Department of Business Administration

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Students who aim to become involved with business administration in the future study the three fields of business, administration, marketing, and accounting in a balanced and systematic manner. The Department has a full range of classes that particularly value building bridges between academic theory and corporate practice and engaging in small-group discussions, in order to train students who are capable of identifying and solving problems. The Department hopes that entering students have a high level of motivation and an aim to become discerning businesspeople that contribute to society.

Business Administration

WFeatures of the Department of Business Administration

Incrementally study the three required fields to become a business person with a balanced manner

Students acquire the knowledge and skills in the three, indispensable fields that are needed to contribute in the business world at introduction, foundation, and application levels.

Faculty members with business experience conduct practical classes

Practical classes are conducted by full-time faculty members that obtained their doctorates after gaining practical experience at accounting firms, financial institutions, and manufacturers.

Embrace the challenge of developing new products!

In their first and second year, students take part in small group workshops.
Students learn how to analyze and express their thoughts to develop academic literacy.

Learn about business practices from five different perspectives

Students can listen to and ask questions of business specialists in order to piece together and understand the connections between theory and practice.

  • The manager’s perspective
    On occasion, the Department invites a different manager of a local SMB (small medium-sized businesses) to give talks on such topics as achieving a balance between social contributions and business, culminating in students engaging other students in discussion.

  • The accountant’s perspective
    The Department invites certified public accountants, who work on the front line, to give talks based on their experiences fulfilling the roles of accounting and auditing in business administration.

  • The investor’s perspective
    Lectures are conducted by managers of securities companies, as well as investors, regarding the theories of investing activities, with a particular focus on the stock market, how a company is evaluated from the perspective of an investor, and much more.

  • The practitioner’s perspective
    Students learn the creative work processes required at companies, and begin to realize what knowledge and skills are being looked for from managers at advertising companies and think tanks.

  • The NPO’s perspective
    The Department invites people that work at non-profit organizations, such as the Japanese Red Cross Society and other international institutions, to give talks on what it is like to work for non-profit businesses, the significance of such work, and other topics to engage students in a discussion.

Complete a master’s degree in five years with our early admission program

High employment rate

Many students have been hired by private enterprises in all industries, including finance and manufacturing.

Flow of the Four-Year Program

First year: Taking small group introductory subjects and learning incrementally, starting from the basics and moving on to specialized subjects

Students study introductory subjects relating to business administration, marketing, and accounting, as well as the foundations of economics and law, as a lead-up to the study of more specialized subjects.

Second year: Mastering the three core areas through interactive classes

Students study core subjects, including “Principles of Business Administration,” “Management Organization Theory,” and “Marketing,” which form the basis of more specialized subjects in small group interactive classes.

Third and fourth year: Completing a graduation thesis in small group seminars, while systematically deepening learning

In seminars of approximately ten people, students engage in intensive study of their specialized field and work towards their graduation thesis. In addition, students study highly specialized applied subjects, such as “Management Theory and Consumer Behavior.” Students determine a post-study career path early in their fourth year, making use of the systematic knowledge, the ability to identify and analyze problems, and how to express their ideas that they develop throughout their study.

Paths after Graduation

Each year, graduates go on to find work in a variety of industries, with a high corporate demand for students that have received a well-balanced, grounded education in business administration, marketing, and accounting. Another feature of the Department of Business Administration is the comparatively high proportion of graduates that go on to work in industries such as finance, service, manufacturing, and distribution. Recently, even humanities departments are producing an increasing number of students that are proficient in computers, and as a result, there is an increasing number of graduates, who find work in the information and communication industry and the computer industry. In addition, there are graduates that end up becoming national government employees, local government employees, or who even work in the police department.

Ratio of candidates for employment by industry (Fiscal 2014-2016)