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The NUCB Business School

The NUCB Business School

The NUCB Business School


Nagoya University of Commerce & Business (NUCB) Business School is a private university located in the heart of the third most cosmopolitan area in Japan. It was established in 1953 and is the first and only Triple Crown Business School in Japan to be accredited by AACSB International, The Association of MBAs (AMBA) and EQUIS. NUCB BS is commonly ranked #1 in MBA, EMBA, and MIM programs by QS, consistently achieving top positions nationwide.

History of The NUCB Business School

Yuichi Kurimoto was the first Japanese person to graduate from the University of Alberta's Faculty of Arts in 1930. Upon his return to Japan he recognized that education was mostly accessible to the elite, and so he championed the fight to make it available to the disenfranchised Japanese youth of the day. In 1935, he began a vocational institute called the 'Nagoya Railroad School', which was later followed by a high school and a junior college.

Always a visionary, Yuichi Kurimoto realized that the post-war economic and population boom in Japan would create a strong demand for an institution dedicated to business education. Thus, in 1953, Nagoya University of Commerce & Business (NUCB) was established.

Accreditation: NUCB Business School is the first and only Triple Crown Business School in Japan to be accredited by AACSB, AMBA and EQUIS!

The NUCB Business School proudly announces that it's the first and only MBA program in Japan to hold triple accreditation from AACSB International, The Association of MBAs (AMBA) and EQUIS. These hallmark of excellence awards bestowed by AACSB, AMBA and EQUIS cement NUCB's strategic initiative to be the best of the best among Business Schools in Japan and Asia. In this age of globalization, international recognition by such prestigious accrediting bodies as AACSB, AMBA and EQUIS signifies our continued commitment to maintaining quality assurance and preservation of the highest global standards.

The Nagoya University of Commerce and Business and the NUCB Business School are fully authorized by the Japanese Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science, and Technology.

NUCB and AACSB International

AACSB International-The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business is the professional association for college and university management education and the premier accrediting agency for bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degree programs in business administration and accounting.

In 2002, the Nagoya University of Commerce and Business & NUCB Business School acquired AACSB International membership as only the third educational institution in Japan. NUCB has submitted the Self-Evaluation Report and achieved accreditation of its undergraduate and graduate programs in 2006.

NUCB Business School and AMBA

The NUCB Business School is the first business school in Japan accredited by The Association of MBAs. AMBA accreditation applies only to the NUCB Business School's MBA and EMBA programs in Japanese; whereas, AACSB International approves both the undergraduate and the graduate programs.

NUCB Business School and EQUIS

On September 29, 2021, NUCB Business School was awarded European Quality Improvement System (EQUIS) accreditation from the European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD), one of the largest international quality evaluation organizations for management education. Only educational and research institutions that demonstrate the highest possible quality in curricula and research activities throughout a rigorous review by a panel of esteemed expert examiners are eligible to become one of the few hundred (as of now 197 business schools worldwide) to earn EQUIS accreditation.

NUCB Business School and Eduniversal

Eduniversal features the ranking voted by Deans from the universities and schools on the list of 1,000. NUCB has been selected as one of the best internationally known Business Schools by the Scientific Committee of Eduniversal.


The QS Global MBA 2024 Rankings has the NUCB BS as the #1 full-time MBA program in Japan and #19 in Asia.


EFMD Equis AccreditedAMBA AccreditedAACSB Accredited


  • Nagoya

    The NUCB Business School Global Leader Program Admissions Office 1-3-1 Naka-ku Nishiki Nagoya, Aichi, Japan