The NUCB Business School


Nagoya University of Commerce & Business (NUCB) Business School is a private university located in the heart of the fourth most cosmopolitan area in Japan. It was established in 1953 and is accredited by AACSB International and The Association of MBAs. NUCB BS is also a member of EFMD and received "four palmes" in the Eduniversal Official Selection 2018 with a #1 ranking in all degree programs in Japan. The QS Global MBA 2019 Rankings has the NUCB BS as the #3 full-time MBA program in Japan and #16 in Asia. NUCB BS offers student exchanges, professorial exchanges, joint academic research, and joint degree programs depending on the prospective partners' programs.

History of The NUCB Business School

Yuichi Kurimoto was the first Japanese person to graduate from the University of Alberta's Faculty of Arts in 1930. Upon his return to Japan he recognized that education was mostly accessible to the elite, and so he championed the fight to make it available to the disenfranchised Japanese youth of the day. In 1935, he began a vocational institute called the 'Nagoya Railroad School', which was later followed by a high school and a junior college.

Always a visionary, Yuichi Kurimoto realized that the post-war economic and population boom in Japan would create a strong demand for an institution dedicated to business education. Thus, in 1953, Nagoya University of Commerce & Business (NUCB) was established.

Accreditation: NUCB has been granted two of the major accreditations, AACSB & AMBA!

The NUCB Business School proudly announces that it's the first MBA program in Japan to hold dual accreditation from both AACSB International and The Association of MBAs. These hallmark of excellence awards bestowed by AACSB and AMBA cement NUCB's strategic initiative to be the best of the best among Business Schools in Japan and Asia. In this age of globalization, international recognition by such prestigious accrediting bodies as AACSB and AMBA signifies our continued commitment to maintaining quality assurance and preservation of the highest global standards.

The Nagoya University of Commerce and Business and the NUCB Business School are fully authorized by the Japanese Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science, and Technology.

NUCB and AACSB International

AACSB International-The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business is the professional association for college and university management education and the premier accrediting agency for bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degree programs in business administration and accounting.

In 2002, the Nagoya University of Commerce and Business & NUCB Business School acquired AACSB International membership as only the third educational institution in Japan. NUCB has submitted the Self-Evaluation Report and achieved accreditation of its undergraduate and graduate programs in 2006.

NUCB Business School and AMBA

The NUCB Business School is the first and only business school in Japan accredited by The Association of MBAs. AMBA accreditation applies only to the NUCB Business School's MBA and EMBA programs in Japanese; whereas, AACSB International approves both the undergraduate and the graduate programs.

NUCB Business School and Eduniversal

Eduniversal features the ranking voted by Deans from the universities and schools on the list of 1,000. NUCB has been selected as one of the best internationally known Business Schools by the Scientific Committee of Eduniversal.



Nagoya University of Commerce and Business

The NUCB Business School
Global Leader Program
Admissions Office
1-3-1 Naka-ku Nishiki Nagoya, Japan

460-0003 Nagoya, Aichi Prefecture, Japan

Keystone Scholarship

Discover the options our scholarship can give you



This school also offers: