SBJP (Study of Business in Japan Program) is a custom-made program designed for business students. SBJP is held at the Osaka Ibaraki Campus (OIC) of Ritsumeikan University. OIC is in Ibaraki City, Osaka Prefecture, one of the most populated prefectures in Japan and a hub for economy, industry, and world trade.

Through this short-term program, students will experience up-to-date Japanese business through case studies of various fields, lectures, and company tours. Students will have the chance to gain essential business knowledge, confidence, experience, and international connections through this program to succeed in their future careers. 

*Note: Direct applications from students are not accepted; students must be nominated by the study abroad office or equivalent department at their home university. Applications are generally accepted on a university basis (groups of 15 or more from a single university) only. (Some exceptions may apply to individual applicants from universities that have an existing agreement for student exchange with Ritsumeikan University.)

SBJP (Study of Business in Japan Program)


A maximum of 30 participants and a minimum of 15 participants per group/university

Program Structure

  • Business Administration Lectures (Total of 1800 min, 90min. per class, 2 to 4 classes per day, total of 20 classes, conducted in English)
  • 1 Company Tour
  • 1 Cultural Activity
  • 1 Special Activity

Please note: Program can be customized upon request.
Programs will be conducted either in English or Japanese.

Program Structure

Sample Schedule

Week1 AM

Campus Tour
Lectures 1,2 Lectures 5,6 Lectures 7,8 Special Activity Free Time

Welcome Party Lectures 3,4 Free Time Cultural Activity

Week2 AM

Lectures 9,10 Lectures 13,14 Lectures 15,16 Lectures 17,18 Lectures 19,20 Check-Out

Lectures 11,12
Free Time Company Tour Free Time Farewell Party

Past Lectures (2016 Academic Year)

Introduction to Critical Thinking
Introduction to User Innovation, Marketing, and Product Development
Culture and Organization
Operations Management
Management and Economics Simulation Exercise
An Experimental Study of Electric Power's Dynamic Pricing Impacts on Consumer Behavior: An Analysis for Remote Islands
An Overview of Toyota Motor Corporation and the Automobile Production Process
Irony of Change: Corporate Culture & Related Challenges for Japanese Corporations
Renewing Business Models through Innovation: A Case Study of Japanese Mini Vehicle Manufacturers
Economic Growth and Environment in Case of Japan and Worldwide
International Industries: How Technology Drives Industrial Change
Asian Economic Development

Past Activities

Company Tours
Toyota Motor Corporation
Toyota Motor Corporation
Daifuku Expo Center「HINI ARATA KAN」
Daifuku Expo Center「HINI ARATA KAN」
Cultural Activities
Samurai Experience
Samurai Experience
Tea Experience
Tea Experience

Pricing Summary (2017 Academic Year)

Two Week Program:

30 students
JPY 108,000 per student
25 to 29 students
JPY 127,000 per student
20 to 24 students
JPY 145,000 per student
15 to 19 students
JPY 182,000 per student

*Prices are subject to change depending on program contents.

Program Fee Includes:
Business Administration Lectures- 90 min. class, 2 to 4 classes per day for a total of 20 classes (Textbook and material fees included)
Company Tour (1 time, entrance fee included)
Cultural Activities (1 time, entrance fee included)
Special Activity fee (entrance fee included)
All transportation fees for Company Tours and Activities
Round trip bus from Kansai International Airport to Osaka Ibaraki Campus
Individual Liability Insurance fee

*Airplane ticket, visa application fees, food expenses, and accommodation are not included.

Health Check

It is your responsibility that you declare your current health conditions when you apply for programs that are less than 5 weeks long. After declaring health conditions, some applicants will be asked to fill out our official health check form with their health care provider at their own expense.


We will generally arrange for students to stay at the OIC Seminar House or the OIC International House during the program.

OIC Seminar House
OIC Seminar House

Student Rooms at the OIC Seminar House have two bunk beds for four people, a sofa bed for one person, a desk, chairs, a wardrobe, and a cabinet.

OIC International House
OIC International House

The OIC International House houses students in 6-person units, with individual rooms and shared living/dining/kitchen space. Individual rooms include a bed, desk, chair, wardrobe, and air conditioning unit.



  • Kansai International Airport: 80 min
  • Kyoto: 20 min
  • Tokyo: 2 hr 30 min by bullet train

How to Apply

Contact us for details at "oic-sbjp[*]"

Please replace [*] to [@] for our e-mail.

Please include your name, university/affiliation, and whether you are a student (undergraduate or graduate) or a staff/faculty member in your email.

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