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Admissions and Scholarships

Applying to the Doshisha Global MBA
(Global Business and Management Studies)

Doshisha Business School welcomes applications from motivated and ambitious persons—regardless of age, gender, or nationality—seeking to explore the frontiers of business management and improve the well-being of our society.
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Our admissions process is designed to evaluate the whole person and to establish a good ‘fit’ with our program. Admission is based on our assessment of your professional experience, academic performance, references, and interview.

On these pages you will find all the information necessary to complete your application, including details of the application process. Your application will be handled by our dedicated admissions staff, and we assure you of personal and professional service.

Should you have any questions concerning your application to our program, please contact us at:
Doshisha Business School
Doshisha University
Karasuma-Imadegawa, Kamigyo-ku, Kyoto
602-8580 JAPAN
Telephone: +81-75-251-4600
Fax: +81-75-251-4710
E-mail: ji-gmba@mail.doshisha.ac.jp

Admission Requirements

Thank you for your interest in our program. The 2017 admissions period has ended. Please check back in November of this year for information on 2018 admissions.
The information below is for reference purposes only.

To join our Global MBA (Global Business and Management Studies program), you should have:

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent from a recognized college or university
  • GMAT® or GRE® score
  • Work experience (at least 2 years' full-time work experience is preferred.)*1
  • English Proficiency Test*2 (for non-native English speakers)
Any of the following are acceptable:
TOEIC® (TOEIC® Listening and Reading Test) score of 760 or above
TOEFL® score of 83 or above (internet), 560 or above (paper test), 220 or above (computer)
IELTS™ score of 6.0 or above
Cambridge Examination score of FCE or above

*1 The work experience requirement is waived if you are applying under the Doshisha Undergraduate Recommendation Scheme. Please refer to the Admissions Guide for University Recommendation for Doshisha Undergraduate Students for details.
*2 The English proficiency test requirement is waived for candidates who are native English speakers or who have received a bachelor's degree from a university where the medium of instruction was English. Such applicants may be required to provide official documentation that states their university's language of instruction was English. To verify your eligibility and required documents for submission, please complete a preliminary application in advance.

Please click the logos below to learn more about GMAT® or the GRE® on the official test websites.
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Please see How to Apply for further information.
Check our Frequently Asked Questions page for quick answers to the most common questions about our program.

*TOEFL, TOEFL iBT, TOEFL ITP andTOEIC are a registered trademarks of Educational Testing Service(ETS)

Apply to take Global MBA Courses as a Non-Degree Student

Those accepted as non-degree students can register to take Global Business and Management Studies courses and can obtain credits for their studies. If a non-degree student later enrolls in Global Business and Management Studies, credits obtained as a non-degree student may be counted toward the credits required to earn the MBA degree.

Applicants for the non-degree student system must currently reside in Japan. Foreign nationals residing in Japan must hold a valid visa during the application process and for the entire duration of the course(s) they wish to take.

Guidelines, Course Information, and Application Forms

Fall 2017 Global MBA Non-Degree Student Guidelines (English) [PDF 280KB]
2017年度秋学期ビジネス研究科グローバル経営研究専攻 科目等履修生の手引き [PDF 325KB]
2017 Non-Degree Student Application [PDF 257KB]
2017 DBS Academic Calendar [PDF 380KB]
Non-Degree & Auditing Student Available Courses & Class Schedule [PDF 561KB]

Apply to take Global MBA Courses as an Auditing Student (DBS Alumni Only)

Alumni of Doshisha Business School may apply to take Global Business and Management Studies courses as auditing students by following the application process detailed in the documents below.

Please note that applicants for the auditing student system must be DBS alumni and currently reside in Japan. Foreign nationals residing in Japan must hold a valid visa during the application process and for the entire duration of the course(s) they wish to take.

Guidelines, Course Information, and Application Forms

Fall 2017 Global MBA Guidelines for Auditing Students (English) [PDF 276KB]
2017年度秋学期ビジネス研究科グローバル経営研究専攻 聴講生の手引き [PDF 333KB]
2017 Auditing Student Application [PDF 311KB]
2017 DBS Academic Calendar [PDF 380KB]
Non-Degree & Auditing Student Available Courses & Class Schedule [PDF 561KB]
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