Master of E-Business Management
Adding Value through Internet, Mobile Communications and Ubiquitous Connectivity – One-Year Master's Degree: Master of E-Business Management
The global business environment has been changing dramatically over the last few years. The impact of this has been a complete transformation of business itself, all kinds of business, and the kind of careers it demands.
E-Business, earlier thought of as just buying and selling using the Internet, has become an undeniable reality with applications for all kinds of businesses from banking to human resource optimization, from manufacturing to sales, from medical fields to logistic management, from environmental monitoring to environmental management, and from transforming education to creating new forms of government administration (e-Government). A bank CEO today, for example, can monitor his bank's performance in real time by implementing technologies based on E-Business. A strategically thinking manager then can use the same infrastructure, or enhance it with compatible technology innovations, to provide a host of services to customers that the bank's competitors never thought of, thus creating completely new revenue streams for the bank. E-Government applications in countries such as Japan, Korea and Singapore are allowing those countries to provide unprecedented services to the general public.
While the potential of E-Business is literally unlimited, the success of any E-Business initiative depends on strategies and its integration and alignment with overall business or social objectives. In our program, "E-Business" means all kinds of IT technologies, along with Internet, Mobile, and other ubiquitous connectivity innovations, that can be used to create business value or social value.
This warrants the need for professionally trained managers in E-Business, who understand traditional business processes, the convergence of Technology and Business, new innovations in technology, and who can help new and existing businesses to seamlessly integrate E-Business and technology initiatives to create value. This ability to create value is what we teach in this program!
After carefully studying current business needs, we have added more practical relevance by linking our curriculum with the "IUJ Platforms" which tie what we teach in the program with the most advanced technologies from our partner companies. Notable among these capabilities is the world's most advanced Mobile technology from Japan's IT giants. With a uniquely designed one-year program, experienced faculty, an especially designed hi-tech "E-Lab" suited to develop the most sophisticated mobile, game, or internet applications, coupled with MBA offerings from our top-rated business school, we are best positioned to offer the technology management E-Business or e-Government training to you of any school in Japan or in the Asia Pacific region.
The E-Business Management Program is designed as a full-time one-year masters program. It consists of three terms (Fall, Winter, and Spring) of course work (27 credit hours), and completion of a thesis under the supervision of a faculty member for which 1 credit per term is earned. The summer months are devoted to concentrated thesis study. A total of 30 credit hours are required for graduation.
Minimum Qualifications for Admission
The Graduate School of International Management considers individuals with one of the following qualifications to be eligible applicants:
(1).Those who hold, or are about to receive, their bachelor's degree from an accredited four-year college or university and who have completed a minimum of sixteen years of formal schooling.
(2).Those who hold a bachelor's degree in a country where less than 16 years of formal schooling is required for completion of that degree program and who have one or more years of research experience subsequent to their bachelor's degree at an academic institution; minimum age of 22. (An official letter attesting to the academic research experience is required as part of the application documents.)
(3).In some cases, those who hold a bachelor's degree from an educational institution in a country where 15 years of formal schooling is required for completion of that degree program but have no research experience may be regarded as eligible applicants based on their undergraduate performance.
(4).Those who have completed two years of education beyond secondary school (such as junior college or vocational school), have more than two years of work experience, a minimum age of 22, and submit an additional essay on the topic of "unique features of my work experience and how they contribute to the MBA program or E-Business Management Program at IUJ."