Kyushu University Business School (QBS) was established in April 2003 as the first full-scale business school in Kyushu and the third business school in a national university after Hitotsubashi University and Kobe University. QBS aims to nurture “international business professionals who lead transformation with management and industrial technology knowledge, and promote the creation of business value in Asia” from its location in Kyushu.
QBS has the following characteristics that set it apart from other business schools:
First, it offers a unique educational program that specifically focuses on Asia. Business in the age of globalization cannot be developed without considering global trends and movements. Its strategic location in Fukuoka, which is close proximity to the major cities that drive global growth in Asia, and its consistent development amid Japan’s declining birthrate and aging population makes QBS an important base for business education in Asia. Taking advantage of Kyushu University's international network, we provide a wealth of opportunities such as study tours and exchange programs to leading universities in Asia. Every year, we also invite experienced instructors from leading business schools in Asia to give courses on the subject of “Asia Business Strategy.”
Second, we highlight “Management of Technology (MOT),” which combines business and technology. In addition to classes taught by multiple full-time faculty members who lead this field, we utilize the strengths of Kyushu University as a comprehensive university to provide cutting-edge education programs in collaboration with other departments as well as research and education centers within the university.
Third, we conduct “project exercises” that logically and analytically explore business issues that face individual QBS students together with faculty members. This is a major feature that is not available in business schools in Europe and the United States.
In light of this, QBS offers distinctive education that “integrates theory and practice” taught by leading faculty members who have outstanding achievements in both the business and academic fields.
Graduates of QBS are awarded with a degree in “Master of Management (Professional)”. In English, it is referred to as an MBA (Master of Business Administration), and this degree is globally recognized. Since the founding of QBS, more than 700 students have earned this MBA by boldly pursuing their personal goals while balancing work and academics, and most of them are currently active in a variety of fields as leading business professionals in Asia.
If you are interested in the educational philosophy and programs of Kyushu University Business School (QBS), please don’t hesitate to consider getting an MBA from Kyushu University. We invite you to take on this worthy challenge!