Department of Business Administration

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Students interested in a career in business administration study a systematic curriculum that balances the 3 fields of administration, marketing, and accounting. In order to train students to independently identify and solve problems, many classes in the Department emphasize building bridges between academic theory and corporate practice and engaging in small-group discussions. We encourage our students to aim high and strive to become business people of sound judgement who contribute to society through business.

Business Administration

Key Features of the Department of Business Administration

A balanced, incremental curriculum that teaches the 3 fields essential to all businesspeople

Students move from introductory classes to fundamentals and then application of the knowledge and skills they need to succeed as business people: business administration, marketing, and accounting.

Practical classes taught by faculty with real-world business experience

Our practice-oriented classes are taught by professors who attained PhDs after working as certified public accountants or at financial institutions, manufacturing companies, or other business settings.

The chance to develop new products

1st- and 2nd-year students participate in small workshops aimed at developing academic literacy and analytical and communication skills.

Exposure to 5 perspectives on business from speakers at the forefront of their fields

To guide students toward an understanding of how theory and corporate practice relate, the Department invites a diverse range of scholars and practitioners active in their fields to deliver talks.

  • The manager’s perspective
    The owners of regional mid-sized enterprises engage students in discussions about balancing business with contributions to society.

  • The accountant’s perspective
    The Department invites leading CPAs to draw on their work experience to deliver lectures on the role of accounting and auditing in business administration.

  • The investor’s perspective
    Executives at securities firms and other investors lecture on the principals of investment behavior in stock markets, evaluate corporate activities from an investor’s perspective, and share their insights on other topics.

  • The practitioner’s perspective
    Managers of advertising firms and think tanks discuss the creative work that happens at companies and the knowledge and skills needed to engage in such work.

  • The NPO’s perspective
    Staff at NPOs and international organizations such as the Japanese Red Cross Society discuss the nature and significance of work at not-for-profit businesses.

An accelerated program for attaining a master’s degree in 5 years

Participants spend 3 years as undergraduates and 2 years as graduate students.

A high employment rate after graduation

Students in the Department of Business Administration receive job offers from companies in a wide range of industries, including finance and manufacturing.

The 4-Year Program

Year 1: Move from the basics toward specialized topics in small introductory classes

As a preliminary step toward the study of specialized subjects, students learn the basics of business administration, marketing, accounting, economics, and law.

Year 2: Master the three core areas through interactive classes

Students focus on key subjects such as the principals of business administration, business organization, and marketing in small classes that emphasize active participation.

Years 3 and 4: Systematically deepen knowledge while writing a graduation thesis in a small group seminar

In seminars of approximately 10 people, students delve into a specialized subject and work toward completing their graduation thesis (optional). They also take courses in advanced applied subjects such as principles of management and consumer behavior. Drawing on this incrementally accumulated, systematic knowledge, as well as on their ability to identify and analyze problems and express themselves, students decide on a career path at an early stage in their 4th year.

Where Our Graduates Are Now

Corporations seek out our students because they’ve completed a balanced curriculum in business administration, marketing, and accounting, and as a result, students find employment in a wide range of industries every year. Jobs in the financial, service, manufacturing, and distribution sectors are particularly common. Recently, more liberal arts students are gaining proficiency in computer-related skills, and as a result an increasing number of our graduates are going to work in the information and communication and computer industries. Others become civil servants at the national or local level, join police departments, or take jobs in similar fields.

Job placement rate by field, 2015–2017 (%)