EMBA participants will typically be in their 30's to 40's and recognized by their organizations as having the potential to join senior management within 10 years. As all lectures and classes will be held in English, participants must be proficient in English on a business level.
One of the key benefits of an EMBA program is the network that participants develop within each cohort and as such, ICS will carefully determine the mix of participants. Each cohort will reflect the diversity seen in the real business environment - those with different industry backgrounds, different nationalities and genders. Each cohort will be comprised of around 15 participants - a size that is designed to provide a balance between diversity of opinion and experience while maintaining an intimate environment to facilitate intensive learning.
There is a two-step admissions process:
- Submit an application package by 2nd March 2017
- Selected participants will be invited to an oral interview
The application package should include the participants' TOEIC/TOEFL/IELTS score, a Sponsoring Letter from the sponsoring organization and the participants' essays in response to a set of questions. Although not required, participants may also include a GMAT score, should they wish to do so. As part of the application package, applicants will be required to nominate a senior executive in their organization who is willing to confirm the organization's support for the candidate's application into this program. This support must be provided in written format, in the form of a Sponsoring Letter.
The oral interview will be held entirely in English and will employ the standard case interview method, whereby participants will be provided with a short business case to be discussed with the interviewing panel.
It is important to note the following:
- All application documents, except for the TOEIC/TOEFL/IELTS official scores and the sponsoring letter, must be submitted via the Hitotsubashi ICS EMBA Online Application System.
- Applicants are encouraged to submit their application as early as possible, in order to allow for follow-up in instances where more information is required.
For further information on the admissions process, please refer the Admissions Process tab on this website. Alternatively, more information can also be found in the ICS EMBA Application Package 2017-2018 .