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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.

Experiential Learning Project (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 Financial Data Analysis
105 Fundamental Operation Management
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106 Business Ethics and Compliance
107 Managerial Economics
108 Statistical Analysis I
109 Organization Behavior

Basic Courses (200 level)
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201 Macro Economics
202 Institutional Environment and Corporate Management
203 Corporate System
204 Accounting (Fundamentals and Applications)
205 Business History
206 Intercultural Management
207 Risk Management
208 Business Ethics and Christianity
209 Business and Global Environment
210 Macroeconomic Analysis
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211 Business Communication
212 Statistical Analysis II
213 Business Mathematics
214 Operations Research
215 Presentation Skills
216 Business Philosophy
217 Corporate Governance
218 Fundamental Business Game
219 Culture,Religion,and Business Ethics
220 English Communication
Strategy & Organization (300 level)
Class list
301 Global Management
302 Applied Game Theory
303 Competition Strategy
304 Corporate Strategy
305 Innovation Management
306 Innovation and Organizational Strategy
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 Applied Human Resource Management
314 Organization Management
315 Human Resources Strategy(Advanced)
316 Management Strategy(Advanced)
317 Organization Strategy(Advanced)
318 Management Seminar (1)
319 Management Seminar (2)

Marketing (300 level)
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301 Consumer Behavior
302 Marketing Research
303 Brand Strategy
304 Strategic Pricing
305 Distribution Channel
306 Marketing Communication
307 CRM Strategy
308 Marketing Decision-making model
309 Marketing Strategy Game
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310 Marketing for Regional Vitalization
311 Advanced Marketing
312 Sales Marketing
313 Service Marketing
314 Marketing Strategy
315 Marketing(Advanced)
316 Marketing Seminar (1)
317 Marketing Seminar (2)
Finance & Accounting (300 level)
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301 Corporate Finance
302 International Finance
303 Investment
304 Analyzing Security Markets
305 Market and Finance
306 Derivatives
307 Security Investment Theory
308 Financial Reporting
309 Corporate Communication
310 Mergers and Acquisitions
311 Corporate Financial Strategy
312 Corporate Finance Practices
313 Financial Accounting
314 Managerial Accounting
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315 Tax Planning
316 International Accounting
317 Accounting Information and stock Market
318 Introduction to Corporate Law
319 Financial Analysis
320 Financial Statements
321 Applied Financial Analysis
322 FAST
323 Introduction to Financial Markets
324 ROE Management
325 Finance(Advanced)
326 Finance and Accounting Seminar (1)
327 Finance and Accounting Seminar (2)
328 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 Internet Marketing
309 Business Data Analysis
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310 Information Security
311 Global IT
312 System Design
313 Project Management
314 Operations and Information Systems (Advanced)
315 Operations and Information System Seminar (1)
316 Operations and Information System Seminar (2)
317 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 Civil Law Special Lecture B (Bankruptcy I)
402 Consumer Law
403 Environmental Law(1)
404 Labor Law (1)
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405 Intellectual Property Law (1)
406 Corporate Law I
407 Corporate Law II
Experiential Learning Project (500 Level)
Class list
501 Management Game
502 BACCS (Fandamentals)
503 BACCS (Corporate Valuation)
504 BACCS (Fund Management)
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505 Internet Business Project
506 Business Planning
507 Marketing Planning Project