What are the completion requirements?

During the two years of enrollment, students are required to earn at least 30 credits and meet the requirements for their master’s thesis or research report. In order to learn about both business management and law in an integrated manner, students need to take general introductory courses (all required) such as “Introduction to Business and Law 1 and 2” (8 credits), “Joint Seminar” (2 credits), “Directed Research” (4 credits), and “Research on Specific Issues” (2 credits). In addition, students are required to take two courses related to business management (4 credits), and two courses related to law (4 credits).

Click HERE for the 2022 Academic Year Course List (In Japanese)
Click HERE for the 2022 Academic Year Course Schedule (in Japanese)

What do students learn in the Graduate School of Business and Law?

Students learn in an integrated manner about the fundamentals of law and management as they pertain to corporate activities. For example, Introduction to Business 1 and 2 are taught simultaneously by a professor of law and a professor of business. Students in these classes study and debate cases that span both fields. As corporate activities need to be studied from the perspective of both law and business, this program aims to help students study them in an efficient manner.

How many times per week do students go to campus?

It varies depending on the student. Some students take more than 24 credits during the first year in order to focus on writing their master’s thesis in the second year. In cases where students take six 90-minute classes each semester of their first year, they would need to come to campus two or three days per week. However, the number of days of attendance depends on not only required classes but also which courses students want to take and when such courses are taught.

Which courses should I take in order to prepare for job hunting?

Students can take an “Externship” course (also known as an “internship” at some universities) during the second year. This course gives students the opportunity to gain practical experience outside the university. Also, in “Introduction to the Study of Small to Medium Enterprise (Business succession and law),” five instructors specializing in civil law, corporate law, tax law, business management, and marketing, respectively, analyze the present state of small-to-medium-sized enterprises with respect to business succession, entrepreneurship, and so on. Since the program focuses on various business activities, all courses provide important and helpful information for success in job hunting.

Is it possible to meet a desired academic advisor before taking the entrance exam?

For various reasons, the applicant's desired academic advisor may not be available for guidance, or there may not be an academic advisor suitable for the research theme of the applicant. Applicants who do not have a desired academic advisor must consult the graduate school office (see the email address below) by mid-August for the fall entrance exam and by mid-December for the spring entrance exam.

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What subjects are tested on the entrance examination?

For general admission (Type A) and special admission for working students (Type B), applicants will need to write a short essay and sit for an interview. For early admission (Type D) and international students (Type E), there is an interview. Applicants can review past exam questions at the Graduate School's Office.

What is the employment rate? Also, where are alumni working?

As of the academic year of 2019, the employment rate was 90.91 percent. Click HERE for more information (in Japanese).

Where our graduates are now (last 3 years):

Actus, ECC, HL, OAG Consulting, Ohashi Technica, CAM, Suntrust, TKP, Deloitte Tohmatsu Consulting, Nakayama Tax Accountant Office, Watanabe Accounting Office, Persol Career, HyAS&Co., Muto Law Office, Yazaki Corporation, Layers Consulting.