Mission, Vision and Core Values


Mission, Vision and Core Values of Hitotsubashi ICS 一橋ICSのミッション、ビジョン、コアバリュー
Our faculty, team members, and students demonstrate the soul and spirit of Hitotsubashi ICS through dedicated service to our mission, inspired action towards our vision, and everyday practice of our core values and principles.

MISSION | why we do what we do

Embracing complexity and achieving the ‘Best of Two Worlds’ – by acting as a bridge linking Japan to Asia and the globe, and as an international center of excellence for the creation, management and dissemination of knowledge.

VISION | what we strive to be

To be one of the world’s prominent business schools, developing global-minded leaders who are expert on Japan, connected to Asia, and capable of making a significant and positive impact.

CORE VALUES AND PRINCIPLES | the ideals we strive to uphold

EXCELLENCEWe aspire to greatness in the classroom, in research, in institutional development, and in all we do.
INTEGRITYWe believe that living according to a moral code builds respect and trust.
IMAGINATIONWe are not confined in a box, but instead use our imagination to develop innovative ideas and novel ways of solving problems.
INCLUSIVENESSWe are embracing of all people, always thinking inclusion rather than exclusion.
INITIATIVEWe look to serve by identifying and addressing existing needs, and anticipating emerging needs.

The Hitotsubashi ICS Honor Code supports the practice of these values and principles.
“As a globally-minded institution with international students and faculty, ICS pays special attention to and values diversity, and strives to provide an inclusive learning environment where each individual can engage fully in all activities. ICS refrains from applying stereotypes and prejudices based on gender, race, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, and physical attributes.”

- Excerpt from the Hitotsubashi ICS Academic Policy