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Graduate School of Commerce

Major in Commerce (Master's Program / Doctoral Program)
Major in Accounting (Master's Program / Doctoral Program)
We provide a high-level framework enabling research into a wide range of subjects from socio-economics to welfare.

Goals and Scope of the Graduate Program

Having offered a Major in Commerce at the master’s level since 1975 and the doctoral level since 1977, the Graduate School of Commerce now also offers a Major in Accounting, which was launched in the academic year beginning in April 2010. The School provides opportunities for specialized theoretical and practical study and research in the field of commerce and accounting through which it seeks to make a positive contribution to the development of sound and socially viable economic development. As such, it continues to prove itself as a valuable resource in the continued betterment of the human condition.

In the Major in Commerce, students pursue study and research applying theoretical, historical, and policy approaches in four subject areas: marketing, finance, global business, and business intelligence. Some of the students earning master’s and doctorate degrees from the School usually continue on to more specialized research in the field. A significant number of its graduates also go on to do productive work in industry, with many of them finding positions as highly skilled specialists. Increasingly, growing numbers of international students, particularly from Asia, are also finding the comprehensive academic and practical aspects of an education at the Graduate School of Commerce to be a valuable tool in achieving their educational goals.

The Graduate School of Commerce, supporting the ideal of lifelong learning, has also opened its doors to the working world. Now, at the Graduate School of Commerce, men and women who have spent years in the business world have the opportunity to apply the latest theory in the field to their own extensive work experience.

In the Major in Accounting, theoretical research and education will continue to be pursued in order to produce researchers, educators, highly-skilled professionals and equip students to qualify as tax and public accountants.

Through its two majors, the Graduate School of Commerce remains committed to producing researchers, and especially future teaching staff and highly-skilled professionals such as tax and public accountants.

The purpose Graduate School of Commerce

The goal of the Graduate School of Commerce is to educate high level professionals who have superior specialist knowledge and abilities based in foundation theories of commerce and a broad educational foundation, human resources who can support a knowledge-based society and university teaching staff with both research and educational abilities.

Admission policy

Master's Program

The Major in Commerce (Master’s Program) offered by the Graduate School of Commerce is looking for individuals who have learned the fundamental theories and the basics of a broad range of disciplines in commerce and accounting. In addition, they should be specialized professionals who have highly specialized knowledge and ability, supporters of knowledge-based societies, possess research and educational skills, and desire to become university teachers.
We also welcome foreign students who possess the aforementioned qualities and desire.

Doctoral Program

The Major in Commerce (Doctoral Program) offered by the Graduate School of Commerce is looking for individuals who have learned the fundamental theories and the basics of a broad range of disciplines in commerce and accounting. In addition, they should be specialized professionals excelled in highly specialized knowledge and ability, supporters of knowledge-based societies, possess advanced research and educational skills, and desire to become university teachers.
We also welcome foreign students who possess the aforementioned qualities and desire.

Major in Commerce

The Business Course in the Major in Commerce is mainly designed to provide a practical business training for mature students, and has at its core goal the development of human resources necessary to answer development needs at the level of specific regions and industries, as well as the Asia region as a whole. Responsive to the diverse viewpoints and abilities of its students, the Business Course, rather than simply demanding the recognition of global standards, promotes instead the idea of regional standards. In this way, the program assists its students in achieving the self-reliance and perspective necessary to become productive and responsible members of society. The curriculum offered in the Business Course reflects the program,s commitment to these goals, and includes courses in management strategy, the theory of the firm, small and mediumsized business theory, and business startup theory, along with courses in the fields of commerce (such as marketing, distribution, and commodity theory) and finance (insurance, securities markets, and finance). Courses are also offered in quantitative analysis and data analysis, and students are encouraged to take advantage of these courses to equip themselves with quantitative analysis skills.

The Academic Courses for both Majors offer daytime lectures on a wide range of subject areas taught on the Ikuta Campus, and place a firm emphasis on the training of highly-skilled professionals as well as just academic researchers as in the past.

Policy with Regard to Conferment of Degrees

Master's Program

The Master's Program enables the broad and systematic learning with an emphasis on areas of specialization and in related fields, and confers a Master's (Commerce) degree upon those students who satisfy the following prerequisites.
  • Earn the number of credits required by the Graduate School of Commerce
  • Submit a suitable master's thesis as a master in the discipline of commerce, and pass a final examination. However, with business courses, it is possible for students to submit the results of research into specified topics, namely a research paper, in lieu of a master's thesis, and to take the final examination.

Doctoral Program

The Doctoral Program confers a Ph.D. (Commerce) degree upon those students who satisfy the following prerequisites.
  • In fields of specialization associated with commerce, recognition for originality and academically new knowledge. Also, students must submit a doctoral dissertation that includes advanced research results that contribute to a greater understanding of that field of specialization, as well as pass a final examination.

Policy with Regard to Curriculum Development and Implementation

Master's Program

Curriculum

The curriculum for the Master's Program major in commerce is broadly categorized into the four subject areas of marketing, finance, global business, and business intelligence. Categorizing in this way enables students to acquire knowledge of related fields, primarily in fields of specialization, in a broad and systematic manner.

Features

Specialized knowledge and other information is acquired with a combination of lectures and exercises for the major, and through systematic learning of related fields, students can attain sufficient knowledge required for the Master's Program. In addition, the program has established a business course for classes to be held on weekday evenings and Saturdays in efforts to support the academic growth of business persons who possess a high level of knowledge.

Doctoral Program

Curriculum

The curriculum is comprised of lectures and exercises that have a high degree of specialization, with a focus on the fields of commerce, finance, management, and economics.

Features

In the major in commerce, through these subjects, the program seeks to facilitate human talent that is engaged in commerce research and education at the university and research institution level, and that will play a leading role in the development of these fields. In addition, with the thesis development process for the application of a doctoral degree, advice suitable for research is provided so that students will master advanced and specialized knowledge, and cultivate capabilities for creative research.

Admission policy

Master's Program

The Major in Commerce (Master’s Program) offered by the Graduate School of Commerce is recruiting individuals who have learned the fundamental theories of commerce and the basics of a broad range of disciplines, and wish to attain specialized and practical knowledge in the area of commerce. Hence, we are looking for potential students who fulfill the following requirements.
Qualification and skill requirements for enrollment in the Major in Commerce (Master’s Program) offered by the Graduate School of Commerce

(1)Individuals who possess the fundamental knowledge well as the comprehension and language skills necessary to learn commerce
(2)Individuals who desire to receive guidance and complete a preassigned research task in the field of commerce
(3)Individuals who wish to improve upon or utilize the fundamental academic knowledge they have attained through research in the field of commerce

Doctoral Program

The Major in Commerce (Doctoral Program) offered by the Graduate School of Commerce is recruiting individuals who wish to attain knowledge that can be utilized to play a leading role in advancing society in an extensive manner by engaging in advanced research and educational activities in the field of commerce. Hence, we are looking for potential students who fulfill the following requirements.
Qualification and skill requirements for enrollment in the Major in Commerce (Doctoral Program) offered by the Graduate School of Commerce

(1)Individuals who possess the advanced knowledge as well as the comprehension and language skills necessary to conduct research in the field of commerce
(2)Individuals who desire to improve upon their chosen research task in the area of commerce, and receive guidance to earn a Doctoral degree
(3)Highly specialized professionals and researchers who are capable of utilizing the advanced academic knowledge they have acquired through research in the field of commerce, and individuals who wish to become educators capable of guiding these talents


 

Major in Accounting Course

In accountancy speciality, a course of a professional course and an academic course is opened. A professional course mainly performs the practical education for a member of society. Training of accounts professionals, such as a licensed tax accountant, a certified public accountant, and a national tax special official, is aimed at. As contents of study, special subjects, such as financial accounting, accountant's inspection, tax law, environmental accounting, administrative accounting, and an accounting information system, can be learned. The academic course also makes the object the student who mainly aims at the researcher and educator of accountancy. The contents of study can learn theoretically special subjects, such as financial accounting, accountant's inspection, international accounting, tax law, the history of accounts, administrative accounting, cost accounting, cost control, business analysis, and financial management.

Policy with Regard to Conferment of Degrees

Master's Program

The Master's Program enables extensive and systematic learning in related fields, with an emphasis on areas of specialization, and confers a Master's (Commerce) degree upon those students who satisfy the following prerequisites.
  • Earn the number of credits required by the Graduate School of Commerce
  • Submit a suitable master's thesis as a master in the discipline of accounting, and pass a final examination. However, with professional courses, the results of research into specified topics, namely a research paper, may be submitted in lieu of a master's thesis, and to take the final examination.

Doctoral Program

The Doctoral Program confers a Ph.D. (Commerce) degree upon those students who satisfy the following prerequisites.
  • Be recognized for original and academically new insights in a field of specialization associated with commerce. Also, students must submit a doctoral dissertation that includes sophisticated research results that contributes to a greater understanding of that field of specialization, as well as pass final examination.

Policy with Regard to Curriculum Development and Implementation

Master's Program

Curriculum

The Master's Program curriculum for the major in accounting enables students to acquire an extensive range of knowledge in domains related to financial accounting and administrative accounting.

Features

Specialized knowledge and skills are acquired in a combination of the major's lectures and exercises, and through systematic learning of related fields, students can attain sufficient knowledge required for the Master's Program. In addition, the program has established a professional course for classes to be held on weekday evenings and Saturdays in efforts to support the growth of accounting specialists who possess a high level of knowledge.

Doctoral Program

Curriculum

The curriculum for the Doctoral Program is comprised of lectures and exercises with a high degree of specialization in financial accounting, accounting audits, tax accounting, administrative accounting and other accounting fields.

Features

Through these subjects, the major in accounting program seeks to foster the human talent that will be engaged in accounting research and education at the university and research institution level, and that will play a leading role in their development. In addition, with the dissertation development process to apply for a doctoral degree, advice suitable for research is provided so that students will master advanced and specialized knowledge, and cultivate capabilities for original research.

Admission policy

Master's Program

The Major in Accounting (Master’s Program) offered by the Graduate School of Commerce is recruiting individuals who have learned the fundamental theories of accounting and the basics of a broad range of disciplines, and wish to attain specialized and practical knowledge in the area of accounting. Hence, we are looking for potential students who fulfill the following requirements.
Qualification and skill requirements for enrollment in the Major in Accounting (Master’s Program) offered by the Graduate School of Commerce

(1)Individuals who possess the fundamental knowledge as well as the comprehension and language skills necessary to learn accounting
(2)Individuals who desire to receive guidance and complete a preassigned research task in the field of accounting
(3)Individuals who wish to improve upon or utilize the fundamental academic knowledge they have attained through research in the field of accounting

Doctoral Program

The Major in Accounting (Doctoral Program) offered by the Graduate School of Commerce is recruiting individuals who wish to attain knowledge that can be utilized to play a leading role in advancing society in an extensive manner by engaging in advanced research and educational activities in the field of accounting. Hence, we are looking for potential students who fulfill the following requirements.
Qualification and skill requirements for enrollment in the Major in Accounting (Doctoral Program) offered by the Graduate School of Commerce

(1)Individuals who possess the advanced specialized knowledge well as the comprehension and language skills necessary to conduct research in the field of accounting
(2)Individuals who desire to improve upon their chosen research task in the area of accounting, and receive guidance to earn a Doctoral degree
(3)Highly specialized professionals and researchers who are capable of utilizing the advanced academic knowledge they have acquired through research in the field of accounting, and individuals who aim to become educators capable of guiding these talents

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