places.
Jason Chu, University of Alberta
My name is Jason. I'm originally from Canada. I thought that NUCB would be the perfect place to gain a broader perspective of the business world. My experience at NUCB thus far has been incredible.
Chloe Deraedt, IESEG
Hey! I am Chloe and I come from France. I fell in love with Japan five years ago and I have always wanted to go back ever since. NUCB Japanese students are really welcoming and interested in making new friends!
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