Educational Goals
 
Goals of the Master's Program

1.Cultivation of highly specialized professionals who can play important roles in the creation of a sustainable society

The program aims to cultivate highly specialized professionals who can play a leading role in companies, international organizations, public agencies, educational institutions, cooperative organizations and NPOs to promote the development of human beings for the long-term, with a comprehensive perspective focusing on truth instead of pursuing immediate profits or partial rationality.


2.Nurturing researchers engaged in the comprehensive study of economics and business administration to establish a sustainable society

The program aims to nurture researchers who can absorb achievements made in economics, business administration, accounting and other related sciences including social sciences and humanities, and utilize them to advance highly specialized research in economics and business administration critical to the establishment of a sustainable society.


3.Meeting demands to educate working adults and provide lifelong education
The program provides lifelong education to respond to the demands of working adults and citizens who are eager to acquire knowledge useful to addressing problems in the establishment of a sustainable society based on the knowledge that they have accumulated through their work and experiences in companies, organizations and educational institutions in the real world.


4.Responding to the advanced information-oriented society

The program provides a research environment in which students can smoothly collect and analyze information from within Japan and abroad, and supports the comprehensive study of economics and business administration for the purpose of establishing a sustainable society.

 

5.Responding to the globalization of the society
The program promotes the international exchange of students and researchers by developing systems to accept and dispatch them so that we can contribute to establishing a sustainable society with a global perspective.

 

6.Contribution to regional societies
The program aims to contribute to the development of regional societies by promoting research to establish a sustainable society and nurturing competent human resources.

 


Department of Modern Socioeconomic Systems

The Department aims to build economic theories and perform demonstrative analysis beyond the narrow framework of existing economics in order to establish a sustainable society. The program aims to advance the studies of monetary affairs, public finance, labor, the world economy and environment based on economics; clarify the actual circumstances of the modern socioeconomic systems through research on the principles of history, ideology and philosophy; and create a vision of the ideal future. The goals of the Department are to cultivate human resources who can play a leading role in creating a sustainable society, by nurturing holistic perspectives and an understanding of history, both of which are inevitable in identifying the truth beyond a short-term economic rationality.

 

 

Examples of themes dealt with in the Department of Modern Socioeconomic Systems master's theses:
  • Assessment of the European Monetary Union based on the optimal currency area theory
  • Study on the financing of small- and medium-sized enterprises in China
  • The present situation of mergers and acquisitions in China
  • Challenges in promoting career education in secondary education
  • Study on roadside boards that were used to prohibit certain activities during the Warring States period (1467-1568) --Especially in the Kanto-Koshinetsu Region in Japan
  • Economic analysis on konyaku jelly in Gunma Prefecture

 


Department of Modern Business Administration

The Department aims to provide comprehensive study on economic problems faced by companies in today's society by taking an interdisciplinary approach based on highly specialized knowledge of business administration, accounting and other related sciences; propose a vision of the ideal future of corporate administration and business by defining the roles that companies must play as a major player in a sustainable society; and cultivate human resources who can research and lead enterprises and other organizations with a long-term perspective rather than adhering to a goal of immediate profits.

 

Examples of themes dealt with in the Department of Modern Business Administration master's theses:

  • Hypothesis on the effects of value stocks, small-cap stocks and the correction of pricing errors
  • Research on factors that encourage young people to find a permanent occupation-- Focusing on career building and organizational commitment
  • Effects of stock price ratings information
  • Changes in the reserve fund concept in Japanese accounting system--Forecast of future development based on the history of changes in the reserve fund
  • Strategy of human resources of Japanese-affiliated enterprises in China in the coming era
  • Development of "management by objectives"-- Examination and case study of leading research