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
28 April-18 May 2021

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 2022 to 4 February 2023
Term 2 From 21 March to 31 July 2023
3. Programme offer

Academic year

  • Course code Title Type of course Teaching mode Start date End date View
    28288-3 International Human Resource Management Elective In person 2020-09-07 2020-11-09 View
    17506-3 Management Control in Japan Elective In person 2020-09-09 2020-11-11 View
    04766-3 Business Logistics Elective In person 2020-09-10 2020-10-09 View
    08814-3 Production Management in Japan Elective In person 2020-09-17 2020-11-12 View
    16571-3 Management Science and Decision Making Elective In person 2020-09-24 2020-12-03 View
    37528-3 International Commercial Transactions Elective In person 2020-09-29 2021-01-19 View
    94110-2 Estimating Volatility in High-Frequency Data Elective In person 2020-10-01 2021-01-14 View
    46499-2 Business Economics 2 Elective In person 2020-10-01 2021-01-19 View
    38365-2 International Tax Law Elective In person 2020-10-01 2021-01-19 View
    29967-1 Applied Microeconomics Elective In person 2020-10-02 2021-01-15 View
    45655-2 Advanced Study of Micro Marketing Elective In person 2020-10-05 2021-01-18 View
    95580-2 Consumer Psychology in Global Markets Elective In person 2020-10-06 2021-01-19 View
    41167-1 International Trade Elective In person 2020-10-07 2021-01-20 View
    82469-2 Advanced Study of Modern Business Administration Elective In person 2020-10-07 2021-01-20 View
    29842-2 International Economy Elective In person 2020-10-07 2021-01-20 View
    16313-4 Policy for Global Future Elective In person 2020-10-12 2020-12-07 View
    89658-4 Contents Creativity and Economical Impact of Otaku Culture Elective In person 2020-10-12 2020-11-30 View
    32875-4 Global Business Strategy and Responsible Leadership Strategy In person 2020-10-13 2020-12-18 View
    33097-4 Innovation & Turn-Around Elective In person 2020-10-13 2020-12-08 View
    48278-4 Methodologies for Service Design Elective In person 2020-10-14 2020-12-16 View
    04417-4 Digital Media Innovation Elective In person 2020-10-14 2020-12-16 View
    28876-4 Design for Empowerment And Social Change Elective In person 2020-10-14 2020-12-16 View
    23491-3 Intercultural Communication in International Business Elective In person 2020-10-31 2020-11-28 View
  • Title Start date End date View
    Think and Act Out of the Box -New Business Landscapes in the Post COVID-19 era- 2020-08-31 2020-09-04 View
  • Title Start date End date Number of days View
    Mastering Intercultural Communication with Japanese People in Business 2020-09-15 09:00 2020-09-15 17:00 1 View
    Perception and Strategy in Business Communication 2020-09-23 09:00 2020-09-23 19:40 1 View
  • Course code Title Type of course Teaching mode Start date End date View
    4-45706 (M) Social Creation Elective Online View
    1-28353 Development Economics Elective Online 2021-04-07 2021-07-07 View
    1-14144 Seminar: Economic Policy Elective Online 2021-04-07 2021-07-07 View
    2-28425 Japanese Economy Elective Online 2021-04-07 2021-07-07 View
    2-32056 Domestic Tax Law Elective Hybrid 2021-04-08 2021-07-08 View
    2-38987 Business Economics I Elective Online 2021-04-08 2021-07-08 View
    2-38733 Advanced Study of Econometrics Elective Online 2021-04-09 2021-07-09 View
    1-69951 Global Leadership Leadership Online 2021-04-10 2021-05-22 View
    4-76044 (D) Dream-Driven Design And Innovation Elective Online 2021-04-19 2021-06-14 View
    4-02907 (M) Venture Fundamentals Elective Online 2021-04-19 2021-05-31 View
    4-88761 (G) Otaku Culture Elective Online 2021-04-19 2021-06-14 View
    4-89347 (T) Perception Aware Computing Elective Online 2021-04-22 2021-06-24 View
    4-25107 (T) Network Operation Elective Online 2021-05-18 2021-07-06 View
    4-04049 (M) Venture Launch Elective Online 2021-06-09 2021-07-09 View
  • Title Kick off date Compagn(ies) View
    Creating a new concept for the next generation of high-end luxury resorts 2021-03-26 Kowa Company, Ltd View
    Attracting female/diverse talent for businesses in the Japanese context  2021-03-26 McKinsey & Company View
    Promoting new technologies and high-connected services for customers with low digital-tech literacy 2021-03-26 Daimler View
  • Title Start date End date Number of days View
    Global Citizenship Seminar 2021-03-29 2021-03-31 1 View
    The Psychology of Intercultural Mediation and Leadership 2021-04-05 2021-04-06 1 View
  • Language Type Title Start date End date View
    Japanese Third language elementary course Elementary Business Japanese 2021-04-20 2021-07-13 View