24 months
17367 USD/year
17367 USD/year
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The Master of Business Administration program at Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University (APU) is conducted entirely in English in a culturally diverse learning environment. Scholarship recipients 98%!

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Fully English MBA Program on a Culturally Diverse Campus

The Master of Business Administration program at APU is conducted entirely in English in a culturally diverse learning environment from students from over 90 countries and regions. The program offers a strong foundation in established management techniques, interactive classes with faculty and fellow students as well as opportunities for independent research and internships in the university’s extended network with Japanese companies and organizations.  

In addition to providing a standard curriculum for international business management, this program also offers students a chance to explore the Japanese style of management, which was built on the three pillars of long-lasting management, quality control and customer service excellence. Japanese management has emerged as an alternative management practice, serving as the new model for corporate management in the Asia Pacific region. 

Students will also have the option to take basic Japanese language courses, credits from which will count towards the program completion requirements. Japanese language knowledge has aided many of our GSM graduates in seeking employment at Japanese companies. The program not only opens up business opportunities in Japan—the world’s third largest economy—but also various career options all over the world.


The MBA program has earned both AACSB and AMBA accreditations ("double crown"), recognizing APU as a provider of world-class MBA education.

Programme Structure


  • Accounting and Finance (AF)
  • Marketing and Management (MM)
  • Innovation and Operations Management (IOM)
  • Japanese Management (JM)

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Have graduated or be scheduled to graduate from a bachelor's program with a standard period of completion of at least 3 years

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    17367 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 34734 USD for the full programme during 24 months.
  • National

    17367 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 34734 USD for the full programme during 24 months.
Total tuition: 3,800,000 JPY


 1) APU Tuition Reduction Scholarship

The APU Tuition Reduction Scholarship is available to all eligible applicants.   

 2) Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) Scholarships 

Cover full tuition and provide a monthly stipend

3) External Scholarships


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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