Message from the Dean of the Graduate School of Business and Commerce


I am pleased to announce that the Graduate School of Business and Commerce of Keio University is accepting applicants for the Master’s Degree Program in Taxation Policy and Management for the 2019 academic year. All courses are offered in English in a two-year program. A master’s degree will be awarded to students who have successfully completed the prescribed course work, research, and practicum.

Begun in April 1996, this program is designed to meet the demand for qualified specialists in the area of tax policy and administration in developing countries. The program presumes that tax specialists are indispensable for the governance and continued development of nations.

Students admitted to this special program will be awarded a two-year scholarship from the World Bank through the Joint Japan /World Bank Graduate Scholarship Program. This scholarship covers tuition, living expenses, and round-trip airfare between Japan and the recipient’s home country.

Keio University, the oldest private university in Japan, is located in Tokyo, the nation’s capital. Today, proud of our more than 150 year long history, Keio continues to seek excellence in its tradition of educating leaders in various fields, particularly those of business and industry. The Master’s Degree Program in Taxation Policy and Management is characterized by a unique curriculum which reflects Keio’s expertise in the field of business administration. The professors in this program have abundant experience in teaching and research in taxation, management, and related fields. The knowledge and expertise of other experts, particularly those associated with the National Tax Agency, are also utilized in the course of studies.

If you believe that our program suits your professional and career objectives, I strongly encourage you to apply. If you are accepted and work diligently throughout the program, I am confident that you will find studying at Keio a challenging and fulfilling experience.

Professor Kengo SAKAKIBARA
Graduate School of Business and Commerce
Keio University