Develop global business leaders throughMaster’s and Ph.D. Courses Taught Exclusively in English

In 2013, the new “SESAMI Program (Strategic Entrepreneurship and Sustainability Alliance Management Initiatives)” was launched, consisting of Master’s and Ph.D. programs.

The general aim is to advance the frontiers of knowledge and practice in the fields of strategic entrepreneurship and sustainability alliance management, building on a thorough and in-depth understanding across a range of management disciplines.

In the wake of its success, in April 2015 the Master’s component of the SESAMI Program (SESAMI Master’s Program) was developed into Global Master Programs, together with Economics and Law, to broaden the scope of studies and strengthen global leadership education.

The SESAMI Program now consists of a one-and-a-half-year Global Master Program, and full Master’s and Ph.D. Programs.


Widely expanded career horizons viaWorld-leading Business Administration in Three Areas

The general aim of our SESAMI Program is to advance the frontiers of knowledge and practice in the fields of strategic entrepreneurship and sustainability alliance management, building on a thorough, in-depth understanding across a range of management disciplines.

The program focuses on three areas to provide advanced expertise and analytical skills in managing strategic entrepreneurship and sustainability alliances.

By studying cutting-edge business administration in the SESAMI Program, our alumni have widely expanded career horizons in academia, business, governments, research and consulting firms.

Alliance companies offering business practice seminars or projects

Fair Consulting Group, Japan Bank for International Cooperation, Kaneka Corporation, Nakamura Choukou, Nestle Japan Ltd., Nippon Nozzle Co.,Ltd., OMRON Corporation, Osaka Gas Co., Ltd., Panasonic Corporation, Roland DG Corporation, Sekisui House, Ltd., Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd., YANMAR Co., Ltd. (as of 2017)


Inviting world-class professors from all over the world to provideHigh-Standard Specialized Lectures

In addition to collaborating with famous overseas universities, we utilize the research network of the Graduate School of Business Administration of Kobe University with the world’s top business schools. We invite world-class professors as lecturers and give lectures in collaboration with professors at Kobe University.

Partnership with well-known overseas universities

Budapest Business School / Cardiff University / Chulalongkorn University / Comenius University / EBS UNIVERSITÄT / Ecole Supérieure de Commerce de Paris / ESCP Paris / ESSEC Business School / Foreign Trade University / Georg-August-Universität of Göttingen / Ghent University / KEDGE Business School / Kiel University / Koc University / Korea University / National Taiwan University / Peking University / The Chinese University of Hong Kong / The National University of Ireland, Galway / The Norwegian School of Economics and Business Administration / The University of Hong Kong / The University of Liège (Université de Liège) / The University of Sheffield / Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México / University of Gothenburg / University of Parma / University of Washington / Vienna University of Economics and Business / WHU-Otto Beisheim School of Management


Just a stone’s throw from Kyoto and OsakaLocated in the Beautiful International City of Kobe

People from around the globe have come to visit and live in Kobe since Japan first opened the Port of Kobe to the world in 1868. Many foreign-affiliated enterprises have offices here, and some have chosen Kobe for their Japanese or Asian headquarters.

One reason is the ideal living environment. Situated between Mt. Rokko and Osaka Bay, the city is surrounded by beautiful scenery, but also offers easy access to major cities such as Osaka, Kyoto and Tokyo.

With a rich international educational environment, diverse places of worship, and a lively ethnic community, Kobe fosters international exchange and is truly the perfect environment for studying abroad.


The first Faculty of Business Administration in Japan to deliver continuedOutstanding Achievements from Kobe University

In 1902, the former Kobe Higher Commercial School was established as the second public school for commerce studies in Japan. In the decades that followed, along with two other schools, it has contributed as a top academic institution in this field.

Carrying on that tradition, Kobe University was founded in 1949 and established the first Faculty of Business Administration in Japan, focusing on the fields of management and accounting.
Since then, it has continued to contribute to research and education in the sphere of business administration.

As the first business administration school in Japan, the Graduate School of Business Administration has a unique history and holds an important position in academia. The school offers a Ph.D. Program, an MBA Program, and an Undergraduate Program, which allow students to pursue their own specific goals.


By leveraging the advantage as a Japan’s national university,An Affordable Tuition Fee and Support for Learning

As a national university in Japan, the tuition fee of Kobe University is affordable in compared to the universities in Singapore or Europe.
Please refer to the following site for the scholarship program and admission fee exemption program.

Kobe University SESAMI Program

Annual Tuition Fee: JPY 535,800