A Graduate Institute for Training Entrepreneurs
Ⅰ. Overview of the Graduate Institute for Entrepreneurial Studies
- （1）Field of study: Management （This institute is a business school where students can learn a wide range of basic to specialized knowledge pertaining to management and management know-how）
- （2）Graduate course name: Graduate Course of Entrepreneurship, Professional Degree Program
- （3）Standard years required for completion: 2
- （4）Degree granted: MBA/Master of Business Administration （Professional）
- （5）Location: 3-1-46 Yoneyama, Chuo-ku, Niigata-shi, Niigata, Japan
- （6）Student capacity: 160
Ⅱ. The Types of People that We are Looking to Cultivate
- （2）Those belonging to a company aiming to start new ventures/make a change
- （3）Corporate managers/those with corporate managing positions
- （4）Business successors of companies
- （5）Successful future global business leaders
1. What You Learn
The Graduate Institute for Entrepreneurial Studies is an institute of learning that offers practical knowledge and professional expertise in business administration. Students learn comprehensive theories about strategies, marketing, financing, organizations, etc., while also studying topics that are actually emerging in today's business world, directly from professors with business backgrounds.
2. Methods of Learning (Courses and Grading)
Courses will be conducted through lectures, question-and-answer sessions, discussions, presentations, etc., and vary depending on the nature of each class. Grading is based on daily participation in the classroom, assigned reports, and the student's performance in the final exam.
3. Concrete Results (Business Plan Creation)
One of the merits of enrolling in our Institute is the creation of a business plan. The creation of a business plan instead of a master’s thesis while concurrently learning the how-tos of management distinguishes us from other institutes. The knowledge gained while planning and drawing up a business plan can be utilized in the future when starting up one’s own business as an entrepreneur, or when making new business expansion proposals at the company one belongs to. All instructions towards these goals are conducted in a small-classroom seminar format, and are headed by experienced business practitioners who will teach their students practical skills.
4. Globalizing Personal Networks
At our Institute, besides our Japanese students, we also welcome international students from around the globe. All over the world, many of our Japanese students are at the forefront of business, working with various companies and industries while attending our Institute. Through interactions between Japanese businesspeople and international students, there is a mutual learning process that involves the exchange of information and experiences that will create a global network and become a valuable asset in the future.
5. Enrollment Twice a Year: Spring (April) and Fall (October)
Depending on the students' country of origin, graduation dates for universities vary. At our Institute, we have set up two different enrollment opportunities (spring enrollment or fall enrollment) in order to adjust the application process with respect to international students' graduation times.
6. Free Japanese Language Teaching
Japanese language proficiency is a vital asset, be it in understanding our courses, or in conducting business dealings and ensuring employment after graduation. This is why we offer our students free Japanese language training. We sort students by level and their strengths and weaknesses, aim for their swift attainment of Japanese Language Proficiency Test (JLPT) N1 credential, and continue to foster further command of the language.