Keio University

Keio has thrived under its founder’s motto of jitsugaku, or empirical science.
1. The School

Keio University

Keio has a proud history as Japan's very first private institution of higher learning, which dates back to the formation of a school for Dutch studies in 1858 in Edo (now Tokyo) by founder Yukichi Fukuzawa. Since the school's inception, the students of Keio have risen to the forefront of innovation in every imaginable academic field, emerging as social and economic leaders.

Key points

MIM programme at this school

The key graduate school involved in Keio’s CEMS Programme are: the Graduate School of Economics, the Graduate School of Business and Commerce, and the Graduate School of Media Design.

Keio offers variety of business-related courses.  They rather reflect the strengths of each graduate schools above.  The courses in design and technology-centered innovation offered by the Graduate School of Media Design are unique to business school community that could broaden your perspective of business.  

Students should be aware that the intellectual cultures of these three schools are also quite different.

Living in the city

Keio is located in Tokyo and Kanagawa, one of the world's largest major metropolitan areas. Living in Tokyo is a chance to experience Japan through its capital city with its many contrasting faces: unique customs, natural beauty, and futuristic technology. With all of the modern trappings and conveniences of a modern city, Tokyo was recently ranked the world’s best city to live in for the third consecutive year, and is also one of its safest and cleanest. Tokyo is also a convenient gateway for all of Japan and the rest of Asia.

Come to Keio and start your own journey through the heart of the city, with the contrasting sights and sounds of Keio's academics and extracurricular activities.

CEMS Club Tokyo

The CEMS Club Tokyo is an association of CEMS students at Keio University that strives to ensure a vibrant and dynamic CEMS community in Tokyo, which aims to organize academic, corporate, as well as social events to foster long-life relationships with co-students, alumni, and corporate & social partners. It was awarded the First Prize in the CEMS Club Awards in Fall 2014.


CEMS Programme manager
Masayo Iizuka
2-15-45 Mita, Minato-ku, Tokyo, Japan
2. Master of science and cems mim
1-1 January 2023

2 years




  • Master of Media Design
  • Master of Arts in Economics
  • Master of Arts in Business and Commerce

Term dates for the Master Programme(s)

Term 1 From 1 September 2025 to 6 February 2026
Term 2 From 16 March to 31 July 2026
3. Programme offer

Academic year

  • Course code Title Type of course Teaching mode Start date End date View
    93327-3 (KBS) Intercultural Communication in International Business Elective Hybrid 2023-09-04 2023-11-20 View
    24407-3 (KBS) Management Control in Japan Elective Online 2023-09-06 2023-11-15 View
    79134-3 (KBS) Production Management in Japan Elective Hybrid 2023-09-07 2023-11-09 View
    23271-3 (KBS) Management Science and Decision Making Hard Skills / Elective In person 2023-09-20 2023-12-07 View
    32198-4 (KMD) Introduction to Intercultural Communication Elective Online 2023-09-28 2024-11-16 View
    36358-2 (KBC) Advanced Study of Micro Marketing Elective In person 2023-10-02 2024-01-22 View
    32735-1 (KEC) International Trade Elective In person 2023-10-02 2024-01-22 View
    61356-4 (KMD) Contents Creativity and Economical Impact of Otaku Culture Elective Hybrid 2023-10-02 2023-11-13 View
    42743-4 (KMD) Reimagining Brand Communication Elective Hybrid 2023-10-02 2023-11-20 View
    79944-2 (KBC) Consumer Psychology in Global Markets Elective In person 2023-10-03 2024-01-23 View
    02620-4 (KMD) Modern Issues of Public Policy Elective Hybrid 2023-10-03 2023-12-05 View
    23745-4 (KMD) Intellectual Property Tactics Elective Online 2023-10-03 2023-11-21 View
    22059-2 (KBC) International Economy Elective In person 2023-10-04 2024-01-24 View
    89406-2 (KBC) Economic Analysis Elective In person 2023-10-04 2024-01-24 View
    75067-4 (KMD) Computational Service Architecture Hard Skills / Elective Hybrid 2023-10-04 2023-11-22 View
    39846-4 (KMD) Methodologies For Service Design Elective Hybrid 2023-10-04 2023-11-01 View
    29747-2 (KBC) International Tax Law Elective In person 2023-10-05 2024-01-25 View
    36802-2 (KBC) Advanced Study of Micro Marketing Elective In person 2023-10-05 2024-01-25 View
    36051-2 (KBC) Business Economics 1 Hard Skills / Elective In person 2023-10-05 2024-01-25 View
    22154-1 (KEC) Applied Microeconomics Elective In person 2023-10-06 2024-01-19 View
    02429-4 (KMD) Global Business Strategy and Responsible Leadership Strategy Hybrid 2023-10-06 2023-12-01 View
    86018-4 (KMD) Embodied Interactions Elective Hybrid 2023-10-12 2023-12-21 View
    30750-4 (KMD) Global Meetings and Discussions Elective Online 2023-11-23 2024-01-25 View
  • Title Start date End date View
    Build an internal culture that recognizes and understands the importance of cyber security in the digital context today 2023-09-15 2023-09-21 View
  • Title Start date End date Compagn(ies) ECTS Number of days View
    Mastering Intercultural Communication with Japanese People in Business 2023-09-26 2023-09-26 0.5 1 View
    The Psychology of Intercultural Effectiveness 2023-09-30 2023-09-30 0.5 1 View
  • Language Type Title Start date End date View
    Japanese Third language elementary course Elementary Business Japanese 2023-10-03 2024-01-23 View