Master in International Business Program

Rikkyo University | College of Business

Welcome to the Master in International Business (MiB) Program

Rikkyo University College of Business

The College of Business at Rikkyo University offers a full time two-year Master of International Business (MIB) degree program designed to develop your ability to conceptualize, plan & implement business in a diverse & intercultural context. Our MiB program has been established in response to industry demand for highly qualified, bilingual graduates with wide-ranging international experience and the ability to conceptualize complex business problems.

“the Ability to Conceptualize, Plan & Implement Business in a Diverse & Intercultural Context…”

At the MiB we welcome individuals with limited prior professional experience, strong leadership potential, and those who have experience but want to expand their understanding of theoretical and conceptual issues in global business. This is one of the few programs of its kind in Japan. All our courses are taught in English, thereby preparing graduates to achieve their goals and boost their careers in the global market.

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we offer a starting point for a global career in business

Global perspective: The degree has been established in response to industry demand for highly qualified, bilingual graduates with wide-ranging international experience and the ability to conceptualize complex business problems.

Pre-experience based: Designed to train both students with limited prior professional experience but strong leadership potential, and those who have experience but want to expand their understanding of theoretical and conceptual issues in global business.

Entirely in English: This is one of the few programs of its kind in Japan. All courses are taught in English, preparing graduates to achieve their goals and boost their careers in the global market.

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What makes us unique

defining mission, identity & strengths

Unified by our mission we are a spirited community. Our spirit is defined in our mission and vision as a school. Drawing upon our heritage as a part of Rikkyo University, we aim to contribute to the realization of a world where everyone is able to think and act in such a way that they may realize their inherent freedom as individuals, by becoming business leaders, entrepreneurs, and innovators who see resources where others see only problems, opportunities where others see only risks, and potentials where others see only limits.

“becoming business leaders, entrepreneurs, and innovators who see resources where others see only problems, opportunities where others see only risks, and potentials where others see only limits…”

At the MiB you will develop as a business person, as a leader, and as an individual. We aim to provide a personalized, international experience that will change you. By coming to study in Tokyo, you will be experiencing entirely new ways of thinking and living – both on and off-campus. Here you will be required to think objectively and rationally about matters that you may have only taken for granted back in the context of your own home nation. Old issues will take on a new meanings for you and you will come to be able to perceive and conceptualize issues that otherwise may have eluded you.

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we aim to be a community for our students

Individuality and inclusivity: We are diverse as individuals yet inclusive as a group.
The MiB student body comprises of individuals from across the globe – from Europe to the Americas and from Oceania to the Middle East. MiB faculty are likewise comprised of scholars and practitioners who are based not only at Rikkyo but also come to us from leading institutions throughout the world.

Small & collegial community: Our students work in teams within their courses, share their own exclusive offices, and perform project and research work in various shared work spaces across the campus. Our class sizes are capped in order to ensure that courses are held as small groups which are supportive of individualized attention thereby allowing each individual student to simultaneously study and reflect on their own and their colleagues progress through course material and growth as leaders and entrepreneurs.

A quiet place in the heart of Tokyo: Our location in the heart of Tokyo, our intimate campus of park-like greens and historical buildings, combined with state of the art teaching and learning facilities, information technology systems and recreation areas, will become your second home in Japan. We are a place where innovation complements tradition in the heart of Tokyo.

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Other graduate programs

offered by the Rikkyo University College of Business

The MiB is one of three graduate programs offered by the College of Business Graduate School of Business at Rikkyo. On the masters level there are two programs, an MA degree based on course work and a research thesis conducted in Japanese, the MiB programme, and on the Doctoral level, a PhD by research where candidates are supervised in either English or Japanese. This website is dedicated to the MiB, however information on the other two programs can be found on the Rikkyo University homepage in Japanese.

For information on our other programs.


MiBMiB Overview