Global MBA: Japan Focus Option

Shidler’s Global MBA - Japan Focus is for students who are interested in experiencing a robust international MBA program. Students will be able to take advantage of the excellent Japanese language courses offered here at the University of Hawai’i at Mānoa and study abroad at one of our partner schools.

The Global MBA - Japan Focus prepares students for a career in today’s global business environment by exposing them to cultural differences and best practices in one of the most dynamic economies in the world.

Join the next Global MBA cohort! Contact the Graduate Office of Student Academic Services at (808) 956-8266 or

 Global MBA - Japan Focus Option



Japanese Language Testing

Team Building & Academic Tutorials

First year (Fall & Spring)

August- May

Japanese Language Courses at UH Mānoa

Core MBA Courses


Fall Semester

August - December

Japan international experience

Study abroad at partner school

Spring Semester 

January - May

MBA Consulting Practicum

Three (3) international functional courses

Graduation UH MBA degree with Shidler Certificate in Japanese Business

Partner Universities 

Japan Track students may choose to study abroad at one of our partner institutions during the fall semester of their 2nd year of the Global MBA program. 

Partner Universities in Japan Website

International University of Japan
Niigata Prefecture

Nagoya University of Commerce & Business
Aichi Prefeccture