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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.
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
E-mail: ji-gmba@mail.doshisha.ac.jp

Admission Requirements

Thank you for your interest in our program. The 2019 admissions period has ended. Please check back in November of this year for information on the 2020 admissions cycle.
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® Listening and Reading Test (TOEIC® Test) score of 760 or above (Public and IP test scores accepted)
TOEFL® Test score of 83 or above (iBT), 560 or above (PBT), 220 or above (CBT)
IELTS™ (Academic Module) score of 6.0 or above
Cambridge Examination score of FCE (Pass)

*1 The work experience requirement is waived if you are applying through Doshisha University Undergraduate Recommendation. Please refer to the University Recommendation Admissions Guide for details.
*2 The English proficiency test requirement is waived for candidates who are native English speakers, those who have received a bachelor's degree from a university where the medium of instruction was English, or those who are recognized by Doshisha Business School as possessing an equivalent qualification.

Designation codes for exams:
  • TOEFL® Test Designated Institution Code: 8759
  • GMAT® Program Code: QJK-PK-35
  • GRE® Designated Institution Code: 3575

To verify your eligibility and required documents for submission, please feel free to submit a preliminary application after reading the Admissions Guide.

To learn more about the preliminary application process and to download the preliminary application form, please see this page of our website.

Learn more about GMAT® or the GRE® on the official test websites.


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 and TOEIC are registered trademarks of the Educational Testing Service (ETS).