NUCB's mission is to educate innovative and ethical leaders who possess a "Frontier Spirit" and to create knowledge that advances business and society. Our students will have the ability to bridge the gap between New Asia and the rest of the world. In 2015, NUCB celebrated its 80th anniversary as a university and 9th anniversary as an AACSB accredited school. NUCB is the only AACSB and The Association of MBAs (AMBA) accredited school among over 200 institutions offering business degrees in Japan. The graduate school programs have been ranked among the top in East Asia by Eduniversal's "Best Masters Ranking 2015." These programs include the Tax Accountant Program (TAP), ranked 1st in Asia, and the General Manager Program (GMP) ranked 1st in Japan and 2nd in Asia. NUCB is uniquely located in a major business region including "Greater Nagoya", Tokyo, and Osaka, with a combined total population of sixty-five million. Our ties with the business communities in these locations have a direct and highly positive impact on the education that we can offer our students. It also provides the university with unrivaled access to students in each of these three locations.