As the first business administration school in Japan, The Graduate School of Business Administration holds an important position in academia and has a distinct history. Since its foundation, our philosophy has been “theory and practice should go together.” Under this philosophy, we seek to serve industries and society by making the research outcomes of management studies available. Open discussion and interactions between academia and business practitioners are encouraged.
We offer a Ph.D. course, an MBA course, and an undergraduate course, which allow students to pursue their own goals. In 2013, Strategic Entrepreneurship and Sustainability Alliance Management Initiatives (SESAMI) was introduced as an educational program to provide a more international environment for Master's and Ph.D. courses. In addition, we started international doctoral programs in collaboration with overseas universities (IDPs) in 2017. We have established global links with world-leading universities and developed student exchange programs. Kobe International Business Education and Research (KIBER) is one of our successful programs that allow undergraduate students to access global networks.