Thạc sỹ Quản trị Kinh doanh (MBA)


The MBA program at APU is conducted entirely in English in a culturally diverse learning environment. It offers a strong foundation in established management techniques, interactive classes with faculty and fellow students from around the world as well as opportunities for independent research and internships in the university’s extended network with Japanese companies and organizations. 

In addition to providing a standard curriculum for international business management, this program also offers students a chance to explore the Japanese style of management, which was built on the three pillars of long-lasting management, quality control and customer service excellence. Japanese management has emerged as an alternative management practice, serving as the new model for corporate management in the Asia Pacific region. The program not only opens up business opportunities in Japan—the world’s third largest economy—but also various career options all over the world.

Degree Master of Business Administration
Program Duration 2 years
Yearly Intake 40 students
Enrollment Semesters April, September


Students need to complete forty-four academic credits of which twenty-two credits will be from required subjects, eight or more from specialization subjects, and six credits from management seminars. In addition to fulfilling the credit requirements, students must also conduct a research project and complete an extended piece of writing in the form of a master’s thesis, independent final report or internship-based case study. The research project must be approved by the university. 

Students will also have the option to take basic Japanese language courses, credits from which will count towards the program completion requirements. Japanese language knowledge has aided many of our GSM graduates in seeking employment at Japanese companies. No extra fees will be charged for earning more than forty-four credits.


Accounting and Finance (AF)

The Accounting and Finance (AF) specialization discusses theories and concepts of corporate finance, financial engineering, financial institutions and financial accounting and managerial accounting. This provides students with skills to understand and interpret financial and accounting information. With advanced knowledge and tools in these areas, students will be able to formulate strategies, design control systems and evaluate the impact of cooperate strategies on various stakeholders.

Elective Subjects

Marketing and Management (MM)

The Management and Marketing (MM) specialization focuses on understanding and managing the human dimensions of organizations and markets. In business organizations, some of the most important actors are managers, employees and customers, whose decisions and actions are guided by a whole range of factors, from very ‘rational’ aspects to subjective perceptions such as emotion and moral values. The constant flux of market conditions requires adaptation as well as provide opportunities for creating new market and social values. This specialization prepares students to develop multi-dimensional strategies and sustainable capabilities for organizations in order to cope with the changing business environment.

Elective Subjects

Innovation and Operations Management (IOM)

The Innovation and Operations Management (IOM) specialization focuses on production planning, production management, inventory management, quality management, supply chain mnagement and the impact of information technology on the entire process of production. Students will also learn to manage product development, innovation and entrepreneurship from a technological perspective. This specialization also addresses the question as to why some countries are more innovative than others.

Elective Subjects

Japanese Management (JM)

The Japanese Management (JM) specialization focuses on the philosophy and practices of Japanese corporations, which helped Japan  to successfully industrialize. Japanese corporations, with their emphases on quality, innovation and customer service, as well as their unique style of human resource management and governance, provide an alternative to corporations that follow the Western business model. In this specialization, students will be able to assess both the success and failures of Japanese management practices, which provides a foundation for new models of corporate management in the Asia Pacific region.

Elective Subjects
  • Management in Asia and Japan
  • Japanese Corporations and Asia Pacific
  • Management of Japanese Family Business
  • Quality and Operations Management
  • Financial Institutions and Markets
  • Hospitality Management


Feng Xiaoyu (China)

 Morse Caoagas Flores

   Graduate School of Management

   MBA Program




I am extremely proud to be part of the Bandai Namco Group today. It has always been one of my dreams to work at this company. To help me achieve this dream, I chose to get my MBA at APU, as the program mainly focuses on the study of Japanese corporations and business companies. The unique international aspect of APU also greatly helped me, as I developed multicultural communication skills. These skills are put to use in my daily work as I am required to conduct negotiations successfully and lead problem-solving initiatives. The MBA program not only helped me gain confidence, but gave me the ability to develop the necessary business skills for our dynamic global society.