APU's Graduate Schools
Graduate education at Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University is divided between two schools – The Graduate School of Asia Pacific Studies (GSA) and the Graduate School of Management (GSM). All programs within APU's graduate schools are full-time, on-campus programs.
About the Graduate School of Asia Pacific Studies
The Graduate School of Asia Pacific Studies aims to cultivate individuals who will contribute to the sustainable development of and coexistence in the Asia Pacific region. These individuals will possess specialized knowledge in administration, environment and development economics and have practical problem-solving skills required for the development of the Asia Pacific region.
There are three degree programs within the Graduate School of Asia Pacific Studies:
- 1. Master of Science in Asia Pacific Studies (2 years) ・Society and Culture
- 2. Master of Science in International Cooperation Policy (2 years) ・International Public Administration
- 3. Doctor of Philosophy in Asia Pacific Studies (3 years)
- Dual-degree International Material Flow Management (IMAT) program
・Tourism and Hospitality
About the Graduate School of Management
Graduate School of Management (GSM) offers a case method education focused on Japanese business and management with a strong foundation in established management techniques and opportunities for independent research. Classes are conducted entirely in English and in a multicultural environment, giving students the chance to benefit from the experiences of experts in the field and learn the skills and sensibilities required for a successful career in international business.
The Graduate School of Management offers a Master of Business Administration (2 years).