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EMBA Program Admissions

This guidance explains the online application process.


1. Application preparation

Applications to Hitotsubashi ICS must be made via the Hitotsubashi ICS Online Application System. Prior to applying, applicants should read the Guidelines for Online Application and review the Application Package(links below).

Application documentation should be submitted online via the Hitotsubashi ICS Online Application System . To ensure receipt of application confirmation communication, applicants should add to their mail accounts ‘safe’ list. Be aware that submission of the online application form is only the first step in the application process; applicants must subsequently upload other documents, listed below, to complete their application.

1.1 Guidelines for Online Application外部サイトに移動します

1.2 Application Package 外部サイトに移動します

1.3 Download our Application Forms外部サイトに移動します

2. Admission schedule

There are two application rounds for the entering Class of 2021.

RoundApplication periodSecond screening
Final decision
Round 1 Application period November 24, 2020 - January 14, 2021 Second screening (interview) February 16, 2021 Final decision March 2, 2021
Round 2 Application period February 26, 2021 - April 1, 2021 Second screening (interview) May 10, 2021 Final decision May 17, 2021

3. Application Documents Checklist for 2020 entry

  • Applicant details (Form A)
  • Degree certificate(s)
  • Official transcript(s)
  • Responses to essay questions (Form B)
  • Proof of application fee payment
  • A sponsoring letter (Form C1) / a reference letter (Form C2)
  • Photocopy of relevant passport page(s) that display applicant's name, photo, passport number, date of birth, etc.
    ※International applicants only
  • Official TOEIC, TOEFL or IELTS score report
  • GMAT score report

4. Application Fee

Please review the Essential Guide( Essential Guide外部サイトに移動します) for more details about how to pay the application fee.

5. Eligibility

The program welcomes currently a middle manager or higher with the following experience and competencies:

  • Managing on an on-going basis at least 5 direct reports.
  • Expected to rise to a director- or executive-level position (“senior management”) within 10-15 years.
  • Formulating and executing business plans at the departmental or sub-departmental level in conformance with the company's strategies and policies.
  • Involved in goal setting and departmental or sub-departmental level decision-making.
  • Ability to understand and critically analyze various types of financial and business reports with a high level of financial fluency.
All applicants must meet one of the following qualifications:開く開く

6. Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

May 16, 2019

Hitotsubashi ICS’s online admission application system (the “System”) is operated by Hitotsubashi University Business School, School of International Corporate Strategy.

The System’s privacy policy applies when a user of the site uses the contents provided by Hitotsubashi ICS. Please read this Privacy Policy before using the System. By using the System, it will be deemed that you understand and agree to the contents of this Privacy Policy. Hitotsubashi ICS will not be liable for the handling of privacy information on other sites linked to the System.

Hitotsubashi ICS might change this Privacy Policy to further enhance the protection of users’ personal information or in association with the establishment of or revisions to a law and regulation, so please check the latest provisions.

1.Provision of personal information

  • When a user of the System makes an application or inquiry by accessing the System, Hitotsubashi ICS might collect that user’s name, address, telephone number, email address and other personal information that can identify that user.
  • When collecting personal information, Hitotsubashi ICS will clearly show the purpose of the collection and will only collect personal information to the extent necessary.

2. Management and protection of personal information

  • Hitotsubashi ICS will assign a protection manager at the relevant department in which personal information is handled to ensure the appropriate management of personal information. In addition to preventing information leaks, Hitotsubashi ICS will implement safety measures at an appropriate and reasonable level against and protect users’ personal information from loss, destruction and falsification of information and unauthorized external access to information.
  • Hitotsubashi ICS might outsource operations related to some functions and services of the System to an external contractor, but in that case, it will contractually obligate that external contractor to appropriately manage users’ personal information.

3. Use of personal information

  • Hitotsubashi ICS will use personal information it has collected in accordance with this Privacy Policy only to the extent necessary to achieve the purpose of collection.
  • Hitotsubashi ICS may use any statistical information that cannot identify an individual as materials to be used to examine the provision of better services or within the scope of other justifiable purposes.

4. Disclosure of personal information to third parties

  • Hitotsubashi ICS will not provide any personal information provided by users to a third party except where it discloses personal information to service contractors or partners to achieve the purpose of the collection of personal information.
  • Hitotsubashi ICS will not disclose personal information to a third party without obtaining the prior consent of the subject person except where that disclosure is required by law.
  • If Hitotsubashi ICS provides personal information to a third party or outsources any service related to the handling of personal information to a third party under laws and regulations, it will ensure that appropriate measures are taken with respect to that third party to ensure the safety and management of the personal information.

5. Requests for disclosure, corrections or deletion of personal information

  • If a user who has provided personal information to Hitotsubashi ICS requests the disclosure of his or her personal information, Hitotsubashi ICS will disclose that information without delay to a reasonable extent under laws and regulations.
  • If a user who has provided personal information to Hitotsubashi ICS requests that his or her personal information be corrected or deleted, Hitotsubashi ICS will correct or delete that information without delay to a reasonable extent under laws and regulations.
  • However, this does not apply if Hitotsubashi ICS judges that doing so would prejudice a third party’s right or hinder the operation of the business of Hitotsubashi ICS.

6. Compliance with laws and regulations and continuous review

  • Hitotsubashi ICS will comply with laws, regulations and other rules related to the protection of personal information, and will also continuously review and improve the provisions of this Privacy Policy.

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