Overview of the EMBA Subjects

Core Courses

  • Provide a comprehensive knowledge base in eight functional areas of business needed for general business administration capability, centered around the practical case method approach
  • Develop core management skills and fundamental knowledge in all relevant fields, including those already familiar from professional experiences
Accounting and Control
Develop analytical skills for accounting information through learning fundamentals of bookkeeping, financial statements, financial ratios and management accounting necessary for quantitative management methods
Management Science
Develop analytical skills for effective problem solving and opportunity identification for rational decision making which involves the application of mathematical modeling
Organization and Human Management
Organization management with focus on human behavior in organizations (micro-level organizational behavior) along with organization and strategy in management (macro-level organizational behavior)
Learn effective market strategies for creating products and services that appeal to customers and effective expression and communication of product value to customers
Business, Economy and Society
Foster sound decision making ability in changing external environments by understanding external factors connected with people and organizations
Financial Management
Fundamentals of general and management finance, business valuation, capital cost calculation, financial strategy for managerial purposes, M&A, and corporate revitalization
Production Policy
Learn production and supply chain functions of business and how to identify and analyze problems to deal with the issues in order to gain competitive advantage through operations
Business Policy
Learn methodology to successfully formulate and implement the strategic plan and lead the organization from top decision makers' viewpoint in the context of management policy and solving strategy-related problems

Field Courses

  • The purpose of Field Courses are to learn logical decision making process through analyses of actual management practices and their backgrounds, as a practical application of the fundamental management theories.
    Students will address a strategic issues being faced by client companies through field researches on, and discussions with, the executives and key players of the companies.
STEP1  Preparations for Field Research
STEP2  Field Research & Field Camp
STEP3  Management Proposals

Partner Companies in the Academic Year 2015 (to be confirmed)

In Japan

Key Coffee Inc.

A coffee company operating in fields ranging from overseas coffee farming to production, sales, and management of related business operations

Osaki Medical Corporation

Medical supplies (pharmaceuticals, medical equipment, quasi-drugs and cosmetics), nursing care products, production and distribution of the obstetrics and gynecology brand "dacco"


Short-term field studies organized in cooperation with partner schools mainly in North America, Asia and Africa

Discussion with Leaders Courses

In this course, students meet business leaders, cabinet members, artists and other key figures who are at the forefront of respective fields.
The discussions aim to create an active learning environment through three steps: preparatory research before meetings, interactive lectures, and review of what was learned.

Global Management Seminar Courses

KBS welcomes visiting lecturers from leading business schools abroad to provide opportunities for learning about the diversity of mindsets in the world and reconsidering one's own set of values against this global backdrop. In contrast to merely gaining new knowledge about the world, the Global Management Seminar Courses aim at stimulating the students to extend their own perception through discussions with the visiting lecturers.

Elective Courses

For professional success, business leaders must gain both general and specialized skills. Elective Courses cover each core field of business management and are taught by instructors who also have extensive academic research backgrounds in their respective fields.

List of Courses (to be confirmed)

  • Global Innovation Management
  • Financial Analysis and Reporting
  • Market Strategy
  • Managerial Economics
  • Corporate Strategy

Individual Research Courses

The classes aim at providing an opportunity for deeper study into issues that cannot be covered in other courses. Based on the students' awareness of today's business world and problem consciousness, they attempt to create a solution for an issue they are facing either in their private or professional lives. In their research project, MBA candidates receive guidance from faculty members with expertise related to their research topics.

Visionary Project Courses

"What is the ultimate goal for two years of study in pursuing an MBA degree?" The Visionary Project Courses aim to provide an answer for this question by making students join hands in finding answers for actual global problems. Together with Individual Research, Visionary Project Courses brings together the content of the entire EMBA program.

International Exchange Program

For MBA candidates whose professional life makes it possible, KBS offers a chance to apply for student exchange in one of the 50 partner schools around the world. The International Exchange Program takes place for one term during the second term of the second year and offers an additional opportunity for learning about management in the international context.