Application Documents

Download: DBA Application Package 2017-2018 (Additional Placement)
DocumentsDetails
Application FormCompleted and signed with photo attached (Form A)
Master's degree certificateSigned by the President or the Dean of the university
Official transcript of MBA or Master's degreeSigned by the President or the Dean of the university
Career accomplishmentsDescription of candidate’s business background and major business accomplishments to date (Number of copies: 1 original and 2 duplicates, for a total of 3 copies; Maximum length: 3 pages, double-spaced)
Personal Statement Inclusive of the following information:
  1. (1) Intended field of specialization (e.g., strategy, marketing, organization, operations management, knowledge management, etc.) and specific topics of interest within that field
  2. (2) Research Proposal (i.e., title, intended topic of dissertation thesis and intended research method)
  3. (3) Explanation of how a doctoral degree from ICS will assist achievement of career goals(Number of copies: 1 original and 2 duplicates, for a total of 3 copies; Maximum length: 10 pages, double-spaced)
Reference lettersTwo letters of reference:
  1. (1) From persons who have been directly responsible for assessing the candidate’s work and/or academic performance
  2. (2) At least one, and preferably both, should come from an employer, academic supervisor, or both (Form B)
Official TOEFL score report
  1. (1) Applicants must demonstrate competence in English by scoring over 630 (267: computer-based test; 109: internet-based test) on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or 7.5 on the International English Language Testing System Academic Module (IELTS Academic)
  2. (2) ICS recommends strongly that candidates take the TOEFL/IELTS at least one month before submitting their application
  3. (3) ICS does not accept unofficial scores, photocopies, or faxed score reports that are more than two years old [University Code No. 8682]
    ※ The following applicants are not required to include this item
    • Applicants whose native language is English
    • Applicants who graduated with a Bachelor’s or higher degree from a program that was conducted entirely in English
    • Applicants who have worked for over three years in an English-speaking country
Official GMAT or GRE score report
  1. (1) Applicants must demonstrate general aptitude for business studies, as indicated by their scores in the Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT) or Graduate Record Examination (GRE)
  2. (2) ICS recommends strongly that candidates take the GMAT or GRE at least one month before submitting their application
  3. (3) ICS does not accept unofficial scores, photocopies, or faxed score reports that are more than ten years old. [University Code No. F6R-Q5-52]
Application fee:JPY 30,000
Self-addressed return envelopeUse a standard postal size (23.5 x 12 cm), together with domestic registered mail stamps (¥392) to receive the admission decision
・Applicants who live abroad are not required to include this item
Photocopy of the relevant page(s) of your passportSuch page(s) must include your name, photo, and passport number
・ Applicants who do not need student visa are not required to include this item
All documents must be written in English. If there are any documents or certificates written in other languages, please attach an English translation.
Only complete applications will be considered. Incomplete applications at the time of the application deadline will not be considered.