Following are some of the top leading business schools in Japan:

Hitotsubashi University Graduate School of International Corporate Strategy - According to a survey of Japanese business leaders by The Nikkei Weekly in 2004, Hitotsubashi ICS is the No. 1 MBA school in Japan in terms of "international orientation," and the second-ranked MBA school in Japan overall.

Keio Business School - In 1978 KBS launched the first MBA program in Japan. In April 2000, KBS became the first institution in Japan to receive certification from The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB).

Kobe University -  It has one of the most respected Graduate Schools of Business Administration in Japan. Kobe University is ranked 218th globally in the  QS World University Rankings™ 2009.

Doshisha University Graduate School of Business (Doshisha Business School) - It offers an MBA program for business people in Japan and from abroad. In the Business School program, students acquire the specialized knowledge necessary for business administration, including management, accounting, etc.

Waseda Business School - It offers the MBA Program (Full-time) which can be earned either in Japanese or in English. It is possible to study abroad. There are one-year and two-year courses to meet the various needs of students.

Kwansei Gakuin University (KGU) Graduate School of Business Administration - In 1993, a Management Course (M.B.A.) was established as one track of the Masters program, offering people in mid-career an opportunity for recurrent education.

Graduate School of International Management, International University of Japan - It has been included in the Economist Intelligence Unit’s presigious "Top-100 B-Schools of the World" ranking.

Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University (APU) - Based on the independent research, EDUNIVERSAL, a French based university ranking web-site, has selected what it sees as the top 1000 business schools in the world and awarded the APU Graduate School of Management the rank of "EXCELLENT Business School" with "Three Palmes" in consideration of its international influence.

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