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Full-time MBA Program Admissions

This guidance explains the online application process.

 

1.Preparing your application

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

Application documentation should be submitted online via the Hitotsubashi ICS Online Application System . To ensure receipt of application confirmation, applicants should add ics-admission@hub.hit-u.ac.jp to their computer’s ‘safe’ list. The online application form is only the first step in the application process; following its submission, applicants should upload the other documents listed below to complete their application.

Guidelines for Online Application

Application Package

Download our Application Forms

2.Admission schedule

There are two rounds of applications for the Entering Class of 2020.

RoundApplication periodSecond screening
(interview)
Final decision
Round 1 Application period August 1, 2019 - October 18, 2019 Second screening (interview) November 22, 2019 Final decision December 5, 2019
Round 2 Application period December 6, 2019 - January 16, 2020 Second screening (interview) February 21, 2020 Final decision March 5, 2020

3.Application Documents Checklist for 2020 entry

  • Applicant details (Form A)
  • Degree certificate(s)
  • Official transcript(s)
  • Responses to essay questions (Form B)
  • Official GMAT or GRE score report
  • Official TOEFL or IELTS score report
    ※Applicants who are required to submit only
  • Proof of application fee payment
  • Two letters of reference (Form C)
  • A photocopy of the relevant page(s) of your passport including your name, photo, passport number, date of birth, etc.
    ※International applicants only
  • Haken Shodakusho
    ※Company-sponsored applicants only

4.Application Fee

Please review the Essential Guide( Essential Guide ) for more details about how to pay the application fee.

5.Eligibility

To apply to the Full-time MBA program, a minimun of three year's post-university graduation full-time work experience as of September 1, 2020 is mandatory for all applicants.

All applicants must meet one of the following qualifications:
Note: Applicants who are eligible under items (i), (j), or (k) below must write beforehand to the Hitotsubashi ICS Admissions Office explaining their academic qualifications by September 25, 2019.

  • (a) The applicant has graduated from a university or colleges that are stipulated in Article 83 of the School Education Law of Japan.
  • (b) The applicant has received a Bachelor’s degree under Article 104 of the School Education Law of Japan.
  • (c) The applicant has completed at least 16 years of education with a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent from accredited universities or colleges in countries other than Japan.
  • (d) The applicant resides in Japan and has completed at least 16 years of education by taking courses offered by accredited universities or colleges outside of Japan through correspondence.
  • (e) The applicant has completed at least 16 years of education at accredited foreign universities or colleges in Japan and been recognized by the Japanese Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT).
  • (f) The applicant has received a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent by completing a program of three years or more (*1) at a foreign university, college or other school (*2).
  • (g) The applicant has completed specialized courses after the date specified by MEXT at vocational colleges offering programs of four years or more and has been recognized by MEXT.
  • (h) The applicant has been specially designated by MEXT.
  • (i) The applicant has enrolled in a graduate school through an early admission system under the second paragraph of Article 102 of the School Education Law of Japan, and the Admissions Committee of the Hitotsubashi University Business School, School of International Strategy (Hitotsubashi ICS) judges the applicant to possess the academic competence to undertake graduate studies.
  • (j) The applicant has been judged by the Admissions Committee of the Hitotsubashi ICS to have the academic competence equivalent to those who meet the above qualifications (a) through (d) by individual admissions screening, and the applicant’s age is over 22 years old or the applicant will become 22 years old before October 1, 2020.
  • (k) The applicant has been judged by the Admissions Committee of the Hitotsubashi ICS, pursuant to its rules and regulations, to have the academic competence equivalent to or above qualifications (a) through (d).
  • (*1) This includes programs that have been completed “by taking in Japan courses offered by a foreign school through correspondence” and “at schools which are accredited and designated in the preceding item”.
  • (*2) This is limited to schools which are evaluated on the entirety of their education, research and other programs by a foreign government or accredited organizations or equivalent recognized by MEXT.

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.

Inquiries to: Hitotsubashi University Business School, School of International Corporate Strategy
Public Relations e-mail: ics-marketing@ics.hub.hit-u.ac.jp