Regular Programs (taught in Japanese)
The globalization of economic society has reached a new era. While there is rapid development of newly industrialized nations and the expansion of regional economic integration in East Asia and South-east Asia, there are also severe fiscal deficits among developed nations, liberalization and expansion of international capital movement, and instability in exchange rates. The Master’s Program in the Department of Economics provides systematic education which organically unites coursework and research by establishing economic fundamentals as the compulsory core. It provides students with both a broad and specialized knowledge by establishing a flexible curriculum across departments which combines economics, business administration, and law.
The Ph.D. Program implements a technical curriculum where the students acquire the ability to analyze contemporary globalized economic society with the use of highly specialized economic methods. Newly established subjects such as “Structure of Developing Economies” and “Environmental Economics” respond to the demand in East and South-east Asia and other growing regions of the world for highly trained professionals.
Compulsory “Seminar” work emphasises small-class education. The designation of Research Practicums such as "Industrial-Governmental-Academic Collaborative Research" and "International Collaborative Research", and Workshops allows students to cultivate practical research skills. The Program focuses on training people who will demonstrate their ability globally. This is achieved implementing such programs as International Public Policy EP (Education Program), which is a flexible curriculum across departments of Economics, Business Administration and International and Business Law, and international graduate programs in Economics, which allows the students to study entirely in English. After acquiring cutting-edge specialized technical knowledge in economics and the ability to analyze globalized contemporary economic society, the graduates may pursue a career in academia, think tanks, and research sections of global firms.