Faculty of Economics /
Graduate School of Economics

The goal of the Faculty of Economics and the Graduate School of Economics is to foster an individual, 1) who understands and can deal with a future society in which the spread of information, globalization and an aging population continue to play a major role, 2) who possesses professional knowledge and, 3) who has acquired cultural understanding through small class education and an enriching campus life.

The Faculty of Economics consists of three departments: The Department of Economics, The Department of Business Management Systems, and The Department of Regional Studies. A student selects his/her department during the latter half of the sophomore year through their choice of seminar. The Faculty of Economics provides an enhanced curriculum in which students can learn both theory and practice fully.

For the students of all grades, we have seminar classes, each of which has only about twelve students. This small class system enables students to develop individuality through direct interaction with professors.

The freshman year is for basic learning. Students become oriented to the campus and their studies; this includes registration guidance. The sophomore year contains an intermediate seminar in which an introduction to each professional area is given in dialog form. Finally, the junior and senior years both contain seminars which concentrate on professional education and research. A graduate thesis is also planned and written during this period.

For students who wish to pursue a PhD and post-graduate study we offer the Graduate School of Economics. Here, we can offer courses of both an academic and a vocational/professional related nature. Within the Graduate School one of the aims of the Master’s degree courses is to foster the development of informed professionals who, equipped with a plethora of skills, can go on and contribute to the wider society. Students are offered two general programs: Economic and Social Policy, and Community and Business Management; both of which deal with issues of internationalization, the information society and regional cooperation. Within each program students are offered the chance to focus on a particular specialty: Economic and Social Policy-here we are able to offer studies on International Economy and Policy Science, or Community and Business Management-here we are able to offer studies including Community Policy-Making, Business Management, and Accounting.

Our PhD program of Business Administration and Regional Governance is offered to those wishing to pursue a more advanced level of study. The goal of the program is to nurture specialists who are able to analyze complex regional, economic and social issues and formulate appropriate solutions.

We very much welcome all applicants who feel highly motivated to embark upon post-graduate and advanced level study. In recognition of this, we offer a special entrance exam for mature students and international students in addition to the regular entrance examination.

Faculty of Economics

Departments Courses


Business Management Systems

Regional Studies

Graduate School of Economics

Courses Major

Master's Course

Doctoral Course