Why study at Doshisha Business School?

Established in 1875, Doshisha University is now one of Japan’s most prestigious private universities at the forefront of cutting-edge education in Japan. Doshisha Business School (DBS) opened in 2004 following a long tradition of successful Kyoto based global corporations such as Omron, Kyocera, Nintendo and Shimadzu. Sharing the vision of Jo Neesima, the founder of Doshisha University, DBS is at the forefront of globalization offering the knowledge and experience indispensable for conscientious business leaders of the 21st century.


Located in the cultural heartland of Japan, the people of Kyoto have a long history of rich artistic, architectural, culinary and literary tradition living in harmony with beautiful natural surroundings. Over the years, Kyoto based global corporations have harnessed the best of Japanese tradition with state of the art technology in harmony with nature to bring out the distinctiveness of Kyoto success.

DBS offers the opportunity for students to engage with executive managers of these Kyoto based global corporations along with high profile academics of Doshisha and the top overseas business schools including Cambridge, Oxford, Berkeley, INSEAD and Xi’an. This innovative combination of theory and practice makes DBS the ideal location to expand the horizons of sustainable development and cross-cultural management at the gateway of Asia.


The Global MBA is offered in English. Students with an appropriate level of Japanese may also take classes offered on the Japanese MBA programme.


DBS welcomes you to experience the future of global business management in Kyoto.


The official website for the Global MBA at Doshisha University