EMBA Program Curriculum
The program is split into 2 modules: the Foundation Stage (4 months) and the Mastery ...


Participant criteria

EMBA participants will typically be in their 30's to 40's and recognized by their organizations as having the potential to join senior management within 10 years. As all lectures and classes will be held in English, participants must be proficient in English on a business level.

One of the key benefits of an EMBA program is the network that participants develop within each cohort and as such, ICS will carefully determine the mix of participants. Each cohort will reflect the diversity seen in the real business environment - those with different industry backgrounds, different nationalities and genders. Each cohort will be comprised of around 15 participants - a size that is designed to provide a balance between diversity of opinion and experience while maintaining an intimate environment to facilitate intensive learning.

Admission Process

There is a two-step admissions process:

  1. Submit an application package by 18 January, 2018
  2. Selected participants will be invited to an oral interview

The application package should include a Sponsoring Letter from the sponsoring organization (Company Sponsored Applicants) / a Reference Letter (Self - Sponsored Applicants) and the participants' essays in response to a set of questions. Although not required, participants may also include a GMAT score and English scores (TOEIC, TOEFL or IELTS), should they wish to do so.

The oral interview will be held entirely in English and will employ the standard case interview method, whereby participants will be provided with a short business case to be discussed with the interviewing panel.

It is important to note the following:

  • All application documents, except for a Sponsoring letter / a Reference letter , must be submitted via the Hitotsubashi ICS EMBA Online Application System.
  • Applicants are encouraged to submit their application as early as possible, in order to allow for follow-up in instances where more information is required.

For further information on the admissions process, please refer the Admissions Process tab on this website. Alternatively, more information can also be found in the ICS EMBA Application Package 2018-2019 .