CEMS Inbound Program at Keio University

CEMS MIM Curriculum at Keio University

Coming to Keio as CEMS Exchange Students

To study at Keio as a CEMS exchange student, you must be enrolled at one of the CEMS Academic Partners. If you have not been enrolled in any CEMS school, please follow the application procedures and requirements defined by the respective CEMS Academic Partners in which you wish to be enrolled.
If you are successfully nominated as a CEMS exchange student to come to Keio University, you will be required to submit additional application materials (including visa-related documents) to Keio University. Please see the section of "Applying for CEMS Exchange at Keio" for information about this material and the required procedures.

Uniqueness of Keio Course Curriculum

The CEMS courses you will take at Keio University are offered mainly by the Graduate School of Economics (KEC), the Graduate School of Business and Commerce (KBC) and the Graduate School of Media Design (KMD) . Other courses are also offered by the Graduate School of Business Administration (KBS).
With KEC and KMD being the main course-offering graduate schools, you will find the CEMS course curriculum at Keio is an interesting blend of various academic fields while focusing on various aspects of business and management.

Keio University Campuses

KMD and KBS offer courses on Keio's Hiyoshi campus, while KEC and KBC offer courses on Keio's Mita campus. These two campuses are about 40 minutes apart by train.

CEMS MIM Curriculum at Keio

Block Seminar (Term 1)
A block seminar at Keio is mainly organized by KMD. This takes place before the CEMS Term 1 at Keio begins. It is a kind of boot camp, in which students immerse themselves in academic contents such as digital media. Students are expected to learn Keio culture and collaboration to prepare to think outside of the box. Topics, dates and exact locations are announced on www.cems.org in the student private zone in Term 1.
CEMS Courses (Term 1, Term 2)
The CEMS courses at Keio are offered mainly by the three graduate schools: the Graduate School of Economics (KEC), the Graduate School of Business and Commerce (KBC) and the Graduate School of Media Design (KMD). In addition, the Graduate School of Business Administration (KBS) will also offer some courses for CEMS students in Term 1.
Global Strategy Course (Term 1) and Global Leadership Course (Term 2)
At Keio, Global Strategy Course will be offered by KMD while Global Leadership Course will be offered by KEC.
Global Citizenship (Term 2)
At Keio, Global Citizenship Seminar is offered by KEC. The Global Citizenship Seminar is a two-day course and takes place at the beginning of Term 2. The Global Citizenship Seminar brings together representatives from Corporate and/or Social Partners, professors and students, for an experiential learning opportunity.
Skill Seminars (Term 1, Term 2)
Skill seminars are designed to enhance practical skills that are required for you to be successful in international business. Skill Seminars are training seminars in practical skills relevant to an international management environment. At Keio, skill seminars are offered by KEC.
Business Project (Term 2)
The Business Projects at Keio will be offered by KMD during Term 2. The content of each business project will be determined in cooperation with a company, emphasizing the research-corporate relationship. The end product of a project will depend on the business project's theme. It can be in the form of a presentation, but it can also be in the form of developing an innovative product with the company. Business projects are implemented in a way to ensure that CEMS students deal with real problems that are currently at issue within companies.

International Internship (Term 3)
As a general rule, CEMS students are responsible for finding a company for the international internship requirement (More than 8 consecutive weeks in a single company). If you wish to undertake an internship in Japan and if you are not Japanese passport holders, you will need to be keenly aware of the importance of meeting the Japanese government's requirements regarding visas. For more information about visa, see CEMS Inbound - Applying for Keio and Information on Visa and Housing.

Academic Calendar at Keio University

Term 1 Term 2

Housing Check-In

Early-Mid September

Mid-Late March
Orientation Early September Late March
Block Seminar September N/A
Global Citizenship N/A Late March - Early April
Classes begin
Early September
Early April
Classes end Late January Late July
Final Exams Around the end of January Around the end of July
* Subject to change

Keio University and CEMS MIM Program

Keio has a proud history as Japan's very first institution of higher learning, which dates back to the formation of a school for Dutch studies in 1858 in Edo (now Tokyo) by Keio's founder Yukichi Fukuzawa. Since the school's inception as a private university, Keio graduates have risen to the forefront of innovation in every imaginable academic field, emerging as social and economic leaders.
Keio has continued to pursue Yukichi Fukuzawa's spirit of jitsugaku, which holds that one should not just acquire information from book learning, but should learn from real-life experiences in order to apply viable solutions to actual problems. Keio continues to pursue jitsugaku today, fostering forward-looking thinkers.
These stances of Keio resonate with CEMS' focus on academic excellence, professional skills, international openness, and social responsibility. In today's internationally interdependent world, Keio places great effort upon maintaining the finest teaching faculty and superlative facilities. Based on the knowledge and experience of their predecessors, today's Keio students strive to develop the leadership qualities that will enable them to make valuable contributions to tomorrow's society.
To learn more about Keio University, visit https://www.keio.ac.jp/en/about/