International University of Japan

Introduction

When the International University of Japan was founded in 1982, its mission was to develop future leaders with a high level of specialized theoretical and practical knowledge, as well as understanding and empathy toward the world’s variety of cultures, enhancing their ability to contribute to the global society.

In the 25 years that have passed, more than 2,900 global leaders from about 100 countries have come from our Graduate Schools of International Relations and International Management. On our campus, we have built a unique and global intellectual community, unsurpassed in the world. About 300 students from 50 countries live in the dormitories, study and research together with our faculty.

In addition, we have developed a rich educational infrastructure to accommodate the information society, and have a strong relationship with the Center for Global Communications (GLOCOM), which, as a leader in the research into information society, stresses “Chigyo”, the study of knowledge.

IUJ, located in the serene heartland of rural Japan, is an ideal place for young men and women from all parts of the world to gather and to learn from each other and from a talented and diverse international faculty. The Graduate School of International Relations (GSIR) and the Graduate School of International Management (GSIM) present a unique opportunity for IUJ students to deepen their understanding of the policy sciences and area studies, using cutting edge information and communication technologies. Our well-equipped campus, with its superb Matsushita Library and Information Center (MLIC) allows students to keep pace in this rapidly changing global and technological age. While English is the language of instruction, various levels of Japanese language courses are offered at IUJ so that those who wish to develop their proficiency in Japanese for internships or a professional career where knowledge of the Japanese language is important can do so. At the same time, the Japanese language courses will help overseas students to better understand Japanese culture and will help in their day-to-day cross cultural communications and exchanges.

Those who wish to pursue professional careers in global business and public organizations will leave IUJ not only with MBA or MA degrees, but also with a lifelong personal and professional network throughout the world that will be a huge asset useful throughout your life.

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Programs

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Master

Master of E-Business Management

Campus Full time 1 year April 2017 Japan Niigata

Adding Value through Internet, Mobile Communications and Ubiquitous Connectivity – One-Year Master's Degree: Master of E-Business Management. The global business environment ... [+]

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.... [-]


MA

MA in Economics

Campus Full time 2 years April 2017 Japan Niigata

This degree program is not only to let students understand modern economics frameworks, but also to equip them with analytical tools in economics. [+]

This newly offered two year MA program awards a MA in Economics degree to students who successfully complete all requirements. The IMF scholars through our tailor made program for them named Macroeconomic Policy Program belong to this new MA degree program within the IDP, while Macroeconomic Policy Program requires the IMF scholars to take more courses related to macroeconomic issues. The goal of the program is not only to let students understand modern economics frameworks, but also to equip them with analytical tools in economics, and this new MA degree program focuses on more economics than our current program in International Development, both of which are offered within the IDP.

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MA in International Development

Campus Full time 2 years April 2017 Japan Niigata

This degree program is designed to educate future leaders in formulating and implementing economic as well as public policies geared for social and economic development. [+]

Main Features

As a successive expansion of this MA degree program in International Development shows, our leading program in International Development maintains its highly reputable development of its educational quality particularly related to development issues. While its core courses are mainly related to modern economics, its outstanding achievements in education comprehensively covering development issues can be found not only in the number of graduates of this degree program, but also in the number of countries of all graduates. The diversity of countries of enrolled students provides one of the most ideal environments to study international development issues. The strong human network of the graduates of this program shows the quality of this educational program as well as the benefits which students of this program will gain after their graduation.The program encompasses a wide range of public policy issues in the context of socioeconomic development. These issues are examined in the areas of finance, trade, investment, human resources development, environment, sustainable development, and urban and regional development. Beyond the understanding of the immediate and specific circumstances of country specific issues, the program provides students with as many opportunities as it can, in order to let students share/deepen development issues of different countries under its rigorous coursework environments. The program consists of required and elective courses, and enrolled students can choose several elective courses based on their own research and policy related interests after taking required courses, all of which are designed to make students use highly sophisticated analytical tools smoothly in exploring their own development issues. Our faculty members devote ourselves to provide students with our expertise and experience to contribute to their successful thesis writing. The diversity of students over more than thirty different countries as well as highly professional teaching staff members, all of whom have been awarded their PhDs by reputable graduate schools abroad, result in the largest benefits in obtaining a MA degree in International Development. The program is also extremely useful for individuals who wish to work in international organizations, many of which have been concerned with development issues. An experience as a student enrolled in this program definitely gives you priceless values; the drastic improvement in your human capital equipped with highly analytical tools which are impressively powerful for analyzing development issues, and the development of strong human network particularly in Asian countries including the Central Asia, which will definitely result in a maximized outcome in your future career if you are considering an unbeatable success in Asia related fields. ... [-]


MA in International Peace Studies

Campus Full time 2 years April 2017 Japan Niigata

This degree program is for individuals who wish to contribute to creating the conditions for peace, enhancing the security of individuals, and eliminating poverty and other institutional impediments for human development in the world. [+]

I. Mission

 

MA in International Peace Studies program developed for individuals who wish to contribute to creating the conditions for peace, enhancing the security of individuals, and eliminating poverty and other institutional impediments for human development in the world.

 

It enables program participants to acquire the basic skills and knowledge necessary to design, implement and evaluate public policies for achieving peace, protecting human security and expanding the capabilities and freedom of individuals. The program places a particularly strong emphasis on developing deep understanding and humane compassion of different cultures in the world. ... [-]


MA in International Relations

Campus Full time 2 years April 2017 Japan Niigata

This degree program is designed to equip students with skills and knowledge necessary for successful careers in government and diplomacy, international businesses, international organizations, and non-governmental organizations. [+]

A Comprehensive International Relations Program with an Asia Pacific Focus  The International Relations program at IUJ is designed to provide a comprehensive, interdisciplinary understanding of major trends in contemporary international politics, economics and society. Special emphasis is placed on developments in the Asian Pacific area and on Japan in particular. The Islamic world also receives considerable attention.

 

The International Relations program has proved extremely useful for people who either work in, or who intend to take up careers in national or regional governments, in international organizations, in business and finance, or in the media.It also offers a valuable stepping stone to those who wish to pursue further studies in a Ph. D. program and enter the academic world. ... [-]


MA in Public Management

Campus Full time 2 years April 2017 Japan Niigata

This degree program meets the needs of good governance required to implement and evaluate policies that effectively solve diverse public problems such as environmental damage, public health, education, national and regional development, welfare reform, and international security. [+]

About the PMPP

 

The term “governance” is coming to be emphasized more and more in development policy issues. Since good governance is widely considered as one crucial solution to eliminate both inefficiency and inequality within our societies, governments and international institutions pay more attention to policies that ensure good governance - sound processes of decision-making and by which decisions are implemented in public sectors. The Graduate School of International Relations (GSIR) has established a new two-year MA program, the Public Management and Policy Analysis Program (PMPP), to meet the needs of good governance required to implement and evaluate policies that effectively solve diverse public problems such as environmental damage, public health, education, national and regional development, welfare reform, and international security. As the GSIR faculty and students create a variety of formal and informal ideas we can have a vital impact on shaping the capacity to deal with such problems.... [-]


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International University of Japan
777 Kokusai-cho, Minami Uonuma-shi

Niigata, 949-7277 JP