Unforgettable experiences...

HOSEI University’s Global MBA program is structured upon two fundamental pillars: immersive classroom instruction and hands-on practical training.

This provides a balance between academic learning of business administration in the classroom, and practical training through experience with Japanese companies and organizations. Central to this practical training is our Internship Project Program.

In the first year of the Internship Project Program, students engage in problem-solving internship projects with regional governmental bodies or non-governmental/non-profit organizations, functioning as members of small project teams.

In the second year, students undertake analogous in problem-solving internship projects with business enterprises. Supported by their classroom learning, students gain practical experience while developing the cross-cultural skills needed to function in Japanese society.

Through this process, the GMBA Program is able to achieve the Mission of Business
School of Innovation Management:

To foster innovation practitioners in companies, organizations and society at large, grounded in management theory & practice, critical thinking, and effective communication.

  • 1st Year Internship Project: Regional Government or Non-government/Non-profit Organizations

    Gain public sector experience and cross-cultural training while developing skills related to communication, problem-solving, teamwork, and time management.

  • 2nd Year Internship Project: Business Enterprises

    Gain private sector experience and cross-cultural training, while continuing to develop communication and problem-solving skills, and refining professional skills.


Preparatory classes

These are provided prior to the internship projects in order for students to gain exposure to and understanding of key Japanese business practice topics, including business professionalism, regional government structure, and business manners

Regular journals

Students periodically send internship project status reports to the faculty and receive feedback, which reinforces the learning experience

Final presentation

Following the internship projects, students make presentations on their experiences at the Project Presentation Conference in Tokyo, introducing both the internship project host organization and the student’s own individual project (for example, promotion of inbound tourism, business competitiveness assessment, etc.)

Cross-cultural business experience

Students are exposed to Japanese language and cultural learning opportunities in the context of Japanese workplace conditions

Firsthand community interaction

Students interact with people in the regional communities, creating unforgettable experience and developing invaluable skills

Practical business experience

Students acquire working knowledge and develop critical assessment abilities that form solid foundations for careers as management professionals

Voices of Past Interns

The whole internship was very well. I have learnt many things from this internship, such as the working environment and culture in Japan, people’s attitude towards work and so on. What’s more, the nice people there gave me a chance to know more about Japanese people. I think this internship really benefits me a lot from many ways.

Beside language barriers, I have no troubles during the internship. It was a great and unforgettable experience that I have ever had in my life.

I think to do internship at Isumi city is very good experiences to me. Everyone is very kind to me and treats me well, they invite me to participate many events and to see many tourism attractions. In addition, we also do many culture exchanges not only in the city hall but also in persons.

I like my life in Tono city. Everyone is really kind to me. Although I need to pay for my foods, many people treated me to a meal. Besides, I like the arrangement of changing my working place and living place every few days. Thanks to this arrangement, I can observe working atmosphere in different places and met a lot of people. I have learned a lot and had a great time during this internship. Thank you.

It was a good opportunity to learn about Japanese work culture, business manner and to see Japan outside of Tokyo.

I think this internship really made me understand that Japan style local self-government. While Kikuchi city is in the countryside, this city is positively developing, and they are working very hard to attract talented people to come to help make the city better.