[Open enrollment] Non-Degree Program “Global Strategy, Management, and Leadership”


We are pleased to announce that the Graduate University Shizenkan is now accepting applications for non-degree students.


Application Guidelines


[Non-degree program]

The Non-degree program is a system that allows non-Master’s students to take some of the courses offered by Shizenkan’s Professional Master’s Program on a course-by-course basis. Students who complete the coursework can earn credits. Courses can be taken in advance of enrollment in the graduate school and will be recognized as credits required for graduation at the time of enrollment.

The course being offered this time is “Global Strategy, Management, and Leadership”. Other courses will be offered in the future (please refer to the bottom of this page).




[Course description]

Shizenkan University offers a non-degree, credited course, [Global Management: Strategy, Organization, and Leadership]. You will take the course along with Shizenkan’s MBA students and receive credits and a certificate upon completion. The course teaches you key concepts of global management such as global integration vs. local responsiveness, different forms of global organization, cultural intelligence, and global leadership. This course fully utilizes case method, so you will have lively discussions with other participants and lecturers, which allows you to connect concepts with practical situations.




Prof. Katsuhiko Yoshikawa Prof. Tetsuya Shiokawa Prof. Yih-Teen Lee
Vice President, Shizenkan University Specially Appointed Professor, Shizenkan University IESE Business School, Barcelona




Course name Global Strategy, Management, and Leadership
Course period Fri, Sep 8th – Tue, Oct 31st, 2023 
Language English
Number of slots Approximately 2 
Format Online via Zoom  (only the final exam will be held at the Shizenkan campus)
Deadline for the application 12:00 pm, Tue, Aug 15th, 2023 (JST)
Number of credit 2 credits
Selection period Wed, Aug 16th – Fri, Aug 18th, 2023 (Document screening and interview)
Fees 230,000 JPY (Enrollment fee 30,000 JPY and Tuition fee 200,000 JPY)



[Voicies from the past program participants]

“One of the best courses I had in Shizenkan, thanks to all the active class participation, post class sharing as well as the great teaching by the three professors … The cases provided in the course are very interesting and they made me easily connecting to my current company situation.”(Class of 2023)
“The course was very unique and relevant. It gave me an idea of how global leaders think and take decisions. This course has definitely helped me improve my critical thinking ability. The case studies used were recent and super interesting. Overall, I think it was an outstanding course.”(Class of 2023)



[Class schedule]

Session 1 Fri, Sep 8th 18:30−21:45 (JST) Key Challenges that Leaders Face in Global Business Environment
Session 2 Fri, Sep 15th 18:30−21:45 (JST) Understanding the Key Framework for Global Strategy: Global Integration vs. Local Responsiveness
Session 3 Wed, Sep 20th 18:30−21:45 (JST) Dealing with the Tension between Headquarters and Subsidiaries
Session 4 Wed, Sep 27th 18:30−21:45 (JST) Designing Collaborative Networks between Subsidiaries
Session 5 Mon, Oct 2nd 18:30−21:45 (JST) Facilitating Learning and Innovation in Global Organizations
Session 6 Fri, Oct 6th 18:30−21:45 (JST) Cross-Cultural Management in MNCs
Session 7 Tue, Oct 17th 18:30−21:45 (JST) Managing Cross-Border M&A
Session 8 Wed, Oct 25th 18:30−21:45 (JST) Living as a Global Leader
Final Exam Tue, Oct 31st 18:30−21:45 (JST)



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[Other Non-degree Courses Offerings]

Course Name Language Course Start Date Announcement Period
Global Management: Strategy, Organization and Leadership English September/October 2023 July 2023
Entrepreneurship and Business Start-up English November/December 2023 September 2023
Creating Impact Business and Ecosystems Japanese November/December 2023 September 2023
Platform Strategy Japanese November/December 2023 September 2023
Creating and Managing Social Impact Japanese January/February


November 2023
Creating and Managing Social Impact English January/February


November 2023
Leadership and Negotiation Japanese January/February


November 2023
Leadership and Negotiation English January/February


November 2023


Contact us
Admissions Office, Graduate School of Leadership & Innovation, Shizenkan University
Address: Nihonbashi Takashimaya Mitsui Building 17F
2-5-1 Nihonbashi Chuo-ku Tokyo 103-6117 Japan
Tel: +81-3-6281-9011
E-mail: admissions-non-degree@shizenkan.ac.jp

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