Business Schools Ranking in Japan

Far East Asia

There are two types of schools within the higher education system in Japan: specialized schools (senmongakk?) and universities (daigaku). While specialized schools provide effective training in two years, universities have a more general educational goal and the first degree is awarded after four years of study. The vast majority of students choose to study at the university. For almost all students, it is necessary to spend a year or two in a private preparatory class to pass the competitive entrance examination at the university. However, this is not compulsory, and some students manage to enter university right after high school. There are three types of universities: national universities (kokuritsu), private universities (shiritsu) and public universities (k?ritsu). National universities are generally the most prestigious universities. At a high level, emphasis is placed on fundamental knowledge. Private universities are the most numerous, at all levels. However, the most prestigious compete with larger national universities. The majority of Japanese politicians have studied in the most famous private universities. Although national universities are public, when it comes specifically to public universities, nationals are generally excluded. Public universities have a reputation above the average of private universities. These universities are run by a local body.

Eduniversal in Japan: 19 schools
Schools with 5 Palmes 2
Schools with 4 Palmes 6
Schools with 3 Palmes 8
Schools with 2 Palmes 3
Schools with 1 Palme 0

Useful Sites for Studying in Japan
National Tourism Office of Japan: http://www.tourisme-japon.fr
Study in Japan, Comprehensive Guide: http://www.studyjapan.go.jp/en

Scholarships for Studying in Japan
Study in Japan: http://www.collegescholarships.org/scholarships/country/japan.htm

Official Selection of the Best Business Schools in Japan

5 Palmes Of Excellence UNIVERSAL business school with strong global influence

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Keio University - Keio Business School (KBS)

1 256 ‰

Waseda University - Waseda Business School

2 232 ‰

4 Palmes Of Excellence TOP business school with significant international influence

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Kyoto University - Graduate School of Economics and Faculty of Economics

1 214 ‰

Kobe University - Graduate School of Business Administration

2 208 ‰

Nagoya University of Commerce & Business (NUCB)l

3 196 ‰

Tokyo University of Science School of Management

4 185 ‰


5 137 ‰

International University of Japan Graduate School of International Management

6 125 ‰

3 Palmes Of Excellence EXCELLENT business school with reinforcing international influence

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Hokkaido University - Graduate School of Business and Commerce

1 113 ‰

Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University - APU Graduate School of Management

1 113 ‰

Meiji University - Graduate School of Global Business

3 95 ‰

Kansai University Faculty of Business and Commerce

4 71 ‰

Aoyama Gakuin University - Aoyama Business School

5 65 ‰

Kyushu University Faculty of Economics

6 36 ‰

Tohoku University - Graduate School of Economics and Management

6 36 ‰

Hosei University Graduate School Of Business Administration

8 24 ‰

2 Palmes Of Excellence GOOD business school with strong regional influence

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Rikkyo University - College of Business and Graduate School of Business

1 77 ‰

Doshisha University - Graduate School Of Commerce

2 60 ‰

University of Tsukuba Graduate School of Business Sciences

3 54 ‰

  • Chiba University
  • Hiroshima University
  • Kyoto Sangyo University
  • Nagoya University
  • Osaka University of Economics
  • Sophia University
  • University of Tokyo