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Graduate School of Management, Globis University
(gurōbisu keiei daigakuin daigaku)
a stylized capital letter G followed by the word globis
Graduate School of Management, Globis University logo
Former name
Globis Management School
Motto Japanese: 創造と変革 [1]
Motto in English
Visionary Leaders who Create and Innovate Societies [2]
Type Private business school
Established1992; gained University Status from 2006 [1]
President Yoshito Hori
DeanYoshihiko Takubo (Japanese MBA Program)
Satoshi Hirose (English MBA Program) [3]
Academic staff
149 (April 2023) [4]
Students2,629 (May 2023) [5]
Location, ,
Campus Tokyo, JP,
Osaka, JP,
Nagoya, JP,
Fukuoka, JP,
Sendai, JP,
Yokohama, JP,
Mito, JP,
Singapore, SG,
Bangkok, TH,
San Francisco, USA,
Brussels, BE
LanguageJapanese and English
Alumni8,420 (May 2023) [5]
AffiliationsAssociation of Asia-Pacific Business Schools [6]

Graduate School of Management, Globis University ( Japanese: グロービス経営大学院大学, Hepburn: gurōbisu keiei daigakuin daigaku, English: /ɡlbɪs/, commonly referred to and stylized as GLOBIS University) is a graduate business school with campuses in Tokyo, Osaka, Nagoya, Fukuoka, Sendai, Yokohama, and Mito in Japan and Singapore, Bangkok, San Francisco, and Brussels internationally. Globis University started as a private education venture, Globis Management School, in 1992 by Japanese entrepreneur Yoshito Hori, later gaining official university status in 2006. [1] Globis University is Japan's largest graduate business school, with an annual intake of 1,050 MBA students [7] and total enrolment of 2,629 students in 2023. [5] The university offers part-time and online MBA degree programs in English or Japanese and a full-time degree MBA program in English. [3]


GLOBIS Management School

Globis Management School was established as a private, non-accredited business school in Tokyo by Globis Corporation and its founder Yoshito Hori in 1992. It would form the basis for the later establishment of Graduate School of Management, Globis University. Hori, while doing his MBA at Harvard Business School from 1989 until 1991, [8] observed that entrepreneurs in the US had access to a business environment highly conducive to start-ups. Aiming to nurture a similar environment in Japan, he set out to create a business centered around an ecosystem of knowledge, people and capital. [9]

Hori had initially approached his alma mater regarding opening a franchise in Japan but was turned down, leading to the establishment of an independent business school. A licensing agreement was made, however, allowing Harvard case studies to be used at GLOBIS Management School. The school started with 800,000 yen (about $7,000 USD) in capital and a single marketing course taught at a small rented classroom in Shibuya. [10] [11] Additional business subjects such as finance were soon introduced, all structured around the case study method, which was quite novel in Japan at the time. [12]

In 1993 a campus in Osaka was opened. [13] By 1996 the curriculum had been expanded to allow the establishment of a joint MBA program with the University of Leicester. The first part of the program consisted of classes taught by Globis Management School in Japanese at locations in Tokyo and Osaka or by correspondence. The second part of the program was provided in English by Leicester Business School by correspondence. [14] [15] The joint MBA program would continue until January 2008. [16] [17]

In 2003 the Graduate Diploma in Business Administration (GDBA) was launched, a non-degree program and predecessor to the MBA degree offered after university status was attained. [13] GDBA was discontinued in 2013 with a total of 220 students having graduated. [18] [5]

University Status

Yoshito Hori, the president and founder of Globis University and Globis Corporation, at World Economic Forum on East Asia 2012

Globis Management School was accredited in December 2005 as a for-profit university established by a private company (株式会社立大学, kabushiki gaisha ritsu daigaku). Provisions for the establishment of this type of university had been introduced as part of the Special Zones for Structural Reform Program (構造改革特別区域制度, kōzō kaikaku tokubetsu kuiki seido) previously in 2003. This led to the establishment of the Graduate School of Management, Globis University in April 2006. [19] That same year, university campuses in Tokyo and Osaka were formally established. [13]

However, in 2008 the decision was made to change the incorporation entity of Graduate School of Management, Globis University to a non-profit incorporated educational institution (学校法人, gakkō hōjin) private university (私立大学, shiritsu daigaku). This entity type had traditionally been reserved for organizations with substantial funds and ownership of land for campus development, but became an option for universities established by private companies after MEXT introduced changes to requirements. Changing to an incorporated educational institution allowed Globis University to establish a fund supported by internal reserves and donations, enabling a more stable and long-term development of the educational environment and campus facilities. [19] [16]


Further university campus locations were added in Nagoya in 2009, Sendai in 2012, Fukuoka in 2013, and Yokohama and Mito, Ibaraki in 2017. [13] Outside of Japan campus locations were opened in Singapore in 2019, [20] Bangkok in 2020, [21] San Francisco in 2021, [22] and Brussels in 2022. [23]


Globis Tokyo campus in Nibanchō

Globis University has five campuses in Tokyo, Osaka, Nagoya, Sendai, and Fukuoka [3] [1] and two satellite campuses (特設キャンパス, tokusetsu kyanpasu) in Yokohama [24] and Mito, Ibaraki [25] in Japan. The main campus is located near Kōjimachi Station in Banchō, Chiyoda in central Tokyo, [26] which offers both Japanese and English-language MBA programs. The Osaka, Nagoya, Sendai, and Fukuoka campuses offer Japanese-language MBA programs. Satellite campuses in Yokohama and Mito only offer non-degree Pre-MBA courses in Japanese.

Outside of Japan Globis University offers non-degree English-language Pre-MBA courses at campus locations in Singapore, [27] Bangkok, [28] San Francisco, [29] and Brussels. [30]


Academic programs

Globis University consists of a single graduate school of management. The university offers a one-year Full-time MBA degree program in English, which includes a 3-month professional internship, and two-year Part-time MBA and Online MBA degree programs in either Japanese or English. [3] [31] Preparatory non-degree Pre-MBA courses are also available in both Japanese and English, allowing credits to be transferred upon enrollment in the MBA degree programs. [32] [33]


Globis University is fully accredited by the Japan University Accreditation Association (JUAA), Japan’s higher education accreditation board, under both university and business school categories. [34]

Exchange Partners

Globis University has exchange programs with: [35]

Student Body


Annual Enrolment Numbers [5]
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Japanese MBA 78 103 128 194 278 321 373 468 575 659 717 782 825 902 1,095 1,126 1,158
English MBA 0 0 0 29 23 27 64 63 54 70 82 89 96 91 82 104 96
Total 78 103 128 223 301 348 437 531 629 729 799 871 921 993 1,177 1,230 1,254

In May 2023, the university had a total enrolment of 2,629 graduate students, with 182 students in the English MBA and 2,447 students in the Japanese MBA. [5]

Notable people




  1. ^ a b c d "daigakuin gaiyō" 大学院概要 [Graduate School Outline] (in Japanese). Retrieved August 12, 2021.
  2. ^ "Full-time MBA Policies". Retrieved August 13, 2021.
  3. ^ a b c d "About the School". Retrieved August 12, 2021.
  4. ^ "sennin kyōin no danjobetsu nenrei kōsei" 専任教員の男女別・年齢構成 [Full-time Faculty Composition by Gender and Age] (PDF) (in Japanese). Retrieved October 12, 2023.
  5. ^ a b c d e f "nyūgaku, zaigaku, shūryōshasū nado" 入学、在学、修了者数等 [Numbers on Intake, Enrollment, Graduation etc.] (PDF) (in Japanese). Retrieved October 12, 2023.
  6. ^ "List of Members". Retrieved February 5, 2021.
  7. ^ "MEXT reiwa 2 nendo senmonshoku daigakuin ichiran" MEXT令和2年度専門職大学院一覧 [MEXT 2020 Professional School List] (PDF) (in Japanese). Retrieved August 12, 2021.
  8. ^ "Yoshito Hori". LinkedIn. Retrieved August 19, 2021.
  9. ^ "Five Lessons as a Japanese Entrepreneur". The Harbus. March 22, 2004. Retrieved August 19, 2021.
  10. ^ Kelly, Tim (February 13, 2006). "Venture Professor". Forbes. Retrieved August 19, 2021.
  11. ^ Hori, Yoshito (March 15, 2002). gojin no ninmu 吾人の任務 [My Personal Mission Statement] (in Japanese). Toyo Keizai Inc.
  12. ^ Terada, Shinichi (August 5, 2008). "The business of building an MBA program". The Japan Times. Retrieved August 19, 2021.
  13. ^ a b c d "OUR HISTORY | CORPORATE PROFILE | GLOBIS". Retrieved August 19, 2021.
  14. ^ Tsuruta, Yoko (March 2006). "Transnational higher education in Japan" (PDF). RIHE International Publication Series. pp. 73–74. Retrieved August 19, 2021.
  15. ^ Okazaki‐Ward, L.I. (2001). "MBA education in Japan: Its current state and future direction". Journal of Management Development. pp. 228, 234. Retrieved August 19, 2021.
  16. ^ a b Hori, Yoshito (December 7, 2007). "The Journey of GLOBIS University as an Educational Institution". GLOBIS Insights. Retrieved August 19, 2021.
  17. ^ "glōbis resutā MBA jointo puroguramu" グロービス・レスターMBAジョイントプログラム [Globis Leicester MBA Joint Program] (in Japanese). Archived from the original on December 27, 2008. Retrieved August 19, 2021.
  18. ^ "Graduate Diploma in Business Administration (GDBA)" (in Japanese). Archived from the original on March 16, 2009. Retrieved August 19, 2021.
  19. ^ a b Kawasaki, Shigekazu (March 2011). "Analysis of the For-Profit Universities in Japan - From the Perspective of Financial Analysis" (PDF). The University of Tokyo Department of University Management and Policy Studies (in Japanese). pp. 145–166. Retrieved March 3, 2021.
  20. ^ "GLOBIS Asia Campus Launches English Pre-MBA Program in Singapore. Students can choose to continue online to acquire GLOBIS University MBA". Retrieved August 19, 2021.
  21. ^ "GLOBIS Launches Pre-MBA Program in Thailand". Retrieved March 3, 2021.
  22. ^ "GLOBIS USA Launches to Bring MBA, VC, Online Learning, and Corporate Education to the Americas". Retrieved May 31, 2022.
  23. ^ "GLOBIS Launches First Ever European Subsidiary in Brussels". Retrieved July 21, 2023.
  24. ^ "gurōbisu keiei daigakuin yokohama tokusetsu kyanpasu" グロービス経営大学院横浜・特設キャンパス [Graduate School of Management, Globis University Yokohama Satellite Campus] (in Japanese). Retrieved August 18, 2021.
  25. ^ "gurōbisu keiei daigakuin mito tokusetsu kyanpasu" グロービス経営大学院水戸・特設キャンパス [Graduate School of Management, Globis University Mito Satellite Campus] (in Japanese). Retrieved August 18, 2021.
  26. ^ "Campus Access". Retrieved August 18, 2021.
  27. ^ "GLOBIS Asia Campus". Retrieved August 18, 2021.
  28. ^ "GLOBIS Thailand". Retrieved August 18, 2021.
  29. ^ "GLOBIS USA". Retrieved May 31, 2022.
  30. ^ "GLOBIS Europe". Retrieved July 21, 2023.
  31. ^ "University Degree Courses Offered in English (.xlsx)". Study in Japan - JASSO. May 2021. Retrieved August 20, 2021.
  32. ^ "Pre-MBA". Retrieved August 20, 2021.
  33. ^ "tankasei seido no gaiyō, gakuhi" 単科生制度の概要・学費 [Pre-MBA Student Overview and Tuition] (in Japanese). Retrieved August 20, 2021.
  34. ^ "Graduate School of Management, Globis University Detail". Japan University Accreditation Association. 2019. Retrieved August 20, 2021.
  35. ^ "Events and Activities". Retrieved August 20, 2021.
  36. ^ "About AfriMedico". AfriMedico. Retrieved August 20, 2021.
  37. ^ "Okigusuri : A Japanese Approach for Better Access to Medicine in Africa". JapanGov. 2017. Retrieved August 20, 2021.
  38. ^ "Tasukaji sensei Suzuki Mihoko ni yoru tasukaji hatsu no kōshiki osōjibon, yoyaku uketsuke kaishi" “タスカジ先生“鈴木美帆子によるタスカジ初の公式お掃除本、予約受付開始 [First Official Cleaning Book by “Professor Taskaji” Suzuki Mihoko, Reservations Started]. TASKAJI housekeeping (in Japanese). February 27, 2018. Retrieved July 31, 2023.
  39. ^ "About Us". Pangolin/TeamRed. Retrieved August 31, 2021.
  40. ^ "Entrepreneur highlights role of passion in running a business". Philstar Global. November 4, 2019. Retrieved August 31, 2021.
  41. ^ "Asian shoppers turn to online sellers abroad amid pandemic". Nikkei Asia. August 23, 2020. Retrieved August 31, 2021.

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