Master's in Japan

Best Master Degrees in Japan 2018

Master

A Masters degree is an academic degree awarded to individuals who successfully denote a higher level of expertise. There are two main types of Masters - taught and research.

A Master is a graduate-level academic program that takes about two years beyond a bachelor’s degree to receive. Master’s are offered in many different specialties, and depending on the school, they may also be offered online or in person. Earning a Master may lead to increased job opportunities for graduates.

 

 

Japan is an island nation in East Asia. Located in the Pacific Ocean, it lies to the east of the Sea of Japan, China, North Korea, South Korea and Russia, stretching from the Sea of Okhotsk in the north to the East China Sea and Taiwan in the south.

Masters Degrees in Japan

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Master’s in Asia Pacific Studies

Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University (APU)
Campus Full time April 2018 Japan Beppu

Many people regard the 21st century as the “Asia Pacific century” as a result of the region’s continuous and robust growth. The region’s prominence can be witnessed through its increasing political power in the G-20 and economic interdependence that boosts steady growth. [+]

The Master’s program in Asia Pacific Studies aims to educate and transform students into competent leaders ready to handle challenges facing the Asia Pacific region. The program encourages students to analyze complicated and ever-changing sociocultural conditions and international issues, pursue feasible solutions and pave a path to a prosperous future for the region. Students accumulate professional knowledge and insights, interpret complex facts in objective and systematic manners and provide insightful solutions to problems.

A broad range of issues is addressed in the two divisions: International Relations and Society and Culture. The courses taught under this program consist of four pillars: analytical foundation courses, core courses on the Asia Pacific region, division-specific courses and research-oriented intensive seminar courses. This program nurtures students’ research skills, including the ability to formulate frameworks for analyses, collect and analyze data, and test arguments and hypotheses. Students are expected to conduct research under a specific theme in a systematic manner throughout their studies.... [-]


International Material Flow Management (IMAT) Programme

Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University (APU)
Campus Full time September 2018 Japan Beppu

The Master in International Material Flow Management (IMAT) program is APU’s flagship dual master degree program with the Trier University of Applied Sciences, conducted by the Institute for Applied Material Flow Management (IfaS) in Germany. Students of IMAT get the opportunity to study at APU in Beppu, Japan, the birthplace of the One Village One Product (OVOP) movement, in their first year and at the Environmental Campus Birkenfeld (ECB), the first Zero Emission (ZE) campus in Europe, in their second year. [+]

International Material Flow Management (IMAT) Program

IMAT is a dual-degree program managed jointly by APU and the Institute of Applied Material Flow Management (IFaS), an innovative research institute of the Trier University of Applied Sciences (Germany). Students will spend their first year studying at APU and the second year at the Zero-Emission Campus Birkenfeld in Germany.

The program offers integrated knowledge in engineering, economics, law and natural and social sciences. In addition to the learning goals of the Sustainability Science division, IMAT offers multidisciplinary courses to prepare students to become young professionals in zero emission systems design with profound knowledge in renewable energy, integrated water resource management, and other sustainable community development areas. Students will also have the opportunity to conduct fieldwork in Japan and participate in an internship in Germany. IMAT students will have to submit a master’s thesis to IfaS in Germany. A concise summary of this thesis is to be submitted to APU in the form of a research report. Upon completion of the program, students receive two master’s degrees, a Master of Science in International Cooperation Policy (from APU) and a Master of Engineering in International Material Flow Management (from Trier University of Applied Sciences).... [-]


Master’s in International Cooperation Policy

Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University (APU)
Campus Full time April 2018 Japan Beppu

The Asia Pacific region and the international community as a whole are facing many urgent issues which need to be addressed in order to ensure equitable development and sustainable environments. The program provides students with policy-oriented and practical advice. [+]

The master’s program in International Cooperation Policy provides students with policy-oriented and practical advice, drawing on diverse fields to train creative professionals who can understand complex challenges from multiple perspectives and formulate feasible solutions with integrative approaches from global, regional, and local perspectives. Such training will improve practical skills and knowledge to plan, implement and evaluate projects, and thereby contribute to organizations that work closely with and in developing nations.

Students can select one of the following five divisions for their specialization: International Public Administration, Public Health Management, Sustainability Science, Tourism and Hospitality and Development Economics. They are required to take analytical foundation courses, core courses on the Asia Pacific region, division-specific courses and research-oriented seminar courses.... [-]


Master of Science and Technology - Advanced Science and Technology Education

Hirosaki University
Campus Full time April 2018 Japan Hirosaki

The Graduate School of Science and Technology (Master’s Course) considers education as the most important duty and aims to bring up highly specialized engineers who can adapt themselves to the progress and diversity of science and technology. [+]

With the Aim of Advanced Science and Technology Education

The Graduate School of Science and Technology (Master’s Course) considers education as the most important duty and aims to bring up highly specialized engineers who can adapt themselves to the progress and diversity of science and technology. The Course provides advanced science and technology education under the consideration of the importance of the close connection between the education of the undergraduate program and that of the master’s program.

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Master in Agriculture and Life Sciences

Hirosaki University
Campus Full time April 2018 Japan Hirosaki

The master’s program consists of five courses: “Biology”, “Biochemistry & Molecular Biology”, “Applied Biosciences”, “Agriculture & Horticulture”, and “Agricultural & Environmental Engineering”. [+]

Advanced education and research in the field of Agriculture and Life Sciences

The master’s program consists of five courses:

Biology Biochemistry & Molecular Biology Applied Biosciences Agriculture & Horticulture Agricultural & Environmental Engineering

Students may choose one of two academic programs depending on their future plans: the academic research program (training of researchers) or practical research program (training of technical experts).

The Master’s degree in Agriculture and Life Sciences is awarded to those who have earned enough credits and have submitted an approved dissertation. We are aiming for understanding a widespread technique and the training of the altitude specialist who can contribute to the development of the expert community, a superior engineer with an international field of vision, and the researcher who receives the request in the times in advance and can challenge an advanced study.... [-]


Master in Humanities and Social Sciences

Hirosaki University
Campus Full time April 2018 Japan Hirosaki

Two courses of study are offered in the M.A. program: Cultural Studies and Applied Social Sciences. The goal of each is to turn out highly qualified graduates who can deal with the transformations and institutional reforms that are occurring at both the regional and the global levels of current society. [+]

The Graduate School of the Humanities and Social Sciences is committed to the community and the globalized world.

Two courses of study are offered in the M.A. program: Cultural Studies and Applied Social Sciences. The goal of each is to turn out highly qualified graduates who can deal with the transformations and institutional reforms that are occurring at both the regional and the global levels of current society.

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Master of Public Policy

International University of Japan
Campus Full time September 2018 Japan Niigata

The objective of this one-year intensive master’s program is to equip scholars with fundamental knowledge and practical skills in the fields of international relations, international development, and public management. [+]

The objective of this one-year intensive master’s program is to equip scholars with fundamental knowledge and practical skills in the fields of international relations, international development, and public management. The main target includes employees who have more than 2 years of work experience in private enterprises and public institutions who intend to obtain a master’s degree at the professional level with a lighter academic research activity workload. Students who complete all requirements are awarded a professional master’s degree, the Master of Public Policy.

Curriculum

The curriculum of the one-year master’s program consists of a combination of required courses and elective courses: the former provides analytical and empirical skills and knowledge that are applicable to policy-oriented issues; the latter focuses more on specific aspects of practical and policy-oriented issues and expands the theoretical capability and descriptive knowledge obtained from the required courses. This combination allows the scholars to facilitate problem identification and problem solving in regional and international agendas.... [-]


CEMS Master’s in International Management (CEMS MIM)

CEMS - The Global Alliance in Management Education
Campus Full time September 2018 Japan Tokyo

The CEMS MIM is a postgraduate, pre-experience degree open to a select group of students enrolled on a Master’s programme in one of 28 leading institutions [+]

CEMS MIM Master’s in International Management

CEMS is a strategic alliance of business schools, multinational companies and NGOs that together offer theCEMS Master's in International Management (MIM). TheCEMS administrative officeis located on the HEC campus close to Paris, with the programme and corporate relations being managed by a dedicated team within each member school. You will find all CEMS member universities by using the keywords "CEMS" in theMaster in Management Compasssearch engine or by clicking on the CEMS partners list below.

The CEMS MIM is a pre-experiencepostgraduate degreeopen to multilingual students enrolled in a Master's in Management program at one of the CEMS member schools. Students study at their home university for one semester and then spend a second semester at a different CEMS member school. Some students may even opt to take both semesters abroad, in two different schools (the “tri-national track”). Other key components of the course include: core courses in Strategy and Cross-Cultural Management, elective courses, skill seminars, business project and an obligatory international internship.... [-]


Master of E-Business Management

International University of Japan
Campus Full time September 2018 Japan Niigata

Adding Value through Internet, Mobile Communications and Ubiquitous Connectivity – One-Year Master's Degree: Master of E-Business Management. [+]

Master of E-Business Management

Adding Value through Internet, Mobile Communications and Ubiquitous Connectivity – One-Year Master's Degree: Master of E-Business Management

The global business environment has been changing dramatically over the last few years. The impact of this has been a complete transformation of business itself, all kinds of business, and the kind of careers it demands.

E-Business, earlier thought of as just buying and selling using the Internet, has become an undeniable reality with applications for all kinds of businesses from banking to human resource optimization, from manufacturing to sales, from medical fields to logistic management, from environmental monitoring to environmental management, and from transforming education to creating new forms of government administration (e-Government). A bank CEO today, for example, can monitor his bank's performance in real time by implementing technologies based on E-Business. A strategically thinking manager then can use the same infrastructure or enhance it with compatible technology innovations, to provide a host of services to customers that the bank's competitors never thought of, thus creating completely new revenue streams for the bank. E-Government applications in countries such as Japan, Korea, and Singapore are allowing those countries to provide unprecedented services to the general public.... [-]


Get Special Training for Employment in Japan while Working on your Graduate Degree

Ehime University
Campus Full time April 2018 Japan Matsuyama

For the past 11 years, Ehime University has provided ‘Training for Employment in Japan’ for its international students. This autumn the program has been expanded with the support of the Japanese Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT). Study here for your graduate degree in English and, at the same time, get training for working in Japan. [+]

Graduate Training for Employment For the past 11 years, Ehime University has provided “Training for Employment in Japan” for the development of human resources who will become cultural bridges between their home countries and Japan. This autumn, 2017, officially supported by the Japanese Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science, and Technology, we will launch a more intensive and full-scale career support program. As a national university, we provide excellent master and doctoral courses in science, technology, and agriculture with instruction in English. Ehime University is located in Matsuyama, which is well-known as being one of the most comfortable and safest cities in Japan to live. It is the home of world-leading research institutes such as the Center for Marine Environmental Studies (CMES), the Geodynamics Research Center (GRC), the Proteo-Science Center (PROS). Ehime University is taking the initiative in the sustainable development of local communities and provides education and research activities which can contribute to society from the global point of view. Its close relations with local industry make various kinds of internships possible. In this program, you will… Set a language achievement goal for the Japanese-Language Proficiency Test (JLPT(N1)) or the Business Japanese Proficiency Test (BJT) Develop abilities required for highly skilled overseas professionals through our career education class and internships Make your own career plan through advice from seniors who started a career in Japan and company visits and get employment in Japan! Scholarships may be provided for motivated and excellent students who take this training course and study... [-]

Master in Liberal Studies

European College for Liberal Studies
Campus Full time Part time 9 - 12  September 2018 Japan Tokyo + 1 more

MLS - Master in Liberal Studies (60 credits) [+]

Our graduate programs, each with different program requirements, are based on and are fully compatible with the established European and American educational systems. The European guidelines for higher education are outlined in the Bologna agreements. Once a minimum number of credits has been earned, a request for graduation can be submitted. Not all programs are offered at all campuses. Refer to the program schedule for further details.

Courses

Graduate courses are divided into core courses and specialization courses. Electives can be chosen from any of the scheduled courses offered at the graduate level. Specialization courses are scheduled based on enrollments and may not be available at all campuses. Specialization courses scheduled are available to all students also as electives. Refer to the program schedule for further details. Refer to the course overview for the list of available courses. Students are recommended to complete courses and earn credits at the highest level possible.... [-]


Global Leader Programme - Master in Management

The NUCB Business School
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2  April 2018 Japan Nagoya + 1 more

The goal of the Global Leader Program is to instill in our students the motivation for embarking upon or enhancing successful and rewarding careers in global business environments. Our faculty and staff members provide students with the knowledge and skills needed for future employment and leadership opportunities. [+]

The Global Leader Program is the flagship English program of the NUCB Business School that features both professional and international exchange students representing over 40 different nationalities, 96% practitioner instructors with international business experience, and a dedicated administrative team to assist your career development during enrollment and post-graduation.

Located in the business and finance district of Nagoya at the new Marunouchi Tower Campus, we welcome you to visit our campus and learn about how you can upgrade the skills you need to reach the next level in your career through the NUCB Global Leader Program!

The Global Leader Program (GLP) is a Master’s program designed for those who seek quality and flexibility to improve their skills for future employment and leadership opportunities. The aim of the program is to cultivate highly skilled professionals with a global mindset, a strong sense of ethics, and the ability to contribute positively to the international business community.... [-]


Master in Business Studies - Transportation and Logistics Management

United International Business Schools
Campus or Online Full time Part time September 2018 Japan Tokyo + 1 more

The Master in Business Studies - Specialization in Transportation and Logistics Management program is taught entirely in English. [+]

SPECIALIZATION COURSES IN TRANSPORTATION AND LOGISTICS MANAGEMENT

Level 500

GSCTLM501 International Transportation and Regulations (2) GSCTLM502 Logistics Management (2) GSCTLM503 Inventory Control Systems (2) GSCTLM504 Supply Chain Management (2) Comprehensive Cases in Transportation and Logistics Management (2) Research Project in Transportation and Logistics Management (2)

Level 600

Thesis in Transportation and Logistics Management (8) Capstone Project in Transportation and Logistics Management (4) (for Dual Master students only)

Admission requirements

Proficiency in the English language (refer to the admission section for further details)

Bachelor degree (or equivalent)... [-]


Master in Business Studies - Sports Management

United International Business Schools
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2  September 2018 Japan Tokyo + 1 more

The Master in Business Studies - Specialization in Sports Management program is offered by visiting faculty and are scheduled in an intensive seminar format. [+]

SPECIALIZATION COURSES IN SPORTS MANAGEMENT

Level 500

GSCSM501 Sports Management (2) GSCSM502 Sports Ethics (2) GSCSM503 Sports Psychology (2) GSCSM504 The Business of Sports (2) Comprehensive Cases in Sports Management (2) Research Project in Sports Management (2) Level 600 Thesis in Sports Management (8) Capstone Project in Sports Management (4) (for Dual Master students only) Admission requirements

proficiency in the English language (refer to the admission section for further details)

Bachelor degree (or equivalent)

No distinction is made between academic or professional Bachelor degrees. Degrees with 180 European credits or 120 American semester credits are considered equivalent. Students who do not hold a business-related Bachelor degree or equivalent may be required to complete an inbound assessment test prior to starting the graduate program, and, depending on the results, earn an additional number of credits in leveling courses from the Pre-Master program in order to be fully prepared for our graduate programs. Students who do not hold a Bachelor degree or equivalent should apply for a Bachelor degree program, or for the Undergraduate Diploma top-up program. Refer to the undergraduate admissions catalog for further details. Students who have 15 or more years of relevant work experience may apply directly for the Pre-Master program and will be required to complete an inbound assessment test prior to starting the graduate program, and, depending on the results, earn an additional number of credits in specific undergraduate courses. ... [-]

Master in Business Studies - International Management

United International Business Schools
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2  September 2018 Japan Tokyo + 1 more

This Master in Business Studies - Specialization in International Management program is taught entirely in English. Students are required to complete 27 courses for 54 credits and a final comprehensive thesis for 6 credits. [+]

SPECIALIZATION COURSES IN INTERNATIONAL MANAGEMENT

Level 500

GSCIM501 International Business and Management (2) GSCIM502 Globalization and Integration (2) GSCIM503 Managing Across Cultures (2) GSCIM504 International Economics and Policy (2) Comprehensive Cases in International Management (2) Research Project in International Management (2)

Level 600

Thesis in International Management (8) Capstone Project in International Management (4) (for Dual Master students only) Admission requirements

proficiency in the English language (refer to the admission section for further details)

Bachelor degree (or equivalent)

No distinction is made between academic or professional Bachelor degrees. Degrees with 180 European credits or 120 American semester credits are considered equivalent. Students who do not hold a business-related Bachelor degree or equivalent may be required to complete an inbound assessment test prior to starting the graduate program, and, depending on the results, earn an additional number of credits in leveling courses from the Pre-Master program in order to be fully prepared for our graduate programs. Students who do not hold a Bachelor degree or equivalent should apply for a Bachelor degree program, or for the Undergraduate Diploma top-up program. Refer to the undergraduate admissions catalog for further details. Students who have 15 or more years of relevant work experience may apply directly for the Pre-Master program and will be required to complete an inbound assessment test prior to starting the graduate program, and, depending on the results, earn an additional number of credits in specific undergraduate courses. ... [-]