The Faculty of economics consists of four departments: Economics, Economic Systems and Information Analysis , International Economics, and Public and Environmental Economics. Each department aims to provide the students with highly advanced academic education that helps them to take an active part in the rapidly changing situation of the world we live in.
Semester system has been adopted with complete courses given in half terms, making it possible for the students to concentrate on studies more effectively.
Great focus is laid on foreign language education with the aim of meeting the increasing demands of globalization. Thorough training is given in small classes. Japanese language courses are available to international students.
A network of some 140 personal computers is available to students. They can access economic and statistical data at any time.
Lively discussions between the teaching staff and the students are emphasized end encouraged. Introductory seminars are offered from the first year, and specialized seminars from the second through fourth years. Students select from a wide range of seminar courses. There are 50 special seminar rooms provided for the exclusive use of each seminar instructor and his or her students.
Graduates from the Faculty of Economics work in a wide variety of careers including banks, insurance business, the civil service, social work and other industries.
Sustainable local communities management requires well conditioned cooperation and participation of multi-stakeholders. We have developed a comprehensive mechanism to promote cooperation and participation of multi-stakeholders throughout about eight years collaborative practices in some communities. This program provides students with some devises to facilitate the cooperation in experimental field activities.
This program is originally set up by Professor Hiroshige Tanaka and is selected as the good practice in challenging project on innovating reform in high quality method and program of university education by Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology-Japan.
To improve students‘ ability to deal with a wide range of difficult problems in this rapidly changing world, the faculty offers the students a variety of programs which provide them with practical knowledge and skills. The Faculty concluded memorandum of cooperation with School of Digital Media and Infocomm Technology, Singapore Polytechnic. Students can take up modules from state-of-the-art E-Commerce Technology course, and can participate in distant learning to join the discussion with foreign students through videoconference system. Moreover, the Faculty has introduced business internships in local government and private companies. Many students participate in the internships and achieve excellent results.
The Faculty of Economics was founded in 1905 and has the second longest history among faculties at Chuo University.
As we celebrated our 100th anniversary in 2005, our faculty underwent reform and made a fresh start with four departments: Economics, Economic Systems and Information Analysis, International Economics, and Public and Environmental Economics. Through these changes we aim to apply Chuo University’s founding spirit -- “Fostering the Ability to Apply Knowledge to Practice” -- to societal changes, and to better address current trends including informatization, globalization, aging population and declining birthrate, power decentralization, and increasing concerns for the global environment.
Economics is an academic field closely tied to society. The Faculty of Economics proudly offers a variety of attractive programs run by highly-qualified faculty members to help students learn Economics from four different perspectives: logic, structure, history and policy. As a result, our graduates are well prepared to become active leaders in society.
Faculty members are continuously making efforts to enhance our educational environment and our unique programs include a variety of dynamic seminars, the Global Leaders Program, and classes and internships focusing on career planning. In addition, the Faculty of Economics provides scholarship opportunities to help students pursue their dreams, such as studying abroad, acquiring qualifications, volunteering, and social contributions.
We strongly encourage each of you to utilize our unique educational system to acquire valuable knowledge and skills, as well as a passion for life-long learning, so that you will flourish in your career “as an expert in Economics with a centered mind and a warm heart”.
Akira YAMASAKI Dean, Faculty of Economics