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Message from the Dean

The mission of APU’s Graduate School of Management (GSM) is to cultivate creative, well-rounded professionals and leaders who will play a central role in resolving management issues at globalizing enterprises and other organizations by imparting advanced management skills, innovation, a good understanding of business ethics and a deep insight into globalization.

We are extremely excited to have earned AACSB accreditation. This is not only a recognition that our business schools provide an education that meets the highest international standards, but also shows that our students, faculty and alumni are all actively engaged in a process of continuous improvement, contributing to the institution and the global community.  

The Graduate School of Management prepares you for managerial positions with advanced knowledge in international business and understanding of Japanese management practices. It is the only institution in the world where you can do so in an all-English curriculum within a culturally diverse learning environment.  

Let GSM be your first step toward a successful global business career.

Toshitsugu Otake, Ph.D. (Japan)

Professor and Dean of the Graduate School of Management

Degree: Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering (Iowa State University, USA), M.Sc. in Statistics (Iowa State University, USA), M.Sc. in Mathematics (University of Central Missouri, USA), M.A. in Economics (University of Central Missouri, USA)
Research Fields: Financial Risk Management, Statistical Modeling, Logistics Engineering