IUJ brochures 2021-2022

International University of Japan


Going Forward beyond 40th Anniversary

president’s m e s s a g e

Next year, our university celebrates its 40th year anniversary. Since its founding, we have kept “Educating Global Leaders” as our basic mission, which our founder Sohei Nakayama set. We have welcomed many students from all over the world and our graduates have been making many significant contributions in various countries. Our student composition, however, has changed from Japanese student majority in the early period to foreign student majority in recent years with many from Asia and Africa. This change reflects our efforts to provide an educational environment fitting to those students who want to study in Japan but also want to receive world-standard graduate education in English.


Hiroyuki Itami President of IUJ

Capitalizing on this past, we are trying to improve our educational contents even further. This year, we open two new master programs, Digital Transformation Program and International Social Entrepreneur- ship Program, at GSIM and next year we will open International Public Policy Program at GSIR. Our intention is to cope with the changing educa- tional needs in the global society. We also have our educational policy of “Learn about the world and learn about Japan”. We not only provide many courses to learn world standard theories, but also have been expanding courses in which our students can learn the logics of Japan’s developments in various fields. Beyond our 40th anniversary, we will continue to strive for further development of our university.

a b o u t I U J

Where the World Gathers

Master � s Programs Internationally Recognized Full Scholarships

The International University of Japan (IUJ) was created in 1982, as Japan’s first graduate-school-only university, by bold leaders with a unique vision representing business, government and world organizations. IUJ equips students with interdisciplinary skills in politics, economics and management, as well as historical and cultural perspectives to take on current global issues in their chosen profession. Offering an English-only curriculum to students from 50+ countries taught by a highly qualified faculty, IUJ boasts master’s and doctoral degree in two graduate schools: GSIR - Graduate School of International Relations GSIM - Graduate School of International Management With active interdisciplinary research initiatives and an interactive alumni network of more than 4,800 graduates from 141 countries / regions, IUJ is making effective use of our global outreach to link up world organiza- tions, businesses and governments both in and outside of Japan.

Career Support

Residential Campus

Global Network

2 Presidentʼs message /About IUJ


Sail Before the Wind to an International Career

GS I R : IMF, ADB and JICA Scholarship Programs GSIM: #1 MBA in Japan - The Economist MBA Ranking 2021


Received by 53 % of IUJʹs International Students


#4 Worldwide - The Economist MBA Ranking 2021 Job Offers Within 3 Months of Graduation


Campus Life with Students from 50 + Countries


Worldwide Alumni Network Partnerships with Companies & Organizations Exchange Programs with Top Schools


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3 IUJ Highlights

Ways of Thinking and Negotiation Skills Nurtured in a Multicultural Environment 01


fro alum

To fulfill my dream of working toward promoting emerging countries, I chose IUJ as the best graduate school for my purpose with English as its official language. At IUJ, I received intellectual stimulation from excellent professors and diverse international students, including those from Asian governments and excellent Japanese companies. The professors taught us not only Master’s courses but also practical economic development measures based on their own success with international organizations. Many discussions and group case studies were my daily work. My preparations for each class, including reading several cases, lasted until past midnight. With so many nationalities represented in our discussion groups, we occasionally had rigorous debates stemming from our different values. I came to ask myself if Japanese common sense can be valid, or how I could logically propose the best solutions in a convincing manner. From these experiences, I acquired methodologies and thinking methods to carefully elucidate literature from scratch, and negotiation skills with various people. Later, I found these skills and experiences truly vital in real business settings. As a first-year IDP student, I was lucky to meet Professor Akita and joined his seminar. On his recommendation, I served as a research assistant for the United Nations Research Project. I also experienced a summer internship at the UN University. I had academically fulfilling days. I also enjoyed multicultural exchanges. ASEAN Night, for example, provided opportunities to sample authentic cuisine from ASEAN countries, and to enjoy folk dances from various countries (I performed an Indonesian dance in their costume). Through these activities, I got to know my classmates even better. Right after graduation, I joined Daiwa Institution of Research as an economist, analyzing Asian economies and financial markets. My IUJ classmates in various fields helped me to gain information from various parts of Asia. I met my husband at IUJ and we have two children. I cannot believe 25 years have passed. My private and professional lives are both fulfilling thanks to my days at IUJ. Today, I work with pride as the chief ESG strategist at Daiwa Securities, analyzing and disseminating information on SDGs/ESG investments.

Yukino Tamai (Japan) (Yamada) IDP Program Class of 1997 Daiwa Securities Co., Ltd.

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Unlocking Potential of Diversity


Terumo Corporation is a global leader in medical technology and Terumo BCT, Inc. (TBCT) is one of its three business franchises, based in Lakewood, CO, USA. As an expatriate working at TBCT one of my roles in this organization is to coordinate communications between the parent company and TBCT to build a stronger business and organization. One challenge that many multinational companies face in management is cultural differences. Terumo Corporation was founded in 1921 in Japan and TBCT was founded by two American innovators in the 1960s and acquired by Terumo Corporation in 2011. Needless to say, cultural differences between the two companies are inevitable. The general perception of Japanese culture is high context and that of the US is low context in relative terms. This may be true at the macro level; however, at the micro level, everyone has his/her own unique way of communicating, and thei r diverse experiences mixed with their own culture generates complex behavior, beyond just high and low context. As a coordinator, it is critical to understand each individual’s values, beliefs, ways of thinking and their situations to define the right path forward for any two parties. Life at International University of Japan (IUJ) taught me skills and understanding that have been great resources for me to successfully take the role of coordinator. IUJ hosts students from more than 60 countries across the globe with a variety of backgrounds such as public and private sector work, a wide variety of industries. These are highly talented and pass ionate groups of people. IUJ natural l y provides opportunities to work on academics and life on campus with an appreciation for differences, diversity, and inclusivity. Students will ask themselves many times during their life at IUJ why fellow students think in a particular way and IUJ helps them to develop ski l ls to view one subject from multiple angles and lenses. As the world comes closer together thanks to advancing technology, mindsets and behaviors that appreciate, respect and manage differences will be ever more important to work and live life to the fullest. I truly believe your time at IUJ will be very valuable and provide you with a strong foundation for success in your future endeavors.

Hajime Numata (Japan)

IMBA Program Class of 2014 Terumo BCT, Inc.

5 Message from Alumni

countries / regions

STUDENTS As of May 1, 2021 ALUMNI As of July 1, 2021

Eastern Europe, Russia and Central Asia Students : Alumni : 35 291

Western and Northern Europe

Students : Alumni :

2 96

Asia Students : Alumni :

201 2,649

North America

Students : Alumni :

1 175

Japan Students : Alumni :

15 1,138

Middle East

Students : Alumni :

11 99

Middle and South America


Students : Alumni :

4 61

Oceania Students : Alumni :

Students : Alumni :

28 332

3 26

Total 300 students 53 countries/regions STUDENTS

Total 4,867 alumni 141 countries/regions ALUMNI

Male Female

172 128


208 92

Male Female

3,433 1,434


2,874 1,993

Asia 201 (18 countries) Bangladesh(8) Bhutan(4) Cambodia(1) China(4) India(5) Indonesia(17) Korea(1) Laos(12) Malaysia(5) Mongolia(15) Myanmar(41) Nepal(14) Pakistan(11) Philippines(16) Sri Lanka(17) Thailand(8) Timor-Leste(4) Vietnam(18) Oceania 3 (3 countries) Solomon Islands(1) Tuvalu(1) Vanuatu(1) Eastern Europe, Russia and Central Asia 35 (5 countries) Georgia(1) Kazakhstan(2) Kyrgyz(11) Tajikistan(6) Uzbekistan(15) Middle East 11 (5 countries/regions) Afghanistan(5) Iran(2) Palestine(1) Syria(1) Turkey(2) Africa 28 (15 countries) Botswana(1) Burkina Faso(1) Congo DR(2) Eswatini(2) Ethiopia(4) Ghana(3) Mali(2) Morocco(1) Nigeria(2) Sierra Leone(2) Somalia(2)

Asia 2,649 (22 countries/regions) Bangladesh(129) Bhutan(14) Brunei(1) Cambodia(94) China(211) Hong Kong (11) India(178) Indonesia(606) Korea(31) Laos(92) Malaysia(86) Mongolia(117) Myanmar(269) Nepal(65) Pakistan(40) Philippines(185) Singapore(19) Sri Lanka(89) Taiwan(17) Thailand(195) Timor-Leste(3) Vietnam(197) Oceania 26 (8 countries) Australia(7) Fiji(7) New Zealand(2) Papua New Guinea(3) Samoa(1) Solomon Islands(2)Tuvalu(2) Vanuatu(2) Eastern Europe, Russia and Central Asia 291 (21 countries) Azerbaijan(3) Belarus(1) Bosnia and Herzegovina(2) Bulgaria(10) Czech(3) Estonia(1) Georgia(1) Hungary(3) Kazakhstan(15) Kyrgyz(74) Latvia(1) Lithuania(1) Moldova(1) Poland(2) Romania(10) Russia(6) Serbia(2) Tajikistan(26) Turkmenistan(3) Ukraine(2) Uzbekistan(124) Middle East 99 (12 countries/region) Afghanistan(43) Iran(4) Iraq(2) Jordan(7) Kuwait(1) Lebanon(2) Palestine(2) Saudi Arabia(1) Syria(2) Turkey(33) UAE(1) Yemen(1) Africa 332(44 countries) Algeria(1) Botswana(4) Burkina Faso(5) Burundi(2) Cameroon(3) Central Africa(1) Chad(2) Congo DR(3) Congo Republic(1) Cote d'Ivoire(8) Djibouti(2) Egypt(13) Equatorial Guinea(3) Eritrea(1) Eswatini(2) Ethiopia(19) Gabon(2) Gambia(2) Ghana(60) Guinea(1) Kenya(28) Lesotho(1) Liberia(5) Madagascar(5) Malawi(4) Mali(3) Mauritania(4) Morocco(17) Mozambique(13) Niger(2) Nigeria(14) Sao Tome and Principe(1) Senegal(8) Seychelles(1) Sierra Leone(6) Somalia(1) South Africa(18) South Sudan(1) Sudan(8) Tanzania(25) Denmark(4) Finland(1) France(20) Germany(12) Greece(2) Ireland(2) Italy(9) Netherlands(2) Norway(5) Slovakia(1) Spain(3) Sweden(1) Switzerland(1) UK(33) North America 175 (2 countries) USA(133) Canada(42) Middle and South America 61 (17 countries) Argentina(3) Barbados(1) Bolivia(1) Brazil(14) Chile(2) Columbia(4) Costa Rica(2) Dominica(2) Ecuador(6) El Salvador(2) Guatemala(1) Honduras(1) Jamaica(1) Mexico(8) Nicaragua(1) Peru(6) Tunisia(5) Uganda(5) Zambia(14) Zimbabwe(8) Western and Northern Europe 96 (14 countries)

South Africa(3) Togo(1) Zambia(1) Zimbabwe(1) Western and Northern Europe 2 (2 countries) France(1) Switzerland(1) North America 1 USA(1) Middle and South America 4 (3 countries) Brazil(1) Mexico(2) Nicaragua(1) Japan 15

Venezuela(6) Japan 1,138

6 Countries/Regions


53  yNa amkaa IUJ’s International Students MEXT





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Duong Phuong Mai (Vietnam, MBA)

Davide Silva Feliciano (Switzerland, MBA)

Lela Topuria (Georgia, IRP)

Bernarde� Lopez Moreno Calvillo (Mexico, IRP)

Chanankarn Boonyotsawad (Thailand, PMPP)






Muhammad Fakhri Soulisa (Indonesia, JGDP)

Nguyen Thi Thu Nghia (Vietnam, IDP)

Renji Yonjan (Nepal, MBA)

Pranjal Gautam (Nepal, IDP)

Pre�y Priha� (Indonesia, IRP)

To apply for a scholarship





1. Read the IUJ Scholarship Guidelines 2. In Phase 2 of the Online Application, you will find a Scholarship application to fill in. 3. Complete and submit the Scholarship application by the Application Deadline 4. The Admissions Committee considers scholarship awards along with the Admissions decisions.


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All Applicants are eligible

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Programs GSIR

Interna�onal Rela�ons Program - MA in Interna�onal Rela�ons / Poli�cal Science Interna�onal Development Program - MA in Interna�onal Development / Economics Public Management & Policy Analysis Program - MA in Public Management / Public Policy Japan-Global Development Program - MA in Interna�onal Rela�ons / Economics / Interna�onal Development / Public Management Interna�onal Public Policy Program (1-year Track) - Master of Interna�onal Public Policy

Master's Programs

PhD Programs

Interna�onal Rela�ons Cluster - PhD in Interna�onal Rela�ons Economics Cluster - PhD in Economics Public Management Cluster - PhD in Public Management

Graduate School of Interna�onal Rela�ons

Graduate School of Interna�onal Management

Master's Programs Programs

MBA Program - Master of Business Administra�on Intensive MBA Program (1-year Track) - Master of Business Administra�on Digital Transforma�on Program (1-year Track) - Master of Digital Management Japan-Global Development Program - Master of Business Administra�on


8 Academic Programs

I nternational R elations P rogram GSIR Graduate School of International Relations IRP trains young people to become outstanding practitioners and scholars to deal with global challenges

The International Relations Program (IRP) offers two two-year MA degrees, one in International Relations (IR), 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 af fairs. Those courses seek to provide more advanced, specif ic, 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 the end, 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 from a PS perspective.


1st year

2nd year

Degree Requirements







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

・Applied Econometrics or Econometrics ・Comparative Government and Politics ・Local Government and Public Service ・Political Institutions and Governance ・Political Theory ・Public Administration

・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

・Research Methods ・Statistical Methods

Elective (IRP common courses)

・Japanese International Development Cooperation ・Japanese National Security Policy ・Japanese Public Finance and Administration

・American Foreign Policy ・Analysis of Development Policies and Programs ・Chinese Foreign Policy ・Cross-cultural Communication ・Diplomacy and Statecraft ・Environment, Sustainable Development, and Human Security ・Essentials of Economics ・Global Civil Society: Citizenship and Democracy

・Global Issues: UNU Global Seminar ・International Law ・International Relations and Foreign Policy of Japan ・International Relations in Eurasia ・International Relations in the Middle East ・Issues in African Development ・Japanese Development Cooperation: Implementation and Practice ・Japanese Government and Politics

・Modern Japan in the World ・Postwar Japanese Economy ・Postwar Japanese Politics

・Public Human Resource Management ・Refugees, Migrants, and Human Security ・Security and Strategy: National and International

Pre-IUJ University of Brasília, International Relations Major IRP features The vast diversity of backgrounds among IRP's faculty and student bodies allows for a global experience that enhances our understanding of society's complex problems and different approaches to solve them Research topic Sustainable Development (Water, Energy, Food Nexus) and Dam building: A comparative study between the Amazon region and Greater Mekong sub region Recommended course Analysis of Development Policies and Programs (Prof. Hiroshi Kato) Through in-class discussions, students learn more about each other’s country's realities and study their development policies and programs Post-IUJ I will pursue a Ph.D. degree and continue my path towards an academic career

IRP Student

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GSIR Graduate School of International Relations

I nternational D evelopment P rogram

Students develop skills and knowledge for economic/public policy making as young professionals

In the International Development Program (IDP), students choose one of two Master's degree tracks: International Development (ID) or Economics (ECO). The ID track offers various development-related courses in economics, regional science, and related fields. Throughout the coursework, students learn how to evaluate current policies and design more ef fective policies to encourage economic growth and social development for developing countries. The ECO track puts emphasis on modern economic theor ies and their appl ications. Students learn appl ied 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 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 fields of macroeconomics.


1st year

2nd year

Degree Requirements







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

IDP Core

・Microeconomics Ⅰ: Price Theory ・Microeconomics Ⅱ: Strategic Behavior and

・Macroeconomics Ⅱ: Business Cycle and Growth Theory ・Mathematics for Economics and Management (ECO)

・Development Economics (ID) ・Econometrics ・International Trade (ID) ・Macroeconomics Ⅰ: Income Theory

Information Analysis ・Statistical Methods

Elective (IDP common courses)

・Japanese Public Finance and Administration ・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

・Industrial Organization and Policy Analysis ・Inequality and Poverty: Measurement and Applications ・Interactions, Institutions, and Economic Development ・International Economic Systems and Order ・International Finance ・Issues in African Development ・Japanese Corporate Finance and Financial System ・Japanese International Development Cooperation

・Agricultural Development and Resource Revenue Management ・Analysis of Development Policy and Programs

・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

・Research Methods ・Time Series Analysis

Pre-IUJ Administrative and Financial Assistant, The Free Zones Corporation IDP features IDP is primarily oriented toward developing economic analysis and secondly toward building an econometric understanding of different social and economic issues Research topic The effect of higher education on female marriage and fertility decisions Recommended course Cross-sectional and Panel data analysis (Prof. Chung Yee Wong) The course, backed by the Professor ’s exper iences, empowers you with econometrical skills for analyzing social, economic and health issues Post-IUJ I would like to work in the statistical/econometrical department at a research institution

IDP Student

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GSIR Graduate School of International Relations

P ublic M anagement and P olicy Analysis P rogram PMPP is 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 two-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 knowledge and ski l ls that are necessary to be good managers in public and non-

prof it organizations. Basic courses include Econometrics, Introduction to Policy Analysis, Microeconomics I, Public Policy Process, and Statistical Methods. 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 track must take Cost Benefit Analysis, Introduction to Policy Modeling, and Policy Evaluation to understand policy making and implementation.


1st year

2nd year

Degree Requirements







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


・Public Finance and Budgeting (PM) ・Public Policy Process ・Statistical Methods

・Managing Public Organizations (PM) ・Microeconomics I: Price Theory ・Policy Evaluation (PP) ・Public Administration (PM)

・(Applied) Econometrics ・Cost Benefit Analyisis (PP) ・Introduction to Policy Analysis ・Introduction to Policy Modeling (PP)

Elective (PMPP common courses)

・Public Human Resource Management ・Public Organization Theory ・Public Private Partnerships

・Japanese Government and Politics ・Leadership in the Public Sector

・Case Study Method ・Environmental Policy and Disaster Management ・Industrial Organization and Policy Analysis ・Information Policy and Management ・Japanese Public Finance and Administration

・Local Government and Public Service ・Macroeconomics I: Income Theory ・Mathematics for Economics and Management ・Political Institutions and Governance

・Research Methods ・Survey Data Analysis

Pre-IUJ Assistant District Officer, Sabak Bernam, Selangor Darul Ehsan, Malaysia PMPP features PMPP provides comprehensive knowledge about public management and policy analysis. PMPP students have chances to share various forms of public administration from different political, economic and cultural circumstances Research topic The correlation between unemployment and suicide rates in ASEAN countries Recommended course Policy Evaluation (Prof. Yusuke Jinnai) His wide knowledge and great teaching skills help students to understand the econometrics models and their implementation in evaluating policies Post-IUJ I want to contribute to better policymaking and policy implementation in Malaysia

PMPP Student

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GSIR Graduate School of International Relations I nternational P ublic P olicy P rogram 1-year Track A one-year mid-career program designed for future governmental leaders in collaboration with JICA New Program

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 introduced 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 respective fields. They will also be able to take a variety of issue-oriented courses as electives, choosing from a wide range of courses offered at IUJ. In summer, toward the end of their one-year study program, students will par ticipate in intensive capstone

courses, some of which will be given by experts of high caliber specially invited for the course. There, they will be given opportunities to discuss global issues, such as the changing international political and economic landscape and the global environmental challenges. Thus, the program will not only encourage the students to look back on and systematize their professional experiences, but also develop them 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.

Curriculum Fall




Degree Requirements

Elective: 30 credits (Basic 10 + Other Elective 20)

Master of International Public Policy 32 credits & Research Report

Seminar: 2 credits

Elective Basic Courses

< Summer Capstone Courses> ・Asia and the World ・Contemporary World Politics ・Geopolitics in the Contemporary World ・The Future of Capitalism ・Understanding China

・Human Rights and Global Justice: Cultures, Gender, and Equality ・International Organization ・International Politics

・Introduction to Policy Analysis ・Microeconomics I: Price theory ・Public Policy Process ・Security and Strategy: National and International ・Statistical Methods

International Affairs

Public Policy

・Cost Benefit Analysis ・Econometrics ・Environmental Policy and Disaster Management ・Information Policy and Management

・Comparative Government and Politics ・Diplomacy and Statecraft ・Environment, Sustainable Development, and Human Security

・Essentials of Economics ・Foreign Policy Analysis ・History of International Relations ・International Law ・International Political Economy

・Introduction to Policy Modeling ・Leadership in the Public Sector ・Local Government and Public Service ・Managing Public Organizations ・Political Institutions and Governance ・Public Private Partnerships

・International Security in a Digitized World ・Refugees, Migrants, and Human Security

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GSIR Graduate School of International Relations

PhD Program

The PhD Progr am i s ded i cated to deve l op i ng h i gh - 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 playing an important role in

international arena with theoretical, analytical, and practical abilities as well as fostering researchers to operate effectively in 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.”

International Relations Cluster (PhD in International Relations)

Economics Cluster (PhD in Economics)

Public Management Cluster (PhD in Public Management)

fosters researchers with the specialized knowledge and high-level research ability in Public Management, and fosters 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

fosters researchers with the specialized knowledge and high-level research ability in Economics including quantitative and statistical methods, and fosters 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 the specialized knowledge and high-level research ability in the increasingly complex field of International Relations, including security, and fosters 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

The PhD curriculum consists of Core Required Courses and PhD Dissertation Advanced Seminars. The Courseworks are 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

Economics Cluster

Public Management Cluster

・Advanced Public Management (Fall, 1st year) ・Advanced Politics and Governance (Winter, 1st year) ・Advanced Public Policy Process (Spring, 1st year)

・A dvanced Studies in Theories in International Relations (Fall, 1st year) ・Advanced Studies in International Political Economy (Winter, 1st year) ・Advanced Studies in Human Rights and Global Justice (Spring, 1st Year)

・Advanced Macroeconomics (Fall, 1st year) ・Advanced Microeconomics (Winter, 1st year) ・Advanced Econometrics (Spring, 1st year)

② PhD Dissertation Advanced Seminars: 9 credits (3 courses)

・PhD Dissertation Advanced Seminar Ⅰ (1st full year) ・PhD Dissertation Advanced Seminar Ⅱ (2nd full year) ・PhD Dissertation Advanced Seminar Ⅲ (3rd full year) ③ Comprehensive Examination To pass the PhD candidate examination conducted at the end of 1st year. Candidates will be given a second chance during the 2nd year to take this examination if they fail the examination in the 1st 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 datails of 3-year schedule

Pre-IUJ Lecturer, Rangsit University (Thailand) PhD features The curriculum provides an outstanding multicultural academic environment with advanced seminars and individual research. I developed flexible, solid analytical capabilities and got an interdisciplinary education through comprehensive doctoral coursework Research topic Japanese cultural diplomacy toward Thailand: An analysis in agent-structural relations Post-IUJ I plan to continue to research on other cultural institutions in Southeast Asia

PhD Student

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GSIR Graduate School of International Relations

GSIR Faculty Profiles I nternational R elations P rogram

★ PhD Faculty Member

Nawalage S. Cooray ★ Professor Ph.D. in Economics, University of Nagoya, Japan, 1996 Courses: Essentials of Economics, International Political Economy, Macroeconomic Modeling and Forecasting 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

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 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, Global Civil Society: Citizenship and Democracy, Social Issues in Contemporary Japan: Modern and Postmodern Noboru Yamaguchi Professor Master of Arts, Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, 1988 Courses: International Security in a Digitized World, Japanese National Security Policy Maung Aung Myoe ★ Dean and Professor

Osamu Nakamura ★ Professor

Ph.D. in Economics, Soka University, 2012 Courses: Postwar Japanese Economy, Japanese Public Finance and Administration, International Economic Systems and Order

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

I nternational D evelopment P rogram

Hideaki Goto ★ Professor Ph.D. in Applied Economics, Cornell University, 2009 Courses: Microeconomics I: Price Theory, Development Economics, Interactions, Institutions, and Economic Development Yusuke Jinnai ★ Associate Professor Ph.D. in Economics, University of Rochester, 2013 Courses: Statistical Methods, Labor Economics, Japan’s Education System, Policy Evaluation

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

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

14 GSIR Faculty Profiles

GSIR Graduate School of International Relations

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 Akira Ariyoshi IR Specially Appointed Professor Ph.D. in Economics, University of Oxford, 1981 Courses: International Finance, Financial System and Financial Regulation Courses: Public Finance, Agricultural Economics and Resource Revenue Management, Evolving Development Paradigms and Changing Operational Strategies of Development Organizations, Global Market Seminar Norio Usui Professor Ph.D. in Agricultural Economics, University of Tokyo, 1996

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 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

P ublic M anagement and P olicy Analysis P rogram

Jiwong Jung Assistant 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 Process, Environmental Policy and Disaster 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

Dayashankar Maurya ★ Assistant Professor Ph.D. in Public Policy, National University of Singapore, 2015 Courses: Public Private Partnerships, Managing Public Organizations, Case Study Method

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

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GSIM Graduate School of International Management MBA Program

Leverage emerging markets for global advantage

As the f irst US-style business school in Japan, IUJ's MBA program has br idged management think ing 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 many recognitions from outside accreditors like the Economist's "Best Business Schools" and AACSB International, not to mention praise from its stakeholders. The curriculum of the program puts considerable emphasis on '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. Another critical element is technological challenges. Updated

program contents expose students to the impact of digital transformation and the 4th industrial revolution. The program also integrates social ly responsible business leadership in the curriculum and suppor ts 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. Cases on issues in Asia, Africa, and Latin America are regularly included. In addition, with case- based group discussions, students experience cross-border communication and global team leadership. Students begin to customize their courses for their career goals from the Spring term in the first year and take one or multiple 'specialization' paths. They are also encouraged to take part in the Japanese solid language program offered by our dedicated faculty.


1st year

2nd year

Degree Requirements







Core: 19 credits

Master of Business Administration 40 credits & Thesis / 44 credits & Research Report

Elective: 15(19) credits

Seminar: 6 credits

MBA Core

・International Management ・Corporate Social Responsibility

・Marketing Management ・Operations Management

・Data Analytics for Business ・Organizational Behavior ・Strategic Management

・Financial Accounting ・Managerial Accounting ・Corporate Finance

Elective (MBA・IMBA

・International Finance ・Managing Public Organizations ・Data Analysis with Python ・Portfolio Management ・Entrepreneurial and Venture Finance ・Sustainable Finance ・Finance and Technology ・Quantitative Investment and Financial Data Analytics ・Derivatives and Risk Management

・Financial Statement and Business Analysis ・Information Policy and Management ・Research Methods ・Essentials of Economics ・Cross-sectional and Panel Data Analysis ・Environmental Policy and Disaster Management ・Macroeconomics I: Income Theory ・Econometrics ・Applied Econometrics

・Digital Platform and Digital Business Models ・Data Management and Modelling ・Big Data Analytics ・AI for Business ・World Landscape of the Digital Industry ・Japan's Frontier of Digital Society ・Development of Japanese Industries ・Small to Medium-sized Firms in Japan ・Monozukuri (Manufacturing) Management in Japan


Pre-IUJ Train crew, East Japan Railway Company MBA features The program provides both practical theories and techniques owing to competent professors. The days I worked together with my diverse colleagues will surely inspire and encourage me in my future endeavors Research topic A proposal for a global CSV strategy for JR East Recommended course Entrepreneurship and Venture Finance (Prof. YuenLeng Chow) Professor Chowwas impressive due to her insightful lectures Post-IUJ I would like to contribute to the growth of emerging economies through my job responsibilities

MBA Student

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I ntensive MBA Program 1-year Track GSIM Graduate School of International Management

Educating innovative and responsible leaders with a global perspective

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 in 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 deep dive into innovative business solutions for their businesses. At IUJ, cases are used to better prepare managers to apply what they have learnt 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 with an overseas study trip 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 50 over 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.

Curriculum Fall




Degree Requirements

Core: 11 credits

Elective: 12(16) credits Seminar: 6 credits

Master of Business Administration 32 credits & Thesis / 36 credits & Research Report

Capstone: 3 credits



・Financial Accounting ・Organizational Behavior

・Strategic Management ・International Management

・Corporate Social Responsibility ・Strategies for Digital Disruption

・Leadership Bootcamp ・International Career Development ・Strategy Simulation

Common Courses)

・Marketing Analytics ・Data Analytics for Business ・Leadership ・Negotiation Strategy

・Management for Digital Transformation ・Entrepreneurship and Innovation ・Entrepreneurship & Small Business Development ・New Business Creation and Venturing

・Japanese Style Management and Corporate Governance ・Japanese Employment Practices and Human Capital Accumulation ・Japanese Corporate Finance and Financial System ・Business Leaders in Japan ・Agriculture Business and Policy in Japan ・Human Resource and Global Talent Management ・Service Management ・Corporate Strategy ・Competing in Emerging Markets

・Digital Supply Chain Management ・Managing Product Development

・Business Presentation ・Marketing Intelligence ・Strategic Brand Management

・Customer Relationship Management ・Digital Marketing and Customer Journey


Pre-IUJ Staff Engineer, Honda Motor Co., Ltd. IMBA features Many of the classes involve group work. This helps students develop the ability to discuss and/or theorize based on facts, which is an essential skill for actual work Research topic Developing Capabilities to Mitigate Risks in Japanese Electric Vehicle Supply Chains Recommended course Strategic Management (Prof. Gaku Funabashi) The Professor explained clearly in an easy-to-understand manner how logical thinking helps make management strategies and what processes need to be followed Post-IUJ I received firsthand experience working in an atmosphere of diversity at IUJ. I would like to continue to be actively involved in businesses with countries overseas

IMBA Student

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D X igital Transformation P rogram 1-year Track GSIM Graduate School of International Management

Advances in digital technologies have drastically changed almost every aspect of our society, including industrial structure, management , jobs, and work environments . Organizations can no longer delay their digital transformation. 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. There is now high demand for new hires equipped with knowledge of digital transformation. Af ter nearly 20 years of of fering 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 global businesses by integrating digital technologies and management skills. Instructors for the DXP are professors with cutting-edge research on digital Lead a global business in the digital society

technologies, invited industrial practitioners, and guest speakers worldwide. The pedagogy includes the case method, simulations, and real-life virtual team projects. Our graduates will gain hands-on knowledge of new digital technologies (data science, Big Data, AI, blockchain, cloud computing, etc.). They will also get to know digital strategies, digital business models, entrepreneurship, organizational design for digital transformation, FinTech, digital marketing, new supply chains, and much more. Careers for graduates from the program include becoming managers who can take advantage of digital technologies, managers in charge of digital transformations, IT specialists who consult about technology projects, and entrepreneurs who start tech businesses.

Curriculum Fall




Degree Requirements

Core: 10 credits

Elective: 12(16) credits Advanced Seminar: 6 credits

Master of Digital Management 32 credits & Thesis / 36 credits & Research Report

Capstone: 4 credits



・M anagement for Digital Transformation ・Entrepreneurship and Innovation

・Data Analytics for Business ・D igital Platform and Digital Business Model ・Business Core

・Global Strategy in the Digital Age II ・Leadership Bootcamp

・Ethics and CSR of Digital Business ・World Landscape of the Digital Industry


・Human Resource and Global Talent Management ・New Business Creation and Venturing ・Strategies for Digital Disruption ・Global Strategy in the Digital Age I

・Finance and Technology ・Data Management and Modelling ・Big Data Analytics ・AI for Business ・Japan's Frontier of Digital Society ・Strategic Management

・Financial Accounting ・Information Policy and Management ・International Security in a Digitized World ・Corporate Finance ・Data Analysis with Python

・Marketing Management ・Digital Marketing and Customer Journey

・Marketing Analytics ・D igital Supply Chain Management

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