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MBA Program
(Daytime, Evening Courses)


Aoyama Business School offers Daytime and Evening Courses. While most of the classes of the Daytime Course are carried out during the daytime on weekdays, the Evening Course is designed for people already in the workforce, with classes held on weekday evenings and on Saturdays. Admission to the evening-time program requires at least three years of work experience.

The curriculum structure for both Daytime and Evening Courses is identical. There are only two differences between the two courses, time of the classes and requirement of work experience. 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 Strategic Management
102 Finance
103 Marketing Management
104 Accounting
105 Operations Management
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106 Business Ethics
107 Managerial Economics
108 Statistical Analysis I
109 Organizational Behavior

Basic Courses (200 level)
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201 Macroeconomics
202 Macroeconomics Data Analysis
203 Statistical Analysis II
204 Business Game
205 Operations Research
206 Business Philosophy
207 Culture, Religion and Business Ethics
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208 Business Ethics and Leadership
209 Intercultural Management and Leadership
210 Career and Leadership Development
211 Presentation Skills
212 English for Global Communication
213 Advanced English for Global Communication
214 Acting for Business
Strategy & Organization (300 level)
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301 Global Management
302 Game Theory and Management
303 Econometrics and Management
304 Competition Strategy
305 Corporate Strategy
306 Innovation Management
307 New Business and Venture
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308 Entrepreneurship
310 Social Networks and Organizational Dynamics
311 Social Entrepreneurship
312 Human Resource Management
313 Advanced Management
314 Management Seminar (1)
315 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 Models
309 Marketing Strategy Game
310 Marketing for Regional Vitalization
311 Planning for Regional Vitalization
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312 Regional Revitalization - Kamiyama Project
313 Managerial Marketing
314 Sales Marketing
315 Service Marketing
316 Marketing Strategy
317 Smart Agriculture Innovation
318 Smart Digital Innovation
319 Marketing(Advanced)
320 Marketing Seminar (1)
321 Marketing Seminar (2)
Finance & Accounting (300 level)
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301 Corporate Finance
302 Sustainable Finance
303 International Finance
304 Investment
305 Securities Data Analysis
306 Derivatives
307 Security Investment Theory
308 Financial Reporting
309 Mergers and Acquisitions
310 Corporate Financial Strategy
311 Financial Accounting
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312 Managerial Accounting
313 Tax Planning
314 Accounting Information and stock Market
315 Corporate Valuation
316 Financial Statements
317 FAST
318 Introduction of Financial and Capital Markets
319 ROE Management
320 Advanced Finance
321 Finance and Accounting Seminar (1)
322 Finance and Accounting Seminar (2)
Operations & Information Systems (300 level)
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301 IT Management
302 IT and Management Strategy
303 Supply Chain Management
304 Supply Chain Modelling
305 Operations Management Leadership
306 Internet Business
307 Digital Marketing
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308 Public Relations in the SNS Era
309 Business Data Analysis
310 Global IT
311 Project Management
312 Operations and Information Systems (Advanced)
313 Operations and Information System Seminar (1)
314 Operations and Information System Seminar (2)
Integrative Courses (350 level)
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351 Statistical Method
352 Advanced Statistical Method
353 Research Methodology
354 Health Care Management
355 Medical Economics
356 Innovation and Organizational Culture
357 Innovation and Organizational Transformation
358 Fashion, Business and Culture
359 Entertainment Business
360 Consulting Project
361 Law and Economics in Business
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362 Market and Organization
363 Business History
364 Corporate Governance
365 Risk Management and Compliance
366 Overseas Study Seminar I
367 Overseas Study Seminar II
368 Overseas Study Seminar III
369 Internship
370 International Management Seminar I
371 International Management Seminar II
Aoyama Action Learning (500 Level)
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501 Management Game
502 Advanced Corporate Communication
503 Business Analysis and Fund Management Simulation I
504 Business Analysis and Fund Management Simulation II
505 Business Planning
506 Business Design
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507 Marketing Planning Project
508 SDGs and Community Marketing
509 Finance & Technology
510 Internet Business Project I
511 Internet Business Project II
512 Project Report
Research Methodology (Ph.D./DBA)
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001 Statistical Method I
002 Statistical Method II
003 Research Methodology
004 Special Topics in Management
005 Special Topics in Finance
006 Special Topics in Marketing
007 Special Topics in Operations and Information Systems
601 Research Seminar I
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602 Research Seminar II
603 Research Seminar III
701 Research Guidance I
702 Research Guidance II
703 Research Guidance III
704 Research Guidance IV
705 Research Guidance V
706 Research Guidance VI