筑波大学 University of Tsukuba 国際経営プロフェッショナル専攻 Graduate School of Business Sciences MBA Program in international Business

Global Networking

Global Networking


MBA-IB offers opportunities for students to learn at partner universities as well as to visit global companies outside Japan.

Special Research Seminar

Our students visited various companies and institutions in Germany focusing on Sustainability and Corporate Social Responsibility. The students were given the opportunities to present their research findings to the management of the various companies as well as participate actively in discussion.

Our sincere thanks to German Sport University Cologne, TÜV Rheinland, Cologne Business School, 3M, and Bayer for their generosity, hospitality and warmth.

Special Research Seminar

Special Research Seminar Special Research Seminar

Special Research Seminar Special Research Seminar


Summer Program at KU Leuven

MBA-IB student Mr. Vladislav KLISHEVICH joined the Summer Program at KU Leuven in September 2019.
Here are his comments:

“The week-long summer program provided a rare opportunity to look at the European legal and political systems from the inside. Along with lectures by top scholars, the course included a seminar at the European Commission and discussions with judges from the European Court of Justice which was very educating and inspiring. Also, the university made sure we could savor the town's rich history and cuisine after classes. The atmosphere was as international as it could be with participants coming from Brazil, Chile, China, Japan, the Philippines, New Zealand and of course the EU.”

Summer Program at KU Leuven

(Back row, second from right): Vladislav KLISHEVICH


Overseas Business Studies Seminar

The academic year, our students went to Switzerland in September 2019 for the completion of the course. As with the other years, they were assigned different research topics that they worked on and ultimately presented to the various companies and organizations.

Our heartfelt gratitude and appreciation to the Global Fund, Skioo, UEFA, Loanboox, SEBA Bank, and Sonect for their time, not only working with the students on their research topics but also for their warmth and hospitality during out visit.

Overseas Business Studies Seminar

(front row; left to right): Emel Yildiz, Healtha Padmanusa, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Caroline Tan, Sachiko Fukumoto, Tu-Dung Thi Nguyen.
(back row; left to right): Hiroo Suzuki, Yoshinori Ota, Atsushi Yoshida, Tokuo Kaneda, Amit Desai (Innovation Strategy, UEFA), Thomas Junod (Head of UEFA Academy), Tetsuya Tokoro, Ippei Fujita.


[Student Presentations and Discussions at the various companies/organizations]

Overseas Business Studies Seminar Overseas Business Studies Seminar

Overseas Business Studies Seminar


SCB Future Leader Challenge @ Sasin

The MBA-IB team, ‘Team Hori’ made it to the semi-finals of the SCB Future Leader Challenge case competition jointly organized by Siam Commercial Bank and Sasin Business School held in Chonburi and Bangkok from 25-29 June, 2019. The semi-final round comprised three stages, a 5-hour short case, a 99-second pitch and a 24-hour semi-final round case.

Team Hori, comprised of Iori Konda, Norihiko Sato, Healtha Padmanusa and Hua Li was the only team from Japan that made it to the semi-finals. Congratulations to Team Hori for their achievement!

SCB Future Leader Challenge

Team Hori and Associate Professor Dr. Caroline Tan
(from left to right): Norihiko Sato, Hua Li, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Caroline Tan, Healtha Padmanusa, Iori Konda


Campus open to the world

Our program seeks to nurture a global perspective in our students. Joint-lectures with international universities using our state-of-the-art e-learning system are one method for achieving this goal. Through this program students are able to interact in real-time with both faculty and students abroad to share and enrich their knowledge.

Campus open to the world MBA-IB connects online with leading international business schools and overseas assistance agencies to broadcast and receive in real-time a wide range of international courses. MBA-IB also conducts admissions interviews and student presentations using webcams and other ICT tools.



[Actual Cases : Scenes from the joint-course with overseas partnership business schools]

Campus open to the world Campus open to the world

Campus open to the world Campus open to the world


Full-time faculty members

MBA-IB boasts an international faculty body with nearly half of our instructors coming from outside Japan. The faculty body also comprises both academics and business practitioners with vast international business experience.


Visiting professors and lecturers

Every year MBA-IB invites professors from leading international educational institutions to provide first-hand knowledge of the emerging global business environment and international cultures.


A. Hayter
Anthony Hayter(from USA)
Chaipong Pongpanich
Chaipong Pongpanich (from Thailand)

Franz Waldenberger (from Germany)
Chris Brewster (from UK)

Irina Petrovskaya (from Russia)
Donald Louis Amoroso (from USA)

Keith Coats (from South Africa)
Nicholas Barker (from USA)