Graduate School of Economics

  • Hachioji Campus
  • Utsunomiya Campus

Fostering specialists capable of solving socioeconomic problems from a wide variety of perspectives

The Graduate School of Economics offers two programs: economics and business management. The two courses share higher-level studies of the core socioeconomic discipline and seek to promote a broader problem-solving outlook through a diverse and challenging curricula designed to develop internationally capable economic and corporate managers for the 21st century. Initiatives such as primary and secondary streams help to broaden the curriculum.

Key facts

  • Division of Economics (Doctoral and Master's Degree Programs)
  • Division of Management (Doctoral and Master's Degree Programs)
  • Division of Reginal Economics and Policy (Master's Degree Program)
  • Division of Economics
    • Stage 1 of doctoral program (Master's Degree Program) -Master's Degree in Economics
    • Stage 2 of doctoral program (Doctoral Degree Program) -Doctorate in Economics
  • Division of Management
    • Stage 1 of doctoral program (Master's Degree Program) -Master's Degree in Management and Management Information
    • Stage 2 of doctoral program (Doctoral Degree Program) -Doctorate in Management and Management Information
  • Division of Reginal Economics and Policy
    • Stage 1 of doctoral program (Master's Degree Program) -Master of Regional Economics and Policy
Educational principles
Teaching staff * 0 (Except for the full-time faculty)
Students * 59

* As of May 1st, 2019


Parallels between economics and business management encourage a broader perspective

Economics and business management teaching and research programs are linked together to promote a broader international perspective in economics and business management.

Division of Economics -Stage 1 of doctoral program
  • Two courses
    The first stage of the doctoral program consists of two courses: Economic Theory and Policy, and Taxation Law (Licensed Tax Accountant). Both courses provide a combination of introductory and advanced subjects in economics and statistics, and encompass research in a wide variety of fields, culminating in either a degree thesis or a research project on a specific issue.
  • Mastering the fundamentals
    The fundamentals of economics are covered in a systematic program of special lectures and workshops on modern economic subjects such as mathematical statistics, micro and macro economics, public finance, finance theory and international economic theory. In the Taxation Law (Licensed Tax Accountant) Course, students also study tax research, tax policy and local government finances and learn about the structure and functions of the taxation system in Japan.
  • Comprehensive range of subjects and topics
    The Economic Theory and Policy Course examines economic stimulation by national governments and public and private sector economic activity at the local level by analyzing key contrasts such as business management styles in Japan and the West, economic progress in Japan and Asia, and the evolution of Japanese employment practices, with a particular focus on public finance, finance theory, regional economics, international comparative management theory and comparative industrial theory. The Taxation Law (Licensed Tax Accountant) Course covers master's thesis topics in income tax, corporate tax, inheritance tax and consumption tax through a wide-ranging study encompassing judicial precedents, theses, regulations and government notifications in lectures and workshops. The course culminates in the production of a master's thesis on a chosen topic.
Division of Management -Stage 1 of doctoral program
  • Four career-oriented courses
    The first stage of the doctoral program presents a choice of four vocation-based courses. All courses share introductory subjects in information processing and statistics along with core subjects in management theory such as basic macro and micro level economics and bookkeeping. These form the basis for more advanced studies in the chosen course.
  • MBA Course
    Japan needs "business elites" capable of rebuilding and revitalizing our industries to help the nation maintain a competitive advantage in the era of globalization. The MBA curriculum is designed to equip the business leaders of tomorrow with the skills to make sense of a rapidly changing world and meet the expectations of industry and society in general.
  • Accounting Systems (A/B) Course
    Accounting Systems B is intended for students seeking accreditation as a licensed tax accountant, while Accounting Systems A is for those pursuing other interests. Both courses involve in-depth study of advanced modern accounting systems and the impact of the needs and expectations of society.
  • Information Management Course
    Information Management focuses on the application of information processing technology to management-level decision-making processes as well as system design skills for developing innovative business models.
  • Tourism Management Course
    Tourism Management examines a raft of issues in the tourism industry today and looks at creative solutions and proposals for the industry. Students acquire advanced tourism management skills and competencies well beyond the degree course at the Department of Tourism Management, Faculty of Economics.
Division of Reginal Economics and Policy -Stage 1 of doctoral program
  • Four Study Approaches
    Students utilize objective approaches and techniques with roots in corporate accounting, geographical data, social research and other areas in order to analyze current conditions and situations.
  • Developing Mountainous Areas/Agriculture Model
    Even though depopulation in small settlements as a part of overall population decline trends, along with Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) measures and their impact on agricultural industries, have had adverse effects on mountainous and rural areas in Japan, these areas have actually served as centers for a rich array of leading environmental measures and policies in our contemporary era of global-environment conservation and preservation. Students create new Developing Mountainous Areas/Agriculture Model in order to find and make use of such environmental measures from a glocal standpoint.
  • Revitalizing Regional Towns and Cities model
    In order to revitalize provincial cities and towns, it is necessary to bring together diverse urban functions—which encompass places to live in comfort, work, shop, recreate, learn, interact with others and celebrate—and create further social common capital for use in training the necessary human resources and providing deep-level support. Based on this approach, students foster regenerative models that are of manageable size and interconnectable.
  • Tourism Promotion model
    Now on tourism has become a major growth industry. Mass tourism is undergoing a transition toward smaller-scale mini tourism, and efforts are being made to change travel styles from pleasure trips into experiences meant to help reexamine the human existence and human lifestyles, as is seen through efforts such as the designation of World Heritage Sites. Students learn about and absorb international perspectives and knowledge while designing tourism promotion models tailored to each region and community.
  • Industrial Clusters model
    In contrast to industry in major urban centers, SME-based regional industry comprises clusters of manufacturers characterized by similar local specializations. The resulting capabilities and technologies of these regional manufacturers serve as foundational elements in major industries such as automobile manufacturing and aerospace. Students strive to uncover region-based innovation models, via new perspectives, through utilization of previously-untapped regional manufacturing capabilities, and also learn how to create venture firms intended to accomplish this.

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