Department of Contemporary Business
  • Hachioji Campus
Teikyo University Junior College Department of Contemporary Business

In a complex and diversified business society,
Learning the required knowledge and skills
with small-group education

In order to properly grasp the modern business society and develop human resources who can play an active role there, students learn a comprehensive understanding of the business society and the knowledge and skills necessary for business through detailed small-group education. Specifically, we provide practical lessons that emphasize business etiquette, how to write business documents, presentations, and business English proficiency.

Department of Contemporary Business Close-UP

Hospitality service theory

"Hospitality service theory"
In this class, students learn the essence and concept of "hospitality" and "service" in business. Students learn about the relationship between hospitality and the way services should be as products, while giving concrete examples of services that are familiar to students. By providing appropriate service products as a company and as a business person, students deepen their understanding of the importance of building good human relationship and increasing the added value of service products.


We organize practical curriculum to aim developing human resources with abundant humanity and expertise who can play an active role in the field of business. In the compulsory courses, students acquire basic knowledge, and in the elective courses they study economics and management courses that deepen the education required in the business society, modern business courses that are directly linked to front-line business, and business practice courses. They can also take some of the courses offered by the faculty of arts of Teikyo University as an open curriculum.


Syllabus of the Department of Contemporary Business

Class Introduction

For autonomous learning

Life design exercise
This 1st grade course is based on the university's Educational Philosophy and aims to teach the learning methods necessary for studying at the university. Specifically, 1. Learn about Teikyo University, and learn how to study at the university, including how to take classes. students also learn how to utilize on-campus facilities such as libraries. 2. Learn the technique of summarizing your thoughts and expressing them in sentences. Learn how to communicate through presentations and group work (listening, speaking, discussion). 3. Learn to think and be aware of your future, including employment, and to lead a university life in a planned manner.

Basic exercise
This subject is positioned as an extension of the life design exercise (compulsory subject) set in the 1st grade. The content and standards of this class are in line with the basic exercises that are held in the spring of the 2nd grade at the Faculty of Economics, Teikyo University. However, unlike undergraduates, the 2nd grade is its final year in Teikyo University Junior College, so students place more emphasis on learning to embody their career paths after graduation. Therefore, in the first semester of this course, students focus on acquiring basic education, knowledge about current affairs, and business etiquette, which are indispensable when choosing a career path.
Also, in the second semester, each student starts to compile a bachelor thesis in order to summarize the learning outcomes of the two years. It is assumed that some students want to transfer to the undergraduate school and want to get a job as a career hope, but while responding to their own challenges, they learn to enhance basic learning, logical thinking, criticism, presentation ability, etc. for the culture, knowledge, and skills of the business society.

In line with practical learning

Fashion business theory
The fashion industry, which is constantly changing and producing attractive products one after another, has become extremely sophisticated in recent years. Therefore, it can be said that the importance of fashion knowledge, skills, and sensibilities is increasing not only for those involved in the fashion business industry but also for consumers who purchase fashion products and services. In this class, we lecture the transition of the fashion industry, the structure of the industry, the current situation, the efforts of each company, and the work of fashion sales. First, students learn basic knowledge such as the structure and function of the fashion business and consumer awareness, and then discuss how to collect and analyze fashion information, and the efforts of growing brands. Furthermore, by learning basic manners in sales and customer service, and how to direct and develop shops, students aim to understand the overall picture of the fashion industry and develop the ability to objectively grasp fashion trend information.

Business English
In this class, practical English education is conducted with a focus on improving survival skills in English. When we try to live in actual English, there are almost no exchanges such as "How are you? I'm fine thank you, and you?". Also, in the Middle East and Africa, even educated people often say "He don't". In English conversation, it is important to "understand the meaning" first. In non-English speaking countries overseas, they study English with a very light touch, and they speak well even if they are not good at it. English education in Japan has emphasized reading books for many years, but recently it has come to be said that "conversation is important". When it comes to "English conversation," many people may just get ready. For example, we can get a car license in about 30 hours, but we cannot drive smoothly on the road. On the contrary, if we go out to the city and drive a car, we will improve immediately. In this class, students learn English like attending a driving practice on road in a driving school. It should be an important skill to live in an English environment and to play an active role overseas.

Business practice
In this class, students learn the basic theory and skills related to practical knowledge of work such as personal work and collaborative work that they do in the modern business society. For example, regarding the content and flow of practical work such as clerical work, sales position, and secretarial position, classes on knowledge and theory, skills for processing the work, practical research and discussion by group, presentation and evaluation are conducted. By conducting research, discussions, and presentations on specific issues in addition to classes on knowledge and theory, students acquire the thinking, action, communication, negotiation, and presentation skills necessary for business practice.

Fostering human power

Introduction to economic history
Economic history is a discipline that asks how economic phenomena have historically occurred and changed. Today's capitalist economic society, which is in the midst of the pecuniary stages of culture, is extremely unstable. Students of Teikyo University Junior College repeatedly think historically about the nature and function of the economic activity while eliminating prejudice as much as possible, and at the same time, acquire their own rational criticism ability. The goal of this class is to contribute to the human power (= basic power of working people).
Understanding the history of economic life deepen their respect for the experience and knowledge, wisdom, technology and culture that have been accumulated by many ancestors. Therefore, it takes a lot of hard work and a considerable amount of time to understand the economic history class. These things must help make your future life fruitful. Please cultivate human power through this class.


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

To earn credits

  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 1st 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.
    • If you have questions about your grades, such as not receiving a grade despite taking an exam (submitting a report) after the results have been announced, please come to school at the beginning of the next semester (in principle, by the first week of classes) and ask your teacher directly. If your teacher has left the school and you are unable to make inquiries, please notify the Academic Affairs Office.

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

Course Type Category (Compulsory or Elective) Number of credits required for graduation
Comprehensive basic subjects I: How to Study at University
II: Learning About People's Minds and Ideas
III: Learning About History and Culture
IV: Learning About How Society and the Economy Work
V: Learning How the Law and Politics Work
VI: Learning the Laws of Nature and Mathematical Science
VII: Learning About the Global Environment and Life Sciences
Elective 12
Specialized education subjects Compulsory subjects Compulsory 28 50
Elective subjects Elective 22
Total 62

[About specialized education subjects]

  • * Compulsory subjects are a group of subjects to learn the basics of business practice and communication in this department and to acquire basic abilities as a university student.
  • *  The elective courses are grouped into broad fields of study, and students can select courses from the fields that they are interested in and earn credits.