Graduate School of Management & Information Technology

Principle and Objective of Graduate School of Management & Information Technology

The Graduate School of Management & Information Technology aims to foster creative business persons for the 21st century. Modern business activities require creative business people equipped with the knowledge, skills and principles required for individual business expansion and who have an integral view of business including theory, information and systems.
The principle objective is to foster business persons equipped with the following three attributes: firstly, possession of the basic knowledge required for business activities, such as economic analysis, knowledge of management techniques and systems management, secondly they must have the skill and ability to analyze information networks, such as the creation, management and accurate analysis of information as it moves in and out of business activities, and thirdly must be able to interact with the people of any country, organize a business line, and cultivate an international vision that corresponds to a position as stable "world citizens." In a broad sense, the creative business persons for the 21st century trained by the Graduate School of Management & Information Technology are innovative entrepreneurs committed to innovation.


What can I learn at the Graduate School of Management & Information Technology?

Japan now faces the need to establish a social model that fits its mature corporate society. The reasoning behind the departure from a business model suitable for the international environment and economic conditions is being questioned. Management & Information Technology includes three dedicated areas of research: Management/Accounting, Information and Global/Local affairs, each of which is highly specialized and involves cross-sectional general research projects.

Particular effort is put into specific programs for interchange within the Asian economic sphere, including China, Korea, Vietnam, India, Thailand, etc., allowing students to learn about the actual state of concrete business activities, from successful experiences to stories of failure. For example, by studying the operations of companies in the Kansai region, like Only One, that have attracted a major top global share in their field, and companies that produce core components for state-of-the-art technologies, important points can be observed about thriving businesses and the essential points for setting up operations overseas. This is seen in courses presented by successful corporations located in Kansai.

The Graduate School actively supports business interaction between Japan and China with its network. The Graduate School also holds international academic symposium (most recently in February and December 2010).

The school also plans to hold workshops in English to help raise students' proficiency in foreign languages, with particular emphasis on English.


Educational Goals

Educational Goals of the Graduate School of Management & Information Technology

To cultivate the next generation of highly specialized professionals and researchers who can independently solve problems and create policies related to Management & Information Technology as well as possess an international perspective and vision, and is knowledgeable about information communication technology.

Admission policy

The Graduate School of Management & Information Technology is seeking students who:

1. Strive to become creative entrepreneurs that can play active roles in globalized, information-oriented, modern societies while maintaining a deep understanding of the mechanisms and dynamics of 21st century corporations.
2. Aspire to construct and make use of the information systems necessary for the modern era while having insight into the role of perpetually evolving information systems in 21st century societies and corporations.
3. Endeavour to become creative business people with a global perspective while deeply considering the present and future of world economies, especially the East Asian economy, all of which are experiencing globalization and localization simultaneously.

Curriculum policy

The Curriculum of the Graduate School of Management & Information Technology is built around:

Fostering the qualities appropriate for creative business people that require the ability to conduct research in their fields of study and a high degree of expertise. With a foundation in the academic achievements in students' majors, and a wide range of expertise, students gain advanced specialized knowledge and mastery of cutting edge technologies. This is framed by corporate, information, and diverse transnational academic research.

Diploma policy

The Graduate School of Management & Information Technology awards diplomas to people:

Equipped with international vision and a depth of knowledge and skills, who demonstrate superior capabilities as creative people with a high degree of expertise and ability to conduct research in their fields of study.

About the fields of study

An overall picture of today's society is portrayed based on a combination of the three perspectives.

In the Graduate School of Management & Information Technology, under researchers in the forefront of a diverse variety of fields, you can pursue your own studies in fields gaining attention that are drive the future of business. Management/accounting, information, global/local -- you can broaden your expertise through analysis derived from these three areas by extensively understanding economic activity and beyond that, society and the world.


Students will gain an understanding of the practical applications of accounting and business administration to business models, marketing, corporate finance, and corporate analysis, and the theoretical background that supports them. The educational goal is to foster creative business people equipped with a wide range of skills and the knowledge to handle variations in the international environment through, for example, business analysis of global systems and accounting analysis of the "international accounting standard" problem. Courses of general interest, such as modern economics and economic thought, are also available.


Information Technology

With the evolution of information technology and various forms of media, an enormous amount of information is now available. It is our aim to build a programme in which students learn to be able to collect the appropriate information, accurately analyse and manage it, using scientifically proven, innovative information analysis techniques and emergent ideas and ways of thinking. Beginning with system design and programme development, the course aims to produce results which will be acknowledged by professional academic societies. Information analysis related to business management and innovation, as well as cororate management and the development of cooperative research systems will be important themes for the future.


Global/Local Affairs

Business activities always depend on the international environment in some way. The recent new economic era in Asia calls for a business model that runs counter to the prevailing global model.
In this course, students learn the actual state of individual businesses and industries based on a deep understanding of financial analysis of global models, particularly the growth strategy of various Asian countries, systems, and cultural diversity and relativity. "Local" research on various regions enables students to gain a vision of the "global" structure, where global political and economic trends are examined from multiple points of view.



Field Subject Credit

Introduction to Management 2
Management and Finance 2
Management and Labor 2
Business Management 2
Strategic Management 2
Marketing 2
History of Management 2
History of Managerial and Economic Thought 2
Corporate Governance 2
Corporate finance 2
Economic Statistics 2
Applied Microeconomic Theory 2
Small and Medium Commercial Enterprises 2
Business Analysis 2
Administrative Accounting 2
Special Topics in Brand Business 2
Financial Accounting 2
Tax Accounting 2
Project Research 1 4
Project Research 2 4
Collaborations between Industry and Academia 2
Seminar 1 4
Seminar 2 4
Leading Master Thesis 4

Information Technology
Information Science 2
Information System Design 2
Multimedia 2
Database 2
Computer Network 2
Information Law 2
Project Research 3 4
Project Research 4 4
Seminar 1 4
Seminar 2 4
Leading Master Thesis 4

Global/Local Affairs
World Economy 2
International Relations 2
Clusters in Regional Development 2
Developmental Finance 2
Regional Development 2
American Economy 2
Asian Regional Economies 2
EU Regional Economies 2
Intercultural Communication 2
International Marketing 2
Intenational Business Network 2
Applied Macroeconomic Theory 2
Social Policy 2
Public Finance 2
Banking and Finance Policies 2
Tourism Planning 2
Advanced Tourism industries 2
International Cooperation 2
Regional Research and Fieldwork 2
Developing Economies 2
Project Research 5 4
Project Research 6 4
Seminar 1 4
Seminar 2 4
Leading Master Thesis 4

Teaching Staff

Field Name subject

Sakurada Teruo
Financial Accounting
Chujo Yoshimi
Business Analysis
Hirayama Hiroshi
Special Topics in Brand Business
Mizuno Manabu
Strategic Management
Associate Professor
Matsushita Koushiro
Business Management
Yamauchi Takayuki
Introduction to Management

Information Technology
Kitagawa Etsuji
Hanakawa Noriko
Information System Design
Maeda Toshiyuki
Computer Network
Miyoshi Tetsuya
Information Science

Global/Local Affairs
Aoki Ikuo
Social Policy
Ishii Yuji
Regional Development
Ida Masahiro
Intenational Business Network
Inoue Hiromu
World Economy
Kanzawa Masanori
Developmental Finance
Kobayashi Koji
Advanced Tourism Industries
Dan Kasei
International Cooperation
Hong Shi Hong
Asian Regional Economies
Matsumura Yoshihisa
Regional Research and Fieldwork
Misono Kenkichi
Economic Statistics
Yagura Kenjiro
Developing Economies

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