School of Economics March 3, 2014
Fostering human resources that can analyze society from an economic standpoint and devise appropriate measures
Logical analysis of economic phenomena is essential in constructing a better society
People live day to day within the flow of the economy (goods and capital). What analyzes this flow from a logical, historical and political standpoint is economics. The world economy is changing at a rapid pace, and the School of Economics fosters a broad, scientific perspective that allows flexible responses based on full awareness of current economic phenomena and a precise analysis of reality. What is fostered is an ability to think about economics in order to solve problems.
Cultivation of insight, power of analysis and presentation skills through small-group seminar education.
As can be seen from the fact that the School of Economics was the first in the university to offer four-year seminars, it places emphasis on small-group seminar education, involving researching a theme of interest, organizing the points of an argument, and giving presentations. This learning style, where faculty members and students exchange comments and opinions amongst themselves, promotes deeper understanding of specialized knowledge and cultivates the abilities necessary in various fields in the working world.
Unique classes taught by business professionals to connect global current affairs with economics.
To keep up with the rapid progress of globalization and informatization, this school offers "Economics Topics" and "Economic Status" classes that connect global current affairs with economics. Lectures taught by lecturers from the business world, whether they are currently active business people or alumni who have a great amount of experience, are filled with unique and original content. These classes are a great aid in job hunting, as well as in honing thinking skills after graduation. Themes include "the Chinese economy," "EU (Europe)," "energy," and "trading conglomerates."
Option to attend Graduate School subjects. Reach higher with high-level classes.
For students in their third year and above who wish to attend classes at a higher level than those offered in the undergraduate programs, there is a system that allows them to attend core subjects of this university's graduate school (master's program of the Graduate School of Economics) along with graduate students. This system is not necessarily for those wishing to advance to the graduate school, but if an undergraduate student earns graduate school credits (exceeding the credits required for graduation) and advances to the master's program of the Graduate School of Economics, such credits will be approved as graduate program credits.