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Graduate Bulletin

Executive (EMBA) Program – Tokyo, M.B.A.


Admission Requirements and Deadlines
Application Deadline:

Fall: June 15

Spring: November 15

Summer: March 15

Applications are processed as they are received throughout the year.

Letters of Reference:

Number Required: 2

From Whom: It is preferred that letters of recommendation come from work supervisors and/or past coworkers who have worked extensively with the applicant. College/university faculty members familiar with academic competence may also be used.

Coursework Required for Admission Consideration:

Although no specific coursework is required, applicants to the Executive M.B.A. Program typically have 7-10 years of work experience with 5-7 years of managerial experience.

Bachelor's Degree in Discipline/Related Discipline:

A bachelor's degree, not necessarily in a business discipline, is required.

Statement of Goals:

Applicants for the E.M.B.A. Program are expected to submit a Statement of Goals that describes future objectives in specific terms without use of generalizations. The Statement of Goals should address how the E.M.B.A. degree will assist the applicant in achieving her/his goals.

Standardized Test Scores:

To be considered for the Executive M.B.A. Program, GMAT scores should not be under 550. Applicants scoring less than 550 are encouraged to re-take the GMAT to be considered for admission. Waivers may apply in very specific cases.

TOEFL Score Report:

An official TOEFL score is required of all non-native speakers of English unless they have completed a college or graduate program whose medium of instruction is English in one of the following countries: Australia, Canada, India, Ireland, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, United Kingdom, or United States. The minimum TOEFL score needed to be accepted: 550 paper-based, 213 computer-based, or 79 internet-based. The test score is valid if it was received within the last two years. The last possible test date is approximately one month prior to each application deadline. The test date of your TOEFL must be indicated on the application form. The code for reporting to Temple University Japan is 9698. Information and registration for the TOEFL test is available at: http://www.ets.org/toefl/.

The IELTS (academic test only) is also accepted. A minimum score of 6.5 is required.

TOEIC, institutional TOEFL, or any other English-language ability test is not acceptable.


An interview is required of all applicants. Once your application is complete, the program office will contact you to set up the interview. Telephone interviews are available for those living far from Tokyo. This interview is designed to determine if a candidate meets the minimal requirements for admission.


A resume is required.

Test Waivers:

The GMAT may be waived for applicants with a J.D., M.D., or other doctoral degree. It may also be waived based on level of work experience and undergraduate GPA.

Program Requirements
General Program Requirements:

Number of Didactic Credits Required Beyond the Baccalaureate: 48

Required Courses:

ACCT 5801: Financial Information Reporting and Analysis

ACCT 5802: Strategic Cost Analysis for Enterprise Management

BA 5802: Managing Information in the Enterprise

BA 5804: Managing the Enterprise from a Global Perspective

BA 5851: Capstone - Enterprise Strategy Formulation and Implementation

Business Law 5801: Law and Ethics in the Enterprise

ECON 5801: Economic Environment of the Enterprise

FIN 5801: Financing the Enterprise

FIN 5802: Enterprise Financial Management

GSM 5801: Contemporary Corporate Strategy

HRM 5802: Leading and Managing Teams and Individuals

HRM 5804: Managing and Developing Human Capital in the Enterprise

MKTG 5801: Managing Marketing in the Enterprise

MSOM 5806: Managing Operation in the Enterprise

STAT 5801: Statistical Analysis for Management

One rotating special topics course.

All courses are required to be taken at Temple University.

Internship: No internship is required.

Language Examination: No language examination is required.

Culminating Events:

Capstone Course Sequence:

Students are required to successfully complete the capstone course sequence. The purpose of the capstone sequence is to ensure that E.M.B.A. candidates have mastered the skills necessary to conduct business analyses. The capstone sequence is graded in the normal manner by the instructor.

Program Contact Information:


Department Information:

Temple University, Japan Campus

E.M.B.A. Degree Program

Mita Hall

4-1-27 Mita, Minato-ku, Tokyo 108-0073



Fox School of Business and Management

1515 Market Street, Suite 614

Philadelphia, PA 19102


Department Contacts:

Michael Leeds

Assistant Dean and Director, EMBA Program

Temple University, Japan Campus

E.M.B.A. Degree Program

Mita Hall

4-1-27 Mita, Minato-ku, Tokyo 108-0073



03-5765-2530 (fax)

About the Program

The Fox School of Business and Management offers M.B.A. programs that help develop a solid understanding of business models created by the synergistic forces of globalization, entrepreneurship, and information technology. Our approach to graduate education helps develop practical expertise through case analysis, presentations, interaction with business practitioners, and team projects. The Fox School prepares students to step immediately into key management roles in highly specialized fields. The Fox School is the region's second largest business graduate school with over 1,300 students studying in 16 areas of concentration, including the region's second oldest Executive M.B.A. Program.

Time Limit for Degree Completion: 4 years

Campus Location:

Temple University Japan is located in the Minami Azabu and Mita districts in central Tokyo.

Full-Time/Part-Time Status:

Students are required to complete the degree program through classes offered in 5-week modules on Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Interdisciplinary Study:

Students in the Executive M.B.A. Program do not have an area of concentration. Instead, they receive the breadth and depth required to succeed as an executive.


Support for the Fox School of Business and Management comes from the Advanta Center for Research in Financial Institutions, Biostatistics Research Center, Center for Innovation in Teaching and Learning, Cochran Research Center, Irwin L. Gross Institute for Business and Information Technology, Innovation and Entrepreneurship Institute, Institute of Global Management, Small Business Development Center, Temple CIBER, and numerous centers and institutes throughout Temple University.

Study Abroad:

Please contact the Fox School of Business and Management in Philadelphia to see about optional international trips that may be offered.


The Fox School of Business and Management is currently ranked in the top 75 business schools by Forbes and in the top 50 programs for our Executive M.B.A. The Fox School has also been ranked 14th for technology M.B.A. programs by Computerworld, and holds a specialty ranking of 26th in the nation for healthcare management programs. The Fox School has been recognized for research in numerous departments and is in the top 1% of citings of university research.


All of our graduate programs are accredited by AACSB International -- The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business.

Areas of Specialization:

The TUJ Executive M.B.A. Program focuses on helping its students develop leadership and communication skills in a global business environment. Students often work in cross-cultural teams that promote these skills. In addition to offering a course in international business, the Program emphasizes the international dimension of the specific disciplines it covers.

Job Placement:

Graduates of the Fox School of Business and Management obtain jobs in

computer/information technology; consulting; consumer products and services; energy/utilities; financial services/banking; government; healthcare; industrial products and services; manufacturing; pharmaceuticals; telecommunications; and tourism/transportation.


Not applicable.

Financing Opportunities

As this degree program is for executives, applicants are expected to fund their own studies.

Updated 4.2.08