Graduate School of CommerceWaseda University

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Admissions

Master's Program

Master’s program is conducted in Japanese. WebPages in Japanese.

Doctoral Program

 <Important>Changes in 2020 September entrance examination for Doctoral program
Due to the 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. WebEx).
Refer here

Admission Schedule

2020 Sep Entry 2021 Apr Entry
Application fee payment period May 8(Fri) – May 22(Fri) in 2020 November 13(Fri)
– November 27(Fri) in 2020
Web application period May 13 (Wed) to May 20 (Wed) in 2020 November 18 (Wed) to November 25 (Wed) in 2020
Paper application period May 15 (Fri) to May 22 (Fri) in 2020 November 20 (Fri) to November 27 (Fri) in 2020
1st Screening (Written Exam) June 27, 2020 (Sat) January 28, 2021 (Thu)
2nd Screening (Oral Exam) June 28, 2020 (Sun) January 29, 2021 (Fri)
Announcement of application results July 2, 2020 (Thu) February 4, 2021 (Thu)
Deadline for the completion of enrollment procedure July 17, 2020 (Fri) February 12, 2021  (Fri)

 

Application Documents

Appendix

Method for payment of the screening fee at convenience stores in Japan PDF Web
Examination Fee Payment by Credit Card, Union Pay, and Alipay PDF Web
Acquisition of Status of Residence “Student” PDF
Application Form for Screening Fee Waver PDF

 

Application form

Application Guideline
(AY2020)
PDF
Online Application form URL can be viewed and used to apply only during the WEB application period.
Certificate of payment for the screening fee PDF
Abstract of your Master’s thesis Word PDF
List of research achievements Word PDF
Application for special exemption for GSC Doctoral Applicatnts Detail PDF
Budget plan for expenses to study in Japan Word PDF
Request form for return of submitted documents PDF
Checklist for submitted documents PDF
Address Label PDF

Research Area

Choose research area at the time of application .
Rsearch Area

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.

https://www.waseda.jp/fcom/gsc/news-en/5086

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.)

2020 September Entrance Admission

Research Area Examination Subject
Management Organizational Management
Strategic Management
Marketing & International Business Marketing
Consumer Behavior
International Business Studies
International Trade
Finance and Insurance Finance
Insurance Theory
Risk Financing
Corporate Finance
Asset Pricing
Accounting Financial Accounting 1
Financial Accounting 2
Management Accounting 1
Management Accounting 2
Theory and Quantitative analysis
Public Policy and History of Economics
Microeconomics
Macroeconomics 
Introductory Econometric

 

2021 April Entrance Admission

Research Area Examination Subject
Management Organizational Management
Strategic Management
Marketing & International Business Marketing
Consumer Behavior
International Business Studies
International Trade
Finance and Insurance Finance
Insurance Theory
Risk Financing
Corporate Finance
Asset Pricing
Accounting Financial Accounting 1
Financial Accounting 2
Management Accounting 1
Management Accounting 2
Theory and Quantitative analysis
Public Policy and History of Economics
Microeconomics
Macroeconomics 
Introductory Econometric

Past entrance examination

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).

2017.09 2018.04  2018.09 2019.04  2019.09 2020.04

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.

Applicant Qualification:
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.

Application Procedure:
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

Non-degree program is conducted  in Japanese.Webpages in Japanese.

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