Application Guidelines

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

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 August 23 - September 4, 2024
Announcement of the results of the 1st Screening September 18, 2024
2nd Screening October 12 - 13, 2024
Announcement of the results of the 2nd Screening October 16, 2024
Registration Period October 16 - 28, 2024

Entrance examination: Spring Round

Application Period November 29 - December 11, 2024
Announcement of the results of the 1st Screening January 8, 2025
2nd Screening February 1 - 2, 2025
Announcement of the results of the 2nd Screening February 5, 2025
Registration Period February 5 - 17, 2025

The enrollment will be in April for both examinations.

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