Master’s program is conducted in Japanese. WebPages in Japanese.
<Important> Change in 2021 April entrance examination for Doctoral Program
Due to spread of COVID-19. All applicants do NOT need to come to our campus and the entrance examination will be conducted using an online system (e.g. zoom).
<Important> Change in Application Documents for Doctoral Program
(1) Language proficiency certificate (Japanese) <Apply from 2020 Sep Entrance Examination>
This is applied only for applicants who plan to undertake research conducted in Japanese. Please see “Refer here”.
(2) Language proficiency certificate (English) <Apply from 2021 Sep Entrance Examination>
For those who have received a Bachelor degree or Master degree in English do NOT need to submit a Language Proficiency certificate (English).
Application would be approved when application fee payment, web application and paper application were completely submitted by each deadline.
Choose research area at the time of application .
Scope of the Examination
Choose two subjects at the time of application.
If you take the writting exam in Japanese, refer here. (only in Japanese)
From 2020 September Entrance Admission, applicants can choose one examination subject from “elective subjects” only case that your first project professor admits any “elective subjects”. (i.e. applicants have to choose at least one exam subject from the “specified subjects”.)
List of examination subjects
Please noted that this system does not applied to ” subject test exemption”.
“Corporate Finance” and “Asset Pricing” are added to the research area of “Finance and Insurance” as the examination subject.If you choose “ Finance” ( or alternative subject of Finance) as exemption, you are not able to choose “Corporate Finance” or “Asset Pricing” as the other test subject. Please see below for the details.
In addition, the core course of “Finance” offered by GSC was terminated in AY2017.If the students of Graduate School of Business and Finance choose “ Finance” ( or alternative subject of Finance) as Subject Test Exemption,it is applicable to the students who took it by AY2017.
(You are not able to choose “Finance” as Subject Test Exemption if you take it after AY2018.)
Please refer to the following link with regard to the past entrance examination questions.
Furthermore, it is possible to view past entrance examination questions in the Graduate School of Commerce office (no copies can be made).
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Special examption for GSC doctoral program
Applicants who earned excellent scores in Core Courses offered by the Waseda GSC MA program or Alternative Core Courses (MA Core Courses) offered by the Waseda MBA program may apply for an exemption from taking required subject tests.
Applicants have the option of choosing to take 1 Subject Test and use the Subject Test Exemption for a single core course.
1. Applicants must have earned a grade of A+ or A in the appropriate Core Courses offered by the GSC MA program or Alternative Core Courses (MA Core Courses) offered by the MBA program or Alternative Core Courses (MA Core Courses) offered by the graduate school of Business and Finance.
2. Applicants must also be currently enrolled in the MA or MBA programs at GSC or in the MBA programs at Graduate school of Business and Finance or have graduated from 1 of these programs within the past year.
Submit the “Application for Special Exemption for GSC Doctoral Applicants”
Core Courses for the GSC MA Program & Alternative Core Courses (MA Core Courses) for the MBA Program:
MBA program, Graduate School of Commerce, Waseda University
MBA program, Graduate School of Business and Finance, Waseda University
Non-degree program is conducted in Japanese.Webpages in Japanese.