School of Economics March 3, 2014
The School of Economics was first established as a faculty of commerce and economics in the old-system university in 1934, having one of the longest histories and traditions as a faculty in Japan. It has tackled every new challenge that has arisen in our tumultuous society over the years while establishing an academic culture and a free-spirited atmosphere, and its creative research and education has yielded many alumni who have thrived in society.
The school aims to foster individuals who can continue to better themselves through cultivation of character based on Christian principles, the learning of specialized economic knowledge and the various cultural factors that influence the economy, and acquisition of communication skills. For this purpose, a broad curriculum is systematically constructed for deeper learning.
The curriculum has been continuously reviewed to keep up with the times; in AY 2009, another revision was conducted to respond to the diverse needs of the students. Subjects are largely divided into general education subjects and major-specific education subjects. The School of Economics urges students to learn economics with a wide perspective through these offered subjects.
The purpose of university education and research is to foster those who adapt flexibly to the changing society while pursuing things that remain unaltered by the daily trends of the world, and to cultivate the ability to recognize what cannot be seen. The school hopes that students will achieve this goal while thriving in this academic culture and free-spirited atmosphere as well as experiencing deeply enriching relationships with fellow students and staff.