Waseda Business School
(Graduate School of Business and Finance)


AIBA Koji, Professor



Professor Aiba received LLB from University of Tokyo in 1976. After working for Taiyo Kobe Bank (currently Mitsui Sumitomo Bank) for six years, he joined the Boston Consulting Group (BCG) in 1982. During his tenure at BCG, he worked in Tokyo Office (1982-89, 90-93) and in Dusseldorf Office (1989-90). He became partner and vice president of BCG in 1990. In 1994 he joined the faculty of Osaka International University. In 2002, he joined WASEDA Business School as professor. He has a lot of experiences as independent board director and statutory auditor of prominent companies in Japan.

Academic Degrees

M.B.A., Harvard University, 1980-1982

L.L.B., University of Tokyo, 1972-1976

Selected Publications

Note: All of my publications are originally written in Japanese.

MBA Business Strategy, Diamond Publishing, 2013

MBA Management Strategy, Diamond Publishing, 1999.

MBA Management: a business game perspective, Japan Economic Journal (Nikkei), 1999.

Collection of problems for MBA studies: mini cases, Japan Economic Journal (Nikkei), 2000. (Translated into Korean)

Methodologies of Transforming Japanese Corporations, President Publishing, 1995.

Value Portfolio Strategy, President Publishing, 1993 (Translated into Chinese).

MBA Management Book, (co-authored) Diamond Publishing, 1995.

Courses in charge

Corporate and Business Strategy, Management Dilemma: Case Discussion in English and Japanese, Problem Solving from General Management Perspective, Project Research A: General Management & Business Strategy


Have experienced Independent Director of Board of Seiyu Inc. (Subsidiary of Wal-Mart) and Dream Incubator Inc.  Have experienced Statutory Auditor (something similar to Audit Committee Member) of Aplix Corporation. Currently works as Statutory Auditor of Dream Incubator and Advisor of Japan Association for Chief Financial Officers. Performs advisory role to some private corporations.


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