Frequently Asked Questions

Last update: August, 2018

EMBA in General

What’s the difference between an Executive MBA and an MBA?

An EMBA generally caters to managers with an average of 10-15 years of work experience who want to take classes part-time so that it doesn’t interfere with their work schedule. EMBA program contents are tailored to students who are looking to broaden their strategic leadership perspective, and to sharpen management and decision-making skills.

MBAs are often full-time programs and put a lot of emphasis on GMAT scores and essays for applicants. Admission to MBA programs normally requires a few years of work experience. If you already have years of work experience, then the EMBA Program might be a better fit for you.

What is the average cost to complete an MBA and EMBA program?

The average tuition for a 2-year MBA program is $100,000, whereas, according to the Executive MBA Council, the average tuition of an EMBA program is $81,791.

TUJ's EMBA Program costs ¥328,600* per course (including consumption tax), with 16 courses in total. That totals to 5,257,600* for all courses. TUJ's EMBA Program is very affordable compared to other American programs.

*As of August 2018.

TUJ’s EMBA Program

What makes Temple University Japan’s EMBA Program different from other programs?

By enrolling in TUJ’s EMBA Program, you have the chance to receive an MBA degree from Temple University with AACSB Accreditation (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business). Top faculty fly in directly from our main campus in Philadelphia, our classes are entirely in English, and you have an opportunity to form professional and personal

Take a look at these testimonials to see what alumni have to say about their experiences in TUJ’s EMBA program.

When does the EMBA Program begin and end?

TUJ’s EMBA Program begins in January and ends in June the following year.


Can anyone apply to TUJ’s EMBA Program?

See our Application Requirements and Deadlines page to find out if you are eligible for enrollment.

Application Process

What do I need to submit to apply?

See our Application Requirements and Deadlines page to find out what documents must be submitted.

When is the deadline for applying?

There are three deadlines: June 1, August 1, and October 1. June 1 and August 1 are our Early Bird deadlines, and October 1 is our Final deadline when applying for the next academic year.

I’m the CEO/Managing Director of a company and don’t know who to get Letters of Recommendation from. Who would you suggest?

If you have any clients at work or people you work closely with, you can ask them to recommend you for the EMBA Program.

I don’t live in Japan. Can I still apply?

Yes. If you apply and are admitted, Temple University Japan can sponsor your student visa. TUJ must submit a Certificate of Eligibility (COE) application on behalf of all admitted students to the Japanese Immigration Bureau, and you must complete and submit a visa application to your local Japanese embassy or consulate. It is a two-step process. In order for you to apply for a student visa, you need to be admitted to TUJ’s EMBA Program first. The deadline to submit an EMBA application for student visa seekers is August 1.


What’s included in the tuition?

Tuition covers the cost of courses, materials such as textbooks and online resources, as well as any other additional fees.

See the Tuition page for further information.

Are there any scholarships?

Yes, we currently offer four different scholarships. As these scholarships are based on academic merit and financial need, we also require that you also submit your tax certificate (課税証明書 kazeishoumeisho). The tax certification form can be acquired from your local city/ward office.

We also offer scholarships for alumni and early admission. See the Scholarships & Tuition page for further information.

Can I apply for early admission and an additional scholarship?

You can apply for both, but you will only be rewarded a scholarship with the higher amount. For example, if you apply for early admission by June 1 and the Dean’s Scholarship, and are selected for the Dean’s Scholarship, then that’s the one you will be awarded.

Before Applying

May I attend a class before applying?

Of course. We highly recommend that prospective students attend one of our open classes or mock classes at least once.

At our open classes, you can sit in one of our actual classes with current EMBA students. There is a Q & A session with our director afterwards. At the mock classes, you can participate in a class that’s modeled exactly like one of our real classes to get first-hand experience of what you’d be doing in the program. There’s also an opportunity to speak with EMBA alumni after the mock class.

During the Program

What is a typical class day like?

Classes begin at 9:00 and end at 18:00. See the class schedule for more detailed information.

I may have to relocate during the program. How can I complete the program?

If you encounter this situation, let us know as soon as possible so that we can try to make arrangements for you. In most cases, it is possible. However, it ultimately depends on where you will be relocated to.

After Graduating

Is there an alumni association or some type of support system?

There is an alumni association and a Tokyo Chapter for TUJ alumni. We are currently in the process of revitalizing the career support system to make networking easier and more beneficial for TUJ EMBA alumni.