|Aoyama Business School (ABS) offers both Full-time and Flex-time MBA programs. Full-time courses are held during the daytime on weekdays. Flex-time courses meet in the evening and on Saturdays, enabling students to continue working as they study. Admission to the Flex-time program requires at least three years of work experience.
The curriculum structure for the Full-time and the Flex-time programs is the same. Neither program requires students to write a master's thesis.
ABS MBA courses can be organized into five levels:
Students gain fundamental knowledge in subjects which are essential to corporate management; Management Strategy, Organizational Behavior, Marketing, Accounting, Finance, Operations, Business Ethics, Economics, and Statistics. These courses provide the fundamental concepts and framework of each management field.
Students gain methodological competence, international perspective, ethical standards, and communication skills that are common across management fields. These courses are taken in the second semester of the first year, or in the second year of the MBA.
Students gain expertise in management fields of their choice. Beginning in the second semester of the first year of the MBA program, students can take courses in four specialized fields; Strategy and Organization, Marketing, Finance and Accounting, and Operations and Information Systems. These courses deepen knowledge and offer expertise that is essential to professional managers.
Students may take up to 4 credits from other departments such as the Graduate School of Law, Graduate School of Professional Accountancy, or Postgraduate School.
Capstone, experiential learning courses integrate knowledge and help students develop group coordination skills.