Degree Programs Offered in English


Undergraduate Programs Offered in English

Dual Language Pathway, College of Intercultural Communication (CIC)

The DLP is a program that aims to develop people who contribute to the global community, and enables students to use both English and Japanese over their four years of study. DLP students earn credit for all College of Intercultural Communication specialized courses in English, and write their graduation theses (academic papers) in English.

PEACE CIC, College of Intercultural Communication (CIC)

PEACE CIC fosters the ability to propose solutions for an increasingly diverse and complex society, with plurilingualism and pluriculturalism as the founding and guiding principles. Through the study of Intercultural Communication, students will explore multicultural situations by putting emphasis on one or more of the following fields: Language Studies, Translation and Interpreting Studies, Communication Studies, and/or Global Studies.
*This program will start in September 2022.

Global Liberal Arts Program (GLAP)

The Global Liberal Arts Program is a four-year undergraduate program that allows students to earn a bachelor’s degree taught entirely in English. Liberal arts education is a part of Rikkyo University’s distinctive educational feature which encourages students to pursue their own academic interest, to expand academic horizons and to deepen the understanding of various theories and philosophies.

Global Program of the Department of International Business Law, College of Law and Politics

The Global Program of the Department of International Business Law hones students' legal knowledge and skills for the international stage by covering how to conduct trade negotiations and how to prevent or resolve disputes from a legal perspective. Specifically, the Global Program pursues three objectives: acquiring the basic knowledge of Japanese law necessary for conducting international business, developing legal skills required for a type of legal thinking that transcends the differences between national laws, and sharpening communication skills to succeed in international settings.
*This program will start in April 2022. For international students, however, it will start from September 2022 enrollment.

Graduate Programs Offered in English

Master in International Business Program, Graduate School of Business

The College of Business at Rikkyo University offers a full-time, two-year, Master of International Business (MIB) degree program that is designed to develop our students’ ability to conceptualize, plan, and implement business in diverse and intercultural contexts. The degree has been established in response to industry demand for highly qualified, bilingual graduates with wide ranging international experience and the ability to conceptualize complex business problems.

Master of Public Management and Administration Course, Graduate School of Business

The Master of Public Management and Administration Course (MPMA) is a two-year program whose primary focus is public management. It is designed to develop the capacity of the students to formulate, manage, and evaluate policies and programs. Students in the MPMA Course are expected to take courses in Public Management, Economics, and Business in order to build strong theoretical and methodological foundations.

Master of Social Development and Administration Course, Graduate Program in Social Design Studies

The Master of Social Development and Administration Course (MSDA) is a two-year program. It is designed to equip students with skills and expertise essential for being future leaders in government, international businesses, non-governmental organizations, and international organizations. Students in the MSDA Course undergo the academic and research training through the required and elective coursework and the process of thesis writing.

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