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MEXT MBA degree

haruki

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Hello! I am new to this forum. Currently, I am a senior student majoring in Asian & International Studies.I have several questions regarding the MEXT scholarship.

1. Is it necessary for me to become a research student first before applying for an MBA degree?
I have read a lot of documents and threads here but I am still confused. Can I directly admit to a master's degree?

2.As my major is Asian & International Studies now, can I choose to study programs related to business administration?
There is a document which states that the program that I am going to apply must be related to my undergraduate study. I am also going to take Marketing as my minor so I am wondering if I can study a different field in the future.

3.Should I apply through university recommendation or embassy recommendation?
My home university has student exchange agreement with Keio and Waseda Uni. I have been learning Japanese and I guess I will be able to get N2/N3 before I go to Japan.

Actually, I still have two and a half year before I graduate from my home university but I am always interested in studying in Japan so I would like to gather information now and be well-prepared. Thanks a lot!

Yours sincerely,
Haruki
 

Kamiyan

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Hello! I am new to this forum. Currently, I am a senior student majoring in Asian & International Studies.I have several questions regarding the MEXT scholarship.

1. Is it necessary for me to become a research student first before applying for an MBA degree?
I have read a lot of documents and threads here but I am still confused. Can I directly admit to a master's degree?

2.As my major is Asian & International Studies now, can I choose to study programs related to business administration?
There is a document which states that the program that I am going to apply must be related to my undergraduate study. I am also going to take Marketing as my minor so I am wondering if I can study a different field in the future.

3.Should I apply through university recommendation or embassy recommendation?
My home university has student exchange agreement with Keio and Waseda Uni. I have been learning Japanese and I guess I will be able to get N2/N3 before I go to Japan.

Actually, I still have two and a half year before I graduate from my home university but I am always interested in studying in Japan so I would like to gather information now and be well-prepared. Thanks a lot!

Yours sincerely,
Haruki
Hello Haruki, I'm gonna be brief with my answers because I'm at work right now :p

1. you can be accepted as a Master student from the start but it is risky, you can choose three universities and MEXT decides in which one you are goig to study, if you do the tests, interviews and pay the exams fees for your first option but you end placed on your second or third option you would have lost time and money.

2. I guess you can but you have to demonstrate how your studies relate to your business studies, for example, I am an electrical engineer and I am going to do an MBA in Waseda thanks to the MEXT scolarship, but I had to demonstrate to my embassy that my professional carrer has been focused on project management of electrical projects, so an MBA really helps me a lot, I can not stress enough to be very clear on this part, the embassy almost didn't give me the Scholarship because they tought that electrical engineering and business studies are not related.

3. do both, if you fail the embassy one do the university recommendation then, I think It's easier through the embassy.
 

Frida

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Sorry for the late reply, I also agre with all that @Kamiyan said.

I was accepted directly into the MBA program without research student period. Although in my case I don't think it was such a risk, since I was admitted to the program in the only National University I wrote and it was my #1 choice, the other two were private ones.

It is very important that in the Study Field form you clearly link your previous studies to the ones you want to do in Japan, that part is fundamental.
I'm a BA in Mass Communication and I've worked as a translator for high executives for over 10 years, so I had to explain how my precious experiences had led me to want to study the MBA and what benefits did it bring to my research proposal.

If your university has exchange programs with thos universities, I think it will be easier to go through the University path, but that would also depend on how good a relationship you can build with your desired advisor.
 
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