Hitotsubashi ICS ranked No.1 MBA in Japan (QS ranking 2022)

Best MBA in Japan QS Rankings 2022


Tokyo, Japan (September 10, 2021)— The School of International Corporate Strategy, Hitotsubashi University Business School (Hitotsubashi ICS) is proud to announce that its  Full-time MBA program has been ranked as the No.1 MBA in Japan (No. 17 in Asia) in the 2022 QS Global MBA Rankings.

Founded in 1998, Hitotsubashi ICS is the longest-established Professional Graduate School in Japan offering a full-time MBA program in English since 2000. This is the second time that Hitotsubashi ICS’s MBA program has been ranked in the QS Global MBA Rankings, both times being ranked as the top MBA in Japan.

"We at Hitotsubashi ICS - faculty, students, and teams - strive each and every day to deliver a world-class MBA program. Having just earned AACSB accreditation this year, we are thrilled and honored to be awarded the top spot among MBA programs in Japan by QS Rankings 2022," said Professor Kazuo Ichijo, Dean of Hitotsubashi ICS.

To be eligible for inclusion in the 2022 QS Global MBA Rankings, an MBA program must be full-time, have an average class size of at least 15 students, and be accredited by AACSB, AMBA, and/or EFMD (EQUIS). A total of 13 criteria are analyzed for each MBA program.

The 2022 QS Global MBA Ranking includes 286 MBA programs in 45 locations, although many more schools not making the final cut were analyzed. In Japan, six MBA programs including Hitotsubashi ICS were included in the final overall ranking. Find out more about the methodology of the 2022 QS Global MBA Ranking here.

 The 2022 QS Global MBA Ranking can be found here.