Doshisha Business School

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Doshisha Business School
Motto 'People hold the key'
Type Private
Established 2004
Dean Yutaka Kato
Location Kyoto, Japan
Nickname DBS

Doshisha Business School (DBS) (同志社大学大学院ビジネス研究科, Dōshisha Daigaku Daigakuin Bijinesu Kenkyūka) is the Graduate School of Business at Doshisha University in Kyoto, Japan.


Originally established in 2004, Doshisha Business School began solely with a Master of Business Administration programme in Japanese (now abbreviated to JMBA), but commenced a Global MBA program (GMBA) in which all classes are provided in English, in 2009.[1] In October 2014, the Global MBA became an independent degree program within DBS approved by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology.[2]

MBA programs[edit]

  • MBA (JMBA) - Japanese-language coursework MBA program for working professionals
  • Global MBA (GMBA) - Full-time English-language program


Doshisha Business School is located within the Kambaikan building of Doshisha University’s Imadegawa campus. The building was completed in March 2004 and also houses the Doshisha Law School. DBS also has a satellite campus located in Umeda, Osaka.

International agreements[edit]

DBS has international agreements with the following universities:


External links[edit]

Coordinates: 35°1′53.9″N 135°45′31.8″E / 35.031639°N 135.758833°E / 35.031639; 135.758833