Hitotsubashi ICS ranked No.1 MBA in Japan (QS Ranking 2023)



Tokyo, Japan (October 6, 2022)— 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. 18 in Asia) in the 2023 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 third 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.

"As a global knowledge hub and a gateway to Asia, Hitotsubashi ICS takes pride in its world-class MBA program. Our commitment to excellence extends to the students’ learning experience, and collaborations with other research institutions and companies. We are very pleased to be awarded the top spot among MBA programs in Japan by QS Global MBA Rankings 2023 for the second straight year," said Professor Emi Osono, Dean of Hitotsubashi ICS.

To be eligible for inclusion in the 2023 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 2023 QS Global MBA Ranking includes 296 MBA programs in 47 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 2023 QS Global MBA Ranking here.

 The 2023 QS Global MBA Ranking can be found here.