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Nagoya University of Commerce and Business
Honshu, Japan


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Nagoya University of Commerce & Business was established in 1953. It was authorised by the Ministry of Education to serve as a four-year, Baccalaureate degree granting institution of higher learning.

The founder, Dr. Yuichi Kurimoto, was the first Japanese person to graduate from the Faculty of Arts at the University of Alberta, Canada, in 1930. Upon his return to Japan, he recognised that higher education in his country had been mostly accessible by elite groups in society, and so he championed the fight to make it available to the disenfranchised Japanese youth of the day. In 1935, he began a vocational institute called the Nagoya Railroad School, which was subsequently followed by a high school and a junior college.

Always a visionary, Yuichi Kurimoto sensed that the post-war economic and population boom in Japan would create a strong demand for an institution dedicated to business education. To this end he established Nagoya University of Commerce & Business.

In a very short time, NUCB became regarded as one of the pioneering schools of its kind in the country. Many of its early graduates took the motto 'frontier spirit' to heart and became entrepreneurial pioneers in their own right. By the early 1960's, Yuichi Kurimoto was already considered one of the foremost educational leaders in Japan, and had received several awards from the Japanese government and the Emperor of Japan, including the Academia Award, the Indigo Medal of Honor, and the Order of the Rising Sun, to name but a few.

In 1964, Dr. Yuichi Kurimoto received an Honorary Doctorate of Juridical Science (LL.D.) from his alma mater, the University of Alberta. The degree was conferred in recognition of his dedication to education, as well as his achievements in enhancing friendly ties and academic fellowship between Canada and Japan.

"The major objective in education is in helping students discover their hidden potential and developing it."

His words formed the cornerstone of the NUCB and NGS educational philosophy. Since then, NUCB and NGS have focused on a close interaction between students and teachers. The University offers a variety of well-designed courses to foster the development of influential managers and executives to lead business activities. The curriculum emphasis is on the development of practical skills through the progressive learning of a wide range of business disciplines.

NUCB has always sought to position itself at the frontier of both educational and technological developments by constantly maximizing the opportunities for the personal and intellectual wellbeing of the student body. Today, NUCB and NGS endeavor to provide their students with an ideal environment for the pursuit of excellence.

Now, celebrating its 57th anniversary, NUCB has grown to become a top ranked, AACSB accredited institution with over 30,000 alumni. Today, NUCB and NGS stand out as models for developing global standards in management education within Japan and Asia.

Our mission is to provide a high-quality education in order to develop leaders and entrepreneurs possessing a 'Frontier Spirit' and a global perspective, and the ability to contribute positively to the business community. The University endeavors to meet the challenges of globalization and to maintain a competitive edge by providing outstanding programs in management education, and opportunities in the global arena.

Our vision is to become one of the top business schools in Japan. We intend to raise the undergraduate entrance standards and decrease overall enrollment. We will increase the graduate school to 1000 students, with half coming from the corporate community. Our graduates will benefit from the opportunity to take part in exchange programs at the leading business schools all over the world.

Our values are
Excellence in teaching and research.
Continuous quality improvement in enrollment management.
Provision of efficient, responsive and effective administration.
Determination to being innovative in our pedagogy and social orientation.
To promote practical industry-focused teaching and research hand in hand with theoretical considerations.
Inculcate ethical values in business and academic practices.
To value diversity.
To provide education from a global perspective.
To attract and maintain a high quality staff.
Utilize leading-edge educational technology in teaching and administration.

Strategic Plan
To accomplish our mission we developed a Strategic Plan that will guide and focus the actions of many toward enhancing student learning for success in a changing world. The Strategic Plan defines three broad goals designed to ensure our future success.

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