Goals and Philosophy of Education

We devote our energies to fostering professional researchers and well-educated business persons who have advanced skills and knowledge of economics and management, and produce people of expertise who are able to find appropriate and flexible solutions to the economic or business problems of our society.

The Department of Economics

The recent progress in information technology and global competition has stimulated both tremendous innovations in economic transactions and substantial transformations in economic organizations. In order to obtain a profound understanding of the underlying mechanisms of these drastic changes, we need a wide range of knowledge on economic theories, economic policies, institutional backgrounds of economic systems, and historical facts of various economies. The aim of the Department of Economics is to provide students with a systematic knowledge of these fields in order to analyze the fundamental structures of our rapidly changing economy.

The department is comprised of four research groups:

The Economic Theory Group provides students with a comprehensive knowledge of theoretical models and analytical tools of orthodox economics, offering core lectures on microeconomics and macroeconomics as well as advanced lectures on theories of financial economics, international economics, public economics, and political economy;
The Economic Policy I Group focuses mainly on research into practical issues associated with monetary and fiscal policies, offering lectures on monetary policy, bank regulations, international finance, public finance, and experimental economics;
The Economic Policy II Group covers fields of other economic policies such as development policy, labor market policy, industrial policy, and agricultural policy, offering lectures on development economics, industrial organizations, social welfare programs, and agricultural economics;
The Institutional Economics and Economic History Group offers lectures on industrial relations, economic institutions, the economic histories of Japan and other countries, and the development of economic thought with special emphasis on the institutional variety of the current and past economic systems.

The Department of Management

Nowadays, we are experiencing drastic changes in business conditions such as the globalization of enterprise activities, the international convergence of accounting standards, and the development of financial and information technologies. The aim of the Department of Management is to provide students with a comprehensive knowledge of management, accounting, finance and information systems, which is essential to discovering proper solutions to a wide variety of issues in current business activities.

The department is comprised of three research groups:

The Business Administration Group explores appropriate and innovative solutions to various problems of corporate management, offering lectures on the theory of firms, marketing, production management, and negotiations & leadership;
The Accounting Group investigates the effective use of accounting information in management on the basis of the analyses of its influences on business activities, offering lectures on financial accounting, management accounting, financial statement analysis, and international accounting standards;
The Finance and Information Systems Group, using quantitative methods, tackles the problems in corporate financial policies and management strategies, offering lectures on econometrics, mathematical finance, corporate finance, and operations research.

In both of the departments, each research group addresses not only theoretical issues but also practical ones. Further, while maintaining the uniqueness of each group, all groups work closely in both education and research to produce highly professional researchers and business people.