Mission and Strengths

An overview of the advantages and offerings of Aoyama Business School, which strives to be a business school leader both intellectually and emotionally

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Message from the Dean

Takamichi Hosoda

Graduate School of International
Dean of the Graduate School
Takamichi Hosoda

Welcome to the Aoyama Business School. The core of our mission is to foster you as creative leaders who fulfil their social responsibility and serve as global citizens, and to develop a prosperous future through our leading research activities.

In our efforts to consolidate the position among the many business schools in the world, our MBA programme is accredited by the EFMD (European Foundation for Management Development) Global. In addition, Aoyama Business School is accredited by ABEST21 (The Alliance on Business Education and Scholarship for Tomorrow a 21st Century organization).

Our unique curriculum, culture, history, and location in Aoyama, Tokyo - the world’s trendiest city - combine to provide a learning experience that will have a profound impact on your life. During the first year, you will (re)learn foundations in the compulsory modules across nine fields, while in the second half of your first year and into your second year, you will develop your specialised and practical skills in elective modules. A wide range of elective modules are available, from those focusing on important domestic issues to those incorporating international learning experiences. It also features endowed elective modules by leading companies. Finally, you will culminate your learning in the Aoyama Action Learning (AAL). The main feature of our programme is that you will be able to experience your own personal change through the trinity of the compulsory, elective and AAL modules at the end of your two years.

Our global academic network is steadily expanding, which facilitates the international learning experience for students. We also continue to focus on SDGs/ESG-related research and education to support not only our students, but also for alumni, local businesses, and society. Through our shared cooperation, we strive to enhance the student practical learning experience.

All that remains is for you to join our community and have the best two years of your life. I hope that you will join our community of life-long learners.

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