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An overview of the contents of our courses, such as our systematic, integrated, practical curriculum.

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MBA Program
(Full-time, Flex-time)


Aoyama Business School offers both full-time and flex-time MBA programs. While full-time courses are mostly held during the daytime on weekdays, flex-time courses are designed for people already in the workforce, with classes held on weekday evenings and on Saturdays. Admission to the flex-time program requires at least three years of work experience.

The curriculum structure for both Full-time and Flex-time courses is identical. Only class scheduling and the Flex-time work experience requirement differentiate the two coursea. Aoyama Business School’s MBA program is based on coursework and therefore does not require the submission of a thesis. The MBA curriculum is made up of the following course groups:

100 level - Required Courses: 
Develop a basic foundation in each field of management

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 in each management field.

200 level - Basic Courses: Acquire methodologies, international perspectives, communication skills and more

Students gain methodological competence, an 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.

300 level - Professional Courses: Gain specialized knowledge in individual fields of management

Students gain expertise in the 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.

Optional Courses(Electives)

Aoyama Business School students may take up to four credits of graduate subjects outside ABS, including courses from Aoyama’s other professional schools, the Law School and Graduate School of Professional Accountancy.

Aoyama Action Learning (500 level):
Integrate knowledge and improve intra-group coordination abilities

Students take Experiential Learning Project (500 level) courses in their second year, putting their newfound knowledge to practical use through realistic games, simulations and seminars. All 500 level courses have the following three points in common:

Experiencing and thoroughly learning how the functions of each field of management are related, with the aim of integrating this knowledge
Experiencing ways to improve execution by considering how analysis tools are used in practice
Undergoing training in groups to work together, balance and making use of each member’s personality and characteristics while making quick decisions and acting upon them.


Required Courses (100 level)
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101 Fundamental Management of Organization
102 Fundamental Finance
103 Fundamental Marketing
104 Fundamental Accounting
105 Fundamental Operation Management
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106 Business Ethics and Compliance
107 Managerial Economics
108 Statistical Analysis I
109 Organizational Behavior

Basic Courses (200 level)
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201 Macro Economics
202 Institutional Environment and Corporate Management
203 Corporate System
204 Business History
205 Intercultural Management
206 Risk Management
207 Ethics and Business
208 Business and Global Environment
209 Macroeconomic Analysis
210 Business Communication
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211 Statistical Analysis II
212 Operations Research
213 Presentation Skills
214 Business Philosophy
215 Corporate Governance
216 Fundamental Business Game
217 Culture,Religion,and Business Ethics
218 English Communication
Strategy & Organization (300 level)
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301 Global Management
302 Applied Game Theory
303 Econometrics and Management
304 Competition Strategy
305 Corporate Strategy
306 Innovation Management
307 New Business and Venture
308 Entrepreneurship
309 Career and Leadership
310 Social Networks and Organizational Dynamics
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311 Social Entrepreneur
312 Human Resource Management
313 Advanced Management A
314 Advanced Management B
315 Management Seminar (1)
316 Management Seminar (2)

Marketing (300 level)
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301 Consumer Behavior
302 Marketing Research
303 Brand Strategy
304 Strategic Pricing
305 Fashion Retailing
306 Marketing Communication
307 CRM Strategy
308 Marketing Decision-making model
309 Marketing Strategy Game
310 Marketing for Regional Vitalization
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311 Planning for Regional Vitalization
312 Advanced Marketing
313 Sales Marketing
314 Service Marketing
315 Marketing Strategy
316 Agricultural Marketing
317 Marketing(Advanced)
318 Marketing Seminar (1)
319 Marketing Seminar (2)
Finance & Accounting (300 level)
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301 Corporate Finance
302 International Finance
303 Investment
304 Analyzing Security Markets
305 Derivatives
306 Security Investment Theory
307 Financial Reporting
308 Corporate Communication
309 Mergers and Acquisitions
310 Corporate Financial Strategy
311 Corporate Finance Practices
312 Financial Accounting
313 Managerial Accounting
314 Tax Planning
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315 International Accounting
316 Accounting Information and stock Market
317 Introduction to Corporate Law
318 Financial Statements
319 Applied Financial Analysis
320 FAST
321 Introduction of Financial and Capital Markets
322 ROE Management
323 Finance(Advanced)
324 Finance and Accounting Seminar (1)
325 Finance and Accounting Seminar (2)
326 Special Topics in Finance and Accounting (Fundamentals of Investment)
Operations & Information Systems (300 level)
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301 IT Management
302 IT Solution
303 IT and Management Strategy
304 Supply Chain Management
305 Supply Chain Modelling
306 Operations Management
307 Internet Business
308 Digital Marketing
309 Business Data Analysis
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310 Global IT
311 System Design
312 Project Management
313 Operations and Information Systems (Advanced)
314 Operations and Information System Seminar (1)
315 Operations and Information System Seminar (2)
316 Special Topics in Operation and Information Systems
Integrative Courses (350 level)
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351 Statistical Analysis I
352 Statistical Analysis II
353 Research Method
354 Health Care Management
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355 Medical Economics
356 Overseas Study Seminar
357 Internship
358 Overseas Visiting Professor Course
Optional Courses (Electives)(400 level)
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401 Bankruptcy Law (1)
402 Consumer Law
403 Environmental Law(1)
404 Labor Law (1)
405 Intellectual Property Law (1)
406 Corporate Law Ⅰ
407 Corporate Law II
408 Conpany law
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409 Special Topics of Social Survey 1
410 Special Topics of Social Survey 2
411 Method of Social Survey 1
412 Method of Social Survey 2
413 Social Statistics
414 Christian Doctrine (Theology)
415 Finance and Law (1)
416 Finance and Law (2)
Aoyama Action Learning (500 Level)
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501 Management Game
502 Advanced Corporate Communication
503 Business Analysis
504 Internet Business Project Ⅰ
505 Internet Business Project Ⅱ
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506 Business Planning I
507 Business Planning II
508 Marketing Planning Project
509 Finance & Technology
510 Project Report