Research and education in the Graduate School of Commerce are divided into Master's and Doctoral programs that are primarily for researchers, and a Master's business course program, primarily for business professionals. The only official major offered is Commerce, but upon closer examination of the many various subjects scattered throughout the curriculum it is apparent that the School actually offers as many courses as the five majors of Business Administration, Accounting, Marketing and Trading, Economics, and Finance.
Furthermore, there are over 80 teaching staff members, counting those who are full-time or holding concurrent posts at the Graduate School. The large number of staff members makes possible the implementation of a supervisory system that provides guidance at nearly the individual level and enables interdisciplinary research.
The substantial teaching staff and the rational selection of subjects provided by the course system instituted at the Graduate School of Commerce enable the students to select the academic advisor as well as the courses and subjects that are most ideally suited to their desires and objectives.
Welcome to the Graduate School of Commerce
Amid rapid globalization and ICT development in recent years, it is getting difficult to foresee what the world will be like even in just 10 years’ time. Graduate school is the best opportunity for learning before entering such a complex society.
You may imagine your future self in a variety of ways, and the Graduate School of Commerce provides two courses in the Master’s program: the Research Course and the Business Course.
The Research Course is for students who wish to proceed to more in-depth research in the field they have studied, including management, accounting, commerce, finance and economics, as well as for students who are originally from other fields but are interested in the challenges facing current businesses. Students who aspire to become researchers proceed to the doctoral program after the Research Course.
The Business Course is for students who aim to become active players in the world of business. Traditionally, non-science college education focuses on general learning for students to become prepared to acquire practical skills through OJT. However, as society becomes increasingly globalized, it is becoming necessary for non-science students to acquire analytical skills and language skills for practical work, as well as highly specialized knowledge of business and management. Besides joining a company, there is another career path as well, starting your own business as a Certified Public Tax Accountant or Certified Public Accountant, by acquiring appropriate qualifications.
In short, the Graduate School of Commerce welcomes you with two Master Program courses, and we proudly offer curriculum run by faculty members who specialize in various fields related to Commerce. You will be able to cultivate expertise by acquiring the latest knowledge in commerce, and to grow further as an individual by mastering studies in related fields. Join us and seize the opportunity to open your future.
Yoshihiko HAKAMATA Dean, Graduate School of Commerce