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Graduate School of Economics

It Might be Regarded as a Study of Human Behavior

Small classes raise educational quality - Extensive international outreach - Gateway to jobs in major firms

The Department of Economics features a wide range of course offerings and faculty specializations, including economic theory, quantitative research, economic history, political economy, and labor-welfare studies. Asian studies are a notable strength. The faculty includes specialists on China, South Asia, Korea, and Russia. Our professors publish regularly on Europe and the European Union as well.

The curriculum is designed to be diverse yet systematic. Numerous introductory classes prepare entering students for specialized courses. In addition, there are many opportunities to take small classes. We take special pride in our seminars. These are two-year courses in which faculty help students to develop research skills during their third year, then guide them in writing graduate theses during their fourth year. The seminars are limited to ten students. The small numbers enable us to maintain high educational standards, and allow students to have close interaction with teachers.

In line with our strengths in area and international studies, we have expanded our cross-border exchange program. We participate every autumn in an international symposium with Jilin University in China and Chonnam National University in Korea. Students as well as faculty members take part, so they have opportunities to meet students from leading universities in other countries.

Finally, the department serves as a gateway to excellent career opportunities. Our students are regularly hired by prominent firms, from manufacturers Panasonic, Sharp, and Toyota to housing firm Daiwa House, to financial institutions Nomura Securities, Mitsui Sumitomo Bank, and Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ Bank. Moreover, we are steadily strengthening our alumni network in order to better assist students in job hunting.

There were 999 undergraduate students in 2012, including?13 from overseas, primarily China and Korea. In addition, we had?37 graduate students,?14 of them non-Japanese. Our foreign graduate students pursue both Master's and PhD degrees. MA students generally pursue business careers, and our PhD students typically go on to academic careers in Japan or in their home countries.

Courses and Main Subjects

Undergraduate courses

CoursesMain Subjects
Economics Economic Theory
Economic Statistics
Economic History
Economic Policy
Industrial Economics
International Economics

Graduate course

Modern Economy Markets & Institutions
Agents & Capabilities
Global & Regional Economies

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