AGL provides its students with an integrated master-and-doctoral-course education program, in which students, within a specified timeframe, manage their own time to acquire both the outstanding expertise appropriate for earning a doctoral degree in their major and the qualities to become future global leaders.
Students who would like to apply for the AGL Curriculum must earn four or more credits from the graduate school subjects that are designated as "Basic Leadership Courses." Furthermore, to be qualified to enroll, students must pass the screening test conducted at a three-day camp.
Once enrolled, the students are assigned to the AGL Dojo Programs, in which students learn from each other and improve themselves. The Programs are composed of two components: the Dojo for Science and Engineering, and the Dojo for Management and Society. These two Dojos cultivate the students' personal leadership skills from the perspectives of Science and Engineering, and society and economy, respectively. By having discussions and group seminars with students who have different directions and specialties at both of these Dojos, while acquiring advanced expertise and capabilities within their own majors, AGL students will acquire the ability to discuss various topics and
form a consensus that can be applied to all aspects of society so that they will be able to exercise strong leadership skills. In 2013, a new Dojo was established in collaboration with Hitotsubashi University, resulting in students with more diversified specialties studying in the Dojo Programs.
Another characteristic of the AGL education program is the "Off-Campus education" program, in which students are enrolled in six-month projects in diverse entities such as businesses, international organizations, and research institutes in Japan and abroad. In these settings, students examine how their expertise, abilities, qualities, and leadership skills that are practiced in the Dojo Program are effective in the real world and identify what they should improve upon.
To support students who take such a demanding curriculum to improve their capabilities, tuition is completely waived after enrollment (however, the waiver period is limited to the standard period of the curriculum). Encouraging financial aid are also available. In addition, AGL provides students with financial support for research and education spending in order to support their research activities in their majors and their activities to improve their scholarly abilities at the Dojos, etc. Furthermore, through the use of mentors and career advisors, AGL has a mechanism that helps its students to mitigate their anxiety about the future by helping them secure their future career paths.
The prerequisite for enrollment is to earn four or more credits from Basic Leadership Courses before participating in a screening camp.
Credits earned from coursework at Hitotsubashi University, which is an affiliate of this program, can be applied toward your studies.
During a screening camp of three days and two nights before the second term, students are screened based on their debate performance, presentation and interview.
The Master's Program candidates who would like to apply for enrollment at AGL are required to earn four or more credits from the "Basic Leadership Courses," which are designed to train future global leaders by developing the students' personal leadership skills. Furthermore, to qualify to enroll at AGL, applicant students must participate and pass a screening test that is conducted at a three-day camp.
Master's students who pass the screening are eligible to enroll in the Doctoral Program of the Global Leadership Curriculum and then begin studying the Curriculum in the latter half of the year. After enrolling at AGL, students must pass a
midterm AGL screening when they are ready to advance to the Doctoral Program in their own majors. This AGL screening strictly evaluates whether the students have shown enough performance and acquired abilities as those who belong in the AGL program. Any students who pass the AGL's midterm screening are permitted to continue studying in the doctoral program in AGL. Finally, only the students who complete the AGL programs and achieve their academic goals, including language skills, will receive the special diploma on which completion of the AGL Curriculum is also noted.