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Master of Business Administration
Graduate School offering a CFP® Certification Program

Graduate School of Business Administration


Message from the Dean

Dean of the Graduate School of Business Administration Iwao Tanaka
Dr. Iwao Tanaka

Dean and Professor
Graduate School of Business Administration,Toyo Gakuen University

Respecting Diversity
A Graduate School that Provides a Global Research Environment.

Toyo Gakuen University established its Faculty of Business Administration in 2002 and began teaching practical management and economics that can be applied in the real world. The Graduate School of Business Administration was established in 2008 as an institution for developing business professionals with a higher level of expertise and knowledge. Since that time, we have welcomed students from various nationalities and cultural backgrounds.

One of our unique activities is the Executive Lecture Series, in which top management in major corporations and up-and-coming researchers are invited to discuss management issues currently facing Japanese and international companies. Since this event is open to the general public, it is a good opportunity for people to learn more about our graduate school. I do hope you can join us.

In addition, in the academic year 2017, the graduate school began to offer a Certified Financial Planner® (CFP®) Certification Education Program as an educational institution registered in the Japan Association for Financial Planners (JAFP). This means that students who take designated courses and complete the master program will be eligible for the qualifying examination for CFP®, an international qualification, and are qualified as an Affiliated Financial Planner (AFP).

We also have a globalized learning environment. Currently, the majority of students are from overseas and since 2018 we have engaged in academic exchange with King’s College, Nepal. We are planning an international research exchange program for our graduate students to visit Nepal in the near future.

Finally, located in the center of Tokyo, the campus is accessible from the offices of many business enterprises. People working in business as well as undergraduate students can easily visit our campus and talk to our faculty and staff as you work through your admission decision. I hope you can experience being part of our global research environment.


  1. As an institution for fostering researchers and other experts, we contribute to the local and global communities by meeting the demand to develop professionals with a high level of expertise.
  2. We further educate students who have obtained specialized knowledge that is based firmly on liberal arts education in undergraduate courses by providing them with education to develop deeper intellectual knowledge and practical expertise.


Issues in society have been growing increasingly diverse, sophisticated, and complicated. This has resulted in a greater need for specialized knowledge. To develop human resources who will play the leading role in addressing those issues, we provide practical education in small classes. Our students learn the theory and practice of business in the center of Tokyo. The Graduate School of Business Administration of Toyo Gakuen University has the following strengths:

A research presentation by a student
A research presentation by a student

  1. Campus located in the center of Tokyo

Our campus is located in Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo, which is accessible to and from business districts in the capital of Japan. This location is also advantageous for research on business administration.

  1. Practical education

We provide practical education modeled on modern business schools. Students gain knowledge, insight, and skills that are useful in the actual business settings.

  1. Courses to be eligible for the CFP® certification exam

By completing designated courses, students can obtain eligibility for the qualifying examination for CFP® and be qualified as an AFP.

  1. Classes for working students

We offer a flexible class schedule, including some classes that start in the evening and ones given on Saturdays.

  1. Commitment to improving students' English skills

We are proactive in helping students to improve their English proficiency, which reflects our aim to foster globally competitive business leaders.