IUJ brochures 2020-2021

International University of Japan

2020 - 2021

MA in

Master of

International Relations

2019 MBA Ranking The Economist #1 MBA in Japan #6 in Asia,#94 in the world

Business Administration Digital Management

Economics Public Management International Development

president’s message

Where the World Cooperates : Transcending Country Borders

The COV I D- 19 pandemi c ha s s t opped t he movement of people around the world and has made country borders much tighter than before. During this crisis, digital communication tools have emerged to help connect people. Our university, too, has coped wi th this emergency through on-line teaching. We are, however, not satisfied. Nothing is more powerful to connect people from different cultures than face-to-face encounters and interaction, which allows people to cross borders in their minds, foster international cooperation and thus contribute to enhancing globalization. IUJ is a small graduate school where the language of instruction is English and students from over 50 countries gather and live on a residential campus. This is the place where the world gathers. We are proud of this tradition, but will aim even higher to foster a place where the world cooperates: where international cooperation emerges on campus natura l l y and where s tudent s l earn how to cooperate smoothly.

Hiroyuki Itami President of IUJ

The nature and rich history of Minami Uonuma surrounds our university, though it is only 90 minutes from Tokyo. This area reminds us of the origins of Japan. Here, students learn not only the logic of how the world works but also of how Japan has developed, all in English. Such international understanding nurtures human networking across borders, which is the foundation of international cooperation. Creating a real place Where the World Cooperates, while effectively using many digital tools. This is the foremost contribution we want to aim for in the Post-Corona era.

With active interdisciplinary research initiatives and an interactive alumni network of more than 4,700 graduates from over 139 countries / regions, IUJ is making effective use of our global outreach to link up wo r l d o r g a n i z a t i on s , bu s i n e s s e s a nd governments both in and outside of Japan.

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

about I U J

President’s message /About IUJ


Master’s Programs » Internationally Recognized GSIR : Designated school for IMF, ADB and JICA scholarship programs GSIM : Ranked #1 in Japan in the 2019 Economist MBA ranking AACSB accredited IUJ Highlights Develop your Professional and International Career in a Multicultural Environment

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Scholarship » 70 % of IUJ international students receive full scholarships

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Career Support » One-to-One career counseling yields a high job placement rate » #8 Worldwide in 2019 Economist MBA rankings for job offers within 3 months of graduation » Elementary to Advanced Japanese Language courses are provided free of charge

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Exchange Partnerships with Top Schools

Partnerships with Companies and Int’l Organizations

Residential Campus in a Multicultural Environment

Worldwide Alumni Network

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Message from Alumni

Individual career support for the Japanese job market

Coming to Japan in pursuit of a master’s degree with my limited knowledge of Japanese culture and no knowledge of the Japanese language, I was not sure what to expect. Luckily, attending IUJ has been one of the most rewarding decisions I could have made in my life. Having spent two surreal years on the IUJ campus, I was able to fully immerse myself in Japan’s unique culture while establishing powerful bonds with incredible individuals from all across the world and sharing remarkable experiences. Starting my career in Japan was quite challenging, but IUJ has turned it into a reality. IUJ’s capable professors and staff equipped me with the necessary skills and resources to break into the Japanese job market and to excel thereafter by providing me with individual support every step of the way. From internship and job-hunting support to its successful Japanese language program, IUJ helped pave the way for my career and life in Japan.

Irhad Alispahic (USA)

MBA Program Class of 2018 Mitsubishi Heavy Industries,Ltd.

Knowledge, networks and confidence create your international career

My job roles include creating infrastructure development programs i n v a r i ou s de v e l op i ng c oun t r i e s and p r opo s i ng t he i r implementation to Japanese Government and international organizations such as JICA. I utilize knowledge learnt at IDP such as cost benefit analysis to measure the impact of infrastructure projects, etc. I made many international friends, including government officials, from various countries through IUJ’s campus l ife. Now I am honored to have major government networks in Asia and Africa, and I consult them to contribute to infrastructure development in those countries. The value proposition of IUJ is that all the courses are in English, creating a fully English environment. I interacted with many English speakers from different countries, which gave me confidence to close better business deals with international clients. The knowledge, networks and confidence obtained at IUJ enable me to realize international projects to bridge Japan with my classmate’s countries.

Katsutoshi Unetsubo (Japan)

IDP Program Class of 2015 Nippon Engineering Consultants Co., LTD

Message from Alumni


An inclusive university in a scenic location

IUJ is an inclusive university where I felt tranquil interacting with Japanese students and staff members. Its focus on strong academi c and p r ac t i ca l l ea r n i ng p r epa r ed me f o r t he professionalism and etiquette expected in Japanese companies. I was offered an excellent job by my current infrastructure building company before graduation due to the relevant training and efforts of IUJ’s job placement services. My job includes extending support in safety and reassurance to public transport in Japan and overseas. This has given me an opportunity to contribute back to society both in Japan and overseas, where I have supported project conception and implementation. The scenic location (surrounded by mountains and lush green woods) of IUJ makes you introspective and prepares you for a better tomorrow by keeping your mind ready and your heart at ease. IUJ is the place where I not only got my management education but also found my moments of Zen.

Reeya Unetsubo (India)

MBA Program Class of 2015 Nippon Signal Co., LTD

Network for success in the globalized world

Based on my experiences as a student as well as an employee of various companies in Georgia and Japan, I believe that networking is the key to success in the modern globalized world. My initial advice to new students is to keep a high academic record, but it is equally important to find time to connect and socialize with peers from different countries outside the academic environment. It will give you opportunities to learn about various cultures, religions, life-styles, and success stories first hand. And having friendly relationships with bright minds and future leaders of different countries might contribute to potential collaborations in the future. IUJ provides cross-cultural understanding and friendships between nations through the unique opportunity it offers to live together with representatives of 50+ countries. This diverse student body is one of IUJ’s main competitive advantages.

Nino Tskhvariashvili (Georgia) PMPP Program Class of 2018 NaexasCompass Group

Message from Alumni


STUDENTS As of May 1, 2020 ALUMNI As of July 1, 2020

Countries / Regions

Eastern Europe, Russia and Central Asia Students : Alumni : 34 271

Western and Northern Europe

Students : Alumni :

1 96

Asia Students : Alumni :

209 2,554

North America

Students : Alumni :

2 174

Japan Students : Alumni :

21 1,124

Middle East

Students : Alumni :

5 95

Middle and South America


Students : Alumni :

3 59

Oceania Students : Alumni :

Students : Alumni :

32 323

4 23

Total 311 students 56 countries/regions STUDENTS

Total 4,719 alumni 139 countries/regions ALUMNI

Male Female

177 134


215 96

Male Female

3,343 1,376


2,771 1,948

Asia 209 (17 countries/region) Bangladesh(9) Bhutan(2) Cambodia(1) India(7) Indonesia(21) Korea(1) Laos(11) Malaysia(10) Mongolia(13) Myanmar(49) Nepal(14) Pakistan(5) Philippines(19) Sri Lanka(18) Thailand(9) Timor-Leste(3) Vietnam(17) Oceania 4 (4 countries) Fiji(1) Solomon Islands(1) Tuvalu(1) Vanuatu(1) Eastern Europe, Russia and Central Asia 34 (4 countries) Kazakhstan(3) Kyrgyz(10) Tajikistan(5) Uzbekistan(16) Middle East 5 (3 countries) Afghanistan(3) Iran(1) Turkey(1) Africa 32 (22 countries) Botswana(2) Burkina Faso(2) Burundi(2) Chad(1) Congo DRC(1) Cote d'Ivoire(1) Djibouti(1) Eswatini(2) Ethiopia(3) Gabon(1) Lesotho(1) Madagascar(2) Mali(3) Morocco(1) Mozambique(1) Niger(1) Nigeria(1) Somalia(1) South Africa(2) Tanzania(1) Zambia(1) Zimbabwe(1) Western and Northern Europe 1 Denmark(1) North America 2 USA(2) Middle and South America 3 (3 countries) Argentina(1) Mexico(1) Nicaragua(1) Japan 21

Asia 2,554 (22 countries/region) Bangladesh(125) Bhutan(12) Brunei(1) Cambodia(93) China(211) Hong Kong (11) India(174) Indonesia(594) Korea (ROK)(31) Laos(88) Malaysia(85) Mongolia(109) Myanmar(249) Nepal(57) Pakistan(35) Philippines(178) Singapore(19) Sri Lanka(81) Taiwan(17) Thailand(191) Timor-Leste(2) Vietnam(191) Oceania 23 (8 countries) Australia(7) Fiji(7) New Zealand(2) Papua New Guinea(3) Samoa(1) Tuvalu(1) Vanuatu(1) Solomon Islands(1) Eastern Europe, Russia and Central Asia 271 (21 countries) Azerbaijan(3) Belarus(1) Bosnia and Herzegovina(2) Bulgaria(10) Czech(3) Estonia(1) Georgia(1) Hungary(3) Kazakhstan(12) Kyrgyz(68) Latvia(1) Lithuania(1) Moldova(1) Poland(2) Romania(10) Russia(6) Serbia(2) Tajikistan(23) Turkmenistan(3) Ukraine(2) Uzbekistan(116) Middle East 95 (12 countries/region) Afghanistan(41) Iran(3) Iraq(2) Jordan(7) Kuwait(1) Lebanon(2) Palestine(2) Saudi Arab(1) Syria(2) Turkey(32) UAE(1) Yemen(1) Africa 323(43 countries) Algeria(1) Botswana(4) Burkina Faso(5) Burundi(2) Cameroon(3) Central Africa Republic(1) Chad(2) Congo(1) Congo DRC(2) Cote d'Ivoire(8) Djibouti(2) Egypt(13) Equatorial Guinea(3) Eritrea(1) Eswatini(1) Ethiopia(17) Gabon(2) Gambia(2) Ghana(60) Guinea(1) Kenya(28) Lesotho(1) Liberia(5) Madagascar(5) Malawi(4) Mali(1) Mauritania(4) Morocco(17) Mozambique(13) Niger(2) Nigeria(13) Sao Tome and Principe(1) Senegal(8) Seychelles(1) Sierra Leone(6) South Africa(18) South Sudan(1) Sudan(8) Tanzania(25) Tunisia(5) Uganda(5) Zambia(13) Zimbabwe(8) Western and Northern Europe 96 (14 countries) 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 174 (2 countries) USA(132) Canada(42) Middle and South America 59 (16 countries) Argentina(3) Barbados(1) Bolivia(1) Brazil(14) Chile(2) Colombia(4) Costa Rica(2) Dominican Republic(2) Ecuador(6) El Salvador(2) Guatemala(1) Honduras(1) Jamaica(1) Mexico(7) Peru(6) Venezuela(6) Japan 1,124




70% of IUJ International Students Receive Full Scholarships

Scholar Voice

MEXT Ahmet Aslan (Turkey) MBA Program

AEON Naw Moo Moo Paw (Myanmar) PMPP

MEXT scholarships offer the great opportunity to study at IUJ, and they carry prestige that you will hold throughout your life. This wonderful award will allow you to advance to the next stage.

My dream was to pursue internat ional higher education aboard. My master’s degree would not have been possible without the AEON scholarship

ADB Racquel Therese Cruz Valencia Acuin (Philippine) IRP My ADB scholarship opened the door for me to study International Relations in Japan for two years as well as nurture relationships in a global setting here at IUJ.

Nakayama Montakana Teenakul (Thailand) MBA Program

As MBA programs are some of the most expensive courses out there, scholarships are hard to find. I am real ly thankful to IUJ for offering me one of their “Nakayama scholarships”, which are awarded without regard to nationality or Japanese language skills.


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

Scholarship Information




Graduate School of International Relations (GSIR)


Master's Programs (2-year Track)

International Relations Program - MA in International Relations International Development Program - MA in International Development / Economics Public Management & Policy Analysis Program - MA in Public Management Japan-Global Development Program - MA in International Relations / Economics / International Development / Public Management



PhD Programs (3-year Track)

International Relations Cluster - PhD in International Relations Economics Cluster - PhD in Economics Public Management Cluster - PhD in Public Management

IUJ’s unique cross-registration system encourages students to take courses from other degree programs’ offerings as electives in order to customize their graduate education for their own individual career goals. Cross-registration



Graduate School of International Management (GSIM)


Master's Programs (2-year and 1-year Track)

MBA Program (2-year Track) - Master of Business Administration Intensive MBA Program (1-year Track) - Master of Business Administration Japan-Global Development Program (2-year Track) - Master of Business Administration Digital Transformation Program (1-year Track) - Master of Digital Manegement




I nternational R elations P rogram GSIR Graduate School of International Relations

IRP educates young people to be outstanding practitioners and scholars to cope with global challenges

In the International Relations Program (IRP), students begins with the study of basic concepts and theories of international relations, diplomacy, security, and peace. Then they can focus on specialized thematic and regional issues to analyze and understand dynamic and complex contemporary international af fairs. In par ticular, they study the most current global challenges like nuclear crises, civil wars, terrorism, human security, poverty, refugees, environmental problems, and sustainable development. Students can also focus on regional studies of the Asia Pacific region, Japan, China, South Asia, the Middle East, and Eurasia. With a significant amount of critical reading and analytical skills training, students are expected to sharply analyze diverse global challenges and to propose effective policy for solutions to them.

The IRP begins with training in the foundation of international relations. Students must choose at least five basic elective core courses (out of nine) to consolidate this basic understanding. Those courses seek to provide students with the conceptual foundations, empirical knowledge, and analytical skills that are required to understand diverse aspects of international relations. The IRP also offers elective courses with thematic and regional foci. Those courses seek to provide more advanced, specif ied, and up-to-date studies corresponding with the multi-disciplinary nature of the international relations field.


1st year

2nd year

Degree Requirements







MA in International Relations 40 credits & Thesis /44 credits & Research Report

Elective: 34(38) credits

Seminar: 6 credits

Elective (IRP common courses)




・American Foreign Policy ・Chinese Foreign Policy ・International Political Economy and Japan's Development Path ・International Relations and Foreign Policy of Japan ・International Relations in Eurasia ・International Relations in the Middle East ・Japanese Foreign Assistance Policy ・Japanese International Development Cooperation ・Japanese National Security Policy ・Japanese Public Finance and Administration

・Analysis of Development Policies and Programs ・Comparative Study of Development Experiences ・Cross-Cultural Communication ・Diplomacy and Statecraft ・Environment, Sustainable Development, and Human Security ・Essentials of Economics ・Global Issues: UNU Global Seminar ・Global Civil Society: Citizenship and Diplomacy ・International Law ・Refugees, Migrants, and Human Security ・Research Methodology ・Security and Strategy: National and International

・Comparative Government and Politics ・Contemporary International Security Issues ・Foreign Policy Analysis ・History of International Relations ・Human Rights and Global Justice: Cultures, Gender, and Equality ・International Economic Systems and Order ・International Organization ・International Political Economy ・International Politics

・Modern Japan in the World ・Postwar Japanese Economy ・Postwar Japanese Politics ・Social Issues in Contemporary Japan: Modern and Postmodern

Message from IRP Student

"Share insightful stories that allow you to better understand the world"

IRP is a unique opportunity to discuss worldwide issues with students from all around the world. That was what I wanted before coming to IUJ. Without IUJ, I wouldn't have had this kind of opportunity and I wouldn’t have been able to hear insightful stories that allowed me to better understand the world. What I learned in IUJ through professors and colleagues is precious and unforgettable. I would strongly recommend that people who want to study in an international environment to select IUJ. My recommended course: Japanese International Development Cooperation by Prof. Hiroshi Kato His lecture covers not only basic knowledge of Japanese international development but also practical knowledge based on his first-hand experience that is good background for a future career if you work in an international environment.

Shinji Shibata (Japan)

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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-IDP) or Economics (ECO-IDP). The International Development (ID-IDP) track offers various development-related courses in economics, regional science, and related f ields. Throughout the coursework, students learn how to evaluate current policies and design more effective policies to encourage economic growth and social development for developing countries. The Economics (ECO- IDP) track puts emphasis on modern economic theories and their applications. Students learn applied macroeconomics comprising f iscal policy and international f inance as well as empirical microeconomics including labor, health, and

environmental issues to understand and analyze current issues . Both degree tracks aim to equip students wi th 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-IDP 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 f rom 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) / 12 credits (Eco)

Elective: 18(22) credits (ID) / 22(26) credits (Eco) Seminar: 6 credits

IDP Core

・Macroeconomics Ⅰ: Income Theory ・Macroeconomics Ⅱ: Business Cycle and Growth Theory ・Micoreconomics Ⅰ: Price Theory

・Micoreconomics Ⅱ: Strategic Behavior and Information Analysis ・Statistical Methods

・Development Economics (ID) ・Development Policy and Globalization (ID) ・Econometrics

Elective (IDP common courses)

・Macroeconomic Modeling and Forecasting ・Macroeconomics and Policy Analysis ・Mathematics for Economics and Management ・Monetary Economics and Policy Analysis ・Monetary Policy in Developing Countries ・Policy Evaluation ・Public Finance ・Public Finance and Budgeting ・Research Methodology ・Time Series Analysis

・Industrial Organization and Policy Analysis ・Inequality and Poverty: Measurement and Applications ・Interactions, Institutions, and Economic Development ・International Finance ・International Trade ・Japanese Corporate Finance and Financial System ・Japanese Economic Development and Growing Asia ・Japanese International Development Cooperation ・Japanese Public Finance and Administration ・Japan's Education System ・Labor Economics

・Agricultural Economics and Resource Revenue Management ・Analysis of Development Policy and Programs ・Business Presentation ・Comparative Study of Development Experiences ・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

IDP is the hardest but the most rewarding program. I am fascinated with the curriculum, which teaches different theoretical frameworks, from macroeconomics to microeconomics and links them to econometric models to analyze various socio-economics issues in today’s world in a scientific and logical way of thinking. I have learned that the strong analytical skills obtained from the program not only reinforce my academic knowledge but also my professional career in an international organization with the insights they bring on critical issues in society. With its moderately difficult courses and highly qualified faculty members with flexible teaching methods, the IDP is an incredible choice to become a non-zero beginner in economics. My recommended course: Econometrics and Cross-sectional and Panel Data Analysis by Prof. Chung Yee Wong Her wide knowledge and practical research experience are beneficial for real applications. Message from IDP Student "An educational milestone that empowers your future career in an international organization"

Nguyen Thi Thu Nghia (Vietnam)

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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, diversity, and digitalization

The Public Management and Policy Analysis Program (PMPP) aims to offer global graduate education for future leaders in public and non-profit organizations. The PMPP is designed to address 21st century challenges faced by the public sector, including rapidly changing technologies, climate change, and fiscal retrenchment. It emphasizes evidence-based approaches toward public organization management, policy making, and policy implementation.

The majority of students is public officials from more than 18 countries. Not only inside the classroom but also outside it, students will have rich opportunities to learn various forms of public management and policy under different political, economic, and cultural circumstances.


1st year

2nd year

Degree Requirements







MA in Public Management 40 credits & Thesis / 44 credits & Research Report

Core: 12 credits

Elective: 22(26) credits

Seminar: 6 credits


・Either Applied Econometrics or Econometrics ・Managing Public Organizations

・Public Administration ・Public Finance and Budgeting

・Public Policy Process ・Statistical Methods

Elective (PMPP common courses) ・Introduction to Policy Analysis ・Introduction to Policy Modeling ・Japanese Public Finance and Administration ・Japanese Government and Politics ・Japan's Education System ・Local Government and Public Service ・Macroeconomics I: Income Theory

・Mathematics for Economics and Management ・Microeconomics I: Price Theory ・Policy Evaluation ・Political Institutions and Governance ・Public Human Resource Management ・Research Methodology ・Survey Data and Factor Analysis

・Capital Budgeting and Debt Management ・Case Study Method ・Collaborative and Participatory Governance ・Cost Benefit Analysis ・Environmental Policy and Disaster Management ・Information Policy and Management ・Introduction to Electronic Government

Message from PMPP Student

"A program that responds to challenges faced by the public sector"

I remember an IUJ alumna once said, “If you want to travel the world while earning a Master’s degree, study in IUJ”. I never knew what this meant until I became part of this unique community. With competent professors and classmates from all over the world, class discussions allow you to see different perspectives and push you to think beyond the viewpoint of your own country. The PMPP inspired me to take on the challenge of becoming a better civil servant in the government – one that’s truly responsive to the challenges faced by the public sector in current times. With a solid theoretical foundation and real-world practices shared by both professors and colleagues, this program encapsulated what future leaders must really work on to improve policy formulation and decision-making through sound analysis and evaluation. My recommended course: Local Government and Public Service by Prof. Kyohei Yamada Complex topics are simplified to an extent that everybody can easily comprehend them. His wide collection of quality research articles allows you to expand your literacy and further improve your methodological framework.

Melissa Gabrielle Hernan Vargas (Philippine)

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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)

・Advanced Studies in Theories of 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 PhD Candidate 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.

PhD Faculty Members (As of September 1, 2020)

See Page 14 -15 for futher faculty information

International Relations Cluster

Economic Cluster

Public Management Cluster

・ Seunghoo Lim ・Hun Myoung Park ・ Shugo Shinohara ・Kyohei Yamada

・Hideaki Goto ・Yusuke Jinnai ・Robert F. Kane ・Ching-Yang Lin ・Cheng-Tao Tang ・Chun Yee Wong

・Nawalage S. Cooray ・Vida Macikenaite ・Maung Aung Myoe ・Osamu Nakamura ・Motohide Saji ・ Tomohito Shinoda

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3 year Schedule

Fall Sept-Dec

Winter Jan-March

Spring April-June

(Summer) July-Aug

Course Work ・Core Required Courses : 1 course/term, total 3 courses (6 credits) ・PhD Dissertation Advanced Seminar Ⅰ (3 credits, year-long) (It is also possible to take the Master's courses relevant to dissertation, if necessary)

◆ Submission of Research Proposal

◆ Conducting Research

◆ Supervisor selection ◆ Formation of thesis supervisory committee (A Supervisor and 2 Advisors )

1 st year

Proposal Defense (Open)

PhD Candidate Exam

Course Work ・PhD Dissertation Advanced Seminar Ⅱ (3 credits, year-long) (It is also possible to take the courses including Master's relevant to dissertation)

◆ Conducting Research

◆ Conducting Research

◆ Conducting Research

◆ Conducting Research ◆  Writing/posting academic papers

2 nd year

Interim Report (Open) ・Presentation to the supervisory committee on the academic papers including posting status

PhD Dissertation Advanced Seminar Ⅲ (3 credits, year-long) (It is also possible to take the courses including Master's relevant to dissertation)

◆ Submission of dissertation ◆ Formation of thesis examining committee (Thesis supervisory committee+an external examiner)

◆ Writing/posting academic papers Mid-term Review Report (Open) ・Presentation to the supervisory committee on the academic papers including posting status

◆ Having a paper accepted by a peer refereed journal ◆ Submission of dissertation abstract

3 rd year

Conferring a PhD degree

Final Exam (Open)

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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, Comparative Study of Development Experiences 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 and Program Director of IRP 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: Contemporary International Security Issues: National and Human, Japanese National Security Policy

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 Political Economy and Japan’s Development Path

I nternational D evelopment P rogram

Hideaki Goto ★ Professor and Program Director of IDP 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, 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

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

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

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

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 and Program Director of PMPP Ph.D. in Public Policy, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana, May 2007 Courses: Information Policy and Management, Introduction to Electronic Government, Introduction to Policy Analysis, Introduction to Policy Modeling, Public Human Resource Management, Survey Data and Factor Analysis Kyohei Yamada ★ Associate Professor Ph.D. in Political Science, Yale University, 2013 Courses: Local Government and Public Service, Japanese Government and Politics, Political Institutions and Governance

Dayashankar Maurya Assistant Professor Ph.D. in Public Policy, National University of Singapore, 2015 Courses: Collaborative and Participatory Governance, Managing Public Organizations, Case Study Method

Shugo Shinohara ★ Associate Professor Ph.D. in Public Administration, Rutgers University-Newark, 2016 Courses: Public Administration, Research Methodology, Capital Budgeting and Debt Management

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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 foreign 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. 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 impor tant element is technological challenges.

Updated program contents expose students to the impact of digital transformation and the 4th industrial revolution. The program also integrates socially responsible business leadership in 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. Cases on issues in Asia, Africa, and Latin America are regularly included. With case-based group discussions, students experience cross-border communication and global team leadership. From the Spring term in the first year, students begin to customize their courses for their career goals and take one or multiple ‘specialization’ paths. They are also encouraged to take part in the strong Japanese language program offered by our dedicated faculty.


1st year

2nd year

Degree Requirements







Core: 15 credits

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

Elective: 19(23) credits

Seminar: 6 credits

MBA Core

・Financial Accounting ・Corporate Finance

・International Management ・Marketing Management

・Organizational Behavior ・Strategic Management

・Corporate Social Responsibility ・Applied Statistics

Elective (MBA・IMBA

・Finance and Technology ・Quantitative Investment and Machine Learning ・Digital Business Models ・Digital Business Transformation ・Japan’s Frontier of Digital Society ・AI for Business ・Japanese Employment Practices and Human Capital Accumulation ・Business Leaders in Japan ・Monozukuri (Manufacturing) Management in Japan ・Small to Medium-sized Firms in Japan

・Macroeconomics I: Income Theory ・Econometrics ・Applied Econometrics ・International Finance ・Managing Public Organizations ・Portfolio Management ・Risk Management ・Project Financing ・Advanced Corporate Finance ・Entrepreneurial and Venture Finance

・Financial Statement and Business Analysis ・Managerial Accounting ・International Taxation ・Research Methodology ・Introduction to Electronic Government ・Information Policy and Management ・Essentials of Economics ・Cross-sectional and Panel Data Analysis ・Environmental Policy & Disaster Mgt. ・Industrial Organization and Policy Analysis

Message fromMBA Student "Learn teamwork through practical group work in diversity"

My IUJ Classmates are not just friends. They are more like comrades who discussed, sometimes fought, and struggled with me through group work. A big advantage of IUJ’s MBA programmust be that we can learn how in practice to work as teams by doing group work with people having diverse opinions, cultural backgrounds and work experience. I personally learned a lot not only from my professors but also from my classmates, and that made me realize how much I have yet to learn. “They are working hard, so must I”. Having such comrades in the world…what can be more fantastic than that? My recommended course: Japanese Style Management and Corporate Governance by Hyunkoo Lee You can objectively learn from a non-Japanese professor what “Japanese style” is in comparison to other country’s styles.

Keita Tsujimoto (Japan)

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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 network

COVID-19 is transforming the world’s business in addition to the digital economy. The tremendous challenges that corporations are facing require creativity and transformation to proactively drive and adapt to this paradigm shift. Post- COVID-19 global business will also demand more responsible managers who are sensitive to societal issues and integrate them in business performance. IUJ’s IMBA program prepares f uture l eader s wi th innovat i ve capab i l i t y and soc i a l responsibility. The 12-month IMBA program curriculum is compact, rigorous, and demanding, to educate and provoke critical thinking of talented students at the frontier of knowledge. The case method is a principal pedagogical means in most classes, in addition to others like simulations and real-life global virtual

team projects. The cases focus on issues in not only advanced countries but also emerging countries in Asia, Africa, and Latin America. Teamwork is emphasized and the composition of each team includes people from diverse cultures, nationalities, and professions to encourage cross-cultural communication and enhance global team leadership skills. Summer capstone courses with an overseas study trip are the final wrap-up for the IMBA program. The program not only trains frontier-minded leaders, but also builds an all-IUJ-graduate network where the world gathers. IMBA graduates can gain access, continue their participation, solve their managerial issues with a wealth of managerial competences and networks, and turbo-charge their careers.






Degree Requirements

Core: 13 credits

Elective: 10(14) credits Seminar: 6 credits

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

Capstone: 3 credits


IMBA Capstone

・Financial Accounting ・Corporate Finance

・Marketing Management ・International Management

・Organizational Behavior ・Strategic Management

・Corporate Social Responsibility ・Leadership Bootcamp ・International Career Development ・Strategy Simulation

Common Courses)

・Marketing Research ・Customer Relationship Management ・Strategic Brand Management ・Integrated Marketing Communication ・Supply Chain Management ・Operations Management ・Managing Product Development ・IT Strategy and Policy Planning ・Management Science

・Service Management ・Corporate Strategy ・Chinese Management ・Entrepreneurship & Small Business Development ・History of Entrepreneurship and Innovation ・Strategies for Digital Disruption ・Global Strategy in the Digital Age ・Marketing Intelligence ・Consumer Behavior and Digital Marketing

・Japanese Style Management and Corporate Governance ・Japanese Corporate Finance and Financial System ・Development of Japanese Industries

・Business Presentation ・General Management ・Innovation and New Business Creation ・Negotiation Strategy ・Competing in Emerging Markets ・Leadership ・Human Resource and Global Talent Mgt.

Message from IMBA Student "Beyondmy expectation, the real World is here"

Can you imagine a situation where there are many nationalities in one place? Asia, Africa, Europe, the Americas. You can learn a lot from excellent faculty members in class, but more than that, you can experience the real world from all the students at IUJ. I knew that people had different ideas around the world, but ‘Seeing is better than hearing’, and this has been beyond my expectations. The 1-year MBA program is intense but it will give me real knowledge about how I can work with people with different backgrounds. My recommended course: Business Presentation by Prof. Mohhamed Ahmed Leaders should influence people to move or change. This course gives you practical presentation skills and lots of feedback.

Hitoshi Nakagami (Japan)

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D igital T ransformation P rogram 1-year Track GSIM Graduate School of International Management New Program

Advances in digital technologies have drastically changed a lmos t ever y aspec t of our soc i et y inc luding pub l i c administrat ion, industr ial struc ture, employment , and private lives. Organizations can no longer delay their digital transformations (DX). The digital future is right now. It is estimated that nearly 40% of all business may disappear in the next 10 years, if these businesses do not transform and accommodate new digital technologies. There is now high demand in many industries for employees equipped with knowledge of digital transformation. Af ter nearly 20 years of of fering its globally top-ranked e -Business Management Program, GSIM’s new Digi tal Transformation Program aims for nurturing future leaders who can lead a global business in a digital society by utilizing digital technologies and culture to achieve business growth and to gain competitive advantage. Instructors for the program are professors with cutting-edge research on digital technologies, Lead a global business in a digital society

invited industrial practitioners, and guest speakers worldwide. The case method is a principal pedagogical means in most classes, in addition to others like simulations and real-life global virtual team projects. Our graduates will gain hands- on knowledge of cutting-edge digital technologies (Big Data, blockchain, AI, cloud computing, IoT, cybersecurity, etc.). They will be equipped with knowledge of digital strategies, platforms, business models, digital entrepreneurship and innovation, FinTech, digital marketing/human resource/supply chain, and much more. Careers for graduates from the program include, but are not limited to managers who can take advantage of digital technologies, managers in charge of implementing digital transformations, IT specialists who consult about technology projects, and civil servants who build and manage digital environments in public organizations.






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



・Data Analytics for Business ・Digital Platform and Digital Business Model ・Managment for Digital Transformation

・Entrepreneurship and Innovation ・Business Core

・Ethics and CSR of Digital Business ・Global Strategy in the Digital Age

・Leadership for Digital Transformation ・World Landscape of the Digital Industry


・Japan’s Frontier of Digital Society ・New Business Creation and Venturing ・Service Management in the Digital Age ・Strategies for Digital Disruption

・Digital Supply Chain Management ・Finance and Technology ・International Security in a Digitized World ・Introduction to Electronic Government

・AI for Business ・Big Data Analytics ・Digital Human Resources Management ・Digital Marketing

・Management Courses such as Financial Accounting to be added





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