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 deals with economic phenomena such as inflation and deflation, trends in business and employment/unemployment, international economy and finance, fiscal policy and monetary policy, and regional economies, as well as other issues such as environmental concerns, poverty and discrimination, and the impact of the falling birthrate and the aging population. Students establish methods of analysis for a wide variety of social problems. We believe that if you are interested in social and economic issues, history and foreign nations, information systems and mathematics, the study of economics is something that you would enjoy. We look forward to meeting with you.
Masahiro SHINOHARA Dean, Faculty of Economics