Globalization of recent years facilitates both competition and co-operation among economic entities and activities. As a result, people must acquire not only communication skills but also knowledge in economics and management in order to accommodate global interests. With this in mind, the Graduate School of Economics launched a new program taught in English for postgraduates to learn the economic and management theories of the global economy.
The objective of this program is to enhance understanding in the globalization of economies and management, to foster international human resources and to cultivate the ability to work for international corporations. Our graduates are prepared for career positions in government, international organizations, research institutes, and excellent business enterprises. This program provides well-organized basic courses and many applied study courses that deal with a great variety of topics on modern economic and business problems.
In their first year, students are given thorough grounding in economic and management theories, such as "Price Theory and Applications," "Income Theory and Applications," "Introduction to Econometrics," "Introduction to Global Management," "Introduction to Financial Reporting" and so on. Students are able to gain a high level of academic knowledge that is competent with the international criteria. Although the content taught in the basic courses are standard subjects, course instructors are all active researchers who have reputable publication records in their own fields.
In students' second year, related and applied subjects are provided. These include "International Law" and "Developmental Economics" among others, which are subsequent to the courses in the first year in principle. One of our focuses is on Japanese economy and business. The unique Japanese system is discussed from various perspectives to draw insightful lessons from Japan’s experiences, both the successes and the failures. Students also must attend seminars to prepare for their master thesis.
For practical knowledge and contact with the real business society, students are encouraged to participate in joint seminar sessions with successful business practitioners experienced in various functions of companies. We provide access to worldwide leading business companies by taking advantage of our location within the largest manufacturing center of Japan.
Students who wish to start their career in Japan or at Japanese companies can take classes taught in Japanese. These Japanese classes will give students opportunities to learn the Japanese management system and support for their job hunting in Japan.