International University of Japan

Introduction
AACSB Accredited

Overview

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 an 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.

GSIM, IUJ Earns AACSB International Accreditation

From February 20, 2018, the Graduate School of International Management (GSIM), IUJ has proudly obtained accreditation from AACSB International, the world’s leading authority on quality assurance of business schools. Please refer to the AACSB General announcement, AACSB’s Newsroom, and the Regional announcement which has been sent to around 100 reporters across our immediate region by AACSB. IUJ has become one of the four AACSB accredited universities in Japan up to date, and the first accredited English-medium university in Japan, offering graduate degree programs.

About GSIM

With its mission to nurture wise individuals for global business and social leadership, GSIM was founded in 1988 under the guidance and collaboration of the Amos Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College, USA. GSIM was the first US-style business school in Japan and the first MBA program in Japan to teach its courses only in English. Since then, GSIM has built up an international alumni network spanning over 120 countries and regions, and developed its campus into a diverse, multinational, multicultural, multi-ethnic environment comprised of students from around the world. GSIM has developed into a world-recognized business school, ranked among the top 100 business schools of the world (e.g., The Economist Intelligence Unit).

About GSIM’s AACSB Journey

GSIM started its AACSB accreditation journey in 2014. Since then, GSIM has undergone significant transformations in its mission, policies, curriculum, assurance of learning, faculty research and sufficiency to comply with AACSB standards. In July 2017, GSIM submitted its final report to AACSB. In November 2017, three peer review team members visited our campus. GSIM is now one its way to make continuous improvement.

“The whole school is excited about obtaining AACSB Accreditation, through which we are committed to providing high-quality education while striving to reach our highest potential in the future,” said IUJ President Hiroyuki Itami, and IUJ GSIM Dean Wenkai Li. “We would like to thank our AACSB mentor, peer-review team members, and AACSB chief executives and staff for their immeasurable help and guidance. We also would like to thank the excellent and tireless work by GSIM students, alumni, faculty, staff, IUJ senior leadership, and other stakeholders.”

About AACSB

Founded in 1916 and headquartered in Tampa, Florida, USA, AACSB International (The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business) is the longest serving global accrediting body for business schools, connecting educators, students, and businesses to create the next generation of great leaders. AACSB International is the world’s largest business education alliance.

AACSB accreditation is widely regarded as the highest level of accreditation for business schools, a “hallmark of excellence” in business education, and synonymous with the highest standards of quality. AACSB Accreditation has been earned by less than 5 percent of the world’s business schools.

To learn more about AACSB, please visit www.aacsb

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Programs

This school also offers:

MA

MA in Economics

Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 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 an 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 September 2018 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... [-]


MA in International Relations

Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 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 September 2018 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.... [-]


Master

Master in Japanese Development

Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Japan Niigata

This is a new two-year master’s program to educate future top leaders from Japan, Asia and Africa (and perhaps Latin America) about Japan’s experience in economic and societal development since the Meiji restoration, and its logical underpinnings. [+]

Japanese Development Program (JDP)

in collaboration with “JICA Program with Universities for Development Studies (JProUD)* ”

Overview:

This is a new two-year master’s program to educate future top leaders from Japan, Asia and Africa (and perhaps Latin America) about Japan’s experience in economic and societal development since the Meiji restoration, and its logical underpinnings.

1. The logic and lessons (both positive and negative) from Japanese experiences will help future leaders from abroad when they have to think about their strategy for development back home.

2. The same logic and lessons will also benefit future Japanese leaders if only to understand their own history and to become able to explain Japan better outside the country.... [-]


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

Niigata, Niigata Prefecture, 949-7277 JP