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  • Locations: Osaka, Japan
  • Program Terms: Fall, Spring
  • Restrictions: SIUE applicants only
  • Dates / Deadlines
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Language of Instruction: English Program Type: Exchange
Area of Study: Business, Finance, Management, Marketing
Program Description:


OUC towerOsaka University of Commerce is a private institute for tertiary education, and is a part of the Tanioka Gakuen Educational Foundation. Its origin dates back to 1928, when the Osaka Joto School of Commerce was established. The University was founded in 1949 as the Joto Vocational University, and the name was changed to the Osaka University of Commerce a few years later. Today, the University has two faculties, the economics and business administration as well as the Graduate School of Regional Policy Studies, with approximately 4,500 students enrolled altogether.

The university is situated in the city of Higashi-Osaka, a notable hub of commerce. The Japanese style of doing business, which in recent years has enjoyed a preeminent global reputation, bears close resemblance to the local style of the “Osaka merchants.” It is my hope that our students should, above all, learn the spirit of the Osaka merchant, who trusts people, is able to read them closely, and values personal relationships.

Courses will be taught in English.



Application Process

To apply, students must request a letter of nomination from Mr. Norris Manning, Director of Student Services, School of Business.OUC Classroom

Additionally, students must supply the following, working with Mr. Manning:
  • OUC Student Exchange Application (photo required)
  • Application for Certificate of Eligibility
  • Official SIUE transcript
  • Passport information
  • Certificate of student's bank account balance




$1,400 to 1,800 EstimatedOUC Building Exterior

The program fee includes:
  • Lodging
  • Utility costs
  • Meals (prepared by student or from cafeteria)
  • Japanese National Health Insurance
  • Normal personal expenses
The Program Fee does not include:
  • SIUE tuition
  • Round Trip airfare to Osaka
  • Books and Materials
  • Passport
  • SIUE Study Abroad Fee ($1)50
  • Extra Personal Expenses



Contact Information


Dr. Janice Joplin
School of Business, Associate Dean
Founders Hall Rm 3305
Tel: (618) 650-3412


Mr. Norris Manning
School of Business, Director of Academic Services
Founders Hall Rm 3126
Tel: (618) 650-5450




Participants must be prepared to encounter cultural and social situations that require a high level of mature independence and respond appropriately to such situations.  Participants must be able successfully navigate transportation systems (air, train, bus, car) to the travel study destination(s) following all rules and laws pertaining to international travel and destinations.  Participants must be able to independently and collectively travel as a coherent group and maintain emotional maturity as warranted by the trip and its variety of educational experiences.  Participants must be prepared to independently walk long distances; carry personal luggage and groceries; walk up and down stairs; and navigate entrances and exits to public transportation, buildings, and cultural sites.   Participants must be prepared to encounter environments different from the United States which can include cigarette/cigar smoke, automobile exhaust, loud noise, congested streets and crowded public areas and a variety of other environments which may not be known except upon encountering them.  If you have any physical or emotional limitations, consider your health and capabilities carefully in consultation with your doctor before undertaking this trip. 


Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Fall 2021 04/30/2021 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Spring 2022 11/01/2021 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Fall 2022 04/30/2022 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Applicants will learn of acceptance shortly after this date. If accepted, students must return to their applications to complete the next phase of requirements.