MBA Application

Guidelines for Applicants

Entrance examinations for the MBA Program are held in two rounds, Fall and Spring.

1.The aim of the Entrance Examination

The entrance examination tests the motivation and ability of applicants to fully understand the purpose of the school and the contents of all courses that the students are required to learn.

2.Prerequisites for admission

Applicants wishing to take the entrance examination must satisfy one of the following criteria:

  1. University graduate, or expected to graduate from university
  2. Received a bachelor degree from an institution authorized to confer degrees, or expected to receive a bachelor degree
  3. Completed sixteen years of school education overseas
  4. Nominated by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology
  5. Completed fifteen years of school education overseas, and recognized by KBS as having obtained outstanding results in credits stipulated by KBS at the applicable university
  6. Recognized by KBS as having academic capabilities equal or superior to university graduates
* Please refer to Admissions Guide for more details.

3.Selection Process

The entrance examination is held in two stages: the first is a screening of applicants based on their personal records; the second is a written exam and an interview.

Admissions information, written in Japanese, is available on our Japanese website.

Number of Students to be Admitted

Date of admission April
Admission Quota 140 students/year (A total of MBA Program and EMBA Program)


Entrance examination: Fall Round

Application Period September 17 - October 5, 2020
Announcement of the results of the 1st Screening October 14, 2020
2nd Screening October 17 - 18, 2020
Announcement of the results of the 2nd Screening October 21, 2020
Registration Period October 21 - November 4, 2020

Entrance examination: Spring Round

Application Period December 22 - January 18, 2021
Announcement of the results of the 1st Screening January 27, 2021
2nd Screening January 30, 2021
Announcement of the results of the 2nd Screening February 3, 2021
Registration Period February 3 - 15, 2021

The enrollment will be in April for both examinations.