Division of Regional Economics and Policy
  • Utsunomiya Campus
Graduate School of Economics Division of Regional Economics and Policy

Planning that contributes to the development of the local economy
Fostering highly specialized professionals who can make policy recommendations

Four characteristics of the Division of Regional Economics and Policy

Learn about community development and regional revitalization from a glocal perspective

  • Analyzes corporate / social / geographic information and creates master's thesis / specific subject research reports.
  • We develop leaders and coordinators who will be responsible for the practice of community development and regional revitalization.

Thorough small-group education

  • Fifteen faculty members are in charge of five Graduate School in each grade.
  • After learning the introduction to regional economic policy, students choose your academic advisor.
  • In special exercises and research, one graduate student is taught by multiple faculty members.

Actively accepting working graduate students

  • Classes are held on Saturdays, from evening to night on weekdays.
  • Students select a long-term course system that corresponds to your work style.
  • It is possible to select a specific subject research that makes the most of your practical experience.

Teachers with experience and achievements are in charge of education and research

  • We offer lessons that focus on fieldwork.
  • Professor from industry, academia and government and up-and-coming young faculty members are in charge of education and research.

4 courses

We analyze the current situation by making full use of objective techniques such as corporate accounting, geographic information, and social research.

"Mountainous area / agricultural promotion model"
In the mountainous and agricultural areas, the crisis of community disappearance due to population decline and the impact on regional agriculture due to the promotion of TPP are imminent, but in reality, rich and eco-friendly efforts are being made in anticipation of the global environmental era. We will dig up these efforts from a glocal perspective and create a new model for promoting mountainous areas and agriculture.

"Local city regeneration model"
For the revitalization of local cities, we will create the accumulation of various urban functions such as "living," "working," "buying," "enjoying," "learning," "intersecting," and "rejoicing," improvement of social capital forfostering and supporting the social common capital that makes the best use of them, and a reproduction model that can be developed from the viewpoint of maintenance and compactness and connection.

"Tourism promotion model"
Tourism, which is now playing a major role as a growth industry, has changed its travel form from mass tourism to various new tourism, and as seen as a World Heritage Site, it seems to change from visiting tourism spots like worldheritages to rethinking the way of own life. While absorbing international knowledge, we will create a new tourism promotion model that suits the local community. 

"Industrial agglomeration model"
Unlike metropolitan industries, local industries based on small and medium-sized enterprises form a region-specific industrial agglomeration, but their advanced technological are also the foundation of the automobile industry and aerospace industry. We will learn about regional innovation models that find out the manufacturing power hidden inside from a new perspective, and the creation of startup companies that will be the leaders.



Syllabus of the Division of Regional Economics and Policy Graduate School of Economics

  • *Students must select "Utsunomiya Campus" for Timetable Affiliation, and enter the course classification.


Grading Criteria

The evaluation criteria are as follows.

Grading Criteria Score Veredict
S. 100-90 points Pass
A 89-80 points
B. 79-70 points
C. 69-60 points
D. 59 points or less Fail
N Credit recognition from other Graduate School Certification
- Missing the exam absence
- Not eligible to take the exam Unqualified

Credit Recognition

Master's degree program

Those who meet the following requirements will be qualified to complete the master's program at the Graduate School school and will be awarded a master's degree (regional economic policy).

  • Must be enrolled in school for at least 2 years.
  • Students must have completed 30 or more credits required to complete the master's program.
  • Students passed the master's thesis examination or specific subject research.