The Hitotsubashi ICS MBA

一橋大学ICS Program Director Shingo Oue
Shingo Oue, MBA Program Director
  • Advance your career at an extraordinary ROI. 100% English, 1 or 2 year MBA programs.
  • A world-class curriculum
  • Hands-on learning ranked best MBA in Japan (QS 2023)
  • Premium access to business leaders
  • Sharp and motivated peers
  • Globally networked, bespoke learning
  • Influential and committed faculty
  • Focused on you: Student-faculty ratio 5:1
  • All at unmatched value for money
  • In the heart of Tokyo’s business district

MBA At a glance

  • MBA Class Size Number of students 47
    Cohort size
  • MBA Class Profile Avarage age 30 years old
    Average age
  • ICS MBA Average working years 6 years
    Avg years of working experience
  • Gender Ratio of  the MBA Class
    % women
  • MBA Class diversity Country of origins 15 countries
    Countries / Regions
  • 一橋大学ICS GMAT Median score
    GMAT Average
    Highest *760
  • 一橋大学ICS Highest score of GMAT 760
    GRE Average
    Verbal / Quant
  • Ratio of Japanese and International students 20:80
    % Japanese / International

Class of 2022 profile

  • ProfessionalBackground
  • Country/Region


2022-2023 key dates SepTerm 1September 20 - December 22, 2022
Term 2January 5 - March 17, 2023
Term 3March 27 - May 26, 2023
Term 4May 29- August 17, 2023

Student life

At Hitotsubashi ICS, the class size is intentionally kept small to build and foster meaningful relationships with not just your classmates, but with faculty as well. What begin as acquaintances in September develops into life-long friendships, mentorships, or even business alliances. A keen sense of the Hitotsubashi ICS spirit is nurtured through class discussions, group projects, field experiences, and excursions outside the classroom.

We’re organized
With ten elected positions, the MBA Student Board offers students the opportunity to lead, support, and shape program activities throughout the year, such as Open Campus. Its contribution to the ICS experience has been extremely valuable over the years, as they embody and promote our positive, familial spirit.
We’re holistic
At Hitotsubashi ICS , we listen to our students, and see the whole picture of professional wellness. As a globally-minded institution, we maintain an inclusive learning environment where each individual can engage fully in all activities. Support systems and channels for “listening” help us do so.
  • We’re prepared
    While major earthquakes are rare, in the spirit of preparedness Hitotsubashi ICS instructs all its community in procedures to follow should one occur.
    • 一橋大学ICS learning outside the classroom
    • 一橋大学ICS Ikebana session for MBA students
    • 一橋大学ICS auction day students raise funds
    • 一橋大学ICS  Experiential learning MBA Program

    Global learning

    While you will be stationed in Tokyo, the global Network for Advanced Management will allow you to expand your business network across the globe. Read more about the Double degree programs, Exchange programs, and more