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During the summer, J. F. Oberlin University opens its doors even wider to the world The Summer Session at J. F. Oberlin University is a four-week intensive program in the suburbs of Tokyo. Courses offered in 2018 will be two business, two cultural classes and two Japanese language courses, all of which are developed from courses that are already part of JFOU`s regular curriculum. Each course allows participants to have first-hand experience through not only theoretical study,… [+] but also field trips and lectures by guest professionals. Upon completion of each course, participants will be issued an official transcript from J. F. Oberlin University (2credits/course). Reasonable Price Courses offered in English Discussion-based classes Credit-bearing courses No Japanese language requirement About JFOU J. F. Oberlin University has nearly 9,000 students, including graduate students and students from overseas.Every year we have about 550 foreign students enrolled at the university. We also have over 140 partners schools in more than twenty countries and regions around the world. Our Japanese students acquire practical experience through a variety of programs, including not only language study and academic exchange programs but also volunteer programs and internship opportunities.The university has established five overseas offices to carry out various activities in international exchange and to support students studying abroad. Tokyo & Machida area The special-wards area covers 621 square kilometers and has a population of 9 million. It attracts visitors not only from abroad but also from all over Japan with its concentration of businesses and commercial facilities, well-developed traffic network, and countless cultural establishments and tourist destinations. The offices of the Tokyo Metropolitan Government, the newly-restored Tokyo Station building and Tokyo Skytree are just a few examples of sightseeing spots full of history and tradition.Continually generating new points of interest, Tokyo is undoubtedly one of the most advanced in the world. Machida The coexistence of “old good nature and tradition” and “new culture” is a big charm of the tourist town of Machida.The city feature shopping malls, great food, and various attractions. From Machida, there is an easy connection to central Tokyo.
Hitotsubashi ICS provides an ideal environment for developing global leadership skills, with its diverse student body, and its curriculum that combines skills and knowledge offered by global standard MBA program with an emphasis on Japan and Asia. Real World Impact Mission of Hitotsubashi ICS Hitotsubashi University was founded in 1875. It was the very first educational institute in Japan to teach business and commerce. Throughout its history, Hitotsubashi University has… [+] aspired to develop business leaders who possess an international perspective. Our forefathers used the phrase “Captains of Industry” to describe the role our alumni should play in society. It has been Hitotsubashi University's vision to be a leading academic institution specializing in the social sciences. Our faculty members are recognized internationally for their contributions to the fields of commerce and management, economics, law, and social sciences. The mission of Hitotsubashi ICS, known as “The Global knowledge Hub in Tokyo”, builds on Hitotsubashi University's tradition of excellence. Hitotsubashi ICS's mission goals are: (a) to continually develop new generations of global business leaders for Japan, Asia, and the world, and (b) to create knowledge and disseminate on a global scale research originating from Japan. Our aim is to develop leaders who are experts on Japan, immersed in Asia, and able to have an impact on the world. Hitotsubashi ICS offers a world-class curriculum that combines best practices in business education from all over the world, with a distinct focus on Japan and Japan's role in the global and Asian economies. It equips its students not only with fundamental business knowledge but also with the broad set of skills and management qualities required of global leaders. Characteristic of Hitotsubashi ICS graduates is possession of business-essential skills, including strategic thinking and problem solving and execution, a capacity to manage diversity with high cultural awareness, and an ability to foster innovation, and bridge differences in global cultures and business systems. Announcing our new program: EMBA Overview: Hitotsubashi ICS is offering participants the opportunity to earn an Executive MBA ("EMBA") qualification through a one-year program. Consistent with its long-standing MBA program, the EMBA will be taught entirely in English with the mission of integrating the "Best of Both Worlds". Uniquely, the ICS EMBA program will explore the strengths of both Japanese and Western management practices and seek to integrate those strengths in order to leverage them to meet the challenges of a changing business environment. The program focuses on the real world application of management theories, and as such will involve participants traveling to three locations outside of Japan to learn first hand about current issues such as doing business in emerging economies, technological disruption, and innovation. For more info please click here. Vision of Hitotsubashi ICS The vision of Hitotsubashi ICS is “the Best of Two Worlds”. It aims to be the bridge between East and West, Large and Small, Global and Local, Old and New, Practice and Theory, Cooperation and Competition, and Business and Society. 1) East and West We realize that effective business practices vary by location and over time. We believe that global leaders do not need to have the “right” answer—rather they must be able to acknowledge diversity, work with ambiguity, and innovate by embracing paradox, combining opposites, and constantly challenging conventional wisdom. 2) Large and Small We choose to be a small school in one of the largest and most vibrant cities in the world. Every year we welcome about 60 new students to our MBA program and 4 new students to our DBA program. Our small size allows our faculty to get to know students personally and to mentor them on an individual basis. Our networks with leading corporations (both large and small) and universities around the world allow us to combine the advantages of scale with the speed and flexibility that comes from being small. 3) Global and Local We value our global student body and faculty, our global reach in thought leadership, and our global network of corporate and academic partners. At the same time, we are firmly positioned in Tokyo and Japan, and determined, through our research and teaching, to impart to the world a better understanding of business in the city and country in which we live and work. 4) Old and New We are a young graduate school in one of the oldest and most distinguished universities in Japan. We value our university's tradition, but also take seriously our role as an innovator. Our research and teaching combine lessons from the old and new—the companies and practices that drove Japan's economic development and the newest, most innovative companies and business areas that are our future. 5) Practice and Theory As a professional school, our focus is on practice, so essential in tackling the problems and challenges of today. This is why more than 60% of our full-time and visiting faculty members have full-time work experience in the private sector and 50% hold an MBA degree. However, the practice cannot be separated from theory, which helps us to define and resolve the problems and challenges of tomorrow. Our students learn the latest theories in management and apply them to real-life, evolving situations in today's business world. 6) Cooperation and Competition ICS students learn the importance of cooperation during Foundation Week (the last week in September), by engaging in various team-building exercises in an outdoor environment. Once classes start, students are encouraged to form study groups and asked to participate in a number of group projects. At the same time, competition is built into the curriculum in the form of a forced grading curve: 30% of the students in a given course are awarded an A, 60% a B, and 10% a C or below. Students also compete to join the seminar of their choice, to qualify for an internship or an overseas student exchange program, and to become recipients of student competition awards. 7) Business and Strategy We acknowledge that the interests of individual businesses and industries may conflict with the interest of society as a whole. We make every attempt in our curriculum and research to raise awareness of those conflicts and encourage resolution in a way that is both socially beneficial and creates long-term value. Our Global Citizenship course enables students to experience directly this conflict, through working with people and groups who experience particular challenges in daily life, including the physically and mentally disabled. Why Hitotsubashi ICS? Seven reasons to choose Hitotsubashi ICS for your MBA. 1) World-Class Curriculum The Eduniversal Best Masters Ranking for 2014-2015 ranked Hitotsubashi ICS number ten for full-time MBAs in the Far East Region, indicating the global excellence of Hitotsubashi ICS MBA program. ABEST21(The Alliance on Business Education and Scholarship for Tomorrow, a 21st-century organization)recognized Hitotsubashi ICS for a “World-class Curriculum” Excellence in Accreditation Award in 2009, and again in 2014, for its unique global curriculum based on the concept of “Best of Two Worlds”. Hitotsubashi ICS is the first full-time MBA program to be offered by a Japanese national university that is taught entirely in English. 2) Global Network Hitotsubashi ICS’s program is designed to expand the Hitotsubashi network of multiple generations of leaders in the global and Asian economies. Students can take international courses allied with Asian and global top business schools such as GNAM(Global Network for Advanced Management) - a 27 member-strong global consortium of the world’s leading business schools - and the BEST Alliance, a strategic alliance among Peking University’s Guanghua School of Management (in Beijing), Seoul National University Graduate School of Business (in Seoul),and Hitotsubashi ICS (in Tokyo). 3) Unparalleled Flexibility Hitotsubashi ICS applicants are able to choose whether to graduate in one year or in two years with an MBA Degree. For 2-year Program students, the second year’s curriculum can be “custom-built” by participating in activities such as the Double degree program, Exchange program, Internships, and/or Individual Research. Non-company sponsored students may work with the Career Services department in searching for post-MBA career opportunities. While 1-year Program students are not eligible for double-degree programs, exchange programs, or ICS internship programs, they may participate in the Global Network Week, a global exchange program offered by GNAM. 4) Strong Inter-Student Bonding Each year’s entering class is kept intentionally diverse and small with fewer than 60 students, creating an ideal environment for students to bond strongly with one another-one more unique feature of the Hitotsubashi ICS experience. This bonding among cohorts develops naturally through team-building exercises during Foundation Week, visits to the homes of faculty members, and various other team projects, activities, and exercises. 5) Strong Bonding Between Students and Experienced Faculty Hitotsubashi ICS has a world-class faculty with real-life work experience in business and/or teaching experience at other international business schools. The student/faculty (full-time and adjunct professors)ratio is close to 3:1, a ratio that no other leading business school in the world can match. The small student body enables intensive in-class interaction, as well as field research projects, company visits, and other out-of-class activities. The faculty also serves as “life mentors” for students. 6) A Campus in the Heart of Tokyo Hitotsubashi ICS is located in Hitotsubashi, Chiyoda Ward, within an easy walking distance of the Otemachi business district in central Tokyo, and just a few blocks from the Imperial Palace. Our location gives students and faculty quick, easy access to fieldwork study and company visits anywhere within the greater Tokyo metropolitan region, and enables companies’ top management to visit Hitotsubashi ICS classes as guest speakers. 7) Competitive Cost of Tuition Hitotsubashi University is a national university corporation. Therefore, the cost of its tuition is very reasonable JPY 535,800 per year (plus a one-time matriculation fee of JPY282,000). Notwithstanding this cost of tuition, scholarships can be offered to students.
With over 100 years of tradition and history, the Ritsumeikan Academy opened APU in April 2000 as Japan’s first genuinely international university. Our graduate schools welcome students into a fully English-based curriculum within a uniquely multicultural environment. The Graduate Schools at APU focus on Asia Pacific studies, with study options geared towards tackling the complex issues facing the societies and environments of the Asia Pacific region, as well as management, w… [+] ith a focus on the Japanese style of business and the dynamic world of international business. APU's Graduate Schools are fully accredited by the Japanese Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science, and Technology (MEXT). World Class Education APU's graduate programs have been selected for several prestigious scholarship schemes in recent years, including the "Joint Japan/World Bank Graduate Scholarship Program" and the "Asian Development Bank-Japan Scholarship Program". Some of the other organizations which have sponsored our graduate students include the Indonesian Ministry of Finance, Japanese corporations, local government bodies and Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA). A Truly International Environment The campus is a unique doorway to the world, attracting students and faculty from all over the globe. Our Japanese faculty members also come to us with diverse international careers and academic experiences. This extremely rich mixture of language and culture has earned APU the reputation of being Japan's "global village". The Japanese Experience As graduate school classes are conducted entirely in English, no prior knowledge of the Japanese language is required. However, for those with a keen interest to learn Japanese, beginner level classes are held specifically for graduate students at no additional cost. Immersed in the culture of Japan, students can put their new language skills to use on a daily basis. International Accreditation — As of August 2016 — Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University is an accredited member of AACSB International-The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (http://AACSB.edu/) Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University is one of only three institutions in Japan to achieve this accreditation. Out of these institutions, we are the only one offering an undergraduate business curriculum in both English and Japanese and have the only AACSB-accredited English language MBA program in Japan.
Nagoya University of Commerce & Business (NUCB) Business School is a private university located in the heart of the fourth most cosmopolitan area in Japan. It was established in 1953 and is accredited by AACSB International and The Association of MBAs. NUCB is also a member of EFMD and received "four palmes" in the Eduniversal Official Selection 2018 with a #1 ranking in all degree programs in Japan. The QS Global MBA 2018 Rankings has NUCB as the #2 full-time MBA program… [+] in Japan and #21 in Asia, Australia and New Zealand. NUCB offers student exchanges, professorial exchanges, joint academic research, and joint degree programs depending on the prospective partners' programs. History of The NUCB Business School Yuichi Kurimoto was the first Japanese person to graduate from the University of Alberta's Faculty of Arts in 1930. Upon his return to Japan he recognized that education was mostly accessible to the elite, and so he championed the fight to make it available to the disenfranchised Japanese youth of the day. In 1935, he began a vocational institute called the 'Nagoya Railroad School', which was later followed by a high school and a junior college.Always a visionary, Yuichi Kurimoto realized that the post-war economic and population boom in Japan would create a strong demand for an institution dedicated to business education. Thus, in 1953, Nagoya University of Commerce & Business (NUCB) was established. Accreditation: NUCB has been granted two of the major accreditations, AACSB & AMBA! The NUCB Business School proudly announces that it's the first MBA program in Japan to hold dual accreditation from both AACSB International and The Association of MBAs. These hallmark of excellence awards bestowed by AACSB and AMBA cement NUCB's strategic initiative to be the best of the best among Business Schools in Japan and Asia. In this age of globalization, international recognition by such prestigious accrediting bodies as AACSB and AMBA signifies our continued commitment to maintaining quality assurance and preservation of the highest global standards. The Nagoya University of Commerce and Business and the NUCB Business School are fully authorized by the Japanese Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science, and Technology. NUCB and AACSB InternationalAACSB International-The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business is the professional association for college and university management education and the premier accrediting agency for bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degree programs in business administration and accounting.In 2002, the Nagoya University of Commerce and Business & NUCB Business School acquired AACSB International membership as only the third educational institution in Japan. NUCB has submitted the Self-Evaluation Report and achieved accreditation of its undergraduate and graduate programs in 2006. NUCB Business School and AMBAThe NUCB Business School is the first and only business school in Japan accredited by The Association of MBAs. AMBA accreditation applies only to the NUCB Business School's MBA and EMBA programs in Japanese; whereas, AACSB International approves both the undergraduate and the graduate programs. NUCB Business School and EduniversalEduniversal features the ranking voted by Deans from the universities and schools on the list of 1,000. NUCB has been selected as one of the best internationally known Business Schools by the Scientific Committee of Eduniversal.
Choose liberal arts. In Japan. The International College of Liberal Arts at Yamanashi Gakuin University is a 4-year, residential, American-style liberal arts college, with all courses offered in English. Studies at iCLA lead to a Bachelor’s degree in International Liberal Arts. Students can choose from an array of courses in various disciplines, and, after one year of Foundation Courses, can decide on one of the eight concentrations that iCLA currently offers: Economics, P… [+] olitical Science, Sociology, Language Arts (Literature, Linguistics), Philosophy and Religious Studies, Music, Arts, and Performing Arts. Picturesquely located at the foot of Mt. Fuji, in the heart of what was known in the medieval times as Kai Country, the YGU Sakaori Campus is home to the iCLA complex (Residential Halls and Classroom Building). iCLA is only 90 minutes west of Tokyo and offers students unique opportunities to immerse themselves in the very essence of Japan and its culture. Eight Reasons A True Liberal Arts Education: Interdisciplinary EngagementStudents engage in a multitude of subjects, pursuing a breadth of knowledge in a range of domains. This approach fosters humans with depth and insight: lifelong learners. Students choose courses that challenge assumptions, kindle passions, and ignite dreams. Classes Taught in English: An International Faculty A large majority of the iCLA faculty members are citizens of nations other than Japan and nearly all of the classes are taught in English, with the exception of some traditional Japanese arts courses. The education at iCLA meets international standards. EAE Intensive English Program: English for Academic ExcellenceOur English for Academic Excellence (EAE) program is an intensive English-language academic component which cultivates reading, listening, speaking, and writing skills with the objective of fostering sufficient proficiency to enroll in rigorous academic courses in English. Depending on proficiency, all non-native speakers of English may need to enroll in the program during their first year of study at iCLA. One Year of Study Abroad: A World of OptionsiCLA has established a network with dozens of universities on three continents where students may study during their mandatory year of study abroad. Small Classes and A Low Faculty-student Ratio: Direct Communication with InstructorsSmall interactive classes are at the core of our pedagogical approach. The low faculty-to-student ratio fosters close connections between instructors and students and enhances communication and collaboration among students themselves. Critical, Creative, Independent, and Global Thinking: CCIG ThinkingThe iCLA curriculum was designed to cultivate critical, creative, independent, and global thinking. iCLA students learn how to acquire and analyze knowledge in order to create their own answers to age-old questions. Writing Across the Curriculum (WAC): Broadening SkillsIn the four-year WAC academic component, students write a series of papers centered on a single topic of their choice selected from a list of relevant problems of the contemporary world. Cross-cultural Living in Innovative Facilities: International DormitoriesUpon arriving at iCLA, all first-year students must live in the dormitories for at least one year. Gender-specific dormitories have single-rooms organized into larger units with a mixed, international student population. A Global College Experience. At the Foot of Mt. Fuji. Small Classes and Highly-trained Instructors: Incoming cohorts are capped at 80 students and the standard size of any given class is less than 20. Our faculty holds advanced degrees from elite institutions and hail from all over the world. Our small class size and experienced faculty put a premium on student-centered learning – the foundation of the education at iCLA. Our mission is to create an environment where students discover where their passions lie. The intersection of talent, passion, and knowledge informs the continuation of their studies at iCLA. Instructors lead classes through discussion, fostering active student participation. An Interdisciplinary Curriculum in State-of-the-Art facilities The iCLA curriculum offers a broad range of foundation courses, covering humanities, social sciences, quantitative reasoning, health and physical education and natural sciences. In addition to the eight concentrations we offer – Economics, Political Science, Sociology, Philosophy and Religious Studies, Arts, Music, Language Arts (Literature, Linguistics), Performing Arts – iCLA also offers a unique Japan Studies Program, combining academic lectures with hands-on workshops. Through the latter, students acquire skills and knowledge no longer readily available such as playing traditional Japanese instruments or learning the harmonious structure of the tea ceremony. By experiencing what iCLA has to offer, students find interstices between knowledge, skill, instinct, and vision. The iCLA building and dormitories were designed by the world-renowned, Pritzker Prize-winning architect Toyo Ito and are furnished with the latest technical equipment for academic instruction. The dormitories are likewise modern and elegant. Degree-seeking Japanese and international students, as well as exchange students, live together in the dormitories, while the first-floor cafeteria represents the ideal space for conversation and commonality. World-class Japanese Language and Japan Studies Programs The Japan Studies Program consists of the Japan Area Studies Program and the Japanese Language Program. Japan Area Studies courses are embedded within the liberal arts curriculum to ensure they have a strong academic base from which to teach students about Japan from a number of disciplinary perspectives. The Japan Area Studies Program is proud to host a number of workshops on Japanese tradition and martial arts taught by experts. Among those, our students can experience noh theater, koto (Japanese harp) and shakuhachi (bamboo flute), Zen Buddhism, shodō (calligraphy), sadō (tea ceremony), kadō (flower arranging), as well as aikidō, jūdō, and karate, to name a few. The Japanese Language Program offers all levels of language courses, including professional Japanese writing, newspaper reading, and public speaking. The Language Acquisition Center provides a Japanese Writing Desk Service to support Japanese and international students perfect their writing skills. First Year During the first year of study at iCLA, students focus on English or Japanese-language development (for those who need it) as well as on foundation courses. A Center for International Exchange Students who are accepted to iCLA joins the community by taking residence in the student dormitories. Our dormitories house an eclectic group – degree-seeking Japanese and international students, as well as exchange students – creating a global environment that promotes international exchange. This international environment provides plenty of opportunities to practice foreign language skills, whether Japanese or English. Second Year During the second year, students must select a concentration from among the following currently offered: Economics, Political Science, Sociology, Philosophy and Religious Studies, Arts, Music, Language Arts (Literature, Linguistics), and Performing Arts. Writing Across the Curriculum Part and parcel of the iCLA curriculum, the Writing Across the Curriculum (WAC) component is rooted in the belief that whole-person education entails, among others, the ability to articulate sophisticated research topics in writing across fields of study and expertise. The WAS component challenges students to develop writing and thinking skills and encourages them to synthesize various domains of knowledge encountered throughout their undergraduate studies. Third Year By the third year, students are expected to competently synthesize the knowledge acquired and prepare to develop their own positions in regards to their concentration and chosen topic of research. The study abroad destination plays a major role in fostering increasingly sophisticated educational opportunities. Selecting a Study Abroad Destination All iCLA students are required to study abroad two semesters. They may start their study abroad component during their second or third year of study and choose a host institution from our 45 partner universities in 33 countries where they can further develop knowledge and experience that will contribute to their studies in their area of concentration. As all iCLA study abroad programs are based on mutual tuition waiver agreements, our students get easy access to top universities around the world. Fourth Year In the fourth year, students complete the final requirements of their foundation courses as well as a graduation project in their concentration. Graduation Research Project Upon completing their concentration credits and accumulating a total of 124 credits, Japanese language, study abroad and all other academic requirements, students write a thesis which brings together what they have learned during their four years of study under the careful guidance of their advisor. Personalized guidance on options after graduation is also available for each student. Graduates of the iCLA will receive a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree in International Liberal Arts. How to apply To apply for admission, applicants must meet the following criteria: 1. Applicants are foreign nationals or Japanese with dual nationality. 2. Applicants hold or are expected to hold a high school diploma, or can demonstrate equivalent academic ability to a Japanese senior high school graduate as per Article 150 of the Ordinance for Enforcement of the School Education Act. 3. (Applicable only to students from non-English-speaking countries) Applicants who can demonstrate English language proficiency with a TOEFL iBT score of 76, a TOEFL PBT score of 540, or an IELTS score of 5.5 in order to take iCLA courses in English. Application Procedure: Register and complete online application at https://ygu.applyjapan.com/. Submit all required documents (official documents and certified copies). Pay the screening fee through the online application system. (Screening fee for international students: 10,000JPY) Screening Method: Applications are evaluated based on a comprehensive review of all documents, including the essay (Statement of Purpose), and an interview. The announcement of Results: Applicants will be contacted individually by email regarding admissions and scholarship results. For more details, please see our Application Guidelines (2016-2017) below: https://www.icla.jp/news_data/09292016FINAL.pdf
Learn Japanese in Japan! GenkiJACS is a Japanese language school located in Fukuoka, Japan, teaching Japanese for communication and everyday life. Start studying Japanese with us any Monday, and study from 2 weeks, up to a year! Student visas for long-term study are available at our Fukuoka Japanese school branch. Why GenkiJACS? Flexible schedules Courses start every Monday year-round, and you can study for as long as you want, from 2 weeks to a year or more! We schedule… [+] classes to fit your needs. Small class sizes Classes have maximum 8 students and usually average around 4 students. We have by far the smallest class sizes of any accredited school! Almost all ability levels accepted Whether you are a complete beginner, an expert, or somewhere in between, we have a class for you! Multiple ongoing classes mean you're not stuck in a group with people much higher or lower than you. Classes focused on Westerners Unlike almost all other Japanese schools, 90% of our students are from the US, Europe, and Australia. Course content is tailored to their specific needs. Proven Quality In addition to being government-accredited, we are one of only two Japanese schools accredited by the International Association of Language Centres, and the first Japanese school ever to be voted Star World Language School, the industry's highest award!! Only qualified teachers All of GenkiJACS' teachers are graduates of a 420-hour Japanese teacher training course at a recognized study institution. We hire only the best and perform regular training. Students agree: you won’t find better teachers! Unique Courses We're continually innovating, adding new courses such as "Japanese Plus Pop Culture" and "Japanese Plus Traditional Culture" that you won't find at other schools! Fukuoka School Our school is centrally located just minutes from Hakata Station, in the heart of Fukuoka City. We have 13 classrooms, and a large communal lounge for students to relax. Our classrooms are designed to facilitate learning in a relaxed and comfortable environment. The following facilities are available at the school for student use: PCs with broadband Internet access, and office applications free wireless Internet access study space Wii game console with a large selection of games DVD/TV and a large library of DVDs for free rental portable DVD/CD players for independent study big-screen video projector manga/book library free coffee/tea Contact Information Fukuoka school Hakataekihigashi 1-16-23, Hakata-ku, Fukuoka-shi 812-0013, Japan Phone: +81 (0)92 472 0123 International Main phone: (092) 472-0123 International phone: +81-92-472-0123 Fax: (092) 472-0124 email@example.com
An English language school that you control At English Training Lounge we understand that the modern world does not stop simply because we need it to! This is why ETL offers an English language school that is as flexible as you need it to be. We deliver English language training at a time and location of your choosing! We are not a 9 to 5 English as a second school because we know that life is 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We at English Training Lounge are proud to offer… [+] the world an English as a second language school that is literally at your fingertips! English Training Lounge - an English language school for the global classroom. Welcome to wherever you want to be! ABOUT ENGLISH TRAINING LOUNGE Study English at a time and place that suits you Study with an experienced English teacher Connect to a global English learning experience A MESSAGE FROM OUR FOUNDER - DAN NEWTON English Training Lounge came into being in December 2009 as an idea I had to further support vocational ESL students at a college I was teaching at in Riyadh in Saudi Arabia. In 2011 English Training Lounge was registered as a limited company and we went from a support group to an English teaching and training school with a global reach. It was clear that the needs of many English language students were not set in stone and that each student had their own particular English learning desires. We put together a number of surveys to find out exactly what type of English teaching and training potential students wanted. The data received showed a large amount of dissatisfaction with traditional ESL learning courses and that a lot of what was taught in the classroom had little to no relevance to the students academic or career pathways. With this information I wanted to design an English language school that was about the learner, offering what they need and wants in order for them to get the most out of their learning experience with us. I knew that ETL had to be as flexible and as varied in its English language teaching and training as the needs of each of our students. In short, we had to be specific in our curricula and offer as many English learning routes as required by all ESL learners. We aim to be the world’s leading online and face to face language School/company and believe the key to success is straightforward training courses that cater to our clients' and learners' needs. Depending on the client's requirements, we can deliver a fully personalized training programme or if needed a more structured, traditional learning pathway - all at a time and place that is convenient for the learner. I hope that all who come to study and train with English Training Lounge have the best experience possible and progress in their English studies to reach their future goals. Daniel Newton - Founder and Director of English Training Lounge, ETL COURSE FEES AND TRAINING BLOCKS Our learning courses a delivered in training blocks of 4, 6, 8, 10 or 12 hours with the option to add-on more hours if required. For the Corporate client, we offer a bespoke block of study that is in line with their specific English training needs - (Training block hours depend on the course of study and English requirements). ASK YOURSELF, 'Where do I want to be in life?' English Training Lounge was founded on the principle that the English language will take you further. Further in your personal life, further in your professional life and further in your academic life. The greatest gift England has given to the world is the English language. We believe that everyone has the ability to learn and develop English language skills, or any other language. At ETL we will take you that one step closer to realizing your full potential… welcome to wherever you want to be! HOW IT WORKS The English Training Lounge method of learning gives the learner the ability to speak English in a confident and authentic way. This offers a marked improvement in the learner's listening and comprehension skills. This, in turn, leads to a more fluent and rhythmic English reading ability and pronunciation. LESSONS ETL offers programmes of study that fit easily into anyone's lifestyle. ETL learners connect with our trainers in person or online via a number of conferencing platforms, Skype @etl-english being the most popular. After every 50-minute lesson, the learner follows a checklist of things that they can now do and say in English or choose the language of study. With the trainer's help, the learner starts to highlight and recognize their mistakes and areas of their English/language abilities that need improvement. With the guidance of the ETL, the learner actually starts to discover English or language of study for themselves!
A highly charged force who will move your world. Everything we do is about the IES Abroad student. Our profoundly passionate team of study abroad professionals believes in creating once-in-a-lifetime educational adventures that transcend expectations. Our goal is to rock the world of some 6,000 study abroad students every year. From our headquarters in Chicago to our 125+ study abroad programs in more than 30 global locations worldwide, we create authentic global education… [+] and life-affirming cultural experiences. We work at IES Abroad because we believe that every student should have the opportunity to go abroad – especially for a fun, safe, and superior academic and cultural environment. We believe so strongly in the power of our program, that we actively recruit students from diverse populations and provide more than $4 million in scholarships year after year. We are proud that our students are as diverse and exciting as the countries they study in. Who We Are The Institute for the International Education of Students (“IES Abroad”) represents a consortium of more than 235 U.S. colleges and universities. As a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization, IES Abroad has an all-volunteer Board of Directors and an extensive academic governance system that includes 5 committees featuring democratic representation from the IES Abroad Consortium. Since its founding in 1950, over 100,000 students have participated in IES Abroad international study abroad programs. IES Abroad operates 120+ programs in more than 30 locations in Europe, Africa, Asia, South America, Australia and New Zealand. With 6,000+ students enrolled in IES Abroad programs each year, IES Abroad is the largest study abroad provider in the United States and an innovative leader in the study abroad field. Our Mission IES Abroad educates students to become global leaders through premier study abroad and internship programs, which offer students worldwide experiential learning opportunities that meet the highest standards of academic quality. Our Vision Our vision for the future remains connected to the original IES Abroad program in 1950, a world filled with interculturally competent leaders who have both the understanding and skills to effectively, humanely, and positively navigate across different cultures, in politics, education, business, or the non-profit sector. Our Philosophy We are committed to placing the interests of our students first, to the delivery of superior academic programs, and to providing excellent service to our students and educational partners around the world. These are our highest priorities. We believe transparency, best practices, and maintaining the integrity of our business principles are in the best interests of our students, our global academic partners, and our organization. The governance structure of IES Abroad features a system of oversight characterized by consortium member and third-party driven checks and balances. What we offer A passport to global citizenship. IES Abroad creates a journey—an exhilarating challenge of academics and cultural immersion—an unmatched global educational experience. Our world-class faculty and demanding, relevant courses engage and inspire students as they discover unexpected ways of learning both inside and outside the classroom. Soon, our students find themselves at the intersection of language proficiency and intercultural communication as they learn to navigate the world as 21st-century global citizens. Here's how we do it: More than 125 academic programs Programs in 30+ cities and 21 countries A network of 600+ Ambassadors who have volunteered to answer questions More than 1,200 IES Abroad courses taught by qualified international faculty Credit transfer, based on programs already approved by students’ home schools or through programs accredited by IES Abroad’s School of Record, the University of Rochester Housing options secured and vetted by IES Abroad, including homestays, residence halls with local university students, and/or apartments (often with a local resident assistant) More than $4 million in IES Abroad scholarships and aid available Option to take courses at one of our international partner universities alongside local students Personal advising to assist with pre-departure questions, concerns, and processes Assistance with the visa application process Comprehensive health and safety services, which include: 24/7 emergency staff assistance onsite in each location to respond to immediate health and safety needs of students International health insurance for emergency purposes U.S.-based Dean of Students and support staff who establish and oversee health and safety protocol, consult with IES Abroad Centers to maintain high standards of safety, and serve as an emergency contact An international policy plan for crisis management and emergency procedures in all locations for evacuation in the event of natural disaster, political unrest, or terrorist action. Comprehensive pre-departure resources, including cultural and academic information Access to Moodle, an online learning environment that engages students outside the classroom Family support, including the IES Abroad Family Guide Experienced and dedicated local staff on-site Meals, depending on housing selection Internships and field placements in areas such as Art/Theatre, Business, Education, Government/Politics, Law, Sciences/Health-related programs, Social/NGO Organizations Service learning and volunteer opportunities at various local, national and international charitable organizations in areas such as Animal Welfare, Community Development, Economic Development, Education, Health, Human Rights, etc. Comprehensive orientation and re-entry programming that focuses on cultural adjustment, goal setting, and achievement, and preparing for the return home Access to organized field trips and cultural events Transcript Access to our 100,000+ alumni network and The Exchange bi-annual newsletter
Overview When the International University of Japan was founded in 1982, its mission was to develop future leaders with a high level of specialized theoretical and practical knowledge, as well as understanding and empathy toward the world’s variety of cultures, enhancing their ability to contribute to the global society. In the 25 years that have passed, more than 2,900 global leaders from about 100 countries have come from our Graduate Schools of International Relations a… [+] nd International Management. On our campus, we have built a unique and global intellectual community, unsurpassed in the world. About 300 students from 50 countries live in the dormitories, study, and research together with our faculty. In addition, we have developed a rich educational infrastructure to accommodate the information society, and have a strong relationship with the Center for Global Communications (GLOCOM), which, as a leader in the research into an information society, stresses “Chigyo”, the study of knowledge. IUJ, located in the serene heartland of rural Japan, is an ideal place for young men and women from all parts of the world to gather and to learn from each other and from a talented and diverse international faculty. The Graduate School of International Relations (GSIR) and the Graduate School of International Management (GSIM) present a unique opportunity for IUJ students to deepen their understanding of the policy sciences and area studies, using cutting-edge information and communication technologies. Our well-equipped campus, with its superb Matsushita Library and Information Center (MLIC), allows students to keep pace in this rapidly changing global and technological age. While English is the language of instruction, various levels of Japanese language courses are offered at IUJ so that those who wish to develop their proficiency in Japanese for internships or a professional career where knowledge of the Japanese language is important can do so. At the same time, the Japanese language courses will help overseas students to better understand Japanese culture and will help in their day-to-day cross-cultural communications and exchanges. Those who wish to pursue professional careers in global business and public organizations will leave IUJ not only with MBA or MA degrees but also with a lifelong personal and professional network throughout the world that will be a huge asset useful throughout your life. GSIM, IUJ Earns AACSB International Accreditation From February 20, 2018, the Graduate School of International Management (GSIM), IUJ has proudly obtained accreditation from AACSB International, the world’s leading authority on quality assurance of business schools. Please refer to the AACSB General announcement, AACSB’s Newsroom, and the Regional announcement which has been sent to around 100 reporters across our immediate region by AACSB. IUJ has become one of the four AACSB accredited universities in Japan up to date, and the first accredited English-medium university in Japan, offering graduate degree programs. About GSIM With its mission to nurture wise individuals for global business and social leadership, GSIM was founded in 1988 under the guidance and collaboration of the Amos Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College, USA. GSIM was the first US-style business school in Japan and the first MBA program in Japan to teach its courses only in English. Since then, GSIM has built up an international alumni network spanning over 120 countries and regions, and developed its campus into a diverse, multinational, multicultural, multi-ethnic environment comprised of students from around the world. GSIM has developed into a world-recognized business school, ranked among the top 100 business schools of the world (e.g., The Economist Intelligence Unit). About GSIM’s AACSB Journey GSIM started its AACSB accreditation journey in 2014. Since then, GSIM has undergone significant transformations in its mission, policies, curriculum, assurance of learning, faculty research and sufficiency to comply with AACSB standards. In July 2017, GSIM submitted its final report to AACSB. In November 2017, three peer review team members visited our campus. GSIM is now one its way to make continuous improvement. “The whole school is excited about obtaining AACSB Accreditation, through which we are committed to providing high-quality education while striving to reach our highest potential in the future,” said IUJ President Hiroyuki Itami, and IUJ GSIM Dean Wenkai Li. “We would like to thank our AACSB mentor, peer-review team members, and AACSB chief executives and staff for their immeasurable help and guidance. We also would like to thank the excellent and tireless work by GSIM students, alumni, faculty, staff, IUJ senior leadership, and other stakeholders.” About AACSB Founded in 1916 and headquartered in Tampa, Florida, USA, AACSB International (The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business) is the longest serving global accrediting body for business schools, connecting educators, students, and businesses to create the next generation of great leaders. AACSB International is the world’s largest business education alliance. AACSB accreditation is widely regarded as the highest level of accreditation for business schools, a “hallmark of excellence” in business education, and synonymous with the highest standards of quality. AACSB Accreditation has been earned by less than 5 percent of the world’s business schools. To learn more about AACSB, please visit www.aacsb
Nagoya Japan - The heart of East Asia Nestled in the heart of East Asia, Japan consists of four major islands with a population of over 126 million. Known for its advanced education, Japan has the highest number of Nobel prize winners of any Asian country, and the second highest of any country since 2000. Japan is the third largest national economy in the world, with Greater Nagoya, the center of manufacturing craftsmanship, producing nearly 1% of world GDP annually. As the… [+] third-largest city in Japan, Nagoya is located between Tokyo and Kyoto and is well known for its close proximity to numerous natural scenic and tourist attractions and is a great place both to study and to enjoy your time in Japan. An unforgettable experience in Japan Studying in Japan offers a fascinating experience for international students that will help you develop as a person and see things from new perspectives. Japan is one of the safest countries in the world and known firs its world-class education at the cutting edge of innovation. Surrounded by breathtaking natural terrain, four stunning distinct seasons, rich culture and outstanding cuisine you can ensure that your time here will be memorable. With over 250,000 international students and rising, Japan is one of the most popular destinations for international students. Campus A major feature of our Nisshin campus is that the educational facilities and sports facilities are on a single campus which leads to an active student life. The main campus is approximately 1.5 times the size of Tokyo Disneyland and surrounded by beautiful nature. Employment & overseas options We have a 99.2% success rate of employment with a dedicated team to help students find their career. We also have options As of 2017, NUCB has already established student exchange partnerships with 130 leading business schools in 54 countries. Under the student exchange program, students are able to add a new dimension of professional development. Tuition fees at partner schools are waived and students in excellent academic standing are eligible for additional scholarships to cover the cost of travel and living expenses.
YDC, Yokohama Design College, is one of leading Vocational schools to teach Designs, also famous in Japan for high level Japanese Education. YDC is located in Yokohama, which is just 30 minutes away from the center of Tokyo, it’s just one minute walk from the nearest station, very convenient place. In YDC we have 3 schools in one building, Japanese Language school, Design School, High school, International students and Japanese students use the same equipment, facilities, e… [+] asily able to make friends with Japanese locals, enjoy language / culture exchange. Yokohama is a bayside city with fusion of multi culture and exclusive interpretation of the world and has been evolving functionally every year, filled with adequate environmental sites to study design. This school has aggressively promoting field-trip lectures using location characteristics such as photo/video shooting at Minatomirai district, sketching at Red Brick Park and viewing at Yokohama Museum. At present, we have 420 students, 180 in Japanese Language department, 170 in Design department, 70 in High School department. In Japanese Language department, we have students from about 25 countries all over the world. They are learning Japanese for their own goal, University in Japan, Art activities (Art University, Vocational school) just experience living in the country of his/her dream, Job experience ….. YDC offer many optional cost-free program for helping our students achieve their dream, also activities for understanding Japanese cultures / way of thinking etc. What YDC teachers and staff think first is “May your dreams come true !!!” We also offer short trem course for students unable to come to Japan for long term due to their study or job schedule. Summer course takes place in July – August, combination of Japanese Language and Japanese culture / design / sight seeing experience. It will be a good introduction for people to come to Japan first time, making friends with students from other countries.
Take The World By Surprise You can be the next person who conquers the world Aizu has a tradition of changing society through the power of education. Inheriting this spirit, the University of Aizu continues to turn out individuals with the knowledge and skills needed to take on the world. This is the result of our unique approach to learning. What you learn on this campus will serve as a door to a bigger world. The next person to inspire the world could be you! The University… [+] of Aizu (UoA) was established in 1993 as the first university in Japan solely dedicated to computer science and engineering. With approximately 3,000 PCs and workstations on campus, and learning environments available around-the-clock, UoA helps students to take on challenges to grow into leaders of the computer science and engineering field. About UoA Nurtures talent who will exercise leadership in the knowledge-based society. Nurtures computer scientists and highly-skilled computer engineers who will create and exploit "knowledge" for the new era. Has first-class faculty members from almost twenty countries around the world. Provides an outstanding computer environment unparalleled by other universities. Established the graduate school open to the world, where English is used as the common language. Fosters students' latent limitless creativity by training critical thinking and appreciating their curiosity, free from preconceived ideas. Institutional Goals to Advance Knowledge for Humanity The mission of the University of Aizu is "to Advance Knowledge for Humanity," or in other words, to make discoveries and inventions which will contribute to the peace and prosperity of people. The University of Aizu promises to put our students first and to produce achievements that will be highly evaluated in academia, with innovations for sustainable growth of Fukushima Prefecture, Japan, and the world. The University motto is "Shine as Pioneers" with curiosity, dream and a challenging-spirit. Purpose of Establishment Nowadays, we often hear the term, "compliance," in the context of prevention of inappropriate conduct at companies or other organizations. Translation of this term has been changed from the meaning, "compliance with relevant rules," to "activities by relevant organizations in compliance with relevant rules and maintenance of an environment facilitating compliance with these rules to cover a broader range regarding compliance. Our University started its new history as a public university corporation in April 2006, and mid-term goals and plans for the coming 6 years were set up and management and operation of the University was initiated for the realization of these goals. For the realization of the University's goals, it will be very important for all University personnel, including all of its executives and employees, to share an understanding of the missions and goals of the University and do their best in taking individual work responsibilities toward this end. Under these circumstances, the establishment of a "code of conduct" is essential as a guideline and standard for executives and employees to put this into practice while carrying out their work duties. Purpose For the realization of the mission and goals of the University, we, the personnel including the executives and employees, shall act in accordance with the following code. We shall: Abide by laws and rules. We, the executives and employees, shall observe rules and the university corporation regulations in a lawful manner, comply with the norms of society, and act with sound judgment as members of society. Maintain high ethical norms both as educators and researchers. We, educators and researchers, shall carry out research, disclose research achievement results, and properly utilize research budgets provided, while maintaining high ethical norms. Increase student satisfaction. We, the executives and employees, shall put students first and concentrate our efforts to advance the quality of education and research. Properly perform risk management in order to maintain trustworthiness of the University, and protect its assets. We, the executives and employees, shall take the importance of risk management seriously and strive to prevent trouble that may degrade trust in the University. We shall also properly and efficiently take care of the University's resources and duly protect the intellectual property of the University. Endeavor to maintain and improve the working environment. The individual personality of each executive and employee must be respected to realize a safe and user-friendly working environment. Contribute to local communities. We must realize that promotion of university-industry cooperation is a duty that universities should fulfill for society, and strive to contribute to vitalization of industry and advancement of culture. Promote international relations. In order to realize world-class education and research, students, as well as faculty members, shall be proactively invited and accepted to the University to vitalize international exchange, cooperation, and joint activities. Actively disclose information. Relevant information shall be disclosed in a proactive manner to gain public understanding and credibility in the University. Ensure fair relationships with business partners. Business partners shall be selected fairly for unbiased dealings. Six Important Points of Conduct for Fulfillment of the University's Mission and Goals We, the University personnel, including all its executives and employees, shall behave honestly and with dignity in the course of fulfillment of the mission and goals of the University in compliance of the University of Aizu Code of Conduct, keeping the following six points in mind. Whether or not our conduct is based on high ethical norms both as educators and researchers. Whether or not our conduct has properly responded to needs in local communities, nationally and internationally. Whether or not our conduct has considered students' viewpoints. Whether or not our conduct has violated relevant laws and/or the University Corporation Regulations. Whether or not our conduct has strayed from the mission and/or the University Corporation Regulations. Whether or not our conduct has gone against social decency and/or ethics.
Dedicated to cross-cultural education with a global perspective, the European College for Liberal Studies (ECLS) is an independent private higher education institution with campuses in Europe and Asia. ECLS offers flexible liberal and global studies at the Undergraduate/Bachelor/BA, Graduate/Master/MA and Postgraduate/Doctor/ Ph.D. level. The Barcelona Business School is an accredited private educational institution that forms an integral part of the International University… [+] of Southern Europe that groups the business, management, language and cultural studies at its main campus in Barcelona and its satellite campus in Madrid into one international university dedicated to cross-cultural education with a global perspective. Operating under the authority of the coordinating United International Business Schools organization, our study programs and courses are regularly reviewed and modernized in cooperation with the Global Council for Management Education, the organization's academic council. Partnerships and links with other schools, colleges and universities are developed and maintained through the International Student Mobility Initiative. Committed to offering quality business and management education at the undergraduate, graduate and executive level, we strive to continuously improve our career-oriented academic study programs in accordance with the demands of the global marketplace as well as with the guidelines received from reputable American, European and international educational organizations. Discover ECLS Coming from around the world, our students are part of a vibrant and truly international community, showing great appreciation for cultural diversity, and developing a lasting understanding of different views, beliefs, and values. Student activities are organized on a regular basis through the student and alumni network, Entrepreneurs United. Students are encouraged to participate in events and to make the most out of their study experience. Mission Statement The European College for Liberal Studies aspires to be acknowledged as a private and independent liberal arts college of the first choice for the quality of its undergraduate, graduate and executive programs and courses. We strive to provide students the inspiring excellence of a private college, combined with the stimulating advantage of a small-scale, cross-cultural and English-speaking environment. Our study programs and teaching methods are in line with international standards in higher education and are undergoing a continuous process of self-evaluation and self-improvement by means of internal and external quality validation. Among our faculty and staff, we give emphasis to such qualities as innovation, flexibility and a continuous sense of advancement. Our organization, being internationally commended for its academic contributions to professional business and management education, serves a highly unique and culturally diverse student body and endorses both academic advancement and personal growth among its students. Our mission is accomplished through academic excellence, ingenious extra-curricular activities, and distinguishing cultural alliances. We are dedicated to the following educational resolutions: To offer highly-competitive career-oriented academic study programs at the undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate levels in a full-time, part-time and online format; To offer a range of flexible non-degree programs to meet the needs of individual students, companies, and organizations in the framework of lifelong learning; To uphold excellent quality standards in our academic curricula, pragmatic teaching methods, and personalized student services; To welcome qualified students, faculty, and staff of all backgrounds, nationalities, and religions; To equip students with well-developed analytical, conceptual, quantitative and interpersonal skills; To provide an opportunity to develop specific skills in accordance with one’s interests and talents; To develop among students an understanding of cross-cultural management, global leadership, and business ethics; To increase students’ competence in global thinking by offering a dynamic and truly international study environment. Why ECLS? Our study programs and courses are career-oriented in nature and provide students with a high level of flexibility throughout their studies. Focusing on a broad range of specialized subject matters, students are equipped with the necessary skills and knowledge to be successful in today’s global economy, and are prepared for a wide variety of professional development and career opportunities. Our programs are an excellent choice for recent high school graduates as well as for college and university transfer students who would like to see their employability in today’s job market increase by engaging in rigorous and academically challenging studies to obtain a relevant academic qualification in the field liberal arts. Upon graduation, students mainly start or advance their careers with entry-level management positions in national and multinational companies and organizations in various economic sectors. Others decide to launch a new business venture or join an existing family business. Students can also choose to continue their studies without interruption in almost any of our other undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate programs to further enhance their career prospects. 21st Century Liberal Arts Education Through close student-lecturer contact and classes in relatively small groups, ECLS provides for a professional academic atmosphere to meet students’ individual needs in a truly international environment. Permanent interaction is ensured so that students obtain a firm grasp of the course materials offered. In small groups (up to approximately 24 students) students are discussing issues, sharing ideas, testing theories and benefitting from our rigorous academic standards. Faculty members are drawn from around the world, are highly qualified in their field(s) of expertise and combine a solid academic background and ample professional experience as business leaders, industrialists, entrepreneurs and/or consultants. To prevent business theory from remaining abstract and inapplicable, most courses are based on the case method and provide students with a practical, hands-on problem-solving approach to contemporary business and management issues. Students are taught in a pragmatic way with the use of simulation techniques, up-to-date case studies and the required theoretical background. They also learn to think strategically when making decisions, to empathize with their peers, to inspire teamwork and team building, and to contribute to the success of a project. Thinking creatively and independently by questioning, rather than blindly accepting subject material is strongly encouraged. Throughout the academic year, students are regularly assessed through an ideal mix of individual and team projects, presentations, papers, mid-terms and final exams so that their progress can be closely monitored. This highly practical skills and knowledge-based approach to learning involves the continuous monitoring and adaptation of courses to the demands of the global marketplace with the assistance of an Academic Council composed of prominent personalities from the business community.
General Information Name: National University Corporation Ehime University Locations: Johoku Campus: 3 Bunkyo-cho, Matsuyama, Ehime Tarumi Campus: 3-5-7 Tarumi, Matsuyama, Ehime Number of Students: 8305 (Undergraduate), 1114 (Graduate) Number of International Students: 89 (Undergraduate), 152 (Graduate), 81 (Exchange, etc.) About Ehime University Ehime University is located in Matsuyama, which is well-known for Japan’s oldest hot spring, Dogo Onsen, haiku and for being o… [+] ne of the most comfortable cities in Japan to live. Ehime University is the largest university on Shikoku, one of the four main islands in Japan, and home of world-leading research institutes such as the Center for Marine Environmental Studies (CMES), the Geodynamics Research Center (GRC), the Proteo-Science Center (PROS) and the Research Center of Ancient East Asian Iron Culture. Ehime University, as a center of knowledge, is taking the initiative in the sustainable development of local communities and provides education and research activities which can contribute to society from the global point of view. Tuition and living expenses Tuition for one year is JPY 535,800 + a JPY 282,000 entrance fee. (The entrance fee can be waived.) Accommodation (rent and utilities) ranges from JPY 25,000 to JPY 35,000. It is possible to live on about JPY 80,000/month. Support for International Students Ehime University has accommodation facilities which can accommodate up to 118 international students, and bicycles are provided to these and other students. Financial support, such as scholarships and tuition exemption, is provided especially for privately funded students. About 90% of the privately funded students at Ehime University benefit from some form of financial support. To facilitate international exchanges, several friendship or volunteer associations, both in and outside the university, hold parties and events on a regular basis, providing international students with many opportunities to communicate with local citizens and learn about Japanese culture. A local NPO provides used household goods for free to Ehime University international students.
The Institute for the Liberal Arts (ILA) at Doshisha University, one of Japan’s oldest and top ranking universities, offers a world-class academic experience. As students study for their degrees, they gain international experience in Japan and have opportunities to acquire experience abroad, to intern, and to learn Japanese at our acclaimed Center for Japanese Language and Culture. Studying at the ILA offers the best of both worlds: a small Institute within a large university. O… [+] ur diverse international faculty are all active researchers and innovators in their own fields. The Institute's small liberal arts college atmosphere and seminars allow students broad access to the faculty’s expertise. As students study for their degrees, faculty members challenge students to not only find interesting answers but to formulate and ask intriguing questions. ILA’s approach to undergraduate studies is interdisciplinary, providing an in-depth examination of Japan that facilitates broader comparative research. The Institute's team of academics and administrators all understand the importance of both local and global contexts, and together with students, draw on their own experiences of living and researching across the world. In today's world, an international education, internship experience, global networks, and language skills will give you the competitive edge to help you succeed. Our tuition fees are highly competitive and all incoming international students (college visa holders) will be considered for a reduction in tuition fees. Doshisha offers many other competitive scholarships for students. In 2011, we welcomed our first students and we are confident of expanding further afield in the future. ILA classes are joined by Doshisha students from departments across the university, and exchange students from our worldwide network of partner universities. Like the historic and dynamic city of Kyoto, we have our eyes focused on the globalized world of the future with our feet placed firmly on the local knowledge of traditions. Kyoto setting provides an exceptional cultural experience, combining the best of tradition, nightlife, and dynamic employment opportunities in modern Japan. Doshisha receives solicitations for approximately 600 job openings every year for international students and 98% of graduates successfully find jobs. Doshisha University key facts: Private university founded in 1875 14 faculties and 16 graduate schools 2,000 faculty members 25,000 undergraduates and 2,400 graduates
Why choose English-medium Undergraduate programs at Ritsumeikan University? English-based Undergraduate Programs enable access to the variety of academic courses for students who are not good enough at Japanese language. After enrollment, International students will have opportunities to learn Japanese in/outside of the curriculum. Available courses in AY 2018. -International Relations (GS Major) -International Relations (Joint degree program with American University) -Policy… [+] Science (CRPS Major) -Information Science and Engineering (ISSE Course) <Student Diversity> Student diversity is one of the most attractive features of RU. In 2017, 1890 degree-seeking international students from 61 countries studied in our graduate and undergraduate programs. RU always gives you a lot of chances to meet students from areas with very different culture. Student diversity makes your university life exciting and contributes to your fruitful academic activities in Japan. <Great Locations> Ritsumeikan University has four campuses in the Kansai region. English-medium undergraduate degree programs are offered at three of these campuses. Global Studies Major is based at Kinugasa Campus in northwest Kyoto City. Community and Regional Policy Studies Major is based at Osaka Ibaraki Campus which opened in 2015 in Ibaraki City, Osaka Prefecture. Information Systems Science and Engineering Course, a brand new program from 2017, is based at the Biwako - Kusatsu Campus in Kusatsu City, Shiga Prefecture. The three cities are within easy reach of each other. From Kyoto to Ibaraki (Osaka) and to Kusatsu (Shiga) takes just 20 to 30 minutes by train. <Opportunities beyond Japan> Ritsumeikan University has study abroad agreements with more than 130 universities in 30 countries and regions. Students are encouraged to participate in study abroad programs or fieldworks overseas depending on their majors and academic fields. In addition, RU operates the Dual Undergraduate Degree Program (DUDP), in which students can earn bachelor’s degrees from both RU and allied universities. <Student Activities and Support> RU offers many programs such as off-campus voluntary activities, internships, on-campus peer support activities and various kinds of clubs and circles run by the students. International students with a student Visa can apply for tuition reduction scholarships. Accommodation in a furnished apartment or off campus dormitory is available for students of English-medium undergraduate programs providing the students with a good environment to concentrate on their study and day-to-day communication with other students. <Scholarships for International Students> - Tuition Reduction Scheme Below is information about the tuition reduction scheme for 2017 admissions. 100% tuition waiver 50% tuition reduction 20% tuition reduction The tuition reduction is offered initially for one year, based on students’ admission evaluation. In second and subsequent years, the tuition reduction is awarded based on students’ grades during the previous year of study. Ritsumeikan University at a Glance Ritsumeikan University was selected by the Japanese government as one of the universities for the “Top Global University Project” in 2014. Selected universities are required to actively promote globalization among Japanese universities. Founded in 1900, Ritsumeikan boasts a history of over 110 years. RU is an integrated university with 14 colleges and 21 graduate schools. We have 4 Campuses in Kyoto City, Kyoto Prefecture, Kusatsu City, Shiga Prefecture, and Ibaraki City Osaka Prefecture. RU has a worldwide alumni network with 24 overseas branches. 1890 degree-seeking international students from 61 countries, Plus 180 non-degree international students from 27 countries in 2017AY. RU was ranked No.1 for the most foreign faculty members in a Japanese university in 2016AY. RU has a global network of 435 partner institutions worldwide. We also have study abroad agreements with 137 universities in 30 countries and regions. 99+% of international students in the English-medium undergraduate programs who applied for scholarships received financial aid in 2016AY. More than 95% of international graduates successfully got jobs in 2014AY. RU was ranked No.3 in QS Graduate Employability Rankings 2015(Pilot) among Japanese private universities. RU has 450+ student clubs and circles of all kinds, including sports, arts, Japanese culture and everything in between. RU was ranked No.1 in commissioned research by private-sector industries nationwide in 2015FY.
Dedicated to cross-cultural education with a global perspective The United International Business Schools organization (UIBS) is an independent private higher education institution with campuses in Europe and Asia. UIBS offers flexible business and management studies at the Undergraduate/Bachelor/BBA, Graduate/Master/MBA and Postgraduate/Doctor/DBA level leading to private programmatically-accredited degrees, as well as to American regionally-accredited degrees, and/or European… [+] state-recognized degrees in cooperation with our academic partners. UIBS has campuses in: Amsterdam, Antwerp, Barcelona, Brussels, Geneva, Madrid, Milan, Tokyo and Zurich. "the inspiring excellence of a private college, the stimulating advantage of a small-scale environment" Flexible Study Programs Our flexible study programs are based on the American model of higher education, allowing students to choose their courses based on course requirements, previous studies, current interests and future ambitions. Multiple Starting Dates Students can choose between multiple starting dates in the fall, winter, spring, and summer of each academic year. Our modular course design and program structure allow for an optimal further education planning. Transfer Between Campuses Students can transfer between campuses on a quarterly basis with guaranteed program compatibility. Our quarter-based academic calendar allows for a continuous study abroad experience across Europe and Asia. "The school is so diverse; you have the possibility to travel the world and change campuses. During the global study trip, so many campuses came together, and even if you don't know the students, ou have something in common and everybody is just one big family." - Philip, Bachelor Student Truly Global Community Our truly global community of students, faculty, and staff, is made up of over 85+ different nationalities from around the world, with students showing great appreciation for cultural diversity and entrepreneurial initiative. "I've been able to create long-lasting friendships with international people from all over the world. UIBS has given me all the professional skills and tools I needed to develop in my career." - Elvitz, Master Student Professionally Experience Professors Academically qualified and professionally experienced professors link theory and practice by bringing contemporary case studies into the classroom, preparing students to become the global leaders of the future. Interactive Teaching Methods Small class sizes with up to 30 students allow professors to use interactive teaching methods, thereby increasing group interaction, improving group dynamics and building long-lasting connections among students. "The school had an incredible nurturing environment that I felt comfortable growing in. It was very challenging as well; I felt very open talking to my professors and fellow students about pushing myself forward academically and as a person" - Scarlett, Bachelor Student 1350 Alumni and counting 85 Nationalities and counting 9 Campuses 1 Community
Sushi, Shiawase, Sekai (Sushi, Happiness, World) We want to create happiness all over the world with Sushi. Our goal is to train leaders of Japanese cuisine, such as sushi, and to pursue people’s happiness by spreading, developing and heightening the value of Japanese cuisine in the world. Since its foundation in 2002, Tokyo Sushi Academy has been attracting attention from both domestic and international media as the first school to train sushi chefs in Japan and the only o… [+] ne that teaches sushi to professional chefs in English. We have more than 4,000 alumni and they found a new career in over 50 countries since TSA was established 2002. ■How class goes? You can check out our school life on youtube by simply clicking the above link; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l-vBNUdUfMU Tokyo Sushi Academy was introduced by Reuters/TRT world on youtube recently. I think this 3min TV program helps you to understand more about our school! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g9bpBT3K0NU We post a photo of daily class on our facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/tokyosushiacademytsukiji/ ■Our Graduates We have more than 4,000 alumni and they found a new career in over 50 countries since TSA was established 2002. One of our graduate from Greece was named among the world’s 100 top chefs at the award ceremony of the first Chefs World Summit in November 2017. http://www.ekathimerini.com/214141/article/ekathimerini/life/greek-sushi-master-among-worlds-100-best-chefs http://www.ekathimerini.com/214141/article/ekathimerini/life/greek-sushi-master-among-worlds-100-best-chefs WHY SUSHI/JAPANESE CUISINE? Japanese cuisine loved in the world According to the survey conducted by Japan’s Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, Japanese restaurants or Japanese fusion restaurants drastically increased their number from about 24,000 in 2006 to 55,000 in 2013 and 89,000 in 2015. “Japanese cuisine,” the most favorite foreign cuisine In the survey about favorite foreign cuisine, people in China, Hong Kong, South Korea, Taiwan, France and Italy selected Japanese cuisine as their most favorite. (2013 Japanese External Trade Organization) Japanese chefs remaining in the country Despite high demand in the world, today’s Japanese chefs tend to remain in a comfortable environment of their own country and thus Japanese-cuisine chefs are much needed in the world. Trend of “Dashi” “Umami” “Dashi” and “Umami,” the fundamental components of Japanese cuisine, are attracting attention from all over the world. Chefs of world-renowned restaurants visit Tokyo to learn Japanese cuisine. Successful cases of Japanese/ Japanese fusion cuisine Japanese fusion restaurants, such as Nobu, Zuma, and Morimoto, have become a food trend in the world. Successful cases of Edo-style sushi restaurants in the world Due to the development of distribution systems in the last decade, it became possible not only for high-class restaurants in Tokyo but anywhere in the world to have seafood directly transported from the Tsukiji fish market. As discerning customers increase, high-end Edo-style sushi restaurants proved successful in Hong Kong, New York, and Singapore.WHY TOKYO/TSUKIJI? Tokyo, the most competitive area for restaurants With the population of over 12 million and more than 150,000 restaurants, Tokyo is known as the most competitive area for restaurants in the world. The city features not only Japanese but also Chinese, Italian, French and Thai restaurants and you can enjoy high-quality dishes for prices starting at JPY500 (approx. $4). Michelin acknowledges Tokyo In 2015, 226 restaurants in Tokyo earned stars in the Michelin guide. The city leaves Paris far behind, which ranked second with 99 restaurants, and proves that it earned high reputation among gourmets. Kappabashi-The Street of Restaurant Goods Suppliers Kappabashi, famous as the Street of Restaurant Goods Suppliers, is located about 30 minutes by train from Tsukiji. The street is lined with shops of kitchen knives, fake display food or kitchen equipment and attracts those involved with food industry around the world. You can find restaurant equipment as well as tools for chefs. Large-scale food events Tokyo hosts large-scale food-related events, such as Foodex Japan, which is held in every March as the largest exhibition of the restaurant business in Asia, or Japan International Seafood Show in August. The city enables you to build up your network within the food industry. Tsukiji Tsukiji School is located within 5-minute distance on foot from the world-renowned Tsukiji fish market. You can build up your network with suppliers at the market for world’s best ingredients. Four seasons By experiencing spring, summer, autumn, and winter, you can feel the seasonal essence of Japanese cuisine and sushi. This is the experience you can have only in Japan. Your own activities in Japan On the weekend and holidays, you can enjoy your own activities, such as skiing, taking a hot spring bath, viewing fireworks or cherry blossoms, joining hot pot parties or drinking at Izakaya (a Japanese-style pub). WHY TSA? Previous achievements and network Since TSA’s foundation in 2002, more than 4,000 alumni found a new career in over 50 countries. You can meet chefs coming from all over the world in pursuit of the same goal and heighten your intellectual motivation or find new business partners. The only school that teaches authentic Japanese cuisine in English TSA (Tokyo Sushi Academy) is the only school where you can learn authentic Japanese cuisine in English. There are other schools for Japanese cuisine, but they teach in Japanese and require language proficiency of the JLPT N-2 level (business-level). Instructors Outstanding soccer players do not always make outstanding coaches. Similarly, cooking instructors need experience and sense. In the field of sushi and Japanese cuisine, which requires chefs to “watch and learn,” our passionate instructors will take advantage of their experience in teaching foreigners and answer each of your questions. Practical lessons + resources TSA features not only practical lessons using various fish and ingredients but also wide-ranged English resources about sushi and Japanese cuisine. These resources will allow you to learn diversely, ranging from the history of sushi and Japanese cuisine to their latest trend. Activities We also offer activities outside the classroom, including field trips to Tsukiji and Kappabashi, so that you can learn Japanese cuisine from different perspectives. Support for life in Japan TSA will support you to the best of our ability before and after you arrive in Japan so that you can enjoy your stay in Tokyo; we will help you with the search for housing and preparation for life in Japan by providing an orientation and safety protocol in the event of earthquakes. Career support After you graduate TSA, we will assist you in changing jobs or opening a business.
The mission of this school is to train persons who "serve God and the world in the spirit of Christ" through "instruction which values each and every individual." Christian Instruction Christianity--the founding spirit that supports Japan Lutheran CollegeChristianity, the founding spirit that is JLC's legacy, does not only appear in lectures but is part of all campus life. Much can be learned and gained from the daily interactions with faculty, staff, and other students.… [+] Japan Lutheran College has a Campus Christian Center, where the Chaplain (pastor) provides leadership for all the worship-related activities and programs on campus. The Chaplain is served by a Chaplain's Assistant, together with other helpers and student volunteers who make up the Worship Committee. There are chapel services every class day. While worship is not compulsory, it does provide a place where faculty and students can come together as one, heard the Word of God, and join in prayer. Through the messages presented here, there are opportunities to see another side of those people that we interact with daily. The basis of our "Lutheraness"--as it were-of praising God and fostering a love for our fellow humans is found in this Christian instruction. It is our hope that the years of study at JLC will not only result in knowledge and skills but will be a time that deeply affects each of us as individuals.
Hirosaki University was established in the former castle town of Hirosaki in 1949. It is a national university and is located in Aomori Prefecture, situated at the northern end of Honshu Island. Hirosaki University is a medium-sized university with Faculties of Humanities, Education, Medicine, Science & Technology, and Agriculture & Life Science. These five Faculties cover a broad and comprehensive range of undergraduate academic disciplines. The university is als… [+] o home to seven graduate programs, including the independent and interdisciplinary doctoral course in Regional Studies.
Oxademy Graduate School is a professional and academic education provider located in the city of Oxford, the world’s most renowned learning hub. At Oxademy, we work with an extensive network of educational specialists in Oxford to deliver world-class guided online learning to eligible students. How We Work Our programmes give students everything they need to be successful. This includes a self-discovery programme, critical thinking, leadership and entrepreneurship training, j… [+] ob acquisition coaching, ongoing mentorsjo[, internship opportunities... and of course, an accredited certificate or degree upon graduation. Technology Oxademy's innovative, cutting-edge distance learning platform is based on a proprietary framework (OxABL©) that provides a logical structure for online education. At the root of our programming is a "Human Cognitive System" and an "Instructional Design" that enables us to focus on how learners process information... so we can better engage through synchronous and asynchronous learning methods. We have developed our own e-learning platform (VLE) that adopts several technologies to create a seamless and productive learning experience. Most importantly, our VLE enables us to engage with students (online and offline), keep them motivated, and automatically understand the behaviour of successful students. This is all provided via a cloud-based solution that supports "Mashware” (an intersection of mashups and courseware), LIVE interactive classes, student-teacher interaction, a LIVE student response system, and an Intelligent Learning Pattern Analyser. This is all delivered over the Internet via remote learning.
Departments and Courses at Beppu Mizobe Gakuen College Beppu Mizobe Gakuen College has four departments under which exist various 2-year courses. Two of the departments, the Department of Contemporary Life Design and the Department of Food and Nutrition, have devised special courses for international students as described below. Come experience all that we have to offer you and invest in your future at Mizobe! Department of Contemporary Life Design: A fulfilling two-year… [+] program with a content-rich curriculum combined with “hands-on” experiences and strong support from faculty as students work toward getting certified in their respective fields. Students are able to take classes that interest them from other course curriculums which makes it possible for them to obtain specialized information in their own course, but to also study a wide range of topics. Department of Food and Nutrition: This department aims to produce culinary professionals and nutritionists who are well schooled in specialized knowledge regarding nutrition, food and food preparation, and health. Students are able to obtain various certifications and skills that are beneficial when job hunting while they are enrolled without any extra costs beyond the designated tuition payments which is most likely related to why the employment rate of this department’s graduates exceed 90% each year. There is one “International Student Course” within this department. Department of Early Childhood Education This is a two-year training program for students whose goal is to become instructors at daycare facilities or nursery schools. There are other certificates and licenses that students may obtain through their studies such as “Recreation Instructors” and “Peer Helpers.” Department of Certified Care Workers This department serves to foster certified care workers who are able to communicate smoothly with the elderly and handicapped and who possess the skills to provide housework and everyday life support while respecting individual rights. International Exchange and Activities for International Students Beppu Mizobe Gakuen College is a relatively small junior college, however, we are realizing the importance of expanding globally and relish the vibrancy that international students bring to our campus. Although international students may have difficulties at first with their Japanese studies and other academics, there is abundant support from faculty and staff that will aid in overcoming the initial challenges. Proficiency in Japanese is, of course, important, especially in terms of seeking employment in Japan. However, knowledge of Japanese culture and etiquette is just as important. Despite the rigor of the academics, Beppu Mizobe Gakuen College also wants international students to have fun and provides many activities and experiences that will allow them to observe and try their own hand at Japanese traditional arts such as flower arrangement, tea ceremony, dressing in kimono, Japanese cooking, and many others. There are field trips throughout the year, visits to Japanese elementary schools, participation in local festivals, involvement in volunteer work, and plenty of opportunities for exchange with local people. There is student-run cultural clubs (Tea Ceremony Club, Chinese Cultural Club, etc.), sports clubs (Japanese archery, swimming, basketball, etc.), on campus that international students are welcome to join. Location The Beppu Mizobe Gakuen College campus is located in Kyushu, the southern-most island of the four islands that comprise Japan. To be more specific, Beppu Mizobe Gakuen College is located in Beppu City in Oita Prefecture. Beppu City is a mid-size city of roughly 120,000 and is the neighboring city to Oita Prefecture’s capital city of Oita City. Beppu is known for its hot springs, roughly 2,700 springs in Beppu alone, and for its “hot spring tourism” that brings many people to this city each year to relax and enjoy the beautiful natural surroundings of the area. Many international students picture the larger cities of Tokyo or Osaka when they picture Japan in their minds, however, we pride ourselves in being able to offer students what those cities cannot – a glimpse at the “true” Japan. Kyushu is especially known for holding on to Japanese traditions and local flavor which can be harder to find in the urban centers of the country. Beppu’s safe environment and cheap living costs in addition to its location and proximity to other Asian countries, make it an ideal place for international students to begin their lives in Japan.
YNU Trains Youths to Act on a Global Stage, Contribute to Society and Be Practical. Yokohama National University is in its 137th year since its beginning – foundation of the Teacher Training Center – and is in its 62nd year since becoming a national university based in Yokohama, Kanagawa Prefecture. During this period, while going through natural disasters and changing times, YNU has remained in the lead in churning out individuals equipped with practical knowledge and ski… [+] lls to be successful in society. In research, YNU has published numerous findings that are recognized globally, beyond the Japanese cultural and industrial boundaries. Many students have devoted themselves to study at YNU, their eyes set on the future, harboring lofty ambitions. The faculty and staff, too, have squarely stood up to society’s big expectations and trust understood the responsibilities of a National University and fulfilled those responsibilities. National Universities have traditionally upheld for themselves a mission of contributing to society, as institutions of higher learning, by creating new values that reflect the times. We take great pride that this mission has taken deep root at YNU as part of our school culture and ideal. Today, culture, science, and economy operate on a global scale while the environment is undergoing a sea change. In knowledge-based society of the 21st century, YNU will forge ahead with “transmitting knowledge” by producing practical individuals who can be successful on a global stage, and “furthering knowledge” through cutting-edge and global research projects, both of which carried out under the banner of being an “international focal point of practical scholarship.” As part of these efforts, two new academic organizations were added in 2011: the School of Engineering Science and the Graduate School of Urban Innovation. YNU’s commitment to the prosperity of humanity and society will continue, through bold, cooperative initiatives with local communities and expanded activities overseas. Yokohama National University upholds the four pillars of being Active, Innovative, Open and Global as fundamental university values and is committed to working harder and making further strides in research carrying out its vow to be a university that acts globally and contributes to society.
Established in 1875, Doshisha University is widely recognized as one of Japan’s top comprehensive universities, with a distinguished history of education based on founder Joseph Hardy Neesima’s philosophy of “education guided by conscience.” Doshisha Business School (DBS) opened in 2004, following a long tradition of successful Kyoto-based global corporations such as Omron, Kyocera, Shimadzu, and Nintendo. Our English-language Global MBA was inaugurated alongside the sch… [+] ool’s Japanese MBA in 2009, and following five successful years was strengthened as an independent Global MBA (Global Business and Management Studies) program in 2014 with a bolstered dedicated faculty and expanded course offerings. Sharing the vision of our university’s founder, we strongly believe that companies and businesspeople must strive not only for financial success but also to make a positive social contribution to the world in which we live. Our aim is to prepare future business leaders who are willing and able to respond effectively to the emerging needs of the increasingly diverse groups of people participating in the global economy. The Doshisha Global MBA program offers a unique experiential MBA to students willing to work in partnership with professors and local and multinational business leaders when exploring - and challenging - traditions and trends in global business and management. Doshisha Business School is located in the beautiful and historic city of Kyoto, within Japan’s “Kansai” region (centered around Kyoto–Osaka–Kobe). Set in picturesque natural surroundings, Kyoto offers an exciting blend of traditional and modern, with 17 UNESCO World Heritage sites, various artistic and spiritual pursuits, a safe and fun nightlife, and much more. The Kansai region is also the industrial heart of Japan, with the largest number of manufacturers in Japan and numerous R&D centers and high-tech science parks. We encourage students to capitalize on being in this special place with its historic network of innovative and creative industries. People Hold The Key Since its inception, a striking feature of the Doshisha Global MBA program is the diversity of the people who make our program special. The students we work with come from a wide variety of backgrounds and during their studies can collaborate with colleagues from over 30 different countries. We welcome applications from aspiring and inspiring individuals regardless of gender, ethnicity, religion, or nationality.
The Graduate School of Business Administration, also known as the Keio Business School, was established in 1978. The same year, we replaced our one-year graduate program with a two-year MBA degree program, the first in Japan. Since then, we have nurtured contemporary business leaders through our practice-oriented education using the case study method, in line with Keio’s founding philosophy of practical learning. In 1991, we added a doctoral program to train professional r… [+] esearchers in business administration. Keio Business School has awarded approximately 2400 Masters of Business Administration (MBA) degrees over the last 30 years. The number of KBS graduates exceeds 3000 when the doctoral program and the one-year program that was offered for nine years prior to the MBA program are included. Our current students come from a variety of backgrounds, ranging in age from mid-twenties to the late thirties, and devote two years to full-time study in a highly competitive but friendly and collaborative environment. Japanese businesses are seeking new business models and management styles for further growth in the current economic climate. At the same time, people’s values and the regulatory environment are changing dramatically, creating a growing need for professional management skills to cope with such changes. In these circumstances, Keio Business School has adopted a new educational objective: “the development of business leaders capable of pioneering innovation in the new age.” In the coming age, innovative leaders must have a deep understanding of the mechanisms of the economy and know how to navigate a company to success even in less-than-ideal economic conditions. They must also possess the confidence to stay the course despite short-term trends and market vicissitudes, and the judgment to know what will change and what will not change. They need to be able to boldly chart a new course when needed. We believe that leaders with such insight and abilities will enable constant innovation in today’s rapidly changing business environment. In order to develop innovative leaders, Keio Business School revises its curriculum every year to expand core courses, update specialized courses, and reconsider topics from an international perspective. The current curriculum has three main components: core courses, specialized courses, and seminars. In April 2000, KBS became the first institution in Japan to receive certification from The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). KBS is very proud to have received this official accreditation from the AACSB, the global standard setter for business schools, as we enter an era of global competition and see a growing need for business education in Japan as well.