Study Business in Japan

An island nation lying east of the Sea of Japan in the Pacific Ocean, Japan is geologically a "stratovolcanic archipelago" consisting of nearly 6900 smaller islands. Shikoku, Honshu, Kyushu and Hokkaido are Japan's four largest island which comprise 97 percent of Japan's total land mass. The Greater Tokyo Area, including Japan's capital Tokyo, is home to 35 million people, making it the largest metropolitan region in the world. Japan also belongs to the United Nations, the G7,G8 and G20 and has the third-largest economy, behind the U.S. and China. Where Do You Earn a Business Degree in Japan? Business, finance and engineering degrees are popular degrees sought by both Japanese and international students at numerous universities operating in Tokyo, Yokohama, Osaka and other large Japanese cities. However, less than 10 percent of non-science undergraduates attend graduate school because students receiving master's or doctorates do so only because they want to continue working in academia. In addition, Japanese businesses do not consider a graduate student any more competent to fulfill positional requirements than a student with a bachelor's degree. How Long is an Academic Year in Japan? Although the academic year for all levels of education begins in April and ends nearly a year later in March, numerous universities allow students to enroll at various times during the year. Also, some classes run throughout the academic year while others are divided into semesters lasting from April to September and October to March. Summer break for higher education students begins in late July and ends in late August; winter break is from December to January and spring break starts February and ends in early April. Tuition Fees Average yearly tuition for a bachelor's degree in business at a Japanese university is 600,000+ yen, or $5000+ USD (4500 EUR). Some universities may charge at high as 1,220,360 yen ($10,000 USD or 9000 EUR), especially public universities, which are held in higher regard than private Japanese universities. How Long Does It Take to Earn a Degree in Japan? Students will be enrolled in a business-oriented undergraduate program for three to four years. Master's degrees in business my be earned in one year instead of the usual two, depending on how much academic work the student is capable of handling. Why Earn a Business Degree in Japan? Japan's higher education system is internationally recognized as one of the best in the world. Consistently ranked in the top 20 of global universities are Kyoto University and the University of Tokyo, with 33 other Japanese universities placing on the Time's Higher Education list of 100 top Asian universities.


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