When applicants who do not meet academic or professional requirements intend to apply for general examination, please prepare application documents, etc. listed below and submit them through email within the acceptance period. (Application documents must arrive no later than the acceptance due date.)
The screening result will be notified by email.

*Documents submitted for qualifications screening will not be returned in principle.

Acceptance period of application documents

First-round screening: December 1 (Wed) to 15 (Wed), 2021 (JST)
Second-round screening: March 16 (Wed) to March 30 (Wed), 2022 (JST)

Submission method

Enter “Qualifications Screening_AY2022” on the subject line and send email to the following address:
Email address: innovation@hosei.ac.jp

Application documents

Those who have not satisfied professional qualification
      (less than 3 years of full-time work experience)

(a) Application Form (click here to download)
Write your name, date of birth, residence address and email address, as well as your academic and professional history, internship and leadership experiences and other supplementary matters.

(b) Essay (write in 500 to 1,000 words essay on the following matters)

1) Explanation of your career so far, with the understanding that the GMBA Program values nontraditional forms of work as alternatives to regular full-time employment. These include, for example: self-employment, freelancing and contract work, family business, entrepreneurship, as well as non-profit and volunteer work, self-development endeavors and other forms of societal impact activities.
2) Reasons you think your career is equivalent of three years of job experience.
3) What are your career goals as you currently see them, and how do you feel that MBA learning in general and the HOSEI GMBA program in particular support your vision? (300 words)

Note that the GMBA Program requires at least three years of professional work experience because it enables applicants to better understand their learning needs in support of their specific career goals. Accordingly, clearly stating what your career goals and learning needs are will help us see whether or not you have an equivalent qualification.

Submit supporting documents on 1), 2) and 3) (e.g., copies of Article of Incorporation, newspaper or web articles, professional achievements, etc.), and a letter of reference and copy of the business card of a person who supports what you say in your essay.

Those who have not satisfied academic qualification
      (who have not graduated from four-year university)

(a) Application Form (click here to download)
Write your name, date of birth, residence address and email address, as well as your academic and professional history, internship and leadership experiences and other supplementary matters.

(b) Essay (write in 500 to 1,000 words essay on the following matters)

1) Explanation of your career so far and the reasons you didn’t complete a degree program or 16-year educational curriculum.
2) Reasons you think your experience is equivalent to completion of a degree program.
3) How you think the GMBA program will help you achieve your career goals?


Submit supporting documents on 1), 2) and 3) (e.g., copies of Article of Incorporation, newspaper or web articles, professional achievements, etc.).