International Economy
  • Hachioji Campus
Faculty of Economics Department of International Economy

Developing global human resources
who can play an active part in the world

Under the rapid progress of globalization, economic relations with the rest of the world and Asia is becoming important increasingly for the development and sustainability of the Japanese economy. In the Department of International Economy, students not only learn the basic and applied international economics and economics, society, and politics of various countries in the world including Asia, the U.S., and the EU, which are rich in diversity, but also aim to improve their English skills through overseas training programs to acquire the knowledge to be active in Japan and abroad.

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Teikyo University Asia Exchange Program (TAEP)

Asia International Exchange Program (TAEP)
The Faculty of Economics has launched the Teikyo University Asia Exchange Program (TAEP) with the aim of developing human resources who will contribute to the development of Japan and Asia. Currently, we have signed agreements with Ho Chi Minh City University of Foreign Languages and Information Technology (Vietnam), Panyapiwat Institute of Management (Thailand), Yangon University of Economics (Myanmar), Jenderal Soedirman University (Indonesia), Pannasastra University of Cambodia (Cambodia), Adamson University (Philippines), National University of Laos (Laos) respectively and are promoting exchange programs such as accepting international students. In addition, there are several courses in the Asian Exchange Program, and all lectures are conducted in English.

Overseas Research Activities of the Department of International Economy

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Acquire a wide range of knowledge, including the basics of economics

In this department, in order to acquire the ability to grasp and analyze the real conditions of the economies of Asia and the world, students learn from the basics of economics to applications such as globalization, international economy, and Asian economy. In order to correctly understand the particularly complicated Asian economy, we have set up a curriculum so that students can learn culture, history, and politics. In the compulsory subjects, small-group education is emphasized in order to train presentation and expression skills, and cultivate the ability to think and practice solutions to various problems. In addition, many English courses are offered to improve students' English communication skills, which is expected of global human resources.


Syllabus of the Department of International Economy

Class Introduction

Culture and economy
Understanding the international economy means understanding the economies of other countries. Different cultural backgrounds, including languages, will change the way of establishment of society and the economic functions. The economy is operated based on a variety of rules and institutions, and in order to understand it, we need to know the culture on which it is based. This class will be conducted in an omnibus format to deepen the understanding of the cultural background of the world and regional economies and the culture of each country.

Political Economy English
Today's news are often reported in English, and English is an important language for getting the latest information. English-language newspapers exist not only in English-speaking countries, but also in numerous other countries such as Japan, and you can learn about the circumstances of each country and its economic and political views in English. In class, we read many local newspapers and take up a variety of issues. In addition to well-known newspapers in English-speaking countries, students read English-language newspapers from Asia, Europe, and other regions, and study the political and economic situation of the world.

Asian economic history
Students learn about Asian economic history from pre-modern to modern times. Focusing on East Asia and Southeast Asia, including Japan, we deepen our basic understanding of the issue of how modern Asian society has been formed. We discuss from the problems of Japan's isolation system and its actual situation in the Edo period, and each region of Asia was strongly connected through the sea at that time, then how the world changed with the emergence of Western powers, especially the United Kingdom. 

Introduction to the international economy
We take up multifaceted economic problems and issues that countries around the world is facing. The world economy is influenced by various factors such as the increased interest rates in the United States and the future of China's economic growth. In addition, students learn the mechanisms of keeping the economy growing of major countries and regions such as India and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), and at the same time, deepen their understanding of how the economy is affected by political and social movements.

Grade Assessment and Credit Recognition

Grading Criteria

About our GPA System

The intent behind our implementation of a GPA (Grade Point Average) system is to (1) create a unified standard for the campus, (2) have it function as an impartial standard, and (3) have it function as an internationally accepted standard. Our GPA system involves the assessment learning achievements using an objective numerical value called GPA. Additionally, this system generally conforms with the grade assessment systems adopted by universities in the West, and can be used overseas as an index used to certify a student’s academic ability when studying abroad, when going on to graduate school overseas, when finding employment at a non-Japanese companies operating in Japan, and so on.

Display of Grades and Assessment Criteria

Classification Grading Criteria GPA Grading Criteria Details of Assessment Description of English
Pass S. 4.0 90 percent or higher Represents particularly excellent grades. Excellent
A 3.0 80 percent Represents excellent grades Good
B. 2.0 70 percent Represents grades recognized as adequate. Satisfactory
C. 1.0 60 percent Represents the minimum grade acceptable as a pass. Pass
Fail D. 0.0 Less than 60 percent This means that the student has not reached the minimum grade acceptable as a pass. It also includes the lack of class attendance, the fact that the exams for the class have not been taken, and so on. Failure
Not applicable N - - Indicates that course credit acquired another university or other institution during a study-abroad program or prior to a transfer to our university, has been certified as course credit for our university (courses where credit has been certified). Credits Transferred

GPA Calculation Method

GPA Calculation Method

Credit Recognition

  1. Students register for courses on the web thorugh the portal site and confirm their course registration. This must be done in both the first and second semesters.
  2. Students attend classes. There are 15 class in both the first and second semesters.
    Normally, 2-credit courses consist of attendance at each class (90 minutes) and preparation and review (about 2 hours each). In order to earn the credits, students must attend all classes (from the first to the 15th) as a matter of course, and also deepen their understanding through preparation and review.
  3. Depending on subjects, students are required to take exam or submit reports (accreditation methods vary from lecturers).
  4. Grades of S, A, B or C mean that students have passed the course and earned the credit. Grade of D means that students has failed the course and not earned any credit. If students receive a grade of D for a compulsory subject, they require to take it again the following year or later.
    Courses which students have already earned credit cannot be retaken.
  5. About Academic Grades
    • Academic grades are assessed based on final examinations at the end of the semester (written exams, oral exams, practical exams, or reports). However, depending on courses, mini tests, reports, attendance, and academic progress during class may be evaluated as regular points, or assessments may be carried out based on the regular points only.
    • Academic grades are issued on the transcript with only the evaluation. 
    • Courses which students have passed once cannot be erased or retaken.
    • Transcripts of result is issued on the portal site every semester.
    • After the announcement of results, students should ask the relevant faculty member on the first day of the next semester (In principle, by the class in the first week) if they have any questions about grades, such as no grade has been provided despite taking the exam (or submitting a report). If students are unable to ask the relevant faculty member due to their retirement, they should notify staff in the academic affairs group.

Minimum number of credits required for graduation (For students enrolled in 2022)

Course Type Category (Compulsory or Elective) Required Number of Credits
Comprehensive basic courses (* 2) Elective 12(※1)
English subjects Modern English I-VIII Compulsory 1 credit each 12
Practical English I-IV
Specialized courses Specialized Education courses*2 Compulsory 12 74

Compulsory elective*3

Development / general subjects 4
Introductory courses at the Faculty of Economics 16
International Economy / Basics 20
Elective 22
Common elective Courses
  • Excess of 74 credits for specialized education courses
  • Liberal Arts Subjects
  • Self-Development Support Subjects
  • Open Subjects
  • Excess Credits for Comprehensive Basic Courses
Elective 26
Total 124
  • *1 If the number of credits earned in the comprehensive basic courses exceeds 12, the excess credits up to 8 will be approved as a credit in common elective courses.
  • *2Some credits for each course of teaching profession and curator may be included in credits of specialized education subjects or general basic subjcts.
  • *3 Excessive credits for elective compulsory subjects are included in the credits for elective course.