Based on a foundation of Christian-based education and academic freedom, the educational philosophy of the Graduate School of Economics is to cultivate capable scholars able to contribute both in Japan and internationally in a spirit of “Do for Others” and sophisticated academic professionals able to respond to an era of internationalization and digitalization. Based on this philosophy, the goal of education and research and the cultivation of students in this faculty is to provide instruction in profound academic theory and practical research in order to foster more well-developed research abilities, deep learning with sophisticated and specialized professional ability and preeminent academic ability, and in doing so to contribute to the furthering of human culture and welfare.
The Graduate School of Economics seeks to fulfill the three roles shown below, while also contributing to society as an institution offering both Master’s and Doctor’s courses and able to confer the highest degrees.
The requirements for the conferment of the Master’s degree in Economics or Business Management are that the student has taken classes in accordance with the curriculum for their major and earned the requisite number of credits, has received research guidance, and has submitted their Master’s thesis and successfully passed their final review and final oral examination. The standards for completion of the program are that the student has acquired a wide-ranging knowledge of subjects including relevant systems and theory and practical research, and has developed research ability and sophisticated and specialized professional ability in their major.
The requirements for the conferment of the Ph.D. degree in Economics or Business Management are that the student has taken classes in accordance with the curriculum for their major and earned the requisite number of credits, has received special research guidance, and has submitted their Ph.D. thesis and successfully passed their final review and final oral examination. The standards for completion of the program are that the student has acquired a profound knowledge of academic theory and relevant systems, is able to function independently as a researcher, and displays the level of academic knowledge expected of a sophisticated and specialized professional.
Based on the Guidelines for Conferment of Degree, in Graduate School of Economics, we formulate curricula with a focus on developing research abilities, including (1) The ability to think logically, (2) The ability to make presentations, and (3) A comprehensive ability to make judgments, in addition to the ability to identify problems and the ability to solve problems.
In order to cultivate (1) The ability to think logically, (2) The ability to make presentations, and (3) A comprehensive ability to make judgments, we emphasize elements including (1) Small-group classes, (2) Classes that involve the use of computers, and (3) Classes that provide students with ample opportunity to present reports.
The number of credits to be taken in mandatory classes differs depending on the major, but we schedule specialized thesis guidance classes and classes emphasizing practical exercises, based on the provision of close and specialized guidance from professors acting as thesis advisors, as mandatory classes in order to ensure that the student acquires the academic knowledge expected of a researcher and a sophisticated and specialized professional.
We seek students who, based on the deep academic knowledge and research ability gained through the Master’s course, aim to become researchers or specialized professionals (for example, an employee of a research institute) in their majors.