INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF JAPAN
IUJ, where the world gathers, is a place where connections between individuals can be built, not only through education but also by living together and learning each other's cultures and values through various campus events. The strong bonds formed with classmates at IUJ will assist your career and life far beyond your graduation. Where the World Cooperates
In May 2023, our students sang “Believe” with local people at the International Festival of IUJ.
Where the World Cooperates
| GSIR Graduate School of International Relations Master's Programs
International Relations Program - MA in International Relations / Political Science International Development Program - MA in International Development / Economics Public Management & Policy Analysis Program - MA in Public Management / Public Policy Japan-Global Development Program - MA in International Relations / Economics / International Development / Public Management International Public Policy Program (1-year Track) - Master of International Public Policy
PhD Programs International Relations Cluster - PhD in International Relations Economics Cluster - PhD in Economics Public Management Cluster - PhD in Public Management
Cross-Registration IUJ’s unique cross-registration system encourages students to take courses from other degree program’s offerings as electives so they can customize their graduate education for their own individual career goals.
| GSIM Graduate School of International Management Master's Programs MBA Program - Master of Business Administration
Intensive MBA Program (1-year Track) - Master of Business Administration Japan-Global Development Program - Master of Business Administration Digital Transformation Program (1-year Track) - Master of Digital Management International Social Entrepreneurship Program - Master of Social Entrepreneurship
Index / Programs
Life in the Heart of Asia
La Ode Rendrian Maharsya (Indonesia) CISION PR Newswire Asia IRP, Class of 2013
Living in Urasa, and studying at IUJ in particular, might be the most memorable two years in my life. Not only did I have a chance to study from the prominent lecturers in the IRP Program, but I was also able to have countryside experiences and build friendships with the local people. ) of Autumn, and the magnificent land of snow ( Yukiguni ) in Winter. For potential IUJ students, you will regret it if you don’t take some time to experience these wonders. I made friends with a local farmer, who eventually became a business partner, and we are still friends today. Urasa and its surrounding mountains offer the Sakura beauty of Spring, the romantic 3 colors Koyo ( 紅葉
I was lucky enough to be a recipient of the Niigata International Association (NIA) Scholarship. However, I also needed to take on part-time jobs to cover my living costs. Nonetheless, I eventually realized that this was a blessing in disguise!
During my time at IUJ, I participated in a variety of extracurricular and off-campus programs. These included being a guest teacher at nearby schools, serving as a member of the Graduate Students Organization (GSO), introducing my traditional culture to others, and assisting in local festivals. Not only did these activities contribute to my financial stability, but also enabled me to balance my academic and non-academic life. This helped me to practice the Japanese language and learn about Japanese culture, which has proven useful for my professional career. IUJ’s Student Services Office supports every student in their search for fulfilling employment : from getting an internship to landing their dream job. IUJ helped me to find a very well paid summer project in a Japanese logistics company in my hometown (Jakarta) at the end of my first year of study. With my master's degree and my much improved Japanese skills, it didn’t take long for me to find work. In fact, right after I graduated, I was accepted at one of Japan’s largest trading companies! And the rest is history!
Global Experience in Japan
My IUJ experience from 2019 to 2021 taught me to know myself better and to use this knowledge to leverage my strengths and grasp my weaknesses, enabling me to improve one step at a time. In IUJ, students are exposed to contrasting cultures and upbringing, sometimes even within their national communities. Such exposure helps one to re-evaluate their thought processes and gain independence. Knowing your values and how you operate is fundamental to confidence building so that, no matter where you go, you can stay true to yourself while adding value to any community. IUJ’s 2-year MBA program offers a comfortable and productive environment to learn to interact with people and listen to others as part of the communication process. The program’s group-centric approach lets you simulate real-life corporate discussions especially when diverse groups are involved in a project. Developing strong communication skills can help you in your career as you understand that perfect grammar and language are not the most important factors when conveying a message. You can have the brightest idea in a group, but if you do not know how to share and make the people around you understand your vision, it will be difficult to shine. Engage yourself in open conversations, learn from others, and embrace the chaos different perspectives offer. It is much better and easier to hone your conflict management skills in an academic environment when key performance indicators (KPIs) and corporate targets do not add to the pressure. Furthermore, I have learned while doing my graduation research report that, when multicultural groups (as compared to homogenous groups) first work together, they tend to be inefficient. This is due to members’ conflicting management and communication styles. However, when these hurdles are overcome, improved productivity is achieved. Whether they want to stay in Japan or another country, I believe IUJ students can position the university’s multicultural experience to their advantage as more corporate strategies are headed toward diversity and inclusion. For those who see themselves staying in Japan, it is definitely beneficial to study the language as much as you can. Most Japanese companies are still in the early stages of this global change, so it will be less frustrating if you can equip yourself with all the tools on offer to students at IUJ.
Marquez, Veronica Masilongan (Philippines) JERA Co., Inc. MBA, Class of 2021
IRP International Relations Program IRP trains individuals to become outstanding practitioners and scholars to deal with global challenges GSIR The International Relations Program (IRP) offers two 2-year MA degrees, one in International Relations (IR), and the other in Political Science (PS). IR students, taking the core courses for the IR degree, acquire the basic concepts and theories of international relations, empirical knowledge, and analytical skills. All of these are necessary to understand the diverse aspects of international relations. PS students take core courses for the PS degree, which cover PS topics such as comparative politics, political institutions, political theory, and methodology, with a strong focus on methodology. PS students thereby acquire sufficient methodological skills to analyze diverse issues in political science. Additionally, the IRP offers various elective courses. IR degree students can choose courses to focus on particular thematic or regional issues to analyze and understand dynamic, complex contemporary international affairs. Those courses seek to provide more advanced, specific, and up-to-date studies corresponding with the multi-disciplinary nature of the international relations field. PS degree students can choose courses in international relations and international political economy, thereby further broadening their knowledge in political science.
In general, IRP students are expected to develop the capacity to analyze diverse global challenges and propose policy solutions for them, whether from an IR perspective or a PS perspective.
NOTE : The curriculum may be subject to change.
MA in International Relations or MA in Political Science 40 credits & Thesis / 44 credits & Research Report
Core : 16 credits
Elective : 18(22) credits
Seminar : 6 credits
Core for IR
Core for PS
- Comparative Government and Politics - Foreign Policy Analysis - History of International Relations - Human Rights and Global Justice : Cultures, Gender, and Equality - International Organization - International Political Economy - International Politics - International Security in a Digitized World
- Applied Econometrics or Econometrics - Comparative Government and Politics - Local Government and Public Service - Political Institutions and Governance - Political Theory - Public Administration
- Research Methods - Statistical Methods
Elective (IRP common courses)
- American Foreign Policy - Analysis of Development Policies and Programs - Chinese Foreign Policy - Cross-cultural Communication - Diplomacy and Statecraft - Qualitative Methods - Environment, Sustainable Development, and Human Security - Essentials of Economics - Evolution of Modern Strategy - Global Issues : UNU Global Seminar
- History of Global Political Economy - International Law - International Relations and Foreign Policy of Japan - International Relations in Eurasia - Issues in African Development - Japanese Development Cooperation : Implementation and Practice
- Japanese National Security Policy - Modern Japan in the World - Politico-economic History of Japan's Modernization - Postwar Japanese Politics - Public Human Resource Management - Qualitative Methods - Refugees, Migrants, and Human Security - Security and Strategy : National and International - Social Issues in Contemporary Japan : Modern and Postmodern
- Japanese Government and Politics - Japanese International Development Cooperation
Easwaran, Jyothika (India)
Bachelor of Arts in History from Stella Maris College, Chennai, India
The program has challenged me to think critically, helped me explore my research interests, and changed the way I approach and/or understand issues that affect the international community. Multilateral security arrangements in the Indo-Pacific region, specifically the Quadrilateral Security Dialogue International Politics (Prof. Maung Aung Myoe) The course is an excellent way to become acquainted with the fundamental theories of International Relations and how they offer different perspectives to understanding IR- related concepts. To remain in academia, hopefully to pursue a PhD in International Relations
International Relations Program
IDP International Development Program
The International Development Program (IDP) offers two 2-year MA degrees: International Development (ID) and Economics (ECO). Students are required to complete coursework (at least 40 credits) and write a thesis or research report using a quantitative approach. Students develop skills and knowledge for making economic/public policy as professionals The ID track offers various development-related courses in economics, regional science, and related fields. Throughout their studies, students learn how to evaluate current policies and design more effective ones to encourage economic growth and social development in developing countries. The ECO track emphasizes modern economic theories and their applications. Students learn applied macroeconomics, comprising fiscal policy and international finance, as well as empirical microeconomics including labor, health, and environmental issues to understand and analyze current issues. Both degree tracks aim to equip students with advanced knowledge and skills so that they will tackle and overcome the problems they are facing as new leaders in both the public and private sectors. The ECO also offers the Macroeconomic-Policy Program (MPP), a special master's program established in cooperation with the IMF (International Monetary Fund). The MPP is designed to provide professionals from central banks, finance ministries, international organizations, and private financial institutions with academic training in the field of macroeconomics.
NOTE : The curriculum may be subject to change.
MA in International Development or MA in Economics 40 credits & Thesis / 44 credits & Research Report
Core : 16 credits (ID) / 14 credits (Eco)
Elective : 18 (22) credits (ID) / 20 (24) credits (Eco) Seminar : 6 credits
- Development Economics (ID) - Econometrics - International Trade (ID) - Macroeconomics I : Income Theory
- Macroeconomics II : Business Cycle and Growth Theory - Mathematics for Economics and Management (Eco)
- Microeconomics I : Price Theory - Microeconomics II : Strategic Behavior and
Information Analysis - Statistical Methods
Elective (IDP common courses)
- A gricultural Economics and Resource Revenue Management - Analysis of Development Policy and Programs
- Industrial Organization and Policy Analysis - Inequality and Poverty : Measurement and Applications - Interactions, Institutions, and Economic Development - International Finance - Issues in African Development - Japanese Corporate Finance and Financial System - Japanese International Development Cooperation
- Japan's Education System - Labor Economics - Macroeconomic Modeling and Forecasting - Macroeconomics and Policy Analysis - Monetary Economics and Policy Analysis - Monetary Policy in Developing Countries - Policy Evaluation - Public Finance - Public Finance and Budgeting - Research Methods - Roles of Government and Entrepreneurs in Development - Time Series Analysis
- Business Presentation - Cost Benefit Analysis
- Cross-sectional and Panel Data Analysis - Environmental and Health Economics - Evolving Development Paradigms and Changing Operational Strategies of Development Organizations - Financial System and Financial Regulation - Global Market Seminar
Erkhembaatar, Gongor (Mongolia) Pre-IUJ
Senior supervisor in Supervision department of the Central Bank of Mongolia Students acquire theoretical knowledge and analytical skills in research and analysis of economic and social decision-making issues. The program allows students to choose from 2 areas : International Development and Economics.
Applying micro and macro stress tests in bank financial reports
Macroeconomics I （ Associate Professor Chien-Yu Huang) The course covers both short and long-run macroeconomic topics which are useful for analyzing economic events and public policy models. I will return to my workplace in Mongolia and contribute to the activities of regulation in the banking sector.
International Development Program
PMPP Public Management and Policy Analysis Program
PMPP is designed for future leaders of public and non-profit organizations in the era of globalization and digitalization
The Public Management and Policy Analysis Program (PMPP) offers 2-year master's degrees : MA in Public Management (PM) and MA in Public Policy (PP). Students are required to complete coursework and write either a thesis or research report that can be chosen from a wide range of managerial or policy issues. The PMPP provides students with the knowledge and skills that are necessary to be good managers in public and non-profit organizations. Basic courses include Introduction to Policy Analysis, Public Policy Process, Statistical Methods, Econometrics, and Microeconomics I. The PM additionally requires Managing Public Organizations, Public Administration, and Public Finance and Budgeting to learn better ways to improve public service delivery, while students in the PP truck must take Cost Benefit Analysis, Introduction to Policy Modeling, and Policy Evaluation to understand policy-making and implementation.
NOTE : The curriculum may be subject to change.
MA in Public Management or MA in Public Policy 40 credits & Thesis / 44 credits & Research Report
Core : 16 credits
Elective : 18 (22) credits
Seminar : 6 credits
- (Applied) Econometrics - Cost Benefit Analysis (PP) - Introduction to Policy Analysis - Introduction to Policy Modeling (PP)
- Managing Public Organizations (PM) - Microeconomics I : Price Theory - Policy Evaluation (PP) - Public Administration (PM)
- Public Finance and Budgeting (PM) - Public Policy Process - Statistical Methods
Elective (PMPP common courses)
- A sian Perspective of Public Governance - Environmental Policy and Disaster Management - Industrial Organization and Policy Analysis - Information Policy and Management
- Japanese Government and Politics - Leadership in the Public Policy
- Public Human Resource Management - Public Organization Theory - Qualitative Methods - Research Methods - Survey Data Analysis
- Local Government and Public Service - Macroeconomics I : Income Theory - Mathematics for Economics and Management - Performance Management - Political Institutions and Governance
Pham Khanh Huyen (Viet Nam)
Education Quality Management Official, Ministry of Education and Training, Viet Nam The PMPP equips students with essential skills and experiences in public policy and administration. Public Management and Public Policy tracks help students detect and solve practical issues in the public sector.
Enhancing public services quality in the education field in Viet Nam.
Public Policy Process (Prof. Seunghoo Lim) The Professor’s profound knowledge combined with logical ways of delivery makes the process of understanding sophisticated concepts enjoyable and engrossing. I would like to contribute to the education quality enhancement procedure.
Public Management and Policy analysis Program
IPPP International Public Policy Program 1-year Track
A one-year mid-career program designed for future governmental leaders in collaboration with JICA
The International Public Policy Program is a one-year mid-career program, designed for diplomats and government officials of countries in Asia, the Pacific, and around the world. It is a program that has been developed through close consultation between IUJ and the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA). Students in this program will choose their concentration areas (either "International Affairs" or "Public Policy"), depending on their professional backgrounds and career goals, and study various disciplinary-related courses in their respective fields. They will also be able to take a variety of issue-oriented courses as electives, choosing from a wide range of offerings at IUJ. In summer, toward the end of their one-year study program, students will participate in intensive capstone courses, some of which will be delivered by specially invited experts in their field. Students will be given opportunities to discuss global issues, such as the changing international political and economic landscape and global environmental challenges. Thus, the program will not only encourage students to look back on and systematize their professional experiences, but also enable students to incorporate these experiences into a body of knowledge with which they can further their professional capabilities. The program will also help the students to develop their capabilities to think about and discuss various international public policy issues from long-term, broad, and diverse perspectives.
NOTE : The curriculum may be subject to change.
Elective : 30 credits (Basic (10) + Other Elective (20))
Master of International Public Policy 32 credits & Research Report
Seminar : 2 credits
Elective Basic Courses
- Human Rights and Global Justice : Cultures, Gender, and Equality - International Organizations - International Politics
< Summer Capstone Courses> - Geopolitics in the Contemporary World
- Future of Capitalism - Understanding China
- Introduction to Policy Analysis - Microeconomics I : Price theory - Public Policy Process - Security and Strategy : National and International - Statistical Methods
- Comparative Government and Politics - Diplomacy and Statecraft - Environment, Sustainable Development, and Human Security - Foreign Policy Analysis
- Asian Perspective of Public Governance - Applied Econometrics or Econometrics - Cost Benefit Analysis - Information Policy and Management - Introduction to Policy Modeling - Leadership in the Public Sector - Local Government and Public Service - Managing Public Organizations - Political Institutions and Governance - Public Human Resource Management - Public Organization Theory - Qualitative Methods
- History of Global Political Economy - History of International Relations - International Law - International Political Economy - International Security in a Digitized World - Political Theory - Qualitative Methods - Refugees, Migrants, and Human Security
Makisi, Taniela Taulanga (Tonga)
Principal Human Resource Officer, HRM Division, Public Service Commission - Tonga The program has two concentrations, International Affairs and Public Policy. Both programs have their own advantages, especially for civil servants. It will not only enhance your existing knowledge and skills, but it will transform you personally and professionally with the guidance of incredible and experienced professors. Employee perceptions towards the implementation of the Classification of Positions Framework within the Tonga Public Service Leadership in the Public Sector (Prof. Jiwon Jung) As future leaders, this course will elevate your leadership style and skills to make a difference in managing public organizations and be able to apply a public service perspective in policy debates and policy issues. Upon completion of studies, I will return to my post at the Public Service Commission - Tonga.
International Public Policy Program
The PhD Program is dedicated to developing high-level research abilities for a wide range of contemporary international issues through rigorous academic training. It also helps students acquire a long-term vision of a rapidly changing world with diverse perspectives in global contexts. Targeting future leaders in international organizations, public organizations and/or governments, the PhD Program aims at fostering high-level professionals who play an important role in the international arena with theoretical, analytical, and practical abilities as well as advance researchers to be able to operate effectively in an international society. All courses are conducted in English. The PhD program, according to specialized research areas, consists of 3 clusters that are extensions of our 3 existing master’s programs in GSIR, i.e., “International Relations Program,” “International Development Program”, and “Public Management and Policy Analysis Program.” PhD PhD Program GSIR
International Relations Cluster (PhD in International Relations)
Economics Cluster (PhD in Economics)
Public Management Cluster (PhD in Public Management)
Fosters researchers with specialized knowledge and high-level research abilities in the increasingly complex field of International Relations, including security, and provides those professionals with the above-mentioned knowledge and abilities which can be applied to relevant jobs (such as security policy formulation) and be implemented in such places as international organizations and government bodies.
Fosters researchers with specialized knowledge and high-level research abilities in Economics including quantitative and statistical methods, and provides those professionals with the above-mentioned knowledge and abilities which can be applied to relevant jobs (such as economic development or economic policy formulation) in such places as international organizations and government bodies.
Fosters researchers with specialized knowledge and high-level research abilities in Public Management, and provides those professionals with the above-mentioned knowledge and abilities which can be applied to relevant jobs (such as effective management) in such places as international organizations and government bodies.
The PhD curriculum consists of Core Required Courses and PhD Dissertation Advanced Seminars. The Courseworks is designed to give students high level specialized and scholastic knowledge and research capability required for PhD candidates. The PhD Dissertation Advanced Seminars are designed to give students guidance for writing a PhD dissertation. Curriculum & Degree Requirements
① Core Required Courses : 6 credits (3 courses)
International Relations Cluster
Public Management Cluster
- Advanced Macroeconomics (Fall, 1 st year) - Advanced Microeconomics (Winter, 1 st year) - Advanced Econometrics (Spring, 1 st year)
- Advanced Politics and Governance (Fall, 1 st year) - Advanced Public Management (Winter, 1 st year) - Advanced Public Policy Process (Spring, 1 st year)
- Advanced Studies in Theories in International Relations (Fall, 1 st year) - Advanced Studies in International Political Economy (Winter, 1 st year) - Advanced Studies in Human Rights and Global Justice (Spring, 1 st Year)
② PhD Dissertation Advanced Seminars : 9 credits (3 courses)
- PhD Dissertation Advanced Seminar II (2 nd full year)
- PhD Dissertation Advanced Seminar III (3 rd full year)
- PhD Dissertation Advanced Seminar I (1 st full year)
③ Comprehensive Examination To pass the PhD candidate examination conducted at the end of 1 st year. Candidates will be given a second chance during the 2 nd year to take this examination if they fail the examination in the 1 st year. ④ Final Examination To pass the evaluation and the final examination of their PhD dissertation. The PhD dissertation is, in principle, comprised of three academic papers, one of which must be accepted by a refereed academic journal. * See our website (https://www.iuj.ac.jp/phd1/phd/index_en.html) for details of the 3-year schedule
Ballo, Bocar Dit Binke (Mali)
Agent, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Department of Asia-Oceania , Mali
IUJ's Ph.D. in International Relations program offers a high-level understanding of theories and practices, developing research capability and analytical skills, interdisciplinary approaches, and opportunities to present their research at prestigious conferences and publish their findings.
The Impact of Governance on Global Economic Integration
I am eager to continue honing my diplomatic skills and furthering my career in diplomacy within the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
GSIR Faculty Profiles
* PhD Faculty Member Note : Courses assigned are subject to change.
International Relations Program Nawalage S. Cooray * Professor Ph.D. in Economics, University of Nagoya, Japan, 1996 Courses : Essentials of Economics, International Political Economy, Macroeconomic Modeling and Forecasting Hiroshi Kato Professor Master of Arts in Public administration, Harvard John F. Kennedy School of Government, 1988 Courses : International Organization, Japanese International Development Cooperation, Analysis of Development Policies and Programs, Issues in African Development, Understanding China Vida Macikenaite * Assistant Professor Ph.D. in Media and Governance, Keio University, 2015 Courses : Comparative Government and Politics, Chinese Foreign Policy, International Relations in Eurasia Maung Aung Myoe * Dean and Professor Ph.D. in Political Science and International Relations, Australian National University, 2000 Courses : Foreign Policy Analysis, International Politics, Global Issues : UNU Global Seminar, Diplomacy and Statecraft, Security and Strategy : National and International Motohide Saji * Professor Ph.D. in Political Science, University of Chicago, 2006 Courses : Human Rights and Global Justice : Cultures, Gender, and Equality, Political Theory, Social Issues in Contemporary Japan : Modern and Postmodern Tomohito Shinoda * Professor Ph.D. in International Relations, Johns Hopkins University, 1994 Courses : History of International Relations, American Foreign Policy, Postwar Japanese Politics, International Relations and Foreign Policy of Japan Noboru Yamaguchi Professor Master of Arts, Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, 1988 Courses : International Security in a Digitized World, Japanese National Security Policy,
International Development Program Hideaki Goto * Professor Ph.D. in Applied Economics, Cornell University, 2009 Courses : Microeconomics I : Price Theory, Development Economics, Interactions, Institutions, and Economic Development, Global Market Seminar Chien-Yu Huang * Associate Professor Ph.D. in Economics, North Carolina State University, 2012 Courses : Macroeconomics I : Income Theory, Macroeconomics and Policy Analysis, Time Series Analysis Yusuke Jinnai * Associate Professor Ph.D. in Economics, University of Rochester, 2013 Courses : Statistical Methods, Labor Economics, Japan’s Education System, Policy Evaluation Robert F. Kane * Associate Professor Ph.D. in Economics, North Carolina State University, 2013 Courses : Mathematics for Economics and Management, International Trade, Development Policy and Globalization Ching-Yang Lin * Associate Professor Ph.D. in Economics, University of Wisconsin- Madison, 2010 Courses : Monetary Economics and Policy Analysis, Macroeconomics II : Business Cycle and Growth Theory, Monetary Policy in Developing Countries Cheng-Tao Tang * Assistant Professor Ph.D. in Economics, School of Economics, UNSW, 2016 Courses : Microeconomics II : Strategic Behavior and Information Analysis, Cost Benefit Analysis, Industrial Organization and Policy Analysis Norio Usui * Professor Ph.D. in Agricultural Economics, University of Tokyo, 1996 Courses : Public Finance, Agricultural Development and Resource Revenue Management, Evolving Development Paradigms and Changing Operational Strategies of Development Organizations, Roles of Government and Entrepreneurs in Development Chun Yee (Jenny) Wong * Assistant Professor Ph.D. in Economics, University of New South Wales, 2013 Courses : Econometrics, Applied Econometrics, Cross-Sectional and Panel Data Analysis, Environmental and Health Economics Akira Ariyoshi IR Specially Appointed Professor Ph.D. in Economics, University of Oxford, 1981 Courses : International Finance, Financial System and Financial Regulation
Public Management and
Policy Analysis Program
Jiwong Jung * Associate Professor Ph.D. in Public Administration and Policy, Arizona State University, 2020 Courses : Public Human Resource Management, Leadership in the Public Sector, Research Methods Seunghoo Lim * Professor Ph.D. in Public Administration, Florida State University, 2015 Courses : Public Finance and Budgeting, Public Policy P rocess, Environmental Policy and Disaster Management Ayako Nakamura Assistant Professor Ph.D. in Politics, University of Exeter, 2012 Courses : Public Administration, Public Organization Theory, Performance Management Hun Myoung Park * Associate Professor Ph.D. in Public Policy, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana, May 2007 Courses : Information Policy and Management, Introduction to Policy Analysis, Introduction to Policy Modeling, Survey Data Analysis Kyohei Yamada * Professor Ph.D. in Political Science, Yale University, 2013 Courses : Local Government and Public Service, Japanese Government and Politics, Political Institutions and Governance
Chengwei Xu Assistant Professor
Ph.D. in Public Policy and Global Affairs, Nanyang Technological University, 2018 Courses : Asian Perspective of Public Governance, Managing Public Organizations, Qualitative Methods
Evolution of Modern Strategy Masayuki Tadokoro IR Specially Appointed Professor
Ph. D. in Law, Kyoto University, 1998 Courses : Contemporary Issues of World Politics, History of Global Political Economy, Geopolitics in the Contemporary World, Politico-economic History of Japan's Modernization, Postwar Japanese Economic Statecraft
Special Lecture Series (2022) Year/Month Speaker
Masato Morihira Senior Researcher World Heritage Inscription Promotion Office, Cultural Administration Division, Niigata Prefectural Board of Education
History and legacy of Sado
Marie Lall Professor University College London, University of London
Indian Foreign Policy and the War in Ukraine Supervisory Response to Fintech and Climate Financing Japan's development cooperation as seen on the ground Putting Human Security into Practice in Africa: a reflection from the ground For Sustainable Production of Cacao National Security Strategy (NSS): Reviewing NSS 2013 for proposals for the next NSS Government performance and citizens' perceptions Japan's roles in Korean Modernization International Organizations and a changing global landscape The Structural Changes of Government 1980-2020: the Experience of Germany
Yuta Takanashi Director for International Digital Strategy and Policy Financial Services Agency
Masanobu Kiyoka Technical Advisor Japan International Cooperation Agency Atsushi Hanatani Senior Research Fellow JICA Research Institute
Yosuke Kobayashi Deputy Director and Senior Director Office for Foreign Human Resources, Domestic Strategy and Partnership Department, JICA Koichi Isobe Lieutenant General (ret.), JGSDF, Former Commanding General, Eastern Army; Former Vice Chief, Joint Staff Formerly Ministry of Defense
Shugo Shinohara Associate Professor SFC Keio University
Allan Song Senior Program Officer for International Security and Foreign Policy Program Smith Richardson Foundation
Yuichi Hosoya Faculty of Law, Department of Political Science Keio University
Julia Fleischer Professor and Chair in German Politics and Government The Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences, University of Potsdam
GSIR Faculty Profiles
MBA MBA Program
Leverage emerging markets for global advantage
Since its founding as the first US-style business school in Japan, IUJ’s MBA program has bridged management thinking between international and Japanese business communities. It has helped international students access Japanese job markets and Japanese companies expand their business to global markets. Leading the fast-changing environment, it has developed the latest rigorous ideas and disseminated them widely. As a result, the program has earned much recognitions from outside accreditors like The Economist's "Top 100 Business Schools" and AACSB International, not to mention praise from its stakeholders. The curriculum emphasizes ‘Leveraging Emerging Markets for Global Advantage’. It focuses on the knowledge, skills, and mindset required to take the best advantage of the world's fastest-growing economies. Updated program contents have added a new critical element that exposes students to the impact of digital transformation and the 4 th industrial revolution to better handle technological challenges. The program also integrates socially responsible business leadership into the curriculum and supports sustainable growth and development. The first year of the MBA Program is devoted to foundation building. Students tackle the essentials of management with an emphasis on global leadership and emerging markets through case studies that regularly include cases on business in Asia, Africa, and Latin America. In addition, with case-based group discussions, students experience cross-culture communication and global team leadership. Students begin to customize their courses for their career goals from the Spring term in the first year and choose one or more specialization paths. They are also encouraged to take part in the solid Japanese language program offered by our dedicated faculty to blend smoothly into Japanese corporate culture and enhance their employability.
1 st year Winter
2 nd year
Master of Business Administration 40 credits & Thesis / 44 credits & Research Report
Core : 19 credits
Elective : 15 (19) credits
Seminar : 6 credits
- Corporate Finance - Corporate Social Responsibility - Data Analytics for Business
- Financial Accounting / Financial Reporting - International Management
- Managerial Accounting - Marketing Management - Operations Management
- Organizational Behavior - Strategic Management
Elective (MBA- IMBA
- Advertising Management - Agriculture Business and Policy in Japan - AI for Business - Applied Econometrics - Big Data Analytics - Business Leaders in Japan - Business Presentation - Competing in Emerging Markets - Consumer Behavior - Corporate Strategy in a Technology and Digital Era
- Entrepreneurship & Small Business Development - Entrepreneurship and Innovation - Environmental Policy and Disaster Management - Essentials of Economics - Ethics and CSR of Digital Business - Finance and Technology - Financial Statement and Business Analysis - Global Strategy in the Digital Age - Human Resource and Global Talent Management - Information Policy and Management
- Cross-sectional and Panel Data Analysis - Customer Relationship Management - Data Analysis with Python - Data Management and Modelling - Data-driven Organization - Digital Marketing and Customer Journey - Digital Platform and Digital Business Models - Digital Supply Chain Management - Econometrics - Entrepreneurial and Venture Finance
Pramodhya Bandara Dissanayake (Sri Lanka) Pre-IUJ
Sudeesa, Project Manager - Community Development
IUJ's MBA is not just another MBA. As a student I have gained a true international exposure by studying with people from 70 different countries. The curriculum itself is built to create future leaders. How entrepreneurship works towards promoting inclusive and sustainable economic growth, employment and ethical work in the developing countries Strategic Management (Prof. Gaku Funabashi) This course encourages students to think strategically in order to deal with real business world scenarios.
I would like to become an entrepreneur.
GSIM Educating innovative and responsible leaders equipped with a global network IMBA Intensive MBA Program 1-year Track The COVID Pandemic and rapid digitalization of business processes are inducing a paradigm shift in the way we conduct business. Corporations are placing increasing emphasis on environmental, social, and governance (ESG) issues. The post-COVID-19 business environment requires managers to be cognizant of ESG issues and integrate them into business performance. IUJ's IMBA program prepares future leaders to meet these new challenges. The 12-month IMBA program curriculum is compact, rigorous, and demanding. We believe in building core competencies that enable managers to dive deeply into innovative business solutions for their business. At IUJ, cases are used to better prepare managers to apply what they have learned to real business situations. The cases focus on issues in both advanced economies and emerging markets in Asia, Africa, and Latin America. At IUJ, students from diverse nationalities work, play, and learn together on a daily basis. Summer capstone courses are the final wrap-up for the IMBA program. An IUJ graduate gains the unique benefit of establishing a global network with classmates hailing from over 70 countries. Our alumni services allow our graduates to access our strong IUJ alumni network and to participate in seminar series focused on current trending topics. Join our IUJ family and immerse yourself in a fun place where the world gathers to acquire new professional skills and develop life-long relationships.
NOTE : The curriculum may be subject to change.
Core : 11 credits Elective : 16 credits
Master of Business Administration 32 credits & Research Report
Research Seminar : 2 credits
Capstone : 3 credits
- International Management - Organizational Behavior
- Strategic Management - Strategies for Digital Disruption
- International Career Development - Leadership Bootcamp - Strategy Simulation
- C orporate Social Responsibility - Financial Accounting / Financial Reporting
- International Finance - Investment and Machine Learning - Japanese Corporate Finance and Financial System - Japanese Style Management and Corporate Governance - Japan's Frontier of Digital Society - Japan's Major industries and Human Resource Practices - Leadership - Macroeconomics I : Income Theory - Management for Digital Transformation - Managing Product Development
- Research Methods - Risk Management - Service Management
- Managing Public Organizations - Marketing Intelligence - Marketing Research - Monozukuri (Manufacturing) Management in Japan - Negotiation Strategy - New Business Creation and Venturing - Portfolio Management - Primer for Industrial Development Policy
- Small to Medium-sized Firms in Japan - Sustainability Transformation Strategy - Sustainable Finance - World Landscape of the Digital Industry
Sumita, Yasuko (Japan) Pre-IUJ
MOS FOOD SERVICES, INC.
This program comprehensively covers each field of marketing, finance, and management, with a requirement of practical business experience. Students can deepen their academic knowledge through group work with international students.
Turnover rate and working conditions in the Japanese food industry
Japanese Style Management and Corporate Governance (Prof. Hyunkoo Lee) This course provides opportunities to learn about unique Japanese corporate culture, such as lifetime employment. I would like to contribute to local communities through international business.
Intensive MBA Program
Lead a global business in the digital society DXP Digital Transformation Program 1-year Track
Advances in digital technologies have drastically changed almost every aspect of our society, including industrial structure, business strategies, jobs, and work styles. Organizations can no longer delay their digital transformations. The digital future is here right now. It is estimated that nearly 40% of all businesses may disappear in the next ten years if they do not accommodate new digital technologies. At the same time, this period provides a rare opportunity for small-to medium-sized companies to narrow the gap with larger competitors. After nearly 20 years of offering its globally top-ranked e-Business Management Program, GSIM launched a new Digital Transformation Program (DXP) in 2021. It nurtures future leaders who can lead a global business in a digital society by integrating digital technologies and management skills. Instructors in the DXP are faculties familiar with cutting-edge digital technologies, invited industrial practitioners, and guest speakers from across the world. The pedagogy includes case methods, simulations, and team projects. Our graduates gain hands-on experience with new digital technologies (e.g., data science, Big Data, AI, blockchain, AI, cloud computing, cybersecurity, etc.). They also learn digital business models, entrepreneurship, digital strategies, organizational design for digital transformation, FinTech, digital marketing, and more. There is high demand for new hires with knowledge of digital transformation. Career paths for graduates include managers in IT departments, managers in charge of implementing digital transformations, IT specialists who consult about technology projects, and entrepreneurs who start tech businesses.
NOTE : The curriculum may be subject to change.
Core : 12 credits Elective : 14 credits
Master of Digital Management 32 credits & Research Report
Research Seminar : 2 credits
Capstone : 4 credits
- Business Core - Data Analytics for Business - Data Analysis with Python
- Digital Platform and Digital Business Models - Entrepreneurship and Innovation - Management for Digital Transformation
- Ethics and CSR of Digital Business - Global Strategy in the Digital Age
- Leadership Bootcamp - World Landscape of the Digital Industry
- AI for Business - Big Data Analytics - Corporate Finance - Customer Relationship Management - Data-driven Organization - Data Management and Modelling
- Digital Marketing and Customer Journey - Digital Supply Chain Management - Entrepreneurship & Small Business Development - Finance and Technology - Financial Accounting
- Human Resource and Global Talent Management - Information Policy and Management - International Security in a Digitized World - Investment and Machine Learning
- Japan's Frontier of Digital Society - Marketing Management - New Business Creation and Venturing - Strategic Management - Strategies for Digital Disruption - Sustainable Finance
Kobia, Dennis Kimathi (Kenya)
IT consultant for a logistics company
The DXP is a one-year program, which combines the business and IT courses to teach about the latest technology trends in industry 4.0 and how to utilize the knowledge learnt in a real-life setting.
ChatGPT: A Quantitative Analysis of AI Responses.
AI for Business (Prof. Zaw Zaw Aung) You will learn from interesting business cases and program with AI tools such as ChatGPT, Vision AI, and Tensorflow, all which are applicable in real life. I plan on advancing my consultancy career here in Japan, preferably in an international firm.
Digital Transformation Program
GSIM Faculty Profiles
Note : Courses assigned are subjecet to change.
Shinichi Hirose Professor Ph.D. in Management, Keio University, 2012
Zaw Zaw Aung Associate Professor
Ph.D. in Engineering, Nagaoka University of Technology, 2010 Courses : AI for Business, Big Data Analytics, Data Management and Modelling, Data-driven Organization, Digital Platform and Digital Business Models Yuen Leng Chow Associate Professor Ph.D. in Business Administration, Pennsylvania State University, 2008 Courses : Entrepreneurial and Venture Finance, Finance and Technology, Portfolio Management, Sustainable Finance Hongwei Chuang Associate Professor Ph.D. in Finance, National Taiwan University, 2011 Courses : Business Core, Corporate Finance, Data Analysis with Python, Investment and Machine Learning, Risk Management Alessandro Comai Associate Professor Ph.D. in Management Sciences, ESADE – Ramon Llull University, 2016 Courses : Business Core, Digital Marketing and Customer Journey, Marketing Intelligence, Marketing Management Gaku Funabashi Associate Professor Ph.D. in International Studies, University of Tokyo, 2014 Courses : Local Resources and Social Business, Primer for Industrial Development Policy, Sustainability Transformation Strategy, Small to Medium-sized Firms in Japan Benjamin Sheehan Assistant Professor Ph.D. in Marketing, Queensland University of Technology, 2022 Courses : Advertising Management, Consumer Behavior, Customer Relationship Management, Marketing Research Toshiro Wakayama
Courses : Business Core, Human Resource and Global Talent Management, Organizational Behavior, Service Management Takeo Kikkawa Professor Ph.D. in Economics, University of Tokyo, 1996 Courses : Business Leaders in Japan, Entrepreneurship and Innovation Hyunkoo Lee Dean and Professor Ph.D. in Accounting, Carnegie Mellon University, 1998 Courses : Financial Accounting, Financial Reporting, Financial Statement and Business Analysis, Japanese Style Management and Corporate Governance, Managerial Accounting Wenkai Li Professor Ph.D. in Engineering, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, 2004 Courses : Data Analytics for Business, Digital Supply Chain Management, Managing Product Development, Operations Management Tsutomu Yokose Professor MBA, Keio University, 1994 Courses : Agriculture Business and Policy in Japan, Corporate Social Responsibility, Japan’s Major Industries and Human Resource Practices, Leadership, Leadership Bootcamp, Negotiation Strategy Yingying Zhang Zhang Professor Ph.D. in Management Sciences, ESADE – Ramon Llull University, 2008 Courses : Competing in Emerging Markets, Corporate Strategy in a Technology and Digital Era, International Management
Specially Appointed Professor Ph.D., Syracuse University, 1989
Courses : Global Strategy in the Digital Age, New Business Creation and Venturing, Strategic Management, Strategies for Digital Disruption
Special Lecture Series in 2022 Year/Month Speaker
Tim Garrett Principal Diversified Performance Solutions, LLC
Minoru Suzuki CEO Arima-Kogen Hospital
The reality of medical staff and patients at a hospital
Clara Biddau Strategy Pharmaceuticals - Global Portfolio Management Bayer AG
Competitive intelligence in Pharma industry
Paul Kraft Japan Country Manager HARIBO Asia Pacific Pte. Ltd.
Marketing strategy of HARIBO in Japan
Masahiro Okuda Snow Safari
Sustainable Finance Trends
XiaoPing Chen Professor of Management Foster School of Business, University of Washington XiaoPing Chen Professor of Management Foster School of Business, University of Washington
The Paradox of Culture Constraints
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