Top MBAs in Japan


How to find the top MBA's in Japan

Are you in a process of selecting the best business schools to obtain an MBA degree and are you currently looking for the top MBA programs in Japan?

Here are some key demographic and economic data about Japan (2012) to get started: it is a unitary parliamentary democracy under constitutional monarchy and has a population of 127 million. Capital city: Tokyo. Total nominal GDP is $5.964 trillion. Nominal GDP per capita is $46,736.

There are several full-time, part-time, and executive MBA programs available in Japan.

Taking an MBA in Japan

One major advantage of taking an MBA here is that even if most MBA programs are being taught in English, you will be able to learn Japanese just by living here. Also you'll learn to appreciate cultural dimensions and grow your cultural intelligence. Taking an internship in a local company as part of your MBA study might present a further opportunity to build international experience.

In the years following World War II, government-industry cooperation, a strong work ethic, mastery of high technology, and a comparatively small defense allocation (1% of GDP) helped Japan develop a technologically advanced economy. Two notable characteristics of the post-war economy were the close interlocking structures of manufacturers, suppliers, and distributors, known as keiretsu, and the guarantee of lifetime employment for a substantial portion of the urban labor force.

Overview of the best MBA programs in Japan

The best business schools in Japan are: Faculty of Economics (The University of Tokyo), Keio Business School (Keio University), Graduate School of Economics (Waseda University), Faculty of Economics (Kyoto University), and Nagoya University of Commerce & Business (NUCB).


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