Waseda Business School
(Graduate School of Business and Finance)

About WBS


The precursor to WBS-1973

The Systems Science Institute begins offering a non-degree, one-year professional education program at the graduate level – the precursor to WBS. The brand name, “Waseda Business School,” begins to appear in official documents in the 1980s.

The Graduate School of Asia-Pacific Studies-1998

The above program is reformed into an official master’s program, the International Business Administration major of the Graduate School of Asia-Pacific Studies (GSAPS).

MOT Program at GSAPS-2003

The above program is recognized as a professional master’s degree. In the same year, a Management of Technology (MOT) Program is established at the Graduate School of Asia-Pacific Studies (GSAPS).

The Graduate School of Finance, Accounting and Law-2004

The Graduate School of Finance, Accounting and Law is established, marking the first finance-focused graduate school in Japan.

The Waseda University-Nanyang Double MBA Program-2006

The Waseda University-Nanyang Double MBA (DMBA) Program launches, representing the first double MBA program offered by a Japanese university in collaboration with a foreign university.

The MBA Program of the GSC-2007

The above-mentioned programs of the GSC and GSAPS are integrated to form the MBA program of the GSC.

The Waseda-ESCP Double Degree and Executive Education Program-2015

WBS launches the Waseda-ESCP Double Degree Program and a new executive education program called EMBA Essence.

The Graduate School of Business and Finance-2016

The Graduate School of Finance, Accounting and Law, and WBS integrate to form the Graduate School of Business and Finance.

The new entity, while keeping the brand name, WBS, also marks the launch of a new English degree program, the MSc in Finance, and a new Finance track in the Evening program.

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