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After Graduation

At Doshisha we understand the importance of getting the right job after graduation. Our Global MBA helps our graduates stand out from the crowd, and our career advisor and careers center provides strong support and resources to help them achieve their career goals.

Where do our graduates work?

Our graduates have successfully found positions with a range of companies both in Japan and internationally. Whether you are looking to work in Japan or abroad, for a Japanese or international company, our Global MBA will help you achieve your career goals.
(Data reflects employer information at the point of graduation from students who graduated from 2011-2020)
  • HMC Investment Securities
  • ITOCHU Corporation
  • Business Development Asia LLC
  • Daimler Trucks Asia
  • Daikin Corporation
  • Mitsubishi UFJ Trust & Banking Corporation
  • Qatar National Bank Group
  • EXEDY Corporation
  • Chugai Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd.
  • Mitsubishi Corporation
  • Howa Textile Industries Co., Ltd.
  • Responsys
  • Ishida Corporation of America
  • Konica Minolta Business Technologies Inc.
  • Amazon.com, Inc.
  • Robert Walters
  • Dell Inc. Japan
  • Mie Fujitsu Semiconductor
  • KYOCERA Corporation
  • e3Learning
  • JW Marriott Hotel Nara
  • Seychelles Investment Board

  • Hitachi Capital Corporation
  • Hitachi Construction Machinery
  • Kyoto Bank
  • MTG Co. Ltd
  • HORIBA Techno Service
  • Omi Brotherhood
  • Rakuten, Inc.
  • Qatar Gas
  • NTT Data
  • Toshiba
  • Mitsubishi FUSO
  • H. Ikeuchi & Co., Ltd.
  • Shanghai Ventures
  • Tex Technology Inc.
  • The Ritz Carlton Kyoto
  • Yamaha Motor Co Ltd
  • Yamato Transport
  • Ebara Corporation
  • Pasona Inc.
  • Robert Bosch Engineering Vietnam
  • Eskom, South Africa
  • Ueshima Coffee Co.,Ltd.(UCC)
and others.

Helping you find the job you want

DBS Career Seminar
Our career center provides resources, information, and advice on employment opportunities, job fairs, and the job-hunting process to help you explore and realize your career goals. We regularly invite external speakers to provide seminars for MBA students and coordinate with the university for on-site recruitment events.

Our career services include:
  • Career assessment and planning
  • Resume and cover letter writing assistance
  • Job interview coaching
  • One-on-one career consultation
  • Up-to-date job listings
  • E-Career web portal
  • Career fairs, recruiting events, and workshops
  • Contact list of recent graduates
Examples of career seminars at Doshisha Business School
  • John Beck, Managing Director of Hult Labs, President of the North Star, Leadership Group, Senior Research Fellow at the Annenberg Center for the Digital Future
"The 8 Great Goods: Running a business (and your life) with purpose"
  • Paul Dupuis, Director of West Japan, Wall Street Associates
"The power of the MBA (History, Value and Career)"


Company Visit: Nikon
Internships offer students a chance to apply what they’ve learned in the classroom to the real world, to experience business practices first-hand, and to expand their network of business connections. They also give students and companies a chance to get to know each other, and can lead to employment opportunities after graduation.

Many Global MBA students do internships during their time in our program, either in Japan or overseas. Among the business areas they have worked in are market entry research, business development, data analysis, diversity management, and corporate communications. Students may also use an internship as part of the research for their master thesis or research project report.
Student Internship Experience
Internship Experience
Widad Lamallaoui, Morocco
Class of 2017
Internship experience at Nissan Motor Corporation
There are two main reasons why I chose to join the Global MBA at Doshisha Business School. The first reason is its highly diverse environment where students and professors from a large number of countries share and create knowledge. The second reason is its focus on culture and creativity as one of the school’s core focus areas. These two elements were the basis upon which I built my experience through the program.
Within the same dynamic, I joined Nissan Motor Corporation for a period of one month and I worked with the multimedia content creation unit as an intern. The journey at Nissan was perfectly in line with my learning at DBS. The team was international and creativity was key in their activities. The MBA program, combined with the internship, helped me understand the Japanese working environment, as well as improve my problem-solving skills, my communication abilities, and my strategic thinking.

Doshisha University Career Services

For students interested in working in Japan or for a Japanese company overseas, the Global MBA provides practical training and advice on job hunting in Japan, access to Japanese language classes offered by the university’s Center for Language and Culture, and the chance (for those with sufficient Japanese ability) to take a number of classes in our sister Japanese MBA Program.

Among the career services offered by our Careers Center are several that are specifically for job-hunting in Japan:

E-Career Web Portal
The E-Career website helps students explore and become familiar with the job search and selection process in Japan. It is also a valuable resource for career information on upcoming seminars, events, and workshops; job listings; alumni contact information; and internship opportunities.

Company Information Sessions
Each year, Doshisha invites over 100 companies to our campus for career fairs and information sessions. These give students a chance to explore job opportunities and industries they may not have considered before.

Job Listings
Career Center receives over 3,000 job listings each year from companies all over Japan. This list is constantly updated and offers job opportunities in a wide variety of industries.

Japanese firms recruiting international students

With a shrinking domestic market, the strong yen, and a generation of young Japanese that tends to look more inward than abroad, Japanese companies are sharply increasing their recruitment of non-Japanese as they expand their global operations. What these companies seek in their non-Japanese recruits are language ability, an understanding of Japanese business practices, strong drive, and the communication skills and perspective that come from experience in a multi-cultural environment. Many are also making efforts to shift their corporate culture from the closed style of the past—with rigid labor practices and reliance on Japanese-speaking staff—to a more open, international style that welcomes diversity, new ideas, and fresh perspectives on how to do business.

Recent news articles:
  • ‘Record-number of intl. students got jobs in Japan’ Source: NHK WORLD-JAPAN, October 11, 2018
  • ‘Japan's business chiefs to scrap recruiting guidelines’ Source: Nikkei Asian Review, October 9, 2018
‘Japan to help foreign students start businesses’ Source: Nikkei Asian Review, April 24, 2018
  • 'Japan to help foreign students find work in the country' Source: Nikkei Asian Review, November 11, 2016
  • 'More foreign students finding jobs in Japan after graduation' Source: Nikkei Asian Review, November 11, 2016
  • 'Top companies move to hire more foreign employees' Source: Nikkei Asian Review, October 29, 2016

Hear from our Global MBA alumni

Ahista Hussain, South Africa (Class of 2019)
Senior Advisor Environmental , Eskom (South Africa)
DBS has exceeded my expectations for “education guided by conscience”. I joined DBS to pivot my corporate career from environmental management to green business development. The faculty imparted a variety of tools for design and critical thinking, quality research, and personal reflection. These tools and my experience empower me to address business challenges. I zoom out to understand the context of business operations and zoom in to analyse the details of business issues. This enables me to create data driven solutions and effectively communicate my results. I am grateful for my time and growth at DBS.

Careers (Alumni)
Jake Chesser, USA (Class of 2018)
Marketing Strategist, Hitachi Construction Machinery (Japan)
My years at DBS were some of the most interesting of my life. The diversity in our class led me to build friendships with people from all over the world that I never would have had the chance to meet before studying here. The experience and expertise of my classmates and our professors provided me with a valuable global network I will be able to leverage for the rest of my career, whether that continues to be here in Japan, or anywhere else in the world.

Careers (Alumni)
Thuy Thi Minh Nguyen, Vietnam (Class of 2017)
Robert Bosch Engineering Vietnam
One month before officially graduating, I was able to secure a job at Robert Bosch Engineering Vietnam as a team leader to work in the accounting domain on BOSCH Global projects for the Asia Pacific region. Throughout my 2 years studying in the Global MBA program at Doshisha University in a diverse environment, I have developed a wide range of knowledge and skills which have proven to be very useful for my current position. In addition, regarding my personal life, the experience living in Kyoto has enabled me to be more independent and more flexible in adapting to new environments and places.