Master's Program in Global Leadership

Master's Program in Global Leadership

Overview: The program is designed with 64 credits, including core modules of general knowledge block and fundamental and specialzed knowledge block. Students are trained in international quality programs, derived from the training program of Waseda University, Japan, which is improved in accordance with the conditions and needs of Vietnam.

Lecturers: about 50% of lecturers from Japan.

Training time: 24 months.

Form of training: Full time.

Internship opportunity: Students will have chance participate in researching/internship at universities, research institutes and business partners in Japan.

Training content:

The Global Leadership Master Program is designed with four knowledge blocks as follows:

  • General knowledge: Provide students with basic knowledge and research tools related to leadership science.
  • Knowledge of politics and security: Provide students with in-depth knowledge of international relations, international politics, international security, international organizations, media and politics, culture and politics.
  • Knowledge of economics: Provide students with in-depth knowledge on international economics, political economy, development policy, innovation and transfer of science and technology, global competition, strategy enforcement, planning and managing changes.
  • Knowledge of cultural and social knowledge: Provide students with in-depth knowledge of global anthropology, global sociology, sustainable development, globalization, international education, gender issues on global scale, human security and human rights.
  • Employees, consultants, policy analysts working in agencies, ministries, and departments related to policy making and consulting in Vietnam or international organizations.
  • Leaders and managers in state companies from the central to local level.
  • Leaders and managers in international organizations, associations, institutions and non-governmental organizations.
  • Specialists, lecturers in institutes and universities with relevant majors such as leadership, politics and securities, public policies and development, international relations, international economics and socio-culture.


Waseda University

Waseda University is one of the most famous private universities in Japan and Asia. The university has its main campus located in the north of Shinjuku. Undergraduate school of Political Science and Economics under Waseda University has a great influence on Japanese society. Six post-war Prime Ministers were prominent alumni of the school. Seven CEOs listed in Fortune Global 2007 also graduated from the school.  Waseda University is a member of Universitas 21. Waseda University is a key collaborator in the development, implementation, and appointment of Japanese lecturers to the Master’s program in Global leadership of Vietnam Japan University.

Tentative Curriculum:

General knowledge    


Fundamental and specialized knowledge 


Compulsory courses   


Elective courses      


Guest Speaker Series    


Special Lecture on Global Leadership I, II, III  


Semester Study at GSAPS/Internship     


Master thesis       

Total 64


Program Office

Add: Room 613, 6th Floor, My Dinh Campus

Luu Huu Phuoc Road, My Dinh 1 Residential Area, Cau Dien Ward, Nam Tu Liem District, Ha Noi, Vietnam View google map


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