Students will attend the Kyoto University Graduate School of Management (Kyoto GSM) for two semesters (semesters I and IV) and the School of Hotel Administration, Cornell SC Johnson College of Business (Cornell SHA) for the other two semesters (semester II and III). At Kyoto GSM, students will study the standard MBA courses; At Cornell SHA, students will study the standard MMH courses. The total duration will be two years.

Semester I
Semester II
Semester III
Semester IV
Kyoto University Cornell University Cornell University Kyoto University
Core Subjects Elective & Core Subjects Elective & Core Subjects

Cornell MMH Graduation

Research Seminars
Kyoto MBA Graduation


Examples of Subjects

*Titles and semesters offered are subject to change.

Kyoto University (Semester I)

*Two credits per course

Core Subjects:
Corporate Finance and Capital Markets
Managerial Accounting
Governance and Ethics
Leadership Development
Strategic Management

Organization and Management
International Negotiation
Strategy & Practice for Global Open Mkt.
Global Social Entrepreneurship -SDGs as a theme


Cornell University (Semester II and III)

*Credits per course vary

Core Subjects:
Operations Management
Management Communications
Dean’s Distinguished Lecture Series
Properties Development & Planning
Human Resources Management
Master Class

Entrepreneurial Management
Developing Service-Based Business Models and Plans
Restaurant Entrepreneurship
Brand Management
Revenue Management
Negotiations in the Hospitality Industry
Wine Marketing
Luxury Marketing
Advanced Business Modeling
Consumer Behavior
Catering and Special Events Management
Restaurant Development
Data Driven Marketing
Principles of Real Estate

Management Writing
Management Presentations
Health and Healing Studio
Leaders in Emerging Markets
Management Consulting Essentials
Leaders in Family Enterprise Practice and Theory
Core Leadership Skills for a VUCA World
Managerial Spreadsheet Modeling
Behavioral Economics and Managerial Decisions

Revising and Editing Workshop
Communicating in the Workplace
Preparing for the Professional Job Search


Kyoto University (Semester IV)

*Two credits per course

Core Subjects:

Firms & Industrial Organization in Japan
International Accounting
Development Dynamics and Policy Perspectives
Cross Cultural Management
Business Modeling and Design
Global Tourism & Hospitality Management I
Corporate Strategy & Organization
Business Analysis and Valuation
Global Tourism & Hospitality Management II
Service Marketing
Turnaround Management
Project Finance
Risk Management& Finance
Global Social Entrepreneurship and Leadership Style