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We invite 3rd and 4th year bachelor's and master's students of the HSE Graduate School of Business to participate in the International Winter School devoted to "Searching for the Secrets of Long-lived Companies in Japan" organized jointly by the Graduate School of Business and NUCB Business School, Nagoya, Japan.

The curriculum of the school allows students to explore the experiences of successful long-lived companies of Japan, discover new approaches to sustainable and innovative business development, and solve business challenges by studying the best management practices of Japan. Participants will be able to learn the key elements of managing successful companies in Japan, familiarize themselves with the main models and principles of managing long-lived businesses, expand their approaches to developing entrepreneurial strategies, and learn to adopt innovative approaches following the success cases of Japanese companies.

Educational activities: lectures, practical cases, teamwork, discussions, company visits, and full emergence into Japanese management. 

Language of instructions: English/Russian

Number of credits: 3 ECTS

Winter school schedule

The leading experts of HSE Graduate School of Business and NUCB Business school are going to conduct workshops discussing the relevant business practices and topics of Japanese management.

14 January


Emergence into life in Japan

Tokyo sightseeing: 

  • Tokyo Skytree
  • Tokyo Imperial Palace
  • Asakusa
  • Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden
  • Akihabara
  • Shibuya Crossing
  • Ginza / Art Aquarium Museum Ginza

Tokyo Robot Show visit 

Dinner at  Samurai-Themed Restaurant- Sengoku Buyuden / Kaitenzushi restaurant

Nightlife in Shinjuku

15 January


Group visits to:

  • The Tokyo Stock Exchange
  • Japan Patent Office
  • Skylight consulting
16 January

Winter school opening ceremony


  • Comparison between Russian, Japanese and Taiwanese Business
  • National Culture and Business Culture of Japan
  • Understanding Japan's Management Past and Present

Nagoya Public Aquarium visit

17 January


  • Challenges of the 21st Century - Adaptability and Resilience of Companies 
  • Long-lived companies - unlocking the secrets

Company visit (1)

Teamwork, reflection

18 January


  • Entrepreneurship - secrets of success of Japanese companies
  • Innovation and sustainable development

Company visit (2)

Teamwork, reflection

19 January


“HRM, Production, Marketing - how does it work in Japan?”

Company visit (3)

Group projects defense

Teamwork with students of NUCB Business School

Winter school closing ceremony

20 January

Toyota Motor Corporation business:

  • Visiting Toyota Kaikan Museum
  • Visiting Toyota Commemorative Museum of Industry and Technology

Nagoya Castle visit

21 January

Kyoto - former capital and of Japanese business

Visits to:

  • Kyoto Imperial Palace & Kyoto Gyoen
  • Kinkakuji Temple
  • Kiyomizu-dera Temple
  • Gion District
  • UNRAKU GAMA - family-owned traditional ceramic productions with over 300 year history
22 January

Yokohama - the future of Japan

Visits to:

  • Minato Mirai 21
  • Tower Sky Garden
  • The Ramen Museum
  • Gundam Factory

Cruise around the harbor


Application deadline is 3 November 2023 (23:55)

Students have to go through the selection process. Academic transcriptmotivational letter and proof of English proficiency (List of accepted docements: Step 3, point 20 should be attached to the application. 

Tuition fees are waived, but students cover all the programme-related expenses

  • Moscow - Tokyo - Moscow flights 
  • Traveling around Japan (public transport and high speed trains)
  • Visa application fees 
  • Meals (lunches and dinners)
  • Museums/exhibitions admission fees 
  • Accomodation

The approximate cost of the winter school participation is 250.000 rubles. 

Apply now

About HSE Graduate School of Business

The academic approach utilised by the GSB is based on a leading global model of a university business school. Essentially, it is a school within a university that combines all levels of business programmes and courses, from Bachelor to EMBA programmes. 

What sets the Graduate School of Business apart is its focus on educating and developing globally competitive and socially responsible business leaders for the digital economy. The key elements of the GSB’s educational model include a project-based approach and other dynamic techniques for skill training; integration of online and other digital education techniques; and systemic internationalisation of the educational process.

About NUCB Business School

The MBA and MSc programs of the NUCB Business School are characterized by an emphasis on practical education, employing the case method to provide a higher quality of education and research as certified by international accreditation organizations. Accredited business schools are required to raise standards for graduate education worldwide and make continuous changes based on their educational mission. Accordingly, the NUCB Business School provides an educational environment that is distinct from that of other business schools at its campuses in Tokyo, Osaka, and Nagoya, further expanding management education opportunities for today's professionals. In addition to its master's degree programs, the school offers advanced education opportunities through Focused Programs, corporate training, and business succession education for owner-operated companies.


Should you have any questions, contact GSB International Office

Office 4301, 26/4 ul. Shabolovka

Tel: +7 (495) 772-95-90 *28501, 28502, 28503

Email: outgoing.gsb@hse.ru

Anastasia Tokareva

Центр международных обменов: Менеджер

Gabriel Moshliak

Центр международных обменов: Директор центра

Sergei Shaposhnikov

Департамент стратегического и международного менеджмента: Доцент