Because you are so busy, we support your learning 360 degrees via the Internet and in person.
* All lectures are conducted in Japanese.
1. Online classes
Study in your own style because classes are online.
You can study anytime and anywhere on a computer or mobile device with our online study
system. If you are busy with work or finding it difficult to free up a block of time, you can
create your own study schedule to suit your lifestyle so you can study on your commute, during
your lunch hour and when you have more free time on weekends.
One class consists of 90 minutes for the lecture and 30 minutes for the assignment.
Classes consist of 90 minutes viewing time for a lecture and assignments that take about 30
minutes. The assignments vary in format depending on the subject and may consist of a small
test to check for understanding and a written report, or group discussions with fellow students
Earning credits by passing the end-of-semester examination
Subjects worth one credit are composed of 7 classes of 90 minutes and the period extends over a
2.5 month period (subjects worth two credits take approx. 5 months). After viewing the lecture
and completing the assignments each time, the end-of-semester examination is held and classes
then finish. After viewing all the lectures (= attending all the lectures) and passing the allotted
assignments and the end-of-semester examination, you can obtain the credit for that subject.
Enabling deep learning through an interactive learning system
The learning style of SBI Graduate School is not simply a convenient way of completing
learning with self-study by viewing lectures, conducting examinations and submitting reports. It
is an interactive learning hub where instructors and students have exchanges including
discussions using the discussion board and the web conference system, as well as collective
style face-to-face classes that improve practical skills.
2. Face-to-face classes
Face-to-face classes that polish practical business skills.
For one-credit subjects (7 classes), on average there is one face-to-face class while for
two-credit subjects (15 classes), on average there are one or two face-to-face classes.
Skills for presentations and discussions, which can only be done in face-to-face classes, are
Face-to-face classes focus on discussions and a variety of case studies are examined. These
classes also offer the opportunity for students to polish practical skills through project
presentations and individual feedback. Students located far away from the campus or those
participating from outside of Japan can take part via the online conference system.
Online or in person, you can choose the style that suits you
Face-to-face classes are mainly held in seminar rooms at SBI Holdings. Students located far
away from the campus or those unable to come to the seminar room on the day classes are
scheduled can take part via the online conference system.
3. Suited to students located in regional areas or outside of Japan
This online network connects and enables students to participate all over the world
This borderless learning environment is possible because SBI Graduate School students do not
have to actually come to the campus.
Students attending SBI Graduate School and participating in discussions via the Internet come
from all over Japan as well as Asia, Europe and South America.
4. A model for the completion of studies
A schedule model for obtaining an MBA over a two-year period, while continuing to work.
At SBI Graduate School, the curriculum is based on one year being divided into the spring
semester and autumn semester and each semester being further divided into the first half and
second half. To obtain an MBA in the two-year period, students must acquire 17 credits per year.
This means attending classes during the first half and second half of each semester to acquire
4-5 credits each, making a total of 17 credits for the entire year. A total of 15-20 hours of
learning per week is required*.
*Depending on the subject, the length of the lecture video and the content of the assignments
may differ, in which case the number of hours for learning will vary.
For those who are worried about not having enough time to study
Using the long-term student enrollment program, it is possible to extend the registration period
for the MBA program up to four years, instead of the usual two years. We recommend this style
for busy working people seeking ways to continue studying in any easy manner with no need to
physically attend classes.