Waseda Business School
(Graduate School of Business and Finance)

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Admission Info for Non-Degree Students for AY 2017

Outline

To increase educational opportunities for those in the workforce, Waseda Business School (or WBS) offers an enrollment option for non-degree students. Under this system, non-degree students can enroll in up to one business- or finance-related subject offered by WBS in both the spring and fall semesters.

Application Category

1. For Graduates and Expected Graduates

2.For Non-Degree Students Sponsored by Companies

Eligibility

1. For Graduates and Expected Graduates

Applicants must fulfill ALL of the following requirements.

(1) Those who have graduated from or are expected to graduate from one of the following graduate schools:

・Waseda University Graduate School of Business and Finance
・Waseda University Graduate School of Commerce, MBA track
・Waseda University Graduate School of Finance, Accounting and Law
・Waseda University Graduate School of Commerce, professional course
・Waseda University Graduate School of Asia-Pacific Studies (International Business Major)

(2) Those who, at the time of application, are working as full-time employees at a company or organization located within this university’s commuting zone (Note 1).

(Note 1) Part-time or casual employees are not considered full-time employees.

2.For Non-Degree Students Sponsored by Companies

Applicants must fulfill ALL of the following requirements.

(1) Those sponsored by their company* of employment.
Application as an independent individual is not permitted.

*Company is limited to a listed company on the stock exchange (or a company of similar standing and scale) or a public institution.
For eligibility details, please contact WBS by email (wbs-admissions@list.waseda.jp).

(2) Those who, at the time of application, are working as full-time employees at a company or organization located within this university’s commuting zoneNote 1) and possess at least one of the following qualifications:

  1. Those who have graduated or are scheduled to graduate from a university in Japan by the enrollment date that applicants wish to matriculate.
  2. Those who have received a Bachelor’s Degree from the National Institution for Academic Degrees and University Evaluation of Japan or are scheduled to receive such degree by the enrollment date that applicants wish to matriculate.
  3. Those who have completed 16 years of standard school education outside Japan or are scheduled to complete such education by the enrollment date that applicants wish to matriculate.
  4. Those designated by the Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science, and Technology.
  5. Those who have been enrolled at a university for more than three years (or have completed 15 years of school education overseas or are scheduled to complete such education by the enrollment date that applicants wish to matriculate) and have been recognized by WBS as having earned a specified number of credits with an excellent academic record (Note 2).  (Chinese three-year university(専科)graduates excluded)
  6. Those who have been recognized by WBS as possessing academic credentials superior to those of university graduates through an individual entrance requirements screening process and are scheduled to reach 22 years of age by the enrollment date that applicants wish to matriculate (Note 2).

(Note 1) Part-time or casual employees are not considered full-time employees.
(Note 2) Any applicant who wishes to apply under Qualifications 5 or 6 above should contact the WBS Admission Office via e-mail prior to application for an individual qualification screening. Those who have been recognized by WBS as possessing academic credentials equal to or superior to university graduates are qualified to apply for admission.

Application Schedule

April Enrollment
(Spring Semester Courses)

September Enrollment
(Fall Semester Courses)

Application Period /
Screening Fee Payment Period

February 6 (Mon)
– February 10 (Fri), 2017

June 19 (Mon)
– June 23(Fri), 2017

Notification of Application Number February 17 (Fri), 2017 June 30 (Fri), 2017

Result Announcement

February 24 (Mon), 2017 July 14 (Fri), 2017
Enrollment Procedure Deadline March 3 (Fri), 2017 July 21 (Fri), 2017

Number of Students to be admitted

Limited to a small number

Screening Fee

Screening Fee:  30,000 JPY

Number of Credits Permissible

Limited to One course (two credits) per semester

Application Guide and Application Documents

1. For Graduates and Expected Graduates

Application Guide (downloadable)

2.For Non-Degree Students Sponsored by Companies

Application Guide (downloadable)

3.Application Documents

Application Documents for Spring Semester

Application Documents for Fall Semester

Courses lists and Syllabus

Course List
Web Syllabus

Contact

WBS Admissions Office
TEL: +81-3-5286-8719 E-mail: wbs-admissions@list.waseda.jp

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